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Apley Farm Shop's Pumpkin Festival bigger than ever

11th October 2017


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.

British Ironworks has the Golden Touch

6th October 2017


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.

Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday, 28th October

3rd October 2017


Dress up in your most scary costume and go along to the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween fright night at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 28th October when the streets, shops and houses will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. The buildings will be illuminated in spectacular style and fireworks and pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky.

Craven Arms Community Bonfire is back at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

3rd October 2017


Craven Arms Community Bonfire returns after 25 years! Join the team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Saturday 28th October for a bonfire and fireworks display. With fun for all the family, come along from 4.30pm to get spooky with seasonal craft activities before the gates to the bonfire open at 6.30pm.

Flight simulation event heads to Cosford

21st September 2017


Aviation fans can experience the virtual skies in Shropshire next month as the Flight Sim 2017 event heads to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford for a fifth consecutive year. Taking place on Saturday 7 October, aviation enthusiasts will enjoy a day packed with all the latest flight simulation software and the chance to test out their virtual flying skills.

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

18th September 2017


Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's commercial and catering operations at Carding Mill Valley for the last eight years and previously converted an old public house in Cheshire into one of the region's finest gastro pubs. Grant will join the charity on October 9th.

Food Centre triumphs as Britain's best artisan products announced in the Great British Food Awards 2017

14th September 2017


Nathan Outlaw, Valentine Warner, John Torode, Michel Roux Jr, along with other celebrated chefs, food personalities and critics, have revealed their British food favourites in the Great British Food Awards, the benchmark of excellence for artisan food grown and crafted in the UK.

Upcoming food courses and offers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

12th September 2017


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, run by local charity Grow Cook Learn has the aim of connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. They now have a pop up kitchen, kindly sponsored by Ludlow Food Festival and are making the most of it with popular cookery courses for adults and children with everything from Cooking with Dinosaurs for children to cooking Sizzling Somosas with adults.

Uncover Secret Art in the Ironbridge Gorge

8th September 2017


From the 8th to 17th September, residents and visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge will be able to uncover some of this World Heritage site’s less well-known attractions by following an art trail designed to showcase the work of many of the talented artists and crafts people who live and work there.

Ginger and Spice Festival 2017

7th September 2017


A brand new heritage food and drink event ‘The Ginger and Spice Festival’ celebrating the culinary, heritage and historical links of spices, food and gingerbread, to the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, will be taking place from Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017 for the first time.

BBC antiques series Flog It! comes to RAF Museum Cosford

5th September 2017


Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Thursday 5 October. The Bristol based BBC production recently transmitted its 1000th episode and the 17th series is currently being recorded. The show regularly achieves an audience of more than two million viewers in its weekday afternoon slot.

St Mary’s Shrewsbury opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

31st August 2017


As part of the popular nationwide Heritage Open Days celebration, St Mary’s Church in the centre of Shrewsbury will throw open its doors from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September for special tours and talks.

Join Severn Valley Coutry Park for a free Nordic walking taster session

23rd August 2017


Shropshire Council Rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic Walking instructor, Sal Orton to Severn Valley Country Park for a series of Nordic walking sessions.

75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

22nd August 2017


The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

Children go FREE at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

21st August 2017


Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 September 2017.

Grab your wingman….Top Gun is heading to Cosford!

15th August 2017


One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 23 September 2017. This 80’s cult classic military movie is the first to be shown in the Museum’s new outdoor event which will take place in the spacious grounds, against a backdrop of aircraft.

Shropshire Movie Mansion Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Atonement’ with a Charity Open Day

15th August 2017


Shropshire’s most famous movie location is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of the film ‘Atonement’ which put it on the global map. On Sunday 3rd September visitors will be able to explore the grounds and parts of the house at Stokesay Court, near Ludlow, where so much of the action in the film version of Ian McEwan’s best-selling novel took place.

Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary

10th August 2017


Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays up until the 3rd September and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution.

A show-stopping pie impresses the panel at the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards

4th August 2017


Following more than 60 days of judging, the results of the world’s most coveted food awards, Guild of Fine Food Great Taste, have just been released, with many producers in the Midlands now celebrating. Out of a record breaking 12,300 products to be judged, 4,347 were awarded a highly prized Great Taste accolade and a remarkable 305 are based in the Midlands.

Wolverhampton built Defiant is highlight of Open Cockpits Evening

4th August 2017


The Wolverhampton built, Second World War British Battle of Britain fighter aircraft, Boulton Paul Defiant Mk1 will be one of the highlights at the forthcoming ‘Open Cockpits Evening’ taking place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on 15-16 September 2017.

Blists Hill Victorian Town features on BBC Two’s ‘The Sweet Makers: A Victorian Treat’

31st July 2017


Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire, is the star location for the final episode of a TV food history programme set to air on BBC Two on 2 August.

Shrewsbury Market Hall to become regular Saturday night food and drink venue

25th July 2017


Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

Spiderman casts his net over Shropshire

25th July 2017


This week Spiderman arrived in Oswestry, the latest of a series of superhero statues being created by the counties most popular visitor destination.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have Summer sorted!

25th July 2017


Struggling to know what to do with the children this Summer holidays? Will you be looking after the grandkids and want to do something fun that doesn’t break the bank? Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have the Summer jam-packed with indoor and outdoor activities to suit all ages.

Paint Your Own Tile with Splat ‘N’ Splodge at St Mary’s Family Event

12th July 2017


Enjoy family craft activities at St Mary’s in central Shrewsbury this summer holiday as part of Church Tourism Week - the nationwide celebration of innovative events in historic churches.

