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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

Shrewsbury Walking Tours

Discover Shrewsbury’s medieval with our guided walking tours. Meeting at 2:15pm under the Clive of India Statue, dive straight in and explore the history and buildings of Shrewsbury during a 90 minute walk around this historic town. Let by knowledgeable and passionate local guides, each walking tour offers a unique perspective of over 1100 years […]

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Shrewsbury

Dipp'd Cookies and Donuts

The perfect destination for a sweet treat.  We handcraft authentic American sugar cookies and our own recipe chocolate and double chocolate cookies inhouse.  We also sell donuts by Planet Doughnut alongside locally sourced coffee from iron and Fire and delicious ice cream from Shropshire Ice Cream. With sit in and takeaway, we’re a family run […]

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Ellesmere

The Mere at Ellesmere

We can thank the retreating glaciers of the last ice age for North Shropshire’s many ‘Meres and Mosses’. The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest of them all and offers a great location to explore the mainly flat trails. Take in the views of the mere, the ancient Motte and Bailey, pleasure gardens and nineteenth […]

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Shrewsbury

Climbing The Walls

State of the art climbing center, complete with Bouldering, Top Roping, Dedicated Lead Climbing, and our incredible Action Walls! Climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun; suitable for all ages, abilities and experience levels, we have something for everyone to try.

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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, Shropshire Oktoberfest, Field to Fork Festival and many more…. we also help other businesses run their PR, marketing and events bringing expertise, fun and ideas.

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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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Craven Arms

Westhope Country Retreats

Westhope Country Retreats – the perfect place to escape to the country to relax and unwind. We are a family run business who offer a home from home vibe with our six quality barn conversions to suit any occasion be it birthdays, anniversaries, friend reunions, or just. a quality family get away. Situated in a […]

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Nr. Oswestry

Whittington Together

Whittington Together is a Community Organisation to promote Village Events, the varied Charitable and Voluntary Groups, as well as the local Businesses within the Parish of Whittington, which is located near to Oswestry in Shropshire

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Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Museum

Can you name the town that was the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games? If you said Much Wenlock, you’re spot on. At the Much Wenlock Museum you’ll discover how Baron Pierre de Coubertin was inspired to start the modern Olympics when he visited the Much Wenlock Olympian Games. You’ll also find out about the […]

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Nr Shifnal

Weston Park

Enjoy the great outdoors at Weston Park. With 1,000 acres of wonderful to explore, the adventures across our estate are endless. Enjoy woodland walks, soak up the fresh air and take in the breath-taking views across the estate. At Weston, we don’t do out of bounds, so bring the dog, the bikes and a picnic […]

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Oswestry

Adrenaline Sporting Events

We are a Shropshire based events company bringing you awesome events in great locations across Shropshire, Powys and North Wales. We have a selection of running events and talks with high profile sports personalities.

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Ironbridge

Shropshire Raft Tours

Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes you to our canoe and kayak hire, mini-raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire all along the beautiful River Severn. Your 7 mile trip starts in Coalport and finishes in Bridgnorth.  We provide all the equipment including free minibus transport. We allow up to 4 hours to paddle the […]

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Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle

Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and climb to the top of a fairy-tale tower for breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills. Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of […]

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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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