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Spring is in the air and the Dorothy Clive Garden is coming back to life for another season

13th March 2015


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.

Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

11th March 2015


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.

Bring the family and celebrate the arrival of spring with us: Mothering Sunday at Dudmaston

9th March 2015


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.

Castle View B&B's Award-Winning Marmalade

6th March 2015


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.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015


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.

Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015


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'.

Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015


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.

'Woodland Spring Walk' from Mucklestone Nurseries

26th February 2015


Saturday 11th April 2015

Tantalise your tastebuds at Shrewsbury Food Festival

25th February 2015


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.

Half Term activities at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th February 2015


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be open to welcome families all through the February half term!

'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015


Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th.

Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015


Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.

Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015


Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.

Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

5th February 2015


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.

Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

5th February 2015


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.

Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015


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.

Chinese Year of the Goat activities at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015


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.

Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015


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.

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015


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.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

30th January 2015


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.