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Shrewsbury & Telford

FAMILY GRAPEVINE Bringing local families and businesses together




November 2013 February 2014

Things to Do • Parties • Childcare • Education • Helplines • Events Covering Pregnancy, Babies, Toddlers to Teens


Family Grapevine Welcome to the Winter edition of the Family Grapevine! Autumn is upon us already - where did the Summer go? Despite the sense of “hunkering down” that I always notice at this time of year, as trees, animals (and us!) prepare for the winter, I’ve also noticed a certain optimism amongst the people I’ve spoken to. Perhaps it’s just the new way that I’ve started to see things since I went to the Bizmum’s Conference and tried out one of the exercises one of the inspirational speakers there suggested - to not complain, either out loud, or in your head, about anything, for a week. It’s astonishingly difficult at first, but the results are equally astonishing - it really makes you feel better about life! The result anyway, is another bumper edition of the Grapevine full of updated telephone numbers and information, with many new Advertisers and my first ever seasonal recipe courtesy of the lovely Katie of Katie’s Kitchen (p13). The eagle-eyed of you may even spot some great money-off offers...! Look out also for the expanded Childminders’ section, which includes Ofsted registered childminders from across Shrewsbury and Telford (and surrounds) along with the general area they cover so you can easily find the nearest to you and give them a ring to see if they have any spaces. Simples! And last but not least, don’t forget the annual competition to win tickets to the Theatre Severn’s Christmas Panto “Sleeping Beauty” - details are in the What’s On for Your Kids” section. The closing date is soon, so enter NOW! Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous Christmas and New Year. xxx


The Grapevine covers Shrewsbury & Telford PLUS Newport, Shifnal, Much Wenlock, Cressage, Condover, Dorrington, Wem, Shawbury, Hadnall, Bomere Heath, Baschurch, Ruyton-XI-Towns, Westbury, Worthen, Minsterley, Pontesbury and Hanwood. If you spot any errors or omissions, want to be listed or would like to give some copies to your group, please get in touch with me, Tina Tel: 01743 351842 stfamilygrapevine @GrapevineTina

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School Holiday Dates 2013/14 Autumn Half Term Christmas Spring Half Term Easter May Day Whit Half Term Summer

28 Oct to 3 Nov 23 Dec to 5 Jan 17 Feb to 23 Feb 11 Apr to 27 Apr 5 May 24 May to 1 June 18 July to 31 Aug

In this edition.....


Additional Needs




A-Z Sports & Leisure




Childminders -NEW-


Colleges (6th form)


Competition -WIN-


Dance & Drama


Daycare Nurseries




Family Support


Fostering & Adoption


Hall Hire


Health Services


Health Visitors




Local Services


Martial Arts




Out-of-School &

Independent School Dates may vary Holiday Clubs and remember to check for PD days Party Time at your particular school. The Small Print… FREE listings may be submitted for consideration for entry, but we offer no guarantee that they will be entered on the website or in the printed directory, as we reserve the right to refuse an entry for which we do not need to give an explanation. All entries will be dependent on space and time availability, thus submission of an entry alone should not be taken as guarantee of its publication. Priority for listings is given to those organisations who advertise in the directory and those who take FREE copies for distribution. Please don’t assume that publication of an entry implies a recommendation from the Editor. You should make your own enquiries and comparisons as with any other form of advertising. Neither the Family Grapevine nor its licensor, agents or employees can accept liability for loss, damage, or difficulties resulting from contact made through the directory, for errors or omissions, from claims made by advertisers, or from omissions or inaccuracies relating to telephone numbers, wording, space, or positioning or any listing, advertisements or other material, regardless of how caused. Our headings reflect commonly used descriptive titles. They are not intended to be, and should not be read as trade descriptions of goods or services as required under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. The listing of a business under a specific heading does not necessarily indicate that it supplies the goods or services suggested by the heading or that it is legally entitled or professionally qualified to provide those particular goods or services. When contacting any business, group, club or organisation we suggest you always confirm the exact type of goods and services offered, the qualifications held of all relevant people, and all other aspects of the service you are seeking. All rights reserved. This entire publication is the copyright of the Publisher. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electrical or mechanical, including photocopying or information storage or retrieval system without prior permission from the Publisher.

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Places to Visit



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Soft Play Areas


Speech & Language


Things to Do




Toys & Gifts




What’s On


Youth Clubs


Family Connect (utb FIS), Telford, tel 01952 385385 Shropshire Council - General Enquiries, tel 0345 678 9000 Shropshire Family Information Service, tel 01743 254400 Telford & Wrekin Council General Enquiries, tel 01952 380000 Wem Town Council, tel 01939 232733

Citizens Advice Bureaux Citizens’ Advice, Shropshire, tel 08444 991100 Newport CAB, Guildhall, Newport, tel 01952 223232 Telford & Wrekin, Ketley Business Park, Telford, tel 0845 146 1554

Voluntary Work With Children Beanstalk (Volunteer Reading Help for ages 6 - 11), Telford, tel 01952 567846

Social Services Emergency Duty Team for Telford & Wrekin (> 5pm & weekends), tel 01952 676500 Safeguarding Children Advisory Services, Telford, tel 01952 385678 Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board (Social Services), tel 0345 678 9021

Solicitors (Family Law) Darwin Matthews Law, tel 01743 272931 FBC Manby Bowdler, Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 01952 292129 Hatchers, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 248545 Mortimers Solicitors, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 298629 Terry Jones Solicitors, Shrewsbury, Telford & Newport, tel 01952 297979 Wace Morgan Solicitors, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 280100

Police and Crime Prevention Child Protection, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 385700 Childline, tel 0800 1111 Crimestoppers - report crime anonymously, tel 0800 555 111 National Domestic Violence Helpline, tel 0808 2000 247 Police (non-emergency), tel 101 West Mercia Police Public Protection Unit, tel 0300 333 3000 Youth Offending Service for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 385985

Libraries Bayston Hill Library, Lythwood Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 872412 Broseley Library, Bridgnorth Road, Broseley, tel 01952 884119 Dawley Library, King Street, Telford, tel 01952 382901 Donnington Library, Turreff Avenue, Telford, tel 01952 382905 Hadley Library, HLC, Crescent Road, Telford, tel 01952 388475 Library at the Lantern, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 210810

We thank all of our Advertisers for their support. Please tell them that you saw their advert in The Family Grapevine

Local Services, Toys & Gifts

Family Grapevine Grinshill Animal Rescue, near Shrewsbury, tel 07740 103393 Hilbrae Rescue Kennels, Telford, tel 01952 541254 Longden Dog Training Club, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860368 Miss Doolittle (While you’re away pet care), Telford, tel 07453 804042 Shropshire Cat Rescue, tel 01743 872857 Telford Cats Protection, tel 0845 260 1502 The Animal Health Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury (SY3), tel 01743 369999

Toys and Gifts Alsorts Toys, Sweets & Gifts, Mardol, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364253 Babyprints & My Little Gem - Unique Keepsakes of Your Baby, tel 01952 242370 Barefoot Children’s Books, tel 07592 472266 Battle Quads, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 465655 Bears on the Square, Ironbridge, tel 01952 433924

Children’s Character Bean Bags Products

• Children’s can Drawstring be Bags personalised • Beautiful Beautiful handmade comforts Cushions and bedroom accessories • Wheat & for your children Lavender Hotties PLUS MUCH MORE 14 Church Street, Oakengates, Telford, TF2 6BU

Tel: 01952 405 721

Email: Mulberry Bush Toys & Games & The Treacle Mine, Wem, tel 01939 235536 Piglet’s Toy Shop, Apley Farm Shop, Norton, nr Shifnal, tel 01952 730461 Puppet Magic, Telford, tel 01952 882569

Your Local Independent Toys, Sweets and Gifts Store of Shrewsbury

12 Mardol Shrewsbury SY1 1PY Madeley Library, Russell Square, Telford, tel 01952 382950 Much Wenlock Library, tel 01952 728293 Newport Library, High St, Newport, tel 01952 382965 Oakengates Library, Limes Walk, Telford, tel 01952 382390 Pontesbury Library, Bogey Lane, Pontesbury, tel 01743 791171 School Library Service Mobile Library, Shrops & T&W, tel 01743 255030 Shawbury Library, Parish Hall, Shawbury, tel 01939 250021 Shifnal Library, Broadway, Shifnal, tel 01952 461018 Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 255300 Stirchley Library, Sambrook Centre, Stirchley, Telford, tel 01952 382980

Telford & Wrekin Mobile Library, tel 01952 382990 Telford Main Library, St. Quentin Gate, Telford, tel 01952 382990 Wellington Library, Walker Street, Telford, tel 01952 382990 Wem Library & Learning Centre, tel 01939 236993

We have over 800 unique gifts for every age group from retro to modern to neverseen-before!

