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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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Market Drayton

Fordhall Farm

Spend a magical holiday in our Shropshire-made Mongolian yurts, privately situated on our 140 acre organic farm in North Shropshire’s Tern Valley. Our two yurts are interconnected, providing the perfect getaway for up to six people. One is used as the bedroom and the other the living space. We only rent this as one unit, […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Castle, 10-12 September 2021

Ludlow Food Festival, in partnership with Wardington’s Original Ludlow Gin, is back and doing what it does best – delivering the best names in the business along with a wide range of top-quality food and drink producers from across the Welsh Marches. Visitors can expect all the activities the UK’s original food festival is famous for – […]

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Oswestry

Black Hawk Laser Games Ltd

Black Hawk offers Laser Tag, Virtual Reality Games and 2 Escape Rooms.  We are based at Unit 4 Mile Oak Industrial Estate, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 8GA. Laser tag gaming is perfect for parties, groups and individuals.  It can be used for team building and corporate events as well as individuals playing to improve confidence, self […]

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Ironbridge

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Is iron the greatest material ever made? Find out how iron, and particularly Coalbrookdale iron, changed the course of the world. See stunning exhibits, exquisite art castings and functional cookware all made from iron. Stop by the brand-new destination restaurant, the Furnace Kitchen, now open for all visitors. Things To See CAST-IRON CRAZY Be wowed […]

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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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Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway

Come join the Severn Valley Railway to step back in time 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 […]

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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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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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Shrewsbury

Wroxeter Roman City

Discover urban-living 2,000 years ago at Viriconium (Wroxeter) – once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain. Wander the remains of the bathhouse and explore a reconstructed town house from a city which was almost as large as Pompeii. Discover the daily lives of the people who lived here with the audio tour and through […]

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Colehurst

Colehurst Lake Fishing

Colehurst Lake has two spring-fed pools, Colehurst Lake itself and Maylea Pool, which were originally formed in 1990 and have been restored over the last three years to allow the re-establishment of a commercial fishery. Stocked with Carp (Mirror, Common, Koi, Ghost and Wild), Roach and Pike & Perch either water is a great place to […]

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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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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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