Shropshire is packed with activities to enjoy with the children, including train rides, canoe hire, boat trips and the aquapark at Alderford lake. You’ll want to browse our ultimate pick of Shropshire’s best activities to visit whilst staying at Peplow Hall Estate.

Families who love adventures will want to discover the historic grounds here at ‘Peplow Hall’. With a haven for wildlife and 64acres of Estate, you can enjoy a day exploring the grounds, then settle down for an evening around the fire pit with a range of food packages, sourced from our local award-winning Morgan’s butchers.

It’s not all action on these family-friendly holidays though, as we’ve picked a few luxuries for the grown-ups to enjoy including a complimentary locally sourced G&T upon arrival and organic afternoon teas available for purchasing.

Alderford lake

Stretching across 14 acres of natural water, surrounded by wilderness where a day out includes roaming free on a naturally fed freshwater spring lake surrounded by an abundance of activities such as kayaking, canoe hire and an amazing aquapark session, Alderford lake is the perfect place for a family-friendly day out. (33min drive)


Escape into the woods this summer, through a world of wonky tree houses and a trail of outdoor adventures. Consider this both an activity and an imaginative world where books by the author ‘Tom Blofeld’ come to life. (aged 2- 12 ) (26 min drive)

Severn Valley Rail

Rediscover the pleasure of train travel with Severn Valley Rail from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.  All abroad for a celebration of the queen’s platinum jubilee. The purple “70 Elizabeth II locomotive “ offers a one-off historical experience enjoying 16 miles of countryside from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, with the option to add a luxury “high tea in the premium 1930s dining carriage” (40 min drive)

Hawkstone Park & Follies

Hawkstone Park & Follies have you covered for a local day out. Home to a Dragon an adventure awaits from 19th February – to the 16th of October for those aged (3-15 years) to make the journey through caves and gullies to find the missing Dragon. (included in admission ticket price) (9 min drive)

Shrewsbury Prison Guided Tour

Those who love a thrilling experience should head to the historical Shrewsbury Prison. Filled with puzzle games set in a dark prison cell this escape room offers a thrilling experience with the aim to escape. (Aged 8+ not for the faint-hearted) (24 min drive)

Park Hall (2-16 years)

Celebrate Shropshire’s countryside at Park Hall, with its animal activities and enjoy experiences up close with the furry friends, whilst learning all about our countryside farms. (46 min drive)

Attingham Park

If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy Shropshire’s countryside Attingham park is offering an added experience to your admission charge for free.  The Photography walk on Sunday 12th June explores the estate and offers insights into the best locations for grabbing the perfect photograph. (All children must be accompanied by an adult) (25 min drive)

The Great Escape

For those who enjoy a thrilling experience the great escape is for you. Enjoy swinging through the forest trees and conquering challenging experiences with the tiger challenge course and the black hawk zip line which reaches speeds of 50KPH. (1hr drive)

Stokesay Castle

Step back in time to the 17th century and enjoy breath-taking views of the Shropshire countryside whilst visiting Stokesay Castle, a beautifully bright English treasure with spectacular architectural features. (49 min drive)

Climbing The Wall:

For those rainy days we are bound to have, Peplow’s top pick would have to be Climbing the wall. A fun family-friendly day out with 25 different climbs to choose from, and heights that reach 12 M it’s sure to get the adrenalin pumping and a fantastic way to keep the kids entertained. (19 min drive)