Local Information

LOCAL AMENITIES

Village shop / post office – 2 miles in Clive
Good pubs and restaurants within 2 – 4 miles

Bomere Heath 3miles (approx 5 mins. drive) Co-op –  opening hours every day, including Sunday,  7am -10pm
Wem 4 miles (approx. 7 mins. drive).  Extensive range of shops including the Co-0p
Shrewsbury 6 miles (approx. 15 mins drive to town centre) or use the Park & Ride Bus Service (suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs)
Wem Railway Station 4 miles, Shrewsbury Railway Station 6 miles and Yorton Station 1 mile.

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Activities

Chester Zoo
Less than 40 miles away, Chester Zoo is worth the trip.  With its 15,000 animals in 125 acres of zoological gardens this makes a wonderful day out for the whole family.

The Ice Cream Farm
The Ice Cream Farm is another great day out.   The fun factory and JCB diggers are a great highlight and don’t forget the amazing 50 different flavours of ice cream!

Parkhall Countryside Experience
At Park Hall Countryside Experience, just outside Oswestry, you are spoilt for choice. In addition to our Indoor and Outdoor Play, World War Trenches, Electric Cars and our adorable Animals, we also have an activity every 30 minutes!

Climbing the Walls, Climbing Centre, Shrewsbury, (11 mins. drive)
This state of the art, purpose built indoor climbing centre with Tall Walls, Bouldering, Action Walls and Café is the perfect activity centre for all ages and abilities. Experienced climbers can refine their skills on the lead walls and improve strength and core training on the Moonboard. New climbers of all ages can learn in a safe and fun environment on the Action Walls.  Facilities also include showers, function rooms and classes.  Booking advised to ensure the time slot you require.

Jump in Trampoline Park, Shrewsbury (11 mins. drive)
The trampoline park experience has taken the UK by storm and we now have one in Shrewsbury!  It’s the ideal way for kids and adults to let loose and have a fun, whilst at the same time being active. It’s not just for families!  Jump In also caters for children’s parties, holds fitness classes and much more!

Doodle Alley
Doodle Alley, in Whitchurch, is another superb indoor activity for all the family and comes highly recommended…….just another suggestion for a wet day where you can try out your art skills, painting pottery and canvasses.

Love2Stay, (10 mins drive)
Love2Stay is a brilliant new facility just 10 minutes drive from Newton Meadows that we just had to draw to our guests attention!  It’s called Love2Stay and it offers a fantastic range of activities for young and old.   There’s a natural swimming pool, hot tubs, sun beds, a separate heated pool and sandy area for the kids, bare foot sensory trail, bike track, adventure playground and lots, lots more which are free within the day pass cost.

Blists Hill
Blists Hill is one of 10 attractions, including 4 museums, based in and around Ironbridge.  Children (and adults!) get to experience an authentic recreation of a a Victorian town, complete with characters, cottages, shops and places to go..

Polo at Moor Park Farm, Baschurch (12 mins. drive)

Wem Swimming Pool & Lifestyle Centre (10 mins. drive)

The Quarry Swimming & Fitness Centre, Shrewsbury (19 mins. drive)

Sleap Airfield (3 mins. drive)
Visitors have a fantastic panoramic view over the airfield and beyond towards the Welsh hills from the relaxed atmosphere of the Lock Lounge Cafe & Restaurant located on the upper floor of the old WWII control tower building.  Sleap Airfield is a superb destination for pilots and non-pilots alike – why not pay a visit and discover this little gem of a location!

Private flying lessons can be booked: a wonderful way to see Shropshire – from the air.

Hawkstone Park Follies, (15 mins. drive) 
The follies are an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago. After years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993.

Gardens & National Trust

Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Nr Market Drayton (23 mins. drive)
Set around a sixteenth century hall house it has developed into an important modern garden in the English garden tradition with echoes of Arts and Crafts. It covers 4 acres. Well worth a visit. Tel 01630 685760

Country Garden Roses, Hadnall, Nr Shrewsbury (5 mins. drive)
Country Garden Roses are the finest rose growers and suppliers with a huge selection of named roses. 

Attingham Park, Nr Shrewsbury (19 mins. drive)

Whixall Mere and Mosses (9 mins. drive)

The Meres and Mosses area holds a wonderful group of wetlands created during the last Ice Age.

Top Ten Gardens in Shropshire

The Dingle at the Quarry, Shrewsbury (20 mins.)

Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Nr Market Drayton (23 mins. drive)
Set around a sixteenth century hall house it has developed into an important modern garden in the English garden tradition with echoes of Arts and Crafts. It covers 4 acres. Well worth a visit. Tel 01630 685760

Attingham Park, Nr Shrewsbury (19 mins. drive)

Bridgnorth Castle and Grounds, (50 mins. drive)

Dorothy Clive Gardens, Market Drayton (41 mins. drive)

Hodnet Hall Gardens, Market Drayton (21 mins. drive)

Shropshire Wildlife Trust Shrewsbury (19 mins. drive)

Oakgate Nursery and Garden Centre, Ellerdine (20 mins. drive)

Dower House, Morville (38 mins drive)

Shipton Hall, Much Wenlock  (41 mins drive)

Abbey Gardens, Shrewsbury  (18 mins)

Wedding Venues

Pimhill Barn, Harmer Hill, (2 mins)

Entertainment

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury (19 mins)
Tel 01743 281281 

Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury (18 mins)

Box Office. 01743

Cineworld, Shrewsbury (20 mins)

Telford Town Park, Telford (23 mins)

Parkhall Farm, Oswestry (30 mins)

Beauty & Fitness

Feelgood for your wellbeing & beauty
Full range of complimentary medicine therapies and beauty treatments.
Contact Helena Barber Tel 01939 220429 or 07549 992366 email dhbarber@btinternet.com
Helena will do treatments at the cottages – contact Helena direct for more details.

Rural Space, Harmer Hill (1 Mile)
Gym, beauty room and hypnotherapy. Tel 01939 291988

Just so many “Things to do”
Useful websites for Attractions and Events in Shropshire

www.shropshiretourism.co.uk

www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk