LOOKING for some fun with the kids this October half term? The team at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre have a week jam-packed with activities, sandwiched between two iconic events, perfect for keeping busy on a budget.

Kicking the week off with a bang will be the centre's bonfire and firework display on Saturday, October 27. With children's rides, refreshments to include a hog roast, a full bar and family activities, this will be the perfect Autumn night out with something for everyone. Discount, fast track tickets are available from the centre's reception desk now.

Every week day of October half term will be the Mary Anning and the Dinosaurs children's activity. Examine some local fossils and see them through Mary Anning's eyes and then create an instant fossil shell to take home. Take part in a virtual dig, becoming a palaeontologist and uncovering some dinosaur bones. Can you piece them together and work out what type of creature you have discovered? As the discoverer you will then be able to name your find.

Continuing the dinosaur theme, the team bring you Dinosaur Dining on October 30. Become a dinosaur chef in this hands on cookery session. Make fossil biscuits, bread bones and other delicious treats to take home.

To celebrate Halloween falling in half term this year, the team are putting on an extra session on October 31, Frankenstein's Halloween Lab. Visit Frankenstein's Lab: make a haunted screaming cup, a ghost to rise at your command and pumpkin slime with real pumpkin.

The week rounds off with the centre's annual craft fair which is a little earlier this year on the weekend of November 3-4. The Frost Fair this year will be filled with local exhibitors, all showcasing their handmade craft items, perfect for getting that special gift. The centre's award winning café will be providing delicious minced pies and mulled wine to get you in the festive spirit.

Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy our Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition and visit our mammoth. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers an extensive programme of family events, adult courses and a variety of activities for the whole family. The unique grass roofed building houses a replica of the famous mammoth skeleton found in Shropshire. The café serves delicious home-cooked food. Browse our extensive shop selling a range of quirky gifts. Every half term and school holiday we provide hands-on family activities. For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk