All Family Fun in and around Oswestry

Family Fun

Lamb feeding
Family Fun ‘ Park Hall Countryside Experience near Oswestry

Family fun on the borders is for all the family not just the children. Mums and dads, nanas and granddads, you can all take part too.

Get up close and personal with the cutest animals at a national award-winning farm attraction, Park Hall Countryside Experience. Pig Racing is the main event each day – hilarious! Ever milked a cow? You can do it here, along with unlimited play for the kids.

The British Ironworks is all heavy metal and is a more alternative animal attraction! Catch up with a local blacksmith after you’ve been on a wild safari through a jungle of metal animals. Watch out for the dinosaur sized scorpion or maybe a larger than life spider or a cute baby elephant. For lots of science discovery,  a day at Techniquest Glyndwr at Wrexham will challenge kids and parents too.

More animals nearby at Chester Zoo and The Blue Planet Aquarium, discover over 11,000 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world!

Want a peek into history? There are lots of living history events throughout The Borderlands each summer. Visit Whittington or Chirk castles or maybe rediscover the joy of the heritage railways at the Cambrian Railway Museum, Welshpool and Llanfair Railway or Llangollen Railway.

At Llangollen, why not book a trip on the horse drawn canal barges? Another canal adventure is with Jones the Boat – he’ll take you across the world famous ‘stream in the sky’ by narrowboat at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

British Ironworks
Family Fun – British Ironworks near Oswestry

Looking for adventure? Try canoeing, white-water rafting, paragliding, horseback riding, go-karting or quad trekking at brilliant local venues. Football, rugby or cricket your family favourites? Cheer along at great local venues.


Park Hall Countryside Experience:  a great day out for every family member. From lamb feeding to pig racing, indoor play to adventure trails, children will spend the whole day engrossed. Something for the grown ups? Why not visit the Welsh Guards museum or explore the newly dug replica first world war trenches?

The British Ironwork Centre – discover the unique metal sculpture park, watch the blacksmith in action and meet the birds at the regular falconry displays on the A5 at Aston.

Techniquest Glyndwr – hands on science discovery centre in Wrexham

  • The Venue

    Lots to do for all the family at The Venue. Bowling, keep fit, soft play area, football, venue hire and restaurants.

  • British Ironwork Centre

    We have made everything from larger than life animals, flowers and water features, through to almost anything you could wish for, for the home, garden and grounds. Not only do we make strong, beautiful hardware, that is made to last, we have created delicate, fretwork, and hand wrought scroll work. Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Walking Tours

    Every Saturday morning, April to September, join our guides for a tour of the town. Learn about plagues, fires, battles, riots and how the coming of the railway changed the economy of Oswestry. Organised groups (daytime/evening) can be booked by phoning 01691 662753 and asking for a booking form.

  • Erddig Hall near Wrexham

    Unique ‘upstairs downstairs’ property, most interesting are the kitchens, laundry, bake house, stables, sawmill & smithy used by the servants. The stunning staterooms display most of their original 18th & 19th century furniture. The large walled garden has been restored to its 18th century formal design.

  • Llangollen Wharf

    The horsedrawn boats in Llangollen have been providing trips on the canal since 1894. 45 mins trips depart the wharf daily from Easter to end of October. There is a tearoom on the wharf providing good food, coffee and homemade cakes. We provide 2 hour motor boat trips over the Read more [...]

  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

    Special Offer Details:

    February Half Term Warm Up Trains.
    Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a drink in the cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion.  The special return fare of £9.50 for adults and £4.00 for children includes a hot drink for adults and a juice box for children. SEE WEBSITE FOR FEBRUARY RUNNING DAYS.
    Please note that all trains start and finish at Llanfair Caereinion only where there is plenty of FREE parking.  There is no parking at Castle Caereinion.
    Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion for the appoximately 1 hour return journey at 11.00, 12.45 and 14.30.

    Welcome to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Show

    Oswestry and District Agricultural Show – Saturday 4th August 2018. One day show highlighting farming in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands. Giant arena with a full day of events including livestock, vintage machinery, cars and shows. Children’s activities, crafts, local food and more.   

  • Cambrian Heritage Railways & Museum

    Cambrian Heritage Railways and Museum. Heritage Trains operate in Oswestry & Llynclys. There are plans to reopen the entire 8 mile route which will see trains running for the first time since the 1960’s from Gobowen – Blodwell, Llynclys & Pant. Both railways are open weekends/Bank Holidays from April-October. Train Read more [...]

  • Ironbridge Gorge Museums

    Ironbridge Gorge Museums 10 Award Winning Attractions in a World Heritage Site. Where will your visit take you? A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, Ironbridge is home to ten amazing museums that make an unforgettable experience. Rocket yourself back to the age of steam Read more [...]

  • Llangollen Railway

    Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. We are located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross Read more [...]

  • Techniquest Glyndŵr

    Techniquest Glyndŵr is an all-weather all year round family day out with a difference. A science discovery centre based in Wrexham North Wales where everybody has fun with live science shows, over 75 interactive exhibits and knowledgeable and friendly staff.

  • Whittington Castle

    12th century moated castle in the centre of the village of Whittington. Free access to grounds.  Open all year.Tea room. Open Wednesday to Sunday during Summer and Thursday to Sunday during Winter, 10-4pm. Special events all trough the summer – living history re-enacments, live outdoor theatre, ghost tours. Unusual wedding venue Read more [...]

  • Chirk Castle

    A magnificent marcher fortress built 700 years ago by Edward I, situated close to the Welsh border. It has continuously been lived in by the Myddelton family for the past 400 years. The beautiful gardens offer commanding views over the Cheshire/Shropshire plains.

  • Jones the Boats

    We are Jones the Boats, operating friendly narrowboat trips from Trevor near Llangollen. Come and join us on the restaurant narrowboat ‘Eirlys’ for the trip of a lifetime – a cruise along the Llangollen canal across the ‘stream in the sky’ – Thomas Telford’s famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct, 126 feet above Read more [...]

  • Park Hall Countryside Experience

    Special Offer Details:

    Bring the Oswestry brochure and get 15% discount

    Visit Park Hall – the countryside experience. This award winning farm park is on the edge of Oswestry and is an all weather family attraction. Get involved with the animals whether it’s time with small animals or lamb feeding.  From early Spring through to Christmas there are great seasonal activities. Read more [...]

  • Clwyd Veteran And Vintage Machinery Show

    Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society Ltd are pleased to announce that THE ANNUAL VINTAGE VEHICLE AND MACHINERY RALLY AND CRAFT SHOW will once again take place on SATURDAY 16th and SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018 at the Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4TB. Sections including Steam Engines; Vintage Commercial Vehicles, Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Food and Drink Festival

    The Oswestry Food & Drink Festival is being brought to life by a small band of local people who simply want to provide a brilliant opportunity, over 2 (blissfully sunny days – we hope) to showcase the amazing food and talent in and around Oswestry and the Borders – and Read more [...]

  • Oswestry Town Museum

    Oswestry Town Museum telling the story of Oswestry Town through its people. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 3.30 pm   New for 2016 – why not visit our WWI trench experience at Park Hall Countryside Experience?