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Rays Farm Country Matters

      
Bridgnorth Shropshire England
Description : 

Rays Farm is a family owned business, located in beautiful Shropshire countryside. Enjoy a perfect family day out, meeting animals and birds, and exploring Ancient Woodland Walks. 


 With 17 acres to explore, you will see a variety of animals from Llama and Alpacas to Pigs and Reindeer, plus a collection of over 10 different species of Owls. Take a stroll through the Pygmy Goat Paddock, where you can mingle amongst the friendly goats.

In the Small Animal Barn, you will see our latest new born animals, guinea pigs and chinchillas. The Farmhouse Front Lawn is home to Rabbits, Ducks and Geese, as well as Bertie who is the naughtiest Goat on the Farm!

Explore Mythical Woods and Fairytale Forest; follow the Myth and Magic Wood Sculpture Trail, along Ancient Woodland Paths, to find over 35 unique wood carvings, encouraging children to touch and feel.

For children with boundless energy, there is a choice of play areas to suit all ages: Soft Play, Sand Play, Wooden Log Play and Forest Play. Regular seasonal events take place during local school holidays, such as daily Animal Encounters, fun Trails around the Farm, Animal Care Time, Den Building and more.

After exploring Rays Farm, enjoy a selection of hot and cold food and drinks in our Country Café, sample a slice of handmade cake and choose from a selection of coffees, including cappuccinos and lattes. All ages, gluten free and vegetarians are catered for.
Before departing, take a moment to peruse the well stocked gift shop and select a Rays Farm memento or special gift. We have a range of Gift Vouchers including day passes and annual passes – a perfect present for that special person.

In addition, choose an Animal Sponsorship Pack: a unique gift for any animal lover. Please visit www.raysfarm.com for more information and prices.

Rays Farm also offers the following: baby changing, toilets, disabled toilets, ample hand washing facilities, free car parking and outdoor picnic areas.

Rays Farm is a day out for all ages. With a wide variety of animals to meet, woodlands to explore and activities to take part in, there is something for everyone .

Telephone 01299 841255
www.raysfarm.com
info@raysfarm.com


Opening times

7 days a week
from 8th February – 31st October 2020,
10am – 5.30pm (dusk in Winter).

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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

         
Welshpool Powys Wales
Description : 

Steam railways - a great day (or evening!) out 


Heritage railways are no longer just for train spotters. They're now attractive days out for the whole family - and at attractive prices.

At the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, just 25 minutes from Shrewsbury, of course there are the gleaming locomotives hissing with steam. But there are also comfortable carriages, with covered seating. Or if the weather's fine, stand on the open balconies and watch the rolling hills, rushing rivers, green farmland and grazing sheep and cattle. Wildlife abounds too: spot the deer in Powys Estates, watch for heron at the Banwy Bridge and red kites or buzzards almost anywhere.

The railway offers a sensible 45-minute ride each way, just right for children. At the Llanfair Caereinion terminus, there's a 40 minute to one hour turnaround for you to have lunch or tea with cakes in the friendly tearoom, turn the children loose in the play and picnic area, or set off to explore town and countryside before your return journey. Or explore the neighbouring town and park and take a later train back.
Where do the evenings come in? The railway operates several evening fish and chips specials each season - they leave Llanfair Caereinion at 6:15 pm and travel down to Welshpool where a choice of meals is served to eat on the return journey. There's nothing like eating on a train as the scenery goes by. But these evenings often sell out, so advance booking (and selection of meals) is essential, on www.wllr.org.uk

And the price is right - the family ticket covers returns for four at just £32 - book discounted tickets on-line at www.wllr.org.uk, and it's just £30 - great value to go with the great scenery.

Once you've sampled the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, you'll also want to try the other members of the Great Little Trains of Wales - they're a little further from Shropshire but they're all different and well worth the trip. Full information on all of them (and how to get there by rail if you prefer), is on www.bigtrainlittletrain.com

Special Events 2020 for more detail see wllr.org.uk

11 - 13 April: Fun with the Easter Bunny, eggs to spot along the line and more.


24 May, 1 & 29 August: Fish and Chips Trains Advance booking and menu selection essential.


20 June: Welshpool Transport Festival & Evening Hogroast


15 August: Evening Hogroast


4 - 6 September: Annual Gala Weekend. Our biggest event of the year. Every operating engine out on show or in action.


31 October: Halloween Trains - Come in costume, prizes for the best! 5,6,12,13,19,20 & 21 December
Santa Specials. Always very popular! Advance booking strongly advised. 


27, 29, 30 & 31 December: Mince Pie Special Trains 

(Images © Mike Heath, Dan Abbott & Kevin Heywood)

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Darky Dale Forest Stables

         
Buknell Shropshire England
Description : 

DARKY DALE FOREST STABLES is set in a beautiful location in the forested hills between Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys in Mid Wales, almost equidistant between Knighton and Craven arms and Ludlow.

 


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Railway Heritage Walks in Shrewsbury

         
Shrewsbury Shropshire England
Description : 

David Giddins of the Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust is organising some Railway Walks again, for people to enjoy an evening stroll and find out about Shrewsbury's rich history as a railway town.

 


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Severn Valley Country Park

      
Bridgnorth Shropshire England
Description : 

In the peaceful, scenic valley of the River Severn there awaits a delightful countryside experience.

 


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