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Judges Lodging museum in Presteigne Celebrates Welsh Government support,; new displays and new summer trails

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Family Activities in and around Mortimer Country

There is a great selection of activities for families around Mortimer Country and some of them are really rather unusual.  Here are a few ideas.

Croft Castle

Croft Castle  is a castellated manor house owned by the National Trust. The house is surrounded by 1,500 acres of beautiful parkland to explore with all terrain pushchairs to borrow. A family friendly property with  activities for children including a  play area, dressing-up clothes, a  children's quiz/trail and  family activity packs. Tea Room . Toilets with baby change facilities.

Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall is a large mansion owned by the National Trust and set in ‘Capability Brown’ parkland.  There are family activities, a children's play area and a children’s guide available. Tea Room.  Toilets with baby changing facilities.

The Space Guard Centre, Knighton

The Space Guard Centre, Knighton - bringing the wonders of the universe to everyone in a fun and understandable way with a little help from the biggest telescope in Wales.  A fascinating educational centre for everyone, but more suitable to older children.

The Judges Lodging, Presteigne

The Judges Lodging, Presteigne. Award-winning child-friendly museum. Explore the 'upstairs, downstairs' life of the Victorian Judges, their servants and felonious guests in this welcoming ‘hands on’ historic house with a difference where children can feel for themselves  what life was like in a Victorian house.  Hot drinks available.  Toilets.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire for all the family from Wheely Wonderful Cycling. Quality bikes for all ages with maps and advice for safe on and off road routes. Advance booking advised.

Oaker Wood Leisure, Kingsland

Oaker Wood Leisure, Kingsland. Adventurous outdoor activities for all ages.  Special school holiday activity days.  Advance booking essential.

Shobdon Airfield

Shobdon Airfield. Home to Herefordshire Aero Club, this makes a fun and relaxing place to watch the planes at this friendly little airfield. Coffee shop/ restaurant with bar open to visitors all day.

Horse Riding, North Farm, Ludlow

Horse Riding, North Farm. BHSA Approved Riding School catering for both novice and experienced riders.  Minimum age 7 years. All day activities for children available in the school holidays. Advanced booking essential.

Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms

Stokesay Castle. This English Heritage property is the finest and best preserved fortified medieval manor house in England .  School holiday family events. Toy / dressing up box. Toilets with baby change facilities. Cafe / tea room.

Offa's Dyke Centre

Offa's Dyke Centre, Knighton. Exhibition and information centre with children’s play area and equipment close by. Toilets.

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms. The perfect place to begin to explore the Shropshire Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Suitable for children of all ages. Exhibition, information, easy walking from the centre.  Cafe. Toilets with baby change facilities.


Swimming Facilities and Leisure Centres. There are leisure centres with swimming pools in both Leominster and Ludlow. Presteigne and Knighton also have swimming pools.  

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