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Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

16th November 2017 | Gorgeous things for Gorgeous People… The Gorgeous Christmas Craft & Food Fair at Enginuity

The long-running Gorgeous contemporary designer craft fair returns to Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge this November and, for the first time in its history, entry is free. That means you can save your money for all the lovely things you’ll find there. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

15th November 2017 | Ludlow Food Centre named ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year’ at prestigious awards ceremony.

The Butchery department in Ludlow Food Centre, headed by John Brereton was announced as the ‘Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year 2017’ at the prestigious awards ceremony in London, coming out on top to beat competition from finalists Delifonseca Dockside in Liverpool and Fodder Food Hall in Harrogate. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

14th November 2017 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches 50 Mile, Mass Participation Walk!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is set to launch a brand new mass participation challenge walk next year. The “Shropshire Way 80K” will be taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the route is 80km (50 miles) in length with the aim being to complete the circuit in less than 24 hours. The route follows almost exclusively the Shropshire way on either the Main Route or its subsidiary paths. Read More...

Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire !  Great prizes when you guess its height

8th November 2017 | Is this the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire ! Great prizes when you guess its height

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just installed possibly the tallest Christmas tree in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop’s courtyard is now decorated with a huge Norway Spruce Christmas tree, ready for the two day Apley Christmas Market, 10-4pm on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November. Read More...

Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

7th November 2017 | Pop-Up Avalanche Restaurant, Shrewsbury Quarry Park

Christmastime in Shrewsbury is a magical time of year. The city comes alive with artistic and creative energy, and the town square is decorated with careful attention. The last farmer’s market and arts & crafts market of the year are inundated with cheerful shoppers in the lead-up to Christmas Eve. Read More...

A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

7th November 2017 | A controversial Sculpture of King Midas gets nationwide press coverage.

e British Ironwork Centre's latest creation has been unveiled at the British ironwork Centre. The sculpture, made from two thousand £1 and £2 coins resembles the legendary myth of 'King Midas', the king whose gift of turning everything to gold became a curse. Read More...

Mrs Beeton’s Christmas  An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

7th November 2017 | Mrs Beeton’s Christmas An evening with Food Historian and TV presenter Dr Annie Gray Coalbrookdale Monday 27th November

Food historian and TV and radio presenter Dr Annie Gray will be giving a festive-themed talk looking at Christmas in mid-Victorian times through the eyes of Isabella Beeton. Taking place in the Engine Shop at Coalbrookdale on Monday evening, 27th November, ‘Mrs Beeton’s Christmas’ is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

7th November 2017 | Local Charity Continues Offer of Free Cookery Course!

Running Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms, local charity Grow Cook Learn, is committed to connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. Read More...

Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

6th November 2017 | Remembrance Sunday Service to be held at Cosford

On Sunday 12 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. Read More...

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town    Saturday 4th November

1st November 2017 | Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 4th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 4th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display. Read More...

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

1st November 2017 | LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick History, on Friday 9 February 2018. Read More...

Innovative Pork, Beetroot & Apple sausage from Ludlow butcher wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week

31st October 2017 | Innovative Pork, Beetroot & Apple sausage from Ludlow butcher wins a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week

A Pork, Beetroot & Apple Sausage made by Ludlow Food Centre has been given a national award to celebrate UK Sausage Week, which runs from 30th October to 5th November. Read More...

Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

26th October 2017 | Rare aircraft on show during Open Week

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be one of the highlights at the Conservation Centre Open Week taking place on 13-18 November 2018. Read More...

Autumn Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

24th October 2017 | Autumn Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Struggling to know what to do with the children this October half term? With fun for all the family, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Autumn jam-packed with activities to suit all ages. Read More...

The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

23rd October 2017 | The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Local Military Historian, Kenneth Wright will be visiting Severn Valley Country Park as part of a series of talks to be held in the visitor centre over the winter months. Read More...

Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

19th October 2017 | Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury. Read More...

Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

17th October 2017 | Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process. Read More...

Half term model making at Cosford

16th October 2017 | Half term model making at Cosford

October half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup. Read More...

BIG NEWS: The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

16th October 2017 | BIG NEWS: The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

After recent news of the win of the ‘Best Arts Project’ in the prestigious National Lottery Awards, it has was announced on Friday that the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will rise again next Easter in an ultimate ‘Resurrection Tour’ and visit a number of sites around the UK including Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire. Read More...

Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

13th October 2017 | Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117). Read More...

Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

11th October 2017 | Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

The Spookley Pumpkin Festival is back again at Apley Farm Shop this Autumn, 14-15 Oct & during the October half term week 21-29 Oct. Read More...

Ironbridge Annual Lecture By Loyd Grossman, Chairman, Heritage Alliance Heritage in the Post Truth World

11th October 2017 | Ironbridge Annual Lecture By Loyd Grossman, Chairman, Heritage Alliance Heritage in the Post Truth World

This year’s Annual Ironbridge Lecture, ‘Heritage in the Post Truth World’, will be presented by Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance in the Engine Shop at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale on Tuesday evening, 31st October. Read More...

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

6th October 2017 | British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

The British Ironwork Centre is to create a statue replicating the story of King Midas! The Myth of King Midas depicts the Kings gift of turning everything he touches to Gold, which later turns out to be a curse. Read More...

Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town  Saturday, 28th October

3rd October 2017 | Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday, 28th October

Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 28th October when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky. Read More...

Craven Arms Community Bonfire is back at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

3rd October 2017 | Craven Arms Community Bonfire is back at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Craven Arms Community Bonfire returns after 25 years! Join the team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Saturday 28th October for a bonfire and fireworks display. With fun for all the family, come along from 4.30pm to get spooky with seasonal craft activities before the gates to the bonfire open at 6.30pm. Read More...

Local Family Business Supports International Charity

27th September 2017 | Local Family Business Supports International Charity

South Shropshire business and chamber member, Eaton Manor, is supporting an international charity, The International Egg Foundation (IEF), in its bid to improve nutrition, health and education in developing countries, by increasing egg production and consumption. Read More...

Poetry Reading by Gillian Clarke at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

22nd September 2017 | Poetry Reading by Gillian Clarke at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Join us at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 29 September 2017 for the book launch of Gillian Clarke’s amazing new collection, ‘Zoology’. Read More...

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

21st September 2017 | Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills. Read More...

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

18th September 2017 | New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's commercial and catering operations at Carding Mill Valley for the last eight years and previously converted an old public house in Cheshire into one of the region's finest gastro pubs. Grant will join the charity on October 9th. Read More...

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

15th September 2017 | Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups. Read More...

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

14th September 2017 | Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK. Read More...

Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

12th September 2017 | Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity Grow Cook Learn has the aim of connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. They now have a pop up kitchen, kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival and are making the most of it with popular cookery courses for adults and children with everything from Cooking with Dinosaurs for children to cooking Sizzling Somosas with adults. Read More...

Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

8th September 2017 | Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there. Read More...

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

7th September 2017 | Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time. Read More...

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

5th September 2017 | BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot. Read More...

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

31st August 2017 | St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks. Read More...

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

23rd August 2017 | Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions. Read More...

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

22nd August 2017 | 75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today! Read More...

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

21st August 2017 | Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017. Read More...

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

15th August 2017 | Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft. Read More...

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

15th August 2017 | Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to explore the grounds and parts of the house at Stokesay Court, near Ludlow, where so much of the action in the film version of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel took place. Read More...

English Heritage unveils new Stokesay Castle Tea Room

11th August 2017 | English Heritage unveils new Stokesay Castle Tea Room

One of Shropshire’s most popular tourist attractions will be offering visitors a warmer welcome than ever from today (Friday 11th August), as English Heritage’s new tea room at Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, opens to the public. Read More...

Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

10th August 2017 | Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution. Read More...

“Free From” Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

8th August 2017 | “Free From” Cookery Course at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Back by popular demand, Milly Rees returns to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre with her Free From Gluten and Dairy Cookery Course. Read More...

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

4th August 2017 | A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands. Read More...

Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

4th August 2017 | Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

31st July 2017 | Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August. Read More...

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

25th July 2017 | Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds. Read More...

 Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

25th July 2017 | Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

25th July 2017 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages. Read More...

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge  at St Mary’s Family Event

12th July 2017 | Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches. Read More...

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

7th July 2017 | Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892. Read More...

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

6th July 2017 | Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top! Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for  major National Lottery award

4th July 2017 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for major National Lottery award

Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards. Read More...

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

3rd July 2017 | Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary groups and recognises excellence in activities carried out by community groups. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

29th June 2017 | Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards! Read More...

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

29th June 2017 | Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first  Steampunk Weekend Festival   ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

26th June 2017 | Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

26th June 2017 | New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones. Read More...

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

26th June 2017 | Proms and Prosecco in the Park

Proms and Prosecco in the Park takes place at the beautiful Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport on Saturday 9th September. Read More...

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017 | Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors. Read More...

One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

21st June 2017 | One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other. Read More...

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017 | Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats. Read More...

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

19th June 2017 | Modellers gear up for flying weekend

The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun. Read More...

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

19th June 2017 | New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park. Read More...

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

16th June 2017 | Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular. Read More...

Arlene Phillips reveals all from 40 years in showbusiness at the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury 22nd October 2017!

14th June 2017 | Arlene Phillips reveals all from 40 years in showbusiness at the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury 22nd October 2017!

Emma Brünjes Productions (ebp) are delighted to announce that ARLENE! The Glitz. The Glamour. The Gossip. will come to the Theatre Severn Shrewsbury on Sunday 22 October, as part of Arlene Phillips’ debut national tour. Read More...

Local businesses raise a glass to 50 years of working together

14th June 2017 | Local businesses raise a glass to 50 years of working together

Business relationships can be very transient these days with companies chasing every penny of profit and often sacrificing service and loyalty. However two local independent business families – Tanners Wines and the Subbianis of the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel - are celebrating 50 years of working together. Read More...

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017 | WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park. Read More...

 Proms in the Park a Musical Success

13th June 2017 | Proms in the Park a Musical Success

On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire. Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

12th June 2017 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Family Fun Day, Saturday 17th June, is the perfect day out with fun activities for all the family . Entry is free with attractions such as the Bouncy Castle, The Climbing Wall and Face Painting all priced individually. Read More...

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at  Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

12th June 2017 | Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm. Read More...

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

5th June 2017 | Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day. Read More...

South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

25th May 2017 | South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

25th May 2017 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence. Read More...

Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

25th May 2017 | Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

There’s something really special going on this weekend Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. What makes the second Apley Bake Off different is that customers can get flour under their fingernails – as marketing manager Lady Hamilton says. “I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun day where customers can not only enter the competition classes & win great prizes, but also get a really fulfilling cooking experience with our 7 masterclass hosts.“ Read More...

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

25th May 2017 | Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc. Read More...

Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

23rd May 2017 | Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

A charity evening which included a tour of the Apley Walled Garden followed by “Gardeners’ Question Time” with a panel of experts compered by BBC’s Paul Shuttleworth was rated a huge success by organisers and guests alike. Read More...

Cooking with Herbs and Spices

22nd May 2017 | Cooking with Herbs and Spices

If you are looking to improve the flavours in your cooking and looking for inspiration to spice things up, then this is the perfect course for you on Saturday 3rd June 10am-2pm! Aimed at all levels, Sabrina Zeif makes the courses fun for everyone, providing you with lots of skills to take away and try at home. Read More...

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

18th May 2017 | Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls. Read More...

Peg planes and trench talk

17th May 2017 | Peg planes and trench talk

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages. Read More...

Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

16th May 2017 | Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half-term at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire from Saturday, 27th May to Sunday, 4th June. The various events are part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

 Dipping pond in historic walled garden is exposed after 60 years

16th May 2017 | Dipping pond in historic walled garden is exposed after 60 years

One of the two dipping ponds of Apley Walled Garden has been recently exposed ready for re-use, 60 years after it was last used. So called as gardeners would dip their watering cans into it, the pair of dipping ponds gradually fell out of use, as the watering relied increasingly on piped water. Read More...

Shrewsbury Flavours of the World Market

15th May 2017 | Shrewsbury Flavours of the World Market

Friday the 16th and Saturday the 17th of June sees the Return of the Shrewsbury French market, under its new banner 'Flavours of the World'. Read More...

Shropshire restaurant earns 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence

15th May 2017 | Shropshire restaurant earns 2 AA rosettes for culinary excellence

The Coach House is a modern country inn in the sleepy hamlet of Norbury. Situated deep in the beautiful Shropshire Hills AONB, between the Stiperstones and the Long Mynd our village is in a wonderful corner of Shropshire. Read More...

Ludlow Spring Festival

11th May 2017 | Ludlow Spring Festival

With only a day to go, here is the essential last minute information you’ll need to plan your visit. Read More...

Route announced for rare and historic steam machines first ever Ironbridge Steam Road Run and Rally

11th May 2017 | Route announced for rare and historic steam machines first ever Ironbridge Steam Road Run and Rally

The route and running times for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary steam road run and rally weekend, 13th - 14th May, have been announced. Read More...

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th May 2017 | Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 14th – 20th May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 19th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple. Read More...

Apley cheese wins gold - 60 years after its first award

9th May 2017 | Apley cheese wins gold - 60 years after its first award

The Apley cheese has just won a gold award at the Artisan Cheese Awards. Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Apley Farm Shop, explained, “At Apley Farm Shop, we’re all incredibly proud & excited, but it's really Martin & Beth Moyden who are the proudest. The cheese won a similar award when it was first made in the building which is now the Creamery Café, 1956-65. So it is extra special to see it win again, over 50 years later, this time made by Mr Moyden near Market Drayton in Shropshire.” Read More...

Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

8th May 2017 | Morville Hall will be open to visitors on selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Morville Hall, situated near Bridgnorth, is a stone built family home of Elizabethan origin. Extensively enlarged and expanded during the mid 18th century, the Hall now exudes striking Georgian charm and character. Read More...

   Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

4th May 2017 | Marathon men raise £100k to commemorate 100 years of the RAF

Two trustees of the RAF Museum are pulling on their walking boots to tackle the equivalent of five marathons in five days (8-12 May 2017) to raise £100,000 to commemorate the RAF’s centenary in 2018. Read More...

Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

26th April 2017 | Meccano Marvels Come to Ironbridge

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

See Heritage Skills in Action at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter

25th April 2017 | See Heritage Skills in Action at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter

On Wednesday 24th May, The Churches Conservation Trust in conjunction with specialist tradespeople will host a free Conservation Craft Skills Open Day at St Andrew’s Church, Wroxeter. Join us from 10.30am to 4.00pm to find out about the specialist traditional skills used to maintain the 350 churches cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust. Read More...

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

25th April 2017 | Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

With one of the best places to see bluebells in Shropshire being right on our doorstep, what better way to see them than joining the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Bluebell Walk? Read More...

Guided Walking Tours of Shrewsbury

24th April 2017 | Guided Walking Tours of Shrewsbury

Throughout the summer there will be a daily guided tour at 2pm Monday to Saturday and at 11.30am on Sunday mornings. Read More...

Crucible Of The Vampire

20th April 2017 | Crucible Of The Vampire

Shropshire is no stranger to filmmaking. Over the years it’s cinematic landscapes and beautiful historical buildings have been depicted in movies such as ‘Atonement’ with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy , Oscar nominated ‘Howard’s End’ and Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’. All watched by international audiences. Read More...

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

19th April 2017 | Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride

15/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 30 April in Bike4Life charity ride Related topics: Highways and environmental maintenance Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on the morning of Sunday 30 April 2017, as the Bike4Life Midlands Air Ambulance charity motorbike ride heads out from the Meole Brace Park & Ride site to RAF Cosford, via the A5 and M54. Read More...

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

19th April 2017 | 12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

Now in its 12th year, the annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, 29th April – 7th May, is offering 57 walks, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country. Read More...

Spring Antiques and Vintage Weekend at Oswestry Showground

13th April 2017 | Spring Antiques and Vintage Weekend at Oswestry Showground

Situated in 37 rolling acres in the heart of Shropshire, Oswestry Showground is the home of Amulet Fairs. Read More...

Eat, draw and be funny

13th April 2017 | Eat, draw and be funny

This year’s Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival offers a veritable feast of cartooning as we tackle the theme of ‘Food and Drink’. Read More...

Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

11th April 2017 | Feathers and flight fun planned for Easter holidays

‘Feathers and Flight’ is the theme to this year’s Easter break activities taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. With a fact finding trail running each day and a one day special birds of prey flying display, families are invited to explore a world of flight and learn how aircraft design has been inspired by nature. Read More...

Egg-citing Easter fun for ALL the family!

10th April 2017 | Egg-citing Easter fun for ALL the family!

Struggling to know what to do with the children this Easter holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? We have Easter holidays jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages! Read More...

New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

10th April 2017 | New Museum of Iron opens in time for Easter as part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, opened Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution Read More...

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

7th April 2017 | Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

A big-hearted Shropshire caravan and motorhome dealership has come up with an Easter treat to raise money for the Severn Hospice. Read More...

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

6th April 2017 | Cosford serves up another tasty festival

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017. Read More...

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

4th April 2017 | Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

A popular touring caravan park on the edge of the historic South Shropshire market town of Ludlow is reporting a record start to the new season. Read More...

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

31st March 2017 | Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

Plans for the expansion of an award-winning caravan and motorhome dealership in Shrewsbury have been announced. Read More...

German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

29th March 2017 | German front line duo are highlights of Open Cockpits Evening

Two Second World War German front line fighter aircraft, the Messerschmitt BF109G-2/Trop and the Focke Wulf Fw190A-8/U-1 have been announced as highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 19-20 May 2017. Read More...

   Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

29th March 2017 | Ludlow MP praises tourism’s contribution to economy as he visits new holiday home park

MP Philip Dunne has praised the contribution that tourism makes to the South Shropshire economy after paying a visit to touring and holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England. Read More...

Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2017

28th March 2017 | Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival 2017

Shrewsbury Bookfest is proud to present its ‘May Festival’ programme for 2017. This event, described as ‘a beacon of excellence amongst literary festivals’ by their patron, author Michael Morpurgo, is their annual children’s literary extravaganza, with authors, illustrators and artists coming to this beautiful town to share their creative secrets, showcase their work and meet their fans. Read More...

The Great British Food Festival Food Festival Moves Home

28th March 2017 | The Great British Food Festival Food Festival Moves Home

Popular Staffordshire event the Great British Food Festival has left its home for the last four years, Shugborough Estate, and moved to a new home at Weston Park, just on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border. Read More...

Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

28th March 2017 | Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

Butterflies and other insects are set to dine in style as a result of a new project led by West Midlands Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers from the charity have worked with Grow Cook Learn at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms to create the county’s first Pollinators’ Garden and Insect Hotel. The plants have been provided by local Shropshire business CJ Wildlife who are based near Shrewsbury. Read More...

Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

27th March 2017 | Top Tourism Rating for Campus Accommodation

Conference accommodation at a University of Wolverhampton campus has been given a top rating by the national tourist board, confirming the high standard of facilities. Read More...

 Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

21st March 2017 | Free admission to Ironbridge Gorge Museums for mothers on Mothering Sunday 26th March

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are inviting mums to enjoy a day out as their guest at five of their sites on Mothering Sunday, 26th March, when accompanied by another full-paying adult. Read More...

Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

21st March 2017 | Mother’s Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Spring has sprung! We are starting to see the grass turn greener and the daffodils are popping up all over the Onny Meadows, making Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre the perfect place to bring mum for Mother’s Day! Read More...

Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

14th March 2017 | Better Baking at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

With our pop-up kitchen kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival, cooking courses here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have really taken off! Read More...

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

14th March 2017 | Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for Spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 19 March Read More...

First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th March 2017 | First Music Hall Evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Step back in time and go along to the first in a series of nostalgic music hall evenings, being held as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary celebrations, at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 24th March Read More...

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

7th March 2017 | Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming local historian and author, Neil Clarke to Severn Valley Country Park. Read More...

The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

6th March 2017 | The 15th Borderlines Film Festival: “brilliant once again!”

For the last 10 days, cinema-goers have been criss-crossing Herefordshire, Shropshire and the beautiful Marches in order to catch some of the 225 screenings of the 84 films that make up the 15th Borderlines Film Festival. Read More...

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

2nd March 2017 | Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

On 17 March, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting the first Cold War Lunchtime Lecture of 2017 with a lecture entitled ‘Coping with Technological Uncertainty: Military Aircraft Procurement, 1945-1957’. In this lecture, Professor Keith Hayward, a consultant and writer on aerospace and aviation issues, will examine Britain’s military aircraft procurement process during the early period of the Cold War. Read More...

The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

1st March 2017 | The Judge's Lodging Opens Its Doors with Heritage Lottery Fund This Year

Since the doors to Radnorshire’s Shire Hall re-opened in 1997, the Judge’s Lodging has been a unique, awarding winning attraction within Powys, run by a charitable organisation, the Judge’s Lodging Trust. The building, currently owned by Powys County Council, is Grade II* listed and consists of the original period courthouse and cells, together with accommodation for the visiting High Court judge who would have stayed during the local Assizes. Read More...

Model show returns to Cosford in April

1st March 2017 | Model show returns to Cosford in April

The popular Shropshire Scale Model Show will be returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2 April 2017. Read More...

28th February 2017 | Growing Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Sunday 5th March 10am – 3pm

As hints of Spring comes forth – so does our Growing Day. Join us for a day of potatoes, family fun and all things growing. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

27th February 2017 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums celebrate 50th anniversary and opening of refurbished Museum of Iron

2017 is going to be a significant year of anniversaries for Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as its not only 50 years since the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in 1967, but also 300 years since the death of Abraham Darby I, widely recognised as the man who started the Industrial Revolution. Read More...

Final call for food festival applications

27th February 2017 | Final call for food festival applications

Closing date for exhibitor applications is Tuesday 28 February 2017 Read More...

50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

23rd February 2017 | 50 People to flip pancakes on the Iron Bridge Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 28 February

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are organising a huge pancake flipping contest on the world-famous Iron Bridge. Read More...

The Land of Lost Content Book

23rd February 2017 | The Land of Lost Content Book

Patrick Fly and The Land of Lost Content Museum owner Stella Mitchell need your help in creating a 272 page case-bound book celebrating the collection of the Land of Lost Content, a museum dedicated to ephemera. Read More...

Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

23rd February 2017 | Borderlines Film Festival 2017 weekend at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Borderlines Film Festival returns to Ludlow Assembly Rooms from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March for a weekend crammed with cinema treats. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland  Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

16th February 2017 | Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession. Read More...

Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

14th February 2017 | Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Half-term 18th – 26th February

You can celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

14th February 2017 | Attention for those who love beer and cycling, Ludlow Brewing Co sportive in Support of Parkinson

Letsgovelo have combined with the Ludlow Brewing Co to put on a sportive in support of Parkinson’s UK. The event will have two distances of 25 (Fun Ride) and 70 miles (Challenge Ride) taking you through the best countryside that Shropshire has to offer. Read More...

Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

13th February 2017 | Tusker; Shropshire Hills Discover Centre's little Fantastic Beast returns for Half Term starting Monday 20th February

Exciting news here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, our woolly Mammoth Tusker returns just in time for Half Term after his make-over. Read More...

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

6th February 2017 | German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

A rare example of the great German multi-role combat aircraft of the Second World War, the Junkers Ju88, has been transported by road to its new home in the Midlands. This particular aircraft, a Ju88R-1 night-fighter version, travelled 130 miles from the Royal Air Force Museum London, to its sister site at Cosford, Shropshire where it will soon go on public display. Read More...

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

2nd February 2017 | It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

February half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Read More...

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

1st February 2017 | From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

This Valentine’s Day give your loved one a romantic gift with wings on…..something extra special and meaningful…..available now from the Royal Air Force Museum shop! Read More...

Apley Estate herd wins first prize

31st January 2017 | Apley Estate herd wins first prize

The Pennington family are farming tenants on the Apley Estate, living live less than 1 mile from Apley Farm Shop. They supply us with beef from their herd of British White Cattle. Oldington Alderney, a cow in their herd, won the National Junior Championships at the British White Cattle Society national show at the Royal Three Counties Show 2016 which takes place annually in June in Malvern, Worcestershire. Read More...

Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

30th January 2017 | Oswestry wins Council of the Year at National Awards

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has announced the winners for its Star Councils 2016 awards which includes an award for Oswestry Town Council. Read More...

Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

30th January 2017 | Oswestry has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful English market towns

The list announced by website ‘Britain and Britishness’ last week places the town alongside the likes of Keswick in Cumbria and Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Read More...

Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

25th January 2017 | Join in the 10 year anniversary celebrations for the National Cold War Exhibition

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans. Read More...

Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

23rd January 2017 | Champing™ Comes to Shropshire!

Champing™ is the unique concept of camping overnight in historic churches, brought to the world by The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. Hundreds of happy champers stayed overnight in these ancient spaces in summer 2016. Read More...

Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

17th January 2017 | Tusker set for a make-over to welcome visitors

The cuddly, friendly face that welcomes visitors 7 days a week at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is set for a make-over, just in time for the new tourist season. Read More...

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

13th January 2017 | High-flying offers at low prices this January!

Christmas may be over for another year and the high street January sales are already in full swing, but if you’re looking to treat yourself to something special with your left over Christmas money, the Royal Air Force Museum has a huge selection of unique items available with savings of up to 50% off the RRP. Read More...

Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

9th January 2017 | Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire Tourism Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Oxfordshire will be spending a 2 night stay at the Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury. Read More...

 Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out  26th – 31st December

22nd December 2016 | Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th – 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Read More...

The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

21st December 2016 | The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs perform St David's Day Concert

Following the resounding success of previous St David’s Day concerts at the Theatre Severn we are delighted to announce that on February 25th 2017 The North Wales Association of Male Voice Choirs have arranged another fantastic evening of music and song for us -an evening that is not to be missed. Read More...

Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

16th December 2016 | Second chance to see Andy McKeown's Giant Light-Show Tribute to Margaret Agnes Rope

Visitors to the main square in Shrewsbury will have a second opportunity before Christmas to see the very successful ‘Tribute To Margaret Rope’ light-show created by international light artist Andy McKeown. Read More...

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

14th December 2016 | Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

A programme filmed at a Shropshire museum will air on Christmas Day. Read More...

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

13th December 2016 | Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

Comedian and actor Greg Davies is to appear at the first ever Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival. Read More...

Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

13th December 2016 | Bridgnorth wins the Best Large Market Town Award

Congratulations to Bridgnorth who the Best Large Market Town title yesterday; after competing against Hinckley and Market Harborough in the Great British High Street awards. Read More...

New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

7th December 2016 | New Japanese Restaurant to open in Shrewsbury

A restaurant in Shrewsbury, owned by the same team as the historic Prince Rupert Hotel, is set to re-open as a specialist Japanese eatery. Read More...

Make your own Christmas Wreath!

5th December 2016 | Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Friday 9th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath. Read More...

Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

2nd December 2016 | Twisted Fairy Tales at The Dana Prison (HMP Shrewsbury)

Twisted Fairy Tales is a brand new, and first-of-its-kind event to arrive in Shrewsbury as part of the town’s Christmas festivities. Described as a ‘Christmas Pantomime gone wrong’ this adult only event couldn’t be further away from your standard nativity play. Read More...

Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

2nd December 2016 | Shrewsbury Winter Festival back again 10th & 11th December 2016

It may still be 12 weeks to Christmas, but interest in Shrewsbury Winter Festival returning to the Quarry this December is gathering pace quicker than a reindeer on Christmas Eve! Attracting over 10,000 visitors in 2015 this event promises to be even bigger and better this year. Read More...

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

2nd December 2016 | Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

For the Christmas period, up to and including 31st December, our 4D Experience will be taking on a Christmas theme. Read More...

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

2nd December 2016 | Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the two weekends of 3rd – 4th and 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style. Read More...

Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

1st December 2016 | Work begins on £200,000 Ludlow caravan holiday park project

Work has begun on a new caravan holiday home park on the edge of the historic market town of Ludlow, which is renowned as the food capital of England. Read More...

Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

1st December 2016 | Mary Webb Society Unveil Bronze Bust of Mary Webb

On the 9th July the Mary Webb Society unveiled a bronze bust of Mary Webb created by Clun sculptor Jemma Pearson, which is mounted on a pedestal carved from local Grinshill stone. Read More...

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

28th November 2016 | Christmas has come early at Cosford!

It’s being to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, as the Shropshire attraction has received a rather large delivery in the form of three Second World War aircraft! The Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the Gloster Gladiator 1 and the Westland Lysander III have all been safely transported by road from the museum’s London site and are currently being prepared for display at Cosford. Read More...

Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

24th November 2016 | Enhancing the visitor experience with free Wi-Fi at the RAF Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is now offering visitors free Wi-Fi across its entire site thanks to a generous donation from the Aerospace Museum Society. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

23rd November 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Christmas Craft Fair

Join us for our Christmas Craft Fair and festive celebrations here at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre over the weekend of 26th-27th Novemberfrom 10.00am – 4.30pm Read More...

New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

23rd November 2016 | New textile printing workshops at Enginuity

New textile printing workshops for grown-ups are being hosted at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums over the weekend of 26th and 27th November. Read More...

Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

22nd November 2016 | Shrewsbury rated one of the Best Small UK Towns for Winter Breaks

Our county town Shrewsbury is said to be one of the top 10 best small UK towns for winter breaks according to The Guardian. The town has been commended on its historic buildings, modern restaurants, cosy pubs and independent shops and it’s believed to sparkle in the Christmas season. Read More...

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

22nd November 2016 | 100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Golden Arrow’, the first novel from one of Shropshire’s greatest writers, Mary Webb. Her life and work are firmly centred in her native county and the Mary Webb Society are celebrating with a programme of events. Read More...

Festive fun afternoon for families

21st November 2016 | Festive fun afternoon for families

Later this month, the access and learning team at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be collaborating once again with students from City of Wolverhampton College, to bring some FREE festive fun to the museum for young families. Read More...

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

16th November 2016 | Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair

Dudmaston is holding its traditional Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November. With over 80 local stallholders selling unique and inspiring gifts, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping underway. From traditional crafts to unusual handmade goodies and local festive food; visitors are sure to find something for even the most challenging to buy for. Read More...

Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

16th November 2016 | Gorgeous Christmas Craft Fair at Enginuity

Experience an early taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November. Read More...

Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

15th November 2016 | Charity Christmas Fayre at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Be sure to start your Christmas shopping at Shropshire Rural Communities Charity’s Christmas Fayre on Saturday 26th November 2016 at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. Read More...

Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

14th November 2016 | Severn Valley Country Park is officially bee-coming a hive of activity!

The decline in bees and other pollinators is one of the most worrying problems facing humanity. These insects play a vital role in pollinating crops that we depend on for food production. Staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council are leading the way in creating habitat to allow these important insects to thrive. Their efforts have now been recognised in a national award scheme that celebrates the National Pollinator Strategy. Read More...

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

14th November 2016 | Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

A Messerschmitt BF109G-2 and a de Havilland Tiger Moth II, are the first of six new aircraft to arrive at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, having been transported by road from the museum’s sister site in London. Visitors can now view the brand new arrivals on display in the museum’s hangars with four more aircraft due to arrive before Christmas. Read More...

 The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

11th November 2016 | The Northumberland Vase is coming home Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Purchases the Northumberland Vase at auction

Staff at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after securing a significant piece of china at auction for their collection thanks to support from the local community, charities and foundations. Read More...

Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue  Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

11th November 2016 | Four Actors - One Mystery- No Clue Sherlock Holmes set to visit local community venues this Christmas season in “The Hound of The Baskervilles”

Famed for their Shakespeare summer season UK tours, professional Gloucester based Rain or Shine Theatre Company are delighted to be on tour again this Christmas season with a unique adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale which is booked into community venues across the UK ranging from a stately home to village halls. Read More...

Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

7th November 2016 | Sir Cliff Richard announces Shropshire open-air concert

Sir Cliff Richard will be staging a concert deep in the Shropshire countryside next year it has been revealed. Read More...

All The World's A Stage

7th November 2016 | All The World's A Stage

Two Score Theatre Company is delighted to announce its production of All The World’s A Stage, in collaboration with Kim Begley, internationally acclaimed Opera singer and Ludlow resident. Read More...

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

3rd November 2016 | Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

On Sunday 13 November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance, paying respect to those service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. Read More...

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

2nd November 2016 | Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

Does anyone know if these are real or sculptures? We arrived at the Centre today to find this flock of flamingos walking across the park. Read More...

Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

2nd November 2016 | Fishmore Hall launches new SPAshell™

Fishmore Hall has announced the official opening of their new rural spa, SPAshell™, nestled in the gardens of the hotel and overlooking the rolling Shropshire countryside and the Clee Hills. Read More...

Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

1st November 2016 | Hampden bomber gets new lease of life

A rare example of a Handley Page Hampden being restored at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is making huge steps towards completion of the fuselage section. As one of the Museum’s longest running conservation projects, the aircraft is starting to take shape now thanks to one of the museum’s skilled Aircraft Technicians who is building a large section of the aircraft from scratch! Read More...

Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

31st October 2016 | Severn Valley Country Park welcome awarding winning photographer, John Robinson for a fascinating illustrated talk

Shropshire Council rangers are very happy to be welcoming awarding winning photographer, John Robinson to Severn Valley Country Park for a fascinating illustrated talk. In his talk John will shed light on the natural history of the Wyre Forest, a place he knows really well. Read More...

‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

28th October 2016 | ‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are making days out at the museum as stress free as possible for parents, with a little help from Tesco! Read More...

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

26th October 2016 | Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display. Read More...

Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

26th October 2016 | Vote at Tesco stores to help rejuvenate the Wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council and Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group are asking local people to vote at their local Tesco store for a project to rejuvenate the wetlands at Severn Valley Country Park as well as improving access and facilities. Read More...

 ‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s  Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

26th October 2016 | ‘Ghostbusters’ join Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Halloween Fright Night on Saturday, 29th October

Blists Hill Victorian Town’s annual Halloween fright night takes on a new dimension this year with the arrival of cult characters from the Ghostbusters movies. The Town’s Ghostly Gaslight evening takes place on Saturday, 29th October, when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. Read More...

Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

26th October 2016 | Name up in flights is the ultimate Christmas gift!

With the night’s drawing in, the countdown to Christmas has officially started and thoughts turn to buying those all-important gifts for your nearest and dearest. At the risk of another year of repetitive run of the mill presents, the Royal Air Force Museum is offering you the chance to purchase the ultimate personalised gift for aviation fans and see their spirits soar this Christmas! Read More...

SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

25th October 2016 | SVR launches £2.5m share offer to fund Bridgnorth Station development

A ground-breaking share offer programme is being launched next week by the Severn Valley Railway to fund major development plans for the line’s main destination station at Bridgnorth. Read More...

21st October 2016 | Make Pneumatic Monsters at Enginuity Autumn half-term

Use your imagination to design and make a scary Halloween monster from craft materials then see how quickly you can make it move using compressed air at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn half-term holidays. Read More...

Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops  Coalport China Museum this October half-term

21st October 2016 | Join-in Halloween ceramic workshops Coalport China Museum this October half-term

Drop-in to a family ceramic workshop at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the half-term school holidays which run from 22nd to 30th October. You can paint a ceramic money box or join in some paper activities every day; additionally, between Tuesday 25th and Thursday 27th October you can sculpt a creepy creature from air-dry clay, maybe a bat, long-legged spider or gruesome rat, or a weird and wonderful creature only limited by your imagination! Read More...

Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at  Jackfield Tile Museum

21st October 2016 | Spooky Halloween themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

Decorate tiles with your own spooky designs at Halloween themed workshops during the autumn half-term holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge. The designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps a ghostly apparition, wicked witch on a broomstick or snarling black cat. The fun and informal sessions will take place on 22nd and 24th – 29th October. Read More...

Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

21st October 2016 | Charity awards centre for national support over knife crime

The British Ironwork Centre this week received a recognition award from SAMM, the charity that offers ‘Support after Murder and Manslaughter’ which signifies the charity recognising the centres efforts in supporting national police forces and the home office in reducing knife crime throughout the UK. Read More...

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

19th October 2016 | Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

Four family-run hotels in the region have been singled out for special praise in a guide which highlights Britain’s best places to stay. Read More...

Vote for Bridgnorth!

18th October 2016 | Vote for Bridgnorth!

Bridgnorth is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition making it to the final 3 nominees for the category Large Market Town. Read More...

Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

17th October 2016 | Follow a Victorian ghost story trail at Blists Hill Victorian Town half-term 22nd - 30th October

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail. Read More...

October Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

17th October 2016 | October Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for October half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 22nd October and Sunday 30th October from 11am-5pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, homestyle soup and many other delicious snacks will be available daily. Read More...

Bring in the harvest at Dudmaston this Sunday

14th October 2016 | Bring in the harvest at Dudmaston this Sunday

Tuck into a taste of autumn at Dudmaston this Sunday 16 October and join us as we celebrate the bounty of fruit our orchard has produced this year. Sample some freshly squeezed Dudmaston apple juice straight from the press and buy a bottle to take home. Grow your own apples at home? We’ll press them for you. Donations welcome. Read More...

Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

13th October 2016 | Halloween Spooktacular at the British Ironwork Centre Friday 28th October 2016

The British Ironwork Centre’s Halloween Spooktacular returns this October and is set to be bigger and more ghoulish than ever! The family friendly fun day has become an annual favourite for all ages, with members of staff dressed to impress as some of the seasons most loved and terrifying characters, ready to entertain visitors. Read More...

Sons of Pitches Headlining at Shropshire Charity Fundraising Concert

11th October 2016 | Sons of Pitches Headlining at Shropshire Charity Fundraising Concert

Shropshire Rural Communities Charity is thrilled to announce that The Sons of Pitches, winners of BBC Two's The Naked Choir with Gareth Malone, will be performing at Ellesmere College, Ellesmere on Saturday 22 October to raise funds for our charitable work in Shropshire. Read More...

Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

10th October 2016 | Top awards for Shropshire Hotel Goldstone Hall

The 2017 Edition of the Good Hotel Guide is launched today, Monday 10th October and Shropshire hotel Goldstone Hall has received two prestigious awards. Read More...

Mammoth Weekend - Family Fun Weekend Celebration

5th October 2016 | Mammoth Weekend - Family Fun Weekend Celebration

To celebrate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago, The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be hosting a Mammoth Weekend of family fun with lots of exciting events for everyone. Read More...

New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

5th October 2016 | New aircraft arrivals heading to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be welcoming a collection of new aircraft to the site later this year as it prepares to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force in 2018. New arrivals will include a Wolverhampton built Boulton Paul Defiant Mk 1, the last surviving example of its kind, plus a rare Messerschmitt BF109G-2. Read More...

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

5th October 2016 | Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth hosts one of the busiest halloween pumpkin festivals in Shropshire. Apley Farm Shop began organizing the Spookley Pumpkin Festival in 2012. This year it’s running 15-16 Oct & 22-30 Oct, which coincides with the schools’ half term week. Read More...

Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

4th October 2016 | Creepy crafts at Cosford this Halloween!

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has a range of devilish Halloween crafts for your little monsters to take part in. These spookily creative activities cost just £1 each and will run from 24-28 October between 11.30am and 3pm with all materials provided by the museum. Read More...

The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

3rd October 2016 | The British Ironwork Centre joins the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan

This September the British Ironwork Centre took part in the world’s biggest coffee morning to show our support for Macmillan Cancer charity. Read More...

The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

30th September 2016 | The Shropshire Mammoth – Talk by Dr Adrian Lister – 6pm Saturday 8th October

To commemorate the discovery of the Shropshire Mammoth 30 years ago Dr Adrian Lister will be giving a fascinating talk on the Shropshire Mammoth as part of our celebrations here at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

30th September 2016 | Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2016 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Taking place on Saturday 8 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills. Read More...

‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

26th September 2016 | ‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’

After Toyah’s sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October. Read More...

Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

20th September 2016 | Wood craftsmen demonstrate their skills at Dudmaston Woodland Skills Day and Fungi Walk

Join us at Dudmaston on Sunday 25 September and meet the craftsmen that turn a block of wood into a thing of beauty. Watch our Ranger team as they demonstrate ancient and modern wood working techniques from traditional hand worked pole lathing to current milling machines. Find out more about how we manage our woodland and how it has helped to sustain the estate over the centuries. Read More...

Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

14th September 2016 | Shropshire museum volunteers shortlisted for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s inaugural West Midlands Museum Volunteer Awards

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has launched a brand-new volunteer award scheme for museums in the West Midlands region, through their West Midlands Development Programme, funded by Arts Council England. Read More...

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

14th September 2016 | See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado Locomotives race through Country Park

From Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th September the steam locomotives Flying Scotsman and Tornado are visiting the Severn Valley Railway. The line passes through the country park and offers visitors the opportunity to see the locomotives close by as they steam through. Read More...

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

13th September 2016 | The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust joins National ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is taking part in ‘Remember a Charity in Your Will Week’ which this year takes place from 12-18 September. The Museum is one of over 140 charities taking part in events around the UK, which aim to inspire people to think about leaving a charitable gift in their will. Read More...

Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

1st September 2016 | Top Ludlow Restaurant with Rooms Wins Trio of AA Awards

The Cliffe at Dinham has recently won a trio of awards from the AA. Located across the river from Ludlow Castle, the property has been awarded the Four Gold Star Restaurant with Rooms, two Rosettes for the Restaurant and a Special Award for Breakfast. Read More...

Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

26th August 2016 | Roald Dahl and his RAF journey to literacy stardom

One of Britain’s most iconic writers, Roald Dahl will be the focus of a talk taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. Celebrating the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl, the talk entitled ‘Roald Dahl’s War’ will delve into his life before he became an iconic writer, including his career in the RAF. Presented by historian Graham Laurie, the talk will take place at 2pm on Saturday 10 September 2016. Read More...

Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

24th August 2016 | Spitfire 10K - Countdown to race day….

The countdown has officially started for the first ever Spitfire 10K! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in just under two weeks’ time, this unique sporting event will see hundreds of runners’ race across the airfield and down the runway before crossing the finish line and picking up a specially commissioned Spitfire medal. This charity run, raising funds for the RAF Museum (registered charity No. 244708) will take place on Sunday 4 September, where over 600 runners are already signed up to take part. Read More...

Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

24th August 2016 | Mayor starts work on Shrewsbury’s pioneering touring caravan park and wellness centre

Shrewsbury’s Mayor Councillor Ioan Jones today cut the first turf to mark the start of work on a £3.5 million project to create a pioneering new touring caravan park and glamping village with a wellness centre and spa facilities on the edge of the town. Read More...

Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

23rd August 2016 | Porter House SY1 launch their brand new menu

Yesterday at 6pm Porter House SY1, Shrewsbury; launched their all new menu, taking 'American Flavour, British Behaviour' to a whole new level! Read More...

Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

22nd August 2016 | Eye-catching dragonfly sculpture causes a buzz at Shrewsbury Flower Show

A spectacular giant dragonfly sculpture has flown to its new home at the Shrewsbury headquarters of caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure after wowing crowds at Shrewsbury Flower Show last weekend. Read More...

Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

22nd August 2016 | Tanners launches ‘Tastebud Challenge’

Independent Shrewsbury wine merchant, Tanners, is launching a competition to find the region’s best wine taster. Read More...

River Festival to celebrate 30 years of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – 17th September

22nd August 2016 | River Festival to celebrate 30 years of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – 17th September

Telford & Wrekin Council, with support from Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is to stage a free World Heritage River Festival on Saturday, 17th September 2016 – celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Gorge becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read More...

 Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

22nd August 2016 | Join celebrations at a recreated Gypsy Wedding

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they celebrate a traditional gypsy wedding during the summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th – 29th August. See the elaborate gypsy waggons on The Green, watch the recreated ceremony at 2.30pm each day and then join in the fun and merriment. Read More...

Awesome Art at Dudmaston

19th August 2016 | Awesome Art at Dudmaston

Take a trail or help create our commemorative Poppy Lawn… Bank Holiday Sun 28-Mon 29 August, from 11.30am. Read More...

Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

19th August 2016 | Museum evening event is plane marvellous!

The doors to military aircraft spanning a history of more than eight decades will be opened up to visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month during a special two night event. Read More...

Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

17th August 2016 | Shrewsbury - The 8th Happiest Place to Live in the UK!

Our county town has recently been voted the 8th ‘Happiest Place to Live in the UK’ from more than 200 towns and cities throughout the country. A range of factors were taken into consideration for the vote, including community spirit, access to sports and arts facilities, and opportunities for residents to better themselves. Read More...

Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

16th August 2016 | Ironbridge earns its place on the ‘Locate that Landmark’ Map

The world’s first cast-iron bridge puts the town that bears its name on the map yet again. The World Heritage Site - Ironbridge joins many famous landmarks in the UK, in the new 2016 game Locate that Landmark. Read More...

Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

12th August 2016 | Enjoy a Victorian Summer of Fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town until 4th September

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer until 4th September as they host a great variety of traditional activities, fun family events and spectacular themed weekends. Read More...

Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

11th August 2016 | Tackling the guerrillas of Oman is focus of museum lecture

For more than two decades a series of counterinsurgency operations were fought in the Sultanate of Oman on the South-eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. The military action taken against the activities of guerrillas in these regions will be the focus of the next Cold War Lunchtime Lecture held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month. The lecture entitled ‘The RAF and Counterinsurgency Warfare in Oman during the Cold War’ will be presented by Dr Ross Mahoney, Aviation Historian at the RAF Museum on Friday 19 August at 12.30pm. Read More...

Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

11th August 2016 | Travel and transport themed workshops at Enginuity Summer school holidays 23rd July – 4th September

British designers and engineers have long been the envy of the world – setting trends, uncovering exciting discoveries and developing awe-inspiring innovations. The first steam engine and railway locomotive, the world’s largest steam-powered ship and the electric car all are great British inventions. Read More...

STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

11th August 2016 | STOKESAY FLOWER FESTIVAL 27, 28 and 29th.August 2016

This year the theme for Stokesay’s Flower Festival is “Children’s Bible Stories. Our talented arrangers will be illustrating some very diverse subjects from the Old Testament including “Jonah and the Whale” and “Daniel in the Lion’s Den”. Our New Testament stories will range from the Nativity of Jesus to the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Read More...

5th August 2016 | Full Steam Ahead at Blists Hill Victoria Town 20th and 21st August

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the weekend of 20th and 21st August, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. The outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be host to an eclectic collection of steam powered machines, all of which will be in their full working splendour. Read More...

Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

5th August 2016 | Exploring Severn Valley Country Park on 2 wheels

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are asking visitors to ‘Get on yer bike!’ Shropshire Council is working with the team at Wolverley Bike Hire to enable visitors to explore the park on 2 wheels. Read More...

Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

5th August 2016 | Jurassic Hike – Summit of Snowdon

Four heroic teams are taking part in an incredible undertaking in aid of a local charity. In an event organised by Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club and The British Ironwork Centre, with brave supporters from Fusion Arts, Elite Fitness and Oswestry Cross Fit will be taking on a tough four hour hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon, but this is no regular mountain trek. Read More...

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

3rd August 2016 | Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking 13th consecutive year. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

3rd August 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Brambly Hedge Exhibition

The Brambly Hedge exhibition will be setting up home over the summer holidays at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Saturday 6th August. Read More...

It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

1st August 2016 | It’s a five star line-up at the Shop of the Year

Ludlow Food Centre collects multiple awards at Great Taste 2016 Read More...

New summer ‘Digital Days’ workshops for children at Enginuity  Ironbridge Gorge Museums 1st – 18th August

29th July 2016 | New summer ‘Digital Days’ workshops for children at Enginuity Ironbridge Gorge Museums 1st – 18th August

A new series of ‘Digital Days’ teacher-led summer workshops for children aged 6 - 15 years is being hosted by Enginuity, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, between 1st and 18th August. Previous experience is not essential for any of the sessions. Read More...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

29th July 2016 | A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences in Shropshire this Summer with their production of Shakespeare’s magical and hilarious comedy masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Onny Meadows Butterfly Survey – 30th July 1-3pm

29th July 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Onny Meadows Butterfly Survey – 30th July 1-3pm

This Saturday 30th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to The Big Butterfly Count here in our lovely meadows. Read More...

Battlefield 1403 Medieval Banquet

29th July 2016 | Battlefield 1403 Medieval Banquet

Battlefield 1403 have decided to go back to their Medieval Roots and celebrate the anniversary of the battle in true foodie style on the 6th August 2016. Read More...

Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

29th July 2016 | Telford Town Park, The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park wave their ‘Green Flags’

For the second time running Telford Town Park has been appointed a Green Flag Award, along with The Mere at Ellesmere and Severn Valley Country Park in Bridgnorth. Read More...

Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen  Farm shop

22nd July 2016 | Big cheese launch at the Apley Delicatessen Farm shop

Apley Farm Shop holding a special launch day this Saturday 23 July, on its delicatessen counter, offering free tasters of over 45 cheeses, 9:30-5:30pm. Read More...

Summer Days Out at Apley Farm Shop

21st July 2016 | Summer Days Out at Apley Farm Shop

Apley Farm Shop’s Classic Motor Day is the highlight of July, when on Sunday 17 July, over 80 classic car & motorbike owners share their passion with to visitors. It’s another free Apley event running 10-4pm & always a great day out for all the family, with a barbecue & ice cream or Sunday roast in the Creamery Café. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

21st July 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 4th year running

This Sunday 24th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 4th year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am. Read More...

The PokéStops here!

20th July 2016 | The PokéStops here!

The RAF Museum Cosford is overrun with Pokémon Go characters and facilities! Read More...

Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

18th July 2016 | Ready, steady, scramble for the Spitfire 10K

With just under two months to go until Shropshire’s first ever Spitfire 10K, it’s time to start stepping up the training! Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 4 September, participants will have the unique opportunity to race across the airfield and down the runway at RAF Cosford, whilst raising funds for charity. Read More...

Apley Classic Motor Day

15th July 2016 | Apley Classic Motor Day

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its fourth annual classic motor day on Sunday July 17th. All classic & vintage cars & motorbikes are invited to attend on the day with prizes being awarded at 2pm by Lord Hamilton, Apley Estate owner. Read More...

The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

14th July 2016 | The Churches Conservation Trust Launches National Church Tourism Week in Shrewsbury

Church Tourism week, a nationwide celebration of England’s historic churches, will take place between, 22 - 31 July 2016. Read More...

RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

12th July 2016 | RAF Museum volunteers celebrate Legion d’honneur award

Two volunteers at the Royal Air Force Museum have been awarded France’s highest distinction Legion d’honneur for their services to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War. To honour and celebrate their remarkable achievement, Leading Aircraft Woman, Rose Davies and Lance Bombardier, Arthur Jones were guests of honour at a drinks reception hosted by the RAF Museum American Foundation. Read More...

11th July 2016 | Caravan dealership set for 50th birthday celebration at flower show

Award winning caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership, Salop Leisure, is planning a special display for Shrewsbury Flower Show on August 12 and 13 to celebrate the company’s 50th birthday. Read More...

8th July 2016 | Hay Meadow Festival

Saturday 9th July, The Bog, Pennerley, 10am – 4pm, free entry Read More...

Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

8th July 2016 | Picture perfect photography at Dudmaston

The Panasonic photography roadshow is coming to Dudmaston on Sunday 10 July. Read More...

The Dana Prison Opens its Doors

7th July 2016 | The Dana Prison Opens its Doors

Today marks the day the Dana will be operating an 'open door policy'. Visitors will be able to choose from our popular guided tours or take a self-guided tour around the victorian Gaol. Read More...

Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

6th July 2016 | Miniature aircraft fly in to Cosford for model show weekend

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this month, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 16-17 July. Read More...

New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

4th July 2016 | New Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour from Wheely Wonderful Cycling

What could be better on a summers day than cycling from one fabulous garden to the next? Herefordshire is home to some outstanding and innovative gardens, within the spectacular countryside of the Wye Valley and Welsh Borders. Read More...

Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

1st July 2016 | Customer Service Award triumph for The Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff and volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at Shropshire’s premier business award ceremony. The Museum triumphed in the much-contested Outstanding Customer Service category at the 16th annual Shropshire Business Awards. Read More...

Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

30th June 2016 | Unique cycle-cross race comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 9th July

A unique cycling event is coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town for the fourth time on the evening of Saturday, 9th July. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross event will see over 300 of the UK’s top riders speeding through the recreated Victorian streets on modern bikes. Read More...

Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

30th June 2016 | Apley Farm Shop’s wedding cheese cake is launched

Apley Farm Shop is hoping the betrothed will be falling head over heels for their new must-have wedding item! Read More...

Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

29th June 2016 | Perrier Best Newcomer Nominated, Multi-Award Winning Comedian Tim FitzHigham visit Shrewsbury & Bridgnorth

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, join multi award-winning comedian Tim FitzHigham for wild Morris dancing, near death, arrest and injury as he takes on the challenge of the greatest stand up comedian in history - Will Kempe. Read More...

24th June 2016 | Over 20 bands to perform at the Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival; 9th and 10th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 13th year, the free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties; this year there will also be a special guest band from Germany giving the festival an international flavour. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country. Read More...

Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

24th June 2016 | Apley Farm Shop hosts show jumping event

Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Apley Farm Shop will host a Pony Club show jumping event this Sunday, 26 June, with 264 competitors from 15 pony clubs in Area 7 of the Pony Club. The winners go to the Pony Club Championships held 19-22 August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire. Read More...

Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

17th June 2016 | Tate Britain expert presents Elisabeth Frink talk at Cosford

The work of British sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink CH DEB RA will be the focus of an art lecture taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. The lecture entitled ‘Elisabeth Frink: The Expressive Power of Bronze' will be presented by guest speaker Frank Woodgate, a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain and will take place on Monday 4 July 2016. Read More...

 Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

16th June 2016 | Bring dad for free on Father’s Day to a Sherlock Holmes themed event at Blists Hill Victorian Town; Sunday 19th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all dads to come as their guest on Sunday, 19th June when they can follow in Sherlock Holmes footsteps at a detective themed Father’s Day. Admission to the Victorian Town will be free for fathers, when accompanied by another full-paying adult. Read More...

Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’  Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

16th June 2016 | Spectacular new photographic exhibition ‘Empires of Emptiness – Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe’ Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge until 21st September

A stunning new free photographic exhibition now open at Jackfield Tile Museum, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, considers how empires expand into deserts and explores these vast spaces of wind, sand and stars. Read More...

16th June 2016 | Coal Mining Heritage Weekend Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 3rd July

Severn Valley Country Park is delighted to be hosting a Coal Mining Heritage Weekend co-ordinated by Alveley Historical Society on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July. Read More...

Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

16th June 2016 | Bring Dad along to Dudmaston for Father’s Day fun

Dudmaston is celebrating brilliant Dads on Sunday 19 June with a day of traditional sporting pursuits. Join us in the garden where Hawk Walk will be flying their stunning birds of prey or have a go at archery with Shropshire Scouts. Read More...

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

13th June 2016 | Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 19 June. Aircraft already confirmed to appear include the experimental jets; Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and the Avro 707. The recently added Hawker Siddeley Gnat T1 will be the fourth aircraft to complete the museum’s display at this year’s show. Read More...

13th June 2016 | Events Day at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are pleased to announce a day of fantastic events on Sunday 26th June. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

10th June 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Annual Family Fun Day 11th June

Saturday 11th June sees the annual family fun day at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

10th June 2016 | Summer by the Sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

‘Oh! I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ Recalls the Edwardian Holiday Experience. Read More...

Shropshire’s Olympian Heritage Goes On Show in the Summer of the Rio Games

10th June 2016 | Shropshire’s Olympian Heritage Goes On Show in the Summer of the Rio Games

To coincide with this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is mounting a display of Wenlock Olympian Games memorabilia. Read More...

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

9th June 2016 | Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – and need the people of Britain to help them to find them. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s  Summer evening on the Home Front

8th June 2016 | Blists Hill Victorian Town travels forward to the 1940s Summer evening on the Home Front

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, travels forwards to the 1940s with vintage entertainment, activities and characters from the World War II era at ‘Blitz Hill’ on Saturday, 18th June. Read More...

8th June 2016 | Wheely Fun Day at YHA Coalport, Sunday 19th June

The staff at YHA Coalport, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, are celebrating the official launch of their brand-new cycle store, funded by Telford & Wrekin Council, with a cycling-themed fun day. Read More...

7th June 2016 | Curlew Country Sculpture & Song

Saturday 9th July, Norbury Village Hall, 8.30 – 10pm Read More...

7th June 2016 | Shobdon Food And Flying Festival

Food and Flying Festival Prepares for Take Off! Read More...

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

7th June 2016 | Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Hurricane flypast on Saturday 25 June for Armed Forces Day. Read More...

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

3rd June 2016 | Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of nearly 50 years support for the independent Museum, which has national and international standing. Read More...

1st June 2016 | Hay Meadow Festival

Join in the fun on Saturday 9th July at The Bog in Pennerley, a family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Guided WALKS and talks, SCYTHING demonstrations and competitions, arts and CRAFTS, vintage tractors and machinery, MUSIC and merriment are all part of the packed programme. Read More...

‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

1st June 2016 | ‘Great British Bake Off’ contestant headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are delighted to be welcoming ‘The Great British Bake Off’ contestant Beca Lyne-Pirkis to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Beca who took part in the popular TV show in 2013 will be headlining on the demo stage both days at the 23rd-24th July event, showcasing her modern twists on family favourites. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Art Week

26th May 2016 | Shropshire Hills Art Week

Have you ever wondered how art is made? Now is the time to find out! From Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th June 2016. Read More...

WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

25th May 2016 | WIN a Lost Lanes Book by Jack Thurston

Jack Thurston, best-selling author of Lost Lanes and presenter of the Bike Show, takes readers on a freewheeling tour of the lost lanes and forgotten byways of wild Wales, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Read More...

Late Evening Opening

24th May 2016 | Late Evening Opening

Members, Friends & Volunteers of the Dorothy Clive Garden are invited to our late evening opening this Wednesday 25th May from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. Read More...

Half Term adventures at Dudmaston

20th May 2016 | Half Term adventures at Dudmaston

Come rain or shine there’s plenty of things to do this Half Term at Dudmaston. Sun 29, Mon 30 May & Wed 1 June from 12 noon. Read More...

“Brasstonbury” goes from strength to strength.

20th May 2016 | “Brasstonbury” goes from strength to strength.

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival take place on the 9th and 10th of July. Now in its 15th year, the Brass Band Festival has grown steadily and this year it features a record 27 bands appearing over a packed two days. Read More...

Nimrod tours are ready for half term take-off

18th May 2016 | Nimrod tours are ready for half term take-off

As May half term fast approaches, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are gearing up for a busy week of family tours on-board one of the RAF’s most sophisticated aircraft. From Saturday 28 May until Sunday 5 June, families can step inside the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1 XV249 and learn about its intelligence gathering role in the Royal Air Force. Read More...

Top Up Tours Starting May 28th

18th May 2016 | Top Up Tours Starting May 28th

Due to overwhelming demand from our visitors we are pleased to announce the launch of our newest tour at the Dana Prison, the 'Top Up Tour'. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

18th May 2016 | Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates Queen Victoria Whitsun half-term 28th May- 5th June

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the late spring half-term week, 28th May – 5th June, when they will be celebrating the life and long reign of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry. Read More...

Make your own clock at Enginuity

13th May 2016 | Make your own clock at Enginuity

Step back in time and find out more about the history of time-keeping and decorate a clock with your own design and choice of colours to take home at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the late May half-term holidays from Saturday, 28th May until Sunday, 5th June. Read More...

Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

13th May 2016 | Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

Hotbuckle Productions are performing Jane Austen’s classic, Emma at Severn Valley Country Park as part of their national tour. Read More...

All Welcome to the Prees Heath 10th Anniversary Family Wildlife Event

13th May 2016 | All Welcome to the Prees Heath 10th Anniversary Family Wildlife Event

On 30th May 2006 Butterfly Conservation purchased the western half of Prees Heath Common near Whitchurch and started restoring the site following many years of neglect. Ten years on, the site is now thriving with wildlife. Read More...

Open Farm Sunday is back again at Apley Farm Shop

13th May 2016 | Open Farm Sunday is back again at Apley Farm Shop

Apley Farm Shop is yet again, for the fifth year running, organizing Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June; in conjunction with a national organization called LEAF – Linking Education And Farming - delivering more sustainable food and farming. Read More...

A joyful evening of music at Severn Valley Country Park

11th May 2016 | A joyful evening of music at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming popular singing group, Severn Singers and brass ensemble, Random Brass for their only joint performance this year. Read More...

Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th May 2016 | Dementia Awareness Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 15th – 21st May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 20th May at a very special price of just £5 per couple. Read More...

SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

6th May 2016 | SHREWSBURY TOWN COUNCIL HONOURS IRONWORKS WITH GOLD TOURISM AWARD

Shrewsbury town council have recently honoured The British Ironworks for their contribution to the town. Read More...

Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the  Night Connect! Art Competition

6th May 2016 | Help Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win the Night Connect! Art Competition

Ironbridge Gorge Museums are excited to announce that we have reached the finals of the Museums at Night Connect! Art Competition. Read More...

WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

6th May 2016 | WIN a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000

To celebrate the successful launch of the Royal Air Force Museum’s ‘Names on a Plane’ fundraising campaign, museum bosses are giving members of the public the opportunity to win a Red Arrows prize package worth £1,000. The winner will see their name written on the wings of a world famous RAF Red Arrows Hawk Jet, that will fly throughout the 2017 display season! Read More...

Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

6th May 2016 | Cosford Serves Up Another Tasty Festival

A tasty line-up of over 80 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 23-24 July. Read More...

Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

5th May 2016 | Storytime in the Dingle at Dudmaston

Follow our storyteller down into the Dingle and enjoy tales inspired by our oldest trees. Sunday, 8 May, 10.45am – 12 noon Read More...

Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

29th April 2016 | Osborne and After Festival: the first of its kind and an unmissable weekend of events

There are many ‘Firsts’ associated with Clun’s Osborne and After Festival, which takes place from 6-8 May in Clun, South Shropshire. Read More...

May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

29th April 2016 | May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston

Help us raise the May Tree by dancing along with Shrewsbury Morris Dancers. Join us on Monday, 2 May from 11.00am. Read More...

Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

27th April 2016 | Great prizes to be won at the Apley Bake Off

Great prizes are ready to be won at the Apley Bake Off next Monday, bank holiday Monday 2 May at Apley Farm Shop. Read More...

The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

21st April 2016 | The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, joins The Great Inns of Britain in its 20th year

The Great Inns of Britain is delighted to announce that The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle, has joined this leading collection of independently owned country and coastal inns, taking the membership up to 22 inns and increasing the geographical spread of properties across the UK. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring  May Day

19th April 2016 | Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring May Day

May Day marks the middle of spring and was celebrated by the Victorians with music, dancing, feasting and games. Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 1st May as they mark the occasion with much fun and merriment. Read More...

Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

19th April 2016 | Shrewsbury's Connection to the British Comics Industry

Some of Britain's top cartoonists have been gathering for a festival celebrating their skills, the casual observer might be surprised to learn of its setting - Shrewsbury. So just how has Shrewsbury become the unofficial capital of the UK cartoon industry? Read More...

Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

14th April 2016 | Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2016

Ellesmere College will be holding the fifth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 80 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 1st June through to Sunday 5th June. The preview evening, which takes place on Wednesday 1st June 7.30 - 9.00pm, promises to be a fabulous evening. Read More...

New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

14th April 2016 | New Walking Festival in Mortimer Country

A festival of guided walks: where nature and heritage lead the way In Mortimer Country, North Herefordshire. Read More...

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th April 2016 | Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

The residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be celebrating St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon. Read More...

Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

13th April 2016 | Apley Farm Shop’s fifth anniversary

Having opened in the coldest winter in decades, when temperatures dropped to -19°C, Apley Farm Shop in Shropshire considers how it’s developed in its first five years Read More...

Sausage & Cider Event at Battlefield 1403

8th April 2016 | Sausage & Cider Event at Battlefield 1403

Thursday 14th April sees a Sausage and Cider event like no other at Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop. The butchery is renown for its fine sausages but these will be sausages with a difference… Russian Roulette in a pan – are you brave enough? You’ll have no idea of the flavours and one of them just might contain chilli…. Read More...

Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

7th April 2016 | Activ8 holiday clubs at farm shop

A holiday club provider has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor & sporty holiday clubs this summer. Read More...

Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

4th April 2016 | Food Hall of The Year finalists announced

Farm Shop & Deli Awards shortlist includes Ludlow Food Centre again! Read More...

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

30th March 2016 | Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival celebrates its 13th year with a shift of format and a strong whiff of ‘LUCK’ as the theme. Read More...

BBC Midlands visiting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for Out and About feature

29th March 2016 | BBC Midlands visiting Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for Out and About feature

The BBC in the Midlands through Midlands Today, Inside Out and Local Radio has been delivering surprising stories from familiar places for many years but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty more to be told! Read More...

 Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

24th March 2016 | Eggciting Easter Funday at farm shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding an Easter Funday on Monday 28 March, 10-4pm. Read More...

Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

23rd March 2016 | Cadbury Bunny spotted at Dudmaston

Bunny has left a trail of riddles around the orchard at Dudmaston. Crack his clues to unlock his secret stash of Easter treats. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring May Day, Sunday 1st May

21st March 2016 | Blists Hill Victorian Town celebrates the middle of spring May Day, Sunday 1st May

May Day marks the middle of spring and was celebrated by the Victorians with music, dancing, feasting and games. Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 1st May as they mark the occasion with much fun and merriment. Read More...

Celebrate Museums at Night National Festival at Enginuity: 5.30pm - 9pm Saturday 14th May

21st March 2016 | Celebrate Museums at Night National Festival at Enginuity: 5.30pm - 9pm Saturday 14th May

As part of Museums at Night, the late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be opening its doors on Saturday evening, 14th May for a free family event. Read More...

Model show returns for fifteenth year

18th March 2016 | Model show returns for fifteenth year

For the fifteenth successful year, the popular Shropshire Scale Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. It’s one of the biggest modelling events in the country and shows no signs of slowing down, as a record 150 exhibitors and traders will be heading to Cosford for the one day event taking place on Sunday 3 April. Read More...

Apley Bake Off cake competition

18th March 2016 | Apley Bake Off cake competition

The county’s keenest cooks, foodies & bakers will soon get the chance to meet six of Shropshire's talented chefs & enter a cake & tart competition, on at a farm shop near Bridgnorth. Apley Farm Shop is holding its first Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2nd May. Read More...

iCombat arrives at the Dana

16th March 2016 | iCombat arrives at the Dana

Immersive Events and iCombat UK are pleased to bring you Operation Cellblock. The UKs first laser combat event running in a real life prison. No imitations, fake sets or false scenes, just real life beds, bars and barracks. Read More...

‘Cracking’ Easter activities on offer at Cosford

16th March 2016 | ‘Cracking’ Easter activities on offer at Cosford

With the Easter break fast approaching, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a Missing Mascot Trail running over the Easter bank holiday weekend and two craft activities on offer during the week, children of all ages are sure to have a ‘cracking’ time. Read More...

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

16th March 2016 | Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

Discover the beauty of the Estate as it wakes up for spring. Dudmaston welcomes visitors to the Galleries, garden, park, tearoom, and shop from Sunday, 20 March. Read More...

Mysteries of ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Revealed

16th March 2016 | Mysteries of ‘Shakespeare’s Will’ Revealed

Severn Valley Country Park - Saturday 2nd April 2016 Read More...

MECCANO COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

9th March 2016 | MECCANO COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: Bank Holiday Weekend 30th Apr - 2nd May Read More...

Easter themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

9th March 2016 | Easter themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

Create your own Easter themed ceramic tiles at family drop-in tile decorating workshops during the Easter school holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. Designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows, perhaps an Easter bunny, baby chick, chocolate Easter egg or spring flowers. Read More...

Design and Desire: The Great Exhibition of 1851

9th March 2016 | Design and Desire: The Great Exhibition of 1851

New free exhibition at Coalbrookdale Gallery, near Ironbridge 21st March 2016 – 24th February 2017 Read More...

Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April

9th March 2016 | Celebrate St George’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April

Come dressed as knight or princess and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate St George, the patron saint of England, over the weekend of 23rd and 24th April, when the streets will be decorated in patriotic red, white and blue. Join-in the patriotic parade, take part in a dragon hunt and see a re-enactment of the famous tale of St George and the Dragon. Read More...

Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland  Accolade for its visitor experience

3rd March 2016 | Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience. Read More...

2nd March 2016 | Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child lead a host of top children’s authors appearing at this year’s Shrewsbury Bookfest May Festival

Some of the biggest names in the world of children’s books are taking part in this year’s May Festival run by Shrewsbury Bookfest, which takes place in venues across the town from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May. Read More...

51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

25th February 2016 | 51 years of preservation and still steaming on!

The story of the Severn Valley Railway at Severn Valley Country Park, an illustrated talk - Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm Read More...

22nd February 2016 | Griff Rhys Jones Explores the Shropshire Countryside on ITV tonight

Griff Rhys Jones Explores the Shropshire Countryside along the border between England and Wales on ITV 1 at 8pm tonight. Griff will be taking to the air to survey the landscape in all its glory. The programme will explore Ludlow, the Chirk Aqueduct, Church Stretton and the Llangollen Canal. Read More...

29TH ANNUAL SHROPSHIRE VINTAGE SHOW – family fun plus Tractor pulling!

22nd February 2016 | 29TH ANNUAL SHROPSHIRE VINTAGE SHOW – family fun plus Tractor pulling!

The Annual Vintage Show is returning to the Shropshire Showground this June for its 29th year and the event promises to host more than ever before for families as well as vehicle enthusiasts Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

17th February 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Caribbean Supper Evening Tuesday 23rd February

Following the success of the cookery launch held at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre earlier this month, there will be a whole host of cookery workshops starting with a Caribbean Supper evening on Tuesday 23rd February. The Discovery Centre has a pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival with all the equipment needed to run a cookery demonstration or cookery course. Read More...

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

17th February 2016 | Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

Join the team at Dudmaston on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the great outdoors with a walk through the Dingle, taking in the snowdrops that tell us spring is on its way. The children can pick up a free '50 things' trail from reception and see if they can identify the animal tracks or make a stick trail. Read More...

Peppa and George set to visit the SVR

16th February 2016 | Peppa and George set to visit the SVR

Family favourites Peppa Pig and her little brother George will pay a special visit to the Severn Valley Railway this May. Read More...

12th February 2016 | Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 13th February and Sunday 21st February from 11am-4pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, homestyle soup and many other delicious snacks will be available daily. Read More...

Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

11th February 2016 | Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman & Toyah Willcox in Shropshire

Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime. Read More...

National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

10th February 2016 | National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

Park Hall Countryside Experience, Oswestry are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious ‘Best in Education 2016′ award at The National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN) annual conference held in Liverpool last week. NFAN is the trade association for the farm attractions sector with over 250 members. Read More...

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

8th February 2016 | Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

Saturday and Sunday 13, 14, 20 and 21 February 12:00pm – 4:00pm Read More...

Spring into fun at Apley Farm Shop

8th February 2016 | Spring into fun at Apley Farm Shop

Far from hibernating, Apley Farm Shop has just emerged from a busy January planning a fabulous series of Spring events –the most exciting being the First Apley Bake Off on bank holiday Monday 2 May. Read More...

Friends of a Feather at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th February 2016 | Friends of a Feather at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Join the award winning visitor attraction, The Dorothy Clive Garden, for their special fundraising event in celebration of National Nest Box Week, in conjunction with the RSPB & Shropshire Wildlife Trust. Read More...

February Half Term Treasure Hunt

4th February 2016 | February Half Term Treasure Hunt

Metal Detecting event at the British Ironwork Centre Read More...

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

3rd February 2016 | Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

Half-term family activities Monday 15th – Friday 19th February Read More...

Valentine’s Day at your local farm shop

2nd February 2016 | Valentine’s Day at your local farm shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has installed probably the largest heart in Shropshire this week, made from laurel leaves. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February

2nd February 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of cookery workshops on offer, thanks to the pop up kitchen sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival. The Discovery Centre will host a day of free talks, demonstrations and cookery sessions at the Cookery Launch on Saturday 6th February 9am – 4pm Read More...

Shrewsbury shortlisted to feature in its very own Monopoly board

1st February 2016 | Shrewsbury shortlisted to feature in its very own Monopoly board

Shrewbury is in the running to have its very own Monopoly board, featuring 22 property spots and community chest cards designed to the towns style and culture. Read More...

Free admission for mothers on Mothering Sunday At Blists Hill Victorian Town, 6th March

1st February 2016 | Free admission for mothers on Mothering Sunday At Blists Hill Victorian Town, 6th March

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, is inviting all mums to come as their guest on Sunday, 6th March when they can enjoy a Victorian-style Mother’s Day. Read More...

Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

28th January 2016 | Hocus pocus and photo trickery at museum lecture

Art forms, artists and magic will be the focus of a fascinating talk based around visual deception, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month. Read More...

Meccano mechanical marvels come to Enginuity

26th January 2016 | Meccano mechanical marvels come to Enginuity

Members of the Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS) will be bringing their magnificent metal creations to the Enginuity design and technology discovery centre at Coalbrookdale, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 30th Januar Read More...

Storytelling evening at Severn Valley Country Park

25th January 2016 | Storytelling evening at Severn Valley Country Park

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming professional storyteller, Sal Tonge for an evening of ‘dark stories for winters nights’. Read More...

Volunteer opportunities at Dudmaston...

25th January 2016 | Volunteer opportunities at Dudmaston...

Pop in for a cuppa and join the team! Building on the success of their season last year, the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate, Nr. Bridgnorth, are in the process of recruiting new volunteers in time for when they open their doors again to visitors in March. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

20th January 2016 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre to celebrate RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 30th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds. Read More...

Slow Food Breakfast for 100 people celebrating local bangers and bacon

18th January 2016 | Slow Food Breakfast for 100 people celebrating local bangers and bacon

This year Slow Food’s favourite fun food event is being organised jointly with the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre at Craven Arms, to coincide with the beginning of British Farmhouse Breakfast Week on Sunday 24th January. It is a natural fit for Slow Food to work with Grow Cook Learn, the charity running the Discovery Centre in its endeavours to deliver the Grow Cook Learn vision to connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. Read More...

The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery presents Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain

5th January 2016 | The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery presents Valhalla - Life and Death in Viking Britain

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 8 February 2016. Read More...

Festive opening dates at Cosford

16th December 2015 | Festive opening dates at Cosford

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open each day throughout December from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Read More...

The Story of Shropshire Hero Captain Matthew Webb to feature in TV Show

15th December 2015 | The Story of Shropshire Hero Captain Matthew Webb to feature in TV Show

The story of the first person to successfully swim the English Channel in 1875 is brought to life on the Drama Channel this Christmas. Read More...

14th December 2015 | Twixmas opening at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire for a great family day out 26th – 31st December

For a fun day out during the Twixmas festive period, 26th – 31st December, go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Read More...

CAROLS IN THE SQUARE CONCERT RETURNS

14th December 2015 | CAROLS IN THE SQUARE CONCERT RETURNS

Shrewsbury’s annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week Read More...

11th December 2015 | Christmas Festival to be held at Shrewsbury Quarry

Visit the Shrewsbury Quarry 12th & 13th December for a weekend of Christmas Festivities with the finest produce from over 150 food and craft producers, with mulled wine, carol singing and even Shrewsbury's very own ice-rink thrown in! Everything you should want in one place for a jolly good time! Read More...

11th December 2015 | A 'one-night-only' Theatre Performance of 'A Christmas Carol' to be held at Country Park

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park for a ‘one-night only’ performance of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Rain or Shine Theatre Company are setting up stage at the country park on Sunday 3rd January 2016 as part of their national winter tour. Read More...

Last chance for a walk, shop and cuppa at Dudmaston this year…

10th December 2015 | Last chance for a walk, shop and cuppa at Dudmaston this year…

Dudmaston closes its doors for its winter snooze Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 11:30am – 4:00pm Read More...

Farm Shop launches online shopping

4th December 2015 | Farm Shop launches online shopping

A farm shop near Bridgnorth has just launched their online shopping website with a Click & Collect and advanced order service, to complement its physical shop which opened nearly 5 years ago. Read More...

30th November 2015 | Make your own Christmas Wreath!

On Wednesday 16th December, Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath making session. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect to adorn a festive wreath. Read More...

Apley’s Christmas Food Fair

25th November 2015 | Apley’s Christmas Food Fair

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is holding its annual Christmas Food Fair this Saturday (28 Nov) including an impressive schedule of free cookery demonstrations (10-4pm). Amongst those on the stage will be award-winning Thai chef, Suree Coates of the King & Thai in Broseley, who won the Midlands Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year 2015. Read More...

 Apley Farm Shop butcher strikes gold

24th November 2015 | Apley Farm Shop butcher strikes gold

Apley Farm Shop struck gold this weekend at a prestigious competition for sausages & pies. Butchers John Callinswood & Craig Whitehouse won a gold award (97/100) for their traditional pork sausage & a silver award (94/100) - Pork Stilton & Spring Onion – just 1 point off another gold award. Read More...

20th November 2015 | Welcoming the Christmas Season through Song!

If you are looking for a fantastic way to kick-start the Christmas season, rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are welcoming popular vocal group, the Severn Singers for an entertaining evening of festive music. Read More...

Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

18th November 2015 | Spotlight Awards 2015: Shropshire's best food and entertainment venues pick up gongs

Shropshire’s best-loved eating and entertainment venues had their moment in the limelight when they were celebrated at the Spotlight Awards. Read More...

FIRST STAGE OF PROJECT TO SAVE SHREWSBURY FLAXMILL MALTINGS COMPLETE

13th November 2015 | FIRST STAGE OF PROJECT TO SAVE SHREWSBURY FLAXMILL MALTINGS COMPLETE

Internationally important historic site brought back to life with new exhibition and visitor centre opening to the public! Read More...

Sabrina Boat Owner Recognised as Excellence Award Finalist

12th November 2015 | Sabrina Boat Owner Recognised as Excellence Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dilwyn Jones of Sabrina Boat Cruises who was recently named as a finalist in the Excellence Award at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards. Read More...

Fourfold increase for Sabrina Boat!

12th November 2015 | Fourfold increase for Sabrina Boat!

One of Shrewsbury’s most popular group-friendly attractions, the Sabrina Boat, is celebrating a fourfold increase in the number of coaches and groups taking to the River Severn. Read More...

Stock up this Christmas...

11th November 2015 | Stock up this Christmas...

An indulgent December at Ludlow Food Centre Read More...

Dine Out in Style and Celebrate the Festive Season

11th November 2015 | Dine Out in Style and Celebrate the Festive Season

A warm welcome awaits you at The Clive Hotel & Restaurant in Ludlow Read More...

Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch-On Set to Be a Cracker of an Event

11th November 2015 | Shrewsbury Christmas Lights Switch-On Set to Be a Cracker of an Event

The festive season is upon us and Shrewsbury is about to kick it all off with a bang as the town’s ‘Christmas Cracker’ event returns; bigger and better than ever! Read More...

RAF Museum Play Area Takes Off With Help From Students.

11th November 2015 | RAF Museum Play Area Takes Off With Help From Students.

Youngsters to the RAF Museum Cosford will soon be enjoying a new aeroplane-themed play area thanks to the City of Wolverhampton College. Read More...

Why is it Worthwhile to Join Shropshire Tourism?

11th November 2015 | Why is it Worthwhile to Join Shropshire Tourism?

When you become a member of Shropshire Tourism you gain access to some fantastic, tailor-made benefits designed to help you take your business forward. Read More...

What will you be doing to celebrate Diwali over the next few days?

11th November 2015 | What will you be doing to celebrate Diwali over the next few days?

Diwali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ and is celebrated globally by Hindu’s, Sikh’s and Jain’s. Read More...

Dana Prison Hosts Chilling Day/Night Tours with Ghost Hunts & Zombie Runs!

11th November 2015 | Dana Prison Hosts Chilling Day/Night Tours with Ghost Hunts & Zombie Runs!

During the 3 months The Dana has been open to the public a wide range of activities, events and tours have been introduced. Read More...

Festive Weekends Blists Hill Victorian Town 5-6 and 12-13 December

9th November 2015 | Festive Weekends Blists Hill Victorian Town 5-6 and 12-13 December

Step back to the 1800s and see how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian time Read More...

Dudmaston has Christmas all wrapped up this coming weekend…

9th November 2015 | Dudmaston has Christmas all wrapped up this coming weekend…

Dudmaston Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 11:00am – 4:00pm Read More...

Visit Santa Claus & His Elves at The British Ironwork Centre!

6th November 2015 | Visit Santa Claus & His Elves at The British Ironwork Centre!

The lists have been made and checked and with Christmas fast approaching, the only question that remains is, have you been naughty or nice this year? Read More...

Florist & Giftware store newly opened at Apley Farm Shop

5th November 2015 | Florist & Giftware store newly opened at Apley Farm Shop

Shropshire-based wedding florists Big Little Things will be opening their floristry & giftware shop on Saturday 31st October 2015 Read More...

Telford Guest House given new Accolade for Service Excellence

2nd November 2015 | Telford Guest House given new Accolade for Service Excellence

Rosemary and Adrian Brown at The Old Rectory of St James Guest House have been presented with VisitEngland’s new ROSE Accolade for 2015, one of only 100 in the whole of England. Read More...

National Award for Service Excellence Given to Eaton Manor

22nd October 2015 | National Award for Service Excellence Given to Eaton Manor

Congratulations to Eaton Manor who are over-joyed to have been awarded the 2015 VisitEngland ROSE award, in recognition of Service Excellence. Read More...

Defence Through the Lens - 100 Years of Military Photography

21st October 2015 | Defence Through the Lens - 100 Years of Military Photography

Military Exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from Monday 19 October 2015 Read More...

Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book!

20th October 2015 | Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book!

Best-selling travel author Bill Bryson has written about a visit to Shropshire in his new book, The Road To Little Dribbling, which came out last week. Read More...

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 7th November

20th October 2015 | Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 7th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 7th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display. Read More...

Join the Big Draw at Blists Hill Victorian Town during the  Autumn half-term 24th - 25th October

20th October 2015 | Join the Big Draw at Blists Hill Victorian Town during the Autumn half-term 24th - 25th October

Take part in the national Big Draw initiative during the autumn half-term and join a hands-on session at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Read More...

Vote for the Discovery Centre in the Shropshire Star 'Spotlight' awards

20th October 2015 | Vote for the Discovery Centre in the Shropshire Star 'Spotlight' awards

For the second year running we are thrilled to have been nominated for the Shropshire Star 'Spotlight' awards in the category of 'Best Family Day Out - small venue'. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Youth Health Day

19th October 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Youth Health Day

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a variety of ‘get fit’ and ‘get healthy’ activities on Saturday 24th October to promote the healthy living message Read More...

‘Pumpkin Carving with Peppa Pig!’…

16th October 2015 | ‘Pumpkin Carving with Peppa Pig!’…

Meadowdale Nurseries in Telford have announced today that there will be a very special guest at their pumpkin carving event on the 28th October, Peppa Pig Read More...

Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

16th October 2015 | Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

The rangers are getting ready for a number of fun filled children’s events. Read More...

Hallowe’en Fun at Dudmaston

16th October 2015 | Hallowe’en Fun at Dudmaston

Sunday 25, Monday 26 and Wednesday 26 October 11:30am – 5:00pm Read More...

Derelict coaching inn to Michelin guide in 18 months

15th October 2015 | Derelict coaching inn to Michelin guide in 18 months

Just 18 months after revamping an iconic Shropshire Coaching Inn, owners Mel and Martin Board have developed the site threefold, turning a dilapidated pub and barns into a Michelin Guide listed business Read More...

Shropshire hotel gets AA Red Star rating!

15th October 2015 | Shropshire hotel gets AA Red Star rating!

A Shropshire hotel has been given the highest quality rating possible this year among just eight others in the country. Read More...

Halloween Spooktacular

14th October 2015 | Halloween Spooktacular

HALLOWEEN AT THE BRITISH IRONWORK CENTRE Read More...

A Weekend of Words takes place 16 – 18 October

12th October 2015 | A Weekend of Words takes place 16 – 18 October

South Shropshire Venue presents its first Literary Festival! Read More...

First exhibits installed at Landscape with Machines

12th October 2015 | First exhibits installed at Landscape with Machines

Eclectic art exhibition celebrating reactions to the Industrial Revolution opening 9th October at Ironbridge Read More...

Oswald film to star at Cannes on how Oswestry got its name!

9th October 2015 | Oswald film to star at Cannes on how Oswestry got its name!

The film is based around the legend of C7th King (Saint) Oswald who gave a name to a Shropshire town - and it is set to feature at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival next May. Read More...

Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

7th October 2015 | Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel Wins Four National Awards in One Week!

The stunning silver-stone former Georgian rectory has recently been awarded an unprecedented four top awards. Read More...

Fishmore Hall in top ten for

6th October 2015 | Fishmore Hall in top ten for "'Britain's favourite place to stay' in LandLove Magazine Awards 2015

One of ten hotels voted in Britain to be named Britain's favourite place to stay; Fishmore Hall Hotel; Ludlow is delighted to be put forward for the award created by LandLove magazine. Read More...

A celebration for Apley Farm shop

2nd October 2015 | A celebration for Apley Farm shop

With so much planned in for Apley Farm, the new butcher John Callinswood prepares to make his mark in a number of competitions with locally sourced produce. Celebrations continue as Apley welcomes their first delivery of British White Cattle! Read More...

‘Shop of the Year’ invests in the future with  New Apprenticeship Scheme

2nd October 2015 | ‘Shop of the Year’ invests in the future with New Apprenticeship Scheme

2015’s Great Taste ‘Shop of The Year, based in Ludlow, is looking to recruit the future generation of artisan creatives and first class hospitality staff. Read More...

PROUD SALOPIAN UNVEILS SECOND SHREWSBURY CALENDAR FOR HOMETOWN

2nd October 2015 | PROUD SALOPIAN UNVEILS SECOND SHREWSBURY CALENDAR FOR HOMETOWN

A local photographer with a passion for his hometown of Shrewsbury, is pleased to announce the launch of a second Shrewsbury calendar. Read More...

Artist to ‘disguise’ the Iron Bridge in rags

29th September 2015 | Artist to ‘disguise’ the Iron Bridge in rags

Visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site will be able to witness a unique sight on Saturday 10th October Read More...

29th September 2015 | Geological Inspiration in Textile Art: An Illustrated Talk

Severn Valley Country Park Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6NG Read More...

Fishmore Hall's Autumn Walking Break

28th September 2015 | Fishmore Hall's Autumn Walking Break

A contemporary boutique Shropshire hotel; Fishmore Hall in Ludlow is offering guests the opportunity to explore one of England’s most unspoilt counties with an autumn walking break package. Read More...

Shropshire Chef appearing on BBC2 Great British Menu next week!

28th September 2015 | Shropshire Chef appearing on BBC2 Great British Menu next week!

Jason Hodnett, Head Chef at The Raven Hotel, Much Wenlock, is representing the Central Region in the 2015 Great British Menu. Read More...

28th September 2015 | Peter Snow and Historian Son visit beloved Shropshire

On 23rd September, Shrewsbury hosted a visit from veteran broadcaster and past Shropshire resident Peter Snow and his son, TV Historian Dan Snow. Read More...

The Ludlow Food Centre goes green with new biogas venture.

28th September 2015 | The Ludlow Food Centre goes green with new biogas venture.

A local, Shropshire-based food centre has teamed up with a new local business to transform their food waste into renewable energy. Read More...

ETU European Standard Triathlon Qualifier

21st September 2015 | ETU European Standard Triathlon Qualifier

Sunday 29th May 2016 in Cremorne Gardens, Ellesmere Read More...

Demand rises at Dana Prison, Shrewsbury, for Jail House Tours.

16th September 2015 | Demand rises at Dana Prison, Shrewsbury, for Jail House Tours.

The public tours were launched just over a month ago and in that time over 4,000 visitors have had a look around the former prison. Read More...

Tesco heads for the Hills to help out local charity

15th September 2015 | Tesco heads for the Hills to help out local charity

Staff from the Shrewsbury Tesco Store headed for the Shropshire hills to help out Grow Cook Learn – the charity that manages Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

Santa set to steam in for lots of festive fun!

15th September 2015 | Santa set to steam in for lots of festive fun!

The chestnuts are ordered, the halls are ready to be decked and one very special guest is nearly on his way – the Severn Valley Railway is right on track for a truly fun-filled Christmas to end its Golden Jubilee year in celebratory style. Read More...

THE TRAIL OF THOMAS LOVE AT ENGINUITY

14th September 2015 | THE TRAIL OF THOMAS LOVE AT ENGINUITY

An Evening of Songs & Projections with 5-piece band Read More...

Ludlow Food Festival

11th September 2015 | Ludlow Food Festival

World famous festival takes place 11th -13th September Read More...

Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

11th September 2015 | Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

Shropshire is celebrating floral glory as the 2015 Heart of England in Bloom Awards were today announced. Read More...

Shropshire food firms awarded the Golden Fork!

11th September 2015 | Shropshire food firms awarded the Golden Fork!

The Great Taste Awards have named two Shropshire food businesses within the top 16 in the UK, who have developed their craft and perfected their skills as food heroes! Read More...

RAF Museum’s ‘First World War in the Air’ exhibition wins National Lottery Award

10th September 2015 | RAF Museum’s ‘First World War in the Air’ exhibition wins National Lottery Award

‘GOLD’ for Royal Air Force Museum as musician and actor Martin Kemp celebrates the Museum being voted the UK’s Best Heritage project Read More...

Free exhibition at Jackfield Tile Museum, Fusion Gallery

10th September 2015 | Free exhibition at Jackfield Tile Museum, Fusion Gallery

Germany’s confrontation with the Holocaust in a global context Read More...

Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

10th September 2015 | Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

From the 10th - 13th September, Shropshire will embrace the Open Doors Days, with a host of landmarks inviting people in for exclusive tours. Read More...

Billingsley Park Lodges - Open Weekend

4th September 2015 | Billingsley Park Lodges - Open Weekend

Open Weekend for Brand New Exclusive Holiday Lodge Park Read More...

RHS lecture series - Fork to Fork

3rd September 2015 | RHS lecture series - Fork to Fork

As featured in the RHS ‘The Garden Magazine’, Curator Marcus Chilton-Jones, will lead a walk around the Edible Woodland Orchard and Apiary on 13th Sept exploring unsual, novelty plants to grow and eat. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Garden

3rd September 2015 | Dorothy Clive Garden

Get ready for our 4th Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 20th September 2015 from 10am to 5.30pm! Read More...

Severn Valley 5K Trail Race

1st September 2015 | Severn Valley 5K Trail Race

Get your running shoes on! Entries being taken for 5km Trail Race at award-winning park Read More...

Severn Valley Country Park

28th August 2015 | Severn Valley Country Park

9 mile Riverside Walk and Train Ride from Alveley to Bewdley Read More...

Qube Gallery shines light on Hospital Heroes

28th August 2015 | Qube Gallery shines light on Hospital Heroes

An exciting new digital visual art experience called, ‘Fracture’, is to be unveiled on September 10 at Qube Gallery, Oswestry. Read More...

New term is not just for School

28th August 2015 | New term is not just for School

Ludlow’s Loudwater Studio is inviting the local community to come and join them for a whole host of new creative activities as the schools go back for the new term Read More...

As You Like It - Shropshire Drama Company

27th August 2015 | As You Like It - Shropshire Drama Company

Rehearsals have started and tickets are now on sale for Shropshire Drama Company’s (SDC) forthcoming production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at Theatre Severn, which takes place from 28 to 31 October Read More...

Ask the expert, at Severn Valley Country Park

27th August 2015 | Ask the expert, at Severn Valley Country Park

As Geofest 2015 draws to a close, experts from the group Geologists in the Geopark will be spending the day at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley on Sunday 30 August 2015 Read More...

Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

26th August 2015 | Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

Cantlop Bridge near Shrewsbury has been recommended as one of the top 12 Poohsticks-Perfect Bridges by VisitEngland. Read More...

Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

26th August 2015 | Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

People visiting Shrewsbury on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August 2015) will be able to park for just £1 in all Shropshire Council-run car parks. Read More...

All Aboard the Discovery Express at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

25th August 2015 | All Aboard the Discovery Express at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Come and visit our magnificent train made by a member of our team - Dave Jones. The Discovery Express will be making its way to Ludlow Food Festival after the carriages have been filled with vegetables and plants from local schools. Read More...

Teddy Bear's Picnic at Dudmaston

24th August 2015 | Teddy Bear's Picnic at Dudmaston

Bank Holiday Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August 11:00am - 5:30pm Read More...

Caravan dealership celebrates 25 years supporting Shrewsbury Steam Rally

24th August 2015 | Caravan dealership celebrates 25 years supporting Shrewsbury Steam Rally

Caravan and motorhome dealership Salop Leisure will have its biggest ever stand at Shrewsbury Steam Rally next weekend as it celebrates 25 years of exhibiting at the popular Bank Holiday event. Read More...

Brick City - The World's Most Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in LEGO

19th August 2015 | Brick City - The World's Most Iconic Buildings and Landmarks in LEGO

A World of LEGO comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 14 September Read More...

Gorgeous Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair

19th August 2015 | Gorgeous Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair

Experience the first taste of Christmas at Gorgeous, a contemporary designer craft fair held in Enginuity at Coalbrookdale, one of Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November. Read More...

Landscape with Machines

19th August 2015 | Landscape with Machines

Eclectic art exhibition celebrating reactions to the Industrial Revolution opens 9th October at Ironbridge Read More...

Ask the Expert at Severn Valley Country Park

17th August 2015 | Ask the Expert at Severn Valley Country Park

As Geofest 2015 draws to a close, experts from the group ‘Geologists in the Geopark’ will be spending the day at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley, Shropshire. The park is part of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark which covers 1250 sq km across multiple counties. The Geopark has outstanding geology spanning 700 million years its members have a passion for landscape and geology which they are happy to share so people can learn more about the area they live in. Read More...

17th August 2015 | Shropshire top curry chef has been named!

A prestigious curry competition in the county of Shropshire; run by Shropshire Council, has announced its winner! Read More...

Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

14th August 2015 | Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge at an Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 29th – 31st August based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel. Read More...

Apley Estate & Hundred House offer new Group Tours

13th August 2015 | Apley Estate & Hundred House offer new Group Tours

Enjoy a tour of Apley Victorian Walled Garden followed by lunch or dinner at the Hundred House near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Read More...

TV stars sign up for charity football match.

13th August 2015 | TV stars sign up for charity football match.

Stars of stage, screen and sport will unite in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, this summer for a charity football match in aid of veterinary charity PDSA. Read More...

Meet artist and author James Mayhew at  Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th August 2015 | Meet artist and author James Mayhew at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Come and meet James Mayhew, well known illustrator and author of the much loved Katie series of children’s books at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge during the museum’s Victorian Childhood themed event from Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd August. Read More...

Six Sensationally Tasty Stars Land in Ludlow

10th August 2015 | Six Sensationally Tasty Stars Land in Ludlow

Ludlow Food Centre Collects Multiple Awards at Great Taste 2015 Read More...

Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

6th August 2015 | Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

In a recent national survey by the property website company; Rightmove, Shrewsbury was crowned the second happiest place to live in Britain! Read More...

Up, up and away for family fun at Cosford

6th August 2015 | Up, up and away for family fun at Cosford

Summer is officially about to start at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford as the popular month long ‘August Activities’ returns for families to enjoy during the school break. Each week throughout August will have an exciting activity dedicated to it with the fun continuing into each weekend and even Bank Holiday Monday. There is a fun flying theme each week with everything from building an Airfix model aeroplane to making parachutes and even wooden peg plane magnets, ensuring there is something suitable for children of all ages. Read More...

5th August 2015 | Broseley Eatery Named Restaurant Of The Year!

A top Shropshire restaurant has been awarded a ‘regional winner’ of the Waitrose Good Food Guide Reader's Restaurant of the Year Awards. Read More...

Become a Chef for the Day at Fishmore Hall

5th August 2015 | Become a Chef for the Day at Fishmore Hall

Luxury boutique hotel, Fishmore Hall in Shropshire, is giving budding chefs and food fanatics the opportunity to become a chef for the day with their 'Shop and Cook with the Chef' package. Read More...

Calling all keen photographers - Enter your best photos into the new Mortimer Country Photographic Competition

4th August 2015 | Calling all keen photographers - Enter your best photos into the new Mortimer Country Photographic Competition

Mortimer Country Ltd are keen to see what you love best about Mortimer Country, Mortimer Forest and the surrounding area - its natural beauty, history, village events and opportunities for enjoying the outdoors. Read More...

Newport Town Council hosts England's biggest heritage festival!

31st July 2015 | Newport Town Council hosts England's biggest heritage festival!

Heritage Open Days celebrate history, heritage & culture. On a national level, the programme is managed by the National Trust and funded by players of People's Postcode Lottery and Historic England. Read More...

Ironbridge Artist in Residence sets out to solve the Mystery of the missing portraits.

29th July 2015 | Ironbridge Artist in Residence sets out to solve the Mystery of the missing portraits.

Faye Claridge has been appointed as Artist in Residence at the Darby Houses, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums at Coalbrookdale, Shropshire. Her six-month residency will feature research, workshops and her own creative work as she sets out to solve The Mystery of the Missing Portraits. Read More...

Oswestry Hill Fort a 'must-see' site

28th July 2015 | Oswestry Hill Fort a 'must-see' site

Oswestry's Iron Age hill fort has been named one of the 10 "must-see" sites in the UK by the historic sciences journal Heritage Daily. Read More...

28th July 2015 | Telford Town Park Awarded Green Flag

Telford Town Park has received a Green Flag Award by Keep Britain Tidy, which recognises some of the best parks in the country. Read More...

AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Awards - Commendations Announced

28th July 2015 | AHI 2015 Discover Heritage Awards - Commendations Announced

The Churches Conservation Trust has been commended in the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards – for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland – sponsored by Geosho. Read More...

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Fishmore Hall

27th July 2015 | Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Fishmore Hall

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week taking place on the 10th - 16th August in quintessentially English style at Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel in Ludlow. Read More...

Rain or Shine Theatre Company: The Tempest

27th July 2015 | Rain or Shine Theatre Company: The Tempest

Shropshire Council rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are readying themselves for a mysterious and magical evening of theatrical entertainment! The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is returning to the park as part of their national tour with William Shakespeare’s masterpiece, The Tempest. Read More...

New Interior Accessories Showroom in Shropshire

27th July 2015 | New Interior Accessories Showroom in Shropshire

A unique showroom for traditional one-off interior design accessories is opening near Much Wenlock in Shropshire. The Loft at More Hall in Brockton will host its first open days on September 18th & 19th 2015, 11am - 6pm Read More...

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER – IN A CORACLE!

24th July 2015 | MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER – IN A CORACLE!

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12 noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races. Read More...

24th July 2015 | Eaton Manor wins a Shropshire Business Award.

Eaton Manor, in Church Stretton, are delighted to have won a Shropshire Business Award for their outstanding Customer Service. Read More...

Ironwork Centre Plays Host To Sheep Dog Trials

23rd July 2015 | Ironwork Centre Plays Host To Sheep Dog Trials

An Oswestry company known for its spectacular, life-sized animal sculptures, is set to be visited by creatures of the living variety! The British Ironwork Centre, Aston, whose impressive portfolio features an incredible array of animals both large and small, will host Sheepdog Trials within its Sculpture Park. Read More...

Merrythought Teddy Bears to celebrate 85th anniversary at  Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

22nd July 2015 | Merrythought Teddy Bears to celebrate 85th anniversary at Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

This year’s free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford and Wrekin Council, is a particularly special occasion for the team at Merrythought as it coincides with this famous company’s 85th anniversary. In fact, the festival falls just a few days after the Merrythought teddy bear factory was first officially established on 10th September 1930, with traditional teddy bear making continuing to be at the heart of Merrythought Village today. Read More...

Sculptor David Nash launches new contemporary arts programme at birthplace of Industrial Revolution

22nd July 2015 | Sculptor David Nash launches new contemporary arts programme at birthplace of Industrial Revolution

Sculptor David Nash was in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire to install a new commission, ‘Three Black Humps’, which is on public display from 22 June 2015 until June 2016 at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Its unveiling marks the launch of ‘Shifting Worlds’, a new contemporary arts programme exploring the impact and legacy of the Industrial Revolution. Read More...

Major Contemporary Arts Programme come to Ironbridge.

22nd July 2015 | Major Contemporary Arts Programme come to Ironbridge.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and Meadow Arts have secured a grant from Arts Council England to produce ‘Shifting Worlds’, a spectacular programme of contemporary arts events running throughout the summer and winter of 2015. The Programme will explore the impact of the Industrial Revolution and challenge our understanding of its legacy. Read More...

Time Travellers’ Ironbridge Quest comes to Coalbrookdale.

22nd July 2015 | Time Travellers’ Ironbridge Quest comes to Coalbrookdale.

Part of Shifting Worlds Contemporary Arts Programme The House of Fairy Tales, a national children’s arts charity established by artists Gavin Turk and Deborah Curtis, will be producing a free family festival taking over Enginuity, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and the Darby Houses, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 22nd August. Read More...

Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2015 | Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale. Read More...

Seaside Holiday themed tile decorating workshops at  Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

22nd July 2015 | Seaside Holiday themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

Create your own ceramic tiles at family drop-in tile decorating workshops running Monday- Friday during the summer school holidays at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. With a Seaside Holiday theme, designs can be as colourful and original as your imagination allows; perhaps a sandcastle, sailing boat or ice-cream cone. Read More...

Ceilidh and summer BBQ at Blists Hill Victorian Town

22nd July 2015 | Ceilidh and summer BBQ at Blists Hill Victorian Town

If you are looking for a fun and unusual way to spend a summer evening head to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge for their first Ceilidh with traditional folk music, dance and a summer BBQ on The Green on Saturday, 15th August (6.30pm-10.30pm). Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 3rd year running

22nd July 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts Classic Car Show for 3rd year running

This Sunday 26th July, the 30 acre Onny Meadows surrounding Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will play host to a Classic Car Show for the 3rd year running. Enthusiasts from the Knighton Vintage Vehicle Club which started in 1999 will congregate at the Discovery Centre from 10.30am. Read More...

Ceramic workshops at Coalport China Museum

22nd July 2015 | Ceramic workshops at Coalport China Museum

Drop-in to a summer family ceramic workshop at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge between 18th July and 6th September and paint ceramics or discover how to add textured surfaces to clay models. Read More...

First Traditional Country Fair at  Blists Hill Victorian Town

21st July 2015 | First Traditional Country Fair at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is recreating the atmosphere of a traditional Victorian Country Fair between Monday, 27th July and Sunday, 2nd August. Go along and play traditional games on The Green with the Town’s residents, watch demonstrations, be entertained by the Prince Albert Players and over the weekend you can meet the sheep and other animals. Read More...

Cosford Food Festival - It's plane delicious!

21st July 2015 | Cosford Food Festival - It's plane delicious!

Preparations are well underway at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for the annual Cosford Food Festival which takes place this weekend. Held in the Museum’s spacious grounds, a bustling food market will showcase some of the region’s finest artisan produce, tastiest treats and best cooked dishes. Read More...

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

21st July 2015 | British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

The British Ironwork centre has launched hospitality and customer love to a whole new level. They have hosted their first classic & vintage transport rally in one of the country’s most unusual locations Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its Summer Family Activity Programme

17th July 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its Summer Family Activity Programme

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of family activities on offer for all the family to enjoy starting with Pirate Adventure this week. Read More...

