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

29th June 2017


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

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

29th June 2017


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.

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

26th June 2017


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.

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

26th June 2017


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

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017


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.

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017


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.

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

19th June 2017


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.

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017


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.

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

12th June 2017


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.

Charity Gardeners Question Time Hailed a Success

23rd May 2017


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.

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

18th May 2017


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.

Peg planes and trench talk

17th May 2017


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.

Ludlow Spring Festival

11th May 2017


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

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

8th May 2017


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.

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

4th May 2017


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.

Beautiful Bluebell Walk Sunday 7th May

25th April 2017


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?

12th Annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

19th April 2017


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.

Easter treat fundraiser for Severn Hospice

7th April 2017


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

Cosford serves up another tasty festival

6th April 2017


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.

Record start to the year for Ludlow touring park

4th April 2017


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.

Exciting expansion plans announced by Shrewsbury caravan dealership

31st March 2017


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

Shropshire Hills’ Exclusive Butterfly Garden Springs Into Life!

28th March 2017


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.

Dudmaston opens its gates for a brand new season

14th March 2017


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

Crossing the River: Fords and Ferries on the Shropshire Severn

7th March 2017


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

Museum launches new Cold War Lunchtime Lecture series

2nd March 2017


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.

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

28th February 2017


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

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

14th February 2017


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.

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

13th February 2017


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

German bomber wings its way to the Midlands

6th February 2017


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.

It’s plane fun for youngsters at half term

2nd February 2017


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.

From the RAF Museum with LOVE!

1st February 2017


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!

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

30th January 2017


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.

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

25th January 2017


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.

High-flying offers at low prices this January!

13th January 2017


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.

Blists Hill to featured on BBC on Christmas Day

14th December 2016


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

Greg Davies to host first-ever Shrewsbury comedy festival

13th December 2016


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

Take a sleigh ride with Santa at the RAF Museum!

2nd December 2016


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

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

1st December 2016


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.

Christmas has come early at Cosford!

28th November 2016


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.

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

24th November 2016


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.

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

22nd November 2016


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.

100th Anniversary of Mary Webb’s first book

22nd November 2016


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.

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

14th November 2016


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.

Two new aircraft wing their way to Cosford

14th November 2016


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.

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


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.

Visitors invited to join Remembrance Service at Cosford

3rd November 2016


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.

Flamingos send ironworks staff into a flap

2nd November 2016


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.

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

31st October 2016


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.

Four Hotels given Special Praise by Top Tourist Guide

19th October 2016


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.

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

13th 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.
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