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Things To Do Whilst Here

Here at the British Ironwork Centre, there are plenty of daily onsite activities to be done. Please see below a list of the fun activities that are available at the centre.

Safari Buggy Tours

Golf Buggy Hire Trail

Hire one of our golf buggies to travel around the safari tour 1.6km route.

The Safari Buggie Tour route can be viewed here.

Rental Duration Rental Charge Additions Charge
30 Minutes


Lost Keys £5
Late Charge 
(Per every full 10 minutes)


Interior and/or Exterior Valeting
(If returned excessively dirty)

You can book one of our golf buggies by clicking on the 'book now' button below, or by visiting our showroom. 

Terms & Conditions apply


Here at the centre, we offer a number of unique and exclusive experience workshops to impress and entertain. From creating a horseshoe to a piece of stunning and unique jewellery, we have a number of different skills for you try out.
Each demonstration is carefully conducted by one of our resident metalwork artists, each keenly skilled and extremely knowledgeable in their fields.



Blacksmith Experiences

Here at the Ironworks, we offer those passionate about creativity, the opportunity to test their metal within the forge.We offer a number of blacksmithing experiences to suit all skill ranges, from beginners to the well versed.Discover the untold secrets of the art of blacksmithing here in our own interactive forge. Our exclusive blacksmith gift experiences allow everyone from intrigued novice to those with existing skills to test their metal at the anvil.



Silversmithing Experiences

Silversmithing is the delicate art of manipulating silver components to create various objects.

We can teach you how to create all kinds of jewellery using the techniques that we have developed through our studies.


Budding Delights - Floral WorkshopsBudding Delights - Floral Experience

Have you ever wished you could be more creative with flowers beyond plonking them into a vase? Well, now at the British Ironworks Centre, you have the opportunity to learn a floral art skill or develop an already established creative talent.

Budding Delights floral workshops give participants the opportunity to be shown how they can more creative with flowers, learn techniques to ensure the maximum life of flowers and most importantly, have fun!



 Ceramic Workshops

Georgina is running specialised clay workshops in all construction methods, applications and decorating processes including specialist wheel throwing tuition in the area of ceramics. Tailoring a unique "clay" experience to suit total beginners wanting to try clay for the first to,e to the more experienced learner looking to expand their knowledge. 
You will be offered help and support along the way with relaxed informal teaching style, lots of demos to help and encourage your inner creativity and become the potter you have always wanted to be. 
You will create a unique piece from clay to take home for your family and friends to admire. 

Pedal For Health

Pedal For Health

Encouraging the full use of the sculpture park, in enhancing our visitor's experience is a primary ambition.

We believe that this doesn’t just add to the visitor experience whilst here, but also promotes healthy exercise too.

For cyclists we have a designated route around the site, that’s all on gravel or tarmac for ease of use.

There's no cost associated with the Pedal for Health cycle trail, its free for all to use.

It's our vision, to hopefully keep expanding the trail, in order to give cyclists a wonderful tour of the sculpture park using their own bicycle or one of ours.

Families are as welcome as individuals, with the additional effort put into accommodating children on bikes too.

We’ve attached a map of the route, which can be printed off or you can collect a copy from our reception.

The Pedal For Health cycle route can be view here. 

On busy days or holiday periods, it may be advisable to book in.

Love Your Heart

 Love Your Heart

We've created a lovely walking or jogging trail around the sculpture park.

The idea is to entice walkers, whether it be on your own or as a whole family group around the fields to take in, what is beautiful rolling countryside and to get the best from seeing our sculpture on route. We've intermittently placed distance markers along the trail, noting the distance covered and the calories burnt.

For those being accompanied by small children or toddlers, we recommend reins or to hold their hands.

Maps are available from reception, together with health and safety instructions and guidance.

On busy days or holiday periods, it may be advisable to book in


Love Your Dog

Love Your Dog

We have introduced a new initiative to encourage dog walkers, from near and far, to get out into the countryside and enjoy exercise with your four-legged friend.

We have created a new dog-friendly route around the British Ironwork Centre that takes in all of the sights of the Ironworks and the adjoining countryside.

The trail will be open on selected weekends for dog walkers to enjoy. Dogs are to be kept on a lead at all times and we would love the chance to take your dog’s picture.

Visit reception to pick up a trail map and poop bags as well as treats for all dogs that complete the course.

We have also created a new ‘Love your dog’ members club. Sign up your pooch to be the first to hear about our dog-friendly events.

To join our Love Your Dog, Canine Club, please click here

The Love Your Dog route can be viewed here. 

On busy days or holiday periods, it may be advisable to book in.

Nature Trail

 We are blessed here in Shropshire with more than our fair share of wildlife, fauna, and flora.

Within our popular nature watch trail, we've tried to ensure that we guide you through our most wild and nature rich areas of the park. 

This route encompasses fields grazed by sheep, to fields that encompass wetland.

We'd heavily recommend careful thought is given to clothing and appropriate footwear, ideally waterproofs.

Maps of the trial are available from reception or by clicking here, along with health and safety guidance and directions. 

On busy days or holiday periods, it may be advisable to book in