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A right royal celebration is on the horizon! May 6th marks the crowning of Britain’s 62nd monarch with the coronation of their Majesties King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort. There are heaps of special events taking place in Shropshire to help you celebrate!

Afternoon tea at the British Ironworks Centre

Join in at the Ironworks to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. Enjoy a traditionally English afternoon tea whilst watching the coronation live on the big screen. Includes all of King Charles’ favourites: Cucumber sandwiches, Royal fruit scones, battenberg & fruit cake amongst other accompaniments.

When?  – 6th May

Tickets: https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/event_item/best-of-british-royal-coronation-celebration/


Make nature crowns for the Coronation

This special coronation weekend head to Attingham Park to create a nature crown!


Pick up your crown from Visitor Reception on arrival and then decorate the band by adding nature’s precious jewels. What will you find on your walk? A rare feather, a beautiful fallen leaf or a striking blade of grass? These are all nature’s precious jewels and worthy decorations to a royal crown! What will yours look like?

When? – May 5th – May 8th

Find out more here


Coronation Picnic at Ludlow Castle

Enjoy a picnic in Ludlow Castle as part of the national Big Lunch celebrations!

There will be a selection of food and drink vendors on site.

12.00 noon to 6.00pm.

Free admission Sunday 7th May


Wellington’s Coronation Party

On Saturday the 6th May, head to Wellington Market Square for a big celebration! With live music, free face painting and balloon modelling, street entertainers and free coronation cupcakes, it’s sure to be a fantastic party!

Find out more here


Ride in style on the Severn Valley Railway

Bring out the bunting and get ready for a right royal day of celebrations as we join together for the Coronation of King Charles III.

For the coronation day, celebrate in style on the Severn Valley Railway! The Engine House will be full of miniature marvels for the Spring Model Railway Weekend.

It promises to be a historical moment and, with so much planned at the SVR, you won’t want to miss it!

  • There’ll be a huge screen on Kidderminster concourse to allow you to watch the coronation in a beautiful heritage location
  • There will be a a magician keeping the kids entertained!
  • Great British Afternoon Tea will be available from the Valley Suite for a tasty treat

When? Saturday 6th May

Tickets: https://svr.co.uk/event/coronation-day-big-screen-at-kidderminster-station/


Where to watch the coronation on the big screen?


Coronation in the Castle

If you’re looking for a quirky spot to watch the day unfold, head to Shrewsbury Castle!



Coronation Live in the park

Oswestry Town Council invites residents and visitors to enjoy a live screening of the King’s Coronation in Oswestry’s Cae Glas Park on the 6th of May.

The day promises to be a great way to enjoy a giant tea party and celebrate this historic occasion in Oswestry’s beautiful park in the centre of town.

In addition to a giant screen showing the ceremonial events, there will be children’s rides, magicians, circus performers, face-painting, Alpacas, stalls, street food and live music from Porth-y-Waen brass band and local artist Kizzy-Mae. The event is free, however there will be a small charge for the children’s rides and donations to the event can be made to local children’s hospice, Hope House.

Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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