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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.

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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Ironbridge

Shropshire Raft Tours

Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes you to our scenic river boat trips, canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn located in Ironbridge, Shropshire. Electric and manual cycle hire to Bridgnorth along a cycle route is also available for those looking for an activity on dry land. […]

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Oswestry

Black Hawk Laser Games Ltd

Black Hawk Laser Games is an Indoor Laser Tag and Escape Room arena based in Oswestry, Shropshire. We offer indoor laser tag for groups of 4 – 10 persons age 7 or older.  The taggers are wireless and require no vest to be worn.  We also have an escape room for groups of 2 – […]

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Shrewsbury

Riverside Cabins

Luxury self catering holiday cabins in the heart of Shropshire Nestled on the banks of the River Perry amongst a tranquil private woodland, our luxurious riverside self-catering pods and holiday cabins are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Riverside Cabins is situated in the popular village of Baschurch in […]

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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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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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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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