Woodland Classroom – Mondays 8 and 15 April, 1pm to 3pm
Campfire cooking in Wolf’s Den – Tuesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 April, 11am to 3pm
Ancient and notable tree walks – Wednesdays 10 and 24 April, 11am to 2pm
Ranger Thursdays in Wolf’s Den – Thursdays 4, 11, 18 and 25 April 11am to 3pm
Jake Evans Storytelling – 5, 12, 17 and 26 April
Spot Easter chicks in the house – 30 March to 28 April
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.
Go along to Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge during the Easter school holidays from 13 to 28 April and join floral-themed ceramic family activities.
Young artists can decorate a money box, fridge magnet or paper plate with spring flowers such as daffodils, tulips and bluebells using quick drying paint. The daily sessions take place from 11am – 1pm and again between from 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Afterwards explore the museum’s many galleries.
The ceramic painting activities carry a charge of between £1 and £4 per item plus entry while the paper activities are included in your admission fee. You can take your finished items home with you on the day.
One of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Coalport China Museum is open from 10am until 4pm. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing multiple visits into all 10 museums can be bought at the entrance or online in advance saving 5%; individual entry tickets are also available at each museum. Activities will vary from day-to-day and some additional costs will apply.
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
Living History Encampments, French and Allies. Skirmish each day at 3ish, informal talks, drill displays.
The scene is set
“With the French advance into Portugal, and in turn the withdrawal of Crauford’s Light Division back across the Coa, the Siege of Almeida has now begun….
Standing opposite the two Spanish border fortresses of Ciudad Rodrigo & Fort Concepcion, Almeida was garrisoned by the Allies, and was intended to help slow the French advance into Portugal, and in turn allow Wellesley time to strengthen, re-organise, re-equip and improve the army at his disposal. A long siege at Almeida, before the winter months set in would certainly help to do just that.
Several days prior to the French advance, Viscount Wellington has ordered Brevet-Colonel Yuill and his provisional battalion to re-enforce the mainly Portuguese garrison at Almeida, accompanied by a battery of gunners from the Royal Artillery.
On arrival at Almeida, the garrison commander (Brig. General – of the Portuguese Army – William Cox) had ordered Brevet-Colonel Yuill and his Provisional battalion to defend the Santo Antonio Bastion on the west of the fortress, near the castle – where the main powder magazine is located.
With a large French force numbering some 16,000 men with 100 guns under the command of Marshal Ney now encircling the fortress, will the garrison of 5,000 Portuguese & British defeat their besiegers…..or surrender??”
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/
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 15th and SUNDAY 16th JUNE 2019 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.
Any father accompanied by his child travels at the child price. Multiple generations welcome!
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is joining in the celebrations for Fathers’ Day on Sunday 16th June by offering dads the chance to ride the line at child rate.
On that day fathers who travel on the popular mid-Wales steam railway with one or more of their children will pay only £5.50 return for each ticket, the standard fare for children aged 3-15 (as always, children under three travel free). This compares to the standard adult return fare of £14.50.
The offer applies to multiple generations – grandfather, father and child riding together will need only three £5.00 tickets. And if there is a great-grandfather in the party, he travels for free! He really deserves it.
Any dads that come along for the Fathers’ Day trip will also be offered a tour of the workshop. Unfortunately we can’t take children into the workshop, but perhaps mum could help out here?
The 16th June timetable features two return trips from Welshpool Raven Square, at 11.15 and 14.05, and three from Llanfair Caereinion at 10.00, 13.00 and 15.30. We expect the day to be busy, so dads wanting to take advantage of the offer are advised to guarantee their space by booking online on this website (select 16th June on the timetable page and follow the instructions), where the child’s ticket is only £4.50. Dads should just book themselves a child’s ticket along with the tickets for the children.
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
Back for a 7th year with over 200 amazing food, drink and artisan craft stalls, 2 live music stages, cookery demo’s, hands on cookery clases, kids cookery, TONS for the kids to enjoy, animals, masterclasses and LOTS more!
We had the best year in 2018! We had more demo stages, more music, more kids activities and LOADS more food & drink than ever before!
We had 200 Food, drink and craft exhibitors as well as cookery demonstrations, a chef school, a free kids entertainment, a HUGE screen for the World Cup, a BBQ stage and tons more!
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Fest, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019.
Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music.
Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC for the night. James joins the festivities after recent tour dates with Gary Delaney (Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo) and Paul Sinha (The Chase).
Hawkstone are thrilled to have Mitch Benn headlining the line-up. He is one of the most sought-after acts on the comedy circuit, and widely acknowledged as one of the best writer/performers of comic songs in the country. Mitch is a regular writer and performer on The Now Show for BBC Radio 4, and It’s Been a Bad Week for BBC Radio 2. He also has the successful Radio 4 show Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music and presents The Mitch Benn Music Show on BBC Radio 7. As well as regularly appearing on television shows, including BBC1’s The One Show.
Eddy Brimson completes the line-up. He has featured in several TV and radio shows, along with penning seven books. He has taken to the stage internationally from Norway to China, and was one of the first ever comics to perform in Myanmar. He is a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and is one of the most in demand acts on the UK comedy circuit. Prepare to laugh the night away!
The Saturday show is a must for lovers of musicals, with three acts all boasting west end credentials, sure to transport you to the heart of theatre land.
‘A Night at the Musicals’ features four of the West End’s leading vocalists, recreating the magic of all your favourite musicals. They will be performing songs from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and many more.
‘The Spinettes’ are a trio of starlets set to bring some vintage glamour to the occasion. They will be sprinkling some retro sparkle on the event with their toe-tapping talent.
‘The West End Jerseys’ will be bringing the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s to life. Slick routines, tight harmonies and the unmistakable falsetto sound of Frankie Valli will fill the Follies, with all members of the group bringing their West End talent to the fore.
Sunday will a special day of family fun at the follies with standard admission prices applying.
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows can be purchased at http://www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk/tickets/
See displays of vintage vehicles of every kind including cars, motor bikes, tractors, military vehicles, steam engines, stationary engines, Land Rovers, Commercials and many interesting static exhibits.
Come along to the Greenhous West Mid Showground on 6th and 7th July for this family vintage vehicle day out.
Each year features a special tractor and in 2019 it will be the ‘International’. There is something of interest for all the family including craft and trade stalls, autojumble, fairground rides, go karts, face painting, juggling, shire horses and the well frequented beer tent and refreshment stands.
The Auction sale of vintage items will take place on the Saturday at 10.30am. The event supports charities each year and in 2019 it will be supporting the R.A.B.I and Severn Hospice.
There’s also the fantastic spectator sport Tractor Pulling, a magician, music from the Wirrall Pipe Band and Plantonic All Stars Steel Band.
Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the gate and under 16s go FREE!