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! 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 17th March
Sunday 19th May
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 1st September
Sunday 20th October
Sunday 8th December

Plant Hunter's Fair 2019

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.

Visit Their Website

Dates to secure in your diary:
Sunday 28th July, 10am – 4pm

Hope House

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

Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Saturday- 10am - 4pm
Sunday - 10am - 4pm

Wiggle Wednesday

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. 

22nd July – 30th August
Mythical Unicorn Trail

Meet our very special visitor, Rainbow, the little Unicorn.

Rainbow, the magical unicorn has left you a special scroll with a magnifying glass, to guide you around the enchanted fairy houses hidden within the grounds. Each little households a clue to where Rainbow lives. You will get to feed Rainbow special unicorn feed and have a picture with her.

Meet Rainbow between the 22nd July & 26nd July, 29th July & 2nd August, 5th August & 9th August, 12th August & 16th August, 19th August & 23rd August and the 26th August & 30th August between 10am-2pm. £5 activity includes trail, meeting and feeding rainbow, and picture. Professional prints will also be available

Tickets for this event are available from our showroom till point.

Sunday 15th September 2019
Oswestry Alzheimer's Memory Walk 

Come and join the Ironworks and the Alzheimer’s Society as we walk to remember lost loved ones whilst raising crucial finds towards a cure! In celebration of 30 years of the Alzheimer’s Society in Shropshire, over 100,000 people all across the UK will be walking to defeat dementia.

Let’s all come together and walk for a world without dementia!

Who will you be walking for?

To find out more, and to sign up, contact Val Brown on val-k-brown@hotmail.co.uk

Friday 27th September 2019
Macmillan Coffee morning

Come & join the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in The Forge Café and help make a difference to people living with cancer!

The morning will include tasting delicious cakes and judging them, a raffle, silent auction featuring a garden furniture set, and fabulous garden sculptures amongst other great prizes

More information to follow.

Thursday 31st October 2019
Halloween Children's Spooktacular

Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular event! With the full moon, only enter if you dare, as you will encounter various Scary Beings located throughout the park.
Fancy dress is encouraged for the kids and adults, we want to see your best fancy dress costume. There are also some special prizes to be won!

We also have plenty of spooky activities for all the family, including

- Devilish Doughnut tree
- Restricted Zombie Zone
- Apple bobbing
- A land train whizzing you past haunted hangouts
- Goo craft
- The FEAR challenge
- Face painting
- Fire breathing
- Witchy spells and more!! 

Starts at 10am till 3pm


This event is not for the faint-hearted. This is not an event that is suitable for anyone suffering from nervous or physical heart issues or emotional sensitives.

Thursday 5th December 2019
Christmas Launch - Members Only Evening

It’s Christmas time, and we are feeling festive and merry! Plus, it’s the eve of Black Friday, so this is going to be an event like no other!

For our annual Christmas launch, we will be hosting a very special evening for our members, to include carols, extraordinary discounts and offers, tasters and freebies, and exclusive access to our Christmas range! There will also be a variety of wonderful local businesses here to show you their fabulous ranges and offers.

We do always have such a wonderful response to this evening, so it is exclusive to members, and tickets only – limited to 2 tickets per person.

We can’t wait to see you all!

More information to follow.

Saturday 7th December 2019
The Greatest Show Ball

The Greatest Show Ball

The British Ironwork Centre is proud to announce that we will be hosting a fantastic evening to raise funds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The Greatest Show Ball will truly be a night to remember.

Tickets are £55 each which includes a drink upon arrival, a four-course dinner, a live band and an after party disco. Tables of 10 can be booked for £500. 

To book tickets, please call 07811237310

For more information, please email Shropshireball@macmillan.org.uk

Starts 7th December 2019
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'

More information coming soon.

18th & 19th July 2020
Transport Rally 2019

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!

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