Ludlow Castle is holding an extra special event during the Easter break. A pesky dragon has visited the castle and laid some eggs in all sorts of nooks and crannies. The castle needs some talented egg hunters to follow the trail and find all the eggs, which have ended up in some novel and interesting places. The dragon egg hunt will be a fun way to explore the medieval ruins and stunning grounds, keeping youngsters enthralled and engaged. Budding egg hunters will be supplied with a trail map and pencil to keep track of their findings, and there will be small prizes up for grabs.
The trail will cost £1.50 in addition to the cost of admission to the castle.
Become a Romano-Britain living in the vicinity of the fourth largest city. Make a groma and see if you can set out a straight Roman road. Try a snack and try eating it lying on a ‘couch’. Plan a banquet and do your maths homework with roman numeral on a tablet. Test your knowledge of what foods were introduced here by the Romans. See if you are worthy of being a citizen – can you properly fold a toga?
Monday 15th – Friday 19th and Monday 22nd – Friday 26th 1pm-2.30pm
£4 per accompanied 4-11 year old, booking advised.
Who’s ready to experience the glorious magic of Easter, with a visit to the Easter Bunny!
Walk through the enchanted wood, hunting for golden eggs to exchange for chocolatey treats in the Easter bunnies burrow. Not only that, but the Easter bunny will have a special golden ticket for you to claim a fabulous stack of Easter pancakes to enjoy in the Café.
£6.50 per child.
The first date released is Wednesday 17th April. Once this date is booked up then the next date will become available for booking, and so on.
Wednesday 17th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 18th: 10am – 2pm
Friday 19th: 10am – 2pm
Wednesday 24th: 10am – 2pm
Thursday 25th: 10am – 2pm
Friday 26th: 10am – 2pm
Book tickets here: https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/easter-bunny-grotto-17th-april
(The first date available to book is Wednesday 17th April, once this is full, the next date will become available for booking)
Peep! Peep! Thomas the Tank Engine is back at Llangollen Railway Station for a Day Out With Thomas.
A Day Out With Thomas event now travel to CORWEN.
This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas, meet The Fat Controller and enjoy trips on Thomas up and down Llangollen Station, you can ride in Rickety and Clarabelle as many times as you like. Take the Big steam Engine to Corwen and then go to Carrog to the puppet show
See Rusty and Dusty… and have some fun
The event, which has been held at Llangollen Railway for many years, is an excellent day out for all Thomas fans and there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
A Fantastically FUN Family Event!
Day Out With Thomas™ is an all day event and gates open at 10am.
To ensure all activities on offer can be enjoyed we recommend visitors arrive before 2pm.
Family (1 Adult + 1 Child) £27.50
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children) £38.00
Family (2 adults + 1 Child) £41.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) £55.00
Children aged under 2 FREE
Your all day ticket includes:
Brake Van Rides with Thomas & Clarabel at Llangollen Station
Unlimited travel on the Steam trains and Thomas
Access to our Activity room which includes;
Thomas DVD screening
Colouring & Craft Workshop
Day Out With Thomas Certificate
Live Story Re-enactments
A Day Out With Thomas is an all day event, no matter what time you show up, there will always be something to entertain the children. However, we do recommend that you arrive at the station before 2pm to make use of the whole day.
Our Day Out With Thomas event is NOT an event that sells out so we will have tickets no matter what time you arrive at the station. To get the most out of your day please arrive early as the ticket price is the same all day
Indoor carboot/ table top sale.
Wanting to clear your house of unwanted items or just make your self some extra money then book a stall at my indoor table top sale on Saturday 27th April 2019 10-12 @eastern Oswestry community centre. Tables are £8 each. I only have a limited amount of tables available so You MUST PREBOOK. tables are provided so no need to bring your own.
If your only wanting to browse or purchase please remember:
💰it’s FREE entry for everyone
🧁refreshments will be available.
