Shrewsbury springs into action with Easter holiday fun

Family fun activities are among the attractions lined up in Shrewsbury for the Easter holidays as the town’s shops and leisure businesses get set for an influx of spring visitors.

The town’s heritage and charm, its independent retailers and enticing food and drink at a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars will lay on a seasonal welcome for all ages.

Seb Slater, Executive Director of Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District), said: “Shrewsbury’s family appeal certainly grows when the Easter weekend and school holidays come along and encourage more people to spend time here.

“Our business community is ready to welcome visitors to help them discover and enjoy everything our unique town has to offer. It’s a great place to create memories.”

For those with younger children to entertain, an option is a creative workshop at The Hive. On Tuesday 3 April, children aged eight to 13 years-old can learn how to make their own animated video. Or they can get in the frame at a junior photography workshop using iPads on Wednesday 4 April.

A music masterclass to write and record songs with professional musicians follows on Thursday 5 April. Youngsters aged four to nine can make a spring-themed garden tile at the Easter potters workshop on Friday 6 April.

For more details and to book places visit

There’s still time to visit the popular Lego: Brick History touring exhibition which runs until 15 April at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. It shows pivotal moments and key figures in world history, modelled in LEGO© bricks, from tiny recreations of Concord and Titanic to world-shaping scientific discoveries. See for more information.

A different, amusing take on pre-history can be found in Aardman Animation’s Early Man (PG) which is being screened until Wednesday 4 April at the Old Market Hall. For times and tickets to see the adventures of plucky caveman Dug see

Theatre with a difference courtesy of a touring production of the play Chip Shop Chips will be staged at The Wightman Theatre on The Square on 6 and 7 April. A love story set to a soundtrack of Northern Soul, it includes being served with a fish and chip supper. Visit for more details.

The Market Hall will also offer a different vibe with one of its special Saturday Late Nights events on  Saturday 7 April when it opens until 10pm. It’s a chance to eat, drink and shop at a range of stalls in a relaxed atmosphere.

Alternatively that same evening you could step back in time to enjoy the music of the 90s with a DJ aboard Shrewsbury’s Sabrina river boat. The boat will be moored up on the Severn for the night. To book tickets visit

To find out more about what Shrewsbury has to offer and its events visit


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