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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 11:30am 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

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!

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

24th September 2017
Shropshire's Annual Tug Of War Competition

On the 24th September we will see the return of the iconic Clash of the Titans Tug of War event, hosted at 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 1pm, on the Safari.

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 2016, but the question is what will September bring? Could you be the next triumphant titan? Join us from 1pm to cheer on the brave competitors!

 29th September 2017
Macmillan Coffee Morning

Here at the Centre we are very proud to support Macmillan, and on the run up to the fabulous Winter Wonderland evening, we have a coffee morning to try to raise even more donations, so if you would like to donate a homemade cake, or even join us in eating them, please visit the centre for 10am. Throughout the morning there will be a panel of brave judges, nibbling their way through mounds of icing sugar and sponge to seek out the judges favourite and crown the winner!

  Saturday 21st October
Let the Battles Commence this October Half Term!

Martin Hackett

Ironworks plays host to some of the areas most iconic and important historical battles.
Martin Hackett, author, historian, game designer and battlefield lead walker will be here with his team of historians to re-enact local battles with help from thousands of miniature pieces. Traverse the rugged but beautiful land of Wales and explore its past all from the comfort of the British Ironwork Centre.

Martin Hackett will take you on a journey through the interesting and diverse military history of Wales, looking at the armies involved and the weapons they used. Get involved in interactive learning about the mountain strongholds where Britons endured against raids from waves of invaders who had attacked and settled in other parts of Britain.

The event promises to be a truly immersive experience that will delight all ages!

  22nd October
Midland's Breakfast Club

midlands breakfast clubThe 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.

 27th October 2017
Halloween Spooktacular

Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular Day!!
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 running throughout the day for all the family.
- Apple bobbing, the FEAR box challenge, face painting and devlish doughnuts! Activities will be running throughout the day.

We also have a terror trail running throughout the grounds, you will need to collect your map and go in search of ghosts and ghools!...Only if you are brave enough!!!

Please note; we will be dressed to scare!

Macmillan Winter Wonderland Ball


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

3rd December 2017
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.

Santa's Grotto - 2017

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


To book your tickets, please follow the booking form below 

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! 

Plant Hunter's Fair - 2018

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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