Cart horses at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire

Things to do in Shropshire May half term 2024

With May half term rapidly approaching, it’s time for a list of things to do in Shropshire. Lots of attractions have events taking place this year and others are reopening for the summer. From family trails to fun days, there’s lots to see and do around Shropshire. If your dog would like to join you for some half term fun, check out my post about dog friendly days out in the West Midlands, which includes Shropshire.

This post covers the Shropshire area only. If you are looking for May half term days out in nearby counties, please see below:

Attingham Park

Follow a Minibeast Battle trail at Attingham during May half term 2024. Collect a battle card from reception, then head off around seven different stations to see whether your minibeast would beat its opponents in various categories. Activities are on each station too. There’s even a prize at the end. Trails cost £2.50 per child in addition to the admission fee.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024.

Website: Attingham Park

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire May half term 2024

Learn about Victorian cuisine at Blists Hill this half term. There will be daily cooking demonstrations and visitors can even help the village residents to make sweets.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024.

Website: Ironbridge Museums

Review: Plutonium Sox review of a dog friendly family day out at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Blists Hill high street Shropshire May half term 2023
Victorian High Street at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Boscobel House English Heritage

For a couple of days this May half term, Victorian falcolners and their birds will descend on Boscobel house. Watch them swoop and soar above the building in awesome displays at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Learn how wealthy landowners flew falcons over their estates to catch game for the larder, and listen to tales of the birds and their human companions.

Dates: 25th to 27th May 2024

Website: Boscobel House

Exotic Zoo Telford, Shropshire May Half Term 2024

This May half term, visitors will be able to enjoy additional activities at Exotic Zoo. These will include daily shows and talks, building a bug hotel and more. Booking is not required, but if you want something extra special, you can book one of their VIP experiences to get up close to the animals.

Dates: 18th May to 2nd June 2024

Website: Exotic Zoo

Hawkstone Park Follies

Wilderness weekend takes place at Hawkstone Park Follies this May half term. Follow an interactive trail, explore their caves, cross bridges, look for trolls, build a den, climb a tower and look out for wildlife while you take a stroll around the site. Look out for special guests including Shropshire Falconry, Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Foraging for Ages.

Dates: 1st and 2nd June 2024.

Website: Hawkstone Park Follies

Park Hall Farm Countryside Experience

Shropshire May half term 2024 is Jurassic Week at Park Hall Farm. Look out for dinosaur races, baby dino meet and greets and meeting Dora the dino in her den. Dig for fossils and take home your favourite, hunt for dino eggs, take part in a dinosaur footprint quiz and look out for other dinosaur themed activities. Visitors will also be able to meet rabbits and guinea pigs, go on a tractor ride and play in the climbing zone. Don’t forget to check out the indoor and outdoor play areas and museums while you’re there.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June 2024.

Website: Park Hall Farm.

RAF Cosford, Shropshire May half term 2024

May half term is Second World War Week at the RAF Museum. Learn about D-day and how the war ended. Follow an audio story as you follow a trail through aviation history, exploring the exhibits. You’ll need your own smartphone or device with headphones to listen to the trail. Join Up and At Em History for rifle drill and bayonet practics. Make your own Airfix model to take home or make a Lego balloon dragster. Attend a talk to learn all about the Animal Victoria Cross. Museum entry is free, but they recommend booking your slot in advance Some activities do require an additional cost.

Dates: 25th May to 2nd June.

Website: RAF Museum.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Make your own kaleidoscope this May half term at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, with their Seeing is Believing event. Learn about optical illusions and compare the eyes of different animals over time, investigating the mystery of different animal eye stages. Booking is essential for this event.

Dates: 27th to 31st May 2024.

Website: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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