Telford Local Attractions
IronBridge Gorge Museums
A fun family day out is ensured at the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Meet the Victorians at Blists Hill Victorian Town and visit their shops, homes and workplaces, enjoy traditional Fish and Chips and a ride on the Fairground. Explore bottle kilns filled with beautiful china and see craftspeople at work at Coalport China Museum, wander through an exquisitely tiled tube station and a butcher’s shop at Jackfield Tile Museum. Tour the impressive Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and see a fabulous collection of fine art casting including statutes and benches and explore the Darby Houses and discover rooms packed with original furniture and family mementos. No visit to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site is complete without a visit to Museum of The Gorge, where you’ll learn more about this area’s significance and, of course, to the mighty Iron Bridge, the world’s first bridge made of cast-iron. During the school holidays there are fun drop-in workshops at many Museums and there’s a calendar packed with special events.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is all set for a season of Family Fun with daily activities for all ages. It is currently the first and only zoo in shropshire located at Preston-upon-the-Weald Moors close to Telford, it is easily accessible from all parts of the county.Visitors are able to enjoy exciting attractions such as the Duck Racing and Fishing - the rubber variety of course! The Hoollee Gem Dig, Donkey Grooming, Ferret Walking and the ‘Hoo Farm Experience’ (to be booked in advance).
Go wild in the Jungle, in our giant indoor jungle themed soft play safari adventure for all ages including the Adults! With giant slides, rollers, tunnels, ball Pitts, swings and spider webs.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of the historic industrial area of Telford in Shropshire, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by a small and friendly team of volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September, and at Christmas.
The Place – Oakengates Theatre
Oakengates Theatre @ The Place - Telford's popular theatre and community centre hosting a wide programme of shows, entertainment and activities, along with excellent learning and leisure facilities. There's something for everyone at 'The Place'
Oakengates Theatre is a modern versatile performance space and venue housing a diverse range of live entertainment including comedy, music, drama, children’s shows, pantomimes, celebrity talks, cabaret evenings, community performances, presentations, awards and celebrations.
Walk through the castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and notiby – a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. The Castle's long history is reflected in its varied architecture; Norman, Medieval and Tudor, many of the buildings still stand. From the huge Outer Bailey a bridge across the moat leads to the Inner Bailey with the Keep, the Great Chamber, the other side of the moat is the Ice House - once used to store explosives. Milton's famous Comus was first performed in the Great Hall in 1634 and the tradition of a performance is continued each June and July when a play is performed in the open air within the Inner Bailey, as part of the Ludlow Festival. The Castle hosts other events through-out the year.