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Peg planes and trench talk

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.
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Historic heroes themed activities and workshops at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums for super days out - Spring half-term 27th May – 4th June

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half term, 27th May – 4th June, at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire with hands-on activities, interactive workshops and demonstrations. The events are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will continue throughout the year.
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Enjoy extended opening - Enjoy dusk at Dudley Zoological Gardens as we extend our opening into the evening.

On Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, June 17 we’ll be remaining open until 8pm (with last entry 6.30pm) and visitors will be able to enjoy additional animals talks and feeds, Go Wild! shows and watch a birds of prey display.
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MECCANO MARVELS COME TO IRONBRIDGE - Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: Bank Holiday Weekend 29th Apr – 1st May

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Enjoy a day at the races this May Day, as the North 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!
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Drayton Manor Park has Easter cracked with some eggs-ellent activities for visitors of all ages

Drayton Manor Park has Easter cracked with some eggs-ellent activities for visitors of all ages between Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April. If you’re looking for somewhere to entertain the kids and make memories together this Easter holiday then hop along to Drayton Manor Park right in the heart of the UK. The park’s special Easter trail is fun for all the family, twisting and turning around the park there are clues to find and solve along the way to earn an egg-stra special Easter treat.
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Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

Ironbridge

You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Coalport China Museum... ›

Save 15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums The Tar Tunnel... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Museum of The Gorge... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Darby Houses (Ironbridge)... ›

Free Child Passport Ticket - worth £15.00 - when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased can be used at all Museums Ironbridge Gorge Museums... ›

Save 15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Enginuity... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Jackfield Tile Museum... ›

Free Child Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron... ›

Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Broseley PipeWorks... ›

Free Child Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased The Iron Bridge & TollHouse... ›

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