It’s 50 years since man first walked on the moon. Now you can enjoy an immersive lunar experience at Enginuity, near Ironbridge in Shropshire when artist Luke Jerram’s enormous 7-metre spherical Moon sculpture is installed at the museum from 21 October to 10 November. Themed events will be held underneath the installation.
The awe-inspiring touring artwork was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7-metre spherical sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!
Internally lit, the installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.
Dine under the Museum of the Moon on 24 October at a special fundraising dinner with a champagne reception, raffle, live auction and speaker from the Lunar Society. Tickets for the ‘Ironbridge by Moonlight Dinner’ are £55 each, or a table of 10 is £500. For more information and to book tickets email Adam Siviter, Fundraising Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01952 435 900. Funds raised from the evening will help to support the Museum’s heritage conservation and education work, as well as contributing towards the Fund for the Future appeal.
Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows you to make your own interpretation of the moon and its place in the world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon and consider the latest moon science.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Enginuity is open from 10am until 4pm; entrance is £9.50 adults, £8.50 60 plus and £6.50 children 5-16, under 5s free. Some activities a small additional charge, in addition to the museum entrance fee.
Make the most of daytime visits to the museums with a great value Annual Passport Ticket, which allows multiple visits into all 10. It costs £26.50 per adult, £20.50 for seniors, £16.50 for children (16 years or under), £70 for a family of two adults and all their children and £50 for a family with one adult; under 5s free (terms and conditions apply). Passports can also be bought online in advance saving 5% and individual entry tickets are available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.
For further information, call the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M54 motorway exiting at Telford junction 4 or 6.
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
With a full bar, catering including a hog roast and Sunshine Radio Street Team entertainment, this is the perfect night out to kick start the October Half Term.
Gates open at 5.30pm, bonfire lit at 7pm and fireworks start at 7.30pm.
Fast track tickets on sale now at £2.00 per child, £4.00 per adult and £10.00 per family of up to 2 adults and 3 children. On the night, prices are £2.50 per child, £4.50 per adult and £13.00 per family.
Contact the Centre for more information. Tickets available from the centre front desk.
Children can enjoy some extra special hero fun at Telford Centre as Catboy, Gekko and Owlette from Entertainment One’s (eOne) PJ Masks make an unmissable appearance at the free and fun-packed event.
As a part of the national ‘Be A Hero’ tour, Catboy, Gekko and Owlette will be soaring into Telford Centre on 27th October 2019, appearing at Wyre Hall at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. At each appearance, families and fans of eOne’s popular animated TV series will have the chance to meet and greet their favourite characters and take part in an interactive Hero Moves session where kids can get active and learn how to get ready for adventure, just like the PJ Masks.
Airing daily on Disney Junior and Tiny Pop, PJ Masks follows the adventures of 6 year olds Connor, Greg and Amaya who go to school like everyone else. But as night falls and they put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets, they magically transform into superheroes – Catboy, Gekko and Owlette and become the PJ Masks! Watch out – the PJ Masks are on their way, straight into Telford Centre to save the day!
In addition to the Hero Training Academy and photo opportunities with Catboy, Gekko and Owlette children and families can also enjoy PJ Masks branded activities and receive a special superhero mask to take home.
Visitors to the event can also enter a competition to win a special PJ Masks prize bundle worth over £100 by sharing their photos and hero moves on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account using the hashtag #PJMasksHero.
It is advised that you pre-register for this event by visiting the Customer Service Desk opposite Monsoon, however there will be a limited number of spaces available on the day on a first come first served basis. For further information on the event and how to book your free tickets please visit: https://www.telfordcentre.com/whats-on/events/pj-masks/
FIND PJ Masks ONLINE:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/PJMasksUK
Instagram – www.instagram.com/pjmasks
Twitter – www.twitter.com/PJMasks
Website – www.pjmasks.co.uk
Do you have the Instincts of a Super Hero?
Choose the superhero you would be with a recruiting quiz and make your own mask. Test your skill working out codes and create your defence pieces to protect you from baddies. Practice getting through Spiderman’s web, break through a wall and use your x-ray vision on different pictures.
Monday – Friday 1pm-2.30pm
£4 per accompanied child, booking advised.
Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular!
Fancy dress is encouraged for the kids and adults, we want to see your best fancy dress costumes as there are some special prizes to be won!
