Family Fun

Bucket loads of family fun can be had in Shropshire!

Carding Mill Valley & The Chalet Pavilion, Church Stretton 

15-minute drive

  • National Trust Tea Room & Gift Shop, open all year round
  • Great for families, with toys and books, as well as the great outdoors
  • Beautiful valley, great for exploring and paddling in the stream

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms 

20-minute drive

  • See Shropshire’s larger than life mammoth, and step back into the Iron Age
  • Learn about the wonders of the Shropshire Hills landscape and history
  • Café with free Wi-Fi, and 30 acres of meadow to explore

Swimming Pool & Creche, Ludlow 

20-minute drive

  • Great fun for families, with 2x kids pools and water slide!
  • Also, great Creche facilities so you can swim or spa while the crèche staff look after your kids
  • Café, spa and gym facilities as well

Stokesay Castle (English Heritage), Craven Arms 

20-minute drive

  • The finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England
  • The great hall, unchanged for over 700 years & breathtaking views of the Shropshire Hills
  • Tea room, picnic area and gift shop

Kinki Glass Studio, Jackfield, Ironbridge

30-minute drive

– Glass studio set in the stunning modern architectural Fusion building on the site of Jackfield Tile Museum, part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

– Children & family workshops, suitable for children aged from 4yrs, teenagers, parents and grandparents alike

– Creative workshops for adults also available

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford

35-minute drive

  • One of the museums at Ironbridge Gorge
  • Experience life as it was over 100 years ago
  • The Victorian Bakery bakes fresh bread, along with fruit cobs, shortbread and other biscuits

Ironbridge Gorge – World Heritage Site

35-minute drive

  • Known as the birthplace of industry
  • Renowned World Heritage Site
  • Numerous museums to explore
  • Various places to eat in the town

The Sabrina Boat, Shrewsbury 

35-minute drive

  • Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury.
  • Daily 45-minute cruises depart from Victoria Quay near the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury
  • Discount available to Eaton Manor guests.

Battlefield Bird of Prey Centre, Shrewsbury 

35-minute drive

  • Hawk walks (lasting approx 1 hour & about 1 mile long)
  • Birds of Prey experience and Bird Handling Sessions
  • Minimum age of 8

Jump In, Shrewsbury 

40-minute drive

  • Interconnected trampolines, tumble track, battle beam, giant air bag & more
  • Dedicated under 5’s area
  • Cafe from which you can view the activities

The Climbing Hut, Shrewsbury 

40-minute drive

  • Purpose built indoor climbing centre
  • Complete with Tall Walls, Bouldering, Action Walls and Café.
  • Suitable for adults and children from 5+

Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth 

35-minute drive

  • Fantastic steam railway – running regular steam hauled passenger trains
  • Running between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire
  • A distance of approximately 16 miles

RAF Museum, Cosford 

45-minute drive

  • The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford offers a fun, entertaining day out for all the family
  • Situated next to an active airfield which kids love
  • The only place in the Midlands where you can see so many breathtaking aircraft for FREE

British Ironworks Centre, Near Oswestry 

45-minute drive

  •  A free family day out with ample parking
  • The UK’s largest Metal Safari Park with over 100 different animals and species
  • Cafe with showrooms and shopping

West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley 

60-minute drive

  • Home to some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered exotic animal species.
  • With a Safari Drive-Through, Theme Park and more
  • Range of food & drink options available

Everything you’ll ever need

We pride ourselves in helping you organise your special event or celebration, be it a milestone birthday, reunion, anniversary or simply an excuse to get together with friends and family. There is so much to enjoy on the Estate as well as exciting activities and guest services - and if you have a particular activity in mind please let us know and we will try to source it locally for you.

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