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Sleepyfergus Wed 17-Jun-15 06:22:02

Going to Shrewsbury for week next month (just before schools break up) and looking for ideas of places to go for a 6 and 3yo to go to. We've got Ironbridge and Acton Scott on the list (plus park, swimming pool etc) but wondered if there was anywhere else good to go to.

exLtEveDallasNoBollocks Wed 17-Jun-15 06:32:15

Hoo Farm in Telford (actually loads in Telford, laser quest, cinema, soft play, go carts)
Adventure course in albrighton
Great walks up the stiperstones
Quarry park
Boat trip on the Severn

BikeRunSki Wed 17-Jun-15 06:34:48

Blists Hill living history Victotian town is really good fun. It's just outside Ironbridge. You can "buy" Victorian pennies to spend at the baker's. We took DS when he was 2.5; a little young, I think 6 and 3 would be perfect.

karatekimmi Wed 17-Jun-15 06:34:58

Attingham park is lovely - a national trust property with a big playing field for the kids to play in and lively walks - it has some geocaches which could be fun to do.

In Welshpool there is a steam railway - www.wllr.org.uk

karatekimmi Wed 17-Jun-15 06:36:23

There also ice skating in Telford and the town park is really good, with wonderland in it.

Mendeleyev Wed 17-Jun-15 06:39:32

Ludlow is lovely and worth a visit

Bunbaker Wed 17-Jun-15 06:54:01

Second Ironbridge, Blists Hill and Ludlow.

We had a wonderful week in Much Wedlock a few years ago and went to the aforementioned places, plus West Midlands safari park, Severn Valley Railway and a couple of NT properties. I love Shropshire.

Sleepyfergus Wed 17-Jun-15 08:07:50

Thanks all, some great things by the sound of it! I have fond memories of holidays down there as a child as we have relatives who live in Shrewsbury ....it always seemed sunny too!

carlajean Thu 18-Jun-15 07:16:05

your children will love Hawkestone Park - a large park laid out in the 18th century, full of follies. lots of space to run around.

BikeRunSki Thu 18-Jun-15 08:59:09

If you're in the market for new kids bikes, Islabikes are around Shrewsbury and their HQis the only place you can try them out.

DorisLessingsCat Thu 18-Jun-15 09:06:16

Definitely Attingham Park.

Quarry Park in town is nice with a good playground.

ajandjjmum Thu 18-Jun-15 09:12:04

RAF Cosford air museum.

ajandjjmum Thu 18-Jun-15 09:12:54

Forgot Telford Town Park - spent many fabulous days there when DC were young.

senua Thu 18-Jun-15 09:15:19

There is an awful lot to see and do at Ironbridge. Do you know that you can get tickets that will allow you to go back again and again.

Another vote for Hawkstone - it's fab (well, it was last time we went but that was a few years ago).

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