THE Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms has a busy year ahead.

As always, the school holidays will be full of activities for the children and the rolling programme of films will include Frozen 2 as well as CATs, Peter Rabbit 2 and Little Women.

In the February half term, families can join Cave Baby and learn about life in the Stone Age! Inspired by the well-loved Julia Donaldson’s book of a bored but creative baby and his magic ride through a moonlit landscape on a hairy mammoth.

Children will hear the story of the Shropshire mammoth; experiment with how cave baby and his parents would have painted and try some other stone age activities – using fire bows, making a natural necklace, make a paper hand axe and practise spear throwing.

On the Tuesday of half term, there will be an extra session of Cave Cooking. Booking is advised due to the popularity of the centre’s activities as spaces are limited.

This month will also bring a tree pruning course as well as the popular Winter Wellbeing course where Milly Rees will be teaching a range of dishes perfect for beating the blues with vitamins and feel good healthy ingredients.

Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy the Shropshire Hills Through Time exhibition and visit the 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.