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

7th July 2017


On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

6th July 2017


With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink producers, a busy line-up on the cooking demo stage and live performances from the Cosford and Shawbury Military Wives Choir. Plus, there will be plenty of hand-on foodie fun and entertainment for families and a Dakota flypast as the cherry on top!

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust nominated for major National Lottery award

4th July 2017


Local project, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.

Ludlow Food Centre needs your help to be crowned Best Independent Retailer!

29th June 2017


Ludlow Food Centre has been nominated as Best Independent Retailer in the Midlands category at the Great British Food Awards!

Sweet success as Food Centre’s handmade products shortlisted in Great British Food Awards

29th June 2017


3 of Ludlow Food Centre’s handmade products have impressed the tasting panel at the Great British Food Awards and reached the shortlist where expert celebrity food judges are now busy taste testing the shortlist to pick the final winners, which will be announced later this summer.

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

26th June 2017


With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones.

Proms and Prosecco in the Park

26th June 2017


Proms and Prosecco in the Park takes place at the beautiful Chetwynd Deer Park in Newport on Saturday 9th September.

Shropshire celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

26th June 2017


It’s just a month to go until the 5th annual Cosford Food Festival takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this year, organisers have lined-up popular TV Chef Marcus Bean to headline on the demo stage both days. Marcus will be showcasing his passion for great food at the event on 22-23 July which attracts in excess of 13,500 visitors.

One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

21st June 2017


The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.

Prees Heath Common Reserve Open Day

20th June 2017


The former RAF control tower will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The tower was conserved over 3 years ago with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England and is an important historic building as well as a significant feature in the landscape. Two rooms will not be accessible due to the presence of bats.

Modellers gear up for flying weekend

19th June 2017


The Large Model Aircraft Rally is returning to the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford next month for a weekend of spectacular flying displays. Taking place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, this air show in miniature is set to entertain thousands of aviation and modelling enthusiasts with two full days of flying and family fun.

New interpretation panels installed at Stanmore Country Park to tell the Hidden Heritage of the former RAF Base.

19th June 2017


Thanks to a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, the Friends of Stanmore Country Park have teamed up with Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnerships Team, a local graphics company and a local historian to design and install new interpretation panels in the Country Park.

Penny Farthing Spectacular This Sunday

16th June 2017


This Sunday at 10am the gates will be flung open for the public at the British Ironwork Centre for the inaugural Great Penny Farthing Spectacular.

WILD! In the Severn Valley- Family Fun Day!

13th June 2017


Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a famiy fun day on Saturday 17th June to celebrate the species rich wildflower meadows at the Country Park.

Proms in the Park a Musical Success

13th June 2017


On Saturday 10th June at 5pm the gates were flung open for the spectacular Proms in the Park at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry, Shropshire. Hundreds of guests brought their finest picnic blankets, hampers and bubbly to the lawns to enjoy an evening of classical entertainment, the likes of which have never before been seen in the town.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

12th June 2017


Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre’s Family Fun Day, Saturday 17th June, is the perfect day out with fun activities for all the family . Entry is free with attractions such as the Bouncy Castle, The Climbing Wall and Face Painting all priced individually.

Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd at Blists Hill Victorian Town this Father's Day

12th June 2017


Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult. Suitable for all the family, the outdoor evening performance starts at 6pm.

Museum celebrates Armed Forces Day with concert and flypast

5th June 2017


The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will once again celebrate the contributions made by Her Majesty's Armed Forces, by hosting an orchestra concert and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flypast on Saturday 24 June for Armed Forces Day.

South Shropshire Family Business Raises Over £3000.00 for Macmillan at Annual Classic Vehicle Day.

25th May 2017


Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton held its fourth annual Classic Vehicle Day on Sunday with over 160 classic and interesting vehicles on display, from a Lagonda Rapier to modern classics including a Humber Sceptre, as well as one off specials and an armoured personnel carrier.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 50th anniversary lecture By Sir David Pepper, former Director General of GCHQ

25th May 2017


As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Sir David Pepper KCMG, former Director General of GCHQ, will be giving a lecture on how technological innovation has shaped secret intelligence.

Get flour under your fingernails at Farm Shop’s Bake Off

25th May 2017


There’s something really special going on this weekend Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. What makes the second Apley Bake Off different is that customers can get flour under their fingernails – as marketing manager Lady Hamilton says. “I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun day where customers can not only enter the competition classes & win great prizes, but also get a really fulfilling cooking experience with our 7 masterclass hosts.“

Museum aircraft join Air Show line-up

25th May 2017


A collection of aircraft from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be joining the line-up in a static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show, taking place on Sunday 11 June 2017. Aircraft confirmed to appear include the British Aerospace Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP), the BAe Harrier GR9A and completing the Museum’s display at this year’s show is the Hawker Hurricane IIc.

Free, fun and friendly - enjoy Oswestry Food Festival Weekend in July

18th May 2017


On July 15th and 16th, the small market town of Oswestry on the borders of Shropshire and Wales opens its streets to the finest local food producers of this borderland country – and it’s free! Enjoy two days of tasting and enjoying the finest local produce as you wander the streets of our market town. Oswestry is renowned for its café culture so you will never be far from a welcoming coffee shop if you need a cuppa after using all that energy wandering round the stalls.

Peg planes and trench talk

17th May 2017


May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.

Spring half-term at Ironbridge Gorge Museums Discover more about historic heroes at fun family events

16th May 2017


Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half-term at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire from Saturday, 27th May to Sunday, 4th June. The various events are part of the Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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