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Arts Fair

With less than two weeks to go, the popular and free to enter Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give #Cafdgg returns to Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall for its 5th year from 3 – 4 November.  40 of the very best local and regional artists will be exhibiting an amazing selection of artwork including ceramics, glassware, jewellery, silversmithing, woodturning, illustration, painting, felt-work and decoupage – art to swoon over, treasure, collect and commission work directly from the artists.  Read more

Town bonfire set to be popular again!

The Craven Arms Community Bonfire and Fireworks at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is set to be a great success again this Saturday. With over 450 tickets sold in advance, the team are preparing for another impressive turn out at their annual event.  Read more

Half Term Full of Fun

Looking for some fun with the kids this October half term? The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have a week jam-packed with activities, sandwiched between two iconic events, perfect for keeping busy on a budget.  Read more

Motoring-Themed Festive Fun

The British Motor Museum is inviting families to join in with plenty of motoring-themed festive fun from 8 - 23 December. Activities include a Christmas Trail, Elf Tours, Christmas craft weekends and ‘Meet the Explainers,’ whilst in the New Year there is lots on offer including a brand new Mini Trail celebrating the iconic car’s 60th birthday!  Read more

Shropshire Hills in November

This November is jam-packed full of activities at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.  Read more

Mark Payne Solo Exhibition

Hyper-realist artist Mark Payne and his solo show is next in the calender to be showcased at The Soden Collection.  Read more

"Pumpkin Spooktacular"

Hatton Adventure World’s “Pumpkin Spooktacular”, which runs during half term from 25 October – 4 November, is always one of its most popular weeks and this year for the first time the Spooktacular has an evening programme too.  Read more

MAD Museum Celebrates 5th Anniversary

This October The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is celebrating its 5th anniversary of moving to Stratford’s most popular tourist street, also home to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  Read more

Arts Fair Returns

The popular and free to enter Arts Fair Discover:Gather:Give #Cafdgg returns to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall for its fifth year from 3 – 4 November.  40 exceptional artists will be exhibiting more than 500 pieces of original and passionately created art, offering an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, decoupage, textiles, wood turning, digital art, sculpture and book binding.    Read more

Celebrating National Apple Day

To celebrate National Apple Day, the staff and volunteers at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are hosting an Autumn Apple Day on Sunday 21st October. The popular event has been well attended in previous years and is back to celebrate all things apple!  Read more

New Resident at Butterfly Farm

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is welcoming a new resident in time for the October half term from 27 October – 4 November which also coincides with Halloween. Aptly named The Pumpkin Patch, this stunning, beautifully coloured Spider is new to the Butterfly farm and will be on display in Minibeast Metropolis. Originating from Colombia, the Spider’s name is derived from its distinctive, brightly coloured orange and yellow abdomen markings. Although fairly small in size, this Spider has plenty of attitude!  Read more

Gorgeous Things for Gorgeous People…

The Gorgeous Christmas Craft and Food Fair, Enginuity, Coalbrookdale Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November  Read more

Make Christmas 2018 Unforgettable

‘Hallmark Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon The Welcombe’ is offering a range of festive and New Year party options this Christmas. With a roaring log fire in the magnificent oak-panelled lounge, traditional Christmas tree and beautiful decorations, the hotel is the place to soak up the festive atmosphere. Set within a private estate of 157 acres, the four star hotel is acknowledged as one of the leading luxury country house hotels in the Heart of England.  Read more

Dipper Malkin Perform at the Discovery Centre

Dipper Malkin is the “potent combination” (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians who have spent their careers involved in groundbreaking projects and they are going to be at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this October.  Read more

The Ultimate and Fabulous Food Destination!

Home to the world’s most famous playwright, unique heritage, great theatre, culture and glorious gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon also boasts a wide range of local food and drink businesses. Visitors can also enjoy a range of food and drink events from food festivals, chocolate making workshops and cocktail making classes!  Read more

Buses Festival at British Motor Museum

Up to 100 vintage and modern buses will converge en mass when the Buses Festival returns for a fifth year on Sunday 19 August at the British Motor Museum.  Read more

SVR Cream Tea and Steam Package

Enjoy a relaxing steam train journey, explore a wealth of fascinating exhibits and indulge in a delicious cream tea in the company of friends on the Severn Valley Railway – all for just £19pp.  Read more

Soden Gallery World Class Art Show

A new exhibition, featuring work by some of the art world’s leading international names, is set to be staged in Shropshire.  Read more

Classic Van & Pick Up Show

The popular Classic Van & Pick Up Show returns for a fifth year on Sunday 5 August at the British Motor Museum.  Read more

NEC Real Bodies the Exhibition

The world-renowned exhibition, seen by millions worldwide, features over 200 real anatomical human specimens and provides fascinating insights into the wonders of the human body.  Read more

BMC & Leyland Show at British Motor Museum

Now in its sixth year, visitors are once again invited to celebrate British Marques at the British Motor Museum when it hosts the ‘BMC & Leyland Show’ on Sunday 1 July. The nostalgic show was launched to pay tribute to the vehicles that were produced by the British Motor Corporation, British Leyland, The Rover Group and pre-BMC Group.  Read more

Antiques Fair

After the success of last years 3 ‘Field Dog’ Antiques Fairs which saw the BBC Bargain Hunt film 4 episodes for the popular TV programme, the British Motor Museum is pleased to announce the return of 4 major antiques fairs to its events calendar for 2018.  Read more

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