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Kids enjoy the festival
21 May 2019
Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 enjoyed record figures, with 11,000 people attending the two-day event on the 11th and 12th May in Shrewsbury’s Quarry. Beth Heath, Shropshire Festival’s founder, said, “Our fourth annual Kids Festival was a big success. We worked very hard to change the model this year, so all activities within the festival were free. We listened to the feedback from last year, and...
Jacqueline Wilson
27 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
07 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
28 Nov 2018
You want fun? We’ve got it. And then some. Shropshire Kids Festival is back, with more super-extra-massive bonkers fun.  Kids just wanna have fun - and we serve it up right across a fabulous weekend. We’ve got a HUGE water slide, the foamiest foam parties, mega sports zone, massive inflatables, a have-a-go music tent, zorb balls, go karts, circus tent, craft activities and just about anything...
19 Oct 2018
Shrewsbury Bookfest invite families and children aged 6+ to Button & Bear Bookshop, 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury. SY1 2BQ to join author Hilary Robinson as she introduces her new book ‘Peace Lily’ which tells the story of Lily, a young girl who becomes a nurse and follows her childhood friends Ben and Ray to the battlefields of France. ‘Peace Lily’ is beautifully illustrated and with a...
21 Aug 2018
The Darwin Shopping Centre was joined by Shrewsbury Town Football Club’s Lenny the Lion and aspiring Jungle Explorers last week, as they took on the centre’s brand-new Summer Jungle – a free play area that will be in-situ in the centre until the last Sunday in August. Youngsters were challenged with making their way through the ball pit swamp, navigating a route over the rickety bridge, climbing...
30 Jul 2018
Children accompanying adults will have free access to the Shrewsbury Flower Show this year - and will find plenty to do in a dedicated area with everything from crafts to circus skills to keep them busy. Everything in the children’s area is completely free and will keep youngsters entertained throughout the weekend in The Quarry on 10 th and 11 th August Garden designer Chris Beardshaw, who won...
12 Jul 2018
The History Press is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of ‘Shropshire Folk Tales for Children’ by Amy Douglas in July 2018. Featuring specially commissioned illustrations by a local artist and part of a new series of folk tales for children from Britain’s finest storytellers, The History Press is the premier contemporary resource for British folk tales. Do you know that there are...
26 Jun 2018
Peace Lily: Story telling and book signing with author Hilary Robinson at Button & Bear Bookshop. Author Hilary Robinson and illustrator Martin Impey tell the story of Lily, a young girl who becomes a nurse and follows her childhood friends Ben and Ray to the battlefields of France. Peace Lily pays tribute to the hundreds of women who contributed to the war effort. Date:  20th October 2018...
22 Jun 2018
Last Monday award-winning TV historian and Beanstalk Ambassador Dan Snow took time before his talk ‘An evening with the History Guy’ at the Theatre Severn to meet and thank Beanstalk’s longest-serving volunteer in Shropshire Ann Powis for her work supporting local primary school children with reading. He came along to Beanstalk’s stand in the foyer of the theatre to present Ann with tickets to...
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