🚘 car parking available
Feel free to message me for any information
📆 date: Saturday 27th April 2019
🕰 time: 10-12
🌎 venue: Eastern Oswestry community centre,cabin lane,Oswestry,sy11 2lq
We take you off the beaten track to Real Ale pubs to sample locally brewed Real Ales, delicious food and live entertainment, without worrying who’s driving! Our dedicated bus service arrives every 30 minutes at each pub between 12noon and 10 pm.
Bricklayers Arms, Shrewsbury
The Bull, Rodington
Ugly Duckling, Long Lone
The Tiddly, Ellerdine
The Bear, Hodnet
Fox Inn, Wem
Dickin Arms, Loppington
Red Lion, Bomere Heath
Start and finish at any participating pub.
Come and celebrate the Spring Season at Fordhall Organic Farm!
Come and visit the lambs, enjoy the falconry display and perhaps enter your own four-legged friend into the Fordhall Dog Show! Meet exotic animals and enjoy a tractor and trailer ride, take in the scenery and enjoy a fun day at the farm!
Price: £3.00 Entry, Under 4’s free!
Book your ticket now
Proceeds from this event go to Fordhall’s Education Programme.
Calling all cheese lovers! Join us for an evening of tastings and an insight into the craft of artisan cheesemaking with Morgan McGlynn as we celebrate the publication of her new book The Modern Cheesemaker.
Morgan McGlynn is one of the youngest women in the business; she runs Muswell Hill Cheeses in London and is Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch resident cheese expert as well as the cheese adviser for Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason and an expert judge at the World Cheese Awards.
The Modern Cheesemaker shows you how to make 18 cheeses, from the rich and gooey, to the wonderfully stinky, and all the cheeseboard favourites – including simple, fresh cheeses such as mozzarella and ricotta, working up to salty and versatile halloumi, feta and paneer, perfect, melting Swiss cheese, through to aged Cheddar and Brie. Starting from the very basics of the making process, with a guide to milk types and the seasonal nature of cheese, The Modern Cheesemaker will deepen your understanding of this essential ingredient and its production. Morgan will give us a peak at the cheesemaking process and pass on her expert tips – from making, storing and ageing to tasting, slicing and hunting out new cheeses.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Appleby’s, Cheesemakers from Hawkstone Abbey Farm, Marchamley, Shrewsbury for this event. Sarah Appleby will also be on hand to showcase their cheeses which you’ll have a chance to taste and savour with a glass of wine.
What better way to spend an evening!
Tickets: £10 (£5 redeemable against a signed copy of The Modern Cheesemaker). Includes cheese tasting & a glass of wine/soft drink. Tickets available from the bookshop, or purchase online (with booking fee).
Film starts at 7.30pm with refreshments and a licensed bar available from 6.30pm.
Laurel and Hardy — the world’s greatest comedy team — face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more.
Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,through to huge inflatables, go karting, bubble football, huge big top with circus skills, craft, tractor displays and educational free activities! For the adults there will be beer, gin, tastings and hands on workshops…
Field to Fork Festival is a FUN way to examine the journey of our food from where and how it is grown, all the way to our plates.
3 Day Event at Whittington Castle. The cost will be £5 per adult and £1 per child entrance donation.
The Woodvilles are a living history and battle re-enactment group covering the “Wars of the Roses” period.
Founded in the early nineties the group draws members from all over the United Kingdom. The group has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming increasingly more ‘authentic’ and gaining many more members.
They try to not only present “living history” and combat displays but also to have an abundance of background information, so they may explain to the public what it was really like living in the fifteenth century.
They are supported at this event by members of several other Households of the Wars of the Roses Federation
More information on us may be found on:-
They hope you enjoy theirs and the other displays
Come and Join us for a trip through the beautiful Dee Valley, sit back and enjoy your Fish and Chips while watching the world go by.
The Fish and Chips can be collected from the café from 6pm and taken on the train to enjoy, there is a bar on board in case you fancy a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Soft drinks are also available.
train departs at 6.30pm
Book early as this is a very popular event.
