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An abundant choice of activities in Shropshire means your visit can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you choose. Or a mixture of both, of course. For every visitor, every mood, every type of holiday, Shropshire has myriad activities to make your time here special. Explore Shropshire by leg power. We have seemingly infinite footpaths for walking, cycle paths for pedalling and wonderful bridleways for horseriding. It’s the perfect way to slow down and admire our county’s beauty up close, hedgerow by hedgerow. If you have young children, they may love meeting animals at one of Shropshire’s family-friendly farm parks. Or climbing a hill or exploring castle ruins. Shropshire is liberating and exhilarating for children: help them escape roads and crowds and let them discover true freedom. Shropshire outdoor leisure activities include mountain boarding, clay pigeon shooting, quad trekking, archery, climbing, paintballing and fishing. You can even glide over the Long Mynd in a two-seat glider. If you love to get out on water, try canoeing, rafting or stand-up paddleboarding on the stunning River Severn. For a more sedate experience, take a narrowboat out on our canals in north Shropshire.Shropshire is home to several highly regarded golf courses. One Shropshire golf course, in the Welsh Marches, features a hole where you can stand with one leg in England, the other in Wales. Now you know about activities in Shropshire, the only question is: which one will you do first?

Shrewsbury

The Quarry

The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury’s most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam. At […]

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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come and join us for a day on the rails and make lasting memories. Discover the wonders of Worcestershire and Shropshire on the Severn Valley Railway. A perfect day out for all the family. Set across 16 miles of awe-inspiring countryside, jump aboard a steam train and discover the wonders like The Engine House Heritage […]

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Ludlow

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Wheely Wonderful Cycling is based just on the border of England and Wales. Run by Kay and Chris Dartnell, from their base; Petchfield Farm. We have been organising cycling holidays for over 25 years. Shropshire is a perfect destination for cycling holidays, breathtaking scenery, quiet country lanes and a great welcome from our handpicked Shropshire hotels, […]

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Ellesmere

Swimfinity (Open Water Swim Coaching - The Mere)

Coached 1-2-1 and small group open water swimming sessions at The Mere, (Ellesmere, Shropshire) by Swim England Licensed tutor, teacher and coach Nicola Bainbridge. Swimming in ‘The Mere’, (Ellesmere, Shropshire) is restricted by local bylaws and not permitted with the exception of approved groups and official events. Swimfinity are therefore thrilled to have secured permission […]

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Shropshire

Byways Breaks

Byways Breaks walking and cycling holidays in Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales Byways Breaks have been arranging self-led walking and cycling holidays for more than 20 years. We know the best places to stay, and our holidays are carefully planned to explore the most beautiful countryside, visit places of interest and stop at the best pubs […]

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Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Beautiful lakeside cafe set in 47 acres of grounds. Serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas seven days a week. Take in the stunning views as you walk around the lake or let the children play on the playground as you relax by the waters edge. Alderford Lake offers wild swimming, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking and […]

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Shrewsbury

Love2Stay

Caravanning and Glamping just how you want it! Looking for a UK holiday park that offers luxury and service as standard? So were we – that’s why we’ve carefully developed the Love2Stay resort to offer you everything that you need to unwind and reconnect with the world around you. We’ve worked through everything to the […]

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Craven Arms

Great Hagley Holiday Accommodation with Activities

A small country estate nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Shropshire countryside. The Estate has two properties, The Annex and The Bunkhouse, which are available to rent for long weekends or week-long holidays. Whether you’re enjoying an escape for two in The Annex or bunking down with 20 of your […]

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Montgomery

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard is a small, family-run, English vineyard situated on the Welsh / English border of rural Shropshire. Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, on what was the Roman Fort of Pentreheyling, the vineyard resides at the eastern tip of the Vale of Kerry – an area of exceptional beauty, just […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Fringe

Bursting with some of the liveliest, most entertaining performances from local, national and international touring artists, there’s always something special to appeal to culture vultures of all ages at the Ludlow Fringe Festival.  Taking place annually in the beautiful, medieval, market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire, it has grown to become one of the […]

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Craven Arms

BOBBY BRITNELL

Art and Textile Courses at Moor Hall, hope to commence late August for the Autumn term. Our courses are delivered by quality tutors with students attending from all over the world.    Whether you are local or visiting Shropshire for the first time our courses are available for all. COURSE DATES and TIMES for 2020 Courses […]

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Telford

Shropshire Festivals

SHROPSHIRE FESTIVALS· An events company that specialises in fun events across Shropshire and beyond. Best known for Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Winter Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest and many more…. we also help other businesses run their PR, marketing and events bringing expertise, fun and ideas.

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Oswestry

Cambrian Heritage Railways

“Securing the restoration of the Cambrian Railways in order to preserve the unique Railway Heritage of Oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance.”

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