Why not join our Christmas Club and spread the cost of Christmas? Pick up a catalogue instore....

Pets Beck’s Pets & Exotics, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 241113 Dogs Trust, Roden, near Shrewsbury, tel 01952 770225 Gonsal Farm Animal Centre (RSPCA) Dorrington, Shrewsbury, tel 0300 123 0753 Greyhound Rescue, Shropshire & Borders, tel 01743 872395

Personalised Baby & Christening Gifts, Keepsakes/Memory Items Handmade in Shropshire See my shop on etsy: Build-a-Bear Workshop, Telford Town Centre, tel 01952 290988 Cutie Bambini Bespoke Nappy Cakes, tel 01952 608685 Ellen’s Fingerprint Jewellery, tel 07795 364208 Forget-Me-Not Bears - soft toys from baby’s first babygro, tel 07773 448934 G&A Cards, Newport (baby gifts/helium balloons etc), tel 01952 822818 Golden Bear Toys, Hortonwood, Telford, tel 01952 608308 Lewkynsa - Bespoke Children’s Headboards & Upholstery, tel 07969 105850 Me to You Jewellery Ltd, Shrewsbury, tel 07971 065308

To advertise call 01743 351842 or email or visit or tweet me @GrapevineTina


Hall Hire

Family Grapevine Whether a Christening, Naming Ceremony or Baby Shower St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4EH

Forgegate, Telford, TF3 4NA

For more information or to book please contact us on

01952 527388 with a choice of two venues and our experienced event teams on hand, your day will be one to treasure


Also available for:Weddings, celebrations, proms and wakes Rebo Trampolines, Shrewsbury, tel 0845 659 2030 Small Print Fingerprint Jewellery, Newport, tel 07967 336603 Teeny Beanies - Handmade Novelty Beanbag Gifts, tel 07864 868413 Telford Books for Children (Usborne), tel 07896 697117 The Little Wreath Company, display keepsakes, tel 07815 758623 Truly Madly Baby & Truly Madly Kid, tel 07758 801170 Twinkle Twinkle, Dogpole, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 343488 Usborne Books, tel 01743 240984 Usborne Books, tel 01743 362784 Wee Cuddles by Clare (Personalised Keepsakes), tel 07966 209015 Write Here! Kite Now! Games & Kites, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 245950

Photographers 7Studios Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 247757 Andy Li Photography, Shropshire, tel 07947 300399 APT Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 07557 279395 Bill Leighton Studio, The Parade, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 352323 Brian Fisher Photography, tel 01743 792515 Broccoli Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 355535


De La Motte Photographic Studio, Shifnal, tel 01952 463994 Dejetleymarks Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 07977 538539 Drew Whitfield Photography, tel 01743 871056 Eleta Newby Photography (Images of Pregnancy & Babies), tel 01952 840222 Harrison Photography, tel 07773 937461 James Tennant Photography, Telford, tel 01952 606233 Jez Photography, tel 07807 758142 JOL Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 07528 569568 Kids by Matt Lowe Photography, tel 07962 335387 Lisa Holland Photography, tel 07814 804019 LS Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 07867 521126 Mike Hubbard Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 829320 Nichola Screen Photography, tel 01694 731142 Phil Hynds Photography, Telford, tel 07855 741368 Photography by Steve Addison, Events & Portraits, tel 07961 352057 PixiFoto, Mothercare, Bridge Retail Park, Telford, tel 01952 201354 Prints 2 Impress, Telford, tel 01952 250710 Richard Dawson Photography, tel 07427 697172 Royal Touch Photography, tel 07985 535594

Part of SJ Photography, Shrewsbury, tel 07535 126521 Steve Morgan Photography, Maws Craft Centre, Telford, tel 01952 883981 The Little Big Picture Family Photography, Telford, tel 07824 772752 Twinkletoes Photography, tel 01952 740300 Victoria Macken Photography (formerly Skylark), tel 01743 353788 Wisdom Photography, Telford, tel 07985 990927

Hall Hire Admaston House Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 247908 Alberbury Village Hall, tel 01743 884704 Astley Village Hall, tel 01939 211015 Bank Road Community Centre, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 501257 Baschurch Village Hall, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 261533 Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, tel not known Belle Vue Youth Centre, Rocke St, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 355501 Belmont Hall, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 501071 Berrington Village Hall, tel 01743 761522 Bicton Heath/Gains Park Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 231302 Bicton Village Hall, tel 01743 850597 Birchmeadow Community Centre, Broseley, tel 07880 721388 Bomere Heath Village Hall, tel 01939 290500

Brookside Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382180 Buildwas Village Hall, tel 01952 433417 Casey’s Cordingley Hall, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 606588 Castle Farm Community Centre, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 251581 Castlefields Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367383 Church Aston Church Hall, tel 01952 419613 Church Aston Village Hall, tel 01952 810349 Clive Village Hall, tel 01939 220651 Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Community Centre, tel 01952 433381 Coalport Village Hall, tel 01952 279808

Silver Threads Hall Wellington Rd, Donnington, Telford

Community Hall available for hire, for Groups and Children’s Birthday Parties. Groups already using us include: Little Bobbins Musical Movers Baby Yoga Under 5’s Craft Course Little Superstars For more information about groups currently running or about hiring the Hall, please contact Alan Watkins (Manager) Email: Tel: 07518 496840

We thank all of our Advertisers for their support. Please tell them that you saw their advert in The Family Grapevine

Party Time! Community Health & Enterprise Centre (CHEC), Madeley, Telf., tel 01952 583779 Condover Village Hall, tel 01743 873710 Cressage Village Hall, tel 01952 510429 Darwin Community Centre, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357566 Ditherington Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 356260 Donnington Wood Lifelong Learning Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382202 Dorrington Village Hall, tel 01743 718838 Douglas Swire Memorial Hall, Longden, tel 01743 860368 Eaton Constantine Village Hall, tel 01952 510424 Eden Complex, Telford, tel 01952 619110 Eileen Sandford Community Centre, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, tel 07891 384372 Ellerdine Village Hall, tel 01952 541009 English Bridge Arts & Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 243283 Fitz Village Hall, tel 01743 850527 Ford Village Hall, tel 01743 850685 Gains Park Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 231382 Grinshill Village Hall, tel 01939 220301 Habberley Village Hall, tel 01743 790035 Hadnall Village Hall, tel 01939 210321 Hanwood Village Hall, tel 01743 860484 Harley Village Hall, tel 01952 510517 Harmer Hill Village Hall, tel 01939 290839 High Ercall & Ercall Magna Village Hall, tel 01952 770462 Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, Telford, tel 01952 201690 Hope Village Hall, tel 01743 891301 Horsehay Village Hall, tel 01952 506666

