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Whats On

Here at the British Ironworks Centre, we don't believe in "sitting 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, our customers, by inviting you along for a visit to see a little bit of what we get up to on a daily basis.

We also pride ourselves on our events programme, hosting numerous family fun days, business mornings, displays and charity occasions to be enjoyed by all. With so much going on you can be sure friends and family of all ages will be well entertained. 

Live Music Every Weekend From 11:30am To 15:00pm

Live MusicThis year we are planning to play host to some of the best local singers and performers by holding FREE live music events every weekend!

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

Eco Safari

For a fun day out, come and ride the eco safari!

Cross the threshold into the territory of some of the most fearsome animals on the planet, from the moment you enter the Centre 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.

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!

Amazingly, the Centre is: Free Entry – Free Parking – Free Ice Cream for Kids! 

The Big British Butterfly Hunt

Shout out to our little explorers!! We need your help!!
Take part in our butterfly bonanza, collect your explorers map, and follow the trail throughout the sculpture park, collecting and foraging for clues along the way!

 All winners get a special prize and certificate!

Only £3 per child.

 Available for the rest of the Summer Holidays.

Activity sheets are available from the showroom tills.


Plant Hunter's Fair - 30th July

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.

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Oswestry Balloon Festival - 26th, 27th & 28th August

Excitement is reaching soaring heights for the up and coming Oswestry Balloon Festival, taking place on the 26th, 27th and 28th of the bank holiday weekend in August.

This event will be held here at the British Ironwork Centre in collaboration with Lindstrand Technologies, the Oswestry based hot air balloon corporation.

There are over 50 fabulous hot air balloons attending, filling the skies throughout the weekend, creating spectacular displays and raising money for Nightingale Hospice, a Wrexham Charity that provide vital palliative care for terminally ill patients across Oswestry and Shropshire. 

The Oswestry Balloon Festival believes there is no limit to imagination, as well as a spectacular show of hot air balloons, the event will also include various activities and displays on throughout the day to create a fun and enjoyable time for all who attend. This will be Oswestry’s first ever balloon festival which will see thousands of spectators flood to the Shropshire county to take part.

There will be a fascinating assortment of balloons attending the weekend, some measuring an impressive 100ft tall, coming in all different shapes and sizes. Throughout each of the three days, the balloons will be taking off at different times from the arena, with many of the weird and wonderful shaped balloons being tethered to allow spectators to get a great view. The event will also see the balloons take part in a famous Key Grab race, where pilots and their teams will be competing to swoop in on a specific point and take the keys to be crowned the winner. A thrilling chase for all to watch and the victor will be rewarded with a fabulous prize.

Please note – we apply a Safety First policy – we must ensure the safety of the balloonists at all times, weather conditions will be monitored by the flight team but please be aware that balloon flights could be cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Please note that tickets are non transferable and non refundable. 

Midland's Breakfast Club - 10th September

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.

 Halloween Spooktacular - 27th October

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

The Macmillan Winter Wonderland Ball - 2nd December 2017

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. Tickets are £50 each or £500 for a table of ten.

To purchase your tickets please contact Macmillan.

Tel: 07811237310

The 2018 Gorilla Half 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! 

Midland's Breakfast Club - 3rd December

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.