Open Air Cinema at Severn Valley Country Park

17th July 2015 | Open Air Cinema at Severn Valley Country Park

Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are happy to be working with local company, Salvage Cinema to bring Hollywood to the beautiful surroundings of the park. Read More...

Fine food and flying machines!

17th July 2015 | Fine food and flying machines!

Bringing a different flavour to the summer food festival scene, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the Cosford Food Festival which takes place the weekend of 25-26 July. Held in the Museum's spacious grounds, there will be plenty of military and wartime twists added to the event, meaning there is much more than just great food on offer! Read More...

Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford!

14th July 2015 | Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford!

The skies over Shropshire will be filled with hundreds of intricately detailed model aircraft this weekend, as the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Read More...

Shropshire Chef to appear on Great British Menu

14th July 2015 | Shropshire Chef to appear on Great British Menu

Jason Hodnett, Head Chef at The Raven Hotel, Much Wenlock, is to represent the Central Region in the 2015 Great British Menu. In the programme, which is back later in the summer, the chefs must plate up perfection, as they fight it out for the chance to cook at a glorious banquet marking 100 years of the Women’s Institute at London's historic Drapers Hall. Read More...

Could you be an SVR Golden Ticket winner?

14th July 2015 | Could you be an SVR Golden Ticket winner?

Drawing inspiration from none other than Willy Wonka, the Severn Valley Railway is offering eight lucky people a truly golden opportunity to enjoy an exclusive, behind-the-scenes, luxury experience day through its special Golden Ticket competition. Read More...

Summer fun sorted at Dudmaston

13th July 2015 | Summer fun sorted at Dudmaston

Children Activity Days at Dudmaston Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-5:30pm Read More...

Celebrity MasterChef semi-final filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire

13th July 2015 | Celebrity MasterChef semi-final filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire

Fans of the BBC hit show Celebrity MasterChef should prepare themselves for an extra surprise on Thursday, 16th July, as the show will feature one of the West Midlands’ most popular attractions, Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire. Read More...

Are you getting married in Shropshire?

13th July 2015 | Are you getting married in Shropshire?

Are you getting married in the next couple of months or do you know someone who is? Award winning TV Production Company TwoFour are looking for people getting married for an exciting new television programme. Read More...

Summer starts here!

13th July 2015 | Summer starts here!

Shropshire Council Rangers are gearing up for a busy, fun filled summer holiday! Read More...

Battle of Britain 75th at The Royal Air Force Museum

13th July 2015 | Battle of Britain 75th at The Royal Air Force Museum

The RAF Museum will be marking the 75th Anniversary of ‘Our Finest Hour’ with a number of activities at both our London and Cosford sites. Here’s what’s happening at Cosford: Read More...

British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

9th July 2015 | British Ironwork Centre Vintage & Classic Transport Rally

Saturday 18th July 2015 – starts 10.00am. Free to the Public Read More...

Community Open Day at Lilleshall Sports Centre to provide free family fun

8th July 2015 | Community Open Day at Lilleshall Sports Centre to provide free family fun

Lilleshall Sports Centre will hold an open day for the community to use their facilities and try a variety of activities for free on the 18th of July 2015. Read More...

Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

8th July 2015 | Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Hall, a boutique country house hotel, overlooking the picturesque town of Ludlow, is offering guests the opportunity to get away for less with their buy-one-get-one-free offer this July. Read More...

Ironbridge Celebrates Festival of Archaeology

6th July 2015 | Ironbridge Celebrates Festival of Archaeology

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are once again celebrating the national Festival of Archaeology with a series of free special events in Coalbrookdale, all of which are open to the public and form part of the What lies beneath Coalbrookdales Playground project. Read More...

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th July 2015 | Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film "Jurassic World" breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition "Archaeopteryx - the missing link between dinosaurs and birds", exploring how some of these powerful creatures evolved. Read More...

Camp the night before Classic Car Sunday

6th July 2015 | Camp the night before Classic Car Sunday

For the first time, Lord Hamilton, owner of the Apley Estate near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, has invited Classic Car owners to camp at Apley Farm Shop on Saturday 18 July, the eve of the Third Apley Classic Car Sunday. Read More...

6th July 2015 | Cosford Hosts Young Teen Fiction Book Awards

The Staffordshire final of the 'Young Teen Fiction Book Awards' will take place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford tomorrow, Tuesday 7 July, with over 200 students from across the county attending the event. Read More...

Shrewsbury Food Festival: Bigger and Better!

2nd July 2015 | Shrewsbury Food Festival: Bigger and Better!

Fine food, live music and chef demonstrations give county foodie event its third year of success Read More...

Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

25th June 2015 | Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

After a successful visit to Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley earlier in 2015, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration on 6th July. Read More...

GIVE RAF MUSEUM PROJECT ITS CHANCE TO SHINE

25th June 2015 | GIVE RAF MUSEUM PROJECT ITS CHANCE TO SHINE

The RAF Museum Cosford is appealing for local votes as it strives for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in this year's National Lottery Awards for its First World War in the Air project. Read More...

Summer holiday activities at Pigg's Playbarn in Shropshire

25th June 2015 | Summer holiday activities at Pigg's Playbarn in Shropshire

A playbarn near Bridgnorth has plenty of activities to keep the children busy this summer. Pigg's Playbarn at Apley Farm Shop will have events running every Tuesday & Wednesday in the school holidays, starting with the Cardboard Box Club every Tuesday & a variety of craft activities every Wednesday. Read More...

'Britains craziest bike race' returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

24th June 2015 | 'Britains craziest bike race' returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

An event in Shropshire dubbed as ‘Britain’s craziest bike race’ will have an extra element this year with the addition of the county’s first ever Balance Bike Championships. Read More...

22nd June 2015 | Grow your own orchids

After a successful visit to the Severn Valley Country Park earlier in the year, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration. Read More...

19th June 2015 | Shrewsbury Dragon Boat Festival

The annual Shrewsbury Dragon Boat Festival is again set to be a fun day out by the river. Read More...

Father’s Day at Apley Farm Shop

19th June 2015 | Father’s Day at Apley Farm Shop

A farm shop near Bridgnorth is celebrating Father’s Day with a special offer from its very newly opened plant centre. Read More...

Ludlow Green Festival

19th June 2015 | Ludlow Green Festival

Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2015 Read More...

19th June 2015 | Road Closures for Shrewsbury Half Marathon 21st June 2015

There will be road closures in and around Shrewsbury on June 21st for this years Shrewsbury Half Marathon Read More...

Flypasts honour Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2015 | Flypasts honour Armed Forces Day guests

On Saturday 27 June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets. Read More...

Unique cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th June 2015 | Unique cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town

A unique cycling event is set to return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on the evening of Saturday, 27th June. Read More...

Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

16th June 2015 | Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

With just over a month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers have lined up some amazing names for live cookery demonstrations for visitors. Read More...

Prees Heath Open Day – Sunday 5th July

16th June 2015 | Prees Heath Open Day – Sunday 5th July

The recently restored former RAF control tower at Butterfly Conservation’s Prees Heath Common Reserve will be open from 10.00am until 5.00pm on Sunday 5th July – all are welcome to come, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Read More...

New Plant Centre Helps Apley Farm Shop to Blossom

16th June 2015 | New Plant Centre Helps Apley Farm Shop to Blossom

A new venture is blooming at the Apley Farm Shop Courtyard near Bridgnorth with the opening of an independent boutique plant centre. Read More...

The First Casualty of War is Truth, re:collect Exhibition

16th June 2015 | The First Casualty of War is Truth, re:collect Exhibition

1st June to 5th July Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm Read More...

16th June 2015 | Fourth of July Concert for Hope House

On Saturday 4th July, at 7.30pm, Midlands Chorale returns to Shrewsbury for the first time in 2 years to give a fundraising concert for Hope House Children’s Hospice at Morda. Read More...

Looking for Father's Day Fun?

15th June 2015 | Looking for Father's Day Fun?

Captain Geoffrey’s Discovery Day at Dudmaston Sunday 21 June 11:00am – 5:30pm Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre celebrates National Bike Week at Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th June

11th June 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre celebrates National Bike Week at Family Fun Day on Sunday 14th June

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts a family fun day this Sunday 14th June. There will be a bouncy castle, family fun games such as egg and spoon races, sack races, face painting, smoothie making and children will get the chance to make their very own dream catcher. Shropshire Fire and Rescue will also be on hand to show children the fire engine and offer fire safety advice and the volunteers who run the community garden will be doing a number of demonstrations on how to grow your own produce and get the best out of your veg patch. Read More...

Large Model Aircraft Rally: Tickets on sale now

10th June 2015 | Large Model Aircraft Rally: Tickets on sale now

Hundreds of scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies over Shropshire next month for a weekend of flying entertainment. Model enthusiasts from across the country will travel to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for this famous air show in miniature. Read More...

Guided walk - medieval holloways and ancient lime trees

10th June 2015 | Guided walk - medieval holloways and ancient lime trees

A walk to discover the medieval holloways and lime trees planted by the monks of Wenlock Abbey. Join local arborist and walk leader, John Tuer, for a 7 mile walk on Wenlock Edge next Saturday 20 June. Read More...

RAF Cosford Air Sells Out!

9th June 2015 | RAF Cosford Air Sells Out!

The airshow on 14th June 2015 has now SOLD OUT. Please do not travel to Cosford on Sunday without a ticket. Read More...

Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front 1940s event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

8th June 2015 | Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front 1940s event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

It’s that time of year again when Blists Hill Victorian Town is transformed into Blitz Hill, for a 1940s Evening on the Home Front. The gates open at 6pm on Saturday, 20th June when the Town is transported 40 years into the future to the 1940s and the middle of World War Two. Read More...

Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

4th June 2015 | Blitz Hill - 1940s summer evening on the Home Front -Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June. Read More...

What’s on in June at Apley Farm Shop

4th June 2015 | What’s on in June at Apley Farm Shop

The best way to find out what's on in June at Apley Farm Shop is to click on the link on Apley’s home page & watch their mini film. Read More...

War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

4th June 2015 | War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

As part of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum World War I memorial weekend, ace raconteur, Keith Pybus, will lead a guided walk on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 11am-1.30pm which tells the desperate struggles in this country and in Germany to feed both the armies and the civilian populations. Read More...

Comedy at Whitchurch Civic Centre

3rd June 2015 | Comedy at Whitchurch Civic Centre

Sunday 14th June will see Top Comic, Mr Gary Delaney, arrive in Whitchurch Town as part of the final leg of his UK Wide "Purist" Tour that began back in 2013 originally as an Edinburgh Festival show. Read More...

First Fashion Week at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 4th - 9th August

3rd June 2015 | First Fashion Week at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 4th - 9th August

Find out more about late 19th century dress at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between Tuesday 4th and Sunday 9th August when the townsfolk are hosting their first ever Fashion Week. Read More...

Mystery Shropshire Church Identified

3rd June 2015 | Mystery Shropshire Church Identified

Following the recent request from a New Zealand family who contacted Shropshire Tourism to help identify a mystery church in Shropshire, lots of Shropshire Star and Ludlow Journal readers have been in touch to help solve the case! Read More...

Party in the Park 2015, Bishop's Castle

3rd June 2015 | Party in the Park 2015, Bishop's Castle

Saturday 18th July 12noon - 10pm. Party in the Park returns again for its sixth year in Bishop’s Castle. Read More...

Outdoor Theatre at Severn Valley Country Park

2nd June 2015 | Outdoor Theatre at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park, part of Shropshire Councils outdoor recreation service is happy to announce an outdoor theatre production of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ on Friday 19th June 2015 Read More...

The First Casualty of War is Truth - Free Artist Talk

2nd June 2015 | The First Casualty of War is Truth - Free Artist Talk

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery - 11th June 2015 6.30pm - 8pm Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers welcome refreshment break for 100 cyclists

2nd June 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers welcome refreshment break for 100 cyclists

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will offer a welcome break to 100 cyclists this Saturday 6th June, as they stop off at the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms for refreshments, bananas and homemade cakes during a 100 mile charity cycle ride from Worcester to Aberdovey. It is also the same day as the Craven Arms Farmers Market so the team at the Discovery Centre are hoping for lots of visitors. Read More...

Companies prepare for Shrewsbury charity raft race challenge

2nd June 2015 | Companies prepare for Shrewsbury charity raft race challenge

Thirteen teams are set to put their raft building and sailing skills to the test in the annual Morris Lubricants Raft Race for charity on the River Severn in Shrewsbury on Sunday, June 7. Read More...

Remembering World War I through art at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

1st June 2015 | Remembering World War I through art at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

This year, 2015, marks the 101st anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition with work by contemporary art group re:collect and an artist in residence. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

1st June 2015 | Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating after their cheesemakers received four silver awards at this year's British Cheese Awards, which took place at the Royal Bath and West Show on 26th May. Read More...

Picturesque Shropshire holiday home park a haven for busy Midlanders

28th May 2015 | Picturesque Shropshire holiday home park a haven for busy Midlanders

Caravan and luxury lodge owners seeking to escape from their busy, urban working life are choosing a beautiful, five star holiday home park in the heart of the Shropshire countryside as their haven. Read More...

Open Farm Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

27th May 2015 | Open Farm Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

For the fourth year running, a local farm shop near Bridgnorth & Telford will hold Open Farm Sunday, a national event organised by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 7 June. Read More...

Ron Haslam Race School backs new Llangollen Bike Show

26th May 2015 | Ron Haslam Race School backs new Llangollen Bike Show

Track experience prizes donated for Wales Air Ambulance raffle The Honda Ron Haslam Race School (left) has donated track experiences worth hundreds of pounds for a raffle in aid of Wales Air Ambulance at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 15 (www.llanbikefest.co.uk) - on August 1st and 2nd. Read More...

The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

22nd May 2015 | The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

Local restaurant with rooms collects accolade from TripAdvisor Read More...

'Beastly Machines' exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

22nd May 2015 | 'Beastly Machines' exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

A new exhibition featuring unique and bizarre mechanical sculptures created by acclaimed kinetic sculptor Johnny White, opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 18 May 2015 Read More...

Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

21st May 2015 | Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

Revel in Dance have produced a great new video - I Charleston Shrewsbury performed by 'We Charleston Shrewsbury'. Do take a look! Read More...

Classic Car Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

21st May 2015 | Classic Car Sunday at Apley Farm Shop

Apley Farm Shop has the perfect combination for a great Summer Sunday - classic cars, an Apley Estate barbecued beef burger, locally made cold beer by Hops & Stagger & Churchfields’ icecream from Worcestershire. Read More...

Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

20th May 2015 | Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album. Read More...

A South Shropshire Family Business Raises £1200.00 for Macmillan at Their Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

20th May 2015 | A South Shropshire Family Business Raises £1200.00 for Macmillan at Their Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its second annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with an array of classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Riley RME to Morris Travellers, as well as a Lotus Elan and a Nova kit car. Read More...

Can you help identify the mystery Shropshire church?

19th May 2015 | Can you help identify the mystery Shropshire church?

Shropshire Tourism has received an interesting call for help from a New Zealand family trying to identify a mystery church in Shropshire. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Art Week 30th May to 7th June

19th May 2015 | Shropshire Hills Art Week 30th May to 7th June

This regional arts event is an opportunity for visitors to meet artists in their studios and at joint shows in venues in the Shropshire Hills. Read More...

Oswestry Bookshop Named Best in the Country

18th May 2015 | Oswestry Bookshop Named Best in the Country

Oswestry's Booka Bookshop has been named the best independent bookshop in the country at a glamorous awards ceremony at The Hilton in London. Read More...

Whitsun holiday fun at Dudmaston

18th May 2015 | Whitsun holiday fun at Dudmaston

Bank Holiday Monday 25 & Wednesday 27th May, 12:00-5:30pm Image shows: Some of our cuddly bugs hiding out in our Auricula Theatre Read More...

15th May 2015 | £1 Sunday parking in Shrewsbury decision aims to boost tourism

Sunday visitors to Shrewsbury will be able to park all day for £1 from 7th June. Read More...

15th May 2015 | Severn Valley Country Park reveals the secrets of its landscape!

As part of the launch weekend of Geofest 2015, Severn Valley Country Park will be hosting a free event on Sunday 31st May. Shropshire Council Rangers will be welcoming the president of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Chris Darmon as well as Geologists in the Geopark for a day of geological discovery! Read More...

A wealth of summer holiday fun at the SVR

14th May 2015 | A wealth of summer holiday fun at the SVR

Whether they’re dotty about dinosaurs or potty about princesses, there’s plenty to entertain youngsters at the Severn Valley Railway this summer holiday. Read More...

Dornier Do 17 Two Years On Lecture

13th May 2015 | Dornier Do 17 Two Years On Lecture

Date: 10 June Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm (Doors open 6.15pm) Cost: £7.50 per person Wednesday 10 June 2015 will mark two years since the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits. The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe. Read More...

New inclusive cycle trail opens at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th May 2015 | New inclusive cycle trail opens at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

A new inclusive cycle trail will be launched on Saturday at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

All on track for bank holiday and half-term fun at the SVR

13th May 2015 | All on track for bank holiday and half-term fun at the SVR

Steam trains great and small will be the stars of the show this spring bank holiday and half-term at the Severn Valley Railway Read More...

BRONZE Award for The Old Rectory of St James in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

12th May 2015 | BRONZE Award for The Old Rectory of St James in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

The Old Rectory of St James Guest House has won the Bronze Award in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Read More...

GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

12th May 2015 | GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided. Read More...

Getting closer to nature for May Half Term

11th May 2015 | Getting closer to nature for May Half Term

For May half term Severn Valley Country Park staff will be helping their younger visitors get closer to nature. Read More...

Adopt an Object you love at The Ironbridge Gorges Museums

11th May 2015 | Adopt an Object you love at The Ironbridge Gorges Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has launched a brilliant way to show you care about its amazing collections. By adopting one of the Museum’s special objects, you will be helping the charity to care for its nationally designated collections and supporting its education programmes. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July

11th May 2015 | Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 11th and 12th July outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its 11th year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties. With some 20 bands performing, it’s the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country. Read More...

Show has recipe for success with celebrity chef

8th May 2015 | Show has recipe for success with celebrity chef

A celebrity chef will be helping to add extra flavour to the Newport show. Paul Rankin, TV chef and presenter, will demonstrate his culinary skills in the Food Court at the Chetwynd Deer Park on show day July 11. Read More...

Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015 | Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person Read More...

VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015 | VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, VC10 serial number XR808 is now over half way through a successful dismantling process and is being prepared for its final move to Cosford in the Summer. Read More...

Birds and breakfast…   Guided dawn chorus walk at Dudmaston Sunday 10 May 2015,  5:00am

5th May 2015 | Birds and breakfast… Guided dawn chorus walk at Dudmaston Sunday 10 May 2015, 5:00am

Spring is the time of the dawn chorus. Have you ever wanted to identify who is singing which song? Join our Parks, Garden’s and Countryside Manager, Pete Carty, this Sunday, who will teach you how to identify each bird from its song on this early morning walk around Dudmaston Estate. After a tuneful stroll it’s time for a hearty breakfast in our tea room. Read More...

Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town 9th and 10th May

5th May 2015 | Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town 9th and 10th May

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding. Read More...

RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

5th May 2015 | RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

The RAF Museum is proud to announce that its exhibition 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF' was given a Highly Commended Award in the 'Best Temporary Exhibition' category at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2015 held in London on 29th April. The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum's Cosford site in Shropshire until 31st October 2015. Read More...

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’ at Enginuity Friday evening 2nd October

5th May 2015 | Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’ at Enginuity Friday evening 2nd October

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter and actress Toyah is coming to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 2nd October. ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal with Toyah’ is a wonderful chance to experience the 1980s pop superstar up close and personal at a lively song and storytelling style gig. Read More...

Shropshire Sailing Club Open Day 2015

5th May 2015 | Shropshire Sailing Club Open Day 2015

Shropshire Sailing Club, near Ellesmere, is leading the way in providing more opportunities for local people to get into sailing. Read More...

New exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery examines The Art of Weaponry

1st May 2015 | New exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery examines The Art of Weaponry

A new exhibition “The Art of Weaponry” opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s Community Gallery on Wednesday 6 May 2015. Read More...

Let the Memory Live On

1st May 2015 | Let the Memory Live On

Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE Read More...

Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

1st May 2015 | Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

Bikers from across the country turned out in their thousands at the weekend, as they took part in one of the largest biking events in the country - the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival (26 April 2015), raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. Read More...

Tie the Knot at the Ludlow Mascall Centre

30th April 2015 | Tie the Knot at the Ludlow Mascall Centre

The Ludlow Mascall Centre has recently been granted a licence to hold weddings and civil ceremonies. To launch this exciting new venture the Centre is hosting a Wedding Fair, to showcase the local businesses and to help couples on a budget make the most of their special day. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts a bank holiday bluebell walk

28th April 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre hosts a bank holiday bluebell walk

The team at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be leading a walk over the bank holiday weekend to one of the best places in Shropshire to see bluebells. Read More...

28th April 2015 | Classic British trials action at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival

More than 100 pre-65 machines to compete at show on Sunday, August 2 Read More...

Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival. Saturday 19th September 2015

28th April 2015 | Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival. Saturday 19th September 2015

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 19th September with heritage talks and walks. In addition there will be a high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities from 12noon until 5pm. New for 2015 is a fantastic painting competition Read More...

Help us ‘Welcome in the May’. Morris Dancers and May Day fun at Dudmaston. Monday 4th May 11:00am - 5:30pm

28th April 2015 | Help us ‘Welcome in the May’. Morris Dancers and May Day fun at Dudmaston. Monday 4th May 11:00am - 5:30pm

Visit Dudmaston on Monday 4 May and experience our traditional May Day event, where we ‘Welcome in the May’ and celebrate the coming of summer. Enjoy the wonderful and colourful Shrewsbury Morris Dancers, tie a ribbon to our May tree and make a wish. Children can make a Green Man mask or May Queen crown and then join in the music and dancing when we raise the tree at 3.30pm. Read More...

Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

24th April 2015 | Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

This weekend, thousands of bikers will gather in the Midlands for one of the biggest biking events in the country. Taking place on Sunday 26 April the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival has attracted riders from across the UK as far as Aberdeen and even some international riders from the likes of Frankfurt and Illinois in the USA, all signed up to be part of the day. Read More...

The Tempest at Kinlet Hall

23rd April 2015 | The Tempest at Kinlet Hall

Rain or Shine Theatre Company return to Kinlet Hall with Shakespeare’s magical and mysterious masterpiece… a play that encompasses comic capers, romantic encounters, villainous plots and a host of apparitions and spirits. Read More...

Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig headline SVR Family Fun Weekend

23rd April 2015 | Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig headline SVR Family Fun Weekend

Children’s favourites Peppa Pig and Daddy Pig are the stars of the show as the Severn Valley Railway welcomes back its Family Fun Weekend on May 9th-10th. Read More...

Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

23rd April 2015 | Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shropshire's first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January. Read More...

MECCANO COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

22nd April 2015 | MECCANO COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

Intricate Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: 2nd – 4th May. An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May. An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May. Read More...

Forage and Feast series launches at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm!

21st April 2015 | Forage and Feast series launches at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm!

Last Sunday a group of novice foragers gathered wild ingredients in the fields, hedgerows and woodland of Acton Scott to create the most delicious meal. They were taking part in the spring foray of the farm’s new “Forage and Feast” series, led by expert forager, Liz Knight. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Escape to the Country

20th April 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Escape to the Country

If you get the opportunity to sit in front of the TV tomorrow afternoon (21st April 2015), check out Escape to the the Country on BBC1 at 3.45pm. Read More...

20th April 2015 | To Check the Tide of Prejudice

John Cooke Bourne and the London & Birmingham Railway Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Monday to Friday, 30th April – 10th September Read More...

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE’ IS REACHED AS 100TH EXHIBITOR SIGNS UP TO THE BIG ART SHOW

14th April 2015 | SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE’ IS REACHED AS 100TH EXHIBITOR SIGNS UP TO THE BIG ART SHOW

Organisers of The Big Art Show are pleased to announce Kiki Jewellery as the 100th exhibitor to sign up for this year’s event. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival celebrates 10th anniversary Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2015

14th April 2015 | Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival celebrates 10th anniversary Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2015

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Friday, 1st – Sunday 10th May) is offering 10 days of free, varied and rewarding walks in and around Telford’s stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is a finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

14th April 2015 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is a finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has been named as a finalist in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Read More...

Cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 27th June

14th April 2015 | Cycle-cross race returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday evening, 27th June

A unique cycling event is set to return to Blists Hill Victorian Town on the evening of Saturday, 27th June. First run in 2013, The Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross has regularly attracted around 300 of the UK’s top off-road cyclists and has been described by Cycling Weekly magazine as “Britain’s craziest bike race!” Read More...

Blitz Hill – 1940s summer evening on the Home Front Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

14th April 2015 | Blitz Hill – 1940s summer evening on the Home Front Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 20th June

Enjoy a summer evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed into the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday, 20th June. Come along to the Blitz Hill event dressed in period civilian costume and experience the entertainment, music and activities of the day as the Victorian town travels four decades into the ‘future’. Read More...

Discover more about magnets at Enginuity Spring half-term 23rd – 31st May

14th April 2015 | Discover more about magnets at Enginuity Spring half-term 23rd – 31st May

Discover more about all things magnetic during the spring half-term week from 23rd to 31st May at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Read More...

Help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge as part of Museums at Night national festival Enginuity: 5pm- 8pm Saturday 16th May

14th April 2015 | Help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge as part of Museums at Night national festival Enginuity: 5pm- 8pm Saturday 16th May

As part of Museums at Night, the late night festival of arts, culture, and heritage, Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be opening its doors on Saturday evening, 16th May for a free family event. Visitors are being asked to help create a spectacular image of the Iron Bridge by using a state-of-the-art laser cutter to personalise a coloured acrylic tile. Read More...

Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town: 9th and 10th May

14th April 2015 | Join Victorian Springtime Wedding Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town: 9th and 10th May

Bells will be ringing for the Ironworks’ foreman at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, as he marries his sweetheart over the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May at a recreation of a Victorian wedding. Read More...

Dementia Friendly Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Friday 22nd May

14th April 2015 | Dementia Friendly Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Friday 22nd May

Blists Hill Victorian Town is marking National Dementia Awareness Week, 17th – 23rd May, by inviting those living with dementia and their carers to come and enjoy a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday 22nd May at a very special price of just £2.50. Read More...

Two Shropshire Finalists in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

8th April 2015 | Two Shropshire Finalists in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and The Old Rectory of St James Guest House have both been named as finalists in their respective categories for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and Bed & Breakfast / Guest Accommodation of the Year in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Read More...

Bike4Life Festival line up announced

8th April 2015 | Bike4Life Festival line up announced

Bike4Life organisers have announced an exciting line-up for this year's Festival taking place on Sunday 26 April. The much-loved event held at RAF Museum Cosford returns for its 5th year at the end of this month, raising money for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC). Read More...

Allscott Mill B&B on Four in a Bed

7th April 2015 | Allscott Mill B&B on Four in a Bed

Tune in to Channel 4 tonight, 7th April 2015, as Allscott Mill B&B near Telford appear on the popular TV series. Read More...

2nd April 2015 | Stokesay Court Red Cross Hospital Centenary Weekend 18th - 19th April

Stokesay Court is throwing open its doors in partnership with the British Red Cross on 18 & 19 April 2015, to commemorate the opening of the WW1 Red Cross Auxiliary Military Hospital for convalescent soldiers in the house on 19 April, 1915. Read More...

2nd April 2015 | Become a Cadbury Eggsplorer this Easter

Cadbury Easter trails and childrens’ activities at Dudmaston Mondays, Wednesdays & Easter Sunday during the school holidays, 12-4.30pm Read More...

Could you help keep the SVR running for the next 50 years?

2nd April 2015 | Could you help keep the SVR running for the next 50 years?

Since its launch 50 years ago, its dedicated volunteer workforce has helped it to become one of the UK’s most popular tourism attractions, and now the Severn Valley Railway is looking for more volunteers to help it continue to thrive and develop for the next 50 years Read More...

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrates its first birthday at former Music Hall

1st April 2015 | Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrates its first birthday at former Music Hall

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating a year since it opened in its new home at the former Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion, following a redevelopment of the buildings and installation of the exhibits that took five years and cost £10.7m. Read More...

31st March 2015 | TT legend Mick Grant to share stage with Foggy at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival on August 1

Meet two generations of heroes at North Wales bike show Seven-times TT winner Mick Grant (left) will join Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE, the most successful World Superbike (WSB) racer of all time, as guest of honour at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 15 (www.llanbikefest.co.uk) - on Saturday, August 1st 2015. Read More...

Civic Trust Awards honour the redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

31st March 2015 | Civic Trust Awards honour the redevelopment of Shrewsbury's Music Hall

The quality of the transformation of Shrewsbury's Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan's Mansion into the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been recognised with an award. Read More...

Spring escapes and Easter Weekend breaks at Fishmore Hall

31st March 2015 | Spring escapes and Easter Weekend breaks at Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Hall, in the foodie hotspot of Ludlow, Shropshire, is offering guests the chance to shake off the last of winter with their 50% off room rates until the end of April 2015. Read More...

30th March 2015 | Life of Medieval Bowman Revealed

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are excited to welcome Medieval and Tudor Re-enactor, Kevin Goodman to the visitor centre on Thursday 9th April 7.30pm-9pm. Read More...

Bike4Life Organisers Highlight the Importance of Road Safety

30th March 2015 | Bike4Life Organisers Highlight the Importance of Road Safety

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 26th April 2015 at the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival. Read More...

Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

26th March 2015 | Shrewsbury tops table of UK's 'Healthiest High Streets'

A league table of the "healthiest" and "unhealthiest" high streets in Britain has named Shrewsbury as having the "healthiest" High Street in the UK. Read More...

Become a Cadbury Eggsplorer this Easter

25th March 2015 | Become a Cadbury Eggsplorer this Easter

Cadbury Easter trails and childrens’ activities at Dudmaston Mondays, Wednesdays & Easter Sunday during the school holidays, 12-4.30pm Read More...

Queen Victoria’s 81st birthday celebrations

25th March 2015 | Queen Victoria’s 81st birthday celebrations

Blists Hill Victorian Town; Whitsun half-term 23rd - 31st May. Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Whitsun half-term week when they will be celebrating the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry. Read More...

Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

25th March 2015 | Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate the patron saint of England, St George over the weekend of 25th and 26th April. Read More...

25th March 2015 | Lord Hill's Column in Shrewsbury open to the public during 2015

Lord Hill's Column at the end of the London road in Shrewsbury will once again be open to the public. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo so additional days have been added to the schedule. The column was built in 1815 to honour local hero, Rowland Hill, who was Wellington’s trusted General during the Peninsula War and at the battle of Waterloo. Read More...

The ALL NEW(ish) BLACK COUNTRY SHOW for 2015, featuring the founder of T'Pau and red hot new comedian Jonny Cole!!

25th March 2015 | The ALL NEW(ish) BLACK COUNTRY SHOW for 2015, featuring the founder of T'Pau and red hot new comedian Jonny Cole!!

A Black Country Night Out is one of the longest running shows in the Midlands, over the years it has starred some of the truly great local comedians such as Aynuk & Ayli, Tommy Mundon, Dolly Allen and Giggetty. Read More...

WOOTE Junior opens in Telford

25th March 2015 | WOOTE Junior opens in Telford

WOOTE offers the latest simulators technology for the young and young at heart as they announce the opening of WOOTE Junior; the ultime games room for children aged 6 and over. Read More...

Star of BBC's Poldark To Visit Church Stretton As New Style Of Art Studio Opens

24th March 2015 | Star of BBC's Poldark To Visit Church Stretton As New Style Of Art Studio Opens

Star of BBC's Poldark and The Royal Robert Daws has been announced as the official opener for a brand new working art studio in Church Stretton called "The Old Stables Art Studio". Read More...

Discover Nature weekend at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

19th March 2015 | Discover Nature weekend at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be hosting a nature weekend of pond dipping, going in search of mammals in the meadows and making plaster cast animal footprints and bird box making on 21st and 22nd March. Read More...

British Art Portfolio, Modern British & Contemporary Art - May Exhibition

19th March 2015 | British Art Portfolio, Modern British & Contemporary Art - May Exhibition

Our 2015 collection will include work by many eminent artists, wonderful landscapes, still life, beautiful watercolours and jewel-like pastels. Read More...

Whole host of Easter fun at The SVR

18th March 2015 | Whole host of Easter fun at The SVR

Exciting exhibitions, colourful competitions and thrilling steam train journeys - the Severn Valley Railway is well and truly on track for a fun-packed Easter. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre named Midland's Best Food Retailer

18th March 2015 | Ludlow Food Centre named Midland's Best Food Retailer

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won a prestigious regional award. 2015 is the second year that William Reed Business Media have run The Farm Shop & Deli Awards and yesterday it announced the regional winners in this year's awards. Shropshire's Ludlow Food Centre picked up the title of Midland's Best Food Retailer. Read More...

Shropshire to promote its links with Lord Hill and the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

18th March 2015 | Shropshire to promote its links with Lord Hill and the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

Some of Shropshire's top visitor attractions are joining forces with Shropshire Council to highlight the county's links with The Battle of Waterloo. Together, they aim to encourage visitors and local residents to explore places associated with General Lord Hill, one of the Duke of Wellington's most trusted generals at the Battle. Read More...

Eye spy Easter fun for eagle eyed youngsters

18th March 2015 | Eye spy Easter fun for eagle eyed youngsters

With the Easter break only week's away, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a First World War themed 'Spot the Slang' trail and glider craft activities to choose from, children of all ages are sure to have fun. Read More...

EASTER FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT FAMILY DAY

17th March 2015 | EASTER FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT FAMILY DAY

Young visitors to a family day at the RAF Museum Cosford next week can take part in fun Easter activities organised by students at City of Wolverhampton College. Youngsters can make an Easter basket, play with chocolate scented play-doh, have their face painted as an Easter bunny, and dress up and pretend to be a pilot or member of airline cabin crew at the event on Wednesday 25 March. Read More...

Two new buildings to open in 2015 at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th March 2015 | Two new buildings to open in 2015 at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums is adding two new buildings to its ever expanding site in 2015. Read More...

16th March 2015 | Celebrating Easter at the Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council Rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are celebrating Easter in style during the school holidays. There will be ranger-led events each Wednesday and Friday and throughout the holidays a self-led trail will be available for our younger visitors. Read More...

13th March 2015 | Spring is in the air and the Dorothy Clive Garden is coming back to life for another season

At the time of writing the following plants were already in flower: hellebores, early daffodils, camellias, new Iris reticulata cvs and masses of crocus. The garden will of course just get stronger every week from here on in, with a rising crescendo of spring flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs putting on an uplifting floral display. Read More...

11th March 2015 | Treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard brought to life at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

An exciting interactive touring exhibition which tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation will be on show on the balcony at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 17 March to 17 May 2015. Read More...

Carl Fogarty stars at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival on August 1st

11th March 2015 | Carl Fogarty stars at Llangollen Motorcycle Festival on August 1st

Fans to meet World Superbike king and I'm a Celebrity winner at bike show. Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty MBE, the most successful World Superbike (WSB) racer of all time, will be guest of honour at the Llangollen International Motorcycle Festival - LlanBikeFest 15 (www.llanbikefest.co.uk) - on Saturday, August 1st 2015. Read More...

Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

11th March 2015 | Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

Fishmore Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Birch as Head Chef. Previously Senior Sous Chef of the 3AA Rosette and Michelin-starred Montague Arms in Hampshire, Birch joins Acorn Award winner and owner of the boutique hotel, Laura Penman, to re-launch Forelles restaurant for Spring 2015. Read More...

Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2nd - 4th May

10th March 2015 | Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town Spring Bank Holiday weekend 2nd - 4th May

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. Read More...

9th March 2015 | Shrewsbury Children's Bookfest: The May Festival

Bookfest is delighted to reveal the line up for its 17th annual MAY FESTIVAL for children and families, to be held on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May. Read More...

2015 Marmalade Awards

9th March 2015 | 2015 Marmalade Awards

A South Shropshire food producer has cemented its place as one the best marmalade producers in the world. Read More...

Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

9th March 2015 | Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are opening their doors on 15 March for the new season to celebrate Mothering Sunday and the beginning of spring. Read More...

9th March 2015 | From Colliery to Country Park The story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures - Lots of places still available!

Severn Valley Country Park opened in June 1992, after a 6 year reclamation project. The history of the site begins in the 1800s with coal mining in Highley. Read More...

Castle View B&B's Award-Winning Marmalade

6th March 2015 | Castle View B&B's Award-Winning Marmalade

Shropshire Tourism member Joyce Cook, owner of Castle View B&B in Stokesay near Craven Arms, is celebrating after winning Gold for her homemade Lemon & Ginger jelly and Bronze for her Seville marmalade at The 10th Annual World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences. Read More...

Spring Steam Gala launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

3rd March 2015 | Spring Steam Gala launches 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The Severn Valley Railway intends to kick off its 50th anniversary celebrations in sensational style with its first special event of the year, celebrating everything that is great and good from the golden age of steam. Read More...

Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015 | Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'. Read More...

Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015 | Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry. Read More...

2nd March 2015 | Longer opening for Country Park visitor centre and tea room

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that the tea room and visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park will be extending its opening times from Wednesday 11th March 2015 for the start of the new season Read More...

Tantalise your tastebuds at Shrewsbury Food Festival

25th February 2015 | Tantalise your tastebuds at Shrewsbury Food Festival

Dates for you diary – 27th & 28th June 2015: Showcasing the great tastes of Shropshire and beyond, Shrewsbury Food Festival is prepping up for a third year of flavoursome fun. Featuring a hot food court, artisan bars and celebrity chef demonstrations organisers have found a recipe for success - early tickets are already selling like hot cakes. Read More...

Half Term activities at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th February 2015 | Half Term activities at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be open to welcome families all through the February half term! Read More...

The Music Hall in Shrewsbury Shortlisted for Top Architecture Award

13th February 2015 | The Music Hall in Shrewsbury Shortlisted for Top Architecture Award

The Music Hall, home to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, is one of three iconic Shropshire buildings shortlisted in the 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) West Midlands Awards. Read More...

'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015 | 'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th. Read More...

Two AA Rosette Awarded to Old Downton Lodge

13th February 2015 | Two AA Rosette Awarded to Old Downton Lodge

AA Hotel Services is delighted to announce that Old Downton Lodge in Shropshire has been awarded a two AA Rosette Award and maintained the 5 gold stars for the hotel. Read More...

Half-term fun launches weekend running at the SVR

11th February 2015 | Half-term fun launches weekend running at the SVR

A jam-packed programme of half-term family fun launches the first weekend running schedule of 2015 at the Severn Valley Railway Read More...

Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015 | Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly. Read More...

6th February 2015 | Half Term at Severn Valley Country Park

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February half term. Read More...

Local Retailer Ludlow Food Centre wins Butcher Of The Year in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2015

6th February 2015 | Local Retailer Ludlow Food Centre wins Butcher Of The Year in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2015

From over 500 entries nationwide, local retailer Ludlow Food Centre wins Butcher of the Year in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2015 Read More...

Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015 | Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term. Read More...

Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

5th February 2015 | Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

Businesses in Shropshire are getting behind the British Red Cross' annual fundraiser, the Great Summer Gardening Event, donating vital funds to help ensure the event is bigger than ever before. Read More...

Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

5th February 2015 | Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

Wheely Wonderful Cycling has launched a new gourmet cycling short break holiday in the English/Welsh borders. Ideal as a Valentine gift for keen cyclists. Read More...

Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015 | Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

Join in the Easter family workshops at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge where you make your own Tea Light Holders, inspired by the beautiful and intricate china cottage models known as the Coalport Pastille Burners. The 'Home Sweet Home' hands-on sessions will be held 30th March - 3rd April and 6th - 10th April. Read More...

Chinese Year of the Goat activities at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015 | Chinese Year of the Goat activities at Coalport China Museum

Half-term Monday 16th – Friday 20th February: Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Goat are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term. Read More...

Students to compete in national poetry recitation contest at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

5th February 2015 | Students to compete in national poetry recitation contest at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Students from five Shropshire schools and colleges will gather at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery tomorrow (6 February 2015) at 6.30pm to compete for a place in the national final of 'Poetry By Heart' – a prestigious poetry recitation competition for students aged 14 to 18. Read More...

Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015 | Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, are now on sale through the Museum's website. Just 300 tickets per evening will be available for this exclusive event, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes. Read More...

4th February 2015 | Orchid Expert to visit the Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council Rangers at the Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome orchid expert, Phil Seaton. Phil will be giving both a talk and demonstration about the conservation of British orchids. Read More...

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015 | SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of events alongside its usual schedule of family and enthusiast favourites. Read More...

Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

30th January 2015 | Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

The County of Salop Steam Engine Society's 2015 Rally, taking place 30-31 August, is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sentinel factory being established in Shrewsbury. Read More...

Half term fun for Airfix model makers

29th January 2015 | Half term fun for Airfix model makers

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit. Read More...

Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

27th January 2015 | Pancake Flipping Contest at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop at 12 noon on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its adult course programme

27th January 2015 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its adult course programme

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has a packed programme of adult courses for 2015 for you to learn a skill and even explore the outdoors. Read More...

26th January 2015 | Guided walk - Snowdrops at Tuck Hill

Keep fit with a 10 ½ mile guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill to see the display of snowdrops, 9.15am – 4pm. Read More...

Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

23rd January 2015 | Support Fern Britton as she cycles through Shropshire #Challenge 57

TV presenter and author Fern Britton will be cycling 57 miles a day from John O'Groats to Lands End from May 1st to the 21st, hoping to raise at least £57,000 to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. And you can join her! Read More...

Vote for Severn Valley Railway in BBC's Countryfile Magazine Awards

22nd January 2015 | Vote for Severn Valley Railway in BBC's Countryfile Magazine Awards

The Severn Valley Railway has been shortlisted as one of the UK's top historic gems by the BBC's Countryfile Magazine, and they need your vote to be crowned the number one Heritage Site in Britain. Read More...

Darwin Festival 2015

21st January 2015 | Darwin Festival 2015

The programme for this years Darwin Festival in Shrewsbury, taking place between 8th and 22nd February is now available. Read More...

New Faces at Hadley Park House Hotel in Shropshire

21st January 2015 | New Faces at Hadley Park House Hotel in Shropshire

There are some new faces at Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford following the appointment of a new Head Chef and Operations Manager. Read More...

The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock Open 'The Marketplace'

21st January 2015 | The Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock Open 'The Marketplace'

To compliment the existing array of fabulous independent retailers in Much Wenlock; and by popular request The Raven Hotel are delighted to announce the launch of their weekly fish and fresh produce stall. Read More...

Get your motor running, head out to the highway and join the King of the Jungle!

21st January 2015 | Get your motor running, head out to the highway and join the King of the Jungle!

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) has announced that the current King of the Jungle and seven times World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty will lead an expected 3,000 strong biker ride-out to officially kick-off the 5th Bike4Life Fest on Sunday 26 April 2015. Read More...

New Forage and Feast series at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

19th January 2015 | New Forage and Feast series at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Foraging is a truly satisfying experience: not only are you finding food for free out in the fresh air, but you are treating your tastebuds to something completely new! Read More...

New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

16th January 2015 | New Dracula Film to be set in Shropshire

Shropshire has been chosen as the location for a new Dracula film starring former James Bond, George Lazenby. Read More...

Chocks away for 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at Cosford

16th January 2015 | Chocks away for 'First World War in the Air' exhibition at Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has officially unveiled a brand new exhibition area celebrating the achievements of Britain's air services, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Naval Air Service along with the contributions made by the West Midlands in the race for the sky during the First World War. Read More...

Shropshire Chef Finalist for 2015 Game Chef of the Year

14th January 2015 | Shropshire Chef Finalist for 2015 Game Chef of the Year

Karl Martin from Old Downton Lodge in Downton on the Rock, Ludlow has been announced as a finalist in the search for the 2015 Game Chef of the Year. Read More...

FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY

14th January 2015 | FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY

You're more likely to see film sets dominating the hills of Hollywood, but this month saw the cast and crew of a new production relocate to the beautiful surroundings of the Severn Valley Read More...

Discover Secret Egypt at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

12th January 2015 | Discover Secret Egypt at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

A new exhibition coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (24 January to 26 April 2015, closed Mondays until 16 February) will invite visitors to re-examine their perceptions of ancient Egypt and challenge some of the enduring myths that surround this fascinating and mysterious civilisation. Read More...

9th January 2015 | Theatre Performance to be held at Country Park

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park with their production of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’ Read More...

A day of Feathers and Flight at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

7th January 2015 | A day of Feathers and Flight at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The award winning visitor attraction Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be celebrating the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday 24th January where visitors will be treated to a whole day dedicated to birds. Read More...

Mysteries of bee-keeping revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

5th January 2015 | Mysteries of bee-keeping revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

An evening talk to be held at Shropshire Council's Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley near Bridgnorth on Thursday 15th January 2015 will help answer any questions you may have about keeping bees. Read More...

Boost for tourism in Shropshire as new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery impresses UK and overseas visitors

16th December 2014 | Boost for tourism in Shropshire as new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery impresses UK and overseas visitors

More visitors are being attracted to Shrewsbury and Shropshire thanks to the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the former Music Hall, according to new figures released today by Shropshire Council. Read More...

Shrewsbury's Carols In The Square Concert

15th December 2014 | Shrewsbury's Carols In The Square Concert

Shrewsbury's annual Carols in the Square concert takes place Wednesday 17th December from 5.30pm in the town's Square. Read More...

Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

15th December 2014 | Direct Rail Line from Shrewsbury to London Starts Today!

Virgin Trains have launched their new Shrewsbury to London direct rail service. It marks the end of a hard-fought campaign for a direct rail service between Shropshire and London. Read More...

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

15th December 2014 | SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of dedicated events alongside its usual schedule of family favourites. Read More...

Festive opening dates at Cosford

12th December 2014 | Festive opening dates at Cosford

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open daily throughout December from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. FREE admission. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Raises £25,000 in Art Fund Crowd Funding Project

12th December 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Raises £25,000 in Art Fund Crowd Funding Project

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire has worked with the Art Fund and successfully raised £25,000 through an innovative crowd funding campaign to redesign the Museum of The Gorge and create a new community space. Read More...

Discover Christmas at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

10th December 2014 | Discover Christmas at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre plays host to Santa Saturdays on 13th and 20th December. Wreath making will be on the agenda for Saturday 13th, Stephanie Bellows (pictured) has been out and about in the Meadows hunting for natural materials to make her wreath. Read More...

Hedgelaying Course in Onny Meadows at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

21st November 2014 | Hedgelaying Course in Onny Meadows at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

There is no better way to enjoy the outdoors this time of year than to learn a new skill. The team at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are holding a one day course on hedge laying in the Onny Meadows on 7th December. Read More...

Midlands' Best Deli or Farm Shop 2014 announced

20th November 2014 | Midlands' Best Deli or Farm Shop 2014 announced

Ludlow Food Centre has been announced as the Midlands' Best Farm Shop at the BBC Good Food Show, fending off competition from hundreds of entrants. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire

18th November 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire

Open during Twixmas festive break for a great family day out (26th – 31st December) Read More...

17th November 2014 | Work of a wildlife group revealed at the Severn Valley Country Park

Natural history enthusiast, Patrick Clement is visiting Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park to share his love of practical nature conservation. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust teams up with Art Fund to raise £25,000 by 4th December in Crowd Funding initiative

14th November 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust teams up with Art Fund to raise £25,000 by 4th December in Crowd Funding initiative

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire is working with the Art Fund to raise £25,000 to transform the Museum of The Gorge at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Read More...

Christmas Workshops with a Difference

13th November 2014 | Christmas Workshops with a Difference

'Make Beautiful' are running a series of creative Christmas workshops throughout November and December where both adults and children can get hands-on and make beautiful gifts and keepsakes with all the expert help and guidance needed. Read More...

Giant Enginuitree at Gorgeous Craft Fair

13th November 2014 | Giant Enginuitree at Gorgeous Craft Fair

Enginuity, near Ironbridge 22nd and 23rd November Read More...

13th November 2014 | 'A Christmas Carol' Guided Tour

Take a tour of locations used in Shrewsbury during the filming of the 1984 film 'A Christmas Carol' this December. Read More...

Dudmaston's Craft fair has Christmas all wrapped up!

12th November 2014 | Dudmaston's Craft fair has Christmas all wrapped up!

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, hosts their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November between 11am and 4pm. Read More...

A double award triumph for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

12th November 2014 | A double award triumph for the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Staff at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust are celebrating after picking up awards at two different ceremonies in one evening. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Wins Award Voted by the Public

12th November 2014 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Wins Award Voted by the Public

The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are celebrating after their win at the Shropshire Star spotlight awards, showcasing the very best in Shropshire's leisure and entertainment sector. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre was awarded 'Best Family Day Out (small venue)'. Read More...

11th November 2014 | Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival

The first Shrewsbury Chocolate Festival is taking place this weekend from Friday 14th November until Sunday 16th November. Read More...

The Hundred House Hotel Scoops Top Award in Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards

11th November 2014 | The Hundred House Hotel Scoops Top Award in Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards

Readers of the Shropshire Star have voted The Hundred House Hotel in Norton 'Best Posh Nosh' winner for the second year running. Read More...

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

11th November 2014 | Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

Finalists in the Shropshire Star Spotlight Awards gathered at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury last night (10th November 2014) to hear the results of readers’ votes to crown well deserved winners from a range of categories including best family day out, posh nosh, and pub grub. Read More...

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON SET TO BE CRACKER OF AN EVENT

10th November 2014 | CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON SET TO BE CRACKER OF AN EVENT

Shrewsbury's festive season is set to kick start with a bang next week as the town's Christmas Cracker event returns, bigger and better than ever. Read More...

Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

10th November 2014 | Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel’s Autumn Competition has been announced as Marilyn Specterman from Bury, Manchester. Read More...

BBC Countryfile comes to Acton Scott

10th November 2014 | BBC Countryfile comes to Acton Scott

Cameras rolled at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm during half-term week, as BBC1’s Countryfile paid a visit to focus on Crafts in the Countryside. Read More...

School children will commemorate The Fallen at Cosford

10th November 2014 | School children will commemorate The Fallen at Cosford

Act of Remembrance for local primary school, Tuesday 11 November, 10.45am in Warplanes Hangar Read More...

Road closures for Remembrance Parade in Shrewsbury

7th November 2014 | Road closures for Remembrance Parade in Shrewsbury

There will be planned road closures for the Remembrance Parade in Shrewsbury on Sunday 9th November 2014. Read More...

Shrewsbury Poppy Banner Honours Those Who Lost Their Lives

7th November 2014 | Shrewsbury Poppy Banner Honours Those Who Lost Their Lives

Almost 90 men who lost their lives in the First World War have been commemorated in a huge banner which is hanging from the top of St George’s Church in Shrewsbury. Read More...

6th November 2014 | Autumn ramble exploring the Wrekin and the Ercall – guided walk

Join John Tuer, from the Severn Tree Trust, on Saturday 22 November for a 6-mile woodland walk on the Wrekin and the Ercall Hill Nature Reserve. Read More...

Is that really a GIANT Turkey?

6th November 2014 | Is that really a GIANT Turkey?

Yes it is... On the Battlefield roundabout you'll be mistaken for double taking at the HUGE straw bale turkey that has been built to promote the bronze turkeys that the Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop is now taking orders for. The butchery at the farm shop has grown in popularity and the butchery are now expecting hundreds of orders to come flooding in for their free range bronze turkeys, geese and other meats and goodies over the next few weeks. Read More...

Bike4Life Fest is back!

4th November 2014 | Bike4Life Fest is back!

Registration for the highly-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is now open and next year's event, taking place on Sunday 26 April 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever! Read More...