Family Grapevine Ketley Bank Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 617295 Ketley Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 612035 Kynnersley Village Hall, tel 01952 603291 Lawley Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 506767 Lee Brockhurst Village Hall, tel 01939 200575 Leegomery Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382220 Leighton & Garmston Village Hall, tel 01952 510234 Lilleshall Memorial Hall, tel 07776 156575 Little Ness Village Hall, tel 01939 260343 Little Wenlock Village Hall, tel 07522 560023 Longdon upon Tern Village Hall, tel 01952 770677 Longnor Village Hall, tel 01743 718255 Loppington Village Hall, tel 01939 233371 Meole Brace Peace Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 247664 Mereside Community Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357793 Minsterley Parish Hall, tel 01743 791560 Montford Parish Hall, tel 01743 851064 Myddle Village Hall, tel 01939 291030 Nesscliffe Village Hall, tel 01743 741644 Newport Cosy Hall, tel 01952 417598 Newport Cricket Club, tel 01952 820242 Oak Tree Centre, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 01952 567417 Old Chapel Community Hall, Crosshouses, tel 01743 761423 Old School Community Hall, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 359392


1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th BIRTHDAY PARTIES Quality music parties with *balloons*puppets*bubbles* *action songs*musical games & activities*instruments* Tailored to the age of your child! Will travel to you! 45 or 60 mins of entertainment to make your child’s party great! Also available for nursery/pre-school Christmas Parties. Call Emma to book or for more information

Telephone: 07963 520877 or 01952 274667 e-mail Fully CRB checked/insured & qualified!

Hi, my name is Emma Tilley and I’m Aunt Em! I come to your pre-school birthday or Christmas parties to entertain your children, giving out stickers and balloons to each child, plus a small present for the birthday girl or boy! We play games like Musical Statues and do action songs and musical activities. I bring finger puppets to sing songs about, sing nursery rhymes and bring my stereo and percussion instruments for everyone to have a go with to make our own party orchestra - plenty of fun and noise for all! The parties are age-specific so the activities are tailor-made to the age required (age 1, 2, 3 or 4) and can be themed if required, eg pirates and princesses. And of course I come to you – so all you have to do is book me to come, add enthusiastic children and I will do the rest! I work all year round and can do indoors or out (weather permitting). With Christmas parties for nursery/toddler/pre-school groups, I bring everything as above plus some Christmas extras like jingle bells & paper snowflakes and play all Christmas songs both traditional and modern. I have insurance and I am fully CRB checked through the local council. Prices depend on the distance I have to travel and the number of children attending but are frozen at 2013 levels for 2014 and there is 10% discount for quoting “Family Grapevine” when you book!

GB GO KARTS is a new local business (Roman Road, Sports Centre, Shrewsbury) which specialises in creating unique Birthday Party experiences for children aged 4 – 11. The ultimate Party experience if you want something different! 4 battery powered Go Karts operate within an inflatable track. During the Party the children get to drive the Go Karts and enjoy the Team Party games. All of which means that the children have a great time and Mum and Dad / adults can have a completely relaxing time. This business is really taking off as word of mouth spreads about how much fun the Parties are and what good value for money they represent. Key factors in this success are the facts that the Go Karts are extremely safe and easy to drive (fully fitted with seat belts and adjustable seats) – they have comprehensive electronic controls which allow the most appropriate speed to be set according to the age and ability of the children so 4 year olds have as much fun as 11 year olds. “ Best Party Ever” “So Well Organised” “Great Value for Money” “Brilliant Fun”. Also available outdoor for Fetes and Shows! Please call Allison - 07966 545015 or 01939 290328.

Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 683700 Pimhill Farm Barn, tel 01939 291310 Pontesbury Public Hall, tel 01743 790625 Pulverbatch Village Hall, tel 01743 718409 Radbrook Community Centre, tel 07527 617670 Randlay Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 384000 Rodington Village Hall, tel 01952 770524 Ruyton XI Towns Village & Memorial Halls, tel 01939 260628 Ryton Village Hall, tel 01743 718932 Shawbirch Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 248538 Shawbury Village Hall, tel 01939 250024 Shifnal Village Hall, tel 01952 460294 Silver Threads Hall, Donnington, Telford, tel 07518 496840

Snailbeach Village Hall, tel 01743 791633 St Chad’s Church Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365478 St George’s & Priorslee Parish Centre, Telford, tel 01952 461421 Stanton upon Hine Heath Village Hall, Nr Shawbury, tel 07967 816637 Stapleton Village Hall, Dorrington, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718274 Sutton Hill Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382260 The Carpenter Centre, Telford, tel 01952 884372 The Gateway, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 355159 The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 234970 The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 210800

To advertise call 01743 351842 or email or visit or tweet me @GrapevineTina


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Chocotastic Creative Chocolate Parties for Kids, tel 07414 141333 Compost Kids Parties, Shrewsbury, tel 07531 824561 Create a Plate Ceramics - mobile pottery painting, tel 07701 054136 Crossbar Coaching (age 8-12), Telford & Shrewsbury, tel 07786 080801 Exotic Zoo, tel 0800 138 8161 Fabulous Football Fun Parties, tel 01939 260158 Feather Perfect Falconry, tel 07866 786142 Fran O’Boyle Storyteller, Shropshire, tel 07807 260558 Go-Kart Party, Shropshire, tel 07809 592445

Pinecone Parties

Forest Fun For Children Tel: 07549 152134


Yummy Mummy Pamper Parties with Hannah Jellicoe

Make-up and beauty treatments specially for expectant mums and mums who need a little bit of pampering.... 07831 113216


The Malthouse, Atcham, tel 01743 761338 The Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 341300 The Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 242660 Uffington Village Hall, tel 01743 341749 Upton Magna Memorial Hall, tel 07586 853209 Victoria Hall, Broseley, tel 01952 882233 Waters Upton Village Hall, tel 01952 541599 Watling Street Community Centre, Arleston, Telford, tel 01952 382270 Wattlesborough & Halfway House Village Hall, tel 01743 884371 Wem Town Hall, tel 01939 238279 Westbury Village Hall, tel 01743 884637 Worthen Village Hall, tel 07855 250213

Wrockwardine Parish Hall, tel 01952 223635 Yockleton Victory Hall, tel 01743 821634

Kids Fun Pottery Parties • Party goers play with clay for 1.5 hours in the flexibility of your own home • • To create a clay piece that will be a lasting memory forever • • Themes are tailored to the individual • • Prices starting from £8 per head • • Clay and equipment is provided •

Clay Classes for Beginners

Teacher of Art and Design at GCSE, A Level and Foundation. Current CRB. All ages welcome Hourly rate £5 Maximum of five in any one class Tuesday Wednesday and Friday afternoons first session 3.45 - 4.45 second session 4.45 - 5.45

Contact: Claire 07827 292229 Email:

Party Venues Please see Sports Centres/Soft Play Areas/Places to Visit, tel various

Party Entertainers Aunt Em’s Musical Parties, (age 1-4) will travel to you, tel 07963 520877 Baby Ballet Parties, tel 07527 354388 Ball Sports Birthday Parties, tel 07817 021068 Boogie Birthdays, Shrewsbury, tel 07946 630963 Cheeky Little Monkeys Parties (age 0-5), tel 07778 834315 Children’s Pottery Parties, The Clay Centre, Broseley, tel 07973 866198


