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.
The Little British Bake-Off - February 17th to 28th - Every Weekday
Is your little one the next best baker? Or perhaps they’re more of a Masterchef wizard?
Whatever it is they enjoy cooking up in the kitchen, join us here at the Centre this February half term for our ‘Little British Bake-Off’ workshops! Classes will be running every weekday from the 17th to the 28th of February. Our bake-off workshops are each 60 minutes long and will include all necessary ingredients and a cooking station for them to really whip up a storm! All goods can then be taken home (if you can resist gobbling them up before you go) so your little one can show everyone how involved they got during their bake-off session.
Every day will be dedicated to teaching your mini chefs a whole new culinary skill so they can choose something they’ll really enjoy making:
Monday – Icing Class
Tuesday – Edible Slime
Wednesday – Pizza Mania
Thursday – Cookie Class
Friday – Cheesecake
Classes cost just £6.50 per child. Feel free to book as many sessions as you’d like but please note tickets will need to be booked separately for each!
The British Ironwork Centre Easter Grotto
Get your baskets and bunny ears at the ready because we’ve got the perfect egg-hunting extravaganza for you! Hop on over and join us here at the Ironworks for our annual Easter Bunny Grotto. You’ll be given the chance to egg-plore the Easter Woodland to find all of the hidden eggs before meeting the bunny himself in his burrow AND picking your very own chocolate egg to take home with you. In the true spirit of Spring, the Easter Woodland will be completely decked out in colourful flowers, tonnes of egg-inspired decorations, and enough carrots to feed an entire colony of rabbits. Every little burrow explorer will also be given a special voucher for a free pancake and ice-cream in our Forge Café!
The Easter Bunny Grotto will be open on the 7th, 8th, 9th. 10th, 14th and 15th of April 2020. For just £6.50 a child, tickets will sell out about as fast as fresh hot cross buns, so booking is absolutely essential. We can’t wait to see you there!
Live Music Every Weekend From 11:00 am To 15:00 pm
This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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! Only £1 per child.
All winners get a certificate!
Quiz sheets are available from the showroom tills.
Midland's Breakfast Club 2019
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.
Sunday 29th of March
Sunday 3rd of May
Sunday 5th of July
Sunday 20th of September
Sunday 6th of December
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.
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday- 10am - 4pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm
10am - 11:30am pre-school fun £6 per session per child to include free children's drink and snack. (booking required)
Crafts & Cookies
10am - 11:30am: Wigglers have a craft workshop for little ones, every Thursday throughout term time. £6.00 PAY AS YOU GO. Includes wonderful crafts with Jackie, coffee and cookies – for those mummies and daddies that want to meet other parents, and have a little bit of ‘me time’ whilst the little ones get creative! Located in The Forge Cafe.
Plant Hunter's Fair 2020
We are very pleased to be hosting the fabulous Plant Hunters Fair for the 3rd year running. Highly acclaimed, specialist nurseries with thousands of unique plants and flowers, will be joining us to showcase the fruits of their labor. Entry is £1.00 per person, in aid of the Plant Hunters selected charity.
Dates to secure in your diary:
Saturday 16th May 2020
Sunday 26th July 2020
Proms in the Park 2020 - Saturday 23rd of May
A spectacular evening like no other filled with excellent music from the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, great food, fireworks and a whole heap of fun for every member of the family!
Beautifully set within 100 acres of parkland right here at the Ironworks, the annual Proms in the Park event is certainly one of the most fabulous music events in the Borderlands. A whole family evening featuring top-class music from radio, TV, films and history, this event promises something special for every single attendee. Whether you’re a lover of classical music or a bit of a film fanatic, Proms in the Park 2020 has been specifically designed to be enjoyed by you all!
We welcome you to bring a delicious picnic, cosy blankets, and comfy seating. We also allow personal gazebos, but these must be set up at the rear of the crowd to ensure that everyone can get a great view of the stage! As part of the evening, delicious treats will be served including a very British strawberries and cream sundae. The Forge Café will also be open all evening for those that fancy hot drinks or something sweet to really heighten their Proms experience.
All proceeds collected on the night are in aid of a selected charity, underpinning the Ironworks’ charitable support.
Please click here to order your tickets.
With last year’s transport rally being a roaring success, we are excited to host the event again for 2020. We had over 500 vehicles in attendance last year, and a huge crowd of enthralled spectators, all of whom made it a fantastic day..
So this year, we are putting the pedal to the metal, and are busy organising lots of exciting things, including live music, the famous midday cavalcade, and exciting activities for the children!
Friday 30th October 2020
Halloween Children's Spooktacular
Bring your monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular event! With a full moon on the 30th October, only enter if you dare.
We have plenty of spooky activities for all the family.
There are FREE Photo opportunities all day with a professional photographer, please notify a member of staff if you do not wish to have your photo taken.
Please note; there will be scare actors around the site, so if you are scared easily, or have health issues please join in at your own risk.
This event is not for the faint-hearted! There are scare actors who will remain in character. They are supposed to be scary!
Fancy dress is encouraged for both children and adults, we want to see your best fancy dress creations as there are some special prizes to be won!
Please note: This event is for members only. On entry please be prepared to produce your members card along with your booking confirmation. If you have booked tickets for this event and need to sign up as a member please click here.
More information to follow.