BBC Escape to the Country film at one of Shropshire's jewels

3rd November 2014 | BBC Escape to the Country film at one of Shropshire's jewels

A film crew from a widely-loved, BBC daytime television show has today visited Shropshire to film at the rural base of one of the county’s leading companies. Read More...

3rd November 2014 | Illustrated talk at the Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Birder, Jim Almond is visiting the Severn Valley Country Park to give an illustrated talk about the varied wildlife around the county. Read More...

Shrewsbury Market Hall Traders Launch 'The Big Market Art-Off Christmas Competition'

30th October 2014 | Shrewsbury Market Hall Traders Launch 'The Big Market Art-Off Christmas Competition'

Shrewsbury market traders are launching a big art competition with cash prizes to create a festive backdrop to late-night shopping events in the lead up to Christmas. Read More...

The Mere to officially unveil the Green Flag this Thursday

29th October 2014 | The Mere to officially unveil the Green Flag this Thursday

On Thursday 30 October 2014, the Mere at Ellesmere will see the unveiling of the Green Flag to celebrate being awarded the prestigious status. Read More...

New Chief Executive Officer Appointed at Royal Air Force Museum

27th October 2014 | New Chief Executive Officer Appointed at Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer: Maggie Appleton MBE Read More...

Charles Darwin's Early Life Shown In New Children's Book

27th October 2014 | Charles Darwin's Early Life Shown In New Children's Book

A new illustrated childrens book about Charles Darwins early life in Shrewsbury has been created by sisters Hazel and Shelagh McNab. Read More...

27th October 2014 | Bargain Hunt To Film At Shrewsbury Antiques Auction

Celebrity antiques expert Tim Wonnacott will be returning to the salerooms of fine art auction house Halls next week to film a new episode of Bargain Hunt. Read More...

Local Brewers Create new ale for Shrewsbury Town cup clash

27th October 2014 | Local Brewers Create new ale for Shrewsbury Town cup clash

Wood's Brewery, which is based in Craven Arms, has launched Blues & Amber - a light special brew that will be on sale in various pubs throughout the county. Read More...

#GREATdayout Half Term - Digital Campaign

24th October 2014 | #GREATdayout Half Term - Digital Campaign

Visit England are running a social media campaign over the half-term holidays which we would encourage you to participate in Read More...

Shrewsbury's Blooming Great Gardens!

24th October 2014 | Shrewsbury's Blooming Great Gardens!

Hot-on-the-heels of last week’s announcement that Shrewsbury had been crowned Champion of Champions by the Royal Horticultural Society, the town’s horticultural finest were once again proving why there can be only one Town of Flowers at the annual Town of Flowers awards. Read More...

Rare behind the scenes look into aircraft conservation

24th October 2014 | Rare behind the scenes look into aircraft conservation

9th - 15th November 2014 10:15am - 1:00pm £5 per person (under 16’s free of charge) Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gets in the mood for Halloween

24th October 2014 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gets in the mood for Halloween

Sue Allen, Visitor Experience Team Assistant at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is getting ready to welcome visitors throughout the half term. Read More...

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

22nd October 2014 | If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!

Halloween promises to be a fright at Dudmaston - Sunday 26th, Monday 27th & Wednesday 29th October 11.30am-5pm Read More...

Apley’s Christmas Food Fair

17th October 2014 | Apley’s Christmas Food Fair

A Farm Shop near Bridgnorth will be holding its annual Food & Drinks Fair on Advent Sunday, November 30 during which delicious food & drinks will be offered by some of Shropshire finest producers. Read More...

Christmas launch & lights at Apley Farm Shop

17th October 2014 | Christmas launch & lights at Apley Farm Shop

On Saturday 8 November, the Christmas lights at a Farm Shop near Bridgnorth will be switched on by some children from the Hope House Hospice. Read More...

Shrewsbury Crowned Britain In Bloom Champion Of Champions

17th October 2014 | Shrewsbury Crowned Britain In Bloom Champion Of Champions

Shrewsbury has been crowned the Champion of Champions by Britain in Bloom judges during a special ceremony last night (Thursday 16th October). Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre is Expanding!

16th October 2014 | Ludlow Food Centre is Expanding!

The multi-award winning food retailer and winner of Britain's Best Food Hall 2014 is developing a new arm of the business within its existing building. Read More...

Visit a Pop-up First World War Field Post Office at Ironbridge

16th October 2014 | Visit a Pop-up First World War Field Post Office at Ironbridge

During half-term from Tuesday 28 until Thursday 30 October 2014, visit a Pop-up First World War Field Post Office at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in Ironbridge. Read More...

Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event

15th October 2014 | Shropshire Town will Grind to a Halt with Inaugural Truck Pull Event

Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance. Read More...

14th October 2014 | Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

For the half term holiday, 25-31 October 2014, Spookley the Square Pumpkin is back, bringing fun for all the family at Apley Farm Shop. Read More...

14th October 2014 | October Half Term at the Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley are gearing up for a spooky, fun filled week during October half term. There are a full range of events which offer something for everyone. The tea shop and visitor centre will be open 7 days during the school holidays. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge named one of the UK's top ten Great Geosites

14th October 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge named one of the UK's top ten Great Geosites

Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge has not only been listed in the Geological Society's "100 Great Geosites", but has also reached the top ten, being named the People's Favourite Great Geosite of Industiral and Economic Importance. Read More...

Tickets for the Big Shrewsbury-Chelsea Game go on sale this morning

13th October 2014 | Tickets for the Big Shrewsbury-Chelsea Game go on sale this morning

Tickets for Shrewsbury Town's fourth round Capital One Cup clash against Premier League giants Chelsea go on general release today (Monday 13th September 2014). Read More...

Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

10th October 2014 | Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

Oswestry's Church Street will grind to a halt as teams of the town’s toughest take to the streets in a spectacular test of physical and mental endurance. Read More...

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Announced

9th October 2014 | Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Announced

The result of the 2014 Visit Shrewsbury brochure competition has been announced and the lucky winner is already looking forward to a complimentary stay at PorterHouse.SY1. Read More...

It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

8th October 2014 | It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

It's harvest time and the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating their bumper apple harvest this Sunday 12th October 2014, with their annual Orchard Day event. Read More...

Only for the brave...Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town

8th October 2014 | Only for the brave...Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday evening, 25th October 2014 when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light the night sky. Read More...

Bog, frogs, bridges and knolls...autumn guided walk

7th October 2014 | Bog, frogs, bridges and knolls...autumn guided walk

Discover the delights of the beautiful Onny Valley on Sunday 19 October 2014 with local walks leader, Brian Wells. Read More...

Opening Exhibition at the new Joseph Gibson Gallery

7th October 2014 | Opening Exhibition at the new Joseph Gibson Gallery

Peter Podmore - Exhibition 26 October-30 November 2014 at The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH Read More...

Exciting October half-term activities at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th October 2014 | Exciting October half-term activities at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is staging some exciting activities for children during the October half-term holiday. Read More...

New Saturday Brunches at The Glutton Club

3rd October 2014 | New Saturday Brunches at The Glutton Club

The Glutton Club in Shrewsbury (voted one of Shrewsbury's top restaurants on TripAdvisor) is now open between 11am and 2:30pm on Saturdays, serving up their trademark fresh, seasonal produce with a new brunch menu for all to enjoy. Read More...

New John Scott Gallery opens 16th October at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge

30th September 2014 | New John Scott Gallery opens 16th October at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge

A new gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, opening 16th October 2014, will house a world-class collection of British decorative tiles donated from a private collector. The 1,300 individual tiles and 310 panels feature a roll call of prestigious design names including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden Read More...

30th September 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Charity Golf Day

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is inviting golfers to take part in its annual Charity Golf Day. This fundraising event will take place at The Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton, Telford on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 from 10am. Read More...

Spooky and ghostly guided walks in Shrewsbury

30th September 2014 | Spooky and ghostly guided walks in Shrewsbury

For a spooky night out why not come on one of the Shrewsbury ghost tours? Read More...

Step back to the 1800s and see how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times

29th September 2014 | Step back to the 1800s and see how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian times

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over two Festive Weekends on 6-7 and 13-14 December 2014 with a wealth of traditional celebrations and entertainment. Read More...

Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sat 27 Sept  2014

26th September 2014 | Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sat 27 Sept 2014

Tomorrow, Saturday 27th September 2014, 2-6pm, Apley Estates are delighted to confirm their Multi-Terrain Run will take place, having been postponed in February as the ground was too wet for the car parking. Read More...

Dornier Do 17 moves into next stage of conservation

26th September 2014 | Dornier Do 17 moves into next stage of conservation

The world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 has now moved into the second phase of its conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Read More...

Apley Apples at Activ8

25th September 2014 | Apley Apples at Activ8

A farm shop near Bridgnorth are supplying 70 apples a week for the children at 3 football academies held at Idsall School in Shifnal, Shropshire. Read More...

Apley Taste Off

25th September 2014 | Apley Taste Off

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is hosting the Apley Taste off, its annual taster day, on Saturday September 27th 2014, 9.30-5.30pm Read More...

It's All About The Trees!

23rd September 2014 | It's All About The Trees!

Dudmaston holds its first ever Wood Fair, Sunday 28th September, 11.30 - 5.30 Read More...

Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Sunday 28 September

22nd September 2014 | Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Sunday 28 September

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 28 September at they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion. Read More...

22nd September 2014 | 'Letters from The Front’ A talk about the importance of written communications during the First World War– 30th September

As part of the centenary commemorations for the First World War the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in partnership with the British Postal Museum & Archive is presenting a talk about the importance of communications to and from the Front Line at 3pm on Tuesday, 30th September at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity. Read More...

22nd September 2014 | A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, proud home to Shropshire's first Sculpture Park, will be working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust who will support and advise the Centre in developing the Park in a way that complements the natural environment, preserving and promoting the existence of the many varieties of wildlife onsite. Read More...

Pilots of the Caribbean Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF

22nd September 2014 | Pilots of the Caribbean Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF

A brand new exhibition entitled 'Pilots of the Caribbean: Volunteers of African Heritage in the Royal Air Force' is due to open at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next Month, 6th October 2014. The exhibition opening will coincide with Black History Month, a national event celebrating the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Read More...

Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th September 2014 | Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 and discover how they prepared for winter. Read More...

Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

17th September 2014 | Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 20th September 2014 with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities from 12noon until 5pm. The day’s events will be followed by an early evening premier of Past Lives at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale starting at 6pm. Read More...

Premier of Past Lives: New film made from local community cine footage

17th September 2014 | Premier of Past Lives: New film made from local community cine footage

On Saturday, 20th September 2014 at 6pm, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is hosting a one-off showing of Past Lives Ironbridge at Enginuity. This new film has been made from vintage community cine film of Ironbridge, Madeley, Jackfield, Coalbrookdale, Wellington, Broseley and surrounding areas from the 1950s onwards and will be shown with a live music performance. Read More...

Apley Cheshire Cheese Revived

16th September 2014 | Apley Cheshire Cheese Revived

Originally made for Britain's fifth wealthiest man, the Apley Cheese has been revived after 58 years. Award winning in its day, it was made for the owner of one of Shropshire’s oldest country estates. The recreation of the cheese is thanks to a collaboration between Lord Hamilton, Apley Estate owner, Martin Moyden - cheese maker, and Rosemary Keen, the last person still alive to have made the cheese. Read More...

Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Floral Competition

15th September 2014 | Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Floral Competition

Shrewsbury has once again been deemed blooming lovely after winning a Gold award for its floral displays - and being crowned category winner by Heart of England in Bloom. Read More...

Exposed: The Body in Art

12th September 2014 | Exposed: The Body in Art

Opens 15th September at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery Read More...

Gin Tasting at Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow

11th September 2014 | Gin Tasting at Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow

Shaken or Stirred? What is your Preference? There are now so many gins to choose from, and they all have their own unique way to be served. Old Downton Lodge would like to invite you to their evening of Gin Tasting Experience on 25th October 2014 Read More...

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre acquires its first

11th September 2014 | Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre acquires its first "adoptee"

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre has already added to its number having acquired its first "adoptee". The British Ironwork Centre, in Oswestry, was approached by the owners of a beautiful red tailed buzzard, for which a new home was desperately being sought. Read More...

11th September 2014 | 'Tunes from the Trenches': A free family musical commemoration of World War I at Enginuity

On Saturday 25 October 2014 the Stringcredibles, a quartet of CBSO musicians (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) will be performing 'Tunes from the Trenches' at Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Read More...

Experience the first Conservation Church

11th September 2014 | Experience the first Conservation Church

Almost 2,000,000 visitors a year explore the Churches Conservation Trusts's 345 beautiful historic churches that lay the length and breadth of England Read More...

10th September 2014 | Try your hand at heritage restoration using lime mortor

This Sunday 14th September 2014 we are running a hands on introductory session with Ian Storey, of CBS Conservation, in the use of lime mortor, as part of the Snailbeach Mines Heritage Open Days. Read More...

5th September 2014 | Aegon GB Pro Series Tennis Comes to Shrewsbury

Some of Europe's top women tennis players will be coming to Shrewsbury next week, when the Aegon Pro Series ITF tournament heads into town. Read More...

The Apley Taste Off

5th September 2014 | The Apley Taste Off

Several local producers are lined up to offer customers at Apley Farm Shop near Shifnal free tasters of delicious food & drink on Saturday 27 September, 9.30-5.30pm. Read More...

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

4th September 2014 | Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies next month as the Flight Sim 2014 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in Shropshire. Read More...

Heritage Open Days in Shropshire 11th - 14th September

3rd September 2014 | Heritage Open Days in Shropshire 11th - 14th September

Heritage Open Days is a national initiative, now in its twentieth year. Heritage sites that are not normally open to the public stage special open days and many established heritage visitor sites are open free of charge with special events & activities. Heritage Open Days takes place throughout the UK from 11th - 14th September 2014. Read More...

2nd September 2014 | Get out and enjoy the Autumn sunshine!

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate is inviting people to take the chance to embrace the new Autumn season by enjoying the outdoors at their estate. Read More...

2nd September 2014 | Coast to Coast walk through the largest inland county in England

A new coast to coast path, The Cross Britain Way, from Boston in Lincolnshire through to Barmouth on the Welsh coast, is being launched this week. 57 miles of the long distance path will run through Shropshire - the most path miles of any of the counties on the route. Read More...

Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

29th August 2014 | Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 20th September 2014, with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities from 12noon until 5pm. The day's events will be followed by an early evening premier of Past Lives at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale starting at 6pm. Read More...

MODERN RAIL ROYALTY, VINTAGE BUSES AND REAL ALE TAKE OVER THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY

26th August 2014 | MODERN RAIL ROYALTY, VINTAGE BUSES AND REAL ALE TAKE OVER THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY

The beautiful surroundings of the heritage Severn Valley Railway (SVR) will play host to modern rail royalty, buses and beer during one jam-packed weekend. Read More...

Gorgeous Shropshire Christmas Craft Fair

26th August 2014 | Gorgeous Shropshire Christmas Craft Fair

Experience the first taste of Christmas with a contemporary craft fair held at Enginuity, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd November 2014. Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gets support for its Red Kite Experience

22nd August 2014 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gets support for its Red Kite Experience

The team at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre were delighted to receive planning permission for a hide and associated fencing to attract Red Kites at their 30 acre site in the Onny Meadows, Craven Arms. Read More...

Mammoth Day of Animals at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

22nd August 2014 | Mammoth Day of Animals at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

What better way to spend the Bank Holiday Saturday than handling a tarantula, coming face to face with a snake and exploring what wonderful creatures lurk in the Onny Meadows of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre? Read More...

22nd August 2014 | Enjoy views from the Edge - guided walk

Join local walks leader, Gerry Richardson, on Saturday 30 August 2014 for a 7-mile guided walk to explore the Corvedale and Wenlock Edge. Read More...

Family Fun Day at St Mary's Church

22nd August 2014 | Family Fun Day at St Mary's Church

Come along on the 6th September between 10.30am and 4.00pm and discover a new experience at St Mary’s in the centre of Shrewsbury, the country’s first Conservation Church. Read More...

21st August 2014 | The Great Stiperstones Bioblitz

The Great Stiperstones Bioblitz takes place this Saturday 23rd August 2014 Read More...

VIP Steam Engine Escort for Great British Spoon Gorilla

19th August 2014 | VIP Steam Engine Escort for Great British Spoon Gorilla

A world-famous sculpture, created from the generosity of the children of Shropshire and those around the globe, will shortly make a VIP appearance at a prestigious local event - and has been visited by a very special escort! Read More...

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches New Website

18th August 2014 | Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches New Website

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is excited to launch their new website www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk, as part of their ongoing commitment to improving the whole visitor experience and making the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre a ‘must see’ attraction for both visitors and the local community. Read More...

Take a 'Walk through the War' at Dudmaston

18th August 2014 | Take a 'Walk through the War' at Dudmaston

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate, is inviting visitors to come and experience the differing atmospheres of the years of WWI over the Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, as they take the property back in time to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Read More...

New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

18th August 2014 | New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel. Read More...

HUNDREDS ENJOY SUMMER FUN AT THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

14th August 2014 | HUNDREDS ENJOY SUMMER FUN AT THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

Over 600 people flocked to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for the first of its Steam and Whistle Activity Clubs, with hundreds more expected to visit during the summer holidays. Read More...

14th August 2014 | TWO FESTIVALS LINKED BY BUS

Two festival organisers have clubbed together again this year to link their events by bus on Sunday 24th August 2014. The Green Festival in Ludlow attracts hundreds of people and is keen to encourage visitors on board the Festival Bus to enjoy nearby Sun Inn Beer and Music Festival at the Sun Inn, Leintwardine. Read More...

Falconry Display at the British Ironwork Centre

14th August 2014 | Falconry Display at the British Ironwork Centre

AC Falconry, whose future was recently secured by the British Ironwork Centre, Aston, by the offer of a permanent home within their rural grounds, will be staging the fabulous display at the Centre on Saturday morning. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre Wins Top Cheese Award

14th August 2014 | Ludlow Food Centre Wins Top Cheese Award

A Shropshire cheese maker has come out on top in a national cheese award. Read More...

Meccano comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th August 2014 | Meccano comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town

Next weekend, Saturday and Sunday 16th - 17th August 2014, members of the Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society bring their magnificent metal creations to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge. Read More...

Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

12th August 2014 | Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

A Garden designed by an Oswestry company on behalf of a local charity has earned the highest honours at a prestigious county show. Read More...

Aviation fans can enjoy a Pilot's view of historic aircraft

12th August 2014 | Aviation fans can enjoy a Pilot's view of historic aircraft

Open Cockpits Evening - 20 September 2014, 6.00pm to 9.00pm, £12.50 per person Read More...

New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

11th August 2014 | New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

The Glutton Club restaurant in Shrewsbury has just unveiled their new seasonal dishes which join popular favourites on their new-look Summer menu. Read More...

Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

11th August 2014 | Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

Guests attending the First World War Centenary Charity Ball being held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month will be treated to a close formation flypast from two Eurocopter AS350BB helicopters. Read More...

Cosford kick starts the summer

8th August 2014 | Cosford kick starts the summer

Summer has officially started at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with a brand new range of interactive 'August Activities' for families to enjoy throughout the school break. Read More...

Ludlow Pantry Opens

7th August 2014 | Ludlow Pantry Opens

A new cafe and deli has opened in Ludlow that serves food made almost entirely in Shropshire. Read More...

From marshmallow catapults to camouflaged creepy crawlies... Summer family fun at Dudmaston

6th August 2014 | From marshmallow catapults to camouflaged creepy crawlies... Summer family fun at Dudmaston

Local National Trust attraction, Dudmaston Estate, is inviting families to come and enjoy lots of fun activities with them over the school summer holidays. Read More...

Flowers, Fireworks & Fun at Shrewsbury Flower Show

6th August 2014 | Flowers, Fireworks & Fun at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Organisers of the Shrewsbury Flower Show are busy preparing for what will be a fantastic event in Shrewsbury in just a few days time. The World's longest running flower show takes place on 8th & 9th August. The 2014 Show commemorates the centenary of the 1914 'Show That Never Was', which was cancelled owing to the start of The Great War. Read More...

Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

5th August 2014 | Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing body for the county, has just launched its first ever Shropshire real ale trail leaflet for visitors to get a taste of Shropshire’s great pubs and inns. Read More...

New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

5th August 2014 | New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel. Read More...

Robin Hood at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th August 2014 | Robin Hood at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Don't miss the outdoor theatre production of Robin Hood this Tuesday 5th August 2014 at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

'Living Dangerously' at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

4th August 2014 | 'Living Dangerously' at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer has come to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer, open from 19th July to 31st August. Read More...

Make a creepy creature at Coalport China Museum Spooky Halloween workshops

4th August 2014 | Make a creepy creature at Coalport China Museum Spooky Halloween workshops

Go along to a Spooky Halloween themed family workshop at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge during the autumn school half-term and try your hand at painting or making creepy creatures from clay. Read More...

Shropshire's First World War Commemorative Services at Civic Church

31st July 2014 | Shropshire's First World War Commemorative Services at Civic Church

Shropshire's Civic Church - St. Chad's in Shrewsbury - is the venue on 27th August 2014 at 5pm for the first of a series of Commemorative Services to remember Shropshire's Sacrifice in the Great War. Read More...

Hundreds More Welcome at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

30th July 2014 | Hundreds More Welcome at Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Organisers of Shrewsbury Folk Festival are hoping to accommodate hundreds of extra visitors this year, after swapping their usual marquee for a white-top tent. Read More...

Red Arrows Set To Flypast Over the Shrewsbury Flower Show

30th July 2014 | Red Arrows Set To Flypast Over the Shrewsbury Flower Show

An exciting addition for those of you visiting this year's Shrewsbury Flower Show, the RAF aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, will be performing a flypast during the afternoon of Saturday 9th August, subject to the weather conditions. Read More...

SPOOKY GOINGS ON AT SEVERN VALLKEY RAILWAY

30th July 2014 | SPOOKY GOINGS ON AT SEVERN VALLKEY RAILWAY

There's something strange coming to the Severn Valley Railway this Halloween as the Ghost Trains return on 25th, 30th and 31st October 2014. Read More...

Spooky October half-term tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

30th July 2014 | Spooky October half-term tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum

Let your creativity run wild and design a scary, grim monster or gallant hero at these Halloween themed drop-in workshops during the autumn half-term at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge. Read More...

New Chef Joins the team at The Glutton Club

30th July 2014 | New Chef Joins the team at The Glutton Club

As TripAdvisor reviews rank The Glutton Club as one of the top restaurants in Shrewsbury, Chef Proprietor George Cavendish welcomes a new local chef to his team, to meet ever increasing demand for his quality, imaginative dishes and new special Thursday Steak Nights. Read More...

Summer Holiday Events at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

25th July 2014 | Summer Holiday Events at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - first week of family activities a real success with more to come throughout the holidays. Read More...

25th July 2014 | Secret Hills Art Cafe Celebrate 10 Years at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The Secret Hills Art Cafe Artists' celebrate 10 years of exhibiting at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

24th July 2014 | Dudmaston commemorates WWI outbreak with National Art Project

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be holding a silent walk of remembrance on 30 July 2014 to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI. The walk is part of a national project with artist Alec Finlay. Read More...

Children's Guided Tours at Wenlock Priory

23rd July 2014 | Children's Guided Tours at Wenlock Priory

Every Wednesday throughout August, join our guide as they bring the history of Wenlock Priory to life, with a little help from our puppet friends. Read More...

Three iconic First World War Aircraft arrive at RAF Museum Cosford

21st July 2014 | Three iconic First World War Aircraft arrive at RAF Museum Cosford

On Tuesday 15 July staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford received three iconic First World War aircraft, which will form the centre of a new First World War Exhibition. The Bristol M1c, the Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter and the Sopwith Pup are due to go on display within the Museum's War Planes Hangar in December 2014. Read More...

Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th July 2014 | Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 1st November 2014 when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes' foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display. Read More...

Only for the brave... Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th July 2014 | Only for the brave... Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday evening, 25th October 2014 when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light the night sky. Read More...

2nd-3rd August weekend events at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Enginuity

17th July 2014 | 2nd-3rd August weekend events at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Enginuity

Go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd August 2014 and take part in a variety of fun drop-in activities. Read More...

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY MARKS CENTENERY OF THE START OF FIRST WORLD WAR

17th July 2014 | SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY MARKS CENTENERY OF THE START OF FIRST WORLD WAR

Schoolchildren and dignitaries joined staff members and volunteers of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) last week for a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. Read More...

16th July 2014 | Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of Robin Hood this Summer

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'Robin Hood' on Tuesday 5th August 2014 performed by the touring theatre company Illyria. This fast moving, easy to follow play, will be performed at 6pm on the tearoom lawn in a beautiful 12 acre garden setting and is aimed at children and families. Read More...

Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

14th July 2014 | Flypasts and cooking workshops are top of the menu at Cosford

Hands on cooking workshops, inspiring the next generation of little chefs and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota are top of the menu for visitors at the Cosford Food Festival later this month. Read More...

Join Live the Adventure for a day full of adventure!

11th July 2014 | Join Live the Adventure for a day full of adventure!

Live the Adventure will be having a day full of adventure at their Open Day on Sunday 3rd August 2014 Read More...

Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014 | Join in the Harvest Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Sunday, 28 September 2014, at they celebrate the annual harvest in traditional fashion. Read More...

Icecream Sundae - Classic Car Funday at Apley Farm Shop

11th July 2014 | Icecream Sundae - Classic Car Funday at Apley Farm Shop

On Sunday 20 July, the Icecream Sundae and Classic Car Funday at Apley Farn Shop, near Bridgnorth, will have a display of classic cars including an MGB Roadster, 1983 Panther Kallista, Rover P6 3500 and a yellow Lotus, fresh off the tracks with 1st and 2nd some recent racing prizes. Read More...

Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

11th July 2014 | Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September 2014 and discover how they prepared for winter. Read More...

Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

10th July 2014 | Cosford to hold Centenary Charity Ball

A glittering Centenary Charity Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 30 August to commemorate the First World War and raise much needed funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum. Read More...

Tanners announces new shop opening on Wyle Cop

10th July 2014 | Tanners announces new shop opening on Wyle Cop

Tanners is delighted to announce the opening of their new shop with frontage on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury. Read More...

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER - IN A CORACLE!

10th July 2014 | MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER - IN A CORACLE!

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August 2014 attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races. Read More...

Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014 | Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 August 2014. Read More...

New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014 | New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress in character and join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town at a new Oliver Twist themed event over the bank holiday weekend of 23 - 25 August 2014 based on Charles Dickens' famous novel. Read More...

Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014 | Dress-up and join the Hatter's Mad Tea Party at Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress-up as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the summer weekend of 26th - 27th July 2014. Read More...

Romantic Novelists in 'Meet-the-Author' event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th July 2014 | Romantic Novelists in 'Meet-the-Author' event at Blists Hill Victorian Town

The Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) is showcasing a meet-the-author event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, on Friday 11th July 2014. The event, 'Love of the Past', will run between 10am - 2pm and will be held in the Goods Shed located within the recreated Victorian town. Read More...

Living Dangerously

9th July 2014 | Living Dangerously

Terence Spencer Photography Exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery - 19th July to 31st August Read More...

4th July 2014 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host an open-air production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'The Pirates of Penzance' by Gilbert and Sullivan on Thursday 10th July 2014 performed by the touring theatre company 'Illyria'. Read More...

New John Scott Gallery to open October at Jackfield Tile Museum

3rd July 2014 | New John Scott Gallery to open October at Jackfield Tile Museum

A new gallery at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, opening 16th October 2014, will house a world-class collection of British decorative tiles donated from a private collector. The 1,300 individual tiles and 310 panels feature a roll call of prestigious design names including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden. Read More...

Discover more about Chinese inventions at Enginuity

3rd July 2014 | Discover more about Chinese inventions at Enginuity

Discover more about the fantastic inventions, science and technologies that have come from the East at the drop-in Made in China workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the summer school holidays from Saturday 19th July until Sunday 31st August 2014, between 10.30am and 3.45pm. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

3rd July 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Read More...

Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

27th June 2014 | Packed line up of cooking demos for foodies

With only one month to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available. Read More...

RURAL RETREAT PREPARES FOR OFFICIAL OPENING

26th June 2014 | RURAL RETREAT PREPARES FOR OFFICIAL OPENING

A series of prestigious, newly-converted holiday cottages nestled in the heart of Shropshire will officially open tomorrow by the MP for North Shropshire and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Read More...

Broseley Pipeworks joins the Totally Locally initiative

26th June 2014 | Broseley Pipeworks joins the Totally Locally initiative

Broseley Pipeworks, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is joining other local businesses in the Totally Locally initiative on Saturday, 28th June 2014. Read More...

The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece

25th June 2014 | The British Ironwork Centre to create National Museum Centrepiece

The British Ironwork Centre, based in Oswestry, had been approached by the National Motorcycle Museum in Bickenhill, Solihull, to loan its stunning classic motorcycle sculpture as an exhibit to feature in the "pop-up art gallery" which forms part of the Museum's 30th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

Celebrate the little things that rule the world at the Dorothy Clive Garden for National Insect Week

24th June 2014 | Celebrate the little things that rule the world at the Dorothy Clive Garden for National Insect Week

It is now National Insect Week until 29th June 2014 and various events are happening nationwide in celebration. Read More...

Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

23rd June 2014 | Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas. Read More...

23rd June 2014 | Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas. Read More...

23rd June 2014 | Tourism initiative gains momentum and support

A tourism initiative which developed from a challenge issued to local students is gathering huge interest and positive reaction. The British Ironwork Centre, based in Aston, challenged Walford and North Shropshire College Travel and Tourism students to devise plans to address the problems faced by Oswestry in attracting visitors to the town and surrounding areas. Read More...

Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2014 | Flypast planned for Armed Forces Day guests

On Saturday 28th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets. Read More...

Ironwork centre

19th June 2014 | Ironwork centre "Branch out" to commemorate the Centenary of World War One

A brace of Oswestry organisations are teaming up to encourage local schoolchildren to plant trees to commemorate the Centenary of World War One. Read More...

Get hands on with the First World War

18th June 2014 | Get hands on with the First World War

From Wednesday 18th June visitors at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be able to get hands on with the First World War during free handling sessions with a collection of memorabilia from the Museum’s handling collection and items on loan from the British Red Cross. Read More...

17th June 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums join National Fundraising Project with the Art Fund

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is delighted to announce today (Tuesday 17th July 2014) that it's a launch partner in a brand-new national fundraising initiative. Read More...

Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday evening 28th June

16th June 2014 | Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday evening 28th June

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge has once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport’s famous Nocturne cycle race to host an exciting urban cyclo-cross event. Taking place on Saturday evening, 28th June 2014, the first race starts at 6pm and the event ends at 9pm. The exciting Queen Victoria Cyclo-Cross will attract in excess of 300 of the UK’s top riders. Read More...

Great War Commemorative Exhibition heads to Cosford

13th June 2014 | Great War Commemorative Exhibition heads to Cosford

The Great War Commemorative Touring Exhibition will be heading to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford this month as part of a year-long tour of the country. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre starts producing ewes milk cheese - and has already started winning awards!

12th June 2014 | Ludlow Food Centre starts producing ewes milk cheese - and has already started winning awards!

A Shropshire cheese maker has teamed up with a alternative dairy operation in the county to produce an entirely new type of cheese. The Ludlow Food Centre on the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate near Ludlow are working with the Pitchford Estate just outside Shrewsbury to create ewe’s milk cheese. Read More...

Dress up 1940s style and come along to Blitz Hill

12th June 2014 | Dress up 1940s style and come along to Blitz Hill

An Evening on the Home Front at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Saturday 21st June 2014, 6-9pm Read More...

10th June 2014 | Treat Dad to a day of hobbies at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Estate will be giving Dads the opportunity to indulge their love of hobbies with their Father’s Day event on Sunday, 15 June 2014. Read More...

The Dornier Do 17 at RAF Museum Cosford: One Year On

9th June 2014 | The Dornier Do 17 at RAF Museum Cosford: One Year On

Tuesday 10th June 2014 will mark the first anniversary of the moment the world's last surviving Dornier Do 17 was successfully lifted from the bottom of the Dover Straits. The breath taking moment the aircraft surfaced from the water was captured live on TV and sparked interest from around the globe. Read More...

Steam power vs modern farm machines at Apley Farm Shop

5th June 2014 | Steam power vs modern farm machines at Apley Farm Shop

A farm and farm shop near Bridgnorth is hosting a Free Open Farm Sunday education and fun day in conjunction with LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) on Sunday 8th June. Read More...

70 years on D-Day is remembered

5th June 2014 | 70 years on D-Day is remembered

The 6th June 2014 will mark 70 years since the invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, which began the final stages of the Second World War in Europe. The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 70th anniversary of this event with a D-Day themed Orchestra Concert. Read More...

4th June 2014 | Companies prepare for Shrewsbury charity raft race challenge

Thirteen teams of 'pirates' are set to put their sailing skills to the test in the Morris Lubricants Raft Race for charity on the River Severn from Bicton to Porthill Bridge in Shrewsbury on Sunday, June 8. Read More...

Launch of New Book

3rd June 2014 | Launch of New Book "Walks around Ludlow and Mortimer Country"

Local authors, Les Lumsdon, Peta & Phil Sams from Ludlow have joined forces to bring together a book which encourages people to walk in the Ludlow area and Mortimer Country. Read More...

Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

3rd June 2014 | Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

Enjoy an evening on the home front as Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge is transformed to the 1940s of World War Two between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday 21st June 2014. Read More...

Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

29th May 2014 | Shropshire tops TripAdvisor poll for most affordable destination in UK

Shropshire is the spot for self-catering holidaymakers wanting to watch their spending this summer, according to a new TripAdvisor survey. Read More...

29th May 2014 | PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY!

Railway enthusiasts and visitors alike will be given a unique opportunity to 'Peep Behind the Scenes' and experience what goes into the running of a heritage railway during a special day at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR). Read More...

Busy month ahead at Cosford

28th May 2014 | Busy month ahead at Cosford

Staff at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for the busy month ahead which will see five big events take place throughout June. Read More...

Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

27th May 2014 | Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place on 19th - 20th July

27th May 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival taking place on 19th - 20th July

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival will take place over the weekend of 19th and 20th July 2014 outdoors on The Green at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Read More...

Hadley Park House Hotel Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

27th May 2014 | Hadley Park House Hotel Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

Hadley Park House Hotel in Telford have announced they're once again proud owners of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence! Read More...

Celebrate Shrewsbury's Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury's New Museum & Art Gallery

21st May 2014 | Celebrate Shrewsbury's Manufacturing Heritage in Shrewsbury's New Museum & Art Gallery

Items 'Made in Shrewsbury' over the last 100 years are going on display in Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery later this week. Read More...

Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

21st May 2014 | Family Fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery This Bank Holiday Weekend

There's so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday Weekend and beyond. Read More...

Women in aviation half term at Cosford

21st May 2014 | Women in aviation half term at Cosford

This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 26th to Friday 30th May there will be a free trail for children to take part in, based around the pioneering women that have helped shape aviation history. Open 10am - 4pm, FREE entry. Read More...

20th May 2014 | May Music, Fun and Games at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

It will be fun at the Farm over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend. As well as Acton Scott Farm's gorgeous collection of baby animals, there will be the Wheelwright demonstrating his skills and Jean Atkin, Poet in Residence, encouraging you to demonstrate your literary ability at writing a Farm Poem. Read More...

Blackout,Blitz & Battle of Britain - the 1940's are coming to the SVR!

20th May 2014 | Blackout,Blitz & Battle of Britain - the 1940's are coming to the SVR!

A brand new Blackout Fair, featuring one of the oldest wooden helter-skelters in the world is among the star attractions taking over the Severn Valley Railway for it's much anticipated Step Back to the 1940's weekends. Read More...

20th May 2014 | Put the fun into gardening with Dudmaston's Spring Gardening Fair

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting their inaugural Spring Gardening fair this weekend, whilst also supporting the work of the National Gardens Scheme. Read More...

Gift making tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

20th May 2014 | Gift making tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge

Put your creative skills to good use and decorate a tile as a unique present for your school teacher or someone special at these family gift making workshops to be held at Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge on Saturday 5th July 2014. Read More...

Last minute Midsummer Cycling Holidays

16th May 2014 | Last minute Midsummer Cycling Holidays

10% discount on Wye Valley Cycling and Canoeing holiday with Wheely Wonderful Cycling Read More...

16th May 2014 | Broseley Pipeworks to be re-opened for the season

Broseley Pipeworks, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be re-opened for the summer season during a ceremony at 12.15 on Monday, 19 May 2014 by Cllr Ian Pickles, Mayor of Broseley. Read More...

PETER'S RAILWAY TO BE STATIONED AT THE ENGINE HOUSE

16th May 2014 | PETER'S RAILWAY TO BE STATIONED AT THE ENGINE HOUSE

A new exhibition for budding young engineers and steam train fans, based on the popular series of children's books Peter's Railway, is to become the latest addition to the Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) visitor centre. Read More...

14th May 2014 | Skin care shop opens at a Farm Shop near Bridgnorth

Elizabeth Beckett Skincare is a Bridgnorth based family run business making skin care products from locally sourced oil seed rape. On 26 April 2014, she opened The Skin Care Shop at Apley Farm Shop, her first retail unit, having previously only sold her products on her website, beauty salons & local shops. Read More...

13th May 2014 | The Sky's the Limit at Apley Farm Shop

Helicopter charter company Helitrip has partnered with Apley Farm Shop to provide a range of pleasure flights across Shropshire. The first flights will take place Father’s Day, Sunday 15th June 2014. Read More...

FAMILY FAVOURITES ATTRACT HUGE NUMBERS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

13th May 2014 | FAMILY FAVOURITES ATTRACT HUGE NUMBERS TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

Around 4,000 visitors flocked to the Severn Valley Railway this weekend to see children's favourites Peppa Pig and George alongside awe-inspiring steam engines and enjoy a packed programme of exciting family activities. Read More...

ROLL UP, ROLL UP FOR ROOTS AND UP!

12th May 2014 | ROLL UP, ROLL UP FOR ROOTS AND UP!

Shrewsbury shoppers are invited to step forward and try out a new reflexology and massage service, now available at the town's indoor Market Hall. Read More...

Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

8th May 2014 | Countdown begins for Cosford sci-fi weekend

With just over a week to go until the Cosford Flights of Fantasy weekend, final preparations are now well underway. Read More...

New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

6th May 2014 | New Cycling Challenge short break holidays for 2014

Specialist Cycle tour company Wheely Wonderful Cycling has introduced three new Cycling Short Break challenges this season, in Shropshire, Wales and the Wye Valley - featuring rides of about 50 miles per day, with luggage moved and great places to stay each night. Read More...

6th May 2014 | An Evening of Poetry at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, will be reciting his newly published work 'Facing the Garden' - a booklet of poetry produced for, and about, the Dorothy Clive Garden, during his year as Poet-In-Residence. The event is on Monday 12th May 2014 from 6.15pm at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

6th May 2014 | SUMMER GETAWAY BONANZA AT OUR AWARD-WINNING COTTAGES

Discover spectacular value with our amazing midweek deals during May and June at award-winning Combermere Abbey cottages (Winner of the Award of Excellence ‘Best Self Catering’ by Visit England 2013) Enjoy a reduction in the usual rate, an extra night free* and also free space for the family dog too if you have one! Read More...

2nd May 2014 | Wheelwrights Display at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge will be hosting a special display by the Guild of Model Wheelwrights in the Goods Shed over the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014. Read More...

Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

2nd May 2014 | Meet the horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Father's Day

Discover more about the working horses living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Father's Day, Sunday 15th June 2014. This special Meet the Horses event demonstrates the important role played by horses in daily life over a hundred years ago. Read More...

Cyclists take on Victorian Town: Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill

2nd May 2014 | Cyclists take on Victorian Town: Cyclo-Cross event at Blists Hill

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge has once again teamed up with the organisers of Newport's famous Nocturne cycle race to host an exciting urban cyclo-cross event. Read More...

Bikers raise £30k for local charities

30th April 2014 | Bikers raise £30k for local charities

Bikers from across the country turned out in their thousands at the weekend to show their incredible support for two Midlands charities, as they took part in one of the largest biking events in the country - the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival (27th April 2014). Read More...

Bring in the May at Dudmaston

30th April 2014 | Bring in the May at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating the beginning of Summer in a very traditional way on Monday, 5 May 2014. Read More...

28th April 2014 | Young Shropshire Chef Appearing on TV's Great British Menu, Shropshire

Tune in to BBC Two's 'Great British Menu' tonight (28th April 2014) at 6:30pm to see Jason Hodnett from The Raven in Much Wenlock as he competes against other top chefs from around the county challenged to produce 21st century dishes for war heroes. Read More...

28th April 2014 | New walking Festival launched in Mortimer Country

A group of businesses in North Herefordshire have launched the new Mortimer Country Walking Festival for the summer months. Mortimer Country Ltd is a group of 34 businesses in the Teme Valley, west of Ludlow who work together to attract visitors to the area. Read More...

Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

28th April 2014 | Celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a guided Dawn Chorus Walk with RSPB bird song expert, followed by breakfast, on Monday 5th May 2014 to celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day. Read More...

Woodland Spring Walk

28th April 2014 | Woodland Spring Walk

Mucklestone Nurseries & Business Centre, a specialist plant nursery with an adjoining business centre, owned by William & Louise Friend, is hosting a local walk in ancient woodland as part of their annual 'Woodland Spring Walk' for the local community on Sunday 4th May 2014 from 1pm omwards. Read More...

Severn Valley Railway Celebrates the Best in Food & Drink at First Ever Festival

28th April 2014 | Severn Valley Railway Celebrates the Best in Food & Drink at First Ever Festival

Tickle your taste buds along the tracks of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during its first ever Food Festival. Read More...

23rd April 2014 | Fantastic Fares at Severn Valley Railway

Visitors planning a trip on the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in May can enjoy up to 30% off full-price tickets on selected dates thanks to the Railway's Fantastic Fares offer. Read More...

New Blues 'n' Roots Festival for Church Stretton

22nd April 2014 | New Blues 'n' Roots Festival for Church Stretton

Shropshire is getting a new addition to the festival calendar. The first ever Church Stretton Blues 'n' Roots Festival will be held in the town on Saturday 31st May 2014. Read More...

100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

22nd April 2014 | 100 People Answer Call for Volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway

Around 100 people registered their interest in volunteering at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during a Job Fair last week. Read More...

16th April 2014 | Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is launching a new site in Shropshire this weekend April 19th-20th 2014 with its popular 24 Hour Family Course. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site achieves Walkers are Welcome Status

16th April 2014 | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site achieves Walkers are Welcome Status

The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire has achieved Walkers are Welcome status joining around 100 places across the UK, which have something special to offer walkers. Read More...

16th April 2014 | Caravan Park Advises to book early for Ludlow Spring Festival

With Ludlow Spring Festival fast approaching - May 9th-11th 2014 - caravanners and motorhome owners are being advised to book quickly if they wish to reserve a pitch at Ludlow Touring Park. Read More...

16th April 2014 | Onny Valley Round - guided walk

Stretch your legs on Sunday 27th April 2014 and join local walks leader, Brian Wells, on the Onny Valley Round. Read More...

15th April 2014 | Celebrate Queen Victoria's 81st birthday at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Whitsun weekend 24th - 26th May 2014

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend of 24th - 26th May as they celebrate the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry. Read More...

Energy on the Move at Enginuity family workshops this Spring half-term

15th April 2014 | Energy on the Move at Enginuity family workshops this Spring half-term

Discover more about different types of energy and how its transferred at the drop-in Energy on the Move family workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the spring half-term school holiday from Saturday 24th May until Sunday 1st June 2014. Read More...

First Arts and Craft Fair at Fusion, Jackfield Tile Museum Saturday 24th May

14th April 2014 | First Arts and Craft Fair at Fusion, Jackfield Tile Museum Saturday 24th May

The first ever May Arts and Crafts Fair is to be held at Fusion on Saturday, 24th May 2014, 10am-4.30pm. Fusion is a beautiful, purpose created building located alongside Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge and home to a range of craft designers and makers. Read More...

Eat cake and drink coffee to beat MS!

11th April 2014 | Eat cake and drink coffee to beat MS!

Cake Break is a scrumptious way to fundraise for people affected by MS across the UK and The Old Rectory Hotel in Wem are proud to say that this will be their 9thyear running in taking part! Read More...

Apley Jousting Fair's second year - bigger & better!

10th April 2014 | Apley Jousting Fair's second year - bigger & better!

The Apley Jousting Fair will be held for the second year running at a farm shop near Bridgnorth on Saturday 3rd May 2014. The Fair builds on the success of the 2013 event when over 2500 people attended, enjoying fantastic family entertainment, great activities & delicious food. Read More...

9th April 2014 | Return of the Shropshire Hills Shuttle Roadshow, Saturday 12 April 2014

Don’t miss the return of the Shropshire Hills Shuttle Roadshow coming to a town or village near you this Saturday! The Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle bus will be parked up for half an hour or so at different stops along the route. Read More...

Shrewsbury Town Crier Still Shropshire's Tourism Superstar!

9th April 2014 | Shrewsbury Town Crier Still Shropshire's Tourism Superstar!

Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's Town Crier has expressed his huge thanks to everyone who voted for him to be crowned VisitEngland's 2014 Tourism Superstar after missing out on the award to Buzby Allen, from Potter's Resort in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk. Read More...

Cadbury's Easter fun at Dudmaston

8th April 2014 | Cadbury's Easter fun at Dudmaston

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be hosting a number of children's activity days over the 2014 Easter holiday period sponsored by Cadburys. Read More...

Poignant 'Battle of Somme' artwork unveiled at Dudmaston Hall

8th April 2014 | Poignant 'Battle of Somme' artwork unveiled at Dudmaston Hall

Poignant artwork recreating the horror of the First World War trenches has gone on display for the last time at Dudmaston Hall. Read More...

MORGAN BOLT-ON: WHEN DID YOU LAST EXPERIENCE A JOURNEY OF ADVENTURE?

8th April 2014 | MORGAN BOLT-ON: WHEN DID YOU LAST EXPERIENCE A JOURNEY OF ADVENTURE?

The Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) Footplate Experience is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership for 2014. Read More...

7th April 2014 | Be a Nature Detective this Easter at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a series of educational activities for children during this Easter holidays. Read More...

War Tower Returns To Former Glory

7th April 2014 | War Tower Returns To Former Glory

A former World War Two airfield control tower has been restored to its former glory and become a home for wildlife after standing derelict on a Shropshire nature reserve. Read More...

4th April 2014 | SVR'S SPRING STEAM GALA IS HUGE SUCCESS

Nearly 4,000 visitors flocked to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it celebrated its 20th century roots during the annual Spring Steam Gala. Read More...

4th April 2014 | EASTER FUN ON THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY

Another packed programme of exciting family activities awaits visitors to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) during the Easter holidays. Read More...

Easter espionage fun for young detectives

3rd April 2014 | Easter espionage fun for young detectives

FREE Easter Trail 14th to 25th April 2014. For those seeking an alternative Easter experience, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is just the place. Read More...

Exhibitors sign up for Cosford Food Festival

3rd April 2014 | Exhibitors sign up for Cosford Food Festival

This summer, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region's best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford holds its annual food festival: 26th - 27th July 2014, 10.00am to 5.00pm Read More...

3rd April 2014 | Apley Holiday Cottages - sitting on a significant industrial archaeological site

Following a series of chances, an exhibition of archive photographs has led to two historically significant discoveries: The first is that the site of three Shropshire holiday cottages was the site of ironworks & furnaces, making it of industrial archaeological importance. The second is a unique 1860 sketch of an industrial landscape long since gone. Read More...

2nd April 2014 | Old Downton Lodge Open Day

Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow are opening their doors to the public on Sunday 13th April 2014, from 12-5pm, to raise funds for Wigmore School,with nature walks and cream teas served in the stunning court yard garden. Read More...

1st April 2014 | Get on your bike at Dudmaston!

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate has been working in conjunction with Bridgnorth Cycling Club to create a mapped mountain bike route through the woodland of Comer Wood. Read More...

Make your wedding day truly unique at the Severn Valley Railway

1st April 2014 | Make your wedding day truly unique at the Severn Valley Railway

Make your Brief Encounter your happy ever after by celebrating your wedding day at the Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

Model enthusiasts converge at Cosford

27th March 2014 | Model enthusiasts converge at Cosford

Modelling fans are expected to descend on the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month, as they attend the annual Shropshire Scale Modeller’s Show, taking place on Sunday 6th April 2014. Read More...

26th March 2014 | CAST YOUR VOTE TO CROWN MARKET TRADER OF THE YEAR

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to crown the first ever Market Trader of the Year. Read More...

26th March 2014 | WHEELS IN MOTION FOR NEW BIKE HIRE SERVICE AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

A Shrewsbury market trader has set the wheels in motion for a new bike hire service which will officially launch next week. Read More...

25th March 2014 | Take Mum to Dudmaston for art, flowers, heritage and more

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate are looking forward to welcoming some very special Mums this Sunday 30th March 2014, as they celebrate Mothering Sunday at the property. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre to open deli cafe in the town centre

25th March 2014 | Ludlow Food Centre to open deli cafe in the town centre

Ludlow Food Centre has taken over the lease of a prominently positioned shop in Ludlow's High Street to open a delicatessen café selling the company's award winning, home made food. Read More...

24th March 2014 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND GARDEN

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre independent charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the office and garden. Read More...

24th March 2014 | MOVE OVER LOVE SHACK - THE SKIRT SHACK HAS ARRIVED

Forget the love shack - The Skirt Shack has arrived at Shrewsbury Market Hall. Read More...

Riding out for charity

21st March 2014 | Riding out for charity

Calling all bikers...this Spring, bikers from across the Midlands are invited to attend one of the region's biggest biker events in support of two local charities - Midlands Air Ambulance and the Royal Air Force Museum. Read More...

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY'S EDUCATION PROGRAMME HITS 200K MILESTONE

20th March 2014 | SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY'S EDUCATION PROGRAMME HITS 200K MILESTONE

Organisers of the Severn Valley Railway's (SVR) education programme are celebrating after hitting the 200,000 visitor milestone. Read More...

19th March 2014 | Young Shropshire Chef to Appear on TV's Great British Menu

Jason Hodnett, from The Raven in Much Wenlock, will feature during the week beginning April 7th 2014. Read More...

19th March 2014 | Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea on Mother's Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a 12 acre charitable garden trust - is to host a special Afternoon Tea for Mothering Sunday on Sunday 30th March 2014 from 12noon until 4pm. Read More...

Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town

18th March 2014 | Full steam ahead at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Discover how the Victorians harnessed steam to power their engines and other machines over the spring Bank Holiday weekend when Blists Hill Victorian Town will be ‘In Steam’. On Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May 2014, the outdoor museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, will be displaying a fascinating variety of miniature traction engines alongside its own steam powered collection, which will be in their full working splendour. Read More...

13th March 2014 | Duke of Gloucester Visits Fordhall Organic Farm

The Duke of Gloucester paid a flying visit to Shropshire yesterday where he visited Fordhall Organic Farm as part of his visit. Read More...

Get outdoors and don’t forget your 50 things!

12th March 2014 | Get outdoors and don’t forget your 50 things!

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March and are reminding families that it’s not too late for them to get out with the children and challenge themselves to complete their list of 50 things, which they may have began last year. Read More...

Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

12th March 2014 | Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

Now in its ninth year and bigger than ever before, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd - Sunday 11th May 2014) is offering a choice of over 50 free, varied and rewarding walks in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. Read More...

Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

11th March 2014 | Sylvia Anderson headlines at sci-fi weekend

Cosford Flights of Fantasy - 17th & 18th May FREE entry Read More...

11th March 2014 | Archaeology at Apley Uncovered

Lord & Lady Halimton have recently discovered that Apley Holiday Cottages, in the heart of the Apley Park estate are surrounded by 18th century ironworks, furnaces & forges. Read More...