Happyfit - Children’s Fitness Parties, tel 07867 802811 Hawks on Walks (from age 8), tel 07866 926184 Hey Doll Craft Workshops and Parties, tel 07715 442009 It’s a Girl Thing, Children’s Pamper Parties, Shrewsbury, tel 07939 016387 Jammy Splodgers - Party Packages age 1-13, Shropshire, tel 07736 000722 Jeanie Jewellery Children’s Jewellery Parties, Newport, tel 07812 610305 Katie’s Kids Kitchen (Cookery Parties from age 3), tel 07971 499359 Kids Fun Pottery Parties, Shropshire, tel 07827 292229 Kidz That Sparkle (Glitter Tattoos from age 3), Telford, tel 07582 137011 KN Fitness - Fun Fitness Parties, Telford, tel 07914 492367 Little Cook Creations, Mobile Baking Parties, tel 07710 161737 Little Kickers Football Parties, tel 07736 074596 L’s Bells Children’s Party Entertainers, Telford, tel 07977 433109 Mr Music Children’s Disco and Comedy Magic Show, tel 01952 223441 Outback2Basics - Bushcraft Parties & Skills Courses, Telford, tel 01952 878135 Party Animals (Corner Exotics), tel 07816 048901 Pinecone Parties, Forest Fun for Children, tel 07549 152134 PJ the Funky DJ, Childrens Showman/ Entertainer, tel 01952 223311 Powerleague Shrewsbury, Kids Football Parties, tel 01743 239050 Puppet Magic, Telford, tel 01952 882569 Rainbow Appearances - Mickey/Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig etc, tel 07595 840380

Little Cook Creations Mobile Children’s Baking Party Cupcake Party, Cookie Party, Pizza Party A Perfect Party for all ages where children Create, Design, Decorate & Take home their creations. Party Bags are included & they contain everything you will need to re-create your creations at home. Visit the website for more info

Contact Vicky

07710161737 / 01902241047 Level 3 Hygiene • Insured • CRB Checked • Qualified Chef

Street Dance Parties, Telford, tel 07585 118620 The Animal Man Hands-on Wildlife Displays, tel 07860 832349 The Farm on Wheels (Newport/Telford only), tel 01785 841850 Two’s Company - Family-friendly Murder Mystery Parties, tel 01939 210424 Whizz Bang Pop, Shropshire, tel 08450 171077 Wills Wild Animal Encounters, Hoo Farm, Telford, tel 07908 726240 Young Stars Football Parties, tel 07971 025623

Party Supplies 3S Balloons, Hortonwood, Telford, tel 01952 677506 Balloons by Emma, tel 07813 686210 Bratby Gases, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 449911 Browtique, Girlie Party Packages, tel 07899 796242 Clare’s Inspired Parties, Telford, tel 07734 927074 Gaming4U - videogaming party on wheels, tel 07511 515315

We can cater for all occasions big or small Exclusive wedding packages Children’s birthday parties Christenings Baby Showers Hen Parties For more information


Mobile: 07775 445856 Website:

GB Go-Karts (parties for age 4 - 11), Shrewsbury, tel 01939 290328 Kirby Creations, Telford, tel 07989 908094 Little Softies - Soft Play Equipment for hire, tel 07846 769097 Lootybag - Handcrafted Ecoethical Fabric Party Bags & Gifts, tel 01743 240714

We thank all of our Advertisers for their support. Please tell them that you saw their advert in The Family Grapevine

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Mr Genie’s

Children’s Fun Magical Show with Lucky the Dog plus Balloon Animal for each child Guaranteed 100% satisfaction Any Venue, Any Occasion, Any Event

Tel: 01562 754824

Nom Noms, kids cupcake parties, Newport, tel 01952 820023 Revel-in-Dance - themed dance parties, tel 07792 872830 Special Additions Party Bags, tel 07810 571040 Special Days Party Balloons, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 233733 Stonehill Donkeys, tel 01939 270432

Kelly’s Cake Creations Children's Award winning cake maker, creating affordable cake designs to make your little ones smile.

Mr Music Children’s Disco

Professional Interactive Disco Party

with Light Show, Games, Competitions, Prizes, Pass the Parcel & Comedy Magic

Ages 4 - 11 Full P.L.I. Selected Adult Discos & P.A.T. Testing

Tel: 01952 223441

Sugar & Spice Candy Cart, tel 01952 505311 Superzorbs, Shropshire, tel 07793 242618 The Creation Station South Telford, tel 0844 824 4523

Experience a new and exciting makeover party with packages to suit all ages. Princess party (includes invitations, karaoke, dress-up rail, use of our DVDs and each girl receives a makeover)

Photoshoot Party Mum-to-be Baby shower Mums night out Girlie night out Treatments offered to adults in our Shrewsbury boutique include: threading, Browtique brows, waxing, facials, massage, manicures, Shellac nails, pedicures, eyelash extensions, eyelash perming, tinting, semipermanent mascara, make up, Airbase make up and ear piercing. For more details please contact our party coordinator on 01743 369243 28 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2BQ

BROWTIQUE Party Options Princess Party If you are looking for a new party experience for your daughter, then look no further! As well as a full range of beauty treatments, Browtique offers girlie makeover parties for all ages. We are confident that your daughter will experience a party she won’t forget and leave everyone talking about it. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly and fun atmosphere whilst keeping it stress-free for mums and dads.

Photoshoot Party Aimed towards older girls, why not try our new and exclusive photo shoot package – 21/2 hours with 2 party hosts and a photographer. Get a makeover followed by a 1 /2 hr photo shoot and free DVD of all photo’s taken during the party. Mum-to-Be Just because you’re an expectant mum or new mum does not mean that you cannot be pampered! We can provide a wealth of safe, gentle, effective, indulgent maternity treatments especially designed to alleviate the discomfort of pregnancy. Baby Shower Pre and post birth baby showers are a great way for expectant mums to feel special. We offer different options to suit everyone’s needs and budget. Becoming a new mum is exciting and for some a bit stressful, which is why holding a baby shower for a mum-to-be or new mum, is a good way of showing her how special and loved she really is. Mums’/Girlie Night out This one is for all you mums who are tired and need some pampering time away from the children! Why not organise a girlie night out and book the boutique exclusively for your use? Drinks and canapés for you and your friends can be available whilst you all get pampered by our fully trained therapists. Please call or email us to discuss all packages and treatments.

Discos A1 Disco, Telford, tel 01952 881069 Charlies Discos, tel 01952 825191 Clive Jones Mini-Disco (for ages 5 - 10), tel 01952 244301 Disco Diddy, Shropshire, tel 07891 908314 G A Entertainments, Telford, tel 01952 501056 High Society Discos & Entertainment Services, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 368468 JB Roadshow Mobile Disco, tel 01952 615417 JD Entertainments, tel 07921 916124 Jiggy Bones Disco & Karaoke, Telford, tel 01952 410096 Matthew Hall Disco, tel 07763 678010 Mr Music Children’s Disco and Comedy Magic Show, tel 01952 223441 Night Fever Disco, Telford, tel 07595 875657

Contact Kelly on 07971 590894 To receive 10% off celebration cakes quote “Grapevine10%”. Expires 31.1.14

Big Little Things - Cakes & Gifts, Shropshire, tel 07811 343558 Cake Creators, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 361415 Cake ‘n’ Abel, Telford, tel 01952 504841 Cheri Bakeswell, bespoke party cakes, Wem, tel 01939 232921 Copthorne Cakes, Shrewsbury, tel 07725 578917 Creighton’s Celebration Cakes, tel 07870 806866 Crystal’s Cupcakes, Telford, tel 07722 075030 Designa Cake, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 361967 Kate’s Delicious Cakes, Shrewsbury, tel 07894 739300 Katie’s Kids Kitchen, Shrewsbury, tel 07971 499359

The J.B. Roadshow Mobile Disco We can also supply Karaoke & Video Discos C.R.B. checked for work with children, P.A.T. tested and insured

tel:- (01952) 615417

mob:- 07527 168118


PJ the Funky DJ, Childrens Showman/ Entertainer, tel 01952 223311 Rodeobull UK, Telford, tel 0845 269 4596 S&R Sounds, Telford, tel 07768 626798 Shadows Disco & Karaoke, Telford, tel 01952 608221 Starlight Disco Roadshow, tel 01743 249134

