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Visiting Shropshire with the family this Autumn or need ideas for October half term? Planning family holidays and days out can be stressful! That’s why we want to make it as easy for you as we can, Scroll down for all our suggestions for things to do with the kids to make your trip special!

RAF Cosford

Kids activities at RAF Museum Cosford

Ready to get up close to some impressive aircraft? The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is one of the UK’s largest aviation collections and houses over 1.3 million objects spanning more than a century of aviation history. This impressive site boasts hours of fun for the whole family, a must when visiting Shropshire!


Things to do with the kids at Love2stay

This outdoor adventure resort will get the kids active with fun-filled activities including den building, swimming, an assault course, paddleboarding, archery and much more! Fuel up at the love coffee shop or grab lunch at the restaurant. You don’t have to be staying on-site to use these facilities, but it’s well worth a stay in one of their luxury glamping pods if you choose to!

Hawkstone follies

Exploring Hawkstone Follies

A 100 Acre adventure parkland to get lost in! with gullies, caves, towers and bridges to explore it’s unless fun for the little ones and parents! Fancy a spot of troll hunting? This magical interactive trail is included in with your ticket, find the giants chair, collect the ingredients for magical spells and be careful! The trolls could be hiding behind every corner…

Pumpkinfest at Park Hall Countryside Experience

How are your Pumpkin carving skills?

Pumpkinfest runs from 17th October – 1st November and is Halloween fun that won’t terrify the little ones! Every child gets to pick, carve and take home their own pumpkin as well as enjoy all the fun activities Park Hall has to offer. Meet the furry friends, ride behind a tractor and explore the spooky scarecrow trail. Don’t forget your best fancy dress for a chance to win fun prizes (that means the adults too!).

Rednall Karting

Speed mad? Challenge your family to a race at Rednal Karting, this 1100m all-weather track will put you through your paces and only one family member can come out on top!

Severn Valley Railway

Events and things to do at Severn Valley Railway

All aboard! The train is about to depart!

Watch the steam billow out the chimneys and feel the train rumbling beneath your feet on board the Severn Valley Railway. This 16-mile heritage railway will take you back in time with unrivalled views of the Shropshire Hills. Looking for something particularly spectacular? The Scream Train event is not one to miss! This spooky experience is at Severn Valley Railway’s Kidderminster station, just 25 minutes from Bridgnorth. You’ll enjoy your own private compartment as the train peacefully chugs along the tracks, just don’t look at what lurks in the dark corridor…or who/what is standing on the platforms of the haunted stations as you pass!

Need ideas for where to eat? check out our food & drink page for nearby family-friendly restaurants.

Accommodation need sorting? check out our quirky accommodation page to make your trip extra special!

Need more ideas for things to do with the kids? head over to our family fun page 

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