Things to do in Shropshire 2020

Things to do in Shropshire 2020

I spend hours looking for new things to do in Shropshire. Before my little girl started school in September, we used to have girly Monday’s and I started the list so that we would always have something new to do. The list grew and lots of people helped contribute more ideas so now we have a helpful list of places to visit with children around Shropshire.

Last year this list proved really popular, so I have produced one for this year too. Obviously this year is a little bit different- as we come out of lockdown there are still a number of places that are shut, limited opening hours etc. For this reason, I have not included softplay centres on the list- but if they reopen during the summer I will add to the list. There are still some indoor attractions on the list, but please check beforehand if they have reopened. There is a link attached to almost every attraction so it should be easy enough to access this information.

I have also attached a free downloadable PDF checklist for you to print and pop on the fridge and check them off as you go.

If you have any more suggestions, please let me know, and feel free to share this far and wide. Help the mummies and daddies that are in need of a new place to go after so many weeks being at home!

Outdoor Walks-

Castel Dinas Bran- http://www.castlewales.com/dinas.html

Lyth Hill- http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/lyth-hill-countryside-site/

Rectory Wood (Church Stretton)- http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/route/discover-shropshire-family-friendly-rectory-wood-and-field/

Battlefield 1403 (Shrewsbury)- https://www.visitengland.com/experience/visit-battlefield-1403-site-battle-shrewsbury

Appley Woods (Telford)- http://www.apleywoods.co.uk/

Haughmond Hill including Zog activity trail (parking £)- https://www.forestryengland.uk/haughmond-hill

Wyre Forrest Wren Walking trail (parking £)- https://www.forestryengland.uk/wyre-forest/wren-walking-trail-wyre

Llangollen canal and the horsehoe falls- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/llangollen-canal

Pontcysyllte aqueduct- https://www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk/

Chirk aqueduct- https://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/accomtracking.php?estid=1000856

Oswestry Hill Fort- http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/route/oswestry-hill-fort/

Telford Town Park (parking £)- http://www.telfordtownpark.co.uk/

Shrewsbury Quarry Park- https://originalshrewsbury.co.uk/visit/quarry-park

£ Hawkstone Park Follies- https://www.hawkstoneparkfollies.co.uk/

£ Weston Park, Shifnal – https://www.weston-park.com/

The Mere at Ellesmere- https://www.ellesmere.info/

Cae Glas Park (Oswestry)- https://www.oswestry-welshborders.org.uk/oswestry/cae-glas-park/

Seven Valley Country Park (Bridgnorth) – https://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/heritage-and-historic-sites/severn-valley-country-park.html

Granville Country Park- https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/granville-country-park

Nescliffe Country Park- http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/nesscliffe-hills-and-the-cliffe-countryside-heritage-site/

Mortimer Forest- https://www.forestryengland.uk/mortimer-forest

Clee Hills- https://www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk/shropshire-hills/the-clee-hills-and-the-corvedale/

Stiperstones National Nature Reserve –  http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/stiperstones-national-nature-reserve-nnr/

The Wrekin

Corbett Woods- http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/site/corbet-wood-countryside-heritage-site/

Splash Parks and Paddling Pools (free)-

Shrewsbury Quarry Splash Park

Telford Splash Park

Farms, Zoos and animal parks (free and £)-

£ Park Hall Farm (Oswestry)- https://www.parkhallfarm.co.uk/

£ Home Farm, Attingham (Shrewsbury)- http://www.homefarmattingham.co.uk/

£ Hoo Farm (Telford) – https://www.hoofarm.com/

£ Exotic Zoo (Telford)- https://exoticzoo.co.uk/

£ Acton Scott, working farm – https://www.actonscott.com/

Apley Farm Shop and (£) Scotty’s Animal Park- https://apleyfarmshop.co.uk/

£ Rays Farm (Bridgnorth)- https://raysfarm.com/

£ Fordhall farm (Market Drayton)- https://www.fordhallfarm.com/

£ Gentelshaw Wildlife Centre (Eccleshall) – http://www.gentleshawwildlife.co.uk/

National Trusthttps://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/regionmidlands/national-trust-in-the-midlands

