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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?

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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Craven Arms

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Meet our Mammoth, enjoy our exhibition and explore our 30 acre meadow! We are based in the stunning Shropshire Hills, on the side of the A49 in Craven Arms. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are the perfect place to begin your exploration of the area. Experience the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition. Relax in our […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Fusing Ideas Glass Studio

Glass Art and functional designs: At Fusing Ideas Glass, artisan/designer Jill Bagnall creates stunning, contemporary kiln formed studio glass, by hand, from start to finish. Her range includes unique functional glass for the home, 2D & 3D glass art and hand finished jewellery. Individual gifts for yourselves or others, or to enhance your home or […]

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Shrewsbury

Sabrina Boat

Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with retractable roof and sides on the top deck. We are an independent business, based in Shropshire. Our focus is to provide a first-class service to both day and evening passengers on our river […]

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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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CRAVEN ARMS

The Great Escape Company

We are an outdoor adventure company based on the Great Hagley Estate in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills. A fabulous venue for birthday parties, stag and hen activities, corporate events, school outings, tourist groups and family get togethers. Come and soar with us at The Great Escape on one of England’s longest zip lines. Embark on […]

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Oswestry

Rednal Karting

1050 metre outdoor circuit with great facilities perfect for Birthday Parties, Stag Do’s & Corporate Team Building. Rednal Karting is situated on the Rednal Industrial Estate just off the A5 near Oswestry. The track is approximately 1km long and consists off two long straights and some great technical areas. The staff at Rednal Karting are […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Flower Show

This year would have been the 133rd Shrewsbury Flower Show, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it, like most other events, has been cancelled. But it’s not all doom and gloom, Shropshire Horticultural Society – led by the chair of the marketing sub-committee, Amanda Jones, will instead hold a ‘virtual’ event between 12noon and 8pm […]

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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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Oswestry

Park Hall The Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience the multi award winning farm park offers a brilliant day out for the whole family – you will be spoilt for choice! We not only have an adorable selection of farm animals for you to meet, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, go karts, junior driving school, World […]

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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 Golf Course

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS VISITORS AT LUDLOW GOLF CLUB We offer all visitors a warm and friendly welcome every day of the week and also at weekends. The clubhouse is open throughout the day serving tasty pre-game snacks and delicious and satisfying meals to round off a good game of golf. Why not make your […]

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