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Behind closed doors with the Victorians

A new series of evening talks from June to September 2024 The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is launching a new series of evening talks in which museum curators will offer a glimpse of Victorian life behind closed doors. The talks will tackle subjects including sex, prostitution and woman’s health, as well as exploring the significance […]


Shrewsbury Food Festival Bursary Places Announced

Three local businesses have benefitted from bursary places at the upcoming Shrewsbury Food Festival. The places have been funded by Start Tech, an IT support provider based in Shrewsbury who is the official Bursary Sponsor of Shrewsbury Food Festival 2024. The bursary places are for up-and-coming businesses that would struggle to cover the cost of […]


Skip about on our Shuttle Bus, starting Saturday 25th May

The much-loved Long Mynd and Stiperstones Shuttle will be hitting the road again this weekend, Saturday 25th May. It will ply a more traditional route than last year, crossing the Long Mynd from Church Stretton and reaching out across the Stiperstones as far as Snailbeach. A considerable amount of thought and time has gone into […]


Unveiling Art Behind Bars: Shrewsbury Prison Art Experience

Embark on a  journey into the realms of creativity and transformation as Shrewsbury Prison proudly introduces Art Behind Bars this May half term.   Step beyond the confines of traditional boundaries and immerse yourself in a realm where creativity knows no limits. With complimentary access to Art Behind Bars upon entry to Shrewsbury Prison with […]


June events at Blists Hill Victorian Town

June 2024 events at Blists Hill Victorian Town This June Blists Hill Victorian Town is hosting three special events to entertain the family (and their four-legged friends). Blists Hill Dog Show Saturday 8-Sunday 9 June To start the month, Blists Hill Victorian Town will welcome back its annual dog show. Visitors who bring their four-legged […]


Half term happenings in and around Oswestry

The beach is coming! | Dinosaurs are roaming! | The bricks are building! Bank Holiday weekend in Oswestry promises to be a bonanza of family fun events. Festival Square is transformed for two days into the only beach in Shropshire! There will be deckchairs, buckets and spades and lots and lots of sand. All you […]


Shrewsbury Food Festival Launches Garden Competition with Love Plants

Love Plants at Salop Leisure has partnered with Shrewsbury Food Festival to launch a competition which will transform a local outdoor community area. Community groups across Shropshire are invited to enter by submitting their design for a new garden. The winner will receive a selection of plants and trees up to the value of £750 […]


40 years of Volunteer’s Week: England’s First Community-Owned Farm to host volunteering open afternoon

Volunteer’s Week, the annual celebration of UK volunteers, is entering its 40th year this June; and Fordhall Organic Farm is sending out an open afternoon invitation for anyone interested in joining their ranks to find out all about volunteer life on the farm. As a thriving volunteer led organisation, the community owned farm, located in […]


Dinosaurs Head for Park Hall Countryside Experience

Oswestry’s farm attraction is going dino mad this half term with ‘Jurassic Week’ from May 25th until June 2nd. The goats, sheep, ponies, cows, pigs, alpacas, chickens, rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs are going to be joined by Dora the Dino, who will meet and greet visitors every day. There will also be walkabouts with […]


Half Term Fun with English Heritage

Medieval Life at Stokesay Castle Date: 26 May – 27 May Times: 10am – 5pm Step into Medieval life at Stokesay Castle. Join us for immersive living history experiences, learn all about what it would take to prepare for battle with our “Arming the Knight” demos, and discover all about how people in the past […]


Get Your Boots Muddy: England’s First Community-Owned Farm Offers Free & Low-Cost Half Term Fun for Kids!

Fordhall Organic Farm, in Market Drayton, North Shropshire, regularly commits to providing free and low-cost family fun in nature; and May half term is no exception! A fun-packed offering of bug themed activities is ready to excite and inspire. It is well documented that getting out and about, and connecting with nature and wildlife, is […]


Tantalise your taste buds this May Half Term at Ironbridge Valley of Invention

Tantalise your taste buds this May Half Term at Ironbridge Valley of Invention Saturday 25 May-Sunday 2 June 2024   This May half term, from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June, Ironbridge Valley of Invention is offering a jam-packed menu of events and activities inspired by the theme of food. Tantalising Taste, Enginuity At […]

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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