A Fun Day Out in Shrewsbury: What Does it Entail?

The town of Shrewsbury offers a variety of fun activities for everyone in your household. Whether you prefer the outdoors or staying inside, exploring the countryside or learning what you can about the town’s history, you will not have a problem finding something that piques your interest in Shrewsbury.

For the explorer

Shrewsbury offers more than enough possibilities for outdoor exploration guaranteed to keep your group interested. With cliffs, caves, centuries old monuments and deep woods, The Hawkstone Park Follies is where you should begin your day of exploration. The adventurer in you can’t go wrong with a visit to this historic site.

Yearning for something a little more physically challenging? Strap on your harness and head over to The Adventure Rope Course. Here, you can partake in activities from archery and wall climbing to mountain walking and parachute jumping.   

Also worth a visit is The Quarry, Shrewsbury’s favourite 29-acre recreational park. The Quarry is perfect for picnics and fishing along the River Severn but known for its annual flower show and live entertainment.

For the animal lover

Shrewsbury’s most-loved tourist attraction falls into this category. The Battlefield Falconry Centre tops the list as a tourist favourite. Go on a Hawk Walk across the Albrighton Country Estate, reserve your spot for the hands-on birds of prey experience, or book a handling session and learn to handle owls like the pros.

If birds are not your thing, Shrewsbury also offers visitors horseback riding for beginners to expert riders. Visit Long Mountain Pony Trekking for an enjoyable day riding horses through the wide-open countryside. Spend the day with the friendly horses and take in the spectacular views.

For the history buff

Take a walk along the Darwin Town Trail and learn about the life of Charles Darwin himself, Shrewsbury’s most famous resident. Charles Darwin was an explorer and naturalist who spent the first 27 years of his life in Shrewsbury. The trail takes you to such places as the Darwin family home and the park where young Charles would fish for newts.

For something a little more out of the ordinary but historic all the same, spend some time taking a tour of The Dana, Shrewsbury’s historic prison. Take a guided tour of the prison, experience a night behind the bars, or even try your luck at an actual prison escape. 

For the indoor type

Bad weather or lingering sunburn getting you down? Perhaps spending a day indoors is right up your alley and the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery is a perfect place to start. Perhaps Come for the fine art but stay for the variety of engaging exhibitions and a chance to learn the history of Shrewsbury.

If you do plan to stay inside, don’t forget about all of Shrewsbury’s pubs, clubs, and arcades for some light-hearted fun and entertainment.

Whether your perfect fun day out involves an educational venture to one of the historic sites, a guided tour through the wilderness with a hawk on your arm, or an opportunity to try your hand at an indoor fruit machine hire gaming arcade, you are sure to find something to keep you entertained in Shrewsbury.  

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