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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 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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Ellesmere

Lyneal Trust Wharf Cottage - making holidays accessible

Lyneal Trust offers holidays in beautiful Shropshire for people with disabilities, illness or injury, or any other vulnerability and their family, friends and carers who may accompany them. The Llangollen Canal weaves backwards and forwards across the Shropshire and Cheshire borders and into Clwyd and on its way passes through some of the finest scenery […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Shrewsbury Quarry Park Enjoy the natural beauty of the River Severn from a unique perspective. Shrewsbury Canoe Hire offers you 1 hour canoe hire sessions and half day canoe hire from The Quarry Park, in the heart of Shrewsbury with our Turn up and hire a canoe services. Attingham Park We also offer 1 hour […]

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Telford

Treasure Map Trails

Treasure Map Trails are treasure maps of real towns for 5 to 12-year-olds. They’re a printed A3 map that kids can follow, using road names and recognisable buildings to find their way around as they search for treasures such as statues, sculptures, and quirky signs. Every map is beautifully illustrated with a fantasy theme to […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Farmshop

Ludlow Farmshop – a one-of-a-kind shopping environment where farming, passion for great food and retail come together to create an award-winning experience. We are part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate which extends to 8,000 acres of Shropshire countryside of which we farm in hand 6,500 acres. All of our beef, lamb and […]

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Shrewsbury

Hire a Canoe Ltd

Explore the river above and around Shrewsbury! Hire a Canoe offers high-quality and reliable canoe, kayak and paddle board (SUP) hire on the River Severn. We cater for everyone, including families, couples, friends and corporate days out. Dogs are welcome! Choose from a peaceful 12-mile river trip with free minibus transport, two-hour canoe, kayak or […]

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Shrewsbury

Riverside Cabins & Lodges

Boutique self catering cabins and lodges with hot tubs in the heart of Shropshire Nestled on the banks of the River Perry amongst a tranquil private woodland, our luxurious cabins and woodland lodges are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle.  All of our 2 and 3 bedroomed lodges have their own private […]

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Powys

Bank Farm Caravans

Bank Farm Caravan Park is a small select high quality holiday park situated near Welshpool on the Shropshire/Mid Wales border and has been owned by the Bebb/Corfield family for over 80 years. David, Gill, Rob and Sarah offer you a warm welcome to our family run park with breathtaking views of the Long Mountain and […]

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Worthen

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

Love2Stay - Safari Glamping

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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LUDLOW

Woodland Escapes

Discover how it feels to wake up in 45 acres of Shropshire’s beautiful countryside in one of our unique woodland retreats. Included in the Daily Mirrors top ten Glamping Sites, AirBNB Superhosts, awarded a certificate of excellence from Booking.Com and recently featured on the BBC’s Escape to the Country, Woodland Escapes is second to none. Stay in […]

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Ironbridge

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated Victorian Town. You can discover more about Victorian life as you meet the ‘Victorian’ townsfolk. No cars. No TV. Just tons of fun! Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real […]

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