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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Wins Award Voted by the Public

12th November 2014


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)'.

Congratulations to all Shropshire Star Spotlight award-winners!

11th November 2014


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.

Winner of Shropshire County Hotels Competition Announced

10th November 2014


The lucky winner of Shropshire County Hotel’s Autumn Competition has been announced as Marilyn Specterman from Bury, Manchester.

School children will commemorate The Fallen at Cosford

10th November 2014


Act of Remembrance for local primary school, Tuesday 11 November, 10.45am in Warplanes Hangar

The Mere to officially unveil the Green Flag this Thursday

29th October 2014


On Thursday 30 October 2014, the Mere at Ellesmere will see the unveiling of the Green Flag to celebrate being awarded the prestigious status.

Shrewsbury's Blooming Great Gardens!

24th October 2014


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.

Spookley Pumpkin Festival at Apley Farm Shop

14th October 2014


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.

October Half Term at the Severn Valley Country Park

14th October 2014


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.

Inaugural Oswestry Truck Pull on November 1st 2014

10th October 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.

Shrewsbury Brochure Competition Winner Announced

9th October 2014


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.

It's all gone apple-shaped at Dudmaston

8th October 2014


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.

Opening Exhibition at the new Joseph Gibson Gallery

7th October 2014


Peter Podmore - Exhibition 26 October-30 November 2014 at The Music Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH

Exciting October half-term activities at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

6th October 2014


Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is staging some exciting activities for children during the October half-term holiday.

Dornier Do 17 moves into next stage of conservation

26th September 2014


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.

Apley Taste Off

25th September 2014


Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth is hosting the Apley Taste off, its annual taster day, on Saturday September 27th 2014, 9.30-5.30pm

A Shropshire company will be working closely with the County's Wildlife Trust as it develops its rural grounds.

22nd September 2014


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.

Pilots of the Caribbean Volunteers of African Heritage in the RAF

22nd September 2014


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.

Discover how the Victorians prepare for winter at Blists Hill Victorian Town

17th September 2014


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.

Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

17th September 2014


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.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum's Charity Golf Day

17th September 2014


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.

Premier of Past Lives: New film made from local community cine footage

17th September 2014


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.

Shropshire is blooming lovely! (we knew it already but now it's official)

15th September 2014


Shropshire entries sweep the board at Britain in Bloom awards

Exposed: The Body in Art

12th September 2014


Opens 15th September at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Gin Tasting at Old Downton Lodge, Ludlow

11th September 2014


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

Shropshire's newest Falconry Centre acquires its first "adoptee"

11th September 2014


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.

Try your hand at heritage restoration using lime mortor

10th September 2014


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.

The Apley Taste Off

5th September 2014


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.

Experience the virtual skies at Cosford

4th September 2014


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.

Heritage Open Days in Shropshire 11th - 14th September

3rd September 2014


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.

Get out and enjoy the Autumn sunshine!

2nd September 2014


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.

Coast to Coast walk through the largest inland county in England

2nd September 2014


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.

Free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

29th August 2014


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.

Gorgeous Shropshire Christmas Craft Fair

26th August 2014


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.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre gets support for its Red Kite Experience

22nd August 2014


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.

Mammoth Day of Animals at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

22nd August 2014


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?

The Great Stiperstones Bioblitz

21st August 2014


The Great Stiperstones Bioblitz takes place this Saturday 23rd August 2014

VIP Steam Engine Escort for Great British Spoon Gorilla

19th August 2014


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!

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Launches New Website

18th August 2014


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.

Take a 'Walk through the War' at Dudmaston

18th August 2014


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.

Falconry Display at the British Ironwork Centre

14th August 2014


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.

Meccano comes to Blists Hill Victorian Town

13th August 2014


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.

Centre's Charity Garden design takes top award at Flower Show

12th August 2014


A Garden designed by an Oswestry company on behalf of a local charity has earned the highest honours at a prestigious county show.

Aviation fans can enjoy a Pilot's view of historic aircraft

12th August 2014


Open Cockpits Evening - 20 September 2014, 6.00pm to 9.00pm, £12.50 per person

New Summer Menu at The Glutton Club

11th August 2014


The Glutton Club restaurant in Shrewsbury has just unveiled their new seasonal dishes which join popular favourites on their new-look Summer menu.

Charity Ball guests treated to helicopter flypast

11th August 2014


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.

Cosford kick starts the summer

8th August 2014


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.

From marshmallow catapults to camouflaged creepy crawlies... Summer family fun at Dudmaston

6th August 2014


Local National Trust attraction, Dudmaston Estate, is inviting families to come and enjoy lots of fun activities with them over the school summer holidays.

Flowers, Fireworks & Fun at Shrewsbury Flower Show

6th August 2014


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.

Shropshire Tourism Launches New Real Ale Trail

5th August 2014


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.

New Oliver Twist themed weekend at Blists Hill Victorian Town

5th August 2014


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.