It’s officially time to shake off the winter chills and with warm weather on the horizon, we’ve picked our favourite FREE things to do in Telford.
by Maria Bagnall
From libraries to leisure centres, there’s a packed Easter programme that doesn’t cost the earth.
Here is seven free things you can do this Easter.
1. Head to your local park
With play areas aplenty, tennis courts, floral displays, bandstands and bowling greens our local parks are dotted all over the borough.
Find your nearest park and view their facilities or find their Facebook pages for inforamtion of events from Tai Chi demonstration in Bowring Park to the Great Dawley Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday (18 April).
2. Love your libraries
Celebrate Easter with Telford’s Libraries, from designing your own 3D printed model, celebrate the 30th Anniversary of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, craft sessions, meet the author and award-winning poet @FLUFFYPUNK2018 there is plenty going on!
Space is limited so booking is essential. Book your place and find out more.
3. The Wrekin
Work off those Easter eggs with a climb up the beloved Wrekin. Take the dog, kids, a picnic or kite, and if you are feeling strong, bike your way to the top.
See if you can make out the blue outline of the Malvern Hills 40 miles south; the Clee Hills, wooded Wenlock Edge and the long whaleback of the Long Mynd or Caer Caradoc to the south west.
4. Take on Ironbridge’s walks
There is a web of footpaths and bridleways through Ironbridge and marked routes, such as the South Telford Way, which will allow you to search out the area’s industrial heritage and countryside.
Chose from flat riverside walks or challenge yourself to a woodland walk with a steep descent. Check out a route map of the Seven Gorge.
5. Visit a Local Nature Reserve
Find your inner Bear Grylls and explore some of the many Local Nature Reserves in Telford – did you know there are more than 15!!
How may have you visited? From pit mounds, lakes, forests and streams to 50 tree trails, there’s always something new to discover.
See a list of all the nature reserves.
6. Take to your Bike
Get on your bike and explore miles of routes from the Silkin Way from the town park, the Perry Way that links Wellington and Donnington, The Ironbridge Gorge and more.
Cycling (and walking) maps are available from libraries, the Visitor’s Centre in Telford Town Park and the Arriva Travel Shop in Telford bus station.
7. Use your Telford Loyalty Card
Free (or at least very nearly) if you have a Telford Loyalty Card….For just £1 kids can enjoy adrenaline tubing, tennis, fun and floats swim sessions, golf and badminton.
Just some of the activities on offer until Friday, April 26 from Telford and Wrekin Leisure Services. Find out more about the Kids for £1 holiday activities.