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In an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus a number of Shropshire’s attractions, venues events and other tourism businesses have taken the decision to close or postpone performances and events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We strongly advise that you check opening times / status directly with any relevant venue before making plans to visit.

For up to date national guidance please see:

UK Government website 

NHS 

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Shropshire Attractions which have re-opened [updated 06.07.2020]

Following government guidelines, the following attractions in Shropshire attractions have now reopened. We strongly advise that you check opening times, ticket information and further guidance directly with any relevant attraction/venue before making plans to visit.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums - Reopening on Monday 6 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to the museums will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Woolerton Old Hall Garden - Now open in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Weston Park will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

RAF Museum Cosford - Reopening on Monday 6 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to the museum will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Hawkstone Park Follies - Open on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All visits to the Follies will need to be pre-booked on and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day. 

Severn Valley Railway - The Severn Valley Railway's Pub the Railwaymans Arms will reopen on Saturday 4 July in line with Government Guidelines. Train services will begin again from Saturday 1 August, tickets will be available online from Monday 6 July. 

Ludlow Castle - Reopening on Monday 6 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines.

The Shropshire Hills AONB - Many of the car parks whcih providing access to The Shropshire Hills ANOB are now open. Please respect the local area and take your rubbish home with you, if the car parks are full please return another day. 

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - Reopening on Saturday 4 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. 

Attingham Park and Gardens - Reopening on Saturday 4 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Attingham Park will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Weston Park - Now open in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Weston Park will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Shropshire Raft Tours – Private hire of Paddle Boards, Canadian Canoes and Kayaks are now available for pre-booking. 

Dudmaston Hall and Gardens - Reopening on Saturday 4 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Dudmaston will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Wroxeter Roman City  - Reopening on Saturday 4 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Dudmaston will need to be pre-booked online and there will be a limited amount of tickets available each day.

Park Hall Countryside Experience - 10 July for annual members and general admissions on Monday 13 July in line with current Government guidelines. All visits to Park Hall Countryside Experience must be booked in advance of your visit. 

The Edge Adventure Activities - Reopening on Wednesady 8 July 2020 in line with current Government guidelines. Bookings are now open. 

Whittington Castle - Now open in line with current Government guidelines.

Westhope Alpacas - Now open in line with current Government guidelines. Advanced bookings only. 

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom - Now open in line with current Government guidelines. Advanced bookings only. 

More information will be added to this page as and when received 

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How to respect, protect and enjoy Shropshire

When out and about, we need to remember to look after ourselves, one another and the environment around us. So, to make sure we’re all doing our bit to tread lightly and travel responsibly, VisitEngland has put together a few simple steps to help you enjoy your days out as safely as possible. 

  • When planning your trip, check that important facilities – like toilets and car parks – are open before you travel so you’re not caught short.
  • If you have an attraction in mind, please check online to see if you need to pre-book a time slot. 
  • Some places may be extremely popular, so get off the beaten track and discover a hidden gem that you can brag to friends about. 
  • Keep two metres apart from anyone outside your household (one metre plus from the 4th July) – this not only applies to walking, but running, cycling, sitting and sunbathing too.
  • Wear your face covering at all times when on public transport like buses, trains, taxis, and minicabs. 
  • Make sure you have a bank card; many outlets are currently only accepting cashless payments – and you don’t want to miss out on that ice cream!
  • Take hand sanitiser with you – you don’t know where will be open for you to wash your hands. 
  • Leave the car behind where possible and visit nearby attractions by walking or cycling.

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VisitEngland Industry Standard Mark 

VisitEngland, along with the other tourist organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the UK government, has launched a new industry standard mark as a way of supporting tourism businesses and providing reassurance to visitors. The industry standard is a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training.

Keep an eye out for the mark when planning your trip online.

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Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Coucnil has been working to deliver a range of measures to enable shops and businesses within the borough’s district and neighbourhood centres to re-open in a way that enables people to stay safe. 

Measures have been put in place in some local areas to help with social distancing, find out what changes have been made in specific areas below:

Telford & Wrekin Council 

Including information for: Newport, Oakengates, Wellington, Madeley, Ironbridge, Dawley and Telford Town Centre

Shropshire Council 

Including information for: Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Ellesmere, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Wem and Whitchurch

 

We look forward to welcoming you back to Shropshire & Telford