A chance to win a gorgeous barn venue and accommodation in the stunning Shropshire countryside. Includes whole site, barns (licensed for wedding ceremonies), glamping accommodation and more on weekend of 4-6 October 2019. For up to 30 guests. Value £2,400 may be applied to a higher-priced package for up to 120 guests. Prize draw announced at Spring Wedding Fayre on 6 May.
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)
Join us for a fun and creative workshop at Meeting Point House as we help your child make their own unique Easter egg which comes with a surprise too! Adult supervision required. £5 per child. Please call 01952 292268 to book your childs place. Payment can be made over the phone or through paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring is in the air and its time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. With FREE ENTRY to this plant fair the event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries to get your gardening season off to a great start. All the nurseries attending are happy to offer expert advice to help less experienced gardeners select the right plants for their gardens. “For true ‘plantaholics’ there are always those little treasures to discover that can’t be obtained elsewhere.
Access to the grounds of Whittington Castle is free. Access to the Castle Gatehouse and Cottage is free Refreshments available. The plant fair runs from 10am-4pm on Good Friday 19th April. FREE ENTRY to the plant fair (£1.00 per car to park). Full details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Meet us in the meadow in Comer Woods for our egg hunts supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the woodland and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat.
Car parking is free for National Trust members, just scan your membership card in the machine to receive your free ticket. Parking charges are £3 all day or £1.50 for 90 minutes. Each hunt map costs £2.50. For more information https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dudmaston/whats-on
Spend Good Friday with the team at the Discovery Centre trying your hand at fun, seasonal crafts; from 3-D eggs to sheep with fluffy paint, yellow fork painted chicks to paper rabbits disappearing down their hole, and various flowers galore as we enjoy the Spring. Just £4 per child aged 3 and above.
Egg hunts are supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the woodland and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking not required.
On Good Friday and Saturday Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will take place in Comer Woods. On Sunday and Monday, the same trail will be run from our main visitor site at Dudmaston Hall. Our visitor reception and facilities at Dudmaston Hall will be closed on Good Friday and Saturday.
With FREE ENTRY to this Plant Hunters’ Fair the event offers the opportunity to pop along and visit many specialist nurseries from across the country to get your gardening season off to a great start. All the nurseries attending are happy to offer expert advice to help less experienced gardeners select the right plants for their gardens. “For true ‘plantaholics’ there are always those little treasures to discover that can’t be obtained elsewhere.
The visitor centre and lakeside restaurant are housed in an award winning environmentally sensitive building and serve a wide variety of home cooked meals and light refreshments including meats from the farm. Why not enjoy the spring weather and take your tea on the terrace overlooking the main pool. The plant fair runs from 10am-4pm on Easter Saturday 20th April with free entry to the plant fair and excellent Lakeside Restaurant. Entry to Beautiful 156 acre arboretum with over 3000 types of trees and shrubs is optional at normal prices. Details at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Rejoice! For Easter 2019, the must-be-seen-to-be-believed 4m Cosmic Egg returns to Easter at the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture (ALMoS)!
Bring the whole family for activity trails, Museum mini-egg hunt, shop, café and explore Berriew’s sparkling, glittering treasure trove.
The weather may be gloomy, but ALMoS is guaranteed to brighten your Easter.
The museum is open 12 – 4pm on Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and then Saturdays and Sundays throughout June, July, August and September and by arrangement. Entry is £3.00 (concs £1.50). Family tickets £8. ALMoS is also available for ceremonies and private hires.
The Easter Bunny will be visiting the railway on the 20th to 22nd April. Watch for Easter eggs along the line and check them off the list. All travelling children receive a handsome chocolate egg on arrival at Llanfair Caereinion.
Our yellow timetable operates during this event.
Normal fares apply for this event.
