Spring is in the air at last and the Easter school holidays will be here before we know it, but it’s not too late to book an Easter break. If you’re the sort of family who likes having fun outdoors, you should consider a luxury cottage holiday in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. So, we’ve come up with some cracking activities for the whole family to enjoy to make your time away nothing short of eggcellent.

When you’re ready to book the perfect place to stay, have a look at our beautiful cottages in Shropshire.

(Please check event details with the venue before travelling.)


Join an Easter egg hunt

Celebrating Easter is never complete without getting stuck into a thrilling Easter Egg hunt, and in Shropshire you’re spoilt for choice with beautiful places to take part.

One of our favourites is the National Trust’s Attingham Park near Shrewsbury where there’s an egg hunt for all the family to enjoy – plus the hunt cost includes a chocolate egg at the end of the trail. Booking is not necessary, but entry tickets for Attingham Park must be purchased. 

Also near Shrewsbury is the quite magical Hawkstone Park & Follies where there’s an Easter Egg Quest amongst the enchanting valleys, caves and follies is included with every child ticket.

Alderford near Whitchurch is also holding its Easter egg hunt from 9th to 24th April 2022. The trail here weaves around the lake with a series of riddles to solve along the way. 

Good luck!

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See a show at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury

Treat your family to a show at the Theatre Severn where on the 11th and 12th of April 2022 Matilda the Musical is showing.

If you’re not familiar with the story, sweet little Matilda, whose parents are mean and whose headteacher is a bully, turns the tables on the adults in her life when she discovers she has a magical power. Full of great songs and brilliant characters, it’s guaranteed to keep every one of you mesmerised.  

Located on Frankwell Quay, Theatre Severn enjoys a stunning riverside setting and is right at the heart of the town meaning that you can do some sightseeing and shopping or find somewhere to eat before the show. It’s also only a 10-minute walk from both the train station and the bus station.

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Make a splash at Alderford Lake Aquapark

Do you have water babies in the family? If so, Alderford is the place to head to. Activities here centre around a 14-acre lake and one of the most fun things to do (amongst an array of fun things to do) is book a session at the Aquapark.

No ordinary waterpark, this is an inflatable playground that floats on the lake. It’s full of interesting obstacles, including a 3.8m tower called Mount Rainier, with the object being to climb, jump, bounce, slip and slide your way around and try to stay out of the water. 

Non-stop giggles are almost guaranteed and the aquapark is suitable for adults and children over 6 years old (those aged under 13 years old may participate alone as long as an accompanying adult remains in the spectator’s area). Alderford Aquapark is open every weekend, from April to September, and mid-week during school holidays.

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Spring walk around Hawkstone Park & Follies

Hawkstone Park & Follies is set in 100 acres of historic parkland and is a fantastic place for budding little explorers and their families to let off some steam. Imagine a landscape of rugged sandstone hills, valleys, caves, tunnels, bridges and towers. Full of secret places and hidey holes, it’s a magical place to discover. 

It’s also home to lots of wildlife so listen out for woodpeckers drilling away in the trees, or keep an eye out for brown hares that are most active in the mornings.  

Intrigued? Start your own adventure with a springtime walk. Like every explorer you should kit yourselves out with sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing, plus a torch for investigating caves and other nooks and crannies. Unfortunately, as the ground is uneven, this activity is unsuitable for families with pushchairs or wheelchairs.

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Become a Dragon Trainer

As you’ve probably guessed by now, Hawkstone Park & Follies has a lot going on for kids and another fun thing to do here is follow the dragon trail in search of a Hawkstone Dragon (according to local legend the last sighting was over 200 years ago)! The interactive trail winds through Dragon Wood, amongst the caves, gullies and woodlands of the park.

Along the way, there are fun challenges and tests for little ones who are serious about learning the skills necessary to become a successful dragon trainer. There are magical creatures to find too, as well as the dragon itself. Access to the trail is included in the price of every child ticket and is available most days.

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Spring Steam Gala

The Severn Valley Railway is a much-loved heritage railway that runs between Bridgnorth in Shropshire and Kidderminster in Worcestershire. One of the best times to explore is during the Spring Steam Gala, which this year will be held from 21st to 24th April 2022. The event showcases the best steam engines in the Severn Valley fleet, plus some special guests, and is a must for vintage train enthusiasts.

However, anyone who loves scenic train journeys through the countryside will enjoy the weekend. Tickets include family passes, plus one, two, three and four-day rover tickets so that you can travel at your own pace, choose where and when to change trains, and experience the smell of the steam engines and the rumble of the wheels on the track.

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Bluebell walk at Coughton Court

From late April to mid-May the National Trust’s Coughton Court is a beautiful place for a bluebell walk. Head over fields and cross the River Arrow (a quick game of ‘Pooh sticks’ is in order here) before reaching Timm’s Grove. These ancient woods are covered in a thick carpet of bluebells which are a beautiful sight and smell divine. 

Spring is also the time of year when ducklings can be spotted on the lake and if the weather is good, pack a picnic to devour at the picnic area that overlooks the river. If that’s not enough, there’s also a children’s activity shed with a host of games including giant Jenga and dominoes to keep little ones busy.

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Stay in a cottage at an historic estate

If you’d like to stay somewhere truly special, take a look at the quaint cottages at Peplow Hall Estate set in beautiful grounds.

Fox Cottage is perfect for a couple or small family with one child. With elegant décor and luxurious finishes throughout, including a wood burner, it’s a lovely place to retreat to after a day of exploring.

Owl Cottage is made for enjoying the spring weather with its enclosed garden. The cosy, green theme and rustic wooden details make it a lush place cuddle up in front of a film.

Heron Cottage has a beautiful private garden with a hot tub, perfect for the whole family. If the weather isn’t on your side, cuddle up around the wood burner for a relaxing night in.

Pheasant Cottage is ideal for families that want a social getaway, whether you barbeque in the private garden or explore the market towns of Shropshire.

Hare Cottage is absolutely perfect for a spring getaway. This cottage is dog-friendly and has room for five guests, and the private hot tub is a luxurious addition.

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