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Spring Fling: A Blooming Guide to Easter Adventures in and Around Shropshire

By Places to visit, Seasons

As spring breathes new life into the countryside, it’s time to embrace the season of renewal and joy. You may just be planning to spend your Easter break relaxing in your private hot tub, and chilling in your cosy lodge or treehouse. However, if you wish to get out and about, we’re thrilled to share a bouquet of exciting events just a stone’s throw away from you whilst staying at Woodland Park Lodges. Dive into the beauty of nature, discover local crafts, and create unforgettable memories with family and friends. Here’s a snapshot of what awaits you this Easter time:

1. Springtime Fun on the Farm at Frankley Alpacas

  • Date: March 25th – April 7th
  • Location: Just 38 miles away!
  • Highlights: Meet adorable lambs, newly born calves, and a friendly herd of alpacas. Enjoy bottle-feeding demonstrations, petting sessions, and countless photo opportunities.

Your Ticket Includes:

  • Lambs in the Old Barn
  • New Dexter cows in the Walled Garden
  • Alpaca meet and greet in the Triangle Field
  • Q&A sessions and plenty of selfie opportunities!

2. Oswestry Market Fun Day

  • Date: March 29th
  • Location: Only 11 miles away!
  • Attractions: Games, fun rides, donkeys, entertainment, face painting, and an exciting Easter egg hunt.

3. Homemade Easter Festival at British Ironwork Centre

  • Date: March 29th – 30th
  • Location: Just 11 miles away!
  • Discover: Local crafters, makers’ stalls, and a showcase of handmade delights.

4. Oswestry Artisan Market

  • Date: March 29th
  • Location: A short 11 miles away!
  • Explore: The best of local produce markets featuring a diverse array of goods.

5. Oswestry Late Night Market

  • Date: March 29th, 6-10pm
  • Location: Conveniently 11 miles away!
  • Experience: An evening of drinks, food, live music, and the vibrant atmosphere of a bustling market.

6. Oswestry Street Circus

  • Date: March 30th
  • Location: Just 11 miles away!
  • Witness: Dare-devil acrobats, mesmerizing magicians, and a day filled with circus magic from 11 am to 4 pm.

7. The Taste of Cheshire Food and Drink Festival

  • Date: March 30th – April 1st
  • Location: A short 27 miles away!
  • Indulge: Delight your taste buds with 150 exhibitors, celebrity chefs, and free cooking classes for both adults and children.

8. Meet the Easter Bunny at the Ice Cream Farm

  • Date: March 27th – April 9th
  • Location: Merely 22 miles away!
  • Enjoy: A meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny, play on rides, explore attractions, and savour delicious ice cream.

9. Easter Historic Boat Gathering at National Waterways Museum

  • Date: March 29th – April 1st
  • Location: Just 35 miles away!
  • Experience: Witness a unique flotilla of historic narrowboats, led by a working boat-horse, Flower, pulling SATURN.

We wish you a wonderful Easter with us.

Reasons To Book a Lodge Holiday in January

By Seasons

As the new year unfolds and winter blankets the landscape, January presents an enchanting time to consider booking a lodge holiday. While some may associate this month with post-holiday blues, a lodge getaway offers a myriad of advantages that can turn the winter season into a memorable and rejuvenating experience. Here are some compelling reasons why January is an ideal time for a lodge holiday:

Tranquility and Serenity

January is often a quieter month for travel, allowing you to escape and recharge after a busy December. Booking a lodge holiday during this time provides an opportunity for peace and serenity, enabling you to reconnect with nature and unwind in a tranquil setting.

Winter Adventures

Lodge holidays in January open the door to a range of winter activities. While it is unlikely we’ll be seeing snow, if there is going to be snow then we typically see some in January. Whether you prefer going for long walks in the country or cozying up by the fireplace with a good book, there’s still plenty of adventures awaiting you. Our lodges are nestled in picturesque woodland location, providing a breathtaking backdrop for a winter break.

Seasonal Discounts and Deals

Post-holiday,  you may be able to take advantage of discounts and special deals. Booking your getaway in January can translate into significant savings, allowing you to enjoy a luxurious lodge experience without breaking the bank.

Ideal Time for Group Gatherings

If you’re considering a getaway with friends or family, January is an excellent time for a group gathering. The quieter travel season means you’re more likely to secure accommodations that cater to larger groups, ensuring a cozy and communal experience for all.

Cozy Atmosphere

Lodges are designed to provide a warm and cozy atmosphere. In January, this ambiance is especially inviting, with the small possibility of snowfall outside and crackling fires inside. Imagine sipping hot cocoa or mulled wine by the fireplace, enveloped in the snug comfort of your lodge retreat.

Reflection and Goal Setting

The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and goal setting. A lodge holiday in January offers a peaceful environment for contemplation, allowing you to set intentions for the year ahead and find inspiration in the beauty of your surroundings.

Booking a lodge holiday in January provides a unique opportunity to take advantage of seasonal discounts, and enjoy a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, a lodge getaway in January promises a memorable and rejuvenating experience.

Christmas at Woodland Park Lodges

Embrace Winter With A Lodge Break in Shropshire

By Seasons

Winter is often a quiet time for holidays as the days become shorter and the weather less predictable. But as winter’s chill settles over our charming English county of Shropshire, there’s no better way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life than by indulging in a cozy lodge break. Shropshire, known for its picturesque landscapes and historic market towns is transforms in during winter, offering a serene retreat for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle.

The Magic of Shropshire’s Winter Landscape

Shropshire’s countryside is often magical transformed during the winter months. Frost-covered hills and meadows create a serene and enchanting atmosphere. Taking a lodge break in this season provides a front-row seat to nature’s winter spectacle, with the added bonus of enjoying the crisp, fresh air.

Cozy Lodges: Your Winter Sanctuary

Nestled in woodland, we have a variety of lodges catering for different preferences, from small cozy log cabins to luxurious lodges equipped with modern amenities. Imagine a crackling fireplace, warm blankets, and natural woodland just outside your window. Our lodges become a sanctuary where you can unwind, recharge, and appreciate the beauty of winter.

Winter Activities for Every Taste

Shropshire offers a myriad of winter activities for visitors to enjoy. From invigorating hikes along frost-covered trails to exploring historic market towns adorned with twinkling lights, there’s something for everyone. The county’s charming villages, such as Ludlow and Church Stretton, come alive with festive cheer during the winter months, offering a delightful mix of local shops, cozy pubs, and traditional Christmas markets.

Culinary Delights

Winter in Shropshire is also a time to savour a hearty meal. If you prefer to stay in,  our lodges provide fully-equipped kitchens, allowing you to prepare your own culinary creations with locally-sourced produce. Alternatively, explore the county’s traditional pubs and restaurants, where you can warm up with a hot bowl of soup or indulge in a delicious Sunday roast.

Starry Nights and Tranquil Moments

One of the most enchanting aspects of a winter lodge break in Shropshire is the opportunity to witness the night sky in all its glory. Away from the city lights, the countryside becomes a canvas for stargazing. Bundle up, step outside your lodge, and marvel at the celestial display above, creating moments of tranquility and connection with the natural world.

Planning Your Winter Escape

When planning your lodge break in Shropshire, consider the duration of your stay and the activities you’d like to explore. Booking in advance is advisable, especially during peak winter months when the demand for idyllic retreats is high.

A winter lodge break in Shropshire is a delightful escape into a world of tranquillity and natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, quiet moments by the fire, or a taste of local cuisine, Shropshire welcomes you with open arms and a warm winter embrace.