Popular Plant Fair with better than HALF PRICE ENTRY to the wonderful Dorothy Clive Gardens and Plant Hunter’s Fair returns on Easter Sunday 21st April and Easter Monday 22nd April. The event is now firmly established as a “must” in gardeners’ diaries. This special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain these wonderful gardens is now in its 11th year and the garden offers a great special event price on these days of just £4.00 for garden and plant fair entry (normally, standard garden entry is £8.50). So why not make it an Easter treat that won’t break the bank!
Nurseries will of course come loaded with spring flowering plants plus plenty of later flowering plants to get planted now and this Easter there are more stalls than ever booked as this event goes from strength to strength.
All your favourites will be there.
Coming all the way from Cornwall are Roseland House with their National Collections of Clematis and Lapageria as well as a great array of stunning climbers at great value prices.
The ever popular Edrom Nurseries will be travelling down from Berwickshire and we know there will be lots of really unusual and hard-to-obtain woodland plants on their stall.
New comers to the event include: Alluring Plants from with nectar rich plants for bees and butterflies. Mynd Hardy Plants with a large range of perennials specialising in Hemerocallis and Penstemon. Artisan Plant Supports from Staffordshire with beautiful hand crafted iron garden plant supports.
If this isn’t enough there are 6 RHS medal winners at the fair: Chris Cooke (woodland and species plants); Edrom Nurseries (woodland and alpine plants); Hall Farm Nursery (a wide range of plants); Packhorse Farm (Acers and other trees and shrubs); Potterton’s Nursery (award-winning alpines) and Tissington Nursery (perennials)
The smaller, family run nurseries are always popular as a source of the new, the old or the different! Conquest Plant Nurseries have a wonderfully wide range of variegated plants. Green’s Leaves specialise in Australian plants plus a sprinkling of the newest flowering plants on the market. Jurassicplants Nurseries always cause a stir with fantastic, exotic and hardy edibles. Mayfields Plants specialise in cottage garden favourites. Shadyplants.com need no explanation! SpecialPerennials are helenium and phlox specialists. Bridge Farm Plants with lots of unusual perennials The Gobbett will be bringing shrubs especially Lilacs and perennials, with a great range of iris.
Regular visitors will be pleased to learn that Studio 8 Pottery are back with their hand-thrown and home-fired terracotta garden wares made using Staffordshire clay.
The garden is intimate, informal and inspiring. Located on the borders of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, this lovely garden has delights and surprises whatever the season.
There are many areas of spring interest within this 12-acre, hillside garden. These include a new winter garden, an edible woodland, a woodland quarry with waterfall, an alpine scree and pool, rose walk and amazing drifts of spring bulbs.
The spring plant fair is the time to see hellebores, camellias, crocus and spring flowering bulbs making a mark on the garden along with magnolias and early flowering rhododendrons.
Dogs on leads are very welcome. Tearooms open. The plant fair runs fron 10am-5pm on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April. Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.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.
Egg hunts are supported by Cadbury over the Easter weekend. Follow the trail around the orchard courtyards and solve the clues to claim your Cadbury chocolate treat. Dogs on leads are welcome. Booking not required.
Please note that on Good Friday and Saturday Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts will take place in Comer Woods and our visitor reception, shop and tea-room at Dudmaston Hall will be closed. On Sunday and Monday, the same trail will be run from our main visitor site at Dudmaston Hall.
Easter kids club for 5-8 year olds between 10am-noon run by TalentMatch Telford aimed at fun physical activities. Call 01952 292268 to find out more and to book. Spaces are limited to 15 per session. £5 per session. We also have another session for 5-8 year olds on 16th of April and for 9-12 year olds on 17th and 24th April 10am-12pm.
Easter kids club for 9-12 year olds between 10am-noon run by Talent Match Telford aimed at fun physical activities. Call 01952 292268 to find out more and to book. Spaces are limited to 15 per session. £5 per session. We also have sessions for 5-8 year olds on 23rd of April and for 9-12 year olds on 17th 10am-12pm.