Dudmaston Hall (nr Bridgnorth)

Attingham Park (Shrewsbury)

Benthall Hall (Broseley)

Cardingmill Valley (Church Stretton)

Wenlock Edge

Berrington Hall (Leominster)

Croft Castle and Parkland (Leominster)

Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum (nr Lichfield)

Morville Hall (nr Bridgnorth)

Morville Hall (nr Bridgnorth)

Shugborough Estate (Staffordshire)

Sunnycroft (Telford)

Wightwick Manor and Gardens (Wolverhampton)

Wilderhope Manor (Much Wenlock)

Places to visit outdoors-

£ Wonderland (Telford)- http://wonderlandmidlands.co.uk/

Cheshire Ice Cream Farm (entrance is free but activities are £)- https://www.theicecreamfarm.co.uk/

£ Bridgnorth Railway- http://www.bridgnorthcliffrailway.co.uk/

Ironbridge- https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/

£ Blists Hill (Ironbridge) – https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

£ Battlefield Falconry Centre (Shrewsbury) – https://battlefieldfalconrycentre.co.uk/

British Ironworks Centre (Oswestry) – https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk/

£ Wroxeter Roman City- https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wroxeter-roman-city/

£ Telford Steam Railway- https://telfordsteamrailway.co.uk/

Ludlow Castle- https://www.ludlowcastle.com/

£ Woodseaves Miniature Railway- http://www.woodseavesminirail.co.uk/

£ Treasure Trials (7 in Shropshire in total)- https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/shropshire/shrewsbury

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (entrance is free so some activities £)- https://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk/

Shropshire Wildlife Trust- https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/

Ludlow Market

£ Snailbeach Lead Mine – http://www.shropshiremines.org.uk/snailbeach/page/snailbeach.html

Shropshire Lavendar – https://www.shropshirelavender.co.uk/visit-us/

Shawbury Fruit Farm- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shawbury-Fruit-Farm/1459068914331637

Stokesay Castle (Craven Arms)- https://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/castle-and-hill-forts/stokesay-castle.html

£ Long Mountain Pony Trekking – https://www.longmountaincentre.co.uk/pony-trekking#

Bildwas Abbey- https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/buildwas-abbey/

Haughmond Abbey – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/haughmond-abbey/

Moreton Corbett Castle – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/moreton-corbet-castle/

Acton Burnell Castle- https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/acton-burnell-castle/

Wenlock Priory – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/wenlock-priory/

Places to visit indoors-

Apley Farm Shop and Playbarn (admission is free but activities are £)- https://apleyfarmshop.co.uk/

Percy Throwers Garden Centre (Shrewsbury)- https://www.bluediamond.gg/garden-centre/percy-throwers-garden-centre

Hollybush Garden Centre and Aquaria- https://www.hollybush-garden.com/

£ Enginuity (Ironbridge)- https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/enginuity/

RAF Cosford (parking £)- https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/

Rowleys House and Mansion (Shrewsbury)- https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/rowleys-house-and-mansion-shrewsbury-7757

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (entrance is free so some activities £)- https://www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk/

£ Jump in Trampoline Park, Shrewsbury- https://www.gojumpin.com/locations/trampoline-park-shrewsbury

£ Splat n Splodge Pottery painting (Shrewsbury) – https://www.splatnsplodge.co.uk/

£ AMF Bowling Shrewsbury – https://www.amf-bowling.co.uk/shrewsbury

£ Telford Ice Rink – http://www.telfordandwrekinleisure.co.uk/leisureservices/homepage/52/telford_ice_rink

 

Want the FREE downloadable PDF? Download it here: Summer activities shrewsbury 2020 printable

 

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