Adults £22 Children £15
Clun’s Green Man will again be attempting to win the age-old battle against winter and darkness, and bring in the summer! Sunday is the Ice Queen’s last stand, with her Fair in the Square. Monday is the main event, with lots of family-friendly fun. Dancing, street theatre, circus skills, lots of festival food, battles, bowmen and, of course, beer!
Tickets on sale on the day.
Find us on Facebook at Clun Green Man or via http://www.clungreenman.org.uk/
Prospective students, families, carers and friends are invited to visit the specialist further education college for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Find out more about what Derwen College has to offer with a tour of the facilities and accommodation, Q&A sessions and activity workshops from 10am. Meet staff and students and discover more about the provision and vocational pathways offered to students.
Short Breaks @Derwen will also be offering an open house from 2pm on the same day for anyone interested in finding out more about our Short Breaks holiday provision for young adults.
Please contact Amy Snow to register your interest and to find out more, email email@example.com or telephone 01691 661234 (ext 381)
You want fun? We’ve got it. And then some. Shropshire Kids Festival is back, with more super-extra-massive bonkers fun.
Kids just wanna have fun – and we serve it up right across a fabulous weekend.
We’ve got a HUGE water slide, the foamiest foam parties, mega sports zone, massive inflatables, a have-a-go music tent, zorb balls, go karts, circus tent, craft activities and just about anything else any kid aged 0-14 could possibly want.
Kevin and Paul will be kayaking 34 miles along the River Severn on Saturday 18th May 2019. This is in aid of PSC, Organ Donor Awareness, Donor Families Support Network & memory benches, following Kevins transplant in January this year.
The finish line is The Crown Inn, Coleham. Here we will be hosted a Family Fun Day to raise awareness and funds! Please pop down from 10am to enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, drinks and peruse the stalls.
It is a fabulous riverside venue and it is all set to be a fantastic event!
The sixth annual Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival will be celebrating all things great about food and drink available in the North Shropshire area.
The event will be running on:-
Saturday 18th May 2019 from 10am – 5pm
Sunday 19th May from 10am – 4pm
The indoor festival is totally free with lots of activities to entertain the children.
Enjoy a morning of creativity and indulgence. Create a gorgeous crown using seasonal flowers with Rebecca Frost of Feather and Ferns Floral Design, then admire your creation over a cream tea of home made scones, jam and clotted cream.
Tickets are £35 per person and include 10% off any garden centre purchases made on the day.
Please note that payment is required in advance. To book your place, please call us on 01939 211900
Come and see PADDINGTON at Llangollen Railway on the 25th May 2019. The cheeky little Bear will be appearing at intervals between 10:30am – 3.30pm … don’t’ forget your camera!
Take a train ride to Carrog to see the magic show.
Face painting available at intervals on Platform 1 at Llangollen Station.
The train goes all the way to Corwen and there is a magic show at Carrog, colouring sheets, miniature train ride.
The popular Attingham Camp is back for its fourth year – this time in May! Bring the family for a one night, fun filled camping spectacular. Booking closes at midnight Thursday 23 May. Adult £30, Child (2-16) £15, Child (under 2) £5.
Come and join us in the Field of Play overnight this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Enjoy Attingham at night at a different time of year, cosying up to a bonfire and sleeping under the stars. We’ll be hosting a range of evening family activities with qualified providers, including stories and marshmallows around the camp fire, twilight bush craft and star watching. Dinner and breakfast will be provided.
This is a one night event starting at 2pm on Saturday 25 May and running into the day on Sunday 26 May.
Places must be booked in advance. For further details follow the link to book tickets.
Soapbox Derby Come and join thousands of spectators from across the West Midlands to cheer on our weird, wonderful and wacky soapbox downhill racers at Shrewsbury Wacky Races 2019, the first event of it’s kind to be held in the town.
Watch as our racers hurtle down our custom track in their carefully crafted carts at the Shrewsbury Quarry, tackling our 300m track and it’s chicanes and, hopefully, avoiding the icy waters of the River Severn at the end!
Our competitors will work their way through a knockout style competition with only the fastest 10 cars making it through to the final, where they will battle to take home the winners trophy!
