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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

Hawkstone Park Follies

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that Shropshire has to offer at Hawkstone Park Follies. The world-famous 18th Century ruins are surrounded by epic grasslands, outstanding views, inviting caves and tremendous trolls! Perfect for any budding explorers, or someone who just wants to get out and about in the great outdoors, there’s plenty […]

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Ellesmere

Lyneal Trust Canal Holiday Boat - making holidays accessible

Lyneal Trust offers canal boat 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 […]

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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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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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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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Ironbridge

Jackfield Tile Museum

Tiles everywhere! The Victorians were on a mission – to make tiles and to use them. Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production and here you can see why. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a recreated pub, tube station, church and more. See stunning friezes, epic story-telling panels […]

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Telford

Hoo Zoo & Dinosaur World

Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World is a family-run zoo and dinosaur park located on the outskirts of Telford. It offers a fun day out for all the family with a strong message about conservation.   Hoo Zoo is a child’s paradise where  there is always something happening. A clean, friendly zoo that appeals to all […]

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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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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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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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Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Priory

The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to […]

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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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Broseley

Broseley Festival CIC

Broseley Festival is a two day music festival held in the historic town of Broseley Shropshire each year and is organised by the award winning Broseley Festival CIC – a group of volunteers who all dedicate and volunteer their own time throughout the year to fundraise to ensure this brilliant festival goes ahead. Broseley Festival […]

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