Half-term fun in Shropshire

As half term approaches, it brings with it the all-too-familiar question: ‘how will we keep our kids entertained and busy for an entire week?’ To answer this question and make half-term planning a little easier for you, we have found five things to do in Shropshire - one for each day of the working week. 

1) Autumn tile decorating at Jackfield Tile Museum - Throughout half term, Jackfield Tile Museum will be putting on tile decorating workshops for £5 per person. And, for a small extra charge, the tiles can be fired and posted home afterwards. 

2) Lilleshall Holiday Kids’ Club - For sporty children aged 7 – 14, the Lilleshall Kids’ Cub is perfect. It costs £15 per day; you can drop them off in the morning, Monday to Friday, and pick them up after a busy day of football, tennis, hockey or nature trails (to name a few of their activities).  

3) Halloween Paper Crafts at Bridgnorth Library - On 31 October, you can bring your kids along to Bridgnorth Library for Halloween-themed paper crafts. It’s a free event and available for children over the age of four (children under eight must be accompanied by an adult).

4) Spooky fun at Rays Farm - Another Halloween-themed activity in case a single day of spooky fun just isn’t enough; Rays Farm are hosting Halloween crafts, pumpkin carving and trails around the ‘creepy corners’ of Fairytale Forest. Plus, what better time than October 31 to visit Ray Farm’s wonderful owls? 

5) Magical Arts & Crafts at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery -  There are drop in magical crafts workshops at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from 29 October – 4 November from 11am – 3pm each day. Plus, the Magical Maximo Mouse Trail around the gallery will make the trip much more fun and engaging for little ones. 

By Laura Brown