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Things to do in Shrewsbury When its Raining

Things to do in Shrewsbury When its Raining - On dry days there are riverside walks, boat trips and wonderful park gardens to enjoy, and there is still plenty to do on wet days in Shrewsbury.

Go to Prison

Hopefully not because you’ve done something wrong! The former Dana prison in Shrewsbury is open for tours and many of the guides have actually worked there. The original prison building was one of Thomas Telford’s designs. Turning up the gates I can imagine being quite terrified as a medieval wrong doer!

The two-hour tour starts in the same way as that of a prisoner. Starting your sentence, you are processed through reception before heading out to the wings and experiencing life as a prisoner! Children are allowed on tours but of course parental guidance is recommended. It could be quite scary for them. Amazingly you can get tickets to a fun prison escape game too. 

Things to do in Shrewsbury When its Raining
Things to do in Shrewsbury When its Raining

Explore the castle

Shrewsbury Castle houses the spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust. There are pictures, uniforms, medals, weapons and other equipment from the 18th Century to the present day. Always good for a couple of hours especially when its raining. If it does happen to be a dry day, exploring the grounds around the castle is great fun. The views are spectacular.

Dress Up

Fancy a day dressing up, writing with quills and listening to stories, then head to Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery. Families are always welcome at the museum there and the staff’s motto is to ‘never say shhh...!’  There is an exciting programme of contemporary art and special exhibitions. The current one is the life and work of a stained-glass artist, Margaret Rope who was born and bred in Shrewsbury. She sounds a fascinating lady. There is just so much there to amaze, enlighten and amuse!

Things to do in Shrewsbury When its Raining

We would love to find out what you’ve done in Shrewsbury when its raining. Oh and when the sun comes out we highly recommend the Shrewsbury Murder Mystery - just don't try and do it when the flower show is on. 

13th October 2016

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Things to do on a Rainy Sunday

Treasure Trails are all about getting out and about in the fresh air and exploring a place you haven’t been to before or seeing a place you know really well with fresh eyes. But sometimes the weather is against you and going out in the pouring rain with a paper based game just doesn’t hack it!

For just those sorts of days we have a game or two up our sleeves to play indoors on a rainy day.

The Legend of Captain Blackbeard’s Treasure

Things to do on rainy Sunday - The Legend of Captain Blackbeard's TreasureThis fun game devised by our whizzes in HQ needs a little bit of preparation first. Creating the game is almost as much fun as playing it!   The person creating the clues has to find six places around the house to hide pieces of a map and create clues to those six places. The clues could be cryptic or coded depending on the ages of the people playing the game. Once you download the instructions found at this link, it all becomes crystal clear!

Treasure hunt around the house designed by you

Things to do on rainy Sunday - Treasure Trails code wheelMaybe you don’t fancy a pirate themed Treasure Hunt but want something that can be adapted to suit your own story or party theme. In this case we suggest you use our generic home Trail which uses a Clue Wheel to find places around your home. Full instructions are at this link and are really easy to follow.

Car Games

Things to do on rainy Sunday - I-Spy Car BingoIf you really want to go out you can still play games in the car. We can offer Car Cricket, I-spy Car Bingo and I-spy Battleships. All of which can be downloaded before setting out and enough ‘cards’ printed for all the players.

Just a quickie

Of course all the above games require a little preparation. Sometimes though, it is nice just to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea and solve a puzzle or two.

For those occasions, head to our Facebook page where a brand new puzzle is posted every Monday. Or try out our Video Puzzles posted on the Treasure Trails channel on YouTube.

Finally, make sure you are signed up to our newsletter and you will then be in receipt of even more puzzles such as the one that was sent out in February – entitled Cupid Needs Your Help and the one that came out early this summer The  Poldark Puzzle and our latest and great Halloween Tricks and Treats

11th November 2015

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