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
FREE ENTRY to this great plant fair. It’s a great time to get out in the garden and get planning and planting for the year ahead and where better to get inspiration than at a Plant Hunters Fair. The plants are lovingly grown by small specialist nurseries and these enthusiastic plants people are on hand to give honest, straightforward advice on choosing and growing the right plants for your garden. The plant fair offers the opportunity to pop along and visit some wonderful specialist nurseries at no charge to get the gardening season off to a great start.
At the same time visit Battlefields 1403 excellent farm shop, deli and Sparrow’s Café. Which is a celebration of low food miles, only buying British and that means no lemons or grapes in sight, fresh seasonal products with full traceability. The cafe cooks fresh daily with local ingredients, serving loyal visitors that return time and time again. The plant fair runs from 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 27th April. For full details please see www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
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
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.
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.
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
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/
Free gardening event with a giant plant sale – with herbaceous and annual flowers, vegetables, fruit, herbs and indoor plants. Men in Sheds will be there helping people sharpen their garden knives and secateurs. Lots of gardening information and advice – including composting, organic gardening, weeds, children’s activities and much more. We are also featuring some local food producers and street food. The Green Wood Cafe will be open for cakes and drinks.. GrowLocal is organised by Transition Town Telford.
Looking for a great value day out this Early May Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday (5th & 6th May). Look no further than a visit to the wonderful Weston Park and its Plant Hunters’ Fair. With a really great value entrance price of just £3.00 for this special event which includes entry to the gardens and parkland and the great Plant Hunters’ Fair.
The plant fair has become a magnet for plant lovers from near and far with a great line-up of nurseries to create a plant lover’s paradise. The mix of nurseries ensures there’s something for every type of garden; little gems to tempt the most discerning plants person and lots of help and advice for the new or less experienced gardener.
Weston is an award-winning stately home set in 1000 acres of “Capability” Brown parkland much of it wooded and planted with spring bulbs, bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons. There are miles of woodland walks, lakes and the beautiful formal gardens to explore. Children can let off steam in the Woodland Adventure Playground. Relax and unwind over a coffee in the Deli or enjoy lunch in the Granary Grill. The house will also be open from 1pm (additional charge). The miniature railway will also be running (additional charge) Full details from www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Head Gardener Martin Gee will lead a three and half mile guided walk through carpets of bluebells, avenues and azaleas and Capability Brown’s pleasure grounds.
At this time of year Temple Wood is a riot of colour and perfume as the rhododendrons and azaleas are in full bloom. Martin will talk about these fashionable hybrids and why the walks were created by the 4th Countess.
The Granary Grill & Deli will be open for freshly brewed coffees, light bites, homemade cakes or a Sunday Roast.
The walk will start from the admissions point at 10.30am
Admission is payable on the day.
Free admission for Children under 14
Weston Park Annual Pass holders receive 50% off admission
Dogs on leads are welcome
With expert walk leader, Keith Pybus, who has appeared on TV promoting some of the best walks in Shropshire. Keith will lead you from Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on a memorable experience to one of the best places in Shropshire to see bluebells, sharing his knowledge and anecdotes of the area. £5 per person (includes 10% discount voucher to be used in the Discovery Centre café on your return). Booking advised.
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!
Our plant fairs at The British Ironwork Centre have raised thousands of pounds for Hope House Children’s Hospices, with the £1.00 entrance fee going to this very deserving cause. Please help us raise more in 2019! There will be a brilliant line-up of top specialist nurseries who will bring a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. Come for a great day out, find some lovely plants for your garden, get expert advice from the enthusiastic nursery folk.
The British Ironworks Centre not only boasts a working smithy and a showroom featuring the biggest choice of quality British ironware for both indoors and garden use but also the Shropshire Sculpture Park featuring a safari in ironwork that has to be seen to be believed! The venue has lots to see and explore with something for all ages, plus the bonus of a great Plant Hunters’ Fair to enjoy!
Entry to the Plant Fair and all other attractions is £1.00 in aid of Hope House Hospices. Free parking. The plant fair runs from10am-4pm on Saturday 18th May. Refreshments available.
Full details of the nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
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.