11th March 2014 | 30% off the very best menus in the County

Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (11th March 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher Read More...

FAMILY FAVOURITES ARE STAR ATTRACTION AT FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

10th March 2014 | FAMILY FAVOURITES ARE STAR ATTRACTION AT FAMILY FUN WEEKEND

Children’s favourites Peppa Pig and George will be the star attractions alongside awe-inspiring steam engines and exciting family activities during this year’s Family Fun Weekend at the Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

7th March 2014 | Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery set to open its doors following ground-breaking restoration

Shrewsbury's new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire's treasures - and the newly-renovated buildings - for the first time. Read More...

2014 Marmalade Awards

5th March 2014 | 2014 Marmalade Awards

A South Shropshire food producer has cemented its place as one the best marmalade producers in the world. Read More...

SVR Spring Steam Gala goes authentically Great Western

5th March 2014 | SVR Spring Steam Gala goes authentically Great Western

Around 3000 Railway enthusiasts from across the country are expected to flock to the Severn Valley Railway next month for its annual Spring Steam Gala. Read More...

4th March 2014 | Art, Exhibitions, but most of all a family home

The National Trust's Dudmaston Estate will be opening for their 2014 season on 16 March which will see the property begin to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of the First World War with a focus on the family’s involvement. Read More...

Launch of new Iron Trail within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

3rd March 2014 | Launch of new Iron Trail within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site

On Monday March 3rd 2014 Severn Gorge Countryside Trust (SGCT) is launching a new Iron Trail with a leaflet and video on a brand new website, which, along with several other new trails, aims to enhance the Ironbridge Gorge’s existing reputation as a major world tourism destination. Read More...

3rd March 2014 | Free Pop Up Festival of Stories Comes to Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge

Children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers will be entertaining and inspiring families during an exciting day of free events, activities and art workshops celebrating children’s literature at Enginuity and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Easter Saturday, 19th April 2014. Read More...

Vote Martin Wood Your Tourism Superstar

3rd March 2014 | Vote Martin Wood Your Tourism Superstar

The time has come to vote for Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life Town Crier, to be your 'Tourism Superstar 2014'. Read More...

26th February 2014 | Local Ludlow Retailer Ludlow Food Centre Wins 'West Midlands Champion' in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Local Ludlow retailer Ludlow Food Centre, has been crowned the best retailer in the West Midlands in the Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Ludlow Food Centre was one of nine Regional Champions, chosen by a panel of expert judges, who showed the highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement. Read More...

Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust wins £95,000 Heritage Lottery Fund support

26th February 2014 | Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust wins £95,000 Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust (SVR Charitable Trust) has won £95,000 to support one of Britain’s leading heritage railways. The Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help fund the restoration of the classic Great Western Railway (GWR) locomotive 4930 'Hagley Hall' which will be used as the learning and resource tool for the students and apprentices of the Severn Valley Railway’s Heritage Skills Training Academy based in Shropshire and Worcestershire. Read More...

25th February 2014 | Chance to walk through replica First World War trenches in Shropshire

Visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction will be able to walk through replica First World War trenches to mark the 100th anniversary of the conflict’s outbreak. Read More...

20th February 2014 | Does Your Family Have What it Takes to Survive?

Bear Grylls Want to Make Sure With the Bear Grylls Survival Academy 24 Hour Family Course Read More...

19th February 2014 | The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st March 2014 from 11.00 am to 12.30pm

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a Bee Keeping talk on Saturday 1st 2014 at 11.00am to 12.30pm in the Garden Pavilion led by gardener and budding bee keeper, Zdenek Valkoun-Walker. Read More...

30% off the very best menus in the County

18th February 2014 | 30% off the very best menus in the County

Buy your copy of the Shropshire Star today (18th Feb 2014) for your exclusive reader offer voucher Read More...

17th February 2014 | Free Pop Up Festival of Stories Comes to Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge

Children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers will be entertaining and inspiring families during an exciting day of free events, activities and art workshops celebrating children’s literature at Enginuity and Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge on Easter Saturday, 19th April 2014. Read More...

Shrewsbury Town Crier Rings the Bell for Shrewsbury in London

17th February 2014 | Shrewsbury Town Crier Rings the Bell for Shrewsbury in London

Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life town crier, was filmed in London on Friday (14/02/14), as he prepares to go head to head against nine other shortlisted nominees from around the country for the title of Tourism Superstar 2014. Read More...

Unique Mustang model now on display

13th February 2014 | Unique Mustang model now on display

Now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is a 1:5 scale scratch built North American P-51D Mustang. This unique model took almost ten years to build and was kindly donated to the Museum in autumn last year. This remarkable Mustang model now forms a centre piece display in the Museum's Visitor Centre where visitors can view all its intricate details up close. Read More...

Take the whole family on a cycle holiday with no price hikes for school holidays

12th February 2014 | Take the whole family on a cycle holiday with no price hikes for school holidays

Save up to 50 per cent on new Wheely Wonderful Cycling holiday prices for teenagers and children during 2014 with no price hikes for school holidays. Read More...

Create moving pictures at Enginuity family workshops

12th February 2014 | Create moving pictures at Enginuity family workshops

Discover how to create moving pictures from a series of still images at the drop-in Moving Pictures family workshops to be held at Enginuity, near Ironbridge during the Easter school holiday from Saturday 12th until Sunday 27th April 2014. Read More...

Pick up Victorian Household Hints with Mrs Clack at Blists Hill Victorian Town

12th February 2014 | Pick up Victorian Household Hints with Mrs Clack at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Mrs Clack, one of the many ‘residents’ at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge will be giving advice on cures for common ailments and everything to do with running a Victorian home over Mother’s day weekend of 29th and 30th March 2014. Read More...

12th February 2014 | Snowdrop Walks at Dudmaston - please take care and be prepared

A local National Trust property, Dudmaston Estate are urging visitors to be prepared for the recent weather conditions when they visit for the Snowdrop Walks during 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014. Read More...

Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

12th February 2014 | Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate St George’s Day on Wednesday, 23rd April 2014. Read More...

Egg Dancing and Easter fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town

12th February 2014 | Egg Dancing and Easter fun at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday weekend from Friday 18th to Monday 21st April 2014. Read More...

Heritage Lottery Fund helps St Mary's Church build on success

12th February 2014 | Heritage Lottery Fund helps St Mary's Church build on success

The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) has received £94,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 'Visitor Welcome' project, to develop a flagship visitor experience at St Mary the Virgin Church in Shrewsbury. Read More...

'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

10th February 2014 | 'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 24th February

Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 10th May 2014, will go on sale from Monday 24th February through the Royal Air Force Museum's website. Read More...

6th February 2014 | NEW Shropshire Hills Art Week - Artists Wanted

Artists joining together to promote the creative arts and the beauty of the local landscape Read More...

5th February 2014 | Apley Estates Multi-Terrain Run, Sunday 16 February 2014

The Apley Estate's Multi-Terrain Run on Sunday 16 February 2014 looks as if it’s going to be as popular as in the previous two years. Organised by the Black Country Triathletes, the race attracted 350 runners last year, raising £1300 for Stockton Church & £1300 for St Milburga’s Church in Beckbury. Read More...

Time to stop and reflect at Dudmaston

5th February 2014 | Time to stop and reflect at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property, are inviting visitors to take the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and join them as they host their popular snowdrop walks through the Dingle on 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2014. Read More...

4th February 2014 | The Dorothy Clive Garden is now open every weekend during February and March 2014

The Dorothy Clive Garden - an independent Charitable Garden Trust - will be opening exclusively on all weekends during February and March 2014 from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the special discounted fundraising price of £3.50 per person. Children between 0-4 are admitted for free and 5-17s are admitted at £2.00. Read More...

Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

3rd February 2014 | Over 50 free guided walks at the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

Now in its ninth year and bigger than ever before, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 11th May 2014) is offering a choice of over 50 free, varied and rewarding walks in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago. Read More...

'ROLL-OUT' DAY FOR RE-ROOFED EX-LNER GRESLEY TEAK CARRIAGE

3rd February 2014 | 'ROLL-OUT' DAY FOR RE-ROOFED EX-LNER GRESLEY TEAK CARRIAGE

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust marked the mid-point of its £75,000 restoration project of a 1943-built ex-London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) Gresley-designed Gangwayed Brake Pigeon Van with an informal 'roll-out' on Thursday, 30th January 2014. Read More...

3rd February 2014 | 'Last Post: Remembering the First World War' at Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

A poignant new free exhibition, Last Post: Remembering the First World War, will explore the effect of the events of 1914-18 on the Post Office, its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort. It will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire from Thursday 10 April 2014 until Friday 27 March 2015. Read More...

Britain's Best Food Hall adds to Ludlow's delights

3rd February 2014 | Britain's Best Food Hall adds to Ludlow's delights

Caravanners and motorhome owners with a passion for top quality food are being given an extra incentive to pay a visit to the picturesque Shropshire market town of Ludlow, which has a growing reputation as the gourmet capital of England. Read More...

Half term fun for Airfix model makers

3rd February 2014 | Half term fun for Airfix model makers

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February 2014, visitors will have the opportunity to build either an Airfix 1:72 Sopwith Pup or an Airfix 1:72 Albatross. Read More...

SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ITS HERITAGE SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY

28th January 2014 | SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ITS HERITAGE SKILLS TRAINING ACADEMY

Prospective engineers are being encouraged to hone their craft at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) when it officially launches its Heritage Skills Training Academy (HSTA) in September. Read More...

Kestrel goes on display at Cosford

27th January 2014 | Kestrel goes on display at Cosford

The New Year has got off to a flying start at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the addition of the Hawker-Siddeley Kestrel FGA.1 going on public display. This jet aircraft was built to evaluate the jump jet concept during the 1960s and visitors are now able to view it within the Museum's Test Flight collection. Read More...

Mayor says thank you to caravan park for Britain in Bloom support

27th January 2014 | Mayor says thank you to caravan park for Britain in Bloom support

A high quality touring caravan park on the edge of Shrewsbury has received a certificate of appreciation from Shrewsbury Town Council for the role it played in helping the town win last year's Britain in Bloom competition. Read More...

21st January 2014 | UK Chilli Cook Off to take place at the Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 21st September 2014

The Dorothy Clive Garden 3rd Annual Chilli festival will host the first official Dorothy Clive Garden Chilli Cook-off in association with the UKCCA on Sunday 21st September 2014 from 10am to 2pm. Read More...

20th January 2014 | Take Part in the Outdoor Recreation Survey 2014

Shropshire Council's annual Outdoor Recreation survey is now underway. Read More...

Local Food Centre wins Britains Best Food Hall award

20th January 2014 | Local Food Centre wins Britains Best Food Hall award

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won a prestigious national award. 2014 is the first year that William Reed Business Media have run The Farm Shop & Deli Awards and today it announced the twelve category winners in this year’s awards.The categories range from best butcher to best online food business with hundreds of businesses throughout the UK entering. Read More...

Shrewsbury Town Crier Shortlisted for Tourism Superstar 2014

20th January 2014 | Shrewsbury Town Crier Shortlisted for Tourism Superstar 2014

Martin Wood, Shrewsbury's larger than life town crier, has been shortlisted by VisitEngland this weekend (18/01/14), as they announce their nationwide search to crown England's Tourism Superstar 2014. Read More...

Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

20th January 2014 | Spoon shortage threatens 12ft Gorilla Sculpture

The British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry Shropshire had been challenged to create a monstrous gorilla statue from old spoons, ready for their Open day on the 17th May 2014. The shortage of spoons is threatening the creation of the commission from Britain’s biggest mystifier Uri Geller. Read More...

CROWDS FLOCKED TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY DURING 2013

20th January 2014 | CROWDS FLOCKED TO THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY DURING 2013

More than 211,000 people visited the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in 2013 to take advantage of all the historic railway has to offer. Last year’s passenger numbers exceeded the Railway’s forecast by over 6,000 passengers and show an increase of nearly 9,000 on 2012’s figures. Read More...

17th January 2014 | The Wakeman School and Arts College 'Look Up' trail

The 'Look Up' project will be a Trail of high quality ceramic installations inspired by Shrewsbury\'s wonderful architecture, encouraging visitors and residents, young and old to focus on, recognise and appreciate our town heritage. Read More...

Shropshire County Hotels Competition Winner Praises Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow

17th January 2014 | Shropshire County Hotels Competition Winner Praises Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow

The lucky prize winner of Shropshire County Hotels Autumn 2013 competition has expressed her thanks and delight after staying at Fishmore Hall Hotel in Ludlow. Read More...

Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th March 2014

16th January 2014 | Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town: Saturday 1st - Tuesday 4th March 2014

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 1st March until Shrove Tuesday on the 4th. Read More...

Art Nouveau tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge: Half-term 15th and 17th – 22nd February 2014

16th January 2014 | Art Nouveau tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge: Half-term 15th and 17th – 22nd February 2014

Let your imagination run wild this half-term at informal, Art Nouveau themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. Read More...

Chinese Year of the Horse activities at Coalport China Museum

16th January 2014 | Chinese Year of the Horse activities at Coalport China Museum

Oriental themed family workshops and activities celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse are being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the February school half-term. Read More...

Create pneumatic rockets and discover the fun of flying at Enginuity

9th January 2014 | Create pneumatic rockets and discover the fun of flying at Enginuity

Design and build a pneumatic rocket from craft materials and discover the fun of flying during the February half-term week at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Read More...

7th January 2014 | Build a Brood a Home

Join us in celebrating National Nest Box Week on Sunday 16th February 2014 from 12noon to 4pm at the Dorothy Clive Garden for a fun packed event promoting ‘homes for feathered friends’. Read More...

Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

7th January 2014 | Get Into Gear For Bike4Life 2014!

Registration for the much-anticipated Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival, taking place on Sunday 27th April 2014, is now open, thanks to a brand new website, www.bike4lifefest.com, launched by the organisers, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, RAF Museum Cosford and the Safer Roads Partnership. Read More...

7th January 2014 | The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host special fundraising event 'Build a Brood a Home'

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a special fundraising event for families celebrating ‘feathered friends’ on Sunday 16th February 2014 during National Nest Box Week (14-21 February). The event, ‘#BuildaBroodaHome’ which will take place between 12noon and 4pm, is open to all visitors and families and will also be attended by representatives from the British Trust for Ornithology, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust & the RSPB, who will be providing various talks and activities to encourage bird life in the garden. Read More...

See Out the Festive Season at the Severn Valley Railway

19th December 2013 | See Out the Festive Season at the Severn Valley Railway

Once you have polished off the turkey on Christmas Day, why not continue the festive fun on the Severn Valley Railway. From Boxing Day, trains will operate daily between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth until Sunday, 5th January. Read More...

Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

10th December 2013 | Last chance to visit Dudmaston for 2013

Visitors are reminded that this weekend (14 and 15 December) will see the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate open their gates to visitors for the last time in 2013. Read More...

Festive opening dates at Cosford

6th December 2013 | Festive opening dates at Cosford

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle this Christmas, why not visit the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford during the festive period? The Museum will be open daily throughout December 2013 from 10am apart from Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Read More...

6th December 2013 | Winners of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel's Autumn Competition has been announced as Angelina Burgess from Shrewsbury. Read More...

Original Calendar Girls visit the Ludlow Food Centre

28th November 2013 | Original Calendar Girls visit the Ludlow Food Centre

The original Calendar Girls stopped off for tea in the Ludlow Food Centre and told the story of how baring all for a calendar led to an award-winning film and £4 million raised for charity. Read More...

Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm  - make sure you tune in!

28th November 2013 | Shropshire in 'Off The Beaten Track' on ITV, 6th December 8pm - make sure you tune in!

In the fifth episode of this new series, Christine Bleakley heads to Shropshire where she explores an unusual museum, helps make natural confetti and takes part in a medieval re-enactment. Read More...

WW1 Bomber Wings Found in Garage

27th November 2013 | WW1 Bomber Wings Found in Garage

The unique remains of a First World War Handley Page O/400 bomber aircraft have been saved by a team from the RAF Museum. Read More...

26th November 2013 | From 100 to 1,000 explore Dudmaston's trees

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be giving their visitors the opportunity to discover everything they would like to know about the sleeping giants living on their estate by joining the Rangers on Winter Tree Walks on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2013. Read More...

Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

25th November 2013 | Winners at Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

Congratulations to all Shropshire Tourism members who won awards in the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards. We are proud to see our members leading the way and receiving so many of the top accolades. Read More...

Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

25th November 2013 | Experimental Aircraft Programme now on display at Cosford

Christmas has come early at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of the Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) technology demonstrator. This experimental jet helped pave the way for the renowned Eurofighter Typhoon and thanks to support of BAE Systems is now on display to visitors within the Museum's Test Flight collection. Read More...

20th November 2013 | Shropshire Tourism members win at the Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards

The Shropshire Star’s inaugural Tourism & Leisure Awards were held on Monday 18th November 2013 and several Shropshire Tourism members were amongst the big winners. Read More...

19th November 2013 | Countdown to Cracker Now On

The countdown to Shrewsbury's Christmas Cracker is now on with just one day to go until the event which marks the launch of Shrewsbury Town Council's Christmas lights display and the start of festive late night shopping. Read More...

18th November 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host a special fundraising Christmas Fayre

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a special fundraising Christmas Fayre on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2013 from 11am to 3pm. Admission will be at the special discounted fund raising price of £1.00 per person. Children are admitted for free. Read More...

The Calendar Girls are coming to Shropshire

12th November 2013 | The Calendar Girls are coming to Shropshire

A local food producer and retailer is bringing a group of very famous ladies to Shropshire to raise money for charity. Read More...

12th November 2013 | Shop till you drop for Christmas at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Hall, a local National Trust property will be spending this weekend with Christmas well and truly at the top of their agenda as the property hosts their annual Christmas Fair. But this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever as for the first time it will take place on both the Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013. Read More...

6th November 2013 | STIR UP YOUR CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN MORTIMER COUNTRY

Traditional Country Christmas events which welcome visitors can be found throughout this deeply rural area set on the borders of north Herefordshire and south Shropshire in the run up to Christmas. Read More...

5th November 2013 | Festive Fun at Eaton Manor's Christmas Fayre

Eaton Manor Country Estate, near Church Stretton, has pledged to support Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire as its charity of the year to help raise funds for the charity. Read More...

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

5th November 2013 | Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (5th November 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner. Read More...

Cosford commemorates The Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

30th October 2013 | Cosford commemorates The Fallen on Remembrance Sunday

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be holding a Remembrance Service paying respect to those Service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during their tours of duty. Read More...

Saturday opening comes to Dudmaston

30th October 2013 | Saturday opening comes to Dudmaston

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall is looking forward to a new way of opening which will see the property open to visitors until mid-December 2013. Read More...

29th October 2013 | Severn Valley Railway Named Best Tourism Experience

Staff and volunteers at the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) are celebrating after it was named Best Tourism Experience in the 2013 Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence. Read More...

28th October 2013 | Last Post: Remembering the First World War at Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge

A poignant new free exhibition, Last Post: Remembering the First World War, will explore the effect of the events of 1914-18 on the Post Office, its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort. It will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire from Thursday 10 April 2014 until Friday 27 March 2015. Read More...

23rd October 2013 | Last minute gifts for Christmas 2013 - Cycling & Walking Holiday vouchers

An ideal gift for active people - a cycling or walking short break holiday in the wonderful borderlands of England and Wales. Wheely Wonderful Cycling and Walking holiday vouchers are available in units of £25 to £100. Read More...

22nd October 2013 | Award Winning Chef Will Holland to Open Restaurant in Bridgnorth

Multi-award-winning chef, Will Holland, who came to prominence after securing a Michelin star for La Bécasse, in Ludlow, has secured a property in Bridgnorth and will open his new restaurant in Spring 2014. Read More...

22nd October 2013 | Get Crafty this Halloween at RAF Cosford

October half term is almost upon us and this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has some devilishly easy Halloween crafts for your little monsters. Read More...

22nd October 2013 | Cracking Christmas Gifts from the RAF Museum

For Christmas 2013 the Museum has substantially expanded its gift range to suit a variety of budgets including its jewellery and clothing ranges. Read More...

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Praises the Town

21st October 2013 | Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Praises the Town

The result of the 2013 Visit Shrewsbury brochure competition has been announced and Shrewsbury has received a glowing comment from the competition winner who is looking forward to a complimentary stay at The Lion and Pheasant Hotel in the town. Read More...

Spooky Happenings, Magic and Misadventure at Dudmaston Hall

18th October 2013 | Spooky Happenings, Magic and Misadventure at Dudmaston Hall

The National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall will be hosting a whole range of family fun for the half-term holidays beginning Sunday, 27 October 2013. Read More...

Winner of Chilli Eating Contest at Dorothy Clive Garden Centre

15th October 2013 | Winner of Chilli Eating Contest at Dorothy Clive Garden Centre

Steven Woodward from Mushemi Fire in Rugeley, Staffordshire, was the lucky contestant to win a 7 night bed and breakfast stay for two at the True Blue Bay Hotel in Grenada, the Caribbean at the 2nd Annual Chilli Festival 2013 on Sunday 29th September 2013. Read More...

Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

15th October 2013 | Exclusive Dining Offer at Shropshire County Hotels in Today's Edition of the Shropshire Star

Make sure you get your Shropshire Star newspaper today (15th October 2013) as Shropshire County Hotels are offering readers the chance to dine out at one of the group’s restaurants for just £13.95 per person for a two-course lunch or dinner. Read More...

Behind-the-scenes access for aviation fans

11th October 2013 | Behind-the-scenes access for aviation fans

10th to 16th November 2013.10:15am - 1:00pm.The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s award winning Sir Michael Beetham Conservation Centre will once again be opening its doors to visitors providing them with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Museum’s continuing aircraft conservation projects. Read More...

Dornier Bomber to be displayed in 3D

10th October 2013 | Dornier Bomber to be displayed in 3D

The RAF Museum is using cutting edge digital technology to share its newly acquired exhibit - the Dornier Do17 bomber - with the world. Read More...

Volunteers to be presented with Queen's Award

10th October 2013 | Volunteers to be presented with Queen's Award

Hard-working and dedicated volunteers from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) will receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service during a ceremony later this month. Read More...

Looking back to look forward

9th October 2013 | Looking back to look forward

From 1467 gallons of milk per six months to stories of fighter biplanes, the archives of the National Trust’s Dudmaston Hall are proving an interesting read for staff and volunteers as they make preparations for a new exhibition for 2014. Read More...

SVR 2012 Share Offer steams past £2m as star loco begins journey to restoration

8th October 2013 | SVR 2012 Share Offer steams past £2m as star loco begins journey to restoration

The Severn Valley Railway (SVR) celebrated two exciting milestones this weekend as part of its ambitious plans to help shape the future preservation of the Railway Read More...

7th October 2013 | Make a House a Home at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Two new businesses have launched at Shrewsbury Market Hall offering everything needed to make a house a home. Read More...

7th October 2013 | Two-wheeled fun this October for Love Your Bike Month

October 2013 is Shropshire’s fourth annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great free activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling. Read More...

7th October 2013 | MAKE A HOUSE A HOME AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

Two new businesses have launched at Shrewsbury Market Hall this October 2013, offering everything needed to make a house a home. Home & Dry, launched by Sarah Thomas, and TrEz Maison, run by Tracey Tromans and Lesley Gray both opened for business last month and are already proving to be huge hits with shoppers at the indoor market. Read More...

Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

3rd October 2013 | Farm Stay UK Recognises Shropshire Tourism Grading Scheme

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to announce that national body ‘Farm Stay UK’ has today confirmed that any properties assessed by Shropshire Tourism are now eligible to join their organisation. Read More...

3rd October 2013 | Fun Run success at Dudmaston

Dudmaston Estate were thrilled to see so many runners turn out for the October 2013 fun runs which saw runners take both a 5k and 10k route through the stunning scenery of the woodlands and pools. Read More...

Apley Farm Shop to join Spookley the Square Pumpkin Anti- Bullying Programme

3rd October 2013 | Apley Farm Shop to join Spookley the Square Pumpkin Anti- Bullying Programme

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is to feature Spookley the Square Pumpkin in farm-based events this October. Read More...

David Dunn wins the 'Joules Brewery 2nd Annual Chilli Eating Contest' at the Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival 2013

3rd October 2013 | David Dunn wins the 'Joules Brewery 2nd Annual Chilli Eating Contest' at the Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival 2013

David Dunn, from Hough near Crewe, won first prize in the ‘Joules Brewery 2nd Annual Chilli Eating Contest’ at the Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival on Sunday 29th September 2013. Read More...

British Transport Industry Celebrated at SVR

2nd October 2013 | British Transport Industry Celebrated at SVR

The best of British transport’s industrial heritage will be celebrated during an event at the Severn Valley Railway next month. Read More...

30th September 2013 | Hagley Hall to begin Restoration after 27 Year Absence from the Line

One of the Severn Valley Railway’s most popular engines is set to undergo an exciting restoration programme following a 27 year absence from the line. Read More...

Hundred House Hotel in Shropshire Wins National Award

26th September 2013 | Hundred House Hotel in Shropshire Wins National Award

The Hundred House Hotel near Shifnal is celebrating after winning Laterooms.com Best Kept Secret Awards 2013 in the Gardens category. Read More...

Creation of £75,000 Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone for Dornier 17 at Museum's Cosford site

24th September 2013 | Creation of £75,000 Wargaming.net Interpretation Zone for Dornier 17 at Museum's Cosford site

In June the world witnessed the successful project to raise the only known German Dornier Do17 bomber, from the waters of the Goodwin Sands, three miles off the coast of England. Read More...

24th September 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host 2nd Annual Chilli Festival

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a 2nd Annual Chilli Festival - including a Chilli Eating Contest - on Sunday 29th September 2013 from 11am to 5pm as a special fundraising event for the garden. Read More...

It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

24th September 2013 | It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

It’s harvest time and the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate will be celebrating their bumper apple harvest this Sunday 27th September 2013 with their annual Orchard Day event. Read More...

OYSTER CAKE? SWEETCORN SPONGE? SAUSAGE ICING? IT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING - IT'S BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT

19th September 2013 | OYSTER CAKE? SWEETCORN SPONGE? SAUSAGE ICING? IT CAN ONLY MEAN ONE THING - IT'S BRITISH FOOD FORTNIGHT

Earlier today, commuters at St Pancras station were treated to a slice of edible England as the national tourist board unveiled a giant cake representing the country’s huge array of food festivals (including Ludlow in Shropshire!) to mark British Food Fortnight (21 September - 6 October). Read More...

19th September 2013 | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday 21st September from 12-5pm with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities. Read More...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

17th September 2013 | It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SVR

Celebrate the festive season with a visit to Father Christmas, take part in traditional carol singing or step back in time and dine in festive period style at Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

16th September 2013 | TV presenter, spice expert, chef and culinary adventurer, Emma Grazette, to star at Dorothy Clive Garden 2nd Annual Chilli Festival

TV presenter, spice expert, chef and culinary adventurer, Emma Grazette, will be at the 2nd Annual Chilli Festival at the Dorothy Clive Garden on Sunday 29th September 2013. Emma will be giving two chilli related talks and demonstrations, as well as judging the ‘True Blue Bay Best Chilli Sauce Contest’ at the 2nd Annual Chilli Festival. Emma will also be available to sign copies of her book ‘Spice Trip’. Read More...

16th September 2013 | Museum hosts sign language day

Members of the public whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL) are invited to enjoy a free BSL Interpreted Day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The event is in conjunction with Deaf Smart, a Shropshire based non-profit organisation for Deaf people. Read More...

13th September 2013 | COMPLIMENTARY HAMPERS WITH MIDWEEK BREAKS AT COMBERMERE ABBEY THIS AUTUMN

Discover something special this autumn at award-winning Combermere Abbey cottages,and enjoy a complimentary breakfast hamper, as well as the tremendous value offered by our midweek stays (from £378 for three night stay). Read More...

Shropshire celebrating England in Bloom successes

13th September 2013 | Shropshire celebrating England in Bloom successes

Shropshire is celebrating golden glory in this year's Heart of England in Bloom competition. Read More...

Hercules C-130 Handover Ceremony

12th September 2013 | Hercules C-130 Handover Ceremony

Today the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford held an official handover ceremony for the Lockheed C-130 Hercules XV202 in the presence of Air Marshal Baz North of the Royal Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Ian Corbitt (Rt’d), Sir Michael Marshall, Chairman of Marshalls and former Hercules airmen. Read More...

Make Quatt your next stop

12th September 2013 | Make Quatt your next stop

If you are a regular traveller along the A442 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster Road you might have noticed some recent changes at the side of the road. The National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working closely with the new owners of Quatt Farm Shop, Martin and Florence Rutter, over the 2014 summer, to improve the look of the property and have this week installed some new signage. Read More...

12th September 2013 | Major private tile collection donated to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

A collection of over one thousand tiles and three hundred tile panels of outstanding quality and international significance has been donated by a private collector to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in Shropshire. The collection includes examples by the most prestigious designers and manufacturers from the 1850s through to the 1960s, including Pugin, Dresser, Morris, De Morgan and Bawden. Read More...

11th September 2013 | Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair at Enginuity

A Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair will be held at Enginuity near Ironbridge, Shropshire, on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2013. This annual event will provide a wealth of Christmas present ideas and, with a range of new and returning artisans exhibiting this year, there will be items to suit all pockets, from magnificent designer made pieces, to affordable handmade goods and locally produced food. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre win Best Blue in Britain Award

10th September 2013 | Ludlow Food Centre win Best Blue in Britain Award

A Shropshire cheese maker has received the highest accolade at this year’s British Cheese Awards. The Ludlow Food Centre is on the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate in Shropshire and has been making cheese for six years. Read More...

Charity Golf Day at Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

5th September 2013 | Charity Golf Day at Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa

The Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa near Whitchurch is hosting a charity golf day on Thursday 12th September 2013 in aid of the Heart Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Read More...

Heritage Open Days 12th - 15th September

4th September 2013 | Heritage Open Days 12th - 15th September

Shropshire is joining in the national Heritage Open Days this month with several free events and attractions. Many of the locations are normally closed to the public or make a charge to visit so find out what’s open near you. Read More...

3rd September 2013 | Uri Geller adds his own twist!

Uri Geller, famous around the globe for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other psychic effects, has been in touch with the British Ironwork Centre in Aston, Oswestry, in connection with his personal refurbishment of his American colonial designed home. Read More...

3rd September 2013 | Ludlow Food Festival Goes Up in the World

The economic impact of the Ludlow Food Festival is unrivalled: bringing 20,000 people and millions of pounds into the local economy. Now it’s spreading that success to the Shropshire Hills. In 2013, for the first time, one of its intriguing headline acts isn’t in the town – but at 952 feet, on a hill 8 miles from town. Testimony to the pulling power of the Festival are the early bookings for this novel event. Read More...

Two Flypasts announced for Battle of Britain Weekend

3rd September 2013 | Two Flypasts announced for Battle of Britain Weekend

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight for visitors over the weekend will be a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster on Saturday 14th and a Spitfire flypast on Sunday 15th September 2013 (weather permitting). Read More...

30th August 2013 | MereFest13 - Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme

FREE family fun at Cholmondeley Castle - Saturday 21st September Read More...

27th August 2013 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC ON SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2013 AND ALSO AN ARTS AND CRAFT EXHIBITION

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ for both children and adults on Sunday 1st September 2013. The special fundraising event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children who bring a Teddy Bear are admitted for free. Accompanying adults will be admitted at the special fundraising price of £3.50. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Garden to host popular Plant Hunters' Fair this weekend

22nd August 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host popular Plant Hunters' Fair this weekend

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2013. This special fund raising event, which is now in its seventh year will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers. Read More...

From Coconut's to Swingboats, Edwardian celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

21st August 2013 | From Coconut's to Swingboats, Edwardian celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

A local National Trust property are turning back the clocks for the August Bank Holiday weekend at Dudmaston in order to remember Rachel, Lady Labouchere, the property’s last chatelaine’s birth and her uncle taking over the running of the estate. Read More...

Local Hotel requires Guinea Pigs to help with menu selection

20th August 2013 | Local Hotel requires Guinea Pigs to help with menu selection

Hadley Park House Hotel in Telford is looking for adventurous diners or aspiring food critics for their new Guinea Pig Night on 4th September 2013. Read More...

16th August 2013 | Apley Walled Gardens Tour - Tuesday 20 August 2013

The Apley Walled Gardens have recently been brought back into production for the first time in 50 years. They are now managed by our Head Gardener Phil Allen, who has started producing a large range of vegetables, many of which are unusual, old and interesting varieties. Read More...

15th August 2013 | Painstaking conservation of Dornier 17 is underway

Just eight short weeks have passed since the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 was salvaged from the bottom of the Dover Straits and delivered to the Royal Air Force Museum at Cosford, Shropshire, for conservation. Since its arrival, significant progress has been made in treating some of the aircrafts smaller components, several of which are now on display at the Museum. As the long process of conserving the airframe begins, we take a look at the work carried out to date. Read More...

15th August 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host open-air production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of 'Romeo and Juliet' by William Shakespeare, performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, this Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August 2013 at 6.30pm. Read More...

First Secret Supper Club to be held at Woolston House

15th August 2013 | First Secret Supper Club to be held at Woolston House

Five Star Gold award winning Bed and Breakfast Woolston House near Oswestry are holding their first Secret Supper Club dining event on Saturday 14th September 2013. Read More...

14th August 2013 | Summer Pruning Workshop at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting a Summer Pruning Workshop this Sunday 18th August 2013 from 11am to 1pm 2013 led by gardener Zdenek Valkoun-Walker. Read More...

Gold Award Winning Shropshire

12th August 2013 | Gold Award Winning Shropshire

Food business across Shropshire have together collected 36 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards. The awards have been run by The Guild of Fine Food since 1994, providing a way for consumers to be able to identify products recognised for their 'great taste'. Read More...

Vote for Church Stretton & Stokesay Castle in 2013 Countryfile Magazine Awards

7th August 2013 | Vote for Church Stretton & Stokesay Castle in 2013 Countryfile Magazine Awards

Shropshire Tourism is encouraging people to vote for Church Stretton and Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms, which have both been nominated for prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards 2013. Voted for by members of the public, the awards celebrate the best of the British countryside. Read More...

Hadley Park House Hotel hope to Raise the Roof with their competition

6th August 2013 | Hadley Park House Hotel hope to Raise the Roof with their competition

Hadley Park House Hotel,Telford hopes that children will 'Raise the Roof' with their latest competition. Children can design their own rooftop for a MINI car, and the lucky winner will see their design appear on an actual MINI. Read More...

Get fit and get involved at Dudmaston in September

6th August 2013 | Get fit and get involved at Dudmaston in September

Building on the success of last year’s event Dudmaston will once again be holding their annual 5k and 10k fun runs through the estate on 21st September 2013. Read More...

5th August 2013 | IN THIS PLACE

 A unique audio theatre experience. Look differently. Hear differently. Be In This Place.

From the highly acclaimed Pentabus Theatre comes a new show set in the Shropshire Hills - a walking experience with a difference. Taking place throughout September this is a thrilling new way to explore the stunning Shropshire landscape.

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5th August 2013 | New exhibition at Enginuity celebrates the craftsmanship of the Victorian trade catalogue engraver

The Devil’s in the Detail, a new exhibition opening at the Enginuity design and technology centre near Ironbridge, Shropshire from 1st October, will celebrate the steady hand and eagle eye of the Victorian trade catalogue engraver. It will feature large scale prints and audio description to help make the exhibition accessible to visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Read More...

5th August 2013 | Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

The free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, which is supported by Telford & Wrekin Council, will be taking place this year on Saturday, 21st September 2013 from 12noon until 5pm with heritage talks and walks, a fantastic high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities. Read More...

25th July 2013 | DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN HOSTS CHILDREN'S GARDEN GAMES THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST 2013

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting Garden Games for children, daily from Monday 22nd July to Sunday 1st September 2013 inclusively. There are also educational garden trails for children. This special event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free. Read More...

Busy End of Summer in Store for Bridgnorth Caravan Park

25th July 2013 | Busy End of Summer in Store for Bridgnorth Caravan Park

A five star touring caravan park at Bridgnorth is gearing up for what promises to be a very busy August and September, with a series of exciting local events attracting visitors to this attractive part of east Shropshire. Read More...

Ironbridge Park and Ride service Reopens for School Holidays

19th July 2013 | Ironbridge Park and Ride service Reopens for School Holidays

Ironbridge Park & Ride will reopen this weekend (Saturday 20th July 2013) to make visiting Ironbridge even easier this summer Read More...

Summer Family Fun at Dudmaston

19th July 2013 | Summer Family Fun at Dudmaston

A local National Trust attraction, Dudmaston Estate, is inviting families to come and enjoy lots of fun activities with them over the school summer holidays. Read More...

19th July 2013 | Summer Holiday Family Fun at Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is excited to announce a summer of animal fun with new exhibits to see over 120 different species of animal around the farm trail and family activities taking place all day every day. Read More...

Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

17th July 2013 | Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

Interim results for VirtualTourist.com's quest to crown the "8th Wonder of the World" show that Ironbridge is currently in the Top 100 out of 350 nominations. Public voting remains open through September 30th 2013. Read More...

THE ADVENTURE ROPE COURSE IN SHREWSBURY EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

8th July 2013 | THE ADVENTURE ROPE COURSE IN SHREWSBURY EARNS 2013 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

The Adventure Rope Course in Shrewsbury has been hailed as one of the top 10% best performing businesses in the world by TripAdvisor. Read More...

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN  MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND GARDEN

5th July 2013 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE AND GARDEN

The Dorothy Clive Garden - an independent charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the office and garden. Read More...

Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot Pig

5th July 2013 | Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot Pig

On Saturday July 20th 2013 the second Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot Pig will take place at Ludlow Food Centre and will include all things spotty and piggy. Read More...

4th July 2013 | July 4th 2013 marks 'Independent's Day' in Shrewsbury

Shop and business owners from Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury are working together to help promote the diverse independent businesses located on and around Wyle Cop. Read More...

Food Festival Serves Up More Treats: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

3rd July 2013 | Food Festival Serves Up More Treats: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

Later this month, food lovers from across the Midlands will get the chance to sample some of the region’s best cooked dishes and tastiest treats, as Cosford holds its first ever food festival. Read More...

Shrewsbury Food Festival Exceeds all Expectations...

2nd July 2013 | Shrewsbury Food Festival Exceeds all Expectations...

The first Shrewsbury Food Festival left the town buzzing as the gates opened to more than 8,000 people over the weekend - this exceeded expectations by more than 3,000 visitors! Next year's festival has already been booked and is doubling in size! Read More...

Celebrate your local with Shropshire Star Pub Week

28th June 2013 | Celebrate your local with Shropshire Star Pub Week

Next week (1st July 2013) the Shropshire Star paper will celebrate "loyal landlords and creative chefs, the perfect pint and the pucker pie" and they want to hear from you about your local. Read More...

27th June 2013 | Visit Tanners Free Wine Fair in Shrewsbury this Saturday

This Saturday, 29th June 2013, there will be a very special FREE Wine Fair at Tanners in Shrewsbury as part of the Shrewsbury Food Festival! Read More...

24th June 2013 | Preparations hotting up for Newport's 'Independents Day' Saturday July 6

Newport, Shropshire is preparing for yet another summer event, following hard on the heels of a great Carnival and Old Tyme Market! Read More...

20th - 21st July 2013: Model aircraft take to the Shropshire skies

21st June 2013 | 20th - 21st July 2013: Model aircraft take to the Shropshire skies

Intricate models of some of the world's most iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies over Shropshire next month for a weekend of flying entertainment. Model enthusiasts from across the country will travel to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for this famous air show in miniature. Read More...

20th June 2013 | Acton Scott tickets are even better value!

Admission tickets to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton can be converted on the day of the visit to a season pass at no extra cost. Read More...

20th June 2013 | Summer map themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum: 30th July - 30th August 2013

Let your creativity run wild this summer at the marvellous map themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge. Design a tile map of your home, school or favourite hot spot in your own choice of colours using the Victorian tube lining technique. Read More...

20th June 2013 | Sunday 23rd June 2013 is Marathon Day in Shrewsbury!

Residents and visitors are encouraged to support Shrewsbury's first Marathon and half Marathon event which is fast approaching. Read More...

18th June 2013 | Come dressed up and join the Hatter at his Mad Tea Party at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Blists Hill Victorian Town: 24th - 26th August 2013

Come dressed as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the much-loved book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, which will be hosting a themed event over the summer bank holiday weekend of 24th - 26th August based on the Victorian novel by Lewis Carroll. The book tells the story of seven-and-half-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. The special Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland event is part of Blists Hill’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

Sea World's summer ceramic workshops at Coalport China Museum

18th June 2013 | Sea World's summer ceramic workshops at Coalport China Museum

Take inspiration from life under water and join in family workshops and activities being staged at Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the summer school holidays. The sea worlds themed workshops will take place from Monday to Friday from Monday, 29th July until Friday, 30th August 2013. Read More...

Dornier Do 17 arrives at RAF Museum Cosford

17th June 2013 | Dornier Do 17 arrives at RAF Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of the world’s last surviving Dornier Do 17 on Saturday 15th June, recently salvaged from the bottom of the English Channel. The fuselage and wings were escorted from Ramsgate, Kent, to the Museum by two low loader lorries. Read More...

13th June 2013 | Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill Victorian Town's Treasure Island Weekend 27th - 28th July 2013

Dress as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island, and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the summer weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. The open air museum is running a fun, literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure. Read More...

Dudmaston Celebrates Father’s Day with Gamekeepers of the Past

12th June 2013 | Dudmaston Celebrates Father’s Day with Gamekeepers of the Past

Dudmaston is preparing for a great way for families to celebrate Father’s Day with their Gamekeepers of the Past event this Sunday 16th June 2013. Read More...

11th June 2013 | Help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a crime at Blists Hill Victorian Town Detectives Weekend

Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013. The special Detectives Weekend event is part of Blists Hill’s 40th anniversary celebrations. Read More...

Meet the animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 20th July

11th June 2013 | Meet the animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 20th July

Discover more about the many animals living at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire's Ironbridge Gorge on Saturday, 20th July 2013. Chat to their keepers, watch the horses being harnessed, meet the pigs and see the chickens in their enclosure behind the New Inn. Read More...

Arty Farty Ale Launch

6th June 2013 | Arty Farty Ale Launch

Shropshire based brewer Hobsons Brewery based in Cleobury Mortimer has launched a special edition festival ale as part of its sponsorship for the re-launched Ludlow Arts Festival taking place 21st - 30th June in the grounds of Ludlow Castle. Read More...

Museum Celebrates Armed Forces Day

6th June 2013 | Museum Celebrates Armed Forces Day

On Saturday 29th June 2013, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets. Read More...

A-Maze-ing New Pagoda Enhances The Abbey's Event Facilities

4th June 2013 | A-Maze-ing New Pagoda Enhances The Abbey's Event Facilities

A stylish Pagoda in the heart of the fruit tree maze in the Victorian walled gardens has enhanced this unique venue, adding a new dimension to celebrations, corporate events and weddings held at the historic estate. Read More...

Shrewsbury Food Festival - 29th and 30th of June

4th June 2013 | Shrewsbury Food Festival - 29th and 30th of June

On the weekend of 29th and 30th of June Shrewsbury will be host to a weekend centred around food and lots more besides! Shrewsbury's Quarry Park will be the location for an anticipated 5,000 visitors and around 100 producer stands, with a touch of local craft mixed in. There will also be cookery and other demonstrations such as cocktail making in what will be Shrewsbury's first Food Festival. Read More...

Businesses Work Together to Promote Tourism

3rd June 2013 | Businesses Work Together to Promote Tourism

Mortimer Country Ltd, a group of forty businesses on the South Shropshire borders and North Herefordshire are working together to encourage tourism by enlisting more businesses in the area to join them on their new website www.exploremortimercountry.com. Read More...

Live cooking demos for fish loving foodies: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

3rd June 2013 | Live cooking demos for fish loving foodies: Cosford Food Festival 27-28 July 2013

With only two months to go until the first ever Cosford Food Festival, organisers are lining up some amazing live talks and hands on demonstrations for visitors. With a jam packed programme of demonstrations over the festival weekend, visitors can learn from the experts how to prepare, cook and present an array of exquisite specialities, before sampling some of the culinary delights available. Read More...

Family Cycling Holidays available this summer

30th May 2013 | Family Cycling Holidays available this summer

Seven castles, six rivers, five tearooms, four Iron Age hill forts, three farms, two grand country houses and lots of idyllic country lanes & farm animals are linked by 68 miles of gentle cycling over 6 days. All part of a new week long Family Farmhouse Cycle tour, exploring the unspoilt countryside around Ludlow and the Teme Valley and available this summer from Wheely Wonderful Cycling. Read More...

28th May 2013 | Flying display honours National Service Veterans

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will be taking to the skies over Shropshire in honour of the thousands of National Service RAF veterans. This iconic aircraft will perform for visitors and guests at the National Service (RAF) Association parade, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 2nd June 2013. Read More...

New cycling holiday for food lovers

28th May 2013 | New cycling holiday for food lovers

A stay at a Michelin starred inn and restaurant on the Welsh border is the reward for cyclists on a new short break cycling holiday run by Wheely Wonderful Cycling. Read More...

24th May 2013 | Bridgnorth Taking Part in National Love Your Local Market Campaign

The national Love Your Local Market campaign is in its second year and among those taking part is Bridgnorth market, which will be distributing special bags to customers tomorrow (25th May 2013). Read More...

22nd May 2013 | Shropshire tourism businesses win national tourism awards for excellence.

Eaton Manor Country Estate, based near Church Stretton in South Shropshire, has scooped a Bronze award in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013. Eaton Manor Country Estate was the only finalist to be recognised two years running. Read More...

COMBERMERE STRIKES GOLD IN VISITENGLAND'S  'AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE'

22nd May 2013 | COMBERMERE STRIKES GOLD IN VISITENGLAND'S 'AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE'

Combermere Abbey won a Gold Award at the climax of the VisitEngland's 'Awards of Excellence', the Winners’ Awards Ceremony which took place on Monday 20th May 2013. Read More...

Half term fun with Dudmaston's Great Garden Games

21st May 2013 | Half term fun with Dudmaston's Great Garden Games

Last year we had London 2012, this year why not get in training for Dudmaston's Great Garden Games. During the Whitsun half-term holiday families are being encouraged to get down to the property and challenge each other as competitors in the games. Read More...

Outdoor concert to hit the right note

17th May 2013 | Outdoor concert to hit the right note

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be staging a ‘Proms in the Park’ concert on 6th July 2013 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of RAF Cosford. This spectacular outdoor party will not only feature classic and modern music but also two aerobatic displays and a fireworks pageant that will end the night on a climatic note. Read More...

Exceptional year for Rhododendrons at the Dorothy Clive Garden

17th May 2013 | Exceptional year for Rhododendrons at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Rhododendrons are now in full bloom and looking spectacular at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

Get Snapping in Dudmaston Estate Photo Competition

16th May 2013 | Get Snapping in Dudmaston Estate Photo Competition

A local national trust property has recently launched its very first photographic competition and they are looking forward to getting everyone involved. Read More...

Walking holiday company celebrates centenary in Church Stretton

13th May 2013 | Walking holiday company celebrates centenary in Church Stretton

A co-operative company that specialises in walking holidays celebrates its centenary in Church Stretton next week (from 25 May). HF Holidays is the UK’s largest walking holiday company, and a co-operative with almost 35,000 share-holding members. Read More...

Severn Valley timewarps back to the age of the 'Mechanical Horse'

13th May 2013 | Severn Valley timewarps back to the age of the 'Mechanical Horse'

Rare survivor: one of the tiny handful of working examples of a Scammell Mechanical Horse, in Great Western Railway chocolate & cream livery, seen at the Severn Valley Railway's Bewdley station. For high resolution copies of this and other images, please scroll down to the end of this release. Read More...

Women in aviation brought to life for half term

10th May 2013 | Women in aviation brought to life for half term

This May half term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the achievements made by women in aviation. From Monday 27th to Friday 31st May 2013 the Museum will be running sessions for families to enjoy, based on some of aviation’s most inspirational women. Read More...

9th May 2013 | Wolves legend Ron Flowers shares footballing memories

Ex England and Wolverhampton Wanderers Midfielder, Ron Flowers, will be visiting the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford to assist the Museum with their on-going project which examines the lives of footballers who served in the RAF, during and after the Second World War. Ron, now aged 79 will be visiting the Museum on Friday 10th May 2013 at 10.30am to meet with the Museum’s Access and Learning Team who are leading the research project. Read More...

9th May 2013 | Spring Lifestyle Event at Combermere Abbey

On Wednesday 22nd May 2013 Combermere Abbey is hosting a Spring Festival, a home and garden event organized by Sally Jones Fairs, which this year supports the fundraising efforts of 'St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice'. Read More...

New film to be set in Shropshire...but only with your help!

7th May 2013 | New film to be set in Shropshire...but only with your help!

Not since 2007 when Joe Wright came to film 'Atonement' in Stokesay Court has Shropshire been the stage of a feature film. But with your support, this summer will see South Shropshire return to the big screen with the production of 'Hide' by writer-director Jon Stanford in what will be his first feature film. Read More...

7th May 2013 | THE STONES THAT BUILT CARDINGTON

Raconteur Keith Pybus is leading a walk on Saturday 11 May 2013. Read More...

Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

7th May 2013 | Shropshire County Hotels Unveil New Website

A group of ten luxury hotels in Shropshire joined forces nearly 20 years ago, are set to unveil a new-look website www.visitshropshirehotels.com to promote their accommodation, short breaks, restaurants and wedding and conference facilities under the umbrella brand of 'Shropshire County Hotels'. Read More...

3rd May 2013 | UK Debut for White Salvia at Welshampton Fair

A charity plant auction in a North Shropshire village hall on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2013) will be the first time a brand new variety of white salvia has been offered for sale in the UK. Read More...

2nd May 2013 | Shuttle buses back this Bank Holiday weekend!

Wanting an easy day out option this Bank Holiday Weekend, then look no further than the Shropshire Hills Shuttle buses for relaxing journey through stunning countryside. Read More...

Gardens and May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

30th April 2013 | Gardens and May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

Dudmaston Hall will once again be helping to support the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 4th May 2013 as they hold an open gardens event for the National Charity. Read More...

30th April 2013 | Nepal Trip for Live the Adventure Staff

Live the Adventure's worldwide travel staff have just returned from a successful trip to Nepal providing Western Rescue 3 certification and training for Nepali guides employed by some of Nepal’s top rafting companies. Read More...

Brass Band Festival hoping to break target!

30th April 2013 | Brass Band Festival hoping to break target!

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival takes place over the weekend of 13th and 14th July 2013 outdoors on The Green at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Now in its ninth year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties and is the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country. Read More...

Mucklestone Nurseries  to host 2nd Sponsored Nature Trail, Bluebell and Wild Garlic Walk for children and local community in aid of Knighton Village Hall

29th April 2013 | Mucklestone Nurseries to host 2nd Sponsored Nature Trail, Bluebell and Wild Garlic Walk for children and local community in aid of Knighton Village Hall

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre, a new specialist plant nursery with adjoining affordable business units, are to host a Sponsored Nature Trail, Bluebell and Wild Garlic Walk for children and the local community on Sunday 5th May 2013 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Read More...

Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme Launch New Interactive Website

29th April 2013 | Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme Launch New Interactive Website

A new website to promote the largest and most diverse cluster of wetlands in lowland England, located right here in North Shropshire and neighbouring Wales and Cheshire, has just been launched by the Meres & Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme. Read More...

