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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.

Craven Arms

Westhope Country Retreats

Westhope Country Retreats is a family run, peaceful rural retreat set on our 250-acre farm in the tranquil Shropshire countryside. We offer award winning, family and pet friendly staycations in our 4 star gold holiday cottages all with private gardens and hot tubs. The valley is a delightful hideaway with few dwellings, beautiful scenery and a […]

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Oswestry

Park Hall The Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience the multi award winning farm park offers a brilliant day out for the whole family – you will be spoilt for choice! We not only have an adorable selection of farm animals for you to meet, there are indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, go karts, junior driving school, World […]

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Shrewsbury

Riverside Cabins & Lodges

Boutique self catering cabins and lodges with hot tubs in the heart of Shropshire Nestled on the banks of the River Perry amongst a tranquil private woodland, our luxurious cabins and woodland lodges are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle.  All of our 4 bedroomed lodges have their own private hot tub, […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

Welcome to Ludlow Castle, one of the finest medieval ruins in England. Set in the glorious Shropshire countryside at the heart of the superb, bustling black & white market town of Ludlow. Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the […]

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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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Shrewsbury

Theatre Severn

If you enjoy live entertainment, plays, musicals, comedy, dance and live music, or you’re looking for a great night out, Theatre Severn is the place to go. With two auditoriums, a stylish bar housed in an old chapel and terraces offering stunning views across the River Severn and rooftops of Shrewsbury, this is the perfect […]

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Bishop's Wood

Boscobel House

Enjoy a day out at Boscobel House and its famous The Royal Oak as you discover one of the most dramatic escape stories in English History. Explore the picturesque timber-framed hunting lodge where King Charles II famously took refuge in 1651 after fleeing for his life following Civil War defeat. Peer into the priest hole […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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