The event will be free to attend, with pop up street food, bars and loads of fun activities for all the family.
Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream. Advance booking essential.
This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.
Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.
Further information and bookings available soon.
May Half Term Film starts at 5.30pm with themed crafts, refreshments and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm.
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
Join Derwen College for the annual Summer Fete which features games, entertainment, shopping, food, and something for all the family. This popular community event brings together students, staff and visitors galore to enjoy a traditional day of summer fun.
Shop at the wide selection of stalls where you can buy produce made by students at Derwen, plants from the Garden Centre and a variety of cards and gifts designed and created by Derwen students. Then take part in a coconut shy or tombola and children’s activities including badge making and face painting.
The food court area includes delicious home-made fare, barbecue and a selection of drinks.
The fete takes place in the college’s commercial outlets offering home-made breads, jams, and chutneys to buy from the Garden Centre shop. Food, including a children’s menu, will be served in the college’s Orangery Restaurant and Garden Café from 11.30am-4pm. Main meals £5.95, children’s portions £4.95.
Other highlights include a performance of ‘Be SmART’ by Creative Arts students, an art exhibition and a grand raffle with a host of fabulous prizes. From 12pm-4pm. For more information go to www.visitderwen.co.uk
Built in 1728 Burford House and its beauiful gardens have been open to the public since 1958. At one point in the garden is the spot where the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire meet. The countryside around theses three counties is both beautiful and rich in wild edible plants and fungi. On the outskirts of Tenbury Wells, it is within easy reach of Ludlow, Leominster, Bromyard, Kidderminster, Hereford, Worcester, Bridgnorth and Shrewbury.
We will meet outside the cafe at Burford House. The course starts there with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers. Tea or coffee is available from the cafe.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the grounds of Burford House park and along the River Teme, teaching you how to identify the different Spring shoots, plants, flowers and hopefully mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely hogweed and wild garlic soup.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds, a wild salad that we will pick on the day and possibly even some wild garlic pesto.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Let’s be fabulous together and raise money for our charity Share Shrewsbury!
Please join us for our fantastic and FREE festival cosplay parade through town on Sunday June 2nd at 2pm. We are walking in support of Share Shrewsbury, who will be accepting public donations during the parade.
We will be presenting prizes to the best dressed adult, the best dressed child and the best dressed group.
Accompanied by a New Orleans style jazz band, led by the famous jaguator, we are delighted to be sponsored by our local events company, Vesper Monaco Lounge.
We warmly invite people of all ages to dress as your favourite fantasy figure and come along and join in the fun.
Starting at the Castle, we are parading up to the top of Pride Hill, down Dogpole and then along the High street to Shrewsbury town square.
Prizes will be presented by our special guest Nick Joseph, who is an actor from the original classic Star Wars movie.
He presented the medals to Princess Leia which she awarded to Luke Skywalker and Han Solo at the end of the movie.
Fifth annual vegan fair in Shrewsbury arranged by Shropshire Veggies and Vegans group. Over 50 stalls including hot and cold food, cakes, sweets, chocolate, clothing, assessories, jewellery, cosmetics, books and charity stalls.
Free entry with a goody bag of samples and money off vouchers for the first 100 people through the door.
Free kids activities, treatment area and talks and presentations.
More details on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1226981117455894/
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The aircraft on display are the undoubted stars of the show, but there’s a lot more to the RAF Cosford Air Show than that! Whether you’re looking to inspire and entertain the whole family or you’re an avid aviation enthusiast, you’ve got a non-stop day of excitement ahead of you.
With a six-hour flying display, a unique static exhibition, hangars full of interactive exhibitions and much more, there is something for all the family to enjoy!
Burford House and its beautiful gardens have been open to the public since 1958.The countryside around the three counties is rich in edible plants and fungi.
The course begins at Burford House Cafe with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the gardens and along the River Teme, teaching you how to identify the different plants, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for homemade refreshments such as a lovely wild food soup or elderflower champagne.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds and a wild salad that we will pick on the day.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt.
There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.