Working with a social conscience for our community and nation


Whats On

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

We would like to share our philosophy with you and invite you to join in on the fun, our wonderful customers, by inviting you along for a visit 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. With so much going on, you can be sure you'll have a great time.  

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

Live MusicThis year we will be playing host to some of Shropshire's finest talent, with local singers and performers debuting here at the Centre, holding FREE live music events every weekend for all our visitors to enjoy!

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

KIDS CLUB

Kid's club is a members only activity based organisation founded by the British Ironwork Centre and is devoted towards encouraging children to access and enjoy the centres grounds and facilities.

The belief is 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.

Kid's club will be running a calendar of activities throughout 2018 onwards and will embrace children of all genders, abilities, nationalities and ages.

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

Photography competition

We are holding a photographic competition during November, every weekend, at Dawn and at Dusk.

This competition is for budding amateur or professional photographers whether individual or in a club. We would like entrants to take creative photographs of our sculptures and products during the times of dusk and dawn.
The competition is in conjunction with the Shropshire Star newspaper and winning entries will be featured.

We have £500 up for grabs which will be divided into 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

During November, we will open our gates exclusively to photographers just before dawn and we will stay open beyond dusk to allow photographers the best access to capture that all important shot.
Competition runs from Saturday 4th November to 26th November. (T and C’s apply)
If you are an individual or photographic club and want to know more, please get in touch with us on 01691 610952.
Entries should be sent via email to info@britishironworkcentre.co.uk

This competition is now closed.

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!

25th November - 23rd December
Santa Train

ALL ABOARD!!

Santa's train is on it's way, full steam ahead!
It will be arriving here at the Elf Station, ready to pick up any passengers from the 25th November!

Choo Choo....

No pre-booking required, just make your way to the Elf collection point!

£2 per person

Click here to see the dates and the times the train is departing.

T&C's APPLY

25th November
Reindeer Roundup

Starting from Saturday 25th 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!!

25th November - 23rd December 2017
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! You will driftthrough the magical forest and into the snug little cabin  to meet Santa, before exploring the winter garden where the elves store all the toys! Just make sure you are on Santa's 'Good List'

Santa and Mrs Claus will be welcoming good little children into his cabin from the 25th of November, running every weekend up until Christmas Eve...Ho Ho Ho

The 2018 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 2018 Gorilla Run. This is set to be another hugely popular event, with the course beginning and ending at the British Ironworks Centre. 2018 is expected to exceed this year, with it set to become one of Oswestry’s most treasured annual events! 

Sunday 18th March 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00am, 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 13th May 2018
Plant Hunter's Fair

We are incredibly pleased to host this fabulous fair. Top specialist nurseries with thousands of unique plants will be joining us. Entry is £1.00 per person, in aid of Hope House Childrens Hospice.

Visit Their Website

Sunday 27th May 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00am, 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 1st July 2018
Oswestry Colour Run 

One for your new year diaries, one of the most fun and rewarding events you'll ever do, created for anyone of any fitness level to participate in walk, jog or run it's fun for the whole family plus it's all in aid of Macmillan.

More information to follow.

Sunday 15thJuly 2018
Transport Rally

This year’s transport rally was a roaring success, we had over 500 vehicles in attendance and a huge crowd as well. We would like to personally thank each and every one of our participants and spectators for their attendance on the day. We have now opened applications for next year's Transport Rally 2017. Please fill in the web form provided or download a form which can be sent to us via post.

More information to follow.

Sunday 22nd July 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00am, 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 July 2018
Plant Hunter's Fair

We are incredibly pleased to host this fabulous fair. Top specialist nurseries with thousands of unique plants will be joining us. Entry is £1.00 per person, in aid of Hope House Childrens Hospice.

Visit Their Website

Saturday 15th September 2018
Proms in the Park

Join us for a Evening Spectacular at the British Ironworks Centre in a Picnic Proms in the Park concert. The Orchestra are headling the evening with special guests. The delightful concert programme includes popular and favourite songs, classical masterpieces, music from blockbuster films and a finale of the traditional proms songs complete with fireworks.

More information to follow.

Saturday 30th September 2018
Tug of War

On the 24th September we will see the return of the iconic Clash of the Titans Tug of War event, hosted by the British Ironwork Centre. A gruelling trial of strength and endurance, our annual Tug of War challenge returns this year bringing together teams from across the county all competing for a chance of eternal glory. The event will see more teams than ever before with the first pull taking place at 12pm.

As each year passed and a new winner was celebrated, the competition became fiercer and the banter even more brutal! Last year for the first time since its inception, this battle of brawn saw the induction of three incredible ladies teams. The Rea Valley Farmers emerged victorious after a final showdown with the rope traditionally set alight for the final pull, they claimed the trophy for 1016, but the question is what will September bring? Could you be the next triumphant titan?

More information to follow.

Sunday 7th October 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00am, 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.

Friday 26th October 2018
Halloween Children's Spooktacular

Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular!
Fancy dress is encouraged for the kids and adults, we want to see your best fancy dress costumes as there are some special prizes to be won!

We had such fun last year and are excited to have plenty of spooky activities for all the family.
- Devilish Doughnut tree
- Apple bobbing
- The FEAR challenge
- Face painting
- Fire breathing
- Stilt walkers

More information to follow.

Saturday 24th November 2018
Christmas Launch - Members Only Evening

Join us for a wonderful members only evening, full of treats & live music.
Stroll around our enchanted displays and be royally pampered by the staff.

The evening is to show case our latest Christmas displays and products and to celebrate the start of this festive season. We will be offering complementary treats to those lucky members attending.

This exclusive event has limited passes available

Sunday 9th December 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

The Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful event starting at 9:00am, 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.

Macmillan Winter Wonderland Ball 2018

Join us for a magical evening set in our enchanting winter wonderland.
The evening will begin with a welcome drink, a sensational four course dinner, both live & silent auctions, live music and an evening disco.

To purchase your tickets please contact Macmillan.

Email: shropshireball@macmillan.org.uk
Tel: 07811237310

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!

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

More information to follow.