Read our guide to the best attractions for children in Shropshire
Shropshire is a fantastic country for children and families with lots of lovely outdoor space and attractions to explore.
Here are some of the best family days out, in no particular order. Have you tried any of them?
1. The Sabrina Boat (Shrewsbury)
Take a relaxing boat trip along the River Severn in Shrewsbury.
This triple-decker modern passenger boat carries 60 people
Address: Sabrina Boat, Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1HH.
2. Hawkstone Park Follies (Shrewsbury)
Explore 100 acres of parkland with magical follies, bridges, towers and caves, to spark children’s imaginations.
Address: Hawkstone Park Follies, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5JY.
3. Park Hall Farm (Oswestry)
There’s lots to do at this award-winning farm park with hands-on animal activities, two indoor play barns, adventure courses, woodland walks and a lovely lake.
Children can drive electric cars, visit the Victorian School, Iron Age Roundhouse and Welsh Guards Museum.
Address: Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4AS.
4. British Ironwork Centre (Oswestry)
This is the biggest display of decorative metalwork in the UK from suits of armour to animal sculptures and lamps.
It also features live work from the some of the best artists and blacksmiths in the country.
There’s over 60 acres of land to explore, a cafe, ice cream parlour, shops, sculpture park and an outdoor children’s adventure play area.
Address: The British Ironwork Centre, Whitehall, Aston, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4JH.
5. Ludlow Castle (Ludlow)
This ruined medieval fortification overlooking the River Teme, was one of the first stone castles to be built in England.
There are also shops, a tea room and a walk around the outside of the castle with lovely views.
Address: Ludlow Castle, Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY.
6. Severn Valley Railway (Bridgnorth)
This 16-mile railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. It operates full-size, mainly steam-hauled passenger trains.
Most of the route follows the course of the River Severn.
Address: There are six stations https://www.svr.co.uk/Stations.aspx
7. Blists Hill Victorian Town (Madeley, Telford)
This open-air museum recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Shropshire town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Address: Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD.
8. Enginuity Ironbridge (Telford)
This interactive design and technology centre has lots of interactive exhibits great for children aged up to 12.
Address: 10 Wellington Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford, TF8 7DX.
9. Shewsbury Canoe Hire (Shrewsbury)
Explore the River Severn from a canoe, which can be hired from two locations – Shrewsbury Quarry Park and Attingham Park.
10. Shrewsbury Prison (Shrewsbury)
Shrewsbury Prison was built in 1793 and has been home to thousands of criminals.
Now it is open to the public with guided tours, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison experience events and history days.
Address: Shrewsbury Prison, The Dana, SY1 2HR.
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For more ideas see the official tourism website for Shropshire Visit Shropshire.