Top 10 things to do with kids in Shrewsbury

In the historic and picturesque town of Shrewsbury, there is a wonderful variety of things for the whole family to do and see. Whether you’re looking for a quiet sight-seeing trip or a jam-packed day out, we’ve got you covered with our selection of the top ten things to do with kids in Shrewsbury.

1) The Hive
The Hive has family events and workshops throughout the year, from music mornings for toddlers to pottery workshops for older kids.
It’s a brilliant organisation to support. As well as their creative workshops for families, The Hive run lots of great projects, many of which offer support to young people who are vulnerable or at risk.

2) Battlefield Falconry Centre
For animal-loving children, take them to the Battlefield Falconry Centre for a unique, memorable day out. They have a range of experiences to choose from such as the opportunity to take part in a bird-handling session. It may be pricey, but it’s a brilliant family-run business to support and it’s a great way to treat the kids.

3) Murder Mystery Treasure Trail
Suitable for children aged six and above, this murder mystery treasure trail costs just £6.99 and is a great way to explore Shrewsbury for the whole family. Plus, if you answer all answers correctly, you’ll be entered into a monthly prize draw to win £100 – what’s not to love?

4) Jump In Trampoline Parks
As a great form of exercise and brilliant fun, trampolining is an ideal day out with kids. Jump In have activity sessions suitable for children of all ages, from ‘toddler time’ for little ones to ‘disco night’ for teens.

5) AMF Bowling
A classic family day out, bowling is as enjoyable for adults as it is for children. At AMF Bowling in Shrewsbury, you can get family deals such as ‘kids eat, drink & bowl’ which includes a kid’s main meal, squash and a game of bowling for £6.99.

6) The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre
The Quarry has something to offer kids of all ages and swimming abilities, with a 10m pool for beginners and diving boards and a 51m flume for families with confident swimmers. Plus, to help your children improve their skills and confidence further, you can take them along to the pool’s regular swimming lessons.

7) Little Rascals Play Centre
There’s so much to do for kids at the Little Rascals Play Centre. The soft-ball sports area and ball boggler ball pit areas are sure to keep children entertained. And, the sensory room is also brilliant; the calming space is filled with interactive equipment which is particularly geared up for children with learning disabilities.

8) Theatre Severn
A trip out to the theatre is hard to beat, and with the variety of family shows at Theatre Severn, the whole family can enjoy a play (or fun-filled pantomime if you’re heading here at Christmas) before a bite to eat at The Foundry restaurant on the second floor of the theatre.

9) Laura’s Tower
Like a structure plucked straight out of a fairy tale, Laura’s Tower in the grounds of Shrewsbury Castle is stunning. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild on a visit here, giving them the chance to explore the Rapunzel-like building before a relaxed picnic and stroll.

10) Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
With family workshops, gallery trails and an overall warm welcome to people of all ages, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is ideal for introducing a bit of art and history to your kids.
As they say on their website, ‘Our team of staff and volunteers offer a warm and welcoming environment for families to explore, create, play and learn….and we never say Shhhhh…!!’ Now that sounds like our kind of museum.