Prepare and eat colourful, vitamin fuelled dishes to kick start the year. Join Milly Rees as she explores healthy, wholesome food for the ultimate Winter Wellbeing course.
Winter can be a tough time for body and soul. This hands-on session is all about fighting the blues with vitamin boosts and happy food.
In our pop-up kitchen you will create delicious breakfasts, lunches, suppers and snacks specially designed by Milly to support your immune system, boost your intestinal flora and recharge your batteries. You’ll leave with your delicious food, a new zest for cooking and a real spring in your step!
Just £35 per person, booking essential.
Enjoy the stunning display of snowdrops throughout the 14 acre historic landscape gardens at Millichope Park. With lakes, cascades dating from C18, woodland walks and wildflowers.
Also open the Walled Garden at Millichope home to Wildegoose Nursery featuring an exciting restoration of the gardens and C19 glasshouses.
Light refreshments available in the Walled Garden Tearoom.
Dogs on leads welcome.
The Harry Hooligan’s are recruiting potential tribe members at SHDC. You will be judged at the end as to whether you will be able to go forward into the Dragon Initiation Program. Make a horned hat and practice your yelling, start your own ‘Incomplete book of Dragons’ notebook with the dragons that visit Shropshire. Learn some dragonese (if you swear never to let Gobber the Belch know who you learned it from). Practice catching sheep launched from a catapult.
£4 per accompanied 4-11 year old, booking advised.
Film starts at 7.30 with refreshments and a licensed bar available from 6.30pm. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
Film starts at 5.30 with themed crafts, refreshments and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm. Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
Enjoy a morning in the Shropshire countryside learning about a free superfood that grows on our doorstep. Take part in the Wild Garlic Walk and pick your own to use, looking out for wildlife along the way!
Head back to the Centre in time for lunch. Centre Manager, Grant Wilson will be doing a Wild Garlic Pesto making demo in the afternoon. Pesto will be available to try and buy on the day too.
Film starts at 7.30 with refreshments and a licensed bar available from 6.30pm. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. £5 per adult, £3 per child, £15 per family, booking advised.
10am-2pm All dishes will be suitable for vegans and vegetarians. This inspiring cookery workshop will teach you how to create exciting and nutritious dishes with confidence using seasonal herbs and fresh Spring produce. We will learn about combining flavours, colours and textures so that your cooking is delicious to eat, beautiful to behold and packed full of all those vitamins that nature offers as we move away from those long winter months.
Not just for vegetarians and vegans, this hands-on day is aimed at anyone who wants to understand more about using herbs and vegetables in their cooking.
You don’t need to have a veg patch as some of the best greens can be foraged for free! As always, bring plenty of containers as you will take home all you make in the day.
£35 per person, booking essential.
Run as a charity fund-raising event by local charity,
Grow Cook Learn, the Shropshire Way 80K is a mass participation challenge hike taking in some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. New to 2019 are three more routes joining the mighty 80K, the 40K Mammathon, Tusker’s 10K and a 5K Fun Run. Booking essential, for more information, contact the Centre on 01588676060 / email@example.com. £40 for the 80K route, £25 for the 42K route, £17 for the Tusker 10K and £5 for the 3.5K Fun Run.
From the wilds of South Shropshire in the eighteenth century to the loneliness of a modern ’empty-nest’ mother, the experiences of women reverberate through the ages. Women from the LADS theatre group bring you laughter and tears, poetry and song in this exquisite two-part evocation of womanhood – Out Of The Land, by Polly Bolton and Gill McEvoy, and Fridge Magnet Syndrome, by Michael Corbidge.
Directed by Pam Johnson.
Diddlebury Village Hall, April 13th
9.30am – 4pm Do you want to become more confident with your chainsaw at home but don’t require a qualification? Covering maintenance of your chainsaw (including sharpening), operator safety, safety clothing and risk assessment, find out how to start and operate your saw safely and learn cross cutting techniques for pre-cut timber. For just £75 for the whole day, this course promises to send you home with confidence to use your chainsaw safely. You will need your own chainsaw and chainsaw safety clothing; helmet, gloves, trousers and chainsaw footwear – ALL ESSENTIAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic landscape gardens covering 14 acres with lakes, cascades dating from C18, woodland walks and wildflowers. Bluebells and Violas in May,. Also open the Walled Garden at Millichope, an exciting restoration project bringing the walled gardens and C19 glasshouses back to life.
Features and Attractions
There is the opportunity to see the Bouts Viola collection. UK’s largest collection of hardy perennial scented violas. Many varieties for sale during the May opening from Wildegoose Nursery, which will be open in the walled garden at Millichope. Wildegoose Tearoom will also be serving lunches from 12:00 and home made teas from 1pm – 6pm. Refreshments in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance.
Come and learn the techniques of fruit tree pruning, with an introduction covering the what, where, when, why and how to prune. Following on from a successful fruit tree pruning workshop in February, this time we are concentrating on our community orchard’s stone-fruit trees. The session will be run by Karen Limbrick, a Garden Organic/Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project ‘Orchard Champion’ and member of Marcher Apple Network. Please bring secateurs, loppers, pruning saws or bowsaws if you have them. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential. Some tools will be available on the day. £25 per person. Early bird booking discount of £5 if booked before 25th April 2019. 10am-1pm
This May Half Term, join us in our Pokémon Lab, staffed by Professor Spindle! Professor Spindle’s area of research is the habitats of the wild pokémon. Trainers who visit the lab will look at pokémon and similar animals; divide pokémon into the different types of plants and animals and document pokémon known only to the trainers to be entered into Professor Spindle’s Pokedex. Finishing by going around our meadows working out the habitats of different wild pokémon. 1pm-2.30pm £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old, booking advised.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lyle Skyrme will host a garden event at their home, Broadward Hall, Clungunford, in aid of The Conservation Trust for St. Laurence, Ludlow.
