8 days out in Shropshire for people who need care.

We love a good old day out here at Bluebird Care, so we wanted to highlight some of our favourites in the Shropshire area that cater for our customers as well as our staff.

26/02/2020

We love a good old day out here at Bluebird Care, so we wanted to highlight some of our favourites in the Shropshire area that cater for our customers as well as our staff.

8. Shropshire Wildlife Trust

The centre offers visitors real peace and quiet and a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Shrewsbury. It is completely free and there is always a lot to do and discover.

Opening hours

9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday

Address

Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH

Tel: 01743284 280

Email: enquiries@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

The visitor centre is a ten minute walk from Shrewsbury train station and 100m from a Park and Ride bus stop at Old Potts Way. They are situated on Abbey Foregate Pay & Display car park.

Toilets (including disabled access)

https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/

 

7. Qube Oswestry

Qube offers a thriving and vibrant arts scene in a fully accessible, creative centre. Their gallery is a regional hub for the visual arts, with a varied annual programme with commissions, installations and community exhibitions. Please click for current gallery programme.

Qube also runs weekly courses in drawing, painting and life drawing.

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 9:30am - 12:30pm

Address

Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1RB

Tel: 01691 656882

Email: info@qube-oca.org.uk

Disabled access and toilets, mobility scooters and wheelchairs potentially for hire- best to call to book.

https://qube-oca.org.uk/arts/

 

6. Don’t dine alone

At Mount House and Severn View they understand that when you live alone, meal times can be lonely. That’s why they’re inviting their neighbours to join them for a nutritious meal. They are freshly prepared by their talented chefs and served in our cosy dining room. Their residents love new faces to talk to over dinner!

Every fortnight from the 4th November 2019 from 4:30 -6:30

Opening hours

N/A – please call to book

Address

41-43 the mount, Shrewsbury, SY3 8PP

Tel: 01743 232228

All disabled access for visitors as well as residents

https://www.barchester.com/home/mount-house-and-severn-view

 

5. Care & Share Dementia Help Church Stretton

Nickie Long, the Care & Share Project officer very kindly visited us in the office to tell us about her  work in Church Stretton with her bi monthly groups for dementia sufferers and their family, friends, or non paid carers.

“Members regularly take part in activities including memory games, reminiscing,  gentle exercise, crafts, and socialising with each other, with participation and engagement increasing every session. One cared for member in particular who refused to join in with activities in the first session is now taking part, sharing stories and even demonstrating magic tricks!”

If you are interested in taking part contact Nickie Long on: 01743 237888 or email Nickie.long@shropshire-rcc.org.uk

 

4. Omega quiz

Omega is putting on nights of great food, challenging questions, and lots of laughs (especially if you win the loser prize!).

The GreenHouse Café will offer a range of delicious vegetarian food from 6-7pm, with desserts at half-time. These dishes always go down a treat. You can bring your own booze, or there are hot and cold beverages available to buy.

The quiz starts promptly at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 per person for teams of 2-6 people. Cooking is essential. To book, either speak to Joel at The GreenHouse Café or contact Claire on community@omega.uk.net / 01743 245 088.

There is a lift for wheelchair access or if you have difficulty getting upstairs. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, but the greenhouse café is on Milk Street in Shrewsbury town so be sure to figure out parking earlier.

https://originalshrewsbury.co.uk/see-do/events/omega-quiz-night

 

3. Ludlow Food Centre

Ludlow Farmshop is a one-of-a-kind food shopping experience where farming, food production and retailing come together to create an award-winning environment. They are part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate which extends to approximately 8,000 acres of Shropshire countryside of which we farm in hand 6,500 acres. All of their beef, lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork comes from their farm along with the milk used to make our cheese and dairy products. They have a herd of wild fallow deer roaming the Estate and a bountiful supply of wild game at certain times of the year.

Address:

Ludlow Farmshop, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2JR

Tel: 01584 856000

Email: greatfood@LudlowFarmshop.co.uk

Opening hours:

Mon- Sat: 9-5:30, Sunday : 10 – 4

https://ludlowfarmshop.co.uk/ludlow-farmshop/

There is wheelchair access and lift going up into the giftshop – disabled toilets in the café, disabled car park spaces

 

2. Dobbies

A large garden centre, easily accessible from the Shrewsbury Bypass and surrounding area. They sell a large number of outdoor plants and a good range of indoor plants too. They also stock gardening equipment and furniture, food and homewares.

Dobbies garden centre is perfect for a family day out, with everything you need to enjoy your home and garden from flowers and plants to tools, furniture and homeware.

 

Opening hours:

Monday 9am-6am, Tuesday – Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Hereford Road Bayston Hill Nurseries, Shrewsbury SY3 0DA

DA: We provide disabled parking spaces, ramps, access and toilet facilities. All our stores have aisles wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and  wheelchairs are available on loan to customers. We would recommend that you check with the reception desk at the store you are planning to visit for local arrangements in place.Tel: 01743 874261

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1. The Quarry

The Quarry is Shrewsbury's beautiful, 29-acre parkland, encircled by the majestic loop of the river Severn. The Quarry has been Shrewsbury's most important site for recreation since the 16th Century. It still provides the perfect place to relax, enjoy walks, picnic, fish along the banks of the River Severn, or just let off steam.

At the heart of the Quarry lies the Dingle, a floral masterpiece created by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower, who served as Parks Superintendent for 28 years. Its a delightful sunken garden landscaped with alpine borders, brilliant bedding plants, shrubbery and charming water features.

Note: For wheelchair users, the quarry is accessible however it has very steep inclines, so be sure to start at the top! Also, disabled toilets are available but only in the quarry swimming and fitness centre.