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01588 676060

Be Creative for Key Stage 1 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

KS1 Art and Design and Music


Natural Art Gallery

Using your senses, explore the natural world as a media for artistic expression and then help create an art gallery in the meadows.
Cirriculum Links: Arts and design
Availability: March - November 
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below

Framing Nature

Go on a hunt for natural treasures around our meadows and use these to explore willow work techniques.
Curriculum Links: Art & Design, Physical education
Availability: March - November
Maximum group size: 35
Price: £120 + VAT per group of up to 35

Sensory Sculpture Trail

Indulge your creativity in a day of making and composing inspired by our unique art installations. Make music, write poetry, create dragonflies and earth imprints.
Curriculum Links: Art & Design English: Writing Composition Yr 2
Availability: March - November
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below

Make Wild Music!

Create a sound CD and an orchestral score inspired by sounds heard around the meadows. Make your own instrument from natural materials.
Curriculum Links: Music, Design
Availability: All year round
Maximum group size: 50
Price: See standard charges below


An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Make design choices about what materials you will combine to make your own recycled paper.
Curriculum Links: Art & Design, D & T

1¾ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Price: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Working with Willow

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Explore the properties of willow, choose to have your class make a fish, dragonfly, indian mandela, dream catcher, lantern or other willow shape. Structures can be made for a negotiated rate.
Curriculum Links: Art & Design, D & T

1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children
Price: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Felt Making

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!

Create your own piece of fabric from natural fibre! Learn about the history of the material, then design and make your own A5-sized piece of felt.
Curriculum Links: Art & Design, D & T

1¼ hr workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Price: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT


The standard price structure for the led activities are:

  • 25 children or less – £90 + VAT
  • 26 to 35 children (or one class, whichever number is larger) – £120 + VAT
  • 36 to 50 children – £180 + VAT
  • 51 to 70 children – £240 + VAT

Further Information and Booking

Click here to download a copy of our 2018/19 Education Brochure.

For further details of individual activities, to discuss your individual requirements and/or to make a booking, call 01588 676060 or contact Stephanie at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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Meet The Mammoth

Get up close & personal

Meet our larger than life Shropshire mammoth

Find out about the chilling Ice Age and meet our mammoth – a full size replica of the skeleton found at Condover, near Shrewsbury.

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Frothy coffees & Shropshire cream teas

Perfect when the sun is shining

Our delicious home-cooked meals are prepared using local produce to bring you a true taste of the Shropshire Landscape, with Sunday lunches a speciality.

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Family friendly events and activities

From slime making to fairy cakes, we have a party to suit everyone!

Have you ever been up close to a Barn Owl, seen a water-nymph, made a willow nest or prepared to hunt for a Mammoth? If not, now is your chance!

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Onny Meadow

30 acres beside the River Onny

Well signposted for gentle strolls

FREE ENTRANCE to 30 acres of riverside paths, wild flowers and woodland all in the shadow of an Iron Age hillfort.

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Upcoming Events...

24 Nov - 02 Jan

Rotary Tree of Light

Sponsor a light for a loved one.

17 Dec

Craven Arms Girls Group - Book Art

Girls Youth Club for girls aged 9-14 years

27 Dec

Festive Winter Crafts

Carry on the fun with our drop in craft session.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve - Children Cookery Celebration

Join us to celebrate the New Year.

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Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is operated by Grow Cook Learn, a registered charity, connecting people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills, providing opportunities to local people and visitors to learn and discover.
Registered Charity in England Number 1158795