Magicians and Clowns Cheko Entertainments, Telford, tel 01952 676333 Jack the Jester, (Green Entertainments) Shrewsbury, tel 07772 724760 Julie’s Magical Experience, Telford, tel 01952 811273 Magic Kev, Children’s Magician & Entertainer, tel 07968 818591 Magical Mad Hatter, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 231494 Mr Genie Magic Show, tel 01562 754824 Picklelily Circus, Magician, tel 07986 787775

Cakes and Party Food Aunty Nell’s Bakery, Shrewsbury, tel 07792 220261

Kelly’s Cake Creations, tel 07971 590894 Laura’s Cake Boutique, Telford, tel 07500 111425 Lou’s Fantasy Faces & Cakes, Shrewsbury, tel 07525 091152 Mrs Spike’s Cakes, Bespoke Handmade Cakes, Shifnal, tel 01952 371405 Quintessential Cakes, Telford, tel 01952 246006 Shabby Chic Cake Co., Shrewsbury, tel 07742 921472 Sweet Unique, Telford, tel 07975 992639 Taylor’s Luxury Cakes, Telford, tel 07972 780431 The Cake Academy, Newport, tel 07710 056998 The Cake Lady, Telford, tel 01952 619003 The Cake Shack, Telford, tel 01952 254906 The Icing Tip, Market Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 240078 The Lula Mae Bakery, Telford, tel 01952 404134 The Telford Cake Co., tel 01952 670672 Truly Scrumptious Cupcakes, Telford, tel 07944 887560

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Family Support & Health

Cranial Osteopathy

Osteopathy for All the Family

Cranial Osteopathy is a refined and subtle form of treatment using very gentle techniques to encourage the release of stresses throughout the body. Suitable for Pregnancy Babies Children Nausea / vomiting Crying, irritability Long term effects of birth Back pain Sickness, colic, wind Infections including glue ear Heartburn Feeding problems Dental & sinus problems, asthma Breathing difficulties Sleep problems Behavioural & learning difficulties Preparing for labour Constipation Headaches, other aches & pains

Could Osteopathy help the wellbeing of you and your Child?

Lynn Louis Associates Registered Osteopaths (Over 24 Years’ Paediatric Experience)

Natural Health Centre, Radbrook Green, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DU Tel: 01743 248878 97 Beatrice Street, Oswestry, SY11 1NL Tel: 01691 830502

Pregnancy and childbirth can cause musculoskeletal strain patterns in mother and baby. Osteopathy is a gentle non invasive way of helping your body’s capacity for natural healing enabling such strain patterns to resolve. In Pregnancy women commonly complain of Back Pain, Pelvic Pain, Breathing difficulties, Heartburn, Headaches. Osteopathy offers a safe and effective way of dealing with these common problems and can balance the system in Preparation for Labour. Promoting Excellence

Babies and Children show discomfort in many ways; Excessive crying Sleep disturbance Digestive disturbance Feeding difficulties Development and Co-ordination problems Behavioural problems and learning difficulties Early treatment reduces the on going patterns of dysfunction Give your child the chance to fullfill their potential.

Guidelines for use of the General Osteopathic Council Certification Mark

Shrewsbury Osteopaths Est. 1979 The longest established practice in Shropshire. Richard and Susan Allen have over 30 years success in treating patients.

Professional, Qualified Counsellors in Shrewsbury and Telford

We offer understanding, impartial and confidential support for issues such as anxiety and depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, family issues, confidence and self-esteem problems, work-place issues and stress • FAST-TRACK SERVICE (day or evening appointments) • LOW-FEE SERVICE (fees based on income & personal circumstances) • MENTAL HEALTH MOT (wellbeing assessment) • EMPLOYEE COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR BUSINESSES Please contact us at: The Roy Fletcher Centre 12-17 Cross Hill Shrewsbury, SY1 1JE

Tel: 01743 351319 Email:

Registered Charity No. 700655

Face Painting Hannah’s Facepainting, Shrewsbury, tel 07582 036722 Lou’s Fantasy Faces & Cakes, Shrewsbury, tel 07525 091152 Powwow Face Painting, Newport, tel 01952 813191 Rainbow Faces, Telford, tel 01952 811544 Rocket Around the Moon Children’s Entertainment, Telford, tel 07881 023210

PS Promotions Bouncy Fun, Telford, tel 01952 616996 Rachel’s Bouncy Castles, Telford, tel 01952 305001 Rodeobull UK, Telford, tel 0845 269 4596 Shropshire Events, tel 01952 200120 Shropshire Inflatable Hire, tel 07772 603000 Storm Machine Entertainment, tel 07968 345646

Costumes and Fancy Dress

Child and Family Welfare

Castle Capers Party Shop, Stafford Street, Newport, tel 01952 814241 Fancy Dress Company, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 253311 Kaka Costumes (adult Hello Kitty & Fireman Sam), tel 07967 444975 Play & Party, Shrewsbury and Telford, tel 01743 467457 The Giant Party Shop, Mardol, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 344894

Bouncy Castles and Inflatables Acme Castles, Telford, tel 01952 273284 Activ-Sports - Sports Themed Inflatables, tel 07400 810400 Baschurch Bouncy Castles, tel 01939 261787 Bouncy Clown Castle, Telford, tel 01952 592325 Buster’s Bouncy Hire, tel 01743 236319 Fun-4-All - Bouncy Castle Hire, Telford, tel 07977 495769 MP Leisure Bouncy Castle Hire, Shrewsbury, tel 07971 676028 Newport Bouncy Castles, tel 07535 481881


Alateen, tel 020 7407 0215 Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC), tel 03000 11 12 13 Beating Eating Disorders Youthline, tel 0845 634 7650 Coaching for Life, tel 07971 861019 Confide Counselling Service (16 and over), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351319 Counselling Directory -find local child & family counselling, tel 0844 803 0240 Education & Welfare, Telford & Wrekin Council, tel 01952 385385 Empathy Friendship Group (ASD support), tel 07790 584987 Homestart Telford, supporting families with children < 5, tel 01952 243991 Homestart, North Shropshire, tel 01948 890458 Homestart, Shrewsbury, supporting families with children < 5, tel 01743 241433 Listening Space Counselling, tel 07985 041494 Missing People Helpline, tel 116 000 National Association for Children of Alcoholics, tel 0800 358 3456 NSPCC Child Protection Helpline, tel 0808 800 5000

Reflect Counselling, tel 07847 915528 Relate - relationship counselling for adults and children, tel 01743 344010 Samaritans (24 hour confidential phone line, no ansafone), tel 08457 909090 Telford & Wrekin CVS, tel 01952 567800 Telford & Wrekin CVS Parents & Carers Forum, tel 01952 211470 Victim Support Shropshire, tel 0300 303 1977 Young Minds for Children’s Mental Health Parents Helpline, tel 0808 802 5544

Parenting Courses and Support Parentline - support & information for parents, tel 0808 800 2222 Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme), Shropshire, tel 01743 249133

Youth Services Relateen (counselling for children aged 8 - 16), tel 01743 344010 Shifty’s Alcohol & Drugs Awareness Sessions, tel 01743 254687 Shropshire Youth Association - Voluntary Groups, tel 01743 254687 Stafford Park Young People’s Centre, Telford, tel 01952 385187 The Shropshire Housing Alliance, tel 01743 341900 Young People’s Substance Misuse Team, tel 01743 258800

One Parent Families Child Maintenance Options, tel 0800 988 0988 Child Support Agency, tel 08457 133 133 Gingerbread National Helpline, tel 0808 802 0925

Fostering and Adoption Adoption UK, tel 0844 848 7900 Family Placement Team (Fostering), Telford & Wrekin Council, tel 01952 385888 Foster Care Associates (FCA), Shrewsbury, tel 0800 023 4561 Fostering in Shropshire, tel 0800 783 8798 Joint Adoption Service (Social Services), tel 0800 783 8798 Nexus Fostering, tel 01952 916002 Orange Grove Fostercare, tel 0845 873 4455 Parallel Parents, tel 0800 023 4450

