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Things to do in Telford

Fast growing and thriving 'new town' in the heart of Shropshire

Are you looking for things to do in Telford? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   New town, Ice Rink, Thomas Telford, River Severn and Ironbridge Gorge


Did you know...

  • Telford is by far the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest growing towns in the United Kingdom.
  • Telford is named after Thomas Telford, the famous civil engineer. The town was built in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town.
  • A major Shropshire landmark, also now part of Telford, is The Iron Bridge, located in Ironbridge. It was the first bridge of its size in the world made out of cast iron.



 

  Attractions

Wonderland

A magical experience where Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales come to life.
Telford Town Park, Dark Lane
Hinkshay Road
Telford
TF4 3NZ

01952591633

 

Lilleshall Abbey

English Heritage - Extensive ruins of an Augustinian abbey, later a Civil War stronghold, in a deeply rural setting.
Lilleshall
Shropshire
TF10 9HL

 

Telford Steam Railway

Enjoy a ride aboard an authentic steam train.
Bridge Road
Horsehay
TF4 2NF

01952503880

 

Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

Great family day out.
Hoo Farm
Hoo
TF6 6DJ

01952677917

 

Sunnycroft

National Trust - Late Victorian suburban villa.
Shropshire
TF1 2DR

 
 

  Museums

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford FREE

A fun, entertaining day out for all the entire family, with over 70 aircraft of international importance.
Cosford
Shifnal
Shropshire
TF11 8UP

 

RAF Museum Cosford

Fascinating aviation museum.
Cosford
Shifnal
TF11 8UP

01902376200

 
 

  Parks

Telford Town Park FREE

Telford Town Park's brand new Visitor Centre is now open.
Dark Lane
Hinksay Road
TF4 3NZ

 

Granville Country Park FREE

Canal - local nature reserve - relics of the area's industrial heritage - woodland.
Granville Road
Telford
TF2 8PQ

 

The Wrekin

The Wrekin is made up of volcanic rock and forms part of the distinctive Stretton hills ridge, near Church Stretton.
near Telford
Shropshire
TF6 5AL

 

Hartshill District Park FREE

One bowling green with bowling club and pavilion - two small sided football pitches - play facilities; equipped play area for 3-14.
Oakengates
Telford
Shropshire
TF2 6AJ

 

Apley Woods FREE

Apley Castle and its woods are a fine example of a 19th Century landscaped woodland.
Telford
TF1 6TH

 
 

  Bowling

Tenpin Telford

Tenpin bowling and entertainment venue.
St Quentins Gate
Telford
TF3 4EJ

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Telford

Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe).
Forge Gate
Telford
TF3 4NE

03330144501

 
 

  Theatre

Oakengates Theatre

Bringing you art, music, live drama, dance as well as shows for the children.
The Place
Limes Walk
TF2 6EP

01952382382

 
 

  Golf

Wrekin Golf Club

Wrekin Golf Club has a well earned reputation for being a very friendly club, said to be the best members club in Shropshire.
Ercall Woods
Wellington
Telford
Shropshire
TF6 5BX

01952-44032

 

Shifnal Golf Club

Situated in the undulating grounds of an impressive Georgian manor house, Shifnal Golf Club is widely recognised as one of the finest parkland courses in the beautiful county of Shropshire.
Decker Hill
Shifnal
Salop
Shropshire
TF11 8QL

01952-460330

 
 

  Leisure centres

DW Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Telford Forge Retail Park
Old Forge
TF3 4AG

01952201113

 

Canons

Health, fitness and wellbeing centre.
Telford Forge Retail Park
Old Forge
TF3 4AG

01952293444

 
 

  Sport

Telford Ice Rink

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey Centre.
Coach Central
Telford
TF3 4JQ

08451559966

 
 

  Riding

Telford Equestrian Centre

Lessons available throughout the week.
Lodge Bank Farm
Lodge Bank
TF2 7QG

01952619825

 
 

  Climbing

Shropshire Climbing Centre

Indoor climbing centre.
Springfield Industrial Estate
Newport
TF10 7EZ

01952814566

 

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