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An abundant choice of activities in Shropshire means your visit can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you choose. Or a mixture of both, of course. For every visitor, every mood, every type of holiday, Shropshire has myriad activities to make your time here special. Explore Shropshire by leg power. We have seemingly infinite footpaths for walking, cycle paths for pedalling and wonderful bridleways for horseriding. It’s the perfect way to slow down and admire our county’s beauty up close, hedgerow by hedgerow. If you have young children, they may love meeting animals at one of Shropshire’s family-friendly farm parks. Or climbing a hill or exploring castle ruins. Shropshire is liberating and exhilarating for children: help them escape roads and crowds and let them discover true freedom. Shropshire outdoor leisure activities include mountain boarding, clay pigeon shooting, quad trekking, archery, climbing, paintballing and fishing. You can even glide over the Long Mynd in a two-seat glider. If you love to get out on water, try canoeing, rafting or stand-up paddleboarding on the stunning River Severn. For a more sedate experience, take a narrowboat out on our canals in north Shropshire.Shropshire is home to several highly regarded golf courses. One Shropshire golf course, in the Welsh Marches, features a hole where you can stand with one leg in England, the other in Wales. Now you know about activities in Shropshire, the only question is: which one will you do first?

Kidderminster

Severn Valley Railway

Come and join us for a day on the rails and make lasting memories. Discover the wonders of Worcestershire and Shropshire on the Severn Valley Railway. A perfect day out for all the family. Set across 16 miles of awe-inspiring countryside, jump aboard a steam train and discover the wonders like The Engine House Heritage […]

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Shrewsbury

Fusing Ideas Glass Studio

Glass Art and functional designs: At Fusing Ideas Glass, artisan/designer Jill Bagnall creates stunning, contemporary kiln formed studio glass, by hand, from start to finish. Her range includes unique functional glass for the home, 2D & 3D glass art and hand finished jewellery. Individual gifts for yourselves or others, or to enhance your home or […]

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Shrewsbury

Sabrina Boat

Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury, capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with retractable roof and sides on the top deck. We are an independent business, based in Shropshire. Our focus is to provide a first-class service to both day and evening passengers on our river […]

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Whittington

Whittington Castle

Welcome to Whittington Castle Welcome to Whittington Castle near Oswestry in Shropshire England. The strikingly picturesque and romantic ruins are steeped in much history, tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend. A small rural community in North Shropshire, England acquired a 99-year lease to manage the Castle that sits in the centre of its […]

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Shifnal

RAF Museum Cosford

RAF Museum Cosford Explore the fascinating story of the RAF and of the thousands of ordinary servicemen and women who have served in it and whose invaluable contribution has shaped the world that we live in today. The RAF Museum Cosford is home to over 75 historic aircraft including the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique […]

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Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Prison

Shrewsbury Prison is a recently (2013) decommissioned Victorian jail where you can walk in the footsteps of our social history and listen whilst an ex prison officer shines a light on what life was like for both the incarcerated and those who guarded them through the ages. The huge site (ideal for social distancing) is open […]

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Ludlow

Ludlow Fringe

Bursting with some of the liveliest, most entertaining performances from local, national and international touring artists, there’s always something special to appeal to culture vultures of all ages at the Ludlow Fringe Festival.  Taking place annually in the beautiful, medieval, market town of Ludlow in South Shropshire, it has grown to become one of the […]

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Ellesmere

Swimfinity (Open Water Swim Coaching - The Mere)

Coached 1-2-1 and small group open water swimming sessions at The Mere, (Ellesmere, Shropshire) by Swim England Licensed tutor, teacher and coach Nicola Bainbridge. Swimming in ‘The Mere’, (Ellesmere, Shropshire) is restricted by local bylaws and not permitted with the exception of approved groups and official events. Swimfinity are therefore thrilled to have secured permission […]

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Shrewsbury

Shropshire Tours

We provide tours in a comfortable car or modern coach in Shropshire and surrounding areas for single travellers or couples or pre-organised groups. Let us show you around Shropshire, Wales and further afield to reveal hidden treasures. One, two, or three-day Tours based on the Brother Cadfael stories are a speciality of ours. Each tour […]

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Craven Arms

Great Hagley Holiday Accommodation with Activities

A small country estate nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the South Shropshire countryside. The Estate has two properties, The Annex and The Bunkhouse, which are available to rent for long weekends or week-long holidays. Whether you’re enjoying an escape for two in The Annex or bunking down with 20 of your […]

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Bridgnorth

Rays Farm

Rays Farm, set in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, is an idyllic setting to meet friendly animals and birds, enjoy fresh air and country views and amble along woodland walks. We are a family run attraction, celebrating our 30th year. From Pygmy Goats and Pigs to Reindeer and Alpaca, Owls and Turkeys to Ducks and Geese, […]

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Oswestry

Cambrian Heritage Railways

“Securing the restoration of the Cambrian Railways in order to preserve the unique Railway Heritage of Oswestry and to provide a visitor attraction of national significance.”

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Shrewsbury

The Quarry

The Quarry is Shrewsbury’s beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury’s most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam. At […]

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