Tel: 01743 365746

Bereaved Parents Caring Friends Parental Bereavement Support Group, tel 01952 242172 Child Death Helpline, tel 0800 282 986 Children and Families Bereavement Service, tel 01743 236565 Cruse Bereavement Care, Shropshire Helpline, tel 08456 066812 Shropshire Sands (support after neonatal death & stillbirth), tel 07772 217439 The Lullaby Trust - National Helpline, tel 0808 802 6868 EXPERIENCED FEMALE CHIROPRACTOR Gentle and effective treatment throughout pregnancy & for babies from birth onwards. Relaxing massage also available! Home or local clinic treatments available. Please call Mikki Senior D.C. 07920 519055

Child and Family Health Al-Anon (incl. Alateen) Meetings in Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 020 7403 0888 Alcoholics Anonymous National Helpline, tel 0845 769 7555 Aquarius Alcohol Service, tel 0300 456 4299 Confidential Advice on Sexual Matters for under 25s, tel 0808 802 1234 DrinkLine - advice, info & support on alcohol issues, tel 0800 917 8282 Drugs Anonymous (supports families of drug/alcohol users), tel 01952 249131 Eating Disorders Group, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 450800 Eczema Information Line, tel 0800 089 1122 Frank - information about drugs & solvents, tel 0800 776600 Healthy Lifestyle Hub, Addenbrook House, Telford, tel 01952 382582 Heartline (for children with heart conditions and families), tel 033 00 22 44 66 Help 2 Quit, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01743 366940 Impact Alcohol & Addictions Service, tel 01952 223165 Kidzears - Ear Protectors for Children, tel 07964 876645 NHS111 (utb NHS Direct) - Health Advice & Information, tel 111 RISQ Sexual Health Services for Young People, tel 01743 357291 Shropshire Kids with Insulin-dependent

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Health, Speech & Language Diabetes (SKID), tel 01743 873724 The Meningitis Trust Children’s Helpline, tel 0808 801 0388 Through the Doorway to Health in North Shrewsbury, tel 01948 841466 Y W8 & MEND 4 families with overweight children age 5-13, tel 01952 217480 Young People’s Substance Misuse Team, tel 01743 258800

Hospitals Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, tel 01743 818395 Princess Royal Hospital, Apley Castle, Telford, tel 01952 641222 Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, tel 01743 261000 Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236565 Severn Hospice, Telford, tel 01952 221350

Doctors Belvidere Medical Practice, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363640 Broseley Medical Practice, tel 01952 882854 Charlton Medical Centre, Telford, tel 01952 620138 Church Close Surgery, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 586616 Claremont Bank Surgery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 248244 Clive Surgery (Clive & Wem), tel 01939 220295 Cressage Surgery, tel 01952 511166 Dawley Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 630500 Donnington Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 605252 GP-led Walk-in Health Centre, Princess Royal Hosp., Telford, tel 01952 457414 Hadley Health Centre, Telford, tel 01952 249251 Haughmond View Medical Practice, Severn Fields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 281950 Highfield Clinic, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 223226 Hollinswood & Priorslee Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 201144 Holliwell Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 293949 Ironbridge Medical Practice, tel 01952 432568 Lawley Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 560011

Leegomery Surgery, Telford, tel 01952 255855 Linden Hall Surgery, Harper Adams, Edgmond, Newport, tel 01952 815329 Linden Hall Surgery, Muxton, Telford, tel 01952 670060 Linden Hall Surgery, Station Rd, Newport, tel 01952 820400 Madeley Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 585566 Malling Health, Telford Shopping Centre, tel 01952 293258 Marden Medical Practice, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 241313 Marysville Medical Practice, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 276000 Mount Pleasant Medical Centre, Severn Fields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235111 Much Wenlock Medical Practice, tel 01952 726011 Mytton Oak Surgery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362223

INDEPENDENT SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST Sue Gowers. Bsc (hons), SLPT, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, Reg HCPC I have over 25 years experience of working with children with a variety of communication difficulties, including speech sound production, understanding and forming language and social interaction problems. For further details or an informal chat please feel free to contact me.

01746 785502 or 07968 152014

Oakengates Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 620077 Pontesbury Medical Practice, tel 01743 790325 Prescott Surgery, Baschurch, tel 01939 260210 Priorslee Surgery, Telford, tel 01952 460414 Radbrook Green Surgery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 231817 Riverside Medical Practice, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367891 Shawbirch Medical Centre, Telford, tel 01952 641555 Shawbury & High Ercall Medical Practices, tel 01939 250237 Shifnal & Priorslee Medical Practice, tel 01952 460414 Shropdoc (Out of Hours access to GPs), tel 08444 06 8888 Stirchley Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 660444 Sutton Hill Medical Practice, tel 01952 586471 The Beeches Medical Practice, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874565 The Beeches Medical Practice, Dorrington, tel 01743 718486 Trinity Healthcare Centre, Aqueduct, Telford, tel 01952 591555 Trinity Healthcare, Malinslee & Hollinswood, Telford, tel 01952 501234

Family Grapevine Wellington Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 226000 Wellington Road Surgery, Newport, tel 01952 811677 Wem and Prees Medical Practice, tel 01939 232424 Westbury & Ford Medical Practices, tel 01743 884727 Whitehall Walk-in Health Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 273780 Woodside Medical Practice, Telford, tel 01952 586691 Worthen Medical Practice, tel 01743 891401

Speech and Language Attention and Listening in the Early Years courses, Shrops., tel 07985 084682 Independent Speech & Language Therapist, tel 07968 152014 LAMDA Speech & Drama, tel 01694 771805 Sign Language, Learn to Communicate with your hands, tel 07817 743481 Speech & Language Therapist, Shrewsbury, tel 07970 191985 TCAT Learn BSL Sign Language level 1 & 2, tel 01952 642237

DSA University Tuition & Support Study Skills & Study Support Sessions Dyslexia Screening Tests – all ages Specialist 1:1 Tuition children & adults Parent Awareness Classes from £60

Email: Call: 01952 321884 Text/Call 07807 625429

Victoria Everall INDEPENDENT SPECIALIST SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST Victoria Everall, BSc (Hons), MA, MRCSLT, MASLTIP, Reg HCPC I specialise in working with children aged 2 to 11 years old who present with pronunciation, language or stammering difficulties. Communication is the foundation life skill on which children learn, achieve and make friends, and is the most important yet complex skill a child has to master. I work closely with parents and other professionals so please contact me or visit my website for further details: 07970 191985

Health Visitors All Shrewsbury Health Visitors, tel 01743 452300 Baschurch/Bomere Heath/Nesscliffe/ Ruyton XI Towns, tel 01691 663608 Broseley, Telford, tel 01746 711958 Cressage & Much Wenlock, tel 01746 711958 Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 630508 Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 616284 Ironbridge, Woodside, Sutton Hill & Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 587379 Lawley, Telford, tel 01952 506949 Leegomery & Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 248262 Newport, Telford, tel 01952 825059 Oakengates (Charlton Practice), Telford, tel 01952 621343 Oakengates, Telford, tel 01952 621307 Pontesbury & Worthen, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452300 School Nurses, Much Wenlock, Shifnal & Broseley, tel 01952 462862 School Nurses, Pontesbury & Surrounds, tel 01743 793038 School Nurses, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 277673 School Nurses, Telford & Newport, tel 01952 621340 School Nurses, Wem & Shawbury, tel 01939 235277

The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant Whilst studying to become a teacher as a mature student, Elizabeth was diagnosed dyslexic. She says waiting for the results of the dyslexic assessment was “the most nerve wracking week of my life!” The relief she felt after being diagnosed soon turned to confusion and frustration. She at that time had no idea what being ‘Dyslexic’ meant. She then found a book by Dr Tilly Mortimore that helped her to understand and she soon realise that she didn’t just have weaknesses, but strengths too! Contrary to the belief that dyslexics can’t read, write or spell, Elizabeth not only qualified as a teacher but as a specialist dyslexia teacher too! Whilst studying Elizabeth realised she had found her niche! She was enjoying learning and it all made sense! She worked with some fabulous like minded classmates and had two wonderful teachers (having been taught by some very bad teachers, Elizabeth recognises good ones when she sees them!). In 2007 Elizabeth started her own business aptly named: The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant (The DDC). Services include: • Dyslexia Screening Tests from 6years 6months, • Tuition: Access-to-Work and Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). • Staff development training, (CPD) • OCN Dyslexia Awareness courses at SCAT ‘it is the truly fabulous, determined dyslexic people I meet & work with everyday that inspire me to continue my work’! To enquire about services and prices please email or call 01952 321884.

