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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

01588 676060 / 01588 676998

Visitor Information Centre at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Your first port of call to find all there is to see, do and explore in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you will find the very best places to stay and all the info on local events and activities.

The Centre is open 7 days a week and has all of the fantastic facilities and activities that you have come to expect! Its management has transferred to ‘Grow Cook Learn’, a new social enterprise based in Craven Arms. These web pages will give you all you need to know about our ongoing programme as the new ownership beds in.

Get a taste for the area…

Our Visitor information Centre has everything you need to plan a fantastic visit – whether you’re here for a few hours or a few days. Our staff are all trained Heritage Ambassadors for Shropshire and can help you plan an itinerary to suit your interests. We also feature specialist producers, farm shops and B&B’s with a local food focus. From farm tours to food festivals, discover all that the Shropshire Hills has to offer!

Free Wifi

We offer free wireless internet access at the Centre 7 days a week from 10:00 – 17:00. Just pop in with your smart phone, tablet or laptop, bring up your wifi settings and log on to Grow Cook Learn – no passwords.


There is free on-site parking for both cars and coaches.

Our car park is open to visitors from 10am until we close each day. (Should you visit at very busy times there is further free parking in the town car park, 5 minutes walk away off Corvedale Road.)

The car park includes three disabled parking spaces immediately adjacent to the front of the building.


Our site is fully equipped with modern disabled toilets.

Baby changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets.

Dads with daughters or Mums with sons are welcome to use the disabled toilets if they wish.

Disabled facilities

The centre is fully accessible, and the Secret Hills exhibition has interpretation sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities. There is an induction loop in the balloon ride.

We have an all weather, hard standing circular path around the meadows that is wheelchair friendly. A wheelchair is available on site which visitors may borrow. Please contact us before your visit to reserve it.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the building.


All dogs are welcome to visit the Onny Meadows with their owners as long as you clean up after them – dog bins and gloves are provided on site.

The cafe team will happily provide them with a bowl of water to drink outside if they’re a bit hot after exploring the meadows with you!

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Well signposted for gentle strolls

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