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Festive Weekends at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over the two weekends of 10-11 and 17-18 December. Go along to experience the atmosphere of a bygone era and you will be treated to an array of traditional celebrations from the 1800s, listen to stories of life more than 100 years ago, and have a chance to do some Christmas present shopping.

Date Posted: 24th October 2011


Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is getting up-close-and-personal with Live ‘n’ Deadly - CBBC’s popular wildlife and adventure show for kids.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011


Victorian Halloween at Hawkstone Park Historic Follies

Scary Victorian tales will be brought to life in a ghostly Halloween walk around one of Shropshire’s leading tourist attractions. The spooky Trip to Hades around the caves and woods of The Follies at Hawkstone Park in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, will get underway at 6pm on Saturday, October 29.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011


Taste a Flavour of the Olympics with Wenlock Hampers

A flavour of the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games can now be tasted across the globe following the launch of Wenlock Hampers.

Date Posted: 21st October 2011


Half term children’s art competition

Children visiting Cherry's Cafe in Coalbrookdale, over the October half term will have the chance to win prizes if they enter the week-long competition. Cherry's will be running a self-portrait art contest from Friday 22 to Sunday 30 October for visitors to the Cafe at the Greenwood Centre.

Date Posted: 20th October 2011


SVR’s Halloween ‘Ghost Trains’ doing scarily well!

THE SEVERN Valley Railway’s first-ever dabble into the world of ghouls and ghosts appears to be heading towards monster success.

Date Posted: 18th October 2011


Wellington Restoration Progress is highlight of Open Week

The award winning Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening its doors to visitors for one special week to enable greater public access and understanding of the Centre's work. From Monday 14th to Saturday 19th November, a range of aircraft and other artefacts in various stages of restoration will be on display daily from 10.15 to 1.00pm. This includes the Centre’s largest project, the Wellington Bomber.

Date Posted: 17th October 2011


LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS, MALCOLM and BARBARA LANDER,TO EXHIBIT PHOTOGRAPHS AT DOROTHY CLIVE GARDEN

Local amateur photographers and members of the Whitchurch Photographic Society, Malcolm Lander and Barbara Lander, will be exhibiting a collection of photographs of flora, fauna and wildlife taken in the Dorothy Clive Garden.

Date Posted: 14th October 2011


New All Inclusive Come Dine With Us Cookery and Wine Experience at Eaton Manor in South Shropshire

Eaton Manor Estate in South Shropshire is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new all-inclusive ‘Come Dine With Us’ cookery and wine experience, as part of a luxury two night break, at a special introductory offer of £295 per person.

Date Posted: 14th October 2011


‘SPEED’ – Half Term Fun at Enginuity, Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Over the October half-term, visitors to Enginuity, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, will be able to test their speed and reaction times using state of the art equipment as used by professional sports stars. The exciting event ‘Speed’ has been developed working in partnership with West Midlands for 2012 as part of The Games & Me initiative to encourage as many as possible to engage with and connect with the London 2012 Games across the West Midlands and share their stories about how they have been involved.

Date Posted: 13th October 2011