Take off given for Cosford's Food Festival - 27th - 28th July 2013

26th April 2013 | Take off given for Cosford's Food Festival - 27th - 28th July 2013

This Summer the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be giving visitors to the popular West Midlands attraction a slice of variety, as it holds the first ever Cosford Food Festival. This brand new Museum event is set to tantalise taste buds with a bustling market of around 70 independent food and drink retailers, including local businesses and award winning brands. Read More...

25th April 2013 | Hoo Farm Sheep Race Grand National Fun Day Out in aid of PDSA - Monday 6th May 2013

This May day our World Famous Woolly Wonders will be taking to the Hoo Farm Steeplechase course for the annual Sheep Grand National. The sheep will be helping to raise money for PDSA as Hoo Farm has signed up to sponsor a morning in theatre at PDSA’s Wolverhampton PetAid hospital. Read More...

Guide Dog puppy recruits descend on Cosford

23rd April 2013 | Guide Dog puppy recruits descend on Cosford

A group of puppies will be heading to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Wednesday 24th April 2013 as part of their essential trainee Guide Dog preparations. Read More...

22nd April 2013 | 70 years on - the Dambusters are remembered

The 16th May 2013 will mark 70 years since 19 Lancaster bombers took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, on a mission to destroy German dams with a revolutionary ‘bouncing’ bomb. The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 70th anniversary of this event with a Dambusters themed Orchestra Concert, a special talk entitled 'Operation Chastise - 70 years on, the successful failure', a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster and a bespoke model display depicting the raids. Read More...

Bluebells Galore at The Abbey! Annual Walk and Plant Sale April 28th 2013

22nd April 2013 | Bluebells Galore at The Abbey! Annual Walk and Plant Sale April 28th 2013

On Sunday 28th April, Combermere Abbey Estate is hosting its annual two-mile Bluebell Walk Event, a fun day out for the whole family. Read More...

17th April 2013 | Celebrate Queen Victoria's 81st birthday at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Whitsun weekend 25th - 27th May

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend of 25th - 27th May 2013 as they celebrate the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great style, pomp and pageantry. Each day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady and her long reign with an extravaganza of colour, music and street entertainment. The event is part of Blists Hill Victorian Town’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. Read More...

16th April 2013 | New Castle Connect Shuttle bus Roadshow this Saturday 20th April 2013

Following on from the success of Shropshire Hills Shuttles Roadshow last Saturday, we will be out and about again this Saturday 20 April on the new Castle Connect Shuttle bus, which starts from Ludlow. Read More...

16th April 2013 | Hill Valley Golf Club reveals new leaders

THE new captains and president of the Hill Valley Golf Club have been announced. The club is based at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, part of the prestigious Macdonald Resorts & Hotels Group, in Whitchurch. Read More...

Congratulations to Combermere Abbey Cottages

15th April 2013 | Congratulations to Combermere Abbey Cottages

Combermere Abbey Cottages, near Whitchurch, have been announced as a finalist in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013, and are guaranteed to win a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award. Read More...

<p>Sign up for Spring's Big Biker Event</p>

12th April 2013 |

Sign up for Spring's Big Biker Event

With the cold snowy weather finally behind us and what looks like Spring in the air, what better timing is there for bikers to dig out their leathers and get back on their bikes to take part in the Bike 4 Life Fest on Sunday 21st April 2013. This huge biker gathering is in support of two local charities - Midlands Air Ambulance and the Royal Air Force Museum and with just over a week to go until the event, any bikers who still haven't registered their interest are urged to do so.

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11th April 2013 | CLEOBURY MORTIMER BEER FESTIVAL

The 2013 St Georges Cleobury Beer Festival is fast approaching. The phenomenal success of last three years that was attended by over 2000 Beer and Music enthusiasts has spurred the organisers onto a bigger and better event for 2013. Read More...

11th April 2013 | Shropshire Hills Shuttle Roadshow Saturday 13th April 2013

Look out for the Shropshire Hills Shuttle buses in a town or village near you this Saturday 13 April. The Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle and the Wenlock Wanderer will be parked up for half an hour or so at different stops, including Pontesbury, Minsterley, Church Stretton and Much Wenlock. Read More...

Chris Beardshaw Praises Expertise on Offer at Love Plants

8th April 2013 | Chris Beardshaw Praises Expertise on Offer at Love Plants

Award-winning gardener and landscape designer Chris Beardshaw has praised the passion, expertise and quality plants available at a new a specialist plant centre in Shrewsbury. Read More...

Mucklestone Nurseries to host annual Spring Daffodil Walk for local community this Sunday

5th April 2013 | Mucklestone Nurseries to host annual Spring Daffodil Walk for local community this Sunday

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre, a new specialist plant nursery with an adjoining affordable business premises - owned by William and Louise Friend - are again hosting their annual 'Spring Daffodil Walk' for the local community this Sunday 7th April 2013 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Read More...

5th April 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden now serving a choice of outdoor-reared, free range meat in tearoom from local Buttercross Farm

The Dorothy Clive Garden - now officially open for the 2013 season - is offering customers a choice of 100% free range meat products in the garden tearoom sourced from local free-range meat supplier, Buttercross Farm. This will include items such as speciality and traditional sausages, cooked ham and dry & wet cured bacon - all from free range, outdoor reared pigs. Read More...

<p>The Adventure Rope Course - News</p>

4th April 2013 |

The Adventure Rope Course - News

Although we're normally open to group sizes of six or more, from Sunday 7th April onwards, we'll be having Open Adventure Sundays.

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Ludlow Kitchen Now Open

3rd April 2013 | Ludlow Kitchen Now Open

Ludlow Food Centre, recently voted Britain's best farm shop, has opened a new cafe restaurant just outside Ludlow. Ludlow Kitchen will open seven days a week and will also offer an evening service until 9pm from Wednesday to Saturday. With 140 covers inside and a further 80 covers in a new courtyard garden, Ludlow Kitchen is one of the largest all day restaurants in the region. Read More...

Airfix to unveil new Dambusters kits at Model Show

2nd April 2013 | Airfix to unveil new Dambusters kits at Model Show

Modelling fans from across the Midlands are invited to attend one of the region’s largest modelling events, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 7th April 2013. Nestled amongst a world-class collection of aircraft and military vehicles, thousands of intricately detailed models will be displayed alongside many of the real aircraft for the Read More...

Free Ironbridge Park & Ride re-opens

2nd April 2013 | Free Ironbridge Park & Ride re-opens

The bus link, which serves the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, has re-opened and will operate on bank holidays, weekends and summer holidays, until October 26. Read More...

Eaton Manor Country Estate is a winner in the 2013 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

28th March 2013 | Eaton Manor Country Estate is a winner in the 2013 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

For the second year running, Eaton Manor Country Estate, based near Church Stretton in South Shropshire, has been announced as a finalist in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013, and therefore guaranteed to win either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Garden to open for the new 2013 season

28th March 2013 | Dorothy Clive Garden to open for the new 2013 season

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening for the 2013 season from Friday 29th March 2013 at 10.00am. The garden will then be open, seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.30pm daily until Monday 30th September 2012. After that, the garden will be open on every weekend in October 2013. Read More...

Ludlow Kitchen Now Open

27th March 2013 | Ludlow Kitchen Now Open

Ludlow Food Centre in Shropshire, recently voted Britain’s best farm shop, has opened a new cafe restaurant just outside Ludlow. Read More...

Historic Moorcroft Pottery launches centenary celebrations at at Ironbridge

27th March 2013 | Historic Moorcroft Pottery launches centenary celebrations at at Ironbridge

Moorcroft, said to be the finest art pottery in the world today with each piece made entirely by hand in Burslem, Staffordshire, is celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its inauguration in 2013. The centenary year will officially begin with a special exhibition and amazing re-creation of its world famous factory in situ at Enginuity, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the weekend of Friday 19th – Sunday 21st April. Read More...

26th March 2013 | The hunt is on for giant sized eggs!

This Easter holiday (1-12 April 2013) children can play detective as they take part in the hunt for giant size Easter eggs, hidden amongst the aircraft and exhibits on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The trail is sure to keep the younger members of the family entertained throughout their visit, plus there is a small prize for every successful participant to take home as a memento of the day. Read More...

<p>The Big Busk - Saturday 6th April 2013 - 10am onwards in Shrewsbury Town Centre</p>

25th March 2013 |

The Big Busk - Saturday 6th April 2013 - 10am onwards in Shrewsbury Town Centre

This event in the Easter holidays provides an excellent opportunity for children and families to experience a wide range of music from opera to folk and modern pop whilst enjoying a day out in Shrewsbury Town Centre. Read More...

<p>Stream - a new exhibition by artist Luce Choules</p>

25th March 2013 |

Stream - a new exhibition by artist Luce Choules

Stream, a fascinating new exhibition by artist in residence, Luce Choules, and a team of museum volunteers opens on Friday, 26th April 2013 in the Footprint Gallery at Fusion, which adjoins Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge. Read More...

25th March 2013 | Pit Profiles, Re-Profiled exhibition tells miners’ stories

Pit Profiles: Re-Profiled, an absorbing and thought-provoking exhibition of miners’ portraits and their personal stories, will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, adjacent to Enginuity in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire. The exhibition will be open Monday to Friday, from Friday, 21 June until Tuesday, 31 December 2013. Read More...

Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

25th March 2013 | Celebrate St George's Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge as they celebrate St George’s Day on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April 2013. Read More...

22nd March 2013 | Bury Ditches Guided Walk, an Irresistible Offa

Join local walks leader Simon Atherton for a guided walk to Bury Ditches Iron Age Hill Fort on Saturday 9th April 2013. This 6 mile walk starts at 10am at Clun Memorial Hall. Read More...

Riding out for charity

22nd March 2013 | Riding out for charity

Calling all bikers….this Spring, bikers from across the Midlands are invited to participate in a mass ride out in support of two local charities - Midlands Air Ambulance and the Royal Air Force Museum. The event is in collaboration with Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police and is set to be the biggest biker gathering in the Midlands this year. Read More...

22nd March 2013 | Mucklestone Nurseries to host sponsored Nature Trail & Spring Nature Walk for children and local community

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre, a new specialist plant nursery with adjoining affordable business units, are to host a Sponsored Nature Trail and Spring Daffodil Walk for children and the local community on Sunday 7th April 2013 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Read More...

21st March 2013 | Finally it's 'GO' for Severn Valley's new diesel maintenance depot

CONSTRUCTION of the diesel maintenance depot which Severn Valley Railway diesel locomotive owners have sought for more than 20 years, is to go ahead at Kidderminster later this year, following approval of the Railway’s planning application by Wyre Forest District Council. Read More...

20th March 2013 | New Guided Bus & Train Walks in Mortimer Country & Radnorshire

The Walking with Offa project has produced a programme of guided bus and train walks targeted at 'Mortimer Country and Radnorshire' - from Ludlow across to Llandrindod Wells. Read More...

20th March 2013 |

Shropshire outdoor pursuits specialists, Live the Adventure, in Stottesdon, are offering a free fun day out for all the family

Visitors to Live the Adventure will be offered the chance to try a new outdoor pursuit, a cross between surfing and canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, at the centre's annual open day next month. The event will be held in aid of the Riding for the Disabled Association, on Sunday April 28 between 11am-4pm. Read More...

Design and Sail a Boat at Enginuity

20th March 2013 | Design and Sail a Boat at Enginuity

Use your design skills to create a sailing boat from simple craft materials then see how wind power makes it race through the treacherous ‘shark infested’ waters of the pool of doom at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Read More...

18th March 2013 | Severn Valley lures gala crowds with FOUR 'guest celebrity' engines

THE SEVERN Valley Railway raises the curtain on its 43rd season of operation on Friday with its three-day 'Spring Steam Gala' spectacular - and once again it is the line-up of beautifully restored 'guest celebrity' steam locomotives which are expected to draw in the big crowds. Read More...

Volunteers save Severn Valley Railway £40k in Victoria Bridge repair project

15th March 2013 | Volunteers save Severn Valley Railway £40k in Victoria Bridge repair project

WORKING through some of the rawest days of the winter, in sub-zero temperatures and in snow, a team of volunteers has saved the Severn Valley Railway around £40,000 by taking on specialist repair work on the line’s iconic Victoria Bridge, instead of tendering the work out to contractors. Read More...

Shrewsbury named one of top places to live

14th March 2013 | Shrewsbury named one of top places to live

Shrewsbury voted one of the best places to live in the UK - come and see why! Read More...

8th March 2013 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums Wins Connect10 Competition

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has beaten off stiff competition in the national Connect10 Competition, thanks to massive support from the public in an online vote. Read More...

8th March 2013 | English Heritage's Easter events in Shropshire

Catch him if you can! The Easter bunny has been up to his old tricks at some of English Heritage's Shropshire sites, laying trails to yummy treats for families that can track down all the clues. Read More...

5th March 2013 | The Shrewsbury Roman Hoard returns to Shropshire

The largest coin hoard ever discovered in Shropshire has now returned to the county, thanks to grant aid given by the Headley Trust, the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, and The Association for Roman Archaeology. Read More...

Open Day at Longmynd Hotel

5th March 2013 | Open Day at Longmynd Hotel

The Longmynd Hotel set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton will be holding an Open Day with FREE guided walks and refreshments on Sunday 17 March 2013. Read More...

4th March 2013 | 5* Bed and Breakfast near Oswestry expands with the aid of a £5,000 Business Grant

Woolston House, situated just outside Oswestry have been successful in expanding their business to create an additional guest suite to the already successful B&B thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Shropshire and Herefordshire Business and Enterprise scheme towards this £20,000 capital project. Read More...

Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

1st March 2013 | Blitz Hill - An Evening on the Home Front

To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, is planning for one evening to travel some 40 years into the 20th century – to the 1940s of World War II. Read More...

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre to host annual Spring Daffodil Walk for local community

28th February 2013 | Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre to host annual Spring Daffodil Walk for local community

Mucklestone Nurseries and Business Centre, a new specialist plant nursery with an adjoining affordable business premises owned by William and Louise Friend, are again hosting their annual 'Spring Daffodil Walk' for the local community on Sunday 7th April 2013 from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Read More...

28th February 2013 | Guided Walk & Pub Lunch - In the Shadow of the Stiperstones

The extremely popular series of Walking with Offa guided walk and pub lunch is back for 2013. Read More...

26th February 2013 | Hoo Farm Reopens for the 2013 Season with Lots of all Weather Additions to Make the Prefect Day Out

Hoo Farm will reopen its gates for the 2013 season on Saturday 16th March. Visitors on a day out will be able to see many of the old favorites such as the meerkats, foxes, ostrich, but also new areas such as the Africa Zone featuring lemurs and porcupine, the furry tail forest, crazy golf and much more undercover activities. Read More...

26th February 2013 |

Spring into cycling - March and April 2013

Throughout March and April 2013 Shropshire Council is organising free cycling activities to help you and family to get back on your bikes after winter. Free activities include bicycle maintenance and confidence courses, guided cycle rides, giveaways and competitions. Read More...

Mother's Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

25th February 2013 | Mother's Day at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden, a 12 acre charitable garden trust, is to host a special Afternoon Cream Tea for Mothering Sunday on Sunday 10th March 2013 from 12noon until 4pm. The Mothers Day special afternoon tea will include a selection of fresh finger sandwiches, cakes - including homemade scones - and a choice of tea or freshly filtered coffee. A complimentary posy of flowers will also be given to every Mother. Read More...

21st February 2013 | Young hopefuls battle it out to represent the UK at global skills contest

A group of young hopefuls will be competing for a place in WorldSkills Team UK, by taking part in a selection competition held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Read More...

More investment at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf

21st February 2013 | More investment at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf

A LUXURY Shropshire hotel is continuing its programme of investment with a further £70,000 development of its facilities over the coming months. Read More...

20th February 2013 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Culture 24's Connect10 Competition

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has reached the short list of Culture 24's Connect10 competition. If successful the competition organisers will pay for the artist Julian Wild to build a giant sculpture with the help of members of the public as part of the Museums at Night event in May at Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Read More...

20th February 2013 | New weekend Shuttle bus service from Ludlow confirmed for 2013

Castle Connect is the new Shropshire Hills Shuttle route linking Ludlow, Knighton, Clun and Bishop’s Castle. Stephanie Hayes, Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership’s Promotions Officer comments "Whether you are into walking, shopping, castles or country pubs, this bus has it all and more!" Read More...

Shropshire Farm Shops Win Major National Awards

18th February 2013 | Shropshire Farm Shops Win Major National Awards

THE Ludlow Food Centre and Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth have been recognised with major awards from the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association. Read More...

15th February 2013 | It's half-term...and cream-tea trains at the Severn Valley!

THE Severn Valley Railway returns to full operation tomorrow (Saturday February 16th 2013), running its steam trains over the next nine days to coincide with local schools’ half-term holidays. But it’s not only schoolchildren that the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth heritage line is hoping to attract. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre win National Award

14th February 2013 | Ludlow Food Centre win National Award

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has been awarded the highest accolade in the farm shop sector. The Ludlow Food Centre, in Bromfield, on the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate, was voted UK Farm Retailer Of the Year 2013 at this week’s FARMA (The National Farmers’ Retail and Markets’ Association) Awards. Read More...

The Dorothy Clive Garden now open every weekend during February and March 2013

13th February 2013 | The Dorothy Clive Garden now open every weekend during February and March 2013

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a Charitable Garden Trust - will be opening exclusively on all weekends during February and March 2013 from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the special discounted fundraising price of £3.50 per person. Children between 0-4 are admitted for free and 5-17s are admitted at £2.00.

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'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 18th February 2013

13th February 2013 | 'Open Cockpits' tickets on sale 18th February 2013

300 tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, will go on sale from Monday 18th February through the Royal Air Force Museum’s website. This exclusive evening will commence at 6pm on Saturday 18th May with a wide range of aircraft available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes. Read More...

Model Half Term Fun - Quick as Lightning

11th February 2013 | Model Half Term Fun - Quick as Lightning

This February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to celebrate one of the great jets of English aviation by participating in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2013, each visitor will have the opportunity to build their own Airfix 1:72 Lightning, amongst the real aircraft of the Museum. Read More...

FEBRUARY FAMILY FUN AND WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP AT STOKESAY CASTLE

8th February 2013 | FEBRUARY FAMILY FUN AND WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP AT STOKESAY CASTLE

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4th February 2013 | Create a model ceramic house for Easter at Coalport China Museum

Go along to Coalport China Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the Easter school holidays and join-in family ceramic workshops to create a model house, real or fantasy, to your own design. These sessions will take place weekdays from 1st - 5th and 8th - 12th April 2013. Read More...

New Restaurant in Ludlow

4th February 2013 | New Restaurant in Ludlow

A Ludlow food producer and retailer is undergoing a new development on its site just outside the town. Read More...

4th February 2013 | Bluebells Galore at Combermere Abbey! Annual Walk and Plant Sale - April 28th 2013

On Sunday 28th April, Combermere Abbey Estate is hosting its annual two-mile Bluebell Walk Event, a fun day out for the whole family. The event gives visitors the rare opportunity to visit the beautiful location of the C12th Combermere Abbey. Walk through dappled woodlands, beside the picturesque lake, enjoying the sensory delights of carpets of these fragrant blue native flowers. Read More...

4th February 2013 | HANDS-ON FOODIE BREAKS AT COMBERMERE

You can count on baking, home-produced foods and lovingly prepared dishes among life’s most simple and delicious pleasures. Combermere Abbey, five star award-winning holiday cottages, are now combining a two night stay with a hands-on course at Maynard’s Farm Barn, near Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Read More...

Bikers invited to start the season off in style

1st February 2013 | Bikers invited to start the season off in style

Bikers from Shropshire and the wider Midlands area are invited to start the season off in style on Sunday 21st April 2013. A combined ‘Bike Fest’ and ‘Bike 4 Life’ event is being held at RAF Museum Cosford in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum. Read More...

30th January 2013 | Severn Valley Railway plumps for Valentine’s Day...on February 16th!

EVERYBODY knows that St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th. But the Severn Valley Railway is to run its annual dining train 'special' for sweethearts and lovers two days later this year - on Saturday February 16th 2013 - for two very good reasons. Read More...

30th January 2013 | New Poliakoff drama puts Severn Valley Railway on prime time telly

LOCAL viewers tuning in to the new Stephen Poliakoff BBC2 drama series 'Dancing on the Edge' which airs on Monday February 4th 2013 (9pm) might spot something strangely familiar about 'Folkestone' station, which features in the five-part drama. Read More...

Shropshire Restaurant, The Glutton Club in Shrewsbury Here to Stay!

29th January 2013 | Shropshire Restaurant, The Glutton Club in Shrewsbury Here to Stay!

Following the hugely successful launch of his new restaurant The Glutton Club, Chef Proprietor George Cavendish is delighted to announce that it is remaining open permanently at its current home in Frankwell, Shrewsbury. Read More...

BUILDING A NEW STORY AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

28th January 2013 | BUILDING A NEW STORY AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

The remains of many 2000 year old buildings still stand today, which is testament to the construction skills of the Romans. Visitors joining a series of special tours at Wroxeter Roman City this February and March will learn about the techniques and materials firsthand from one of the UK's most eminent scholars, Professor Dai Morgan Evans, as he guides them around the Roman building he designed at Wroxeter Roman City.

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Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge Extended until 31st August 2013

22nd January 2013 | Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge Extended until 31st August 2013

A fantastic new exhibition Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal will be running at Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire until 31st August 2013. Read More...

<p>Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival marks The Queen's Coronation 60th Anniversary</p>

22nd January 2013 |

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival marks The Queen's Coronation 60th Anniversary

Now in its eighth year, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday, 4th - Sunday 12th May 2013) will be marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen's coronation with a new circular walk around the Ironbridge Gorge Museums showing some of the locations of Royal visits since 1900. These will include a plaque unveiled by Her Majesty in 1967.

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BUILDING A NEW STORY AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

11th January 2013 | BUILDING A NEW STORY AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

The remains of many 2000 year old buildings still stand today, which is testament to the construction skills of the Romans. Visitors joining a series of special tours at Wroxeter Roman City this February and March will learn about the techniques and materials firsthand from one of the UK's most eminent scholars, Professor Dai Morgan Evans, as he guides them around the Roman building he designed at Wroxeter Roman City.

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10th January 2013 | 10th Shrewsbury Darwin Festival 10th - 23rd February 2013

An exciting programme of events for all ages is on offer at the 2013 festival, which runs from 10th to 23rd February 2013. The festival, which has been arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, aims to inspire people with curiosity about the natural world and awaken understanding of the marvellous wildlife with which we share our world. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor

10th January 2013 | Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor

Telford & Wrekin’s Ironbridge Gorge has beaten off stiff competition to be the 2012 most highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK according to the TripAdvisor traveller community. It also takes second place in the world behind the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China and ahead of the Egyptian Pyramids and India’s Taj Mahal.

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Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th January 2013 | Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013. Read More...

Create Strange Tiles Decorated with Amazing Aliens at Jackfield Tile Museum

8th January 2013 | Create Strange Tiles Decorated with Amazing Aliens at Jackfield Tile Museum

Let your imagination run wild this February half-term at the Amazing Aliens themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. Design a weird and wonderful creature inspired by the mysteries of outer space and tube line the alien on a ceramic tile using your own choice of colours, which will be sent home a few days later. The drop-in sessions will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2013. Read More...

8th January 2013 | Entertaining Elephants in The Shropshire Hills

A well-known ethical and natural food shop in the Shrophire Hills, with one of the most colourful names on the high street, will be under new management from the start of the New Year. Read More...

Shrewsbury chosen for the Coach Friendly Award 2012

2nd January 2013 | Shrewsbury chosen for the Coach Friendly Award 2012

Destination Shrewsbury is celebrating the news that Shrewsbury has been chosen for the Coach Friendly Award 2012 by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT). Read More...

2nd January 2013 |

Golfing greats honoured at Hill Valley's new bar

A HOTEL sports bar is being revamped to honour golfing greats - including those who have graced its grounds.

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FIND YOUR SANCTUARY AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

18th December 2012 | FIND YOUR SANCTUARY AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

Shrewsbury shoppers are invited to experience some indulgent pampering at the new Market Hall Sanctuary, now open at the award-winning indoor shopping venue. Read More...

17th December 2012 | SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MARKET

Shrewsbury shoppers are being encouraged to help the town's indoor Market Hall scoop a major accolade in a national competition.

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HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM REVAMP BUSINESS

14th December 2012 | HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM REVAMP BUSINESS

A husband and wife team who already run a successful stall at Shrewsbury Market Hall have launched a new venture - and their second business - at the award-winning shopping venue. Read More...

FESTIVE FUN CONTINUES AT MARKET HALL

13th December 2012 | FESTIVE FUN CONTINUES AT MARKET HALL

Festive fun continues at Shrewsbury Market Hall with music performances, a chance to pick up some unique gifts and even a visit from Santa Claus. Read More...

BR's 'last steam engine' is surprise visitor to the SVR

13th December 2012 | BR's 'last steam engine' is surprise visitor to the SVR

THE STEAM locomotive which worked British Rail’s very last main line steam train almost 45 years ago in 1968, is a surprise Christmas visitor to the Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

12th December 2012 | MARKET HALL LIGHTS UP FOR CHRISTMAS

An exciting project which features kaleidoscopic images projected onto Shrewsbury's iconic Market Hall building has launched today (Wednesday 12th December 2012).

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Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th December 2012 | Watch Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 9th February 2013 until Shrove Tuesday on the 12th. Read More...

10th December 2012 |

On the 12th day of Christmas... I tried out the sauna

A LUXURY resort is running a ’12 Days of Christmas Training’ programme in the run up to the festive period. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch is giving people the chance to use the leisure facilities for 12 consecutive days, up until Christmas Eve, for a reduced price of £35. Read More...

Mum’s the word! SVR in ‘secret’ 50mph steam trials

5th December 2012 | Mum’s the word! SVR in ‘secret’ 50mph steam trials

IT IS often said that in the world of railway preservation, nothing is secret - but the Severn Valley Railway has just concluded two days of ‘hush-hush’ test running with the steam locomotive that will launch London Underground’s 150th anniversary celebrations in the new year - and, say it quietly… hardly anyone knew a thing about it!

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5th December 2012 | PAWS FOR THOUGHT AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

People visiting Shrewsbury Market Hall later this month are being asked to 'paws' for thought as part of a fundraising and awareness event for the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. On December 14th 2012 shoppers will be able to purchase special ‘pupcakes’ which will be available from the Hopesay Glebe Farm barrow.

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4th December 2012 | MUSIC AND TALES AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

People visiting Shrewsbury Market Hall can escape from the stresses and strains of Christmas shopping and enjoy a relaxing mix of music and tales at the Bird's Nest Café this week.

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3rd December 2012 | CHRISTMAS CHORUS AT SHREWSBURY MARKET HALL

A whole host of festive entertainment is in store for shoppers at Shrewsbury's award-winning Market Hall this Christmas.

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FESTIVE FUN AT STOKESAY CASTLE

3rd December 2012 | FESTIVE FUN AT STOKESAY CASTLE

There’s a full weekend of festive fun at Stokesay Castle on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December 2012, with a fun reindeer trail for children, and a fantastic range of unusual gift ideas in the shop. Read More...

29th November 2012 | Historic aircraft ‘nose art’ on display at Cosford

On display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford from Monday 3rd December 2012 is a new temporary exhibition showcasing original examples of artwork that wartime aircrew created to personalise their aircraft. The exhibition brings together eleven original pieces of aircraft art, taken from aircraft including a Mosquito and a Wellington, plus copies of photographs showing how the artwork appeared on the aircraft. Read More...

29th November 2012 | HEART of ENGLAND fine foods Goes Global!

Food and drink from the heart of England will soon be enjoyed in countries around the world thanks to a partnership between food group HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). The two organisations have teamed up following interest from international markets in quality food and drink from the heart of England region. Read More...

23rd November 2012 | Ludlow Celebrates its Unique Independents

Almost 100 window stickers have been handed out to all shops that are independently owned in Ludlow town centre by it’s local Chamber of Trade and Commerce. The idea came about when a local designer and shop owner got talking about ways to help shoppers support the locally owned businesses in their high street. Read More...

New Website for The County Sleep Shop

23rd November 2012 | New Website for The County Sleep Shop

Family owned and run ‘The County Sleep Shop’ on Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop has just launched their new website, www.countysleepshop.co.uk, bringing the longest established bed and nursery retailer in Shropshire online in time for Christmas. Read More...

Venue Announced for New Pop-Up Restaurant

21st November 2012 | Venue Announced for New Pop-Up Restaurant

The venue for a new pop-up style of restaurant in Shropshire called ‘The Glutton Club’ has just been announced. The Glutton Club will open exclusively for one month only from 30th November 2012 at 165-167 Frankwell, Shrewsbury (the former site of Frank Café Bar), next to Theatre Severn. Read More...

NEW EXHIBITION AT MARKET HALL

21st November 2012 | NEW EXHIBITION AT MARKET HALL

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall will have the chance to see a new landscape exhibition which launches as part of a special late night shopping event this evening. Read More...

Get 'Christmas Day Done' with the help of Heart of England Fine Foods

20th November 2012 | Get 'Christmas Day Done' with the help of Heart of England Fine Foods

If you’ve ever hosted Christmas dinner, you’ll know there’s nothing more satisfying than gasps of appreciation from your guests as you present your Christmas bird with all the trimmings. This year, to help guarantee that wow factor at your Christmas table, Heart of England Fine Foods (HEFF) chef Danny Silcock has teamed up with free range poultry farmers Packington Free Range to create a speciality Christmas cookery demonstration, 'Christmas Day Done'. Read More...

16th November 2012 | The First Air War in 100 Objects

With the Centenary of the First World War just 18 months away, the Royal Air Force Museum is asking members of the public what objects from its archives they would like to see displayed in a narrative that will explain the role of aviation in this momentous event. Read More...

15th November 2012 | MARKET GEARS UP TO SUPPORT CHILDREN IN NEED

Traders at Shrewsbury Market Hall are gearing up to support the BBC’s Children in Need campaign. Read More...

TOUR WITH A ROMAN ARCHITECT AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

14th November 2012 | TOUR WITH A ROMAN ARCHITECT AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

He’s been likened to a 21st century version of building expert, Vitruvius, and this November, visitors to Wroxeter Roman City can enjoy a tour around the recreated Town House by its architect, Professor Dai Morgan Evans. Read More...

8th November 2012 | UNIQUE SHOP POPS UP AT MARKET HALL

A unique pop-up shop has opened this week at Shrewsbury Market Hall for the run up to Christmas. Glansevern Gallery, of Glansevern Hall, opened on Tuesday [NOV 6] will be selling a range of items, including Christmas decorations and William Yeoward Crystal, from the Market Gallery until the end of November. Read More...

Golf resort staff turned players for competition

5th November 2012 | Golf resort staff turned players for competition

STAFF at a luxury golf resort turned players for the day in a Ryder Cup style competition held on their own fairways. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch fielded six players in teams of two to take on the teams from booking agents Your Golf Travel, Europe’s biggest golf travel company, on Saturday, October 20. Read More...

5th November 2012 | Top Accolade for Offa's Dyke

Travel Guide Lonely Planet has named Offa's Dyke as one of the world's ten "greatest wall walks" in their new guide "Best in Travel 2013" published last month. Read More...

5th November 2012 | Severn Valley Santa trains heading for a sell-out

THE GROTTOS are ready, the faint tinkle of sleighbells can be heard on the wind, and Santa is on his way. Yes, Christmas IS still almost two months away, but the Severn Valley Railway is already posting ‘sorry, sold out’ notices on many of the 100 ‘Santa Steam Special’ trains it will be running next month. Read More...

5th November 2012 | Discover the Delights of the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre

The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre is inviting the public to come and look around and sample all it has to offer - including delicious local food and drink! Saturday 10 November will be a fun filled day of tastings, demonstrations and tours to whet the appetite of what the Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre is all about.

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New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

31st October 2012 | New Style of Restaurant comes to Shropshire

A talented young Chef from Shropshire is bringing a new style of restaurant to his home county by launching ‘The Glutton Club’, together with his new fine food catering business, Curious Eats. Read More...

30th October 2012 | TVR make pit stop at Hill Valley to celebrate racing season

THE glamorous world of sports car racing came to Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf as TVR celebrated the end of the season. The luxury hotel in Whitchurch, part of the Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group, hosted the end of racing season dinner dance and prize giving ceremony for TVR for the second year in a row. Read More...

New head golf professional at Hawkstone Park

30th October 2012 | New head golf professional at Hawkstone Park

One of Europe’s leading golf coaches has returned to Shropshire to drive a top club forward. Keith Williams has been appointed as head golf professional at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, a role he previously held between 1986 and 1995 after he had played on the European Tour for four years. Read More...

29th October 2012 | Shropshire Holiday Cottages feature in new ITV1 show

'Holiday Home Sweet Home' starts Saturday, 27th October on ITV1 Read More...

26th October 2012 |

Ghostly Gaslight at Blists Hill

Tickets still available for 27th October 2012 - get yours now!

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25th October 2012 | Free special offer vouchers for October half term

With October half term nearly upon us, Shropshire Tourism is reminding Shropshire residents to take advantage of exclusive special offers for local attractions, as part of their ongoing ‘Shropshire Days Out’ promotion. Read More...

Airfix Birthday Party Packages Launched

25th October 2012 | Airfix Birthday Party Packages Launched

If you’re searching for a new and unique celebration for your child’s Birthday, why not consider holding a fabulous flight themed party at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford? Celebratory packages are available for children which include party bags containing a 1:72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a model kit to take home and build, courtesy of Airfix. Read More...

HOPES OF GLORY FOR NEW BUSINESSES

24th October 2012 | HOPES OF GLORY FOR NEW BUSINESSES

Shrewsbury shoppers are invited to help celebrate the grand opening of two new businesses at Shrewsbury Market Hall this weekend. To mark the launch of The House of Hen, run by Jo Henning, and Glory Goldsmith, owned by Pippa Price, there will be live music by local artists throughout the day on Saturday [OCT 27], as well as wine and nibbles, from 10am until 3.30pm. Read More...

23rd October 2012 | TOWN’S TOURISM BOOM ATTRIBUTED TO LUDLOW TOURING PARK

A Shropshire business ambassador has attributed Ludlow’s record number of visitors this summer to the town’s new park for touring caravans and motorhomes. Tony Bywater, chairman of Shrewsbury-based Salop Leisure, commended Morris Leisure for the company’s £3 million investment in Ludlow Touring Park, which opened its gates in May and has been a great success. Read More...

<p>Severn Valley Railway runs TV celebrity engine No.5164 on half-term trains</p>

23rd October 2012 |

Severn Valley Railway runs TV celebrity engine No.5164 on half-term trains

THE SEVERN Valley Railway was back on national telly for the second time in six days on Sunday (October 21st) - as the launch pad for ‘How Britain Worked’, a new Channel 4 documentary series highlighting craftsman skills of the Industrial Revolution, many of which are still practised on the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line today.

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HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN AT STOKESAY CASTLE

22nd October 2012 | HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN AT STOKESAY CASTLE

A medieval castle with a legendary treasure hidden somewhere within the grounds - where could be better than Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, to celebrate the Festivals of All Saints and All Souls this October half term?

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22nd October 2012 | MARKET HALL STRIPS BACK FOR BIG DRAW

Shrewsbury Market Hall has stripped back as part of a national event to celebrate the art of drawing. The Looking Good Naked exhibition, a collection of life-drawings from the Shrewsbury Life Drawing Group, was launched earlier this month to mark the annual Big Draw. Read More...

19th October 2012 | Shrewsbury is set to 'Eat out for Africa'

Thirteen cafes and restaurants in Shrewsbury have signed up to join locally based development charity, Self Help Africa, for their first-ever 'Eat out for Africa' event to celebrate World Food Day on Saturday 20th October. Read More...

19th October 2012 | Time to start Christmas Stocking

The Royal Air Force Museum has recently launched its 2012 Christmas Catalogue. Inside you will find a range of over 100 affordable and intriguing gifts for the aviation buff in your life. Read More...

Bird of Prey Experience Day at Hawkstone Park

16th October 2012 | Bird of Prey Experience Day at Hawkstone Park

A Shropshire tourist attraction is offering guests an introduction to the ancient art of falconry. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle is launching a special Bird of Prey Experience Day alongside the falconry experts at Feather Perfect, on four separate weekends in November, December, January and February. Read More...

16th October 2012 |

Love drawing? Can't draw? Won't draw? The Big Draw is for you

Take part in The Big Draw and help us Draw the Farm at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, on Thursday 1 November, 10am - 4.30pm.

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Spectacular Autumn Colour at the Dorothy Clive Garden

15th October 2012 | Spectacular Autumn Colour at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently hosting a glorious display of Autumn colour. Read More...

15th October 2012 | Halloween at Hoo Farm

From Saturday October 20th until Sunday November 4th, Hoo Farm opens its Halloween barn from 10.00am to 5pm. Read More...

<p>National Awards Haul for Mr Moyden's Handmade Cheese</p>

15th October 2012 |

National Awards Haul for Mr Moyden's Handmade Cheese

Mr Moyden's Handmade Cheese is fast becoming one of the country’s leading artisan cheesemakers with recent accolades adding gusto to an already bright future.

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12th October 2012 |

‘Cosford Flights of Fantasy’ - an iconic sci-fi weekend

This November, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be transporting its visitors back to the 60’s and 70’s with a weekend devoted to classic British sci-fi. Read More...

10th October 2012 | Severn Valley steps up its 'scary-but-fun' ghost trains

THE SEVERN Valley Railway is expanding its ‘Halloween season’ of family-friendly Ghost Trains at the end of this month, following the sell-out success of its first dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts last year. Read More...

<p>Thumbs up for Up 'n' Down - Offa's Taste Frontier</p>

10th October 2012 |

Thumbs up for Up 'n' Down - Offa's Taste Frontier

Up ‘n’ Down, the crisp, new ale from Hobsons Brewery, was given a big thumbs up at the Clun Valley Beer Festival. Read More...

Life rafts & space buggies this half term at Cosford

9th October 2012 | Life rafts & space buggies this half term at Cosford

With only two weeks to go until the schools holidays, it’s time to start thinking of how you’re going to entertain the children all week without spending a small fortune. This Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford invites all children over 5 to join in a FREE and exciting activity in which both they and their friends will become active participants in an air sea rescue and discover how the Royal Air Force mounts such operations in hazardous conditions. Read More...

<p>MARKET STALL MAKES GLUTEN-FREE LIVING EASIER</p>

8th October 2012 |

MARKET STALL MAKES GLUTEN-FREE LIVING EASIER

A shop in Shrewsbury Market Hall which opened twelve weeks ago is continuing to grow. Gluten Free Living, owned by husband and wife team, Mick Wells and Karen Smith-Wells, aims to be a one-stop-shop for coeliacs and those with intolerance to gluten. Read More...

5th October 2012 | GHOST HUNTERS’ STAY AT HAUNTED ABBEY

If you are fascinated by the unexplained, and love the sensation of goose bumps on your arms, your hair follicles standing on end and the blood draining from your cheeks, then why not book a spine-tingling ‘Ghost Hunters’ mini break, staying in the cosy five-star cottages of a haunted C12th Abbey. The highlight of your two night stay will be the ‘Ghost Hunters Tour’ of the Abbey itself, which is available on two dates, to coincide with Hallowe’en, Wednesday, October 31st, and mid-winter, Friday, December 14th. Read More...

5th October 2012 |

Love your bike month - October 2012

October 2012 is Shropshire’s third annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling. Read More...

5th October 2012 | Museum commemorates 50th anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis

Monday 15th October will mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis - the period when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear Armageddon. This tense 13 day political standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States of America was the closest the world has ever come to Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). To mark this pivotal event of the Cold War period, which nearly led to the extinction of all life on our planet, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be holding a day of free talks and workshops for visitors.

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<p>Blacksmith metalwork demonstrations at the October Craven Arms Farmers Market</p>

4th October 2012 |

Blacksmith metalwork demonstrations at the October Craven Arms Farmers Market

Come and watch local blacksmith, Frazer Picot, at work in his mobile forge at the next Craven Arms Farmers’ Market on Saturday 6th October at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

2nd October 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host a Craft Fair on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a craft fair in partnership with the North Staffs Guild of Craftsmen on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2012 from 10.00am to 4.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour season. Admission will be at the special discounted fund raising price of £3.00 per person. Children between 0-5 are admitted for free. Read More...

<p>Ludlow Food Centre Reaches UK Farm Shop Finals</p>

1st October 2012 |

Ludlow Food Centre Reaches UK Farm Shop Finals

Ludlow Food Centre in Shropshire has been chosen from hundreds of farm shops across the UK as a finalist in the prestigious Farm Retail Awards from FARMA. Read More...

Fireworks Extravaganza at Blists Hill Victorian Town

28th September 2012 | Fireworks Extravaganza at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire will open its doors from 6pm on the evening of Saturday, 3rd November for a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. Read More...

28th September 2012 | Museum Apprentice Excels At Regional Awards

An Apprentice at the Royal Air force Museum Cosford has been named as one of the West Midlands’ best apprentices in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship and National Training Awards 2012. The joint awards ceremony, organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, was held at Birmingham City Council’s Banqueting Suite on Monday 24th September, where Museum Apprentice Laura Pringle won the ‘Pearson Award for Intermediate Apprentice of the Year’. Read More...

25th September 2012 | A Local Twist to Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning

Guests are being invited to bake and swap cakes to help raise money for cancer support at the Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning hosted by HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF). HEFF is holding the event in the TASTE kitchen at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, Shrewsbury, on Friday 28 September from 10am onwards. Read More...

25th September 2012 | New Chef Joins the TASTE kitchen to Add an Extra Local Flair

Shrewsbury chef Danny Silcock has taken to the helm at the TASTE kitchen bringing his own knowledge of local food and drink to the table. Danny has been appointed as the new HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) Development Chef at the TASTE kitchen at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre. Read More...

24th September 2012 | Shropshire towns success at the Heart of England in Bloom awards

Several Shropshire towns and villages are celebrating golden success at this year’s Heart of England in Bloom competition - with Shrewsbury leading the way.

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Enjoy cuppa and cake for cancer charity

24th September 2012 | Enjoy cuppa and cake for cancer charity

A FOUR star hotel is inviting people for a cuppa in aid of a cancer charity. Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch is holding a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday, September 28 between 10am and 3pm. Read More...

Cosford’s Education Team receives national recognition

24th September 2012 | Cosford’s Education Team receives national recognition

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, has for a second time, been awarded the Sandford Award for its education programme by the Heritage Education Trust. Staff at the Museum are delighted with the achievement which is awarded to properties and collections in recognition of the educational services and facilities they provide to visiting groups, enabling them to learn more about our common heritage. Read More...

Guests enjoy Las Vegas party

20th September 2012 | Guests enjoy Las Vegas party

MORE than 100 people had a taste of the high life when they attended a Las Vegas Summer Party at a luxury hotel. The Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch treated its party guests to a red carpet, champagne and live pianist on arrival. Read More...

20th September 2012 | Museum Appeals to Airfix Fans

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s sister museum in London will be launching in Summer 2013 a signature exhibition commemorating and celebrating the national institution that is Airfix. Read More...

Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair at Enginuity, near Ironbridge

20th September 2012 | Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair at Enginuity, near Ironbridge

A Gorgeous Christmas Contemporary Craft Fair will be held at Enginuity near Ironbridge, Shropshire, on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. This annual event will provide a wealth of Christmas present ideas with new elements added this year to ensure there are items to suit all pockets from magnificent designer made pieces, to handmade goods and locally produced food. Read More...

17th September 2012 | Horrific Halloween Extravaganza at Hawkstone Park

A Shropshire tourist attraction is staging seven days of shocks to celebrate Halloween. Read More...

17th September 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden to present Poet-In-Residence, James Sheard, at Cheese and Wine Tasting on Saturday 2nd September

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a recital for newly appointed Poet-In-Residence, James Sheard, at a Cheese and Wine Tasting on Saturday on Saturday 22nd September from 6pm to 9.30pm. This special fundraising event, which is ticketed, will include a glass of wine on arrival, five tasting wines and a selection of locally sourced cheese. There will also be tips and facts about choosing wines, a wine quiz and raffle. James Sheard will recite poetry an two intervals during the event. Read More...

SVR rolls out new steam debutants for three-day Autumn Steam Gala

14th September 2012 | SVR rolls out new steam debutants for three-day Autumn Steam Gala

SPURRED by the chance to see and ride behind steam locomotives never before seen on the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth ‘heritage’ line, railway enthusiasts in their thousands will once again make a bee-line for the Severn Valley Railway next weekend for the railway’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala (Friday September 21st - Sunday September 23rd).

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Blacksmith metalwork demonstrations at the October Craven Arms Farmers Market

14th September 2012 | Blacksmith metalwork demonstrations at the October Craven Arms Farmers Market

Come and watch local blacksmith, Frazer Picot, at work in his mobile forge at the next Craven Arms Farmers Market on Saturday 6th October at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Read More...

11th September 2012 | Guided walk, 30 September: Much Wenlock robbed of gold by a naked giant?

Want to know what the title of this walk in Much Wenlock is all about? Join walk leader and storyteller, Keith Pybus, for a town trail of discovery on Sunday 30 September, 10.30am - 1pm.

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11th September 2012 | Major exhibition of the work of iconic industrial artist Falcon Hildred to open at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

A team of curators, volunteers and archivists have been working together in Aberystwyth and Ironbridge in preparation for a remarkable new exhibition of the work of artist Falcon Hildred which will open at the Coalbrookdale Gallery, near to Enginuity on 5 October 2012 and will run until 30 April 2013. Read More...

11th September 2012 |

Exhibition by Reviive at The Market Hall Gallery

Thanks to the Visual Arts Network Reviive has been able to exhibit a small sample of its new range of Upcycled furniture at The Market Hall Gallery, which is running until Saturday 29th September.

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Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge

10th September 2012 | Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge

A fantastic new exhibition Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal will be opening at Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire on Thursday, 20th September 2012 and will run until April 2013. Read More...

Enter ‘Sir Keith Park’ - the new star of the SVR locomotive fleet

7th September 2012 | Enter ‘Sir Keith Park’ - the new star of the SVR locomotive fleet

THE train now arriving at the Severn Valley Railway’s two termini at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster….probably isn’t going to look anything like most visitors imagine! Read More...

7th September 2012 | MUSIC DUO PERFORM AT MARKET HALL

Music fans will have the chance to see a popular Shrewsbury duo at the town’s indoor Market Hall this weekend. Read More...

Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

6th September 2012 | Ironbridge Park and Ride - FREE Service Extended to 27th October 2012

Following the success of their summer holidays promotion where the Ironbridge Gorge Park and Ride service operated for free, this is now being extended to the end of season on Saturday 27th October. Read More...

James May takes a 4D flight at RAF Museum

6th September 2012 | James May takes a 4D flight at RAF Museum

Popular TV Presenter James May took a flight in a WW1 tri plane and battled in a thrilling mid-air combat yesterday, when he took a ride in the RAF Museum Cosford’s exciting new 4D Experience. James was joined on the ride by three lucky competition winners along with their friends and family as they took their seats on board the Museum’s latest exhibit. Read More...

Local Apprentice takes a trip down under to learn WW1 aviation skills

5th September 2012 | Local Apprentice takes a trip down under to learn WW1 aviation skills

The Royal Air Force Museum this week unveiled three new additions to their collection: a WW1 Sopwith Snipe, Royal Aircraft Factory RE.8 and an Albatros D.Va. All three aircraft are extremely rare examples of their type; the Snipe is the only example within the UK, whilst the Albatros and the RE.8 are one of only two of each type in the UK. Hosted by the RAF Museum’s Director General, Peter Dye the aircraft were unveiled to an invited audience at the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire, where the aircraft will be housed for the remainder of the summer. Read More...

4th September 2012 | LOCAL POET & CREATIVE WRITING LECTURER, JAMES SHEARD, IS APPOINTED AS POET-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN

Local poet and creative writing lecturer, James Sheard, has been appointed as the first ever Poet-In-Residence at the Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - for a period of 12 months. Read More...

Late Summer Borders are looking glorious at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th September 2012 | Late Summer Borders are looking glorious at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently hosting glorious late summer borders, which are situated close to the garden tearoom. Read More...

29th August 2012 | "HORRIFIC" HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA AT HAWKSTONE PARK

There will be something spooky going on at a Shropshire visitor attraction this Halloween. The spooky Trip around the caves and woods of The Follies at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, will get underway at 6.00pm on Wednesday 31st October. Read More...

Wartime nostalgia at Cosford’s Battle of Britain Weekend

24th August 2012 | Wartime nostalgia at Cosford’s Battle of Britain Weekend

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a nostalgic family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. A main highlight over the weekend will be a flypast on Saturday 15th September from a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (weather permitting). Read More...

Ludlow takes second place in prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards

24th August 2012 | Ludlow takes second place in prestigious Countryfile Magazine Awards

Ludlow has taken second place in the ‘Britain’s Favourite Market Town’ category in the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012. Read More...

23rd August 2012 | ARTIST HOPES TO CARVE OUT SUCCESSFUL PATH AT MARKET HALL

A giant, carved version of the Bayeux tapestry has gone on display to members of the public at Shrewsbury Market Hall. Read More...

23rd August 2012 | Bank Holiday Family Fun at Acton Scott

Join us at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm for a 3-day festival celebrating the Food, Farming and Arts of the Shropshire Hills this Bank Holiday weekend. Read More...

21st August 2012 | Santa Safaris return to Hawkstone Park & Follies

It may still be summer but bookings are already being made to take a magical ride to Father Christmas’s grotto at a leading Shropshire venue. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle has already had 200 bookings for its annual Santa Safari despite many children still enjoying ice-creams rather than thinking about the festive season. Read More...

20th August 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2012. This special fund raising event, which is now in its fourth year, will feature fifteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers. Read More...

17th August 2012 | SPOKEN WORD AT MARKET HALL

Shrewsbury Market Hall will play host to a one-off poetry event next week. Fans of the spoken word can enjoy an afternoon of verse at the Bird’s Nest Cafe on August 25 from 12pm until 3pm. Read More...

17th August 2012 | ANIMAL OLYMPICS THIS BANK HOLIDAY AT HOO FARM

With the country suffering from an Olympic hangover, Hoo Farm is offering the ultimate cure - Animal Olympics at Hoo, on Monday 27th August 2012, from 10am - 5.30pm.

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17th August 2012 | BRAVE WITH A BLADE AT STOKESAY CASTLE

Great, long, cutting and broad - medieval knights used a host of different swords to battle opponents wearing different kinds of weapon, and visitors to Stokesay Castle over the August Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday will get a chance to see several in action, as the fortified manor house hosts two days of swashbuckling swordfighting!

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MUSKETS, MASKS AND MEDIEVAL MYTHS AT STOKESAY CASTLE

17th August 2012 | MUSKETS, MASKS AND MEDIEVAL MYTHS AT STOKESAY CASTLE

Learn, stand and deliver! That’s what visitors to Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, will do on 23 August, when the site hosts a Highwayman School as part of its Time Travelling summer! Read More...

HAIL, GLADIATOR!  BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

17th August 2012 | HAIL, GLADIATOR! BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

There’s no better way of learning about history than actually stepping into it – and that is precisely what visitors can do this summer at Wroxeter Roman City, near Shrewsbury. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 31 July to 22 August, they are invited to come and join the Roman army or try their hand at gladiatorial combat as English Heritage’s Time Travellers Go... Roman! Read More...

THE CIVIL SIDE OF THE ROMANS AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

17th August 2012 | THE CIVIL SIDE OF THE ROMANS AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

It was founded as a military garrison, but soon came to be one of the largest civilian cities in the whole of Britain, and this August bank holiday weekend, a Roman family will move into the Town House at Wroxeter Roman City to give visitors a taste of civilian life in second century Virconium! Read More...

