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National Education Award for Park Hall Countryside Experience

10th February 2016


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.

Snowdrop Time at Dudmaston...

8th February 2016


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

Friends of a Feather at the Dorothy Clive Garden

4th February 2016


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.

Celebrate Chinese Year of the Monkey at Coalport China Museum

3rd February 2016


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

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

2nd February 2016


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

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

15th December 2015


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

Shropshire glory in Heart of England in Bloom Awards

11th September 2015


Shropshire is celebrating floral glory as the 2015 Heart of England in Bloom Awards were today announced.

Open Doors Days - a chance to snoop around Shropshire landmarks

10th September 2015


From the 10th - 13th September, Shropshire will embrace the Open Doors Days, with a host of landmarks inviting people in for exclusive tours.

Shropshire Bridge Featured in New Winnie-the-Pooh 'Poohstickopedia' Book

26th August 2015


Cantlop Bridge near Shrewsbury has been recommended as one of the top 12 Poohsticks-Perfect Bridges by VisitEngland.

Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

26th August 2015


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.

All Aboard the Discovery Express at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

25th August 2015


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.

Caravan dealership celebrates 25 years supporting Shrewsbury Steam Rally

24th August 2015


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.

Apley Estate & Hundred House offer new Group Tours

13th August 2015


Enjoy a tour of Apley Victorian Walled Garden followed by lunch or dinner at the Hundred House near Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Six Sensationally Tasty Stars Land in Ludlow

10th August 2015


Ludlow Food Centre Collects Multiple Awards at Great Taste 2015

Shrewsbury Rated Second Happiest Place to Live in Britain!

6th August 2015


In a recent national survey by the property website company; Rightmove, Shrewsbury was crowned the second happiest place to live in Britain!

Become a Chef for the Day at Fishmore Hall

5th August 2015


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.

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at Fishmore Hall

27th July 2015


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.

New Interior Accessories Showroom in Shropshire

27th July 2015


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

Hop & Stagger Brewery create an Apley Gamekeeper Pale [beer]

22nd July 2015


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.

First Traditional Country Fair at Blists Hill Victorian Town

21st July 2015


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.

Cosford Food Festival - It's plane delicious!

21st July 2015


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.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre launches its Summer Family Activity Programme

17th July 2015


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.

Miniature aircraft, big show - this weekend at Cosford!

14th July 2015


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.

Shropshire Chef to appear on Great British Menu

14th July 2015


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.

Battle of Britain 75th at The Royal Air Force Museum

13th July 2015


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:

Escape to the country for two nights for the price of one at Fishmore Hall

8th July 2015


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.

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th July 2015


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.

Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

25th June 2015


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.

GIVE RAF MUSEUM PROJECT ITS CHANCE TO SHINE

25th June 2015


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.

Ludlow Green Festival

19th June 2015


Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August 2015

Flypasts honour Armed Forces Day guests

19th June 2015


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.

Prees Heath Open Day – Sunday 5th July

16th June 2015


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.

New Plant Centre Helps Apley Farm Shop to Blossom

16th June 2015


A new venture is blooming at the Apley Farm Shop Courtyard near Bridgnorth with the opening of an independent boutique plant centre.

War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

4th June 2015


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.

First Fashion Week at Blists Hill Victorian Town; 4th - 9th August

3rd June 2015


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.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers welcome refreshment break for 100 cyclists

2nd June 2015


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.

Ludlow Food Centre Cheeses Win Silver Medals at British Cheese Awards

1st June 2015


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.

The Clive makes it into the hall of fame!

22nd May 2015


Local restaurant with rooms collects accolade from TripAdvisor

Get your dancing shoes on in Shrewsbury!

21st May 2015


Revel in Dance have produced a great new video - I Charleston Shrewsbury performed by 'We Charleston Shrewsbury'. Do take a look!

Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

20th May 2015


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.

Can you help identify the mystery Shropshire church?

19th May 2015


Shropshire Tourism has received an interesting call for help from a New Zealand family trying to identify a mystery church in Shropshire.

New inclusive cycle trail opens at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th May 2015


A new inclusive cycle trail will be launched on Saturday at the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Last few tickets available for Pilots view at Cosford

8th May 2015


Date: 15-16 May, Time: 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Cost: £12.50 per person

VC10 XR808 prepares for final move to Cosford

8th May 2015


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.

RAF Museum Highly Commended at 2015 Museums and Heritage Awards

5th May 2015


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.

Let the Memory Live On

1st May 2015


Date: 7-10 May 2015, Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm, Cost: FREE

Carl Fogarty and Richard Hammond lead ride out raising £45,000 for charity

1st May 2015


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.

Organisers are gearing up for this weekend's big biker event

24th April 2015


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.

Last chance to visit 'Secret Egypt' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

23rd April 2015


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.

Two Shropshire Finalists in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

8th April 2015


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.
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