A selection of things to do
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.
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.
I have really enjoyed staying here, and loved playing with the dog. The hot tub was lovely and the beds comfy. I will definately come back again.
- Miss K N age 9, Sunderland