County businesses are being urged to follow the lead of last year’s winners and get their entries in for this year’s prestigious Shropshire Business Awards.
Ashley Jensen has donned her wellies in a bid to encourage nurseries, early years groups, families and children up and down the country to take part in Peppa Pig’s Muddy Puddle Walk for Save the Children.
A host of free activities are lined up to entertain families at Telford Shopping Centre this Easter.
Across the Bank Holiday weekend, the Centre is hosting a series of craft workshops aimed at keeping younger visitors happy.
The beautiful backdrop of blossoming spring is the picture perfect setting that will greet guests enjoying a special Easter inspired Afternoon Tea at Weston Park on Easter Sunday (16 April). Hosted in the comfort of the glazed Victorian Orangery that overlooks the beautifully manicured Italian Gardens, even April showers won’t spoil this seasonal celebration.
Enjoy a day at the races this Easter Monday, 17th April, as the South Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point takes place at Eyton. This popular race day promises to be a great day out for all the family! In addition to the excitement of the races and betting with Bookmakers, there will be a great selection of local food, including Fordhall Farm hog roast, ice cream and crepes, a licensed bar, stalls selling country clothing, equine accessories and more!
The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, is opening on Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Spring Plant Fair (April 30 – May 1) & Bluebell Walk (May 7)
An inspirational selection of horticultural delights will be showcased at Weston Park on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May, as the Plant Hunters Fair returns to the grounds of one of the country’s most beautiful estates.
Having already become the first person to identify and climb all Staffordshire’s (in 2012) and Cheshire’s (in 2014) 1,000-foot peaks, intrepid hill walker Jeff Kent has repeated his feat with Shropshire’s (197) 1,000-foot peaks!
If you’re looking for somewhere to go this Easter Bank Holiday, then why not pop along to Penkridge Market, where they will be holding a fantastic Bank Holiday Market and Car Boot Sale, on Monday the 17th April. The event will run from 9am to 3pm and with free admission and free parking, it’s a great free day out for all the family!