The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is now run by the charity, Grow Cook Learn and is the perfect place to learn more about the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visit the Secret Hills exhibition where you can meet the mammoth and dip into the stories of some of the people, places and products which make this such a special landscape.

Discover a unique range of gifts, cards, books, home ware, local artisan crafts and local food products in the shop, much of it made in Shropshire and reflecting the beauty of the natural landscape. You will also find a wide range of locally made cards, postcards and calendars. Every four-six weeks, the gallery features amazing works of art by local artists and craft people inspired by the Shropshire Hills.

This May half term, check out:

Pirates of the Onny Meadows, Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 2 from 1pm – 2:30pm. Just £4 per accompanied 3-11 year-old.

Eat Like a Pirate, Tuesday, May 30 from 10am-11:30am. Just £7.50 per accompanied 3-11 year-old.

Check out Discovery Club, last Saturday of every month. On May 27, head over for April Showers bring May Flowers. £2.50 per child, adults go free and just turn up, no need to book!

On site also is the award-winning café, offering home-cooked food made from scratch on the premises, using locally sourced produce. Whether it’s hot meals, freshly prepared sandwiches, afternoon tea with a selection of home-made cakes or just a cold ice cream that you’re after, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And, on Sundays, enjoy the fantastic roast dinners that are available alongside the usual menu and dishes of the day.

If it’s a breath of fresh air you are looking for, then a stroll in the 30 acres of meadows, with all-ability access paths and adventure play equipment, will round off your trip nicely. Dogs are welcome too so the whole family can stretch their legs.

Entry to the centre and meadows is free, charges only apply to the Secret Hills exhibition. See the website for more details: