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Time flies when you’re having fun!

After a hectic summer of thrilling activities at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, next week’s final August Activity is dedicated to a flying theme guaranteed to excite youngsters - ‘Mini Kites and Windmills’, a hands-on workshop to get all the family working together that will run from 22nd to 26th of August.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Discover rural attractions on Much Wenlock’s ‘Marathon Trails’

Fifty one Shropshire-based rural tourist attractions are giving their businesses an extra boost in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games through an initiative funded by the Rural Development Programme for England. All are within the magic 26 mile ‘marathon’ radius of Much Wenlock, home of the Wenlock Olympian Games and inspiration for the modern day Olympics. And all the businesses are included in a series of four ‘Marathon Trail’ guides, which tell visitors about special places to go and things to do in the county.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Hercules makes final flight into Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford took delivery of its latest acquisition last week, an RAF Hercules C130K Mk.3 transport aircraft. The aircraft made its final flight into RAF Cosford at 11.30am on 12th August after a farewell flypast over the Museum.

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Shropshire back where it belongs on Google Maps

Shropshire Tourism is delighted to report that Shrewsbury is not in a river in Powys anymore!

Date Posted: 18th August 2011


Fun Kids, PURE, Ironbridge and Chuck the Eco Duck launch summer story writing competition

Fun Kids, the UK’s only radio station for kids, has teamed up with Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Chuck the Eco Duck and PURE to help promote literacy through a summer story writing competition.

Date Posted: 17th August 2011


Dorothy Clive Garden is to host the popular Plant Hunters' Fair

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be hosting the popular Plant Hunters’ Fair on Sunday 28th and bank holiday Monday 29th August 2011. This fund raising event, which is now in its third year, will feature sixteen specialist nurseries with a national standing as well as small local plant growers from around the country.

Date Posted: 17th August 2011


Severn Valley Railway statement on media speculation about an extension to Ironbridge

Proposals for an extension of the Severn Valley Railway into the Ironbridge Gorge have been mooted for a very long time; however the Railway has always had more important priorities.

Date Posted: 11th August 2011


Space theme for family activity

As we reach the half way point of the long summer break, you may be running out of ideas to keep the children entertained. If so, why not bring them along to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford between 15th & 19th of August and let them make their own ‘Moon Machine’? In addition to this activity for youngsters the museum also has a climbing wall, an exhilarating flight simulator, interactive play area ‘Fun ‘n Flight’ plus over 70 historic aircraft on display – all guaranteed to keep the kids goggle eyed and open mouthed.

Date Posted: 11th August 2011


A Centre of Excellence for Walking

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is aiming to encourage all of its visitors to put their best foot forward, and walk the footpaths and quiet country lanes of the county this summer.

Date Posted: 10th August 2011


Cockpits open to aviation fans

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be opening up its doors to visitors for a special evening event taking pace on Saturday 17th September 2011. During ‘Open Cockpits Evening’, a selection of historic aircraft and cockpits will be available for close viewing for a limited number of visitors, allowing rare inside access to some of the World’s most historic aircraft.

Date Posted: 10th August 2011