Join the team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for a day of activities to celebrate RSPB Big Birdwatch. See the spectacle of Chris Neal’s Falconry Birds of Prey; get a photograph with them and watch their flight displays. Join in flying crafts and get involved in treasure trails. Meet the team from RSPB, British Dragonfly Society and Butterfly Conservation; join in their interactive activities and enjoy birds themed delights in our award winning café. Meet the Midland Gliding Club team and check out their glider! Find out about flights around the stunning Shropshire Hills.
Film starts at 5.30 with themed crafts, refreshments and a licensed bar available from 4.30pm.
An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh’s lost friends. Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael.
Adults £5, Children £3, Families £15, 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 begin a pruning programme for the apple and pear trees in the community orchard. Later in the year come and help prune the 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/gloves will be available on the day.
£25 per person. Early bird booking discount of £5 if booked before 9th January 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org. £40 for the 80K route, £25 for the 42K route, £17 for the Tusker 10K and £5 for the 3.5K Fun Run.