Playing Together Sessions
Playing Together is a free session full of toys, trikes and the opportunity for your children to play with your family and others in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The children can get involved in messy play and music whilst you chat with the other parents/carers.
Date and time: Every Wednesday from 2nd November onwards, at 1 – 2:30pm. Price: FREE.
Shropshire Mud Run
Get ready for the return of the annual Shropshire Mud Run! Brace yourself for the mother of all obstacle courses, with river crossings, head dunks, climbs and crawls, water slides, tunnels, tyre pits – you name it, the Mud Run has it in store for you! With over 20 obstacles, there is the option to complete the Run in 5k or 10k distances.
Date and time: Saturday 12th November at 10:30am – 1:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £14. Age: Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.
Performances at Theatre Severn
Nativity the Musical
“Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette’s School they’re attempting to mount a musical version! Only trouble is teacher Mr Maddens has promised that a Hollywood producer is coming to see the show to turn it into a film. Join him, his teaching assistant the crazy Mr Poppy, hilarious children and a whole lot of sparkle and shine as they struggle to make everyone’s Christmas wish come true.” See this amazing production from ‘Get Your Wigle On’.
Date and time: Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th November at 7pm, Sunday 13th at 2pm. Price: Tickets start at £16.
Beauty and the Beast
Don’t miss out on this year’s fantastic pantomime about the popular fairytale, Beauty and the Beast. Expect hilarious comedy, lavish sets, fantastic music, beautiful costumes, magic and mayhem!
Date and time: Wednesday 30th November – Sunday 8th January, multiple times available. Please check the website for alternative performances like relaxed, stage-text and signed. Price: Tickets start at £16.
The Dinosaur Show
“Join Hunter and Shelly as they step back 65 million years on their mission to rediscover the Lost Kingdom of the Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur Show brings a host of pre-historic creatures to life and the opportunity for you to see them up close, but beware there might be a T-Rex on the loose!
Packed with fun, facts, laughter, and incredible puppetry The Dinosaur Show will delight and excite all children big and small over the age of 3. Don’t miss your chance to experience this roar-some adventure!”
Date and time: 3rd November at 3pm and 7pm. Price: £15.
Jack Frost and the Search for Winter Performance
“When temperatures drop and cold snaps come, that means only one thing: Jack Frost is here! Jack Frost is a mischievous young boy with a frozen touch. His magic transforms the landscape and brings the colours of autumn and the chill of cold winter. He freezes the orange and red leaves, and covers the trees and ground with a glistening blanket of ice and snow.
But this year when winter comes around the snow begins to melt and along with it Jack’s extraordinary magic fades. With his powers lost he becomes just an ordinary boy. In this wintery tale, Jack and his new found friend, search for winter and attempt to restore Jack’s special gift. Circling the globe they meet characters who share their own special shimmering seasonal winter magic, but will Jack’s magic return?
Join tutti frutti for this enchanting new play by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho with important environmental themes, a touch of wintery fun and original live music.”
Date and time: 21st November at 11am or 1:30pm. Run time: 1 hour. Price: £7.50. Age: 3+.
The Place Theatre
I Believe in Christmas Performance
Students from Telford Academy of Performing Arts will perform their latest show numbers, featuring street, dance, tap, ballet, musical theatre and more.
Date and time: Saturday 19th November at 1pm or 5:30pm. Price: £10.
Crown Ballet Presents the Nutcracker
“Crown Ballet comes to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker. This is the UK premiere of this ballet company from Moldova. The Nutcracker – a charming and kindly fairy tale is one of the jewels of Tchaikovsky’s repertoire. Prepare to enter a magical new world – the nutcracker in this ballet may be a handsome prince in disguise.
The original Christmas story is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a sad little girl, whose godfather, Drosselmeier, gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve. In her lively imagination it turns into a prince and the magic starts…
Date and time: Tuesday 29th November at 7:30pm. Price: Tickets start at £18.
Rockin’ Robbins, and Santa too!
Christmas is coming and the robins are out too. Time to make your own rockin robin and Santa will pay a visit today to see all your rockin robins and maybe even do a little rockin robin dance too!
Date and time: Saturday 12th November at 11am – 4pm. A SEND session is available at 10:30 – 11am. Price: FREE if you’re a leapfrog club member.
Wellington Christmas Light Switch On
Head to Wellington town centre to see their special Christmas lights switch on. You and your children can participate in a lantern making workshop, face painting, listen to live entertainment and lots more!
Date and time: Saturday 19th November at 3 – 6pm. Price: FREE to attend.
Bonfire and Fireworks Night at Weston Park
“Weston Park’s ever popular Bonfire & Fireworks Night is back to light up the night sky! Taking place in the historic Parkland, join one of the region’s largest and most spectacular bonfire celebrations with entertainment for all the family.”
“Centred around a giant bonfire you can enjoy the traditional fun fair; take a whirl on the waltzers or fall about laughing in the fun house. You will be served tasty street food and you can enjoy local ale from the award winning Hobsons Brewery whilst soaking up the atmosphere. Two sparkling firework displays will rocket into action at 6pm and 7.30pm with a dazzling finale.”
Date and time: 6th November, gates open at 3pm, the bonfire is lit at 5pm. Price: Tickets start at £20.
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