Princes in the Tower talk by Bill Cash MP at Upton Cressett, Bank Holiday Monday

16th August 2012 | Princes in the Tower talk by Bill Cash MP at Upton Cressett, Bank Holiday Monday

American Historian and Bill Cash MP reveal new evidence to support county legend that the 'Prince in the Tower' - King Edward V - stayed at Upton Cressett in 1483 on his way to being murdered in the Tower of London


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Museum launches competition to meet James May

16th August 2012 | Museum launches competition to meet James May

Fans of the popular TV Presenter James May will have the opportunity to meet their idol next month when he officially opens the new 4D Experience at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Museum has launched a free competition for fans to enter and be in with a chance of joining James May on a ride in the 4D Experience along with their friends and family. Read More...

13th August 2012 | Make Scary Techno Terrors at Enginuity

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own scary Halloween Techno Terrors at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term between Saturday, 20th October and Sunday, 4th November. The daily sessions will run from 10.30am until 3.45pm and cost £2.50 per Techno Terror for materials plus admission. Read More...

13th August 2012 |

Open evening at Shropshire's premier wedding venue

A FOUR-STAR hotel will be showcasing what it has to offer brides and grooms-to-be at an open evening. The Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf in Whitchurch is opening its doors to couples looking for the perfect place for their special day. Read More...

13th August 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC ON SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ for both children and adults on Saturday 18th August 2012. The special fundraising event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children who bring a Teddy Bear are admitted for free and will also receive a free plant to take home. Read More...

Shakespeare at the Dorothy Clive Garden

9th August 2012 | Shakespeare at the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, a comedy by William Shakespeare performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012 at 6.30pm. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Garden Host Photography Workshops

8th August 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden Host Photography Workshops

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host photography workshops on Sunday 19th August 2012 from 10am to 4pm and also Sunday 16th September from 10am to 4pm. Read More...

8th August 2012 | Popular Caravan Parks Report a Busy Summer

The owners of four popular five star touring caravan parks in Shropshire and Snowdonia are reporting a busy summer season. Read More...

8th August 2012 | James Martin Returns to the Flower Show

James Martin will once again be taking to the HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) Regional Cookery Theatre stage at this week’s Shrewsbury Flower Show. Read More...

Get Ready 4D Feeling of Flight

8th August 2012 | Get Ready 4D Feeling of Flight

If you have ever wondered what it actually feels to fly to the moon or to participate in an intense aerial battle wonder no more. NEW at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford this August, visitors will be able to experience all the thrills and exhilaration of powered flight by entering the Museum’s newest exhibit - its 4D Experience.

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6th August 2012 | Discover Local Festival at Acton Scott

Come and join the 3-day festivities celebrating the Food, Farming and Arts of the Shropshire Hills at Acton Scott on 25th-27th August Bank Holiday weekend. Read More...

Shrewsbury Steam Rally... The Ideal Family Weekend this August Bank Holiday!

6th August 2012 | Shrewsbury Steam Rally... The Ideal Family Weekend this August Bank Holiday!

This year’s Rally has some new and exciting exhibits and events for visitors and the fantastic spectacle of superb steam engines, and beautifully preserved classic and historic vehicles from yesteryear will be delighting visitors to the County of Salop Steam Engine Society’s Rally which will take place at Onslow Park, (on the Welshpool Road out of Shrewsbury) on Sunday 26th August and Monday 27th August - on the August Bank Holiday.

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Family Fun at Maize Maze!

6th August 2012 | Family Fun at Maize Maze!

Local farmer Christopher Williamson has created a Maize Maze on a 14-acre field in the beautiful setting of The Follies at Hawkstone Park, Weston Under Redcastle in Shropshire. The maize maze has just opened, and will run until Halloween in late October 2012, promising families a great fun day out, including a special Children’s Mini Maze and also a Children’s Obstacle Course. Read More...

Great Taste Awards 2012

3rd August 2012 | Great Taste Awards 2012

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won 5 Great Taste Awards including a 3 Star Award for its bacon. Read More...

3rd August 2012 | Severn Valley steam trains return to normal after loco shortages

SEVERN Valley Railway steam trains are running normally again this weekend, after a series of setbacks last week which forced the Kidderminster – Bridgnorth line to increase its reliance on its historic diesels on a number of days. Read More...

3rd August 2012 | Hill Valley hosts fairway fun for Easi Drive

MACDONALD Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf hosted more than 50 people on a corporate golf day with Easi Drive. Read More...

2nd August 2012 | THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER FOR ART SHOW

A new exhibition featuring the work of three Shrewsbury artists launches next week at the town’s Market Hall. The Trio exhibit opens on August 7 and runs until August 18 at the Visual Art Network Gallery, on the second floor of the Market Hall. Read More...

1st August 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A MAD HATTERS' TEA PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for both children and adults on Saturday 4th August 2012. The special event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children are admitted for free. ALL accompanying adults wearing a hat will also be admitted for FREE. Read More...

1st August 2012 | Flying the Flag During British Food Fortnight!

From a suitably English afternoon tea to a Wenlock Hamper for a perfect picnic, Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre has something to help you celebrate everything that’s great about British food and drink. Read More...

1st August 2012 | Businesses tee off at Hill Valley

BARGAIN Booze retailers and their suppliers enjoyed a day of fairway fun on the renowned courses at Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf. Read More...

<p>FREE Ironbridge Park and Ride Service - Help to Spread the Word</p>

30th July 2012 |

FREE Ironbridge Park and Ride Service - Help to Spread the Word

Are you or your guests planning your visit to Ironbridge Gorge? If so, Ironbridge Park & Ride is FREE during the school summer holidays: 21st July 2012 - 2nd September 2012 Read More...

<p>Shrewsbury Big Curry Raises a Tasty Amount For ABF The Soldiers' Charity</p>

30th July 2012 |

Shrewsbury Big Curry Raises a Tasty Amount For ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Hundreds of people turned out at The Square in Shrewsbury on Saturday to enjoy a curry in the sunshine and raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Read More...

27th July 2012 | SHOPPERS CAN BAG A FREEBIE

Shrewsbury shoppers can now get their hands on the latest must-have accessory when visiting the town’s Market Hall. Read More...

HAIL, GLADIATOR!  BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

27th July 2012 | HAIL, GLADIATOR! BECOME A ROMAN AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

There’s no better way of learning about history than actually stepping into it – and that is precisely what visitors can do this summer at Wroxeter Roman City, near Shrewsbury. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 31 July to 22 August, they are invited to come and join the Roman army or try their hand at gladiatorial combat as English Heritage’s Time Travellers Go... Roman! Read More...

27th July 2012 | SHOPPERS CAN BAG A FREEBIE

Shrewsbury shoppers can now get their hands on the latest must-have accessory when visiting the town’s Market Hall. The award-winning venue has re-vamped its iconic black shopping bags and launched a brand new, bright green jute bag for 2012. The bags are limited to just 500 and are available to anyone making a purchase of £10 or more within the market, while stocks last. Read More...

24th July 2012 | Las Vegas glamour comes to Hill Valley

Las Vegas glamour is coming to Whitchurch with a special summer party complete with showgirls and casino tables.

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24th July 2012 | Models take to the skies this weekend

The skies over Shropshire this weekend will be buzzing with hundreds of intricately detailed scale models of iconic aircraft at the annual Large Model Aircraft Rally. Taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 28th and 29th July, this famous air show in miniature is an absolute must see for any aviation enthusiast - and with the warm sunny weather looking set to continue, what better way to enjoy the sunshine? Read More...

24th July 2012 | Hoo Farm Summer Fun

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is the place to visit this Summer with jam packed holiday events! Kicking off the summer holiday fun from Saturday 21st July until Friday 27th July is ‘Owl Week’ where you can come and meet some of our Favourite Feathered Friends. Next to come is ‘Pig Week’ from Saturday 28th July to Friday 3rd August, with ‘Meerkat Week’, ‘Fox Week’, Reptile Week’ and ‘Parrot Week’ following. Read More...

Ironbridge Park and Ride Service - FREE during the school holidays

20th July 2012 | Ironbridge Park and Ride Service - FREE during the school holidays

Are you planning your visit to Ironbridge Gorge? If so there is now a fast, convenient and hassle free way in which to get there. Ironbridge Park and Ride operates weekends, bank holidays and local school holidays and it's FREE during the school summer holidays! 21st July 2012 - 2nd September 2012 (a great way to save money!)

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Cosford turn back the clocks for 1940’s Dance

20th July 2012 | Cosford turn back the clocks for 1940’s Dance

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be turning back the clocks 70 years this October as they hold their annual 1940’s Hangar Dance. Tickets for the popular event, taking place at the Museum on Saturday 13th October have now gone on sale. This annual event transports guests back to the era of Big Bands, Jive Bunnies and Jitter-buggers with a fun packed evening of entertainment. Read More...

20th July 2012 |

Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Charity Golf Day

Golfers are invited to take part in a charity golf day which will raise vital funds for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. The annual event takes place at Hawkstone Park on Wednesday, 3rd October. The competition welcomes teams of four players and is open to everyone. Individuals are also very welcome to take part. Read More...

Shropshire on Countryfile

19th July 2012 | Shropshire on Countryfile

Tune into BBC1 this Sunday (22nd July 2012) at 7:15pm to see Shropshire on Countryfile Read More...

18th July 2012 | Best of British AGA Cookery Demonstration at Ironbridge Gorge Museum of Iron Thursday evening 13th September

2012 has been the year to celebrate being British! So join the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for an evening to celebrate the Best of British food all cooked on an iconic British brand – the AGA range. Read More...

18th July 2012 | FLAXMILL INSPIRED EXHIBITON OPENS AT MARKET HALL

An exhibition of artwork inspired by Shrewsbury’s historic Flaxmill is now open to the public at Shrewsbury Market Hall. The Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings Touring Exhibition will be at the Visual Art Network gallery until July 28. The exhibit is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, between 10am and 4pm. Read More...

Hill Valley welcomes walkers honouring Seve

17th July 2012 | Hill Valley welcomes walkers honouring Seve

MACDONALD Hill Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf welcomed walkers travelling from London to Lytham in aid of a cancer charity. Read More...

Summer Fun For Families

17th July 2012 | Summer Fun For Families

This summer holiday, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has created a range of new and exciting interactive ‘August Activities’ that will get families working together and having fun. Each week throughout August will have an exciting activity dedicated to it. These creative and fun workshops will run from 1st to 31st August and all materials for these hands-on sessions will be provided by the Museum. Workshops will run from 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm. Read More...

17th July 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS TO HOST A MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ for both children and adults on Saturday 4th August 2012. The special event will start at 11am and continue until 5pm and all children are admitted for free. ALL accompanying adults wearing a hat will also be admitted for FREE. Read More...

17th July 2012 | DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN TO HOST CHILDREN'S GARDEN GAMES THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting Garden Games for children, daily from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September 2012. There are also educational garden trails for children. This special event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00. Read More...

Medieval Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies

16th July 2012 | Medieval Weekend at Hawkstone Historic Park and Follies

The Follies at Hawkstone, in the heart of Shropshire, is set to host a weekend of medieval re-enactments. Across the August Bank Holiday, the location will become home to living history and blood thirsty battles from Les Miles Des Marches. Read More...

Grab a Curry for Charity this Saturday!

16th July 2012 | Grab a Curry for Charity this Saturday!

The Shrewsbury Big Curry is taking place this Saturday 21 July in The Square to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Read More...

Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft's 'A Gorgeous Christmas' Exhibition, this November

13th July 2012 | Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft's 'A Gorgeous Christmas' Exhibition, this November

For the 7th year, The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft and the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust have come together to stage Shropshire's biggest contemporary craft fair which will be running over the weekend of November 17th and 18th. Read More...

12th July 2012 | Shropshire Diamond Jubilee event is still on despite wet conditions

Despite weeks of rain, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant at RAF Cosford is still going ahead as planned today(Thursday 12 July 2012). Read More...

Luxury hotel welcomes Belgian ‘foodie’ in new role

11th July 2012 | Luxury hotel welcomes Belgian ‘foodie’ in new role

AS a teenager, peeling potatoes in a Belgian seaside hotel was Jan Vandewalle’s first taste of hospitality work. Fifteen years later Jan has moved from the kitchen to the restaurant and has just been appointed Restaurant and Bar Manager at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch. Read More...

Wenlock Hampers, a foodie treat for Christmas

11th July 2012 | Wenlock Hampers, a foodie treat for Christmas

Taste a festive flavour of Shropshire with a delicious hamper packed with a selection of high quality artisan food and drink products in one handy box - perfect for a Christmas gift!

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10th July 2012 |

Wet and getting wetter - but SVR passengers beat the monsoons

IT WAS the wettest June since records began, and ten days in, it looks as though July is making its own bid for an all-time rainfall record too. But the sun is shining on the Severn Valley Railway just now, for despite the monsoon weather, visitor figures and passenger numbers are actually holding up ahead of budget. Read More...

9th July 2012 | Show stopping finale at Cosford’s Open Air Prom

An open air prom will be staged at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford later this month raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. Members of the public are invited to attend the event which will feature an orchestra, flying display and fireworks spectacular, plus much more - raising money for the RAF’s leading welfare charity. Read More...

Shrewsbury Artists Open Doors to Public

5th July 2012 | Shrewsbury Artists Open Doors to Public

Shrewsbury artists will be throwing open their doors to the public for the 12th annual Open Studios event, which launches this weekend. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

5th July 2012 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums join the London 2012 Festival - VIP Opening

Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival and Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England were the guests of honour at the VIP opening of a unique, international art work in a former engine shed at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Read More...

<p>Budding Reporters' Special Assignment at Ludlow Touring Park</p>

5th July 2012 |

Budding Reporters' Special Assignment at Ludlow Touring Park

Four budding journalists from Bishop Hooper Primary School in Ludlow, armed with pens, notepads and a camera, have been given a special reporting assignment. Read More...

5th July 2012 | Myth and Magic event at Hawkstone Park

A Shropshire tourist attraction is to fall under the spell of the ‘Land of Elisard’ for two days as part of its annual Myth and Magic Weekend Read More...

3rd July 2012 | Jesse J Hits The Right Note For Shrewsbury Caravan Park

Pop superstar Jessie J’s sell-out concert at the Quarry in Shrewsbury on July 6 has brought a boost to a five star caravan park in the town, which has reported a rise in weekend bookings. Read More...

Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot

2nd July 2012 | Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot

On July 21st 2012 the first Festival of the Gloucester Old Spot will take place at Ludlow Food Centre and will include all things spotty and piggy. Read More...

The Shrewsbury Big Curry is Back!

2nd July 2012 | The Shrewsbury Big Curry is Back!

Following the huge success of last year’s first ever Shrewsbury Big Curry, the event is back to raise more money for the county’s soldiers. Read More...

Minister pushes the ‘delete’ button on the SVR’s ’industrial eyesore’

29th June 2012 | Minister pushes the ‘delete’ button on the SVR’s ’industrial eyesore’

ONE of the most distinctive - but least beautiful - landmarks which passengers see during a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, is about to disappear forever. Read More...

28th June 2012 | "FURRY TAILS" DAY AT HOO FARM

"Furry Tails" day at Hoo Farm invites all fairies, elves, goblins, Puss in Boots, Goldilocks and Little Bow peeps to come and play! Read More...

MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER – IN A CORACLE!

27th June 2012 | MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER – IN A CORACLE!

Ironbridge Coracle Regatta, held between 12noon and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August attracts coracle makers and paddlers from all over Britain to participate in an array of madcap races. Featuring team games, coracle polo matches and other fiercely contended competitions, it takes place along the picturesque stretch of the River Severn at Dale End Park, Ironbridge. Read More...

27th June 2012 | Spitfire flypast for Air Ambulance Fundraiser

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire will take to the skies over Shropshire this weekend as part of the ‘Bike 4 Life Summer Run’ event in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance, in collaboration with the Royal Air Force Museum. Participating bikers and Museum visitors will be treated to a show stopping flypast scheduled for 2.30pm on Sunday 1st July after a 60 mile charity ride through parts of the West Midlands. Read More...

Manager of Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies retires after 15 years

25th June 2012 | Manager of Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies retires after 15 years

For the past 15 years Roger Whitehouse has been as important – and fascinating – a part of Hawkstone Park as the historic 18th century Follies. But last weekend, Follies manager Roger finished his final shift at this unique tourist attraction as he returned to his new home in Wem to begin his retirement. Read More...

Wenlock Olympian Gliding has a new sponsor

25th June 2012 | Wenlock Olympian Gliding has a new sponsor

EBLEX, the organisation for the English beef and sheep meat industry, have announced that they are delighted to support Gliding at the 2012 Wenlock Olympian Games. Read More...

Open Cockpits tickets on sale from 2nd July

25th June 2012 | Open Cockpits tickets on sale from 2nd July

Tickets for the ever popular ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will go on sale from Monday 2nd July at the Museum. This exclusive evening will commence at 6pm on Saturday 22nd September with a wide range of aircraft available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes. Read More...

22nd June 2012 | Minibus tour - Three cheers to the Shropshire Hills!

Join us on Friday 27 July, 3 – 8pm, for a mini-bus tour of the Shropshire Hills to enjoy sampling local cider, beer and wine. Read More...

22nd June 2012 | LUDLOW FESTIVAL EXPECTED TO BOOST BOOKINGS AT NEW CARAVAN PARK

A new £3 million park for touring caravans and motorhomes in Ludlow is expecting an influx of visitors during the town’s drama, film and music festival, which opens tomorrow (Saturday) and runs until July 8. Read More...

HORSING AROUND AT SHREWSBURY CAFÉ

21st June 2012 | HORSING AROUND AT SHREWSBURY CAFÉ

A Shrewsbury café will play host to a different type of animal than it is used to for a special one-off event later this month. Victor Deng and Aaron Brown will be welcoming some guests of the equestrian kind to the Bird’s Nest Café, at Shrewsbury Market Hall, for a virtual race night. Read More...

Fundraisers ride out to save lives

21st June 2012 | Fundraisers ride out to save lives

Bikers from across the Midlands are expected to show their support for one of the regions most imperative charities as they take part in the ‘Bike 4 Life Summer Run’ in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance. In collaboration with the Royal Air Force Museum, organisers have planned a unique and feel good day aiming to get people out on their bikes and having fun, whilst raising money for two great charities. Read More...

Much extended Mortimer Country Food Fair returns with a Retro theme

20th June 2012 | Much extended Mortimer Country Food Fair returns with a Retro theme

Fair to include a Vintage Fashion Show and extended opening hours: Saturday 14 July 2012 10.00am - 7.00pm

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Food. glorious. Food

20th June 2012 | Food. glorious. Food

Shropshire Tourism has been approached by Optomen Television who is working with Simon Cowell’s production company SYCO TV on an exciting new food series for ITV1 called ‘Food. glorious. Food’. Read More...

RAF Museum crowned ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at Shropshire Business Awards

19th June 2012 | RAF Museum crowned ‘Apprentice of the Year’ at Shropshire Business Awards

The Royal Air Force Museum was delighted to be crowed winners of the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category at the Shropshire Business Awards 2012. Held at The International Centre, Telford on Friday 15th June, the Museum’s Conservation Centre Deputy Manager Darren Priday and Apprentice Nathan Pugh attended as finalists in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category. Read More...

19th June 2012 | ‘Air raids’ return to SVR’s 1940s Weekends - by public demand!

IN WARTIME, the heavy drone of large formations of Luftwaffe bombers and the sound of bombs exploding struck dread into British hearts. But a decision to drop the simulated ‘Luftwaffe air raids’ from the Severn Valley Railway’s 1940s re-enactment weekends’ last year brought complaints from visitors - so they’re being brought back!

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MARKET HALL SHOPPERS RAISE FUNDS FOR CARERS

15th June 2012 | MARKET HALL SHOPPERS RAISE FUNDS FOR CARERS

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall have helped raise more than £400 for Shropshire carers by raffling off a special celebratory cake. Read More...

Calling all bikers!

15th June 2012 | Calling all bikers!

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is holding its annual summer ride out next month and is urging local riders to sign up and help save lives! Riders itching to get on their bikes after the long winter do not have long to wait! Get revved up and ready on July 1st for the best ride out in the Midlands. Read More...

Fairway fun raises charity cash

13th June 2012 | Fairway fun raises charity cash

GOLFERS teed off at Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices. Sixteen teams from across the country helped to raise almost £9,500 for the charity which runs children’s hospices in Oswestry and in Conwy. Read More...

13th June 2012 | Meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson at Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Detective Weekend

Budding amateur sleuths and private detectives can meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson when they return to Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, following their recent attempts to solve a serious crime in London. Read More...

13th June 2012 | SVR ‘one of England’s top three tourism experiences’

IT’S OFFICIAL - the Severn Valley Railway is one of the top three tourism experiences in England! The 16-mile Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line which attracts up to a quarter of a million visitors each year, has landed the Bronze medal in the ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ category of the English Tourist Board’s 2012 ‘Visit England’ Awards. Read More...

12th June 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host open-air production of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is to host an open-air production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, a comedy by William Shakespeare performed by the Folksy Theatre Company, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012 at 6.30pm. Read More...

12th June 2012 | Bridgnorth goes carnival with railway station gala

BRIDGNORTH STATION, northern terminus of the 16-mile Severn Valley Railway, goes carnival this weekend (June 16th & 17th) with its own special gala as part of this year’s celebrations to mark the line’s 150th anniversary. Read More...

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Opens New Spa at the Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf

11th June 2012 | Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Opens New Spa at the Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf

Wellness is a growing priority for the nation with the UK spa market alone worth over £1billion. As consumers become savvier on ways to look after their health, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts ‘Spa Collection’ continues to add excitement to the industry by investing in its spa properties to keep up with this increasing demand for wellbeing experiences. Located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside in the historic town of Whitchurch, home to the oldest clockmakers in the world, Macdonald Hill Valley Spa, Hotel & Golf has received a £500,000 revamp to its Vital Health & Wellbeing Club which opens on the 1 June 2012. Read More...

8th June 2012 | A Flavour of the Heart of England on the Menu at House of Fraser Restaurants

Food and drink from across the heart of England region is adding an artisan twist to menus at House of Fraser. The ‘Made in Britain, Loved by You’ menu is available in over 40 Café Zest and restaurants within House of Fraser stores across the country until the end of September. Read More...

8th June 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden to Host Craft Fair this Weekend

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a craft fair in partnership with the North Staffordshire Guild of Craftsmen on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2012 from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Admission will be at the special discounted fund raising price of £3.00 per person (children between 0-5 are admitted for free). Read More...

Prestigious Shropshire Art Exhibition Launched

8th June 2012 | Prestigious Shropshire Art Exhibition Launched

Ellesmere College successfully launched its inaugural National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works on Wednesday evening in the presence of over 300 invited guests. Read More...

7th June 2012 | Brass Band Festival gets Inspired!

The popular Ironbridge Gorge Brass Band Festival takes place over the weekend of 14th and 15th July, 11am-6pm. Now in its eighth year, this free family event showcases some of the finest brass bands from Shropshire and the surrounding counties and is the largest, non-competitive brass band festival in the country. Read More...

7th June 2012 | With a Focus on Fabulous Food, Curly Sandwiches are off the Menu at Shropshire Conferencing Venue

A south Shropshire food business is opening its doors to the corporate conferencing market and proving that they are much more than just a farm shop. Read More...

6th June 2012 | Father's Day at Hawkstone Park

A Shropshire tourist attraction is playing host to the daddy of Father's Day celebrations. Hawkstone Park in Weston-Under-Redcastle is offering fathers and their families the chance to enjoy the special day - Sunday, June 17 - by taking part in a range of activities from handling birds of prey to off-road driving.

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31st May 2012 | Jubilee Celebrations at Hawkstone Park

One of Shropshire’s most historic attractions is resurrecting an old tradition to add fresh flavour to its Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Read More...

31st May 2012 | Museum books appeal takes off for success

In February this year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford launched an appeal for members of the public to donate their unwanted military and aviation books and magazines to the Museum’s Shop. Just four short months later, the Museum has already raised over £3,000 from the book scheme thanks to generous donations from the public. Read More...

Olympic Torch carried over Shropshire’s Iconic Iron Bridge by Lyndon Flavell

31st May 2012 | Olympic Torch carried over Shropshire’s Iconic Iron Bridge by Lyndon Flavell

The Olympic Torch Relay was welcomed by thousands of school children and members of the public today (30th May) as it was carried across the iconic, world famous Iron Bridge in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, recognised internationally as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution some 300 years ago. Read More...

31st May 2012 | Shuttle buses running over Jubilee Holiday

The Shropshire Hills Shuttle buses are running for four days over the Jubilee Bank Holiday (Sat 2 – Tues 5). Read More...

Museum to honour all 3 Services

31st May 2012 | Museum to honour all 3 Services

On Saturday 30th June, events across the country will celebrate the contributions made by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The annual Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to our heroes past and present, including current serving personnel, service families, veterans and cadets. Read More...

National BBQ Week

29th May 2012 | National BBQ Week

A Shropshire food producer and retailer is planning to make the most of the upcoming good weather by celebrating National Barbecue Week. Read More...

The Laburnum Arch is now in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

28th May 2012 | The Laburnum Arch is now in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Visitors can now come and see the famous Laburnum Arch which is currently in full bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden on the North Staffordshire/Shropshire/Cheshire border. Read More...

25th May 2012 | Jubilee treat for golfers and spa users

GUESTS enjoying spa and golf facilities at a luxury hotel will be able to raise a free glass - and scone - to the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

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Eaton Manor Scoops Bronze VisitEngland Award for Excellence

24th May 2012 | Eaton Manor Scoops Bronze VisitEngland Award for Excellence

Shropshire family business, Eaton Manor Rural Escapes, is Bronze winner of the prestigious VisitEngland award for best self catering accommodation in the UK. Read More...

24th May 2012 | FRIENDS, ROMANS AND LEGIONNAIRES AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

Wroxeter Roman City returns to its origins on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, as an encampment of Roman legionnaires returns to deepest Shropshire to demonstrate the battle tactics and artillery firepower that created history’s most enduring empire! Read More...

23rd May 2012 | Jubilee fun for your Little Diamonds

This June Half Term the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a Spitfire flypast and a week of royal themed activities to keep the children entertained. The event will start on Saturday 2nd June with a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire at 11.35am (weather permitting). Craft activities will run each day throughout the school holiday until Sunday 10th June. Read More...

23rd May 2012 | A Diamond celebration for a special Shropshire couple

A Diamond Wedding Anniversary is newsworthy at any time. But when it also happens to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which will be sweeping the country next month, it suddenly becomes very special. Read More...

22nd May 2012 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums Celebrate Top Award

Ironbridge Gorge Museums has won one of the biggest awards in Europe for visitor attractions. The museum beat hundreds of applicants to scoop the top international award for their innovative approach to pulling in more business. Read More...

Rhododendrons are now in full Bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

22nd May 2012 | Rhododendrons are now in full Bloom at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Visitors can now enjoy the best floral display of rhododendrons in Staffordshire, which are currently in bloom and located in the quarry garden - formerly a disused gravel quarry – at the Dorothy Clive Garden on the North Staffordshire/Shropshire border. Read More...

21st May 2012 | Oddsocks present Julius Caesar at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Sunday 15th July

Oddsocks theatre company is returning to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge this summer with their own inspired interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Julius Caesar. Suitable for all ages, the outdoor evening performance starts at 7pm on The Green on Sunday, 15th July. Read More...

21st May 2012 | Town Crier Competition at Blists Hill Victorian Town Sunday 12th August

Town Criers from across Britain will be taking part in the fourth annual Town Crier Competition at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge at 11.30am on Sunday, 12th August. Come along to hear if the reigning champion from Banbury, who has won the past two years, can retain his title for a further twelve months. Read More...

21st May 2012 | Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! Dress as a Pirate and join in Blists Hill Victorian Town’s Treasure Island Weekend

Dress as a pirate and take part in Blists Hill Victorian Town’s themed Treasure Island weekend over the summer Bank holiday, Saturday 25th - Monday 27th August. The fun literary event, which is being held at the open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure.

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18th May 2012 | The Severn Valley Railway: stops for elephants!

EVERY morning for the past two weeks, the steam engine which has run from the Severn Valley Railway’s locomotive depot at Bewdley, to Kidderminster, to work the first passenger train of the day from the railway’s southern terminus, has been taking an unusually long time to get there. And the reason is, ‘the elephant stop.’ Read More...

15th May 2012 | Summer Season of Events at the Ludlow Food Centre Attracts Top Foodie Names

A south Shropshire food business is branching out, and bringing some celebrity cheffiness to their customers. Read More...

Shrewsbury Business Scoops Diamond Award

15th May 2012 | Shrewsbury Business Scoops Diamond Award

Coopers Gourmet Sausage Rolls has scooped prestigious business awards at the HEART of ENGLAND fine foods (HEFF) Diamond Awards. Read More...

15th May 2012 | First the Duke - and now ‘Queen Victoria’ makes Royal visit to Severn Valley Railway!

HARD on the heels of yesterday’s Royal Visit by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG KCVO, the Severn Valley Railway moves to its main event in celebration of the line’s 150th anniversary this weekend (May 19th & 20th) – and the visit of HM Queen Victoria! Read More...

Flying display honours National Service Veterans

14th May 2012 | Flying display honours National Service Veterans

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster and Vulcan XH558 will be taking to the skies over Shropshire in honour of the thousands of National Service RAF veterans. These iconic aircraft will perform for visitors and guests at the National Service (RAF) Association parade, taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 20th May 2012. Read More...

10th May 2012 | £3 MILLION TOURING PARK OPENS AND PREPARES FOR BUSY WEEKEND

The new £3 million Ludlow Touring Park officially opened its gates yesterday (Wednesday) as the managers prepared for a bumper weekend. Read More...

<p>NEW CARAVAN PARK MANAGERS ATTRACTED BY 'FANTASTIC' COUNTRYSIDE</p>

10th May 2012 |

NEW CARAVAN PARK MANAGERS ATTRACTED BY 'FANTASTIC' COUNTRYSIDE

The “fantastic” Shropshire countryside helped to attract the managers of the new £3 million Ludlow Touring Park, which opened to caravanners and motorhome owners today (May 9). Read More...

10th May 2012 |

HRH Duke of Gloucester gives royal seal to SVR's 150th anniversary

THE 150th ANNIVERSARY of the Severn Valley Railway is to receive Royal recognition, with the official visit to the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG, DCVO, on a day of special commemoration next Monday, May 14th. Read More...

Healthy eating on the menu for children

9th May 2012 | Healthy eating on the menu for children

CHILDREN were given expert tuition to create healthy dishes from the executive chef of a four star luxury hotel. Key stage 1 pupils from Tilstock Primary School visited Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch for a morning to learn all about being healthy. Read More...

HF Holidays invests in The Longmynd Hotel

8th May 2012 | HF Holidays invests in The Longmynd Hotel

HF Holidays is embarking on a significant building improvement works on The Longmynd Hotel. The walking holidays company, which took over the hotel management in February, has just announced major capital investment in this landmark hotel in Church Stretton. Read More...

8th May 2012 | Hawkstone Park becomes first venue in Shropshire to install electric vehicle charging points

A Shropshire tourist attraction and a local car dealership have connected to celebrate sharing pole position in the county’s electric vehicle race. Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, near Shrewsbury, has become the first location in Shropshire to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points while William A Lewis is the county’s first dealership to have fully electric vehicles on general sale. Read More...

Conservation Centre Celebrates 10 Years with Spitfire flypast

8th May 2012 | Conservation Centre Celebrates 10 Years with Spitfire flypast

On Monday 13th May 2002 the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford was officially opened for business by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham. Built as a centre of excellence for aircraft restoration, a team of skilled Technicians and Apprentices have during the last decade conserved many of the world’s most historic and rarest aircraft. Now about to celebrate its 10th anniversary the Museum is looking back at some of the aircraft to have passed through its doors during this period. Read More...

4th May 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR DONATED ITEMS FOR CHARITY GIFT SHOP'S 'CURIOSITY CORNER'

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for gift items to be donated for ‘Curiosity Corner’ - an area within the gift shop selling pre-loved items donated by the general public and which helps to fund the upkeep of the garden. Read More...

4th May 2012 | Children Dressed as Flower Fairies and Princes to receive a free fairy cake at the Dorothy Clive Garden on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2012

The Dorothy Clive Garden is offering a free fairy cake to all children who turn up dressed as a Fairy or Prince on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2012. This promotion will also entitle free admission to all children on this special fund raising weekend. Read More...

4th May 2012 | SHREWSBURY CARAVAN PARKS ON OLYMPIC TORCH ROUTE

Caravanners and motorhome owners staying at five star touring and holiday home parks in Shrewsbury on May 30 are in for an extra treat as the Olympic torch will be passing the entrance on its route through Shropshire. Read More...

<p>FURNITURE BRINGS HOMELY TOUCHES TO WROXETER'S ROMAN HOUSE</p>

2nd May 2012 |

FURNITURE BRINGS HOMELY TOUCHES TO WROXETER'S ROMAN HOUSE

The Roman Town House at Wroxeter Roman City, built by Channel 4 for their series “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” has an altogether more homely feel now, thanks to the installation of some replica furniture in three of its rooms. Read More...

Roman Family Fun Trail at Wroxeter Roman City: Sat 5 - Mon 7 May 11am - 5pm

2nd May 2012 | Roman Family Fun Trail at Wroxeter Roman City: Sat 5 - Mon 7 May 11am - 5pm

Join us this bank holiday weekend and help search for our Roman soldiers who have taken leave of their post and gone missing! Read More...

2nd May 2012 | Young Curators design WW2 exhibition to be unveiled on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 3.30pm

Youngsters from Albrighton Primary School will be unveiling a WW2 exhibition next week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in front of friends and family. Pupils have worked alongside staff at the Museum as part of the ‘Young Curators Project’ learning how to handle and display artefacts, write labels and produce display boards for their exhibition. Read More...

Comet pilot unveils anniversary exhibition

30th April 2012 | Comet pilot unveils anniversary exhibition

On the 2nd May 1952 a BOAC de Havilland Comet 1 carried 36 passengers on the first leg of a journey from London to Johannesburg on what was the first fare paying passenger flight in a Jet Airliner. To mark the 60th anniversary of this historic flight, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be unveiling a specially commissioned temporary exhibition which charts the Comets story and includes previously unseen archive film footage. The exhibition will be displayed alongside the Museum’s Comet, the only complete Comet 1 remaining anywhere in the world. Read More...

25th April 2012 | HM THE QUEEN TO VISIT SHROPSHIRE FOR HUGE DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION

HM The Queen is coming to Shropshire in July as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour – and everyone in the county is invited. Along with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen is due to attend the spectacular Diamond Jubilee event at RAF Cosford and The Royal Air Force Museum on 12th July, when the county stages its celebration of “60 Glorious Years”. Read More...

25th April 2012 | Businesses invited to tee off with each other

BUSINESSMEN and women are being offered the chance to build new contacts or perhaps strike a new deal while enjoying one of the UK’s best golfing venues. Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf will provide the perfect setting for business associates when it hosts a Shropshire Chamber of Commerce Corporate Golf Day at its Emerald Course on Friday, May 18. Read More...

25th April 2012 | Make Space Racers at Enginuity Summer Holidays

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own Space Racers using simple craft materials at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the summer school holidays between Saturday, 21st July and Sunday, 2nd September. Afterwards test your Space Racer over Enginuity’s ‘Martian terrain’ and see how it competes against other models. The daily sessions will run from 10.30am until 3.45pm and cost £2.50 per Space Racer for materials plus admission. Read More...

25th April 2012 | Dress Up and Join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Dress up as Alice in Wonderland or another character from the famous book and go along to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, which will be hosting a themed event over the weekend of 21st – 22nd July based on the Victorian novel by Lewis Carroll. The book tells the story of seven-and-half-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Read More...

24th April 2012 | Fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition to be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are hosting the fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition at the Footprint Gallery, Fusion, adjacent to the Jackfield Tile Museum from 18 July - 1st September 2012. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the fantastic skill of the winning and finalist photographers from the fourth IGPOTY competition in this fascinating exhibition of photographs of gardens, plants, flowers and botany. Read More...

23rd April 2012 | Ha-Ha-Ha-Hadley Park House Hotel

Hadley Park House Hotel, Shropshire, will be where Basil Fawlty meets Father Ted in 2012. It’s all part of the hotel’s Best of British season, and a further step towards Hadley Park becoming known as one of the very best venues in Britain to see live re-enactments of some classic TV comedy. Read More...

19th April 2012 | LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS MALCOLM AND BARBARA LANDER,TO EXHIBIT PHOTOGRAPHIC ART AT DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN THIS WEEKEND

Local amateur photographers, and members of the Whitchurch Photographic Society and Smethwick Photographic Society, Malcolm and Barbara Lander, will be exhibiting a collection of their images from the Dorothy Clive garden and other work on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2012 from 10am to 4.00pm in the garden Pavilion. Read More...

Seventy years of keeping the greens

18th April 2012 | Seventy years of keeping the greens

FOR many gardening is an enjoyable hobby, but for two greenkeepers with more than 300 acres to look after it is a way of life. Mike Evans and Roger Millington have been looking after the extensive grounds of Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, including two 18 hole golf courses, since they were teenagers. Read More...

17th April 2012 | Make your own Medals to Celebrate the London 2012 Games at Enginuity

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own pewter cast medals to celebrate the London 2012 Games at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the half-term holiday between Saturday 2nd and Sunday 10th June. The daily Marvellous Metals sessions will run from 10.30am until 3.45pm and cost £2 per medal for materials plus admission. Read More...

12th April 2012 | Children can 'Pot and Go' at the Dorothy Clive Garden this weekend

Children are admitted to the Dorothy Clive Garden for free this weekend - Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2012 - for a chance to plant their own sun-flower seed and take it home as part of the garden’s ‘Pot and Go’ holiday event. Read More...

TOURISM MINISTER PRAISES £3 MILLION INVESTMENT IN TOURING PARK

12th April 2012 | TOURISM MINISTER PRAISES £3 MILLION INVESTMENT IN TOURING PARK

Tourism and Heritage Minister, John Penrose, has praised the owners of the new Ludlow Touring Park for their £3 million investment. Making a flying visit to Shropshire today (Thursday) Mr Penrose paid an early morning call with local MP Philip Dunne to the luxury touring caravan and motorhome park, where he unveiled a plaque. Read More...

11th April 2012 | Cockpits open for Museums at Night

Tickets are now on sale for the ever popular ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The evening will commence at 6pm on Saturday 19th May. A total of 16 aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters plus unique research airframes. Exclusively for this evening the Museum will be opening up one of its latest arrivals, weather permitting, the Hercules - a military transport aircraft. Read More...

10th April 2012 | MECCANO MANIA COMES TO IRONBRIDGE

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society, Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting the Enginuity design and technology centre over the spring Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May. Large quantities of Meccano parts will also be available for youngsters to create their own Meccano wonders. Read More...

10th April 2012 | Romantic relationship could win a wedding

THE search is on to find Shropshire’s most romantic couple who could win a dream wedding at a luxury hotel. The four star Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf in Whitchurch is giving away a wedding package, all you have to do is explain why you are the most loved up couple in the region. Read More...

10th April 2012 | TOURISM MINISTER TO UNVEIL NEW £3 MILLION LUDLOW TOURING PARK

Tourism and Heritage Minister, John Penrose, has agreed to unveil the new Ludlow Touring Park during his flying visit to Shropshire on Thursday, April 12. The Minister will be accompanied by local MP Philip Dunne during his morning visit to the luxury touring caravan and motorhome park, which has been developed to five star standards by Morris Leisure. Read More...

10th April 2012 | National beanpole celebration

The Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale will be celebrating the final day of National Beanpole Week on Sunday 29 April with activities, craft demonstrations, gardening and craft stalls, a barbecue and competitions. Read More...

Eaton Manor Rural Escapes is a finalist in the 2012 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

5th April 2012 | Eaton Manor Rural Escapes is a finalist in the 2012 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Eaton Manor Rural Escapes has been named as a finalist in the Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012. Read More...

New falconry attraction at Hawkstone Park

4th April 2012 | New falconry attraction at Hawkstone Park

Visitors could be winging their way to a new attraction as Hawkstone Park lives up to its name. The leading Shrewsbury tourist attraction has joined forces with Shropshire-based Feather Perfect Falconry to offer educational packages for guests to find out more about hawks, falcons and owls. Read More...

Bikers raise thousands of pounds for local charity

4th April 2012 | Bikers raise thousands of pounds for local charity

Almost 1,000 bikers from across the Midlands took part in the Bike 4 Life Easter Run last weekend in aid of two local charities. Raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum, bikers travelled on mass from Shrewsbury Meole Brace park and ride along the M54 to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Read More...

2nd April 2012 | EASTER PLANS FOR APLEY FARM SHOP

Apley Farm Shop is planning a busy weekend for Easter, incorporating both fun events for children and food tasters for the adults. Read More...

2nd April 2012 | Severn Valley Railway looks to carry ‘buoyant’ start into Easter

AFTER the best start to a new season since 2008, the Severn Valley Railway rolls out its busiest steam train timetables for the forthcoming Easter bank holiday weekend, optimistic that the buoyant passenger figures it has seen so far can be maintained. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Gardens open for the new 2012 season

2nd April 2012 | Dorothy Clive Gardens open for the new 2012 season

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening for the 2012 season from Saturday 31st March 2012 at 10.00am. The garden will be open, seven days a week from 10.00am to 5.30pm daily until Sunday 30th September 2012. Read More...

30th March 2012 | ECCE OVUM! EASTER TRAIL AT WROXETER ROMAN SITE

Children will be invited to look out for eggs amongst the remaining ruins at Wroxeter Roman City this Easter, as the site hosts a family fun trail for the Easter weekend (6-9 April 2012). Read More...

30th March 2012 | DAILY OPENING RESUMES FOR STOKESAY CASTLE’S EASTER FUN

Chocolate bunnies will take centre stage at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, over the Easter weekend, when the English Heritage site celebrates a return to its summer daily opening with a family fun trail, running from Good Friday to Easter Monday (6-9 April 2012). Read More...

29th March 2012 | Four-star hotel invests to double spa capacity

THE Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf is undergoing a £400,000 renovation which will double the capacity of its spa and introduce a new treatment. Read More...

29th March 2012 | Exhibition of Unique industrial artwork by Welsh Artist Falcon Hildred coming to Coalbrookdale Gallery

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) is working with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales to save a unique collection of over 600 original drawings and watercolours by the Wales-based artist, Falcon Hildred, for future generations. Based in Aberystwyth, the Royal Commission has been awarded £46,700 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to acquire this outstanding visual record of industrial buildings and townscapes; a selection of original artwork will be on display at the Coalbrookdale Gallery from the autumn. Read More...

<p>Calling all young detectives - we need your help!</p>

28th March 2012 |

Calling all young detectives - we need your help!

If you’re currently searching for something to keep the younger members of the family entertained this Easter, why not give them a day out at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford? This Easter holiday, children can play detective as they take part in the ‘Cold War Investigation’ trail, which includes a prize for every successful participant. Read More...

27th March 2012 | Magical music from male voice choir

A MALE voice choir that has performed all over the world came to Whitchurch Civic Centre last weekend. The performance on March 24 by the Cantorion Colin Jones Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soprano singer Gayathrie Patrick was sponsored by the Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf. Read More...

Bikers ride out for local charities

27th March 2012 | Bikers ride out for local charities

With the warm sunny weather look set to continue into the weekend, bikers from across the West Midlands are invited to join in a mass motorcycle ride in support for two local charities - the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum. With hundreds of bikers already registered, organisers are expecting thousands will show their support on the day and join in the fun. Read More...

27th March 2012 |

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR ENGLAND'S BIGGEST FAN!

VisitEngland, the country's national tourist board has launched a nationwide campaign to find England’s biggest fan for an all-expenses paid 70-day trip around the country. The organisation is looking for a budding travel writer / broadcaster / social networker who is passionate about England, and likes nothing more than exploring the country and passing on their experiences.

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Lifelong foodie Paul becomes four-star hotel head chef

26th March 2012 | Lifelong foodie Paul becomes four-star hotel head chef

A CHEF who has counted Michel Roux Snr as among his regular customers has taken charge of the kitchen at a four-star hotel in Shropshire. Read More...

Apley Farm Shop Project on Top Award List

26th March 2012 | Apley Farm Shop Project on Top Award List

The Apley Farm Shop project just outside Bridgnorth has been shortlisted for the 2012 West Midlands Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Awards. Read More...

Bacon Connoisseurs Week 2012

21st March 2012 | Bacon Connoisseurs Week 2012

A Shropshire food producer and retailer has won a prestigious national award for curing and smoking their bacon. The Ludlow Food Centre in Bromfield, just outside the town, have one the largest and most successful butchers in the region. Read More...

20th March 2012 | SVR gala ‘time warps’ back to the 1930s ‘art deco’ era

A CLASSIC streamlined train of the 1930s ‘art deco’ era jumps straight from the pages of the history books and into the 2012 reality of the Severn Valley Railway, when the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line’s three-day ‘Spring Steam Gala’ gets under way this Friday, March 23rd. Read More...

19th March 2012 | Congratulations on your 60th, Elizabeth

Elizabeth has been invited to Hadley Park House Hotel, in Shropshire, this June – where she will be treated like a queen…for free. Read More...

New Wenlock Olympians Games Book Published

19th March 2012 | New Wenlock Olympians Games Book Published

A new pictorial history of the Wenlock Olympian Games - the inspiration behind the modern Olympic movement - is about to be published. Read More...

14th March 2012 | ‘Lady A’ waves the Severn Valley Railway flag at NEC

A 112-year-old steam locomotive which has travelled the country acting the role of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, makes its debut appearance at the NEC, Birmingham, today, in a flag-waving exercise by the engine’s custodians, the Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

14th March 2012 | Queen Victoria’s Royal Jubilee Weekend Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Townsfolk at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of their much-loved Queen Victoria with great style, pomp and pageantry over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June. Each day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady’s long reign with an extravaganza of colour, music and entertainment, while the town will be decorated in patriotic fashion. Read More...

Easter Creative Ceramic Workshops in the Ironbridge Gorge

14th March 2012 | Easter Creative Ceramic Workshops in the Ironbridge Gorge

Take part in a creative ceramic workshop during the Easter school holidays to decorate your own tiles and mugs or make a clay pot for your garden at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire. Read More...

12th March 2012 | Bridgnorth station goes back to drawing board for £2m revamp

THE SEVERN Valley Railway’s Bridgnorth station, built exactly 150 years ago, has gone back onto the drawing board for a major remodelling and expansion expected to cost in the region of £2 million. Read More...

Jubilee Wood to be planted on Ludlow Touring Park

7th March 2012 | Jubilee Wood to be planted on Ludlow Touring Park

A new wood is going to be created at Ludlow’s exciting new £3 million luxury touring caravan and motorhome park to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year. Read More...

1st March 2012 | Poets give UK Poetry Festival an Olympic Theme

Dozens of poets will be reciting, cart-wheeling, drinking tea and busking in the streets as a UK town celebrates the country’s creativity and variety with the Wenlock Poetry Festival 2012. Read More...

29th February 2012 |

Poetry for Youngsters at Shropshire Festival

Youngsters across the county will be the focus of poetry and workshops at this year’s Wenlock Poetry Festival. The event, which will take place in Much Wenlock from April 13 to 15, features some of the best poets writing today with a line-up including Carol Ann Duffy, Liz Lockhead, Fiona Sampson and Nick Drake. Read More...

<p>The Wenlock Olympian Games Gliding Event - 14th - 21st July 2012</p>

29th February 2012 |

The Wenlock Olympian Games Gliding Event - 14th - 21st July 2012

In July 2011 the Wenlock Olympian Society and the Vintage Glider Club announced that the 2012 Wenlock Games would include Gliding as a demonstration sport. Read More...

28th February 2012 | Introducing: The Best of British

Hadley Park House Hotel, in Shropshire, will continue to celebrate a memorable year for Britain, with the first of its “Best of British” special events, in April. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre win BPEX Butchery Awards 2012

28th February 2012 | Ludlow Food Centre win BPEX Butchery Awards 2012

Shropshire Food producer and retailer Ludlow Food Centre have received a number of butchery awards at a recent industry ‘Road Show’ competition. Read More...

Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

27th February 2012 | Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 6th to Monday 9th April. Read More...

Royal Jubilee Celebration at Blists Hill Victorian Town

27th February 2012 | Royal Jubilee Celebration at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Townsfolk at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of their much-loved Queen Victoria with great style, pomp and pageantry over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th June. Read More...

Design and Race a Boat at Enginuity

27th February 2012 | Design and Race a Boat at Enginuity

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own model sailing boat using simple craft materials at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the Easter holidays between Saturday, 31st March and Sunday, 15th April. Read More...

Shropshire Model Show Set To Attract Thousands

23rd February 2012 | Shropshire Model Show Set To Attract Thousands

The popular Shropshire Model Show is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Sunday 1st April 2012. Open to the public from 10am, the show is expected to attract thousands of visitors from across the country. Read More...

21st February 2012 | Birch Hill Touring Caravan Site Wins Top Caravan Award

Birch Hill Touring Caravan Site, near Ellesmere, has won the 2012 'Best Small Site in the UK' from Practical Caravan magazine. Read More...

Explore the World of Colour at Jackfield Tile Museum

21st February 2012 | Explore the World of Colour at Jackfield Tile Museum

Explore and discover the fascinating world of colour through science, art and design at the Jackfield Tile Museum, near Ironbridge on Saturday, 3rd March. Taking inspiration from the artists’ studios nearby, the Museum’s second Colour Festival will also give you a chance to experiment with colour through a variety of hands-on activities. Read More...

Kawasaki Ki-100-1b returns to Cosford

21st February 2012 | Kawasaki Ki-100-1b returns to Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is delighted to see the return of the Kawasaki Ki-100-1b World War Two aircraft. After almost eight years on display at the RAF Museum in London the Japanese fighter aircraft has now returned to Cosford and is on display to visitors. The aircraft is displayed alongside the Mitsubishi Dinah with the Museum’s collection of Second World War aircraft. Read More...

20th February 2012 | Gloomy outlook? You’re having a laugh!

Hadley Park Hotel in Shropshire is hoping to brighten the current economic gloom by giving its guests the chance to enjoy some of the Best of British & Irish Comedy in 2012. The Fawlty Towers experience has become an established part Hadley Park House Hotel’s events calendar in the last couple of years, and is once again expected to be a sell-out occasion when it returns “by popular demand” on the evening of Friday, March 16th. Read More...

Watch and join-in Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town

16th February 2012 | Watch and join-in Pancake Flipping at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Watch the ladies of Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge as they take part in the annual pancake flipping contest held outside the Print Shop daily at 12 noon from Saturday, 18th February until Shrove Tuesday on the 21st. Read More...

Harrier GR.9A now on display at Cosford

10th February 2012 | Harrier GR.9A now on display at Cosford

The New Year has got off to a flying start at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford with the arrival of a Harrier GR.9A serial number ZG477. This revolutionary vertical take-off, multi-role combat aircraft is now on display to visitors within the Museum’s Warplanes collection. Read More...

10th February 2012 | It’s all going to be 20.12, in 2012

Hadley Park Hotel in Shropshire has decided to mark what promises to be a memorable year in Britain with a series of special offers. Read More...

8th February 2012 | Bring out your romantic side this February half-term at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Uncover your romantic side this February half-term and have a go at printing your very own traditional Valentine’s card for a loved one at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Between Saturday 11th and Sunday 19th February visitors to the museum will be able take part in these hands-on family workshops and view a fascinating display of original Victorian Valentine’s cards. Read More...

Piglet’s Olympian story told in new book

8th February 2012 | Piglet’s Olympian story told in new book

A new book which tells the tale of the Wenlock Olympian Games through the eyes of a piglet has been launched. This beautifully-illustrated children’s book follows Peggy the Much Wenlock Piglet as she takes part in the town’s games organised by Dr William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic movement. Read More...

