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Monday & Tuesday- CLOSED
Wednesday to Friday- 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - (Starting from the 26th June) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The British Ironwork Centre is a day out for everyone, based on the outskirts of Oswestry. Their Centre is home to a splendid collection of magnificent animal sculptures from the majestic Silver Back Gorilla, to an adorable assortment of Farmyard animals. They have the Forge Falconry…
0800 6888 386

Monday & Tuesday- CLOSED
Wednesday to Friday- 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday - (Starting from the 26th June) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that there are over 16,000 animal and plant species in the world that are on the brink of extinction? This is a truly shocking number that only continues to skyrocket every year as a result of human interference and general neglect. The most prevalent…
0800 6888 386

All Year. Around 1 hour (1.5 miles) long.

A 1.5 mile circular Family Friendly walk around the Battlefield Heritage Site. You can explore the site of the brutal battle fought bewteen Kenry Henry VI and the rebellious Harry Hotspur six hundred years ago. Look towards the church. What seems like a cluster of…

All year. 90 minute walk (1.5 miles).

Colemere Collywobbles, Colemere, off the A528 just past Cockshutt. A 1.5 mile circular route around Colemere which takes you along the Shropshire Union Canal. Cole Mere is like a giant’s tummy-button filled with icy water. It has steep sides and is really deep. It was made…

All Year. A 90 minute walk (2 miles).

Family Friendly Walks: Ellesmere Extravaganza. Ellesmere is thought to have been named by the Saxons who called it ‘Aelsmere’ or ‘great lake.’ Imaginative lot the Saxons. The Moors is all that’s left of a big bog that had been here since the end of the…

All Year. A 2 hour walk (2 miles).

Family Friendly Walks: Nesscliffe Nonsense Robbers, Ramparts & Roundheads. An ancient fortress sleeps in the dark woods of Nesscliffe Hill. But that’s not all. Highwaymen, muggers and bandits once lurked among the trees and caves. Did Roundheads really have big, round heads?

All Year. A 40 minute walk (1 mile).

Family Friendly Walks: Nesscliffe Nonsense - Big American softies is a 1 mile circular walk around Nesscliffe Hill. An easy walk through the Sequoia trees. Don’t bother looking out for hillforts on this walk; it’s a waste of time. You may see one or two trees though. Why…

All Year.

Fed up of dragging yourself along to boring gym sessions? Would you like to experience aqua based fitness fun? Well, SUP, that's stand-up paddle boarding, might be just the thing for you. Not only a way to keep fit you'll have a great laugh when…
01743 583124

Available April - October.

Full access to outdoor swimming pool, beach area and hot springs pool. Also allows use of large childrens play area and coffeeshop.  Love2Stay's Natural Swimming Pool is Shropshire's newest summer destination. A great family pool located at the fun-packed Love2Stay adventure centre, it is surrounded…
01743 583124

The grounds are always open.
The tearoom is open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm all year round.

Whittington Castle is near Oswestry. 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 has acquired a 99 year lease to manage the Castle that sits in…
01691 662500

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