Whats On


Here at the British Ironworks Centre, we don't believe in "resting on your laurels", life is for the living and we certainly do a lot of that here!

We would like to share our philosophy with you, our wonderful customers, and invite you to join in on the fun by visiting us to see what we get up to. We pride ourselves on our events programme, hosting numerous action-packed, family fun days, business mornings, entertainment and fabulous charity occasions to be enjoyed by all.

Live Music Every Weekend From 11:00 am To 15:00 pm

Live MusicThis year we will be hosting some of Shropshire's finest talent, with local musicians debuting here at the Centre. Come and enjoy FREE live music every weekend.

If you are an aspiring artist and would like to perform here, please send an email to info@britishironworkcentre.co.uk, telling us a little bit about yourself and including a link to your website.


Kid's club is for members only. Founded by the British Ironwork centre the activity-based event hopes to encourage children to access and enjoy all the centre's grounds and facilities has to offer.

We believe that strong community engagement has a positive part to play in both developing the centre and in creating a wonderful healthy following in the community.

Starting in 2018, Kid's club will be running a calendar of activities and aims to involve children of all genders, abilities, nationalities and ages.

Members will get first awareness of children's events and activities, with an email notification to an email address provided by a parent or guardian. Events and activities will always involve parents or guardians being invited too.

Eco Safari

For a fun day out, come and ride the eco safari! Catch a ride in the Centres Safari buggy.

Upon entering the Centre grounds, you will be crossing the threshold into the territory of some of the most fearsome animals on the planet, from the moment you enter you will take a winding route discovering pastures of deer, fighting bulls, grazing horses and colourful gorillas. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to catch a glimpse of the giant tarantula. We also have a fabulous new addition! Bumble Bee the Transformer!

Our animals love being photographed and are the best behaved, with no risk of losing your window wipers! They are a vain bunch who love to pose for the family photo album and if that wasn’t enough, they love children visiting them!

Metal Safari Quiz

Take part in our kids metal safari quiz here at the British Ironwork Centre, collect your quiz sheet from our showroom to take part!

 All winners get a special prize and certificate!

Only £3 per child.

 Available for the rest of the Summer Holidays.

Quiz sheets are available from the showroom tills.

Wigglers Children's Activities

Wigglers offer children's craft activities and workshops.

Their activities allow children to enjoy making something as an individual or in a group, you can watch your child get creative, learn something new, and most importantly have a treasured memory to take away with them. Crafts activities are suitable for all ages and all budgets.

Also, book a birthday party, let us do the rest.

For more information call in for a chat or ring on 07807943453. 

Opening Times

Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday- 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm

Wiggle Wednesday

10am - 11:30am pre-school fun £6 per session per child to include free children's drink and snack. (booking required)

Thoughtful Thursday

Afterschool session 3:45pm - 5pm £6 per child session to include free drink and snack. (booking required)

24th November - 23rd December
Reindeer Roundup

Starting from Saturday 24th November you will be able to take part in the quiz 7 days a week.
£3 per child and available from the showroom

Explorers will need to travel the site to roundup Santa’s reindeers who are currently prancing around the Ironworks. No amount of mince pies or carrots have tempted them home.

Without the reindeer, the elves can’t prepare the sleigh!! Can you help Santa Claus?
If you manage to find the reindeer, you will be crowned the winner and be awarded a special prize and certificate!

Also, don’t forget to bring your completed sheet to the grotto this year, as for special thanks, Santa has a little treat for you!!

Sunday 9th December 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00 am, drivers from all over the Midlands will arrive in dramatic style at the British Ironwork centre. This is a free entry event and everyone is welcome to join, but don’t forget your camera!

Follow them on facebook at @MidlandsBreakfastClub.

November - December 2018
Santa's Grotto

We are so excited to announce that Father Christmas and Mrs Claus will be here at the Centre again this year - we must have been very good indeed! We don't want to give too much away but Santa and his elves have been working very hard to build his cabin and secret wonderland here. 

You will drift through the magical forest and into the snug little cabin to meet Santa, before exploring the winter garden, where the elves store all the toys. Better make sure you are on Santa's 'Good List'

The 2019 Peace Marathon

With the Oswestry first half marathon set to be a huge success, we are kicking it off early by accepting ‘Register Interest Applications’ from runners for the 2019 Gorilla Run. The course will start and finish at the British Ironwork Centre and is expected to become one of Oswestry's most treasured annual events, so you won't want to miss it.

Sunday 14 th July
Transport Rally 2019

Last year’s transport rally was a roaring success, we had over 500 vehicles in attendance and a huge crowd of enthralled spectators. We would like to personally thank each and every one of our participants and spectators for their attendance during the day.

We have lots of exciting things planned, including live music, the famous midday cavalcade, and exciting activities for the children!

We can’t wait to see you!

Proms in the Park 2019

A Spectacular evening of Music and Fireworks in the Borderlands to launch the 50th anniversary concert season of the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra.

Set in over 100 acres of parkland at The British Ironwork Centre, this is the biggest music event in the Borderlands. A whole family evening of top-class music from the worlds of Opera, Stage and Screen and popular Classics. Completing the night with a grand finale of the traditional flag-waving Proms music and a dazzling firework display.

Proceeds collected on the night are in aid of Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, underpinning the Ironworks Charitable support.