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October Half Term in Shrewsbury

It can be tough to keep the kids entertained during the holidays - but Shrewsbury has you covered! From street art to a Duck Hunt and free entry to Shrewsbury museum we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay.

Brick by Brick - International LEGO® Brick Art

Saturday, 18th September to Saturday, 13th November 2021
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Sofa Sundays

Sunday, 17th to Sunday, 31st October 2021
Shrewsbury Town Square,

Cats & Craft

Thursday, 28th October 2021 -
10:00am - 11:00am
Paws Cafe,

Small Town Big Screen: Drive-In Cinema

Friday, 29th to Sunday, 31st October 2021
Montgomery Waters Meadow,

Friday Night Films & Cats - Hocus Pocus (PG)

Tuesday, 29th October 2019 -
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Paws Cafe,

The House of Magic (U)

Sunday, 31st October 2021 -
Paws Cafe,

Spooky Houses

Saturday, 30th October 2021
Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery,
The Square
SY1 1HL Shrewsbury

Pick up a FREE Pumpkin

Saturday, 30th to Sunday, 31st October 2021
The Darwin Centre,
Pride Hill
SY1 1PL Shrewsbury

Spooky Trail

Sunday, 31st October 2021 -
10:00am - 3:00pm
Hickory's Smokehouse,

Kick back and relax at Shrewsbury's Sofa Sundays

For three weekends this October, 17th, 24th and 31st, Shrewsbury's town square will be transformed into the ultimate Sunday chillout destination with the launch of Sofa Sundays.

Grab the kids, pick up a paper, take advantage of FREE Sunday parking in Shrewsbury and head to our sofas! Take part in the organised activities, enjoy the entertainment on offer, and indulge yourself with a takeaway from one of Shrewsbury's outstanding eateries.


FREE entry to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

To celebrate its reopening, Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery are offering FREE entry to all visitors! Entry is limited, so we suggest booking your ticket now to save disappointment.


Pick up a FREE pumpkin

Wondering where you can pick up a pumpkin in Shrewsbury this Halloween?

The Darwin Centre is giving away hundreds of FREE pumpkins this half term, so that everyone, big and small, can carve creative designs at home for Halloween.

Pop in on either Friday 29th or Saturday 30th October to the lower level of the centre to pick one up whilst stocks last.

Places to go for child-focused fun

Make sure to take advantage of Half Price Half Term at Nerdy Coffee Co. Shrewsbury's first gaming cafe is offering half-price 'Pay to Play' this week; guests can play for £2, members for £1, Monday-Friday 11am-11pm

Nerdy Coffee Co.

Located on Mardol, Nerdy Coffee Co is Shrewsbury's dedicated gaming café. With an extensive cafe bar and considerable games library, knowledgeable staff are at hand to support and...

Paws Cafe

Step into Shropshire's first cat cafe! Enjoy your coffee and cakes surrounded by the cafe's 11 resident cats. Visits are charged by the half-hour. We also run regular events...

Quarry Swimming & Fitness Centre

Welcome to The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre. Enjoy a swim in one of the pools, take a fitness class or visit the gym - which has a range of cardi vascular and resistance...

The Sabrina Boat

SAILING FROM 1st MARCH 2022! Sabrina is a triple deck, modern passenger boat situated on the River Severn in Shrewsbury , capable of carrying 60 passengers in comfort with...

Shrewsbury Canoe & eBike Hire

Shrewsbury Canoe Hire Canoeing is an idyllic way to explore our local area from the water. We are based at one of Shrewsbury’s most beautiful locations, The Quarry Park, offering...

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 Ministry of Justice in 2013 and...