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Summer in Shropshire is a magical time, filled with vibrant events that showcase the best of the county’s natural beauty, rich history, and lively culture. As guests at Woodland Park Lodges, you are located in the perfect place to take it all in. Here is our guide to some must-visit events and activities to make your summer stay with us unforgettable.

1. Much Wenlock Olympian Games (July 12-14, 2024)

Step back in time and witness the origins of the modern Olympic movement at the Much Wenlock Olympian Games. This unique event, founded in 1850, features a variety of athletic competitions, including running, cycling, and archery. The games are a wonderful celebration of sporting history and community spirit, held in the charming town of Much Wenlock.

2. Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival (July 19-21, 2024)

Laughter is guaranteed at the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival. This event attracts top comedians from around the world to perform in various venues across the town. Whether you prefer stand-up, improv, or comedic theatre, there’s a show to tickle everyone’s funny bone. Book your tickets early, as this popular festival often sells out quickly!

3. Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (August 3-11, 2024)

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival offers a fantastic opportunity to explore Shropshire’s stunning landscapes. With guided walks ranging from gentle strolls to challenging hikes, there’s something for every level of fitness. The festival highlights the region’s rich industrial heritage, beautiful countryside, and charming villages.

4. Oswestry Show (August 3, 2024)

Experience the best of rural life at the Oswestry Show, a traditional agricultural event that’s fun for the whole family. Held at the Oswestry Showground, this event features livestock displays, horse competitions, craft stalls, and delicious local food. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Shropshire’s agricultural heritage and enjoy a day of country fun.

5. Shrewsbury Flower Show (August 9-10, 2024)

One of the oldest and most prestigious flower shows in the country, the Shrewsbury Flower Show is a feast for the senses. Held in the picturesque Quarry Park, this event features stunning floral displays, horticultural competitions, and garden designs that will inspire and delight. Beyond the blooms, there are also food stalls, live music, and spectacular fireworks to enjoy.

6. Shrewsbury Folk Festival (August 23-26, 2024)

End your summer on a high note with the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. This lively event features an impressive lineup of folk musicians from around the world, performing on multiple stages at the West Mid Showground. In addition to the music, there are dance workshops, craft fairs, and a dedicated children’s area, making it a family-friendly festival that everyone can enjoy.

7. Ludlow Food Festival (September 13-15, 2024)

A gastronomic paradise, the Ludlow Food Festival is a must for food lovers. Set within the historic Ludlow Castle, the festival brings together over 180 local food and drink producers. Guests can indulge in delicious samples, attend cooking demonstrations by top chefs, and participate in hands-on workshops. It’s a perfect blend of history, culture, and culinary delights.

Make the most of your summer stay with us by immersing yourself in these fantastic local events. Whether you’re a fan of flowers, food, outdoor activities, or live entertainment, Shropshire has something special waiting for you. Enjoy your summer adventure!