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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.

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

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 offers many activities so you don’t have to drive anywhere to enjoy an action-packed day during your stay. Come soar with us on one of England’s longest zip lines through the stunning South Shropshire countryside and […]

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Oswestry

Old Oswestry Hill Fort

Old Oswestry Hillfort – this spectacular, dramatic & mysterious 3,000-year-old hill fort marks the beginning of one of Britain’s oldest settlements, Oswestry. Old Oswestry was built and occupied during the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43) and is one of the best-preserved hill forts in Britain. It is on the outskirts of town and […]

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Shrewsbury

Haughmond Hill - Forestry England

Haughmond Hill, located just to the east of Shrewsbury, is the perfect place to escape outdoors. The beautiful forest is located on top of the hill and offers fantastic views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury, to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond. There are four waymarked walking trails of varying lengths to suit […]

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Whitchurch

Alderford Lake

Go Wild Creating Memories! Alderford Lake is the perfect destination for summer family fun- from our incredible 135 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

The Quarry

The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury’s most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam. At […]

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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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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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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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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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Shrewsbury

Love2Stay - Glamping

We offer different types of luxury glamping accommodations – all come fully equipped with all of the necessities you’ll need during your stay, making them the ideal home away from home. Safari Lodge – Sophisticated design and luxury furnishings. Enjoy the cosiness of the Safari lodge, top of the Love2Stay range. This lodge comes with […]

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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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London

Camp Bestival Shropshire 17th - 20st August 2023

Join us for  Camp Bestival Shropshire, a stellar sister show to the UK’s favourite family festival coming to Weston Park* 17th-20st August 2023. Following hot on the heels of the pioneering Dorset-based jamboree which will take place next July, Camp Bestival Shropshire will be bringing all the unique and essential elements of the original Camp Bestival […]

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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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