Posted 04 May 2023

Half term in Shrewsbury

From a town wide duck hunt to craft sessions and film screenings, use our handy what's on guide and discover family-friendly events, offers and activities to keep the kids entertained in Shrewsbury this half term.
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Half term events

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Splash Park now open for the summer

Get your swim towels at the ready - The Quarry Splash Park has reopened for the summer! The Splash Park is open 7 days a week, 10.30am-6pm, until mid-September.

Find Shrewsbury Splash Park in the Quarry

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Explore Shrewsbury's Mini-murals trail

During the summer of 2021, Shrewsbury's artists came out in force to decorate 13 of Shrewsbury's town centre BT Boxes. Sticking with an animal theme, you can find everything from bears to foxes and octopuses hidden amongst Shrewsbury's streets.

Explore the trail

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Don't let rain dampen your spirits

It may be raining outside, but that doesn't mean it's time for the fun to stop! There are plenty of indoor activities to keep the whole family entertained, from axe throwing to archery and board games - Shrewsbury has it all!

Things to do on a rainy day in Shrewsbury

Half term offers

Places to go for family-friendly fun

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See & Do

The Cut Visitor Centre, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

The Shropshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and Shop, or The Cut, is a beautiful arrangement of buildings and garden situated near Shrewsbury…

Open Today 10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Situated just outside Shrewsbury town centre, the internationally important Flaxmill Maltings site reflects a time when Shropshire led the way in…

Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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See & Do

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG) sits proudly in the town square and is the county’s flagship museum and art gallery. Visitors will…

Open Today 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Eat & Drink


Nerdy is a board game café and events venue in Shrewsbury town centre. An alcohol-free, family-friendly, fully inclusive environment that offers an…

Open Today 9:00AM - 11:00PM

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Eat & Drink

Paws Cafe

Step into Shropshire's first cat cafe! We have 11 resident cats; Nala, Simba, Elsa, Snowy, Marmalade, Binx, Lady Grey, Mocha, Cappucino, Darwin, and…

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See & Do

Shrewsbury Prison

The current prison buildings are Victorian, built in 1868 but there has been a prison on that site since 1793. The prison was decommissioned by the…

Open Today 10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Quarry Swimming & Fitness Centre

Enjoy a swim in one of the pools, take a fitness class or visit the gym - which has a range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment. We offer…

Open Today 6:00AM - 9:00PM

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The Sabrina Boat: River Tours of Shrewsbury

Join the Sabrina Boat and take in the beauty of Shrewsbury as you take a daytime cruise past the stunning Quarry Park and the town’s historic…

Open Today 11:00AM - 5:00PM

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The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum

Weapons, medals and uniforms from the 18th century to the present day sit within the ancient, red sandstone walls, which tower above the town. Hunt…

Open Today 10:30AM - 4:00PM

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