Visit the seaside and the countryside
List of Providers
Arthog Outreach in Telford offer a variety of adventure and environmental activities on and off site. A short minibus drive gives children access to stunning locations within Shropshire and fantastic opportunities for adventurous activities. Arthog Outreach work closely with schools within Telford to offer children and young people the chance to experience the activities on offer.
Explore the Rainforest Zone, Desert Zone, Nocturnal Area and the Farmyard. Exotic Zoo is a great learning experience for young and old visitors alike. Explore the different zones and learn about exciting habitats around the world and the animals that call them their homes. Learn about conservation efforts to save endangered animals and even meet some of them in person.
Girlguiding Shropshire is part of the UKs largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women. Through fun, friendship, challenge and adventure we empower girls to find their voice, inspiring them to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community.
Girls can join us at 4 in the Rainbow section (4 – 7 years), Brownies (7 – 10 years), Guides (10 – 14 ) and Rangers (14 – 18 years). We also have a number of roles for adult volunteers.
As part of 10 by 10, Girlguiding Shropshire is offering girl-led self-guided taster activities based on the Girlguiding programme, which families can complete at home or in the local area and further activities for members. As the activities are self-guided they can be adapted to suit individual needs.
Hoo Zoo and Dinosaur World is a small family run zoo located on the outskirts of Telford. It offers a fun day out for all the family with a strong message about conservation.
Local Nature Reserves and Parks
There are a number of local nature reserves and parks in Telford and Wrekin:
- Apley Woods
- Bowring Park
- Dale End District Park
- Dawley Hamlets
- Dawley Park
- Granville Country Park
- Hartshill District Park
- Ketley Paddock Mound
- Lilleshall Hill
- Limekiln Woods
- Lodge Field
- Madebrook Pool and Stirchley Dingle
- Madeley Pit Mounds
- Randlay Valley
- Rough Park
- Telford Town Park
- The Beeches
- The Cockshutt
- The Ercall and Lawrence's Hill
Madeley Town Council
Madeley Green Day
Madeley Town Council offers community activities and events for children and young people throughout the year, free of charge. This includes events such as the annual mid-September Madeley Green Day which sees lots of free activities for the family. There are displays, hands-on activities, attractions and information keeping to the theme of Nature, Wildlife, Environment and Wellbeing.
200 acres of parkland can be explored at the National Trust’s Attingham Park. There are four main walking routes, varying in length from 1 to 4 miles. The parkland at Attingham includes a Walled Garden and Orchard, Deer Park, Pleasure Grounds and woodlands. There’s also a Field of Play with natural play structures and lots of space for running round in.
Admission is free for National Trust members, for non-members see website for admission prices.
PODS is a parent carer/peer led charity with staff and volunteers who have the relevant ‘real life’ experience to support families who have a child with a disability or additional need. They run drop-in groups and various activities throughout the year to support parents and children with additional needs, including day trips to the seaside.
Set off on a journey through the Town Park woods… at squirrel height! Choose your own routes and ropes course challenges you want to tackle.
Telford Sailability offers children and young people with additional needs the chance to sail safely, on an Access boat designed specifically for people with a disability. Sailing takes place at Priorslee Lake and carers go free.
The Wrekin is one of Shropshire’s most familiar natural landmarks and a popular destination for thousands of visitors from across the Midlands and beyond every year. This iconic hill is the pinnacle of an equally remarkable but much less widely known ancient forest landscape, where an array of plants, animals and insects has found a home amid a green network of varied wildlife sites.