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Autumn Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

Struggling to know what to do with the children this October half term? With fun for all the family, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Autumn jam-packed with activities to suit all ages.

Date Posted: 24th October 2017


The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

Local Military Historian, Kenneth Wright will be visiting Severn Valley Country Park as part of a series of talks to be held in the visitor centre over the winter months.

Date Posted: 23rd October 2017


Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw Winner!

Congratulations to our winner of the Shropshire County Hotels & Inns Visitor Survey Prize Draw. Our winner from Bath will be spending a 2 night stay at The Coach House in Norbury.

Date Posted: 19th October 2017


Dates set for Next Year's Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

Organisers of the highly successful Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival have announced the dates for next year’s event – extending the Festival length & adding venues in the process.

Date Posted: 17th October 2017


Half term model making at Cosford

October half term is just around the corner, so if you’re starting to plan how you’re going to entertain the children, look no further than the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford who are inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 23 to Friday 27 October, little aviators can choose from a vast number of Airfix kits to build, including a 1:72 Mosquito, Sea Harrier, Mitsubishi Zero, Albatros or Sopwith Pup.

Date Posted: 16th October 2017


BIG NEWS: The colossal engineering miracle ‘Man Engine’ will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town on 14th April 2018

After recent news of the win of the ‘Best Arts Project’ in the prestigious National Lottery Awards, it has was announced on Friday that the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will rise again next Easter in an ultimate ‘Resurrection Tour’ and visit a number of sites around the UK including Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire.

Date Posted: 16th October 2017


Shrewsbury Depressed Cake Shop success as money raised for mental health

Shrewsbury’s Depressed Cake Shop proved to be a huge success as local cafes and bakers rose to the challenge and created delicious grey cakes to raise awareness of mental health and funds for Shropshire Mind (Reg. Charity No. 1003117).

Date Posted: 13th October 2017


Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

The Spookley Pumpkin Festival is back again at Apley Farm Shop this Autumn, 14-15 Oct & during the October half term week 21-29 Oct.

Date Posted: 11th October 2017


Ironbridge Annual Lecture By Loyd Grossman, Chairman, Heritage Alliance Heritage in the Post Truth World

This year’s Annual Ironbridge Lecture, ‘Heritage in the Post Truth World’, will be presented by Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance in the Engine Shop at Enginuity, Coalbrookdale on Tuesday evening, 31st October.

Date Posted: 11th October 2017


British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

The British Ironwork Centre is to create a statue replicating the story of King Midas! The Myth of King Midas depicts the Kings gift of turning everything he touches to Gold, which later turns out to be a curse.

Date Posted: 6th October 2017