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.
Lovely stay for Easter weekend, would recommend walking down the canal in Llangollen and visiting the Cathedral in Chester.
- T Family, West Midlands