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 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, 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!

 All winners get a special prize and certificate!

Only £3 per child.

 Available for the rest of the Summer Holidays.

Quiz sheets are available from the showroom tills.

Friday 28th September 2018
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.

Sunday 30th September 2018
Tug of War

On the 30th 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 brings together teams from across the county to compete for eternal glory. The event this year will see more teams than ever before with the first pull taking place at 12 pm.

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. The question now is what will September bring? Could you be the next triumphant titan?

More information to follow.

Sunday 7th October 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

Starting at 9:00 am, the Midland's breakfast club is a wonderful community event with 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, you'll regret it!

Follow them on facebook at @MidlandsBreakfastClub.


Wednesday 31st October 2018
Halloween Children's Spooktacular

Bring your little monsters along to experience our Halloween Spooktacular event!
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
- Apple bobbing
- The FEAR challenge
- Face painting
- Fire breathing
- Stilt walkers

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 22nd November 2018
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!

Sunday 9th December 2018
Midland's Breakfast Club

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.

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 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'

The 2019 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 2019 Gorilla Run. The course will start and finish at the British Ironwork Centre and is expected to become one of Oswestry's most treasured annual events, so you won't want to miss it.

Sunday 14 th July
Transport Rally 2019

Last year’s transport rally was a roaring success, we had over 500 vehicles in attendance and a huge crowd of enthralled spectators. We would like to personally thank each and every one of our participants and spectators for their attendance during the day.

We have lots of exciting things planned, including live music, the famous midday cavalcade, and exciting activities for the children!

We can’t wait to see you!

Proms in the Park 2019

A Spectacular evening of Music and Fireworks in the Borderlands to launch the 50th anniversary concert season of the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra.

Set in over 100 acres of parkland at The British Ironwork Centre, this is the biggest music event in the Borderlands. A whole family evening of top-class music from the worlds of Opera, Stage and Screen and popular Classics. Completing the night with a grand finale of the traditional flag-waving Proms music and a dazzling firework display.

Proceeds collected on the night are in aid of Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham, underpinning the Ironworks Charitable support.