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Open Daily 10am - 5pm

01588 676060     info@shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk

Explore Nature

We are happy to bring our activities to you, so no need for an expensive coach. We bring all the equipment, you provide the children.

As with all our activities, the Outreach Programme at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre makes learning fun, so whether you’d like us to come into your classroom, after school or holiday club, our activities will entertain and educate your group.

Variation is Everywhere: Darwin's Investigations - NEW FOR 2017

Discover through hands-on activities how different animals are adapted to their environment and how this can lead to evolution.
Curriculum Links:  Science - Evolution and inheritance
Suitable for: KS2; 1/1/2 hour workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Availability: September – May
Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Action for Sustainability

Conduct a sustainability survey and become a ‘Renewables Researcher’ exploring renewable energy technology through hands-on experiments.  Take a pledge to make your own lifestyle more sustainable. For more information click here.
Suitable for: KS2; 1/1/2 hour workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Curriculum Links: Science, D & T
Availability: September – May
Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Food Chains

Using owl pellets, learn about and construct food chains for the owl.  Examine different types of teeth and work out what kind of diets there are adapted for.
Suitable for: KS2; 1 1/2 hour workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Curriculum Links: Science
Availability: September – May
Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Forest School Special

If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke one-off session for you e.g. creative cooking on an open fire, making minibeasts using a variety of tools, springtime nests and eggs.
Suitable for: KS1 or KS2; 1 1/2 hour workshop suitable for groups of up to 30 children
Availability: September – May
Cost: £100 + VAT, additional workshops £50 + VAT

Further Information and Booking

Click here to download a copy of our 2017 Education Brochure.

For further details of individual activities, to discuss your individual requirements and/or to make a booking, call 01588676060 or email 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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Café

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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Events

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...

23 Oct - 27 Oct

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Have you got what it takes to become a Jedi Knight? 

28 Oct

Bonfire and Firework Event

Bonfire and Fireworks

28 Oct

Discovery Club - Autumn Leaves

Craft fun with Autumn leaves

31 Oct

Star Wars Jedi Academy

1pm-2.30pm £4 per accompanied 4-11 year old.

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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