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Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June, Bishops Castle Open Studios.  20+ artists at Bank House and 8 open studios around town together with the sculpture trail. Preview 6 June at Bank House 8pm

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June, Fleece to Yarn. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, 10am – 4pm. Celebrating sheep, including shearing, spinning and weaving. Activity pack available for children.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June, Walcot Hall Opera, 1.30 – 5.30pm. Opera a la Carte returns for the 14th year running with a captivating performance of Rigoletto.

Saturday 16th June, Family Fun Day. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, 11am-4pm.

Join us for a jam-packed day of Family Fun!

Monday 18th June – Tuesday 3rd July, Ludlow Fringe Festival. Music, street theatre, dance, comedy, performing and visual arts.

Wednesday 20th June, Solstice Sleepout, Poles Cottage, National Trust 8pm – 8am. Wild camping to watch sunrise on the longest day of the year. Booking essential.

Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th June, Church Stretton Walking Festival. Guided walks in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, led by local walks leaders. Includes the Mynd Drover Challenge Walk, a 26 mile sponsored walk on 24th June.

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, Clun Gardens Open Weekend . Many beautiful gardens in and around Clun are open to the public in support of St George’s Church, Clun.

Sunday 24th June, Tour d’Arts Alive, Charity Cycle Challenge, Choice of 28, 45 and 68 miles to suit your cycling ambition.


Sunday 1st July, Blakemoorgate Cottages, above Snailbeach, 11am – 3pm. Restored miner’s squatter cottages open. See The Stiperstones NNR Facebook page

Sunday 1st July, Bishop’s Castle Carnival. Traditional town carnival with parade of steam engines, vintage cars and floats.

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July, Bishop’s Castle Real Ale Trail. Live music and chance to sample the great variety of local beers and ciders.

Saturday 7th July, Shropshire Hills Hay Meadow Festival, The Bog, Pennerley. A fun filled family day to celebrate traditional hay meadows. Have a go at scything, hay-bale lobbing, guided walks, music and children’s crafts.

Sunday 8th July, Ludlow Green Festival in Castle Square. Celebrating all things ‘green’. Eco-friendly stalls, food, music, kid’s activities and much more.

Sunday 8th July, The British Stone Skimming Championship, Walcot Hall. Take part in various stone related events or just watch the fun! 12noon – 5pm, bring a picnic.

Saturday 21st July, Stars in your Skies, . Carding Mill Valley, National Trust,. Apollo programme, the Eagle has Landed – explore the night skies, 8 – 10pm, £10. Booking essential.

Saturday 21st July, Bishop’s Castle Party in the Park. A relaxed family music event,12.00 noon – 10pm, featuring local and guest bands.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July. Wheels and Wagons. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, 10am – 4pm. Watch a demo of a metal tyre being put on a wooden wheel and explore the farm’s collection of carts and wagons.

Sunday 22 July. Ludlow Dog Day Stokesay Court Fun, dog-type activities, competitions, displays with  stalls and family entertainment.

28th July – 5th August, Clun Carnival. Art & Craft Exhibition all week. Saturday 4th is Show Day with procession, crowning of the Carnival Queen, stalls and family entertainment.

Sat 28th July – Sun 12th August, Church Stretton Arts Festival. The 51st consecutive festival of music and visual arts in the heart of the Shropshire Hills.

Tuesday 31st July, Family Wildlife Fun at the Stiperstones, 10am – 2pm. Learn about the amazing wildlife on the National Nature Reserve. See The Stiperstones NNR Facebook page.

End of July, Wharf Inn Speed Shear, Felindre LD71YW. Local people raising money for the Welsh Air Ambulance, Radnorshire Day Centre and Motor Neuron Disease Association.


August, Summer Holiday Fun in . Carding Mill Valley,,. Children’s activities on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am, see National Trust website for details. Cost £1.

August Summer Holiday Fun at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, including ‘In the woods with the Gruffalo’ (3 – 11 years), ‘Balloons & Bubbles’ and ‘Fire lighting & cooking’ (4 – 11 years). See website for details.

Thursday 2nd August, Burwarton Show. The best one-day agricultural show in the country! Fun for all the family with livestock, heavy horses, activities, stalls and much more.

Sunday 5th August, Blakemoorgate Cottages, above Snailbeach, 11am – 3pm. Restored miner’s squatter cottages open. See The Stiperstones NNR Facebook page.

Tuesday 7th August, Family Wildlife Fun at the Stiperstones, 10am – 2pm Learn about the amazing wildlife on the National Nature Reserve. See The Stiperstones NNR Facebook page.

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th August, Farmer Phil’s Music Festival, Ratlinghope. Rock Festival in the hills. Weekend tickets and camping available.

Saturday 18th August, Minsterley Show. Shropshire’s oldest and most prestigious agricultural show. A fun filled family day!

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, Purslow Show, 1.30 – 5.30pm. Small country Show at Purslow Farm just past the Hundred House Inn. Dog show, beer tent and family entertainment.


Sunday 2nd September, Blakemoorgate Cottages, above Snailbeach, 11am – 3pm. Restored miner’s squatter cottages open. See The Stiperstones NNR Facebook page.

Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September, Courtroom Drama, Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, 10am – 4pm. Drop in to the 18th century Council Chamber to join onlookers for a true-life courtroom drama.

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September, Ludlow Food & Drink Festival. Inside Ludlow Castle with over 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

10th – 16th September, Wellington Walking Festival. Favourite walks plus some new ventures.

Saturday 8th September, Newcastle on Clun Village Show. Traditional village show with stalls, crafts and competitions on the green and in the village hall.

Saturday 22nd September, Michaelmas Fair, Bishop’s Castle. Steam engines, theatre, music, street performers and funfair. Evening lantern procession, Samba Band and Fire Show. A day full of colour, dancing, steam, music and entertainment (see video here)


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