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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre kicks off the Summer with annual Family Fun Day Shropshire Hills Discovery Centreā€™s Family Fun Day, Saturday 17th June, is the perfect day out with fun activities for all the family . Entry is free with attractions such as the Bouncy Castle, The Climbing Wall and Face Painting all priced individually.

The treasure hunts and trails around the meadows will get the kids enjoying the outdoors. Then, meet back at the beginning of the Meadows for games and races, free to enter and there are medals on offer for the winners!

Refresh yourself with ice cream from the cart or pop in to the café for sandwiches, light bites, hot dishes, jacket potatoes and hot and cold drinks. Also available outside will be pulled pork baps and hot dogs.

Get active with Zumba Kids, free of charge with regular sessions throughout the day. Get outside with the bouncy castle and the climbing wall and then make delicious Gruffalo treats in the centre.

Climb inside a fire engine, learn about fire safety in the local community and get to know your local police officers!

With crafty fun, free of charge, make a herb pot and make leaf hammering art from the treasures you find in the Meadows! Guess the name to win the teddy and find Tusker to win a prize.

Find out all about Grow Cook Learn, the charity running the Discovery Centre and learn about becoming a supporter. Speak to Amanda Apps, the new Discovery Centre Ranger, about the launch of the volunteer work group for the Meadows and see how you can get involved.

For a day of fun for all the family, join the Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre on Saturday 17th June from 11am – 5pm.

Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy our Secret Hills exhibition and visit our mammoth. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers an extensive programme of family events, adult courses and a variety of activities for the whole family. The unique grass roofed building houses a replica of the famous mammoth skeleton found in Shropshire. The café serves delicious home-cooked food. Browse our extensive shop selling a range of quirky gifts. Every half term and school holiday we provide hands-on family activities. For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website:


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