8th February 2012 | Charles Darwin's Childhood Garden Open to the Public for Anniversary

On Sunday 12th February the owners of The Mount, Shrewsbury, Charles Darwin's childhood home, will be opening the garden to the public; the place where he first forged his interest in the natural world. Read More...

7th February 2012 | Severn Valley Railway reopens to signify that ‘Spring is on its way’

IT’S the surest sign that Spring is on its way - the Severn Valley Railway is reopening for the new season this coming Saturday, February 11th, after a winter shutdown that has seen the Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line invest more than a quarter of a million pounds on track renewals. Read More...

Shropshire medals included in prestigious display

7th February 2012 | Shropshire medals included in prestigious display

A display at The British Museum in London, running until 9th September 2012, is to include a range of objects from the 19th-century Wenlock Olympian games. Read More...

Guardian Competition winner praises Shrewsbury

6th February 2012 | Guardian Competition winner praises Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has received a glowing comment from a competition winner who won a complimentary stay at The Lion Hotel in Shrewsbury, resulting from of a partnership between Shropshire Tourism, The Guardian newspaper and VisitEngland (the national tourist agency). Read More...

THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN  MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEW GIFT SHOP

6th February 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN MAKES AN APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEW GIFT SHOP

The Dorothy Clive Garden - a charitable garden trust - is making an urgent appeal for volunteers to help in the new gift shop. Read More...

3rd February 2012 | GIANT LEGEND INSPIRES STOKESAY CASTLE HALF TERM FUN

Two brothers, a lost key and buried gold are providing the inspiration for half term fun at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, where English Heritage will be appealing for help from young treasure hunters with their special family trail! Read More...

Motorcycle Eggstravaganza to support Midlands Air Ambulance

1st February 2012 | Motorcycle Eggstravaganza to support Midlands Air Ambulance

This Spring, thousands of bikers from across the country are expected to join together for a massive ride out when they take part in the ‘Bike 4 Life Easter Run’. The motorcycle run will take place on Sunday 1st April 2012 in aid of two local charities, the Midlands Air Ambulance and Royal Air Force Museum. Read More...

Severn Valley Railway remembers its 150th anniversary - by laying new track!

31st January 2012 | Severn Valley Railway remembers its 150th anniversary - by laying new track!

WHETHER running Royal Trains, re-enacting ‘how it was’ in the 1940s or staging spectacular steam galas for thousands of visitors, the Severn Valley Railway has always been ‘up’ for the big occasion. Read More...

31st January 2012 | Severn Valley basks in the glow of new ‘Sherlock Holmes’ film hit

THE SEVERN VALLEY Railway is basking in the afterglow of the Christmas cinema box-office hit ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, part of which was filmed on the popular Kidderminster-to-Bridgnorth steam heritage line. Read More...

Special Valentine's treat at Hadley Park House Hotel

31st January 2012 | Special Valentine's treat at Hadley Park House Hotel

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. It’s Leap Year. And Hadley Park House Hotel in Telford is also staging a romantic Wedding Fayre on Sunday, February 12th. Read More...

30th January 2012 | THE DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN IS ONE OF THE FIRST CHARITIES TO USE A NEW, FREE TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE TO RAISE FUNDS

The Willoughbridge Garden Trust, which runs the Dorothy Clive Garden, will be amongst the first charities in the country to use its own, unique personalised text code, DORC11, to raise funds using JustTextGiving by Vodafone. Read More...

27th January 2012 | Museum Apprentices train local engineering students

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be hosting a group of students from North East Wolverhampton Academy on Monday 6th February 2012 for a day of aircraft engineering training. The training day is part of the National Apprenticeship Week which runs from the 6th to 10th February 2012. Read More...

27th January 2012 | Discover your creative side this February half-term with fun hands-on activities at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town during February half-term week and take part in two fantastic hands-on workshops. Discover the art of candle dipping or create your own Valentine’s card in these great family-friendly activities which run from Saturday 11th until Sunday 19th February 2012. Read More...

26th January 2012 | MAY 9 OPENING DATE FOR NEW £3 MILLION LUDLOW TOURING PARK

Bookings are now being accepted for Ludlow’s exciting new £3 million luxury touring caravan and motorhome park, which will open its gates to customers on Wednesday, May 9. Read More...

26th January 2012 | VICTORIAN REMEDY TO RESCUE SWOONING DICKENS FANS

A bottle of traditional Victorian herbal remedy will be on emergency standby to help swooning Salopians at the Dickens Weekend in Shrewsbury next month, thanks to expert advice from a town herbarium. Read More...

26th January 2012 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum wins share of £20m Arts Council England Major Grants funding

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is celebrating the news that it has secured a share of a £20 million per annum Major Grants funding stream from Arts Council England, to cover the period 2012-15. Read More...

Museum launches book recycling scheme

26th January 2012 | Museum launches book recycling scheme

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is launching an appeal for members of the public to donate their unwanted military and aviation books and magazines to the Museum’s Shop. These items will then be sold by the shop with the money raised going to the continued and ongoing maintenance of the Museum’s collections. Read More...

25th January 2012 | Coalbrookdale 300 Project Receives Funding Boost

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has received a £150,000 funding boost from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Fund towards the second phase of its exciting Coalbrookdale 300 Project. This will include the redevelopment of the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron with new gallery and education spaces and help provide improved access to its nationally designated collections. Read More...

Have your London 2012 Moment at the Ironbridge Gorge

24th January 2012 | Have your London 2012 Moment at the Ironbridge Gorge

While best known as the Birthplace of Industry and home to ten award winning museums, the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire has already played a large part in the preparations for London 2012 since it hosted the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in the West Midlands in 2008. This year the Ironbridge Gorge Museum will be hosting a magnificent digital art exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival, and the World Heritage Site will be welcoming the Olympic Flame when the Torch Relay passes over the Iron Bridge in May. Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers around 30 free outings

24th January 2012 | Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers around 30 free outings

Larger than ever before, the 2012 Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, which runs from Saturday 5th to Sunday 13th May, features around 30 free guided walks covering a range of interests and abilities. These include some challenging full day outings in and around the glorious Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site as well as family adventures, historic trails and wildlife walks. Read More...

23rd January 2012 | Zdeněk Valkoun presents ‘orchids for beginners’ and ‘orchids for intermediates’ at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Orchid aficionado and expert gardener, Zdeněk Valkoun, will be leading two illustrated talks - ‘Orchids for Beginners’ from 14.00-16.00 on Saturday 25th February 2012, and ‘Orchids for Intermediates’, on Sunday 26th February 2012 between 14.00-16.00 at The Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dragon at Coalport China Museum

23rd January 2012 | Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dragon at Coalport China Museum

Go along to the Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during half-term between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which began on 23rd January. The museum will be taking on an oriental flavour with a series of hands-on family activities. Read More...

Shropshire Author hailed as next J. K. Rowling

20th January 2012 | Shropshire Author hailed as next J. K. Rowling

Catherine Cooper, a children’s author from Wellington in Shropshire has been hailed as the next J.K. Rowling after the huge international success of the Jack Brenin fantasy adventure series, after 100,000 downloads on Amazon’s Kindle last year.

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20th January 2012 | Shropshire Chimney Sweep Reviving Ancient Wedding Tradition

Shropshire chimney sweep Stephen Grogan (from Whixall near Whitchurch) is reviving an ancient wedding tradition which says that a shake of the hand by a sweep on your special day brings good luck!

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20th January 2012 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum Applies for Family Friendly Museum Award 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum in Shropshire has put itself forward for the prestigious Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award 2012. The Museum is joined by more than a hundred other family friendly attractions from across the country in one of the biggest museum awards in Britain and the only one judged by families. Read More...

19th January 2012 | Shropshire’s fidget pie takes on regional taste test

A campaign has been launched to pit Shropshire’s famous fidget pie against other regional delicacies across Britain in a new national competition. Ludlow Food Centre makes the pie, which includes gammon, onions, apples and cider. Bosses say it should go head-to-head with other foods which are tied to a particular region or area, such as the Cornish pasty. Read More...

19th January 2012 | Music Stars 'The Drifters' Stay at Market Drayton Holiday Home

Bosses at holiday cottages near Market Drayton came to the rescue of soul legends The Drifters by putting them up after their original accommodation fell through at the last minute. The Under The Boardwalk stars have been staying at the Old Smithy Holiday Cottages, near Goldstone, while recording new material. Read More...

17th January 2012 | 5 Star Eaton Cottage: Private Swimming Pool Opening in April

April will see the opening of Eaton Cottage's private swimming pool. Situated in the grounds, it is a covered, heated 7m x 4m pool and is exclusively for use by guests staying at Eaton Cottage. The pool will be open April to October Read More...

Model Making Half Term at RAF Museum

17th January 2012 | Model Making Half Term at RAF Museum

If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 13th to Friday 17th February, visitors will have the opportunity to build an Airfix 1:72 Spitfire. Read More...

Gardener, Paul Watkins, delights in early snowdrop find at the Dorothy Clive Garden

13th January 2012 | Gardener, Paul Watkins, delights in early snowdrop find at the Dorothy Clive Garden

Gardener, Paul Watkins, has spotted the first, and very early, carpet of snowdrops in the woodland quarry at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

Romance is in the air at Hadley Park House Hotel

12th January 2012 | Romance is in the air at Hadley Park House Hotel

Featured live on BBC TV on the day of Will and Kate’s Royal Wedding, Hadley Park House, in Telford, is now looking to prove itself as one of the romantic settings in Shropshire for this year’s Valentine’s Weekend. Read More...

11th January 2012 | Course Fishing Added to Caravan Park's Atrractions

Visitors to a five star caravan holiday home and touring park in glorious parkland on the fringe of Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury can now do a spot of fishing during their stay. Read More...

11th January 2012 | Have your own London 2012 experience through ‘The Games and Me’ at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games this February half-term at Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and challenge yourself at the exciting Games and Me event. Between Saturday 11th and Sunday 19th February, you will be able to have your own Olympic experience by testing your speed and reaction times using state-of-the-art equipment as used by professional sports stars and see amazing shows looking at the science behind sport. Read More...

6th January 2012 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host Bee Keeping Lecture

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting a Bee Keeping Lecture on Saturday 4th February 2012 at 11.00am to 12.30pm. The lecture will be led by Chas Burgin, a member of the North Staffordshire Bee Keeping Association, and all attendees will be charged £7.50 (or £6.50 for Dorothy Clive Garden Members). Read More...

National recognition for The Old Rectory

3rd January 2012 | National recognition for The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory Hotel in Wem, North Shropshire has increased its percentage rating in two awards from Visit Britain, the national tourism agency.

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3rd January 2012 | Severn Valley Railway spends £250k on winter track renewals

THE SEVERN Valley Railway is to spend a quarter of a million pounds on track and drainage renewal and maintenance, in a major ‘winter works’ programme which gets under way on Tuesday (January 3rd). Read More...

22nd December 2011 | Celebrate Chinese Year of the Dragon at Coalport China Museum

Go along to the Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during half-term between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon, which began on 23rd January. The museum will be taking on an oriental flavour with a series of hands-on family activities. Read More...

22nd December 2011 | Fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition to be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are hosting the fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) exhibition at the Footprint Gallery, Fusion, adjacent to the Jackfield Tile Museum from 18 July - 1st September 2012. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the fantastic skill of the winning and finalist photographers from the fourth IGPOTY competition in this fascinating exhibition of photographs of gardens, plants, flowers and botany. Read More...

Severn Valley Railway goes festive, after Santa trains break records

19th December 2011 | Severn Valley Railway goes festive, after Santa trains break records

THE SEVERN Valley Railway begins its after-Christmas ‘Festive Season’ steam trains on Boxing Day on the back of one of the most amazing ‘Santa’ seasons it has experienced in 40 years. Read More...

A Herculean Christmas Gift Arrives at Cosford!

14th December 2011 | A Herculean Christmas Gift Arrives at Cosford!

A Hercules C130K Mk.3 has just become the latest aircraft to go on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, arriving just in time for Christmas. The aircraft was moved from the airfield to the Museum’s site yesterday and placed in its new permanent display space, outside overlooking the Museum site. This supersized Christmas present took a team of fifteen Museum Technicians and RAF Personnel three hours to safely move the aircraft into position, once the aircraft had been defueled. Read More...

12th December 2011 |

Need a New Year Resolution?! Take the Towering Challenge to help support St Leonard’s Church Bridgnorth.

If you have ever wanted to see Bridgnorth through the eyes of a bird why not take part in the CCT’s Towering Challenge abseil on Saturday 24th March 2012? Read More...

8th December 2011 | Restored Upton Cressett Hall wins hidden gem award

One of the finest Tudor manor houses in Shropshire has been voted as the UK’s top hidden gem at an award ceremony. Upton Cressett Hall, near Bridgnorth, beat off competition from some of the country’s top attractions to land the prestigious Hudson’s Heritage Industry Award. Read More...

7th December 2011 | The World’s First Christmas Card is Delivered to Ironbridge

Today greetings cards are an essential part of our Christmas celebrations but the custom of exchanging cards did not start until 1843, another wonderful Christmas tradition we have to thank the Victorians for. Read More...

5th December 2011 | The Florin Street Band to support ITV’s Text Santa appeal Music Video Filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town

The spectacular Victorian-themed Christmas song; My Favourite Time of Year by The Florin Street Band, whose music video was filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, is set to benefit numerous charities this Christmas as it becomes the theme to ITV’s Text Santa appeal.The YouTube hit recently caused a stir across the pond when the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” requested permission to perform it at their high profile concerts in Washington D.C. – an honour rarely bestowed upon modern-day Christmas songs. Read More...

5th December 2011 | Culinary expert welcomed to Blists Hill Victorian Town for Christmas cooking demonstrations

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are set to welcome culinary expert Simon Smith to Blists Hill Victorian Town for a series of live cooking demonstrations this Christmas. These special cooking demonstrations will take place during the weekends of 10 – 11 and 17 – 18 December as part of the Museums’ Victorian Christmas events which will also feature Father Christmas and his reindeer, brass bands and a Punch and Judy show. Read More...

2nd December 2011 | Free Cycle Parking Stands for your premises

Shropshire Council currently operates a scheme where they can provide cycle stands for private landowners to collect and install, if they operate buildings open to members of the public. Read More...

2nd December 2011 | Festive weekend at Green Wood Centre

The Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, will be hosting two festive events next Sunday (11 December 2011). In the Woodland Hall there will be a craft and gift fair all day, and the Small Woods Association will be holding a Festive Woodlands session for families too. Read More...

Shropshire Hotel wins Gold in National Green Tourism Scheme

30th November 2011 | Shropshire Hotel wins Gold in National Green Tourism Scheme

Supporting and promoting the best of local produce has helped the Longmynd Hotel of Church Stretton achieve the top standard in a prestigious national sustainable tourism scheme. Read More...

30th November 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums extend ‘Our Sporting Life: Sporting Heroes’ exhibition until 9th September 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are extending the ‘Our Sporting Life: Sporting Heroes’ exhibition for a further seven months until 9th September 2012 due to popular demand (it was planned to close on 29th February 2012). The temporary display, which celebrates Shropshire’s rich, sporting heritage, forms part of the Science Sport Life programme of events, part of the national ‘Stories of the World’ project, which is at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Read More...

29th November 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire - Open during festive break for a great family day out

For a fun day out during the festive period (26 December – 3 January) go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley where six of the ten museums will be open daily from 10am until 4pm. They will only be closing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Whether you are interested in a recreated Victorian town, hands-on interactives, fine china, decorative tiles or the history of iron making, it’s all to be found in this fascinating World Heritage Site. Read More...

29th November 2011 | Severn Valley’s ‘Santa’ trains hit a new high in popularity

Times may be hard, and families everywhere are being forced to make cuts and compromises in their spending. But in the Midlands, it seems there’s one seasonal tradition that families are absolutely NOT prepared to compromise upon – and that’s their annual visit to see Santa at the Severn Valley Railway. Read More...

<p>Ludlow's New Chocolatier</p>

24th November 2011 |

Ludlow's New Chocolatier

Daniel Jones, 24 from Bucknell, is Ludlow’s newest and only Master Chocolatier. Following the recent closure of Swan Chocolates, Daniel saw a niche in the local market and an opportunity to finally start his own chocolate business, and has chosen to base himself at Ludlow Food Centre just outside the town. Read More...

23rd November 2011 | Christmas Lunches at Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden is currently taking bookings for an exclusive, out of season traditional Christmas lunches on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Monday 19th December 2011. Read More...

A Christmas Carol guided walk

21st November 2011 | A Christmas Carol guided walk

Festive fans of the silver screen have the chance to take part in a guided walk through Shrewsbury demonstrating the town’s links to classic film A Christmas Carol. Read More...

<p>Ludlow Food Centre Butcher wins Top Award</p>

18th November 2011 |

Ludlow Food Centre Butcher wins Top Award

A Shropshire butcher has won ‘Young Butcher of the Year’. Read More...

18th November 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums to host the Ironbridge Lecture

The prestigious Ironbridge Lecture will once again be hosted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust on Tuesday, 6th December in the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale. The annual lecture, held in partnership with the University of Birmingham, will be delivered by the University’s Professor of Community History and Director of the BirminghamLives project, Professor Carl Chinn MBE. Read More...

14th November 2011 | CHRISTMAS EVENT SET TO BE A REAL CRACKER

Shrewsbury’s festive season is set to start with a bang later this month as organisers plan a cracker of an event. Read More...

10th November 2011 | Christmas Shopping at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

With shops packed with unusual gift ideas the Ironbridge Gorge Museums are the place to head in the run up to Christmas. To help you make a dent in your Christmas shopping list they are holding a series of free special shopping events. Read More...

10th November 2011 | AGA Christmas Cooking Demonstration Evening at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Wednesday 23rd November

Join the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a fantastic evening where a feast of Christmas party food and other treats will be created before your very eyes in an iconic AGA range. Read More...

<p>VIP Guests To View Wellingtons Progress</p>

9th November 2011 |

VIP Guests To View Wellingtons Progress

Cosford’s award winning conservation centre will be opening its doors to visitors for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to aircraft conservation work from Monday 14th to Saturday 19th November. Read More...

9th November 2011 | Children take over top jobs at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums!

On Friday, 11th November children and young people in Shropshire will be taking over the Ironbridge Gorge Museums for the day. The activities are being organised as part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2011, a national event led by the Children’s Commissioner for England which gives children and young people the chance to shadow jobs, get involved in decision-making and offer their opinions on key issues. Read More...

7th November 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge Museums welcomes news of London 2012 Torch Relay through World Heritage Site

The Trustees, staff & volunteers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums were said to be ‘over the moon’ when they heard the news that the Olympic Flame will be visiting the World Heritage Site as part of next year’s Torch Relay. Read More...

Shropshire communities to welcome Olympic Flame

7th November 2011 | Shropshire communities to welcome Olympic Flame

A total of 11 Shropshire communities will welcome the Olympic Flame next May (2012) as it makes its mammoth journey from Greece to the London 2012 Olympic Games. Read More...

4th November 2011 | Christmas Lunches at Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening exclusively out of season for traditional Christmas lunches on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and Monday 19th December 2011. Read More...

4th November 2011 | Hawkstone Park receives environmental award

A historic Shropshire tourist attraction has earned a silver award from a nationwide business tourism scheme for its commitment to protecting the planet. Read More...

VIP Unveils Comper Swift

4th November 2011 | VIP Unveils Comper Swift

The Royal Air Force Museum has today officially unveiled the Museum’s latest acquisition, the Comper Swift CLA.7 G-ACGL. The aircraft was unveiled to invited guests including relatives of the aircraft’s designer and of original owner in the Museum’s Hangar 1, where it is now on permanent display to the public. Read More...

Museum staff help construct charity pedal car

3rd November 2011 | Museum staff help construct charity pedal car

Staff at RAF Cosford, assisted by staff in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford have created a pedal car in the form of a World War Two Hurricane aircraft. The pedal car will be entered into a 24 hour charity cycle car race taking place in St Etienne de Chigny in the centre of France. A team of four from RAF Cosford will travel to France for the race in August 2012 hoping to raise money for RAF Charities whilst winning the best design for their pedal car. Read More...

Tying the Knot Inside or Out?

3rd November 2011 | Tying the Knot Inside or Out?

Getting married outdoors has been the dream of many brides over the years but only now is it possible in the Ironbridge Gorge. Read More...

British Sausage Week 2011

1st November 2011 | British Sausage Week 2011

Ludlow is renowned for sausages and at the Ludlow Food Centre, John Brereton and his team of butchers, are making a different sausage every day for British Sausage Week. Read More...

Museum unveils new Spitfire

26th October 2011 | Museum unveils new Spitfire

A Supermarine Spitfire Photo Reconnaissance PR. XIX PM651 is the latest addition to the aircraft collection at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. This rare reconnaissance Spitfire can now be seen on display in the Museum’s Warplanes Hangar standing next to a Hurricane and a Mk 1 Spitfire. Read More...

26th October 2011 | Furnaceman’s Dream

Play inspired by Shakespeare and Ironbridge Heritage - Enginuity 12th and 13th November Read More...

25th October 2011 | Making the link between walking and public transport in the Shropshire Hills

Shropshire is leading the way in encouraging people to not only get-out-there, and get walking, but also in using public transport to access footpaths, by-ways and quiet country lanes in some of the most remote and rural locations in Britain. Read More...

24th October 2011 | GREAT, GREAT GRANDSON TO HEADLINE WEEKEND OF EVENTS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF CHARLES DICKENS

Gerald Dickens, the great, great grandson of Charles Dickens is headlining a weekend of celebrations in Shropshire during early 2012, to mark the 200th anniversary since the birth of the renowned author. Read More...

24th October 2011 | Police dig new Anderson Shelter at Museum

Earlier this year the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of an original Anderson Shelter donated to the Museum by Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke-On-Trent. The 8ft long by 6ft high shelter will be constructed by officers from Longbridge Police Station assisted by a group of teenagers as part of their community outreach work. It will then be placed in the Museum’s World War II garden enhancing the WWII workshops, used by thousands of school groups each year. Read More...

Festive Weekends at Blists Hill Victorian Town

24th October 2011 | Festive Weekends at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over the two weekends of 10-11 and 17-18 December. Go along to experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and you will be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s, listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago, and have a chance to do some Christmas present shopping. Read More...

Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre

21st October 2011 | Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is getting up-close-and-personal with Live ‘n’ Deadly - CBBC’s popular wildlife and adventure show for kids. Read More...

21st October 2011 | Victorian Halloween at Hawkstone Park Historic Follies

Scary Victorian tales will be brought to life in a ghostly Halloween walk around one of Shropshire’s leading tourist attractions. The spooky Trip to Hades around the caves and woods of The Follies at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, will get underway at 6pm on Saturday, October 29. Read More...

Taste a Flavour of the Olympics with Wenlock Hampers

21st October 2011 | Taste a Flavour of the Olympics with Wenlock Hampers

A flavour of the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games can now be tasted across the globe following the launch of Wenlock Hampers. Read More...

20th October 2011 | Half term children’s art competition

Children visiting Cherry's Cafe in Coalbrookdale, over the October half term will have the chance to win prizes if they enter the week-long competition. Cherry's will be running a self-portrait art contest from Friday 22 to Sunday 30 October for visitors to the Cafe at the Greenwood Centre. Read More...

18th October 2011 | SVR’s Halloween ‘Ghost Trains’ doing scarily well!

THE SEVERN Valley Railway’s first-ever dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts appears to be heading towards monster success. Read More...

Wellington Restoration Progress is highlight of Open Week

17th October 2011 | Wellington Restoration Progress is highlight of Open Week

The award winning Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening its doors to visitors for one special week to enable greater public access and understanding of the Centre's work. From Monday 14th to Saturday 19th November, a range of aircraft and other artefacts in various stages of restoration will be on display daily from 10.15 to 1.00pm. This includes the Centre’s largest project, the Wellington Bomber. Read More...

14th October 2011 | LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, MALCOLM and BARBARA LANDER,TO EXHIBIT PHOTOGRAPHS AT DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN

Local amateur photographers and members of the Whitchurch Photographic Society, Malcolm Lander and Barbara Lander, will be exhibiting a collection of photographs of flora, fauna and wildlife taken in the Dorothy Clive Garden. Read More...

14th October 2011 |

New All Inclusive Come Dine With Us Cookery and Wine Experience at Eaton Manor in South Shropshire

Eaton Manor Estate in South Shropshire is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new all-inclusive ‘Come Dine With Us’ cookery and wine experience, as part of a luxury two night break, at a special introductory offer of £295 per person. Read More...

13th October 2011 | ‘SPEED’ – Half Term Fun at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Over the October half-term, visitors to Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be able to test their speed and reaction times using state of the art equipment as used by professional sports stars. The exciting event ‘Speed’ has been developed working in partnership with West Midlands for 2012 as part of The Games & Me initiative to encourage as many as possible to engage with and connect with the London 2012 Games across the West Midlands and share their stories about how they have been involved. Read More...

13th October 2011 | Half Term Helicopter’s at Cosford

This October Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford invites families to join in the free and exciting Helicopter Half Term activity. Taking place from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October visitors will have the opportunity to see inside a replica Air Ambulance cockpit, speak with Air Ambulance and Search and Rescue helicopter crew, plus take part in a Question and Answer session with ex United States Air Force (USAF) Flight Engineers and Technical Sergeants Chuck Gutshall and Walt Brown. Read More...

Half Term Activities at the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate

12th October 2011 | Half Term Activities at the National Trust's Dudmaston Estate

The staff at the National Trust’s Dudmaston Estate have been working hard to develop a range of workshops and activities that families can take part in during the school half-term holidays which they will be running from their meeting centre located at Mose. Read More...

11th October 2011 | FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA VICTORIAN STYLE AT BLISTS HILL

Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire will open its doors on the evening of Saturday, 5th November for a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. Read More...

New Ironbridge Stamp Unveiled

11th October 2011 | New Ironbridge Stamp Unveiled

Ironbridge in Shropshire has been included in a new range of first class stamps unveiled by Royal Mail that shows off some of Britain's most famous landmarks. Read More...

7th October 2011 | Celebrate Autumn, and the school half term, at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, in Craven Arms, is celebrating the onset of Autumn with a mix of hands-on activities and some seasonal walks for all during the upcoming school half term. Read More...

The Kitchens at Horsley to exhibit at Dorothy Clive Garden FARMERS MARKET

7th October 2011 | The Kitchens at Horsley to exhibit at Dorothy Clive Garden FARMERS MARKET

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre Wins Three British Cheese Awards

6th October 2011 | Ludlow Food Centre Wins Three British Cheese Awards

A Shropshire cheese producer has won three British Cheese Awards. The Ludlow Food Centre in Bromfield picked up a gold, silver and bronze at an awards ceremony in Cardiff last Friday. Read More...

6th October 2011 | New Apprentices Join Award Winning Conservation Centre Team

The Michael Beetham Conservation Centre (MBCC) at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is delighted to welcome the arrival of two new apprentices, who will join the growing conservation team and award winning Apprenticeship Programme. Read More...

6th October 2011 | ‘Tis the season to be jolly….!

Hadley Park House Hotel in Shropshire has unpacked the festive bunting and mistletoe in preparation for yet another busy Festive Season. Read More...

Dorothy Clive Garden to host Farmers Market on Sunday 9th October

5th October 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host Farmers Market on Sunday 9th October

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October. There will be over twenty farmers, growers and producers from the local area selling their produce that has been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by each stallholder. Read More...

5th October 2011 | Nearly 200 classic cars line-up for SVR’s big transport event

THE CARS which stopped the Earls Court Motor Show in their hey-day - almost 200 of them – will take the Severn Valley Railway by siege this Sunday, October 9th, as the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line puts on its big transport event of the year - Classic Car & Bike Day. Read More...

Tanners Wines Wins National Award

4th October 2011 | Tanners Wines Wins National Award

Tanners Wines, which has its head office in Shrewsbury, has just been awarded Decanter Magazine's UK Regional Wine Merchant of the Year at the Royal Opera House in London. Read More...

4th October 2011 | Severn Valley Railway goes for ‘100% diesel’ experiment

THE SEVERN Valley Railway will take one of the biggest public relations gambles in its 40-year history later this week, when for three days it will run an intensive train service - without a single steam locomotive in sight. Read More...

FISHMORE HALL AWARDED 2 PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES FROM THE AA

30th September 2011 | FISHMORE HALL AWARDED 2 PRESTIGIOUS ACCOLADES FROM THE AA

The AA has named Fishmore Hall in Ludlow, Shropshire as one of the Top Hotels in the British Isles. Read More...

29th September 2011 | ‘Forgotten’ war heroes to be recognised at SVR ceremony

NINE ‘forgotten’ military railwaymen who were killed during the Battle of Britain in 1940 when a lone German bomber attacked the railway on which they were training, are to be remembered, more than 60 years on, in a special ceremony at the Severn Valley Railway this Saturday (October 1st). Read More...

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival attracts record crowds

28th September 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival attracts record crowds

This year’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, held on 24th September 2011, has been branded a huge success by the event organisers, with record crowds of approximately nine thousand people across the day attending the celebrations. Read More...

28th September 2011 | GHOSTS & GHOULS RETURN TO BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN!

Creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and a spooky atmosphere will await you at the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on the evening of Saturday, 29th October. Come dressed in your most frightening costume to ward off the mischievous sprits, which will play havoc in the dark and watch out for things that go bump in the night! Read More...

27th September 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden to host FARMERS MARKET on Sunday 9th October 2011

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October. Read More...

<p>It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!</p>

27th September 2011 |

It's Official - The Shropshire Hills Welcomes Walkers!

Much Wenlock is the latest market town to be added to a growing list of places in the Shropshire Hills to gain “Walkers Are Welcome” status. Read More...

26th September 2011 | Cold War survival workshop for schools

A new and innovative workshop aimed at teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 school children the basic protect and survival techniques used by homeowners during the Cold War has just been launched at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. Based on the Civil Defence Handbook ‘Protect and Survive’, distributed to all homes as the threat of nuclear attacks rose during the Cold War period, the workshop will examine what you could do to protect yourself, your family and your home under an attack. Read More...

23rd September 2011 | Ironbridge receives Lottery grant for CORE - A major London 2012 digital commission by International Artist

Arts Council England has awarded a National Lottery grant of almost £99,000 to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for a major London 2012 Cultural Olympiad digital art commission. Read More...

Severn Valley Railway whips up ‘Tornado’ for big three-day gala

23rd September 2011 | Severn Valley Railway whips up ‘Tornado’ for big three-day gala

‘TORNADO’ - the first main line steam locomotive to be built in Britain for nearly 50 years – returns to the Severn Valley Railway this week as the ‘star turn’ at the Kidderminster - Bridgnorth steam heritage line’s three-day Autumn Steam Gala which starts on Friday - the UK’s busiest and most intensive steam railway event by far. Read More...

Marketing agency creates windows into Shropshire’s history

22nd September 2011 | Marketing agency creates windows into Shropshire’s history

Striking photographs taken by a Shropshire marketing agency that create ‘windows into history’ are to be displayed during celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Ironbridge Gorge becoming a World Heritage Site Read More...

14th September 2011 | Woodland craft shop needs more suppliers

The Small Woods Association, in Coalbrookdale, is offering local craftspeople a new way to sell their products. The Association has opened a shop selling locally sourced timber products and woodland artwork at the Greenwood Centre, and is appealing for more artists to submit pieces to sell. Read More...

13th September 2011 | Tennis is Art Lecture at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

As part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Science Sport Life Programme, the Museum is hosting a fascinating lecture on Tennis in Art, presented by Professor Ann Sumner, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Art, on Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7.30pm in the Boardroom at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Read More...

13th September 2011 | Much Wenlock Roots, Fruits & Shoots Festival

The town of Much Wenlock will be holding its first Food Festival in over twenty five years on the Holy Trinity Church Green on Saturday the 24th of September in order to celebrate local food Read More...

Make Halloween Clay Monsters at Coalport China Museum

13th September 2011 | Make Halloween Clay Monsters at Coalport China Museum

Create your own Halloween monsters at Coalport China Museum, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term. The museum will be running drop-in monster themed ceramic workshops from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October where you can make all manner of strange creatures from clay, which can later be despatched to your home. Read More...

13th September 2011 | Half-Term Autumn Wildlife Tile Making Workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in the Ironbridge Gorge

Discover more about the countryside in autumn at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. During the school half-term holidays from Monday 24th to Friday 28th October you can join drop-in workshops to decorate ceramic tiles with autumn plant and wildlife themed motifs. Read More...

Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park

12th September 2011 | Santa Safari at Hawkstone Park

Santa Claus is getting ready to meet children with their Christmas wish lists in a popular magical adventure at a leading Shropshire tourist attraction. Read More...

8th September 2011 | Severn Valley debunks false talk of ‘commuter trains to Birmingham’

THE SEVERN Valley Railway has formally distanced itself from newspaper and magazine reports which have falsely raised the prospect of commuter trains on its line, to and from Birmingham. Read More...

8th September 2011 | Tennis is Art Lecture at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

As part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Science Sport Life Programme, the Museum is hosting a fascinating lecture on Tennis in Art, presented by Professor Ann Sumner, Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Art, on Wednesday 14th September 2011 at 7.30pm in the Boardroom at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. Read More...

8th September 2011 | Celebrating a Decade at The Crown Country Inn.

Last week saw Richard and Jane Arnold of the Crown Country Inn, Munslow celebrate their 10th Anniversary of owning the 17th Century Country Inn and Restaurant. Since opening in August of 2001 Richard a Masterchef of Great Britain has received numerous awards for the quality of his food, most recently being included, yet again, in the Good Food Guide and retaining its 2 AA Rosettes. Read More...

Busy weekends ahead for RAF Museum

8th September 2011 | Busy weekends ahead for RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is busy preparing for two major events over the next fortnight , including a ‘Battle of Britain Weekend’ on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September, followed by ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place on Saturday 17th September. Read More...

6th September 2011 | Aged 16-25 and training to be a chef? Do you live within 40 miles of Ludlow? The Skillbuilders Ludlow Young Chef Contest 2011 is looking for you!

The Skillbuilders Ludlow Young Chef Contest, sponsored by Bart Spices, is searching for the chefs of the future in a fantastic competition open to trainee chefs within 40 miles of the ‘foodie’ town of Ludlow. But chefs had better hurry – the closing date for entry is Sunday 4 September! Read More...

5th September 2011 |

Dorothy Clive Garden to host Farmers Market on Sunday 9th October 2011

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host a Farmers’ Market on Sunday 9th October from 10.00am to 2.00pm as part of the Autumn Colour Open Weekends during October. Read More...

5th September 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Celebrates 25th Anniversary World Heritage Festival 24th September

This year is very special for the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire’s stunning Severn Valley as it marks the 25th anniversary since it was designated as one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in November 1986, alongside such sites as Stonehenge and the Giant’s Causeway. A series of exciting events, festivals and activities is planned to celebrate this significant milestone, which look back over its history and forward to the next 25 years. Read More...

Enginuity Converts Power Tools into Racing Cars

5th September 2011 | Enginuity Converts Power Tools into Racing Cars

Join in the Enginuity Power Tool Grand Prix and Speed event exploring everything speedy during autumn half-term week from 22nd to 30th October. Amazing activities and demonstrations will reveal how power tools can be converted into speedy racing machines at the Coalbrookdale design and technology centre, near Ironbridge, Shropshire. Read More...

5th September 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s Charity Golf Day

Golfers are invited to take part in a charity golf day which will raise vital funds for the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. The annual event takes place at Worfield Golf Club on Wednesday, 12 October. The competition welcomes teams of four players and is open to everyone. Individuals are also very welcome to take part. Read More...

Santa Claus to work a double shift at Hawkstone Park this Christmas

5th September 2011 | Santa Claus to work a double shift at Hawkstone Park this Christmas

There will be a jolly familiar face posing at the best man in a number of Shropshire wedding photos this winter. Read More...

1st September 2011 | Author re-tells 500 year old story

A local author will retell the tragic story of Katherine More at a special event in Much Wenlock next month. Phil Revell will present his research at the Edge Arts Centre on Friday 30th September. Read More...

31st August 2011 | Festive Weekends at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over the two weekends of 10-11 and 17-18 December. Go along to experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and you will be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s, listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago, and have a chance to do some Christmas present shopping. Read More...

31st August 2011 | FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA VICTORIAN STYLE AT BLISTS HILL

Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire will open its doors on the evening of Saturday, 5th November for a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. Read More...

31st August 2011 | GHOSTS & GHOULS RETURN TO BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN!

Creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and a spooky atmosphere will await you at the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on the evening of Saturday, 29th October. Read More...

THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR   EXHIBITION TRAVELS TO IRONBRIDGE!

31st August 2011 | THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION TRAVELS TO IRONBRIDGE!

The fourth International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is to be exhibited at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire, from 18th July to 1st September 2012. Read More...

31st August 2011 | SVR opens its ‘inner sanctum’ for ‘Peep behind the Scenes’ weekend

THE SEVERN Valley Railway’s engine and carriage sheds, engineering workshops and signalboxes, and many other strategically important installations normally ‘out of bounds’ to the public, will be opened up to visitors this coming Saturday and Sunday (September 3rd & 4th), when the steam heritage line stages a ‘Peep behind the Scenes’ weekend, for only the second time. Read More...

Hawkstone youngster completes quick turnaround to lift Lee Westwood trophy

31st August 2011 | Hawkstone youngster completes quick turnaround to lift Lee Westwood trophy

A young Shropshire golfer was in and out in no-time as he won the Lee Westwood Trophy just days after representing his country in Europe. Read More...

Spectacular Eagle Swoops Down on Caravan Dealership

26th August 2011 | Spectacular Eagle Swoops Down on Caravan Dealership

Shrewsbury caravan dealership Salop Leisure promised something spectacular to replace an impressive Welsh dragon sculpture at its Emstrey headquarters …….. now the company has unveiled a giant eagle. Read More...

26th August 2011 | ‘Furnaceman’s Dream’ A Play inspired by Shakespeare and Ironbridge Heritage

A local drama group is staging an unusual play which combines Shakespeare with musical theatre and takes its inspiration from the Ironbridge Gorge’s industrial heritage. Furnaceman’s Dream is being presented by the Telford and District Light Operatic Players (Tadlop) in the Engine Shop at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November, near the site of the Old Furnace used by Abraham Darby. Read More...

Museum commemorates Battle of Britain with family weekend

24th August 2011 | Museum commemorates Battle of Britain with family weekend

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be commemorating the Battle of Britain, considered the most important event in Royal Air Force history, with a family weekend of events and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a flypast on Saturday from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (weather permitting). Read More...

THE THRILL OF THE RACE AT LOCAL GO-KART RALLY

24th August 2011 | THE THRILL OF THE RACE AT LOCAL GO-KART RALLY

Thrill-seekers in Shropshire can have their fill this weekend when the regional heat of a Go-Kart Rally tournament comes to Telford.Competitors will battle it out at the heat on Sunday 28 August at The Edge Adventure Activities in Much Wenlock as part of Go Kart Rally, in association with Screwfix, Peugeot and power tool brand Evolution, and people in Shropshire are invited to come on down and experience the race day which begins at 10.30. Read More...

Museum hosts exclusive Gala Ball

24th August 2011 | Museum hosts exclusive Gala Ball

An exclusive charity Gala Ball will be held at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 8th October 2011. Organised in partnership by the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Museum with support from RAF Cosford, the evening will start with a champagne reception under the wings of the mighty Vulcan and other aircraft within the National Cold War Exhibition. Read More...

24th August 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden hosts children's games throughout July and August

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 2011. This fund raising event, which is now in its third year, will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers from around the country. Read More...

24th August 2011 | Severn Valley Railway brings the seaside to the West Midlands!

IT’S ALMOST 100 miles as the seagull flies from the Severn Valley Railway to the nearest ‘decent’ sandy beach at Barmouth, on the mid-Wales coast. Or if you don’t mind a muddy estuary and the constant drone of traffic on the M4 motorway, there’s always Severn Beach, a mere 85 miles ‘down country’ on the outskirts of Bristol. But during the three days of this coming weekend’s August Bank Holiday (Saturday August 27th - Monday August 29th), the Severn Valley Railway will give local families the best possible reason NOT to go driving off to the coast, or joining the inevitable tailbacks of bank holiday traffic. It’s bringing the seaside into the heart of the West Midlands! Read More...

24th August 2011 | 'Tis the season to be jolly!

The summer holidays are barely finished, and Hadley Park House Hotel is already unpacking the festive bunting and mistletoe in preparation for another busy Festive Season. And with a newly appointed head chef, and a recently opened state-of-the-art function suite, one of Shropshire¹s hottest hotels is now hoping Santa will bring it a bumper sack of Christmas party bookings. Read More...

22nd August 2011 | Welcome to Hadley Park House Hotel...just don’t mention the war!

Hadley Park becomes Fawlty Towers for three nights in September, as Basil Fawlty, Manuel and Sybil bring mayhem and madness to this highly acclaimed Shropshire hotel and restaurant. The Fawlty Towers experience has become an established part Hadley Park House Hotel’s events calendar, and is once again expected to be sell-out occasions. Read More...

22nd August 2011 | Step Into Oswestry’s Past For Free!

Following last year’s successful Historic Open Days, the organisers, Oswestry Heritage Forum, have planned a set of activities from the 8th to the 11th of September, to bring people into closer contact with their rich past, with funding support from local Joint Committees. This will be a once-in-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which will bring an exciting and vibrant local history and culture to life. Read More...

22nd August 2011 | Swiss Bridge Re-opens at Shropshire Tourist Attraction

A bridge which is a favourite with visitors to a Shropshire tourist attraction is to re-open this month following major renovation work. Read More...

19th August 2011 | Move over Russell Crowe - Britainnia's Gladiators are coming to Wroxeter!

In Roman society, Gladiatorial combat was seen as the ultimate spectator sport, with two well-trained warriors facing each other in mortal combat. Over the August bank holiday weekend, English Heritage is inviting the public to witness the unique spectacle for themselves as Wroxeter Roman City welcomes the Gladiators! Read More...

19th August 2011 | Civil War Face Off at Stokesay Castle!

The clock will turn back 366 years at Stokesay Castle, near Ludlow, on Sunday 28 and bank holiday Monday 29 August, when Royalists will face off against Parliamentarians in a dramatic recreation of the siege of Stokesay! Read More...

Time flies when you’re having fun!

18th August 2011 | Time flies when you’re having fun!

After a hectic summer of thrilling activities at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, next week’s final August Activity is dedicated to a flying theme guaranteed to excite youngsters - ‘Mini Kites and Windmills’, a hands-on workshop to get all the family working together that will run from 22nd to 26th of August. Read More...

18th August 2011 | Discover rural attractions on Much Wenlock’s ‘Marathon Trails’

Fifty one Shropshire-based rural tourist attractions are giving their businesses an extra boost in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games through an initiative funded by the Rural Development Programme for England. All are within the magic 26 mile ‘marathon’ radius of Much Wenlock, home of the Wenlock Olympian Games and inspiration for the modern day Olympics. And all the businesses are included in a series of four ‘Marathon Trail’ guides, which tell visitors about special places to go and things to do in the county. Read More...

Hercules makes final flight into Cosford

18th August 2011 | Hercules makes final flight into Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of its latest acquisition last week, an RAF Hercules C130K Mk.3 transport aircraft. The aircraft made its final flight into RAF Cosford at 11.30am on 12th August after a farewell flypast over the Museum. Read More...

18th August 2011 | Shropshire back where it belongs on Google Maps

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to report that Shrewsbury is not in a river in Powys anymore! Read More...

17th August 2011 | Fun Kids, PURE, Ironbridge and Chuck the Eco Duck launch summer story writing competition

Fun Kids, the UK’s only radio station for kids, has teamed up with Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Chuck the Eco Duck and PURE to help promote literacy through a summer story writing competition. Read More...

17th August 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and bank holiday Monday 29th August 2011. This fund raising event, which is now in its third year, will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers from around the country. Read More...

11th August 2011 | Severn Valley Railway statement on media speculation about an extension to Ironbridge

Proposals for an extension of the Severn Valley Railway into the Ironbridge Gorge have been mooted for a very long time; however the Railway has always had more important priorities. Read More...

11th August 2011 | Space theme for family activity

As we reach the half way point of the long summer break, you may be running out of ideas to keep the children entertained. If so, why not bring them along to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford between 15th & 19th of August and let them make their own ‘Moon Machine’? In addition to this activity for youngsters the museum also has a climbing wall, an exhilarating flight simulator, interactive play area ‘Fun ‘n Flight’ plus over 70 historic aircraft on display – all guaranteed to keep the kids goggle eyed and open mouthed. Read More...

A Centre of Excellence for Walking

10th August 2011 | A Centre of Excellence for Walking

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is aiming to encourage all of its visitors to put their best foot forward, and walk the footpaths and quiet country lanes of the county this summer. Read More...

Cockpits open to aviation fans

10th August 2011 | Cockpits open to aviation fans

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening up its doors to visitors for a special evening event taking pace on Saturday 17th September 2011. During ‘Open Cockpits Evening’, a selection of historic aircraft and cockpits will be available for close viewing for a limited number of visitors, allowing rare inside access to some of the World’s most historic aircraft. Read More...

Shakespeare comes to the Dorothy Clive Garden

9th August 2011 | Shakespeare comes to the Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host an open air production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Saturday 13th August at 6.30pm by the Belvedere Pavilion in the garden. Read More...

9th August 2011 | Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival Review Open Meeting – 10 August

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Festival bosses are urging the local community to get involved with the development of this year’s landmark celebrations. A couple of open meetings were held earlier in the summer so residents and businesses could find out more about the event and contribute their ideas to the planning process. Everyone is now welcome to come along to a review meeting on 10th August. Read More...

Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

9th August 2011 | Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Celebrate St Bartholomew’s Day at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire on Wednesday, 24th August with drama, wizardry, Victorian games and fun family entertainment. Read More...

Ludlow Cafe Makes New Appointments

9th August 2011 | Ludlow Cafe Makes New Appointments

A popular South Shropshire cafe has hired additional staff to cope with growing demand. The Ludlow Food Centre’s Conservatory Barn Cafe has recently hired 6 new members of staff including a new chef. Read More...

Dress Up and Join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

8th August 2011 | Dress Up and Join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire will be hosting a themed event over the late summer Bank holiday weekend of 27th-29th August based on the much-loved Victorian novel by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, which tells the story of seven-and-half-year-old Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world.

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Festival season reaches Shropshire resort

8th August 2011 | Festival season reaches Shropshire resort

Festival season is entering full swing at one of Shropshire’s leading golf courses. But there will be no need for tents or wellies on the trimmed fairways and pristine greens of Hawkstone Park’s renowned courses as it hosts its annual Festival Week. Read More...

Maize Maze set to open

8th August 2011 | Maize Maze set to open

A leading Shropshire tourist attraction has grown with the opening of its Maize Maze. Read More...

Sculpture Exhibition at Ludlow Castle

4th August 2011 | Sculpture Exhibition at Ludlow Castle

An exhibition of work by the artist Stephen Cox, 'The Meaning of Stone', is being held at Ludlow Castle from 25th September to 6th November 2011. Read More...

Enjoy the fun of flight next week at Cosford

3rd August 2011 | Enjoy the fun of flight next week at Cosford

This summer holiday, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has created a range of interactive ‘August Activities’ to keep the children entertained and having fun. From the 8-12 August there will be a fun of flight theme as children make and colour in their own paper gliders and parachutes then test how well they fly. Read More...

Ludlow Food Centre Wins 3 Great Taste Awards

3rd August 2011 | Ludlow Food Centre Wins 3 Great Taste Awards

A Shropshire food producer has won awards with a selection of its products. The Ludlow Food Centre in Bromfield has been awarded three Great Taste Awards by the Guild of Fine Food. Read More...

2nd August 2011 | Sherlock Holmes Detective Weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town is 'Elementary by Dear Watson'

Amateur sleuths and budding private detectives can help Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve a mysterious crime, which has taken place at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge over the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August. Come along and try your hand at forensic science, taking fingerprints, printing reward posters and matching plaster cast footprints to different shoes. Read More...

Wartime Dance takes guests back to 1940’s

1st August 2011 | Wartime Dance takes guests back to 1940’s

Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 15th October 2011. The event will transport guests back to the era of Big Bands, Jive Bunnies and Jitter-buggers with a fun packed evening of entertainment. Read More...

29th July 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden hosts children's games throughout July and August

The Dorothy Clive Garden is hosting Garden Games for children, daily from now to Sunday 4th September 2011. This special fundraising event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00. Read More...

Calling all young detectives…we need your help!

29th July 2011 | Calling all young detectives…we need your help!

If you’re currently searching for something to keep the younger members of the family entertained during the summer holidays, at a time when family budgets are being squeezed ever tighter, why not give them a day out at the Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford? Read More...

Nicholas Crane in Ludlow

28th July 2011 | Nicholas Crane in Ludlow

Tune into BBC 2 at 9pm tonight (28th July 2011) to see the popular presenter Nicholas Crane in Ludlow, the first location in his new TV series 'Town'. Read More...

27th July 2011 | BBC to Re-run Victorian Pharmacy Filmed at Blists Hill

The fascinating Victorian Pharmacy series, mainly filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town in the Ironbridge Gorge, is to be re-run by BBC 2 at 7pm every Monday over the summer. Now being broadcast in 30-minute slots, as opposed to the original hour, it takes a look at the dynamic world of the pharmacy from the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign in 1837 right through to her death in 1901. Read More...

26th July 2011 | CARAVAN FIRM CELEBRATING SILVER JUBILEE OF FLOWER SHOW SPONSORSHIP

A leading caravan dealership will be celebrating 25 years of sponsorship of Shrewsbury Flower Show next month. Read More...

Industry mogul Nick Paul leads Severn Valley Railway into new era

26th July 2011 | Industry mogul Nick Paul leads Severn Valley Railway into new era

THE SEVERN Valley Railway has moved into a new phase in its evolution with the appointment of Nick Paul - one of the West Midlands’ leading industrialists of the last decade - as Chairman of its operating company, Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc. Read More...

25th July 2011 | Myths and Magic at Hawkstone Park

A fairy treasure hunt will take children on a magical tour around a top Shropshire tourist attraction to pick up clues to solve a mythical mystery. Read More...

25th July 2011 | Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!

Come along to Blists Hill Victorian Town over the weekend of Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July dressed as a pirate or your favourite character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, Treasure Island. The open-air museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge will be running a special literary themed event with actors recreating scenes from the popular maritime book of mutiny and buried treasure. Read More...

22nd July 2011 | Severn Valley Railway clips 20% off fares for the school holidays!

The Severn Valley Railway is making a conscious and very deliberate overture to families and children during the schools summer holidays, by cutting its train fares by up to 20 per cent. Read More...

‘Millennium Squadron Print’ exhibition goes on display

22nd July 2011 | ‘Millennium Squadron Print’ exhibition goes on display

A unique collection of aviation prints will be on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford from Friday 29th July 2011. The ‘Millennium Squadron Print’ exhibition is a collection of aviation prints of UK Armed Forces Flying Units that were in existence at 12.01am on the 1st January 2000. Read More...

Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2011 | Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

Husband & wife, Bob & Sam Hayes of the Hop & Stagger Brewery have recently moved into renovated farm buildings on the Apley Estate, very close to Apley Farm Shop where they’re selling their beers, including their newly created Apley label, Apley Gamekeeper Pale. Read More...

19th July 2011 | Dorothy Clive Garden hosts children's games throughout July and August

The Dorothy Clive Garden will host Garden Games for children, daily from Saturday 23rd July to Wednesday 31st August 2011. This special fundraising event admits all children up to the age of 18 for free and accompanying adult visitors at the discounted entrance price of £3.00. Read More...

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