There will be three Speakers Professor Michael Robinson, his wife Dr. Ann Robinson and Mike Kelly.
Over a period of some 20 years, the Robinsons created and nurtured a wild flower meadow at their home at Northridge Meadows in Monmouthshire. The talk will be illustrated with photographs from Northridge Meadows – a registered Wildlife Site.
Mike Kelly is a Natural Environmental Officer with the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team in Craven Arms. One of his interests is the River Clun, one of only three rivers in England designated to be a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, as is the Broadward Estate itself. The River Clun runs through the Broadward Estate and is home to rare and vulnerable wildlife, such as otters, water voles, kingfishers, dippers, white-clawed crayfish and freshwater pearl mussels. Following his talk, Mike will guide a walk along the river bank for those wishing to join him.
The ticket price of £20 per person includes a cream tea, plant stall and book sale. To save costs, tickets will not be issued. Attendees will be contacted by email or phone by way of confirmation.
Kindly send a cheque for £20 per person, together with your telephone number and/or email address, to Carole Dixon, Walford Grange, Walford, SY7 0JT; cheques should be made payable to ‘CTSLL’.
This workshop is all about the joys of fair weather eating. You will make sensational salads, perfect picnics and sweet treats to enjoy on all those lazy Summer days. With her flair for foraging and her gardening knowhow, Milly will show you how to prepare delicious dishes
using local herbs, vegetables and country produce. As always, you’ll go home with lots of your day’s achievements so bring plenty of containers! £35 per person, booking essential.
Get to grips with scything at this one-day course run by Natural England site manager, Simon Cooter. We will include: introduction to scything, setting up the snath, the angles of the blade, honing the blade, mowing technique and practice, hay meadow management, cutting different vegetation and sharpening and peening. We will be using alpine scythes but participants are welcome to bring their own. Boots or good shoes are required and clothing suitable for the weather. £50.00 per person to include all equipment. Booking essential.
Make a boat from a reed, a leaf a piece of bark or a raft made from twigs tied together with grass or stickweed – will it have a stick and leaf mast? Launch them into the river and see how they sail, which will be your best? Also make a catapult from sticks tape and elastic bands, how far will a nut go?
An educational afternoon based on farm tour and illustrated talk about regenerative agriculture including • Our farm vision & what we do • An introduction to soil science & the carbon cycle • Cows, climate change & carbon sequestration • Mob-grazing: mimicking natural grazing patterns • Pasture diversity: soil, plant, animal & human health • The link between soil health, flavour & nutrition • Increasing vital nutrients in our produce • Animal welfare & how we produce ethical meat & milk.
There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.
Donations are welcome to the Farm.
Tickets (free) can be booked via the website or contact Yewa Holiday
Bring your youngsters to the free fund day. Many activities organised: face painting, sport and much, much more.Bring a picnic and enjoy your time in the sun. Monies will be raised for local charity Empathy. Free admission – small charges for some activities. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Film starts at 5.30pm with refreshments, themed crafts and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm. Holt was once a circus star, but he went off to war and when he returned it had terribly altered him. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires him to take care of Dumbo, a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him the laughing stock of the struggling circus troupe. But when Holt’s children discover that Dumbo can fly, silver-tongued entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), and aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) swoop in to make the little elephant a star.
We’re not scared. Go in search of the pictures of bears around the meadows, with the bears wanting activities to be carried out at each stop; explore sounds, blow bubbles, make mud fairy cakes and enjoy a bear’s favourite food at the end of the trail cooked over a camp fire. Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August 1pm-2.30pm. £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old. Booking advised.
On Saturday 3rd August, join the team at Shropshire Hills
Discovery Centre for their Shropshire Food Fair. With local food and drink suppliers displaying their products, the Centre staff are proud to be celebrating all that our wonderful area has to offer! If you are interested in exhibiting, contact the Centre for more information and a booking form. FREE ENTRY for visitors with lots of yummy produce to try and buy.
A variety of bushcraft projects practicing knots and using wood. From learning a knot that will become a leash on a log pet or pushing out pith to make a puppet or necklace to splitting sticks and drilling holes to make an animal. Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August 1pm-2.30pm. £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old. Booking advised.
Our community orchard is full of maturing heritage varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherry, medlar and hazel-nut trees.
With an introduction covering the what, where, when, why and how to prune fruit trees, come to the Centre and learn the skill of pruning. We will be Summer pruning the apple and pear trees.
The session will be run by Karen Limbrick, a Garden Organic/Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project ‘Orchard Champion’ and member of Marcher Apple Network.
Please bring secateurs, loppers, and pruning saws if you have them. Stout boots and gardening gloves are essential. Some tools/gloves will be available on the day.
Make a boat from a reed, a leaf a piece of bark or a raft made from twigs tied together with grass or stickweed – will it have a stick and leaf mast? Launch them into the river and see how they sail, which will be your best? Also make a catapult from sticks tape and elastic bands, how far will a nut go? Monday 12th August to Friday 16th August 1.00pm – 2.30pm. £4.00 per accompanied 3-11 year old.
We’re not scared. Go in search of the pictures of bears around the meadows, with the bears wanting activities to be carried out at each stop; explore sounds, blow bubbles, make mud fairy cakes and enjoy a bear’s favourite food at the end of the trail cooked over a camp fire. Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August 1pm-2.30pm. £4 per accompanied 3-11 year old. Booking advised.