A selection of things to do
A things are a little different at the moment, please check entry requirements for all attractions, as some may require booking tickets in advance, to stop over crowding, to help with social distancing. (2020)
Visit Ellesmere, traditional shops, the beautiful mere(lake), children's play area, Colemere, and Blakemere.
Ifton Meadows Nature Reserve, just 2 miles away.
Oswestry, larger market town with Cae Glas Park, Hill Fort SY11 1DP and Old Racecourse.(SY10 7HL)
Whittington, visit the castle, have a snack in the tea shop www.whittingtoncastle.co.uk
Park Hall ountry Experience at Whittington, great day out for the Children www.parkhallfarm.co.uk
Llangollen,- take a trip into Wales,With steam trains( www.llangollen-railway.co.uk) and horse drawn canal boats (www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk)., have a drive over the scenic Horseshoe pass or climb up to Castell Dinas Bran, or white water reafting.
Shrewsbury, retail therapy, Sabrina Boat, have a leisurely ride along the River Severn, Visit the theatre, even visit the old Jail, and the Quarry Park.
Chester, visit the world famous zoo, retail therapy , visit the rows - unique to Roman Chester, have a ride on a river boat, visit the cathedral, theatre, or even the horse races.
Lake Vyrnwy www.lake-vyrnwy.com
Ty Mawr Country Park LL14 3PE
Alyn Waters Country Park LL11 4AG
Nant Mill, part of the Clywedog Trail LL11 3BT
Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall SY10 0BZ www.pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk well worth a visit if you get the time, so beautiful guests staying here, got engaged by it.
Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, and Chirk Aquaducts - cross over if you dare! www.pontcysyllte-aqueduct.co.uk
National Trust properties of Chirk Castle, Erddig Hall, Attingham Park, and slightly further afield Powis Castle.
Llandegla Forest- great for mountain bike trails LL11 3AA
Love cycling, but cannot bring your bike on holiday?
We have a local friendly, business, that hires out bikes- they will drop off at your accommodation, and also collect from here- please give them a ring in advance to discuss your needs so that you are not disappointed. www.amerecycle.co.uk 01691 773298 07988842038
Due to Covid19 sadly alot of these events have been postponed for 2020.
February - Darwin Festival, Shrewsbury - a celebration of the life of Charles Darwin, who was born in the town.
April - The Big Busk, Shrewsbury - a free music festival in the town’s medieval streets.
April - Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival, Shrewsbury - exhibitions and live drawing from international cartoonists in the town’s Market Square.
May - Shropshire County Show, Shrewsbury - agricultural show with over 200 exhibitors and over 50 attractions.
May - Whitchurch Food and Drink Festival, Whitchurch - live cookery demonstrations and over 80 food and drink stalls.
June - Ellesmere Food Festival, Ellesmere - almost 50 food and drink stalls in and around the town’s Market Hall.
June - Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shrewsbury - 200 food, drink and craft stalls in the town’s Quarry park.
July - Ellesmere Regatta, Ellesmere - charity event involving bell boat races on the town’s Mere, together with attractions and entertainment in the neighbouring Cremorne Gardens.
July - Eckford Sweet Pea Show, Wem - the definitive national show for sweet pea aficionados.
July - Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen - festival of music and dance featuring 4000 performers.
July - Oswestry Food and Drink Festival, Oswestry - 70 food and drink producers fill the town’s streets.
July Nantwich Show
August - Oswestry Show, Oswestry - one of the country’s largest one-day agricultural shows offering a wide range of attractions.
August - Shrewsbury Flower Show, Shrewsbury - not just flowers, plenty for everyone including celebrity chefs and arena displays.
October - Llangollen Food Festival, Llangollen - over 100 food and drink producers gather in the town’s famous Pavilion.
October - Wrexham Science Festival, Wrexham - a weekend of scientific discovery in partnership with Techniquest Glyndŵr, the town’s interactive science centre.
October - Apple Fair, Erdigg, Wrexham - a celebration of the 180 varieties of apple harvested at this National Trust orchard, including cider making, live cookery demonstrations and an apple trail.
A wonderful find, one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.
- Mr and Mrs B, Lancs