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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.

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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Shrewsbury, Uffington, Telford and Clun

Adventure Out Games in Shropshire

AdventureOut! Games are themed, interactive and Covid-Safe outdoor adventure games, in dramatic locations throughout the UK.  In Shropshire, we have games running at four English Heritage sites: Acton Burnell Castle, Buildwas Abbey, Clun Castle and Haughmond Abbey throughout Spring and Summer 2021. At each site, participants will collaborate together in small groups to solve puzzles […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

Canoeing is an idyllic way to explore our local area from the water.  We are based at two of the county’s most beautiful locations, offering safe easy accessibility to paddling and wonderful experiences for all. Shrewsbury Quarry Park Take a step out of the town with us, onto a boat and become completely immersed in […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury eBike Hire

Shrewsbury eBike Hire Electric bikes make visiting Shrewsbury and the surrounding area literally a breeze.  Imagine getting out and about, seeing the sights without hardly breaking a sweat, well that’s what eBiking is all about.  Recapture the freedom and excitement of cycling – without all the hard work. They are loads of fun, accessible for […]

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Telford

Shropshire Festivals

SHROPSHIRE FESTIVALS· An events company that specialises in fun events across Shropshire and beyond. Best known for Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest, Field to Fork Festival and many more…. we also help other businesses run their PR, marketing and events bringing expertise, fun and ideas.

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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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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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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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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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Ellesmere

Oteley

Explore the hidden gardens and grounds of Oteley, Ellesmere. 10acres of gardens to investigate at your leisure, which includes a boathouse, walled garden, tower, swiss cottage and stunning views across the mere. Open on Saturday 11th September and 9th October 10am to 5pm with local market. The 2,000-acre estate has remained in the same family […]

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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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