We had such fun last year and are excited to have plenty of spooky activities for all the family.
– Devilish Doughnut tree
– Apple bobbing
– The FEAR challenge
– Face painting
– Fire breathing
– Stilt walkers
Learn how to draw animal cartoons with caricaturist and Radio Times illustrator Jonathan Cusick. You’ll be shown a variety of key concepts and approaches, then get to apply these in a drawing session interpreting exhibits from the museum’s taxidermy archive. A variety of family-friendly subjects will be there to inspire. This workshop aims to improve your cartoons and equip you with a confident and enthusiastic approach to drawing. £8 per person (accompanying adults free entry) All ages welcome
Get fired up on Fireworks Night, Saturday 2 November, at Blists Hill Victorian Town. As well as the spectacular family fireworks display on The Green see molten iron being poured into moulds during the dramatic iron casting demonstration in the Foundry.
The gates open at 6pm allowing plenty of time to explore the Town’s Victorian streets and atmospheric buildings. Wrap up warm, tuck into hot food or a cup of chocolate from the café and enjoy the smell of coal fires burning as you make your way down to the Town’s Green for the show. You will be able talk to the townsfolk in their cottages, shops and other places of work and hear about life in the late 1800s.
The highlight of the night will be the fantastic fireworks extravaganza accompanied by music, which will start at around 7.30pm and light up the night sky over the Ironbridge Gorge.
Tickets will be available from this website in late Summer.
Please note, if we need to cancel this event because of bad weather it will be rescheduled for Saturday 9 November. We will not be offering refunds for weather cancellation unless ticket holders can’t make the rescheduled event. We suggest making sure both dates are free in your diary before booking.
Fun and Fireworks
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Enjoy an evening train journey to Carrog and on the way back stop off at Glyndyfrdwy Station for Fireworks. On board bar selling alcohol and soft drinks. hot refreshments available to purchase at Glyndyfrdwy Station.
Book early to avoid disappointment. This event has sold out for seven years running.
Train departs Llangollen Station at 6pm and returns approx 8.30pm.
Adults – £18, Children – £12, under 3s are FREE!
Market Drayton Winter Fair is our very popular annual festive event, showcasing a fabulous range of gifts, home wear, crafts, food and more.
We will have over 40 stalls on offer for you to peruse. A fantastic award winning coffee shop for you to enjoy too. Entry is free and we will be open from 10am until 4pm. We hope you can join us again.
A Shropshire Christmas fayre not to be missed!
Over 100 eclectic Christmas stalls line the streets and Church Green of the quintessential market town of Much Wenlock in beautiful Shropshire.
Enjoy the Brass Bands, Choirs, Street Theatre & Entertainers, Santa Claus, Donkey Rides, Children’s Entertainment, Carols by Candlelight in The Square and much, much more!
Disabled Parking and Park & Ride facilities are available.
Rich in seasonal atmosphere.
Delightful Christmassy setting with light snow on order!
Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society Ltd are pleased to announce that THE ANNUAL VINTAGE VEHICLE AND MACHINERY RALLY AND CRAFT SHOW will once again take place on SATURDAY 14th and SUNDAY 15th JUNE 2020 at the Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4TB.
Sections including Steam Engines; Vintage Commercial Vehicles, Fire Engines, Buses and Campervans; Stationary Engines; Horses; Vintage Tractors and Horticultural machinery; Vintage Caravans; Outdoor Displays and Collections; Organs; Classic, Vintage and Veteran Cars; Vintage Pedal Cycles, Vintage Motor Cycles. Spectators will be able to see many of these vehicles in motion in the Ring. There is also a Model Hall, Craft Hall, Trade and Auto Jumble Stands.
Come and enjoy a Pie and a pint with your Dad on Fathers day while travelling through the beautiful Dee Valley to Corwen.
Why not treat Dad to something different this year, come for a trip on a Steam Train and enjoy a Pork Pie, Scotch Egg and a bottle of Real Ale while travelling through the Dee Valley.
A return trip to Corwen with a 15 minute stop at Carrog
There is a soft drink alternative for children and the option of Wine instead of Real Ale
Today’s Flower Show features, T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent firework display.
The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing, public safety, catering , entertainment, engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes etc. and ensuring that our visitors have an extraordinary experience with value for money.