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Shropshire for families with children

Shropshire is a dream destination for families with children. We have wide open spaces free from traffic where you can let them roam to their heart’s content. You don’t need to spend much money to make memories, either. Forests and hills, castles and country parks: all provide safe, imagination-fuelling adventures for the explorers in your life. Shropshire’s rich history means you can easily learn a lot without feeling like your day was ‘educational’ – if you see what we’re saying. We have many wonderful museums, including ten in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ironbridge Gorge, where young people can absorb Britain’s social and industrial history in a way that is effortlessly hands-on. Blists Hill, for example, is an open-air Victorian town museum where you can step inside shops and cottages to see what life was like in around 1900. Enjoy real fish & chips; maybe in summer ride the steam-powered carousel in the old-fashioned funfair. Elsewhere we have Acton Scott Historic Working Farm where traditional nineteenth-century farm life unfolds before your eyes.  And whether you’ve been riding a bike or taking a hike, Shropshire always has a child-friendly pub or cosy tea room to refresh tired people, big and small, at the end of an exhilarating day. Bring your kids, big and small, to Shropshire – and find the very best days out for all your family.

Shrewsbury

Black Lion Barn

Completely renovated in 2020, and concealed on a peaceful country lane, this detached country barn has striking black timber cladding and views of the Shropshire hills. It’s perfect for families and groups of up to 12 people looking to get away together. Make your way inside, feeling the warmth of the luxurious underfloor heating, in […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Falconry

We provide a wide range of experiences involving Birds of Prey, School visits, Therapy visits, Public Shows and Displays. We have indoor facilities including training / education room and indoor flying area also 5 acres of countryside for outdoor flying and talks. We have been awarded 5 stars from Trip Advisor, Groupon, Wowcher, for the […]

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Atcham

Attingham Park

An 18th-century estate for all seasons with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion. The National Trust’s Attingham Park, one Shropshire’s finest country estate, has been the setting for astutely accumulated fortunes, overspending and financial ruin, a story of love and neglect, and revival and rediscovery. Bequeathed to the National Trust in 1947 by Thomas, […]

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Market Drayton

Peatswood Clockhouse

“The Clockhouse is the perfect escape to relax with family and friends!” Part of the Peatswood Estate, the Peatswood Clockhouse is set within 500 acres of stunning parkland and farmland, with far reaching views of Shropshire and Staffordshire. Formerly a stable block to the now deceased Peatswood Hall, the four bedroom Clockhouse provides light-filled living […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the […]

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Telford,

Exotic Zoo Wildlife Park

Exotic Zoo Educational Zoo in the heart of Telford Town Park, providing extraordinary WILD days out. We work hard to mix our passion for educating people with an immersive experience to engage and excite people about our amazing planet and the animals that call it their home. 💚 Our exotic animals are ready to greet […]

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Colehurst

Colehurst Lake

Colehurst Lake is the perfect place to escape, discover and unwind. Set in the idyllic and beautiful countryside of Shropshire we are surrounded by fields and woodland. We wanted to set up ‘ready made’ tents to allow people to experience camping at its best, without having to buy and bring all of the gear – […]

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Market Drayton

Fordhall Farm

Spend a magical holiday in our Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts, privately situated on our 140 acre organic farm in North Shropshire’s Tern Valley. Our two yurts are interconnected, providing the perfect getaway for up to six people. One is used as the bedroom and the other the living space. We only rent this as one unit, […]

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Whittington

Whittington Castle

Welcome to Whittington Castle Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99-year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its […]

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Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Go Wild Creating Memories! Alderford Lake is the perfect destination for summer family fun- from our incredible 120 person aquapark, to paddleboard hire, to our twist on Escape Rooms this is a must visit destination. Your summer starts at Alderford Lake. Onsite we also have incredible selection of food options, including our Snugburys Ice Cream […]

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Shrewsbury

Bicton House Camping & Caravanning

Bicton House Camping & Caravanning is located on a family-run working farm in the heart of beautiful Shropshire, three miles outside of the historic town of Shrewsbury and within easy acces of the wonderful Welsh border. There are 44 pitches in total, 22 of which come with electric hook-ups, and a choice of two fields: Barn […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

One of the UK’s top folk festivals in the heart for Shrewsbury A little bit of heaven”… Mark Radcliffe, Six Music / BBC Radio 2 | “Everyone is so friendly. It is like a big family really” – festivalgoer | “Amazingly friendly festival. Great atmosphere” – festivalgoer Shrewsbury Folk Festival manages to combine an international line-up […]

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Shrewsbury

Hickory's Smokehouse

Situated on Victoria Quay in the heart of the town, along the banks of the beautiful river Severn, we’re open & smokin’ 7 days a week from 11am-11pm and we can’t wait to welcome you. Here at Hickory’s we’re a family friendly restaurant & bar, with a menu bursting with smokehouse classics & BBQ favourites. […]

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