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
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 £3 per child.
All winners get a special prize and 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.
Dates to secure in your diary:
Saturday 18th May, 9am- 5pm
Sunday 28th July, 10am – 4pm
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.
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday- 10am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
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. £5.00 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.
Afterschool session 3:45pm - 5pm £6 per child session to include free drink and snack. (booking required)
Mothers Day Photo Shoot At The British Ironwork Centre - 31stMarch 2019
We are happy to announce that here at the Centre on Mothering Sunday we have Elizabeth Edward Photography Ltd joining us with a pop-up photography studio, to capture those special Mother’s Day memories with pictures printed for you to take home! The photo sessions will be based within the artisan workshops between 10-4pm on Sunday 31st March Elizabeth Edward will be discounting pictures whilst here, take home a printed and mounted 6X8 photo for £5 or 3 pictures for £10. Availability is limited, booking is not required. Each session is limited to groups of no more than 4. If you would like further information, contact Elizabeth Edwards Photography direct on their Facebook page.
Monday 17th- Sunday 26th April
Easter Bunny Grotto
Who’s ready to experience the glorious magic of the Easter, with a visit to the Easter Bunny!
Walk through the enchanted wood, hunting for golden eggs to exchange for chocolatey treats in the Easter bunnies burrow. Not only that, but the Easter bunny will have a special golden ticket for you to claim a fabulous stack of Easter pancakes to enjoy in the Café.
£6.50 per child.
Wednesday 17th: 10am - 2pm
Thursday 18th: 10am - 2pm
Friday 19th: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 24th: 10am - 2pm
Thursday 25th: 10am - 2pm
Friday 26th: 10am - 2pm
Saturday 8th June 2019
Proms In The Park
A Spectacular evening of music and fireworks to launch the 50th anniversary concert season of the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra.
The concert, hosted here at the Centre, is set in over 100 acres of parkland, the most fabulous music event in the Borderlands. A whole family evening of top-class popular music from Radio, TV, Films and the Classics. We shall be commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings with memorable music and songs from WW2. Proms in the Park 2019 will conclude with a dazzling Star Wars firework spectacular... Make sure you bring your lightsabres!
We welcome you to bring a delicious picnic, cosy blankets, and comfy seating and as part of the evening, delicious treats will be served to you including very British strawberries and cream sundae. The Café will also be open all evening for those that fancy hot drinks or something sweet.
Proceeds collected on the night are in aid of the selected charity, underpinning the Ironworks Charitable support.
Gates open at 5:30pm
Show start: 7pm
Will you be taking part in the famous 3K colour run around the Centre – it will be like nothing you have ever experienced before, firstly, get the energy high and the blood pumping with a group warm up, lead by the colour run team. You can then run, walk or skip past a menagerie of colorful, metal safari sculptures in all shapes and sizes whilst you make your way through the course, encountering numerous multicolored paint stations, buzzing with paint throwers, ready to illuminate the sky and cover you in a fabulous rainbow of shades.
With last year’s transport rally being a roaring success, we are excited to host the event again for 2019. 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!
Exhibitors to arrive between 7:30am and 9:00am
Open to the public from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Calvalcade starts at 3pm
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 3am
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.
Starts 7th December 2019
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.