From sun-soaked days in the great outdoors, to creative workshop moments, there is lots to get involved in around Shropshire. We compiled a list of our favourite days out this summer around the county for the whole family to enjoy. Each is only a short drive away from our self-catered group accommodation in Shropshire.

Outdoor theatre


It’s the season of open-air theatre in Shropshire – the golden rule is simply to bring a picnic and enjoy the show. Shrewsbury Castle are offering performances of Wind in the Willows (Quantum Theatre on 17th August) and A Very Royal Tea Party (ReachOut Theatre on 31st August)

Alternatively, head to nearby National Trust sites to enjoy entertainment in the great, scenic outdoors. Either try Powis Castle in Powys, Dudmaston in Bridgnorth or Attingham Park in Shrewsbury for theatre productions in beautiful surroundings.

Pollinators day at Shrewsbury Wildlife Trust

24th August 2023

We all know about honeybees, but did you know that there are lots more busy creatures helping our plants bloom?

Over 85% of the UK’s insect pollinated crops rely on wild pollinators. Shropshire Wildlife Trust are hosting a pollinator’s day which will develop children’s knowledge on encouraging pollinators in their own gardens and local green spaces.

St Mary's tour

Each Friday throughout August

Discover a thousand years of history held in the walls of St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury.

During The Stained Glass Festival, historians William King and Bibbs Cameron will run guided tours around the Saxon origin church every Friday. With twelfth-century additions, beautiful stained glass and carved oak ceilings - don't miss the chance to learn more about the church's beauty.

Drop in nature journaling

28th August 2023

Join naturalist and journalist Sara Bellis at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery for drop-in nature journaling demonstrations each Monday throughout the summer from 10:30 until 14:00.

One for all the family and no drawing skills needed, Sara will share simple ways to add nature journaling to your life and share it with others. She’ll assist with better understanding of seemingly familiar natural objects and you’ll be treated to a starter pack to get you going with your new hobby.

Flaxmill Friday’s Late

1st September 2023

Head to Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings for an afterhours event with Shropshire’s only all-female rock band. With free entry to The Mill exhibition, you can also learn all about the internationally significant site, the building that launched a thousand skylines.

The Flaxmill is known as the grandparent of the modern skyscraper, and attracts visitors from all over the world. With an on-site restaurant, enjoy a menu of vegetarian and plant-based hot food and small plates in the Wood Café.