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Additional Needs & Antenatal Shropshire Downs Association Parent Support Group, tel 01743 233802 Shropshire Wheelchair Users Group, tel 01743 350460 STABLE - Supporting Those Affected by Lifelong Epilepsy, tel 0845 475 7913 Steps Shropshire Group (lower limb problems), tel 01743 355363

Carers Support Parent & Carers Council for Shropshire, tel 0845 601 2205 Parent Partnership Service (for SEN), Shropshire, tel 01952 457176 Shropshire Young Carers Project (Red Cross), tel 01743 280071 Telford & Wrekin Young Carers, tel 01952 458044

First Aid Training

Shropshire’s premier venue for Pre and Post Natal exercise

Call: 01743 467755

or email:

to find out more about our MummyFit range of classes including Aqua, Spinning, Pilates, Yoga and Bootcamp. Pay per Class options available.

Family Planning and Well Women Clinics Shawbirch, Telford, tel 01952 640011 Shifnal & Priorslee, tel 01746 711958 Stirchley Health Visitors, tel 01952 661111 Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 643184 Wem & Shawbury, tel 01939 232981

Additional Needs and Learning Difficulties Autism Co-ordinator, Telford & Wrekin Council, tel 01952 567356 Autism West Midlands - free local info & advice sessions, tel 0121 450 7582 Autonomy (Aspergers Syndrome Group), Shropshire & Telford, tel 01743 821363 Fun Sign (age 8-13) - learn to sign for the deaf, Telford, tel 07791 218043 One to Learn Dyslexia Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 244702 Parent & Carer Council for Shropshire, tel 0845 601 2205 Parent Partnership Service (for SEN), Shropshire, tel 01952 457176 PODS (Parents Opening Doors) Forum, Telford, tel 07775 342092 Selective Mutism Shropshire, tel 01743 450800 Shropshire Autism Project Co-ordinator, tel 01743 450800 Shropshire Autistic Supporters, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 356298 Shropshire Dyslexia Association, tel 01743 231205 Spectrum (Support for Aspergers & ADHD), tel 07852 691774


Blue Skies - First Aid Training for Parents & Child Carers, tel 07990 528888 British Red Cross, tel 0844 871 1111 Family First Aid, Sure Start Free Courses, Shropshire, tel 01743 452400 First Life Training - Paediatric First Aid, tel 01743 455230 Heys First Aid, paediatric & other courses, Telford, tel 01952 273845 NSL Care Services, HSE First Aid & Paedriatric Courses, tel 01743 465565 Positive Safety Training - First Aid for Parents, Telford, tel 01952 897968 Salop Medical Services, tel 07701 021504 St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Courses, Shropshire, tel 0121 237 3879

STAA Support Group (Support in TelfordASD, ADHD), tel 01952 457439 Telford & Wrekin Council Education, tel 01952 385399 Telford DCD Group (developmental coordination difficulty), tel 01952 457176 Telford Dyslexia Academy (age 6 - 16), TCAT, tel 07800 754251 The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant, Telford, tel 01952 321884

Family Planning Association, tel 0845 122 8690 GUM Clinic, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, tel 01952 222536 RISQ (Contraception & Advice), tel 01743 357291 SAFE (Sexual Advice for Everyone), tel 01743 283382 Sexwise - Contraception Helpline 7pm12pm daily, tel 0800 282930

Children with Disabilities A4U Disability Advice Centre, Guildhall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 256218 Cystic Fibrosis Trust Shropshire Group, tel 07941 207562 Disabled Children’s Team, Shropshire, tel 01743 250225 Disabled Children’s Team, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 567373 Epilepsy Action, tel 0808 800 5050 Families First Support Group, Telford, tel 01952 222354 Information Officer Children’s Specialist Services, Telford, tel 01952 567364 National Deaf Children’s Society, tel 0808 800 8880 Opportunity Pre-school (fully inclusive), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 247600 Scope - Advice on Living with Disability, tel 0808 800 3333 Sensory Inclusion Service, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 385269 Shropshire “All In” Short Breaks, tel 01743 250225

Exercise classes designed specifically with expectant and new mums in mind! In Your Area Now! Come and try a class for FREE! Contact Michelle on 07921 781694 or Email michelle

Antenatal 4D Babyface (Antenatal Scanning), Newport, tel 01952 813655 Antenatal and Hypnobirthing Classes, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 861235

Baby Vision - 4D Ultrasound Scanning, tel 01743 709064 Birth Rocks (Antenatal Education Classes), Shropshire, tel 07800 648722 Hypnobirthing & Hypnotherapy at Rural Space, Pimhill, tel 01939 291988 Lazy Daisy Antenatal Classes, tel 07450 309422 Maternity Services, Telford, tel 01952 254722 Mumba Time - birth preparation with mentor, 121 or group, tel 01743 356315 National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Helpline, tel 0300 330 0700 National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Shrewsbury Branch, tel 0844 243 6261 National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Telford & Wrekin Branch, tel 0844 243 6295 Parentcraft & Antenatal Classes, Shrops Independent Midwives, tel 07854 556717 Preparation for Parenthood (appt only) , Royal Shrews Hosp., tel 01743 261000 Wrekin Maternity Unit, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, tel 01952 641222

Maternity Wear Stick Babies - Maternity Clothes & Gifts, tel 01952 289092

“B.A.C. to Normality” Independent Midwife & Acupuncturist (Birth After Caesarian) Independent Midwife

Amanda Garside

BSc(Hons), RM,Lic.Ac Tel:

Drop-in clinics held locally - free 01939 272881 to all to talk to a 07854 556717 midwife and discuss your birth choices. Positive Birth group. Western Medical Birth Choices Acupuncture can help with group. Private a range of chronic longappointments. term medical conditions Debrief your birth especially complaints

(with or without notes) such as lower back pain, Pre/Pregnancy & Birth shoulder pain and joint pain. related Acupuncture Ask for details of available Treatments (with maternity treatments & traiffs. notes)

Midwives and Doulas Blooming Miracle Doula Services, Shrewsbury, tel 07450 309422 Mama-Doula: personal support before, during & after birth, tel 07773 554297 Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Midwife-led Unit, tel 01743 261216 Shropshire Antenatal, tel 01743 861235 Shropshire Independent Midwives (BAC to Normality), tel 07854 556717 Tranquil Doula Services, tel 07507 594500

Antenatal and Postnatal Exercise 121 & Group Outdoor Postnatal Exercise, Telford, tel 07873 287686 Body Control Pilates & Yoga, Shrewsbury & Area, tel 01939 270804 Ultimate Mums Fitness Class, Shrewsbury, tel 07766 525679 In Good Hands Massage, Shrewsbury, tel 07878 360882 Janet Evans, Antenatal, Postnatal & Baby Yoga, Telford, tel 01952 245983 Mummy Movers, Telford, tel 07921 781694

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Babies Mummyfit @ the Shrewsbury Club, Shrewbury, tel 07772 296506 Mums in Motion, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 217442 Pre- & Post-natal Pilates & Yoga at Rural Space, Pimhill, tel 01939 291988 Pre- & Post-natal Yoga, Radbrook Community Centre, Shrews., tel 07914 585313 Yoga Me - Mummy & Baby Yoga Classes, Newport, tel 07989 514317

Babies Aquatots Parent & Baby/Toddler Sessions, Quarry, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 257870

Family Grapevine Baby Sensory, Shrewsbury & Oswestry, tel 07917 794045 Baby Sensory, Telford, tel 07972 105966 Baby Sign Classes. Talk with your Baby, tel 07817 743481 Baschurch Bumps & Babes, Baschurch Village Hall, tel 01691 656513 BEST - Breastfeeding Encouragement & Support Team, Telford, tel 07890 631076 Bouncy Babies, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 683700 Breastfeeding Helpline, Shropshire, tel 07810 816233 Breastfeeding Support Group (wed pm), Wem Children’s Centre, tel 01691 656513

Award-winning baby development classes for babies from birth to 13 months! Classes held: Mondays - Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Shrewsbury Tuesdays - The Venue, Park Hall, Oswestry Light shows Baby signing Music and dance Songs and rhymes Baby whispering

Brain games Bonding and massage Puppet shows Lots of ideas to try at home

FIRST CLASS FREE! Contact Helen on Tel: 07917 794045 E-mail:

Water Babies offers fun, innovative classes taught by world class instructors. Giving your baby water confidence is the most important way you can help prepare them to enjoy swimming and be safe in the water for life. Teaching water confidence and safety techniques from birth, the specialist Water Babies programme is designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water. With progressive training, babies can be taught life saving skills such as turning onto their backs or, following a sudden submersion, swimming to the nearest solid object. And it’s so important that they do. Within the last three years, ten of our children saved themselves from drowning – despite five of them being only two. Swimming from birth is excellent for babies’ development, providing a complete physical workout which in turn aids the development of the brain. What’s more, regular swimming can enhance their awareness and improve eating and sleeping patterns – a definite bonus! With a clear emphasis on having fun, lessons are generally very sociable occasions – and excellent for strengthening the bond between the two of you. And as the weeks go by, you’ll love the thrill of seeing your children progress with the help of our professional instructors. Heidi has been running Water Babies across Shropshire and the Black Country since 2009 and more recently Mid Wales and now teaches over 800 babies and toddlers across the region every week. For more information call 01694 731407 or visit

Bump 2 Baby & Beyond (teenage mums), Old Park Sch, Telford, tel 07976 100456 Bumps & Babes, Broseley Methodist Church, tel 01694 723465 Bumps & Babies (0-18mts) (termtime) Newport Childrens Cent, tel 01952 825059 Bumps & Babies, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 385465 Bumps & Babies, Sutton Hill Children’s Centre, Telford, tel 01952 385465 Bumps & Babies, Windmill Children’s Centre, Brookside, tel 01952 385465 Bumps to Babes (Surestart), various

venues, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Jungleland Breastfeeding Support, Telford, tel 01952 387183 La Leche League (Breast-feeding Support) Helpline, tel 0845 120 2918 Little Ducklings by Duck ‘n’ Dive (from 6 mts), Telford, tel 07816 488896 Making Waves Baby Swimming, Shrewsbury & Shawbury, tel 07932 504017 National Breastfeeding Helpline (NHS), tel 0300 100 0212 NCT Swimming (age 0-5), Quarry, Shrewsbury, tel 0844 243 6261 Classes in Shrewsbury & Shawbury


Breastfeeding Encouragement Support Team for Telford and Wrekin Phone 07890631076 for mum to mum support

Babies use all kinds of gestures as a natural part of learning to talk. Encouraging your baby with extra signs like “milk”, “more”, “change nappy” or “tired” will help your baby communicate. Baby signing with Sing and Sign is easy because we make it fun to learn! For further information or if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in

touch with me on 07875 632526 or at, or visit the Sing and Sign website www. shrewsbury

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Babies (cont.) & Childminders Lotties Clothes Shop, Apley Farm Shop, tel 01952 825825 Marmalade & Mash - Childrenswear for age 2 - 9 yrs, tel 07850 897304 Mary’s Tots & Teens, Newport, tel 01952 400476 Pied Piper, Milk Street, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365700 Risdon’s Children’s Hairdressing, Shrewsbury Market Hall, tel 07757 245555 Sew Adorable, handmade items for babies & toddlers, tel 07966 803054 Simply Jays Knitwear, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 354497 The ABC Kids Company, Wellington Indoor Market, tel 07790 790422 Tiny Squeak Baby Footwear, tel 01743 791586 Toggs and Cloggs (Startright Shoeshop), Newport, tel 01952 811180 Twinkle Twinkle, Dogpole, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 343488

Baby Equipment Boutique Babies, Telford, tel 01952 400029 County Sleep Shop, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351611 Simply Baby, Battlefield Enterprise Park., Shrewsbury, tel 01743 453942

Babysitting Sitters, The Babysitting Service, tel 08447 367367


Newport Breastfeeding Support group, The Hub, tel 01952 825059 Pandas Helpline (post-natal depression), tel 0843 289 8401 Register your Baby’s Birth, Shropshire, tel 0345 678 9016 Register Your Baby’s Birth, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 382444 Shrewsbury Sling Meet & Sling Library, Oxon Church Hall, tel 07976 709164 Sing and Sign, Shrewsbury and Shawbury, tel 07875 632526 Starfish swimming lessons for <6 month olds, Much Wenlock LC, tel 01952 727629 Sure Start Bumps to Babies, Salvation Army Hall, Oakengates, tel 01952 620263 TAMBA Twinline, tel 0800 138 0509 Tiny Hands Play, Coalport, tel 07933 750985 Waterbabies - teach your baby to swim, Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 01694 731407

Baby Massage Baby Massage Classes and Reflexology, tel 07515 834278 Baby Reflex by Reflexology 4 Me, Newport, tel 07709 119880 Baby Reflex, Shrewsbury, tel 07870 419385 Bumble Bee Infant Baby Massage, Shropshire, tel 07983 616124 Tiddlytots Baby Massage, tel 07960 296503


Nappies Lollipop Nappies - Shrewsbury & Oswestry, tel 07974 152022 Nappies and More, tel 07967 474341 Newport Real Nappies, tel 07950 602880 Try real nappies, upto  £40 cashback avail., T&W Council Only, tel 01952 384223

Baby and Childrenswear All Time Dude - clothes & accessories for teenage boys, tel 07973 736977 Baba Boutique, Telford, tel 01952 617603 Captain Tortue French Designer Clothes for Kids age 0-14yrs, tel 07941 724649 Crazy Toes, Footwear for the whole family, Shropshire, tel 08446 935393 Elfin (Hand-made) Shoes, The Parade, Shrewsbury, tel 01939 289163 Funky Baby, Telford, tel 05603 686595 Funky Feet Fashions Ltd, tel 01743 762316

Acorns Childcare, Preston-upon-theWeald-Moors, tel 01952 608438 Amanda Atkins, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 223480 Amanda Dowley, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 247708 Amanda Edmonds, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 608245 Amanda Sandiford, Edgmond, Newport, tel 01952 811818 Amy Adkins, Wellington, Telford, tel 07974 419034

Amy Forster, Telford, tel 07815 576026 Angela Bramall, Mount Pleasant, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 249202 Angela Poulter, Telford, tel 07816 431935 Angie Vann, Lilleshall, Telford, tel 01952 606008 Ann Marie Craik, Telford, tel 01952 630037 Ann Marie Stokes, Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 406106 Anne Evans, tel 01952 750347 Anne-Marie Hellowell, Holmer Lake, Telford, tel 01952 408342

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1967 Assist Child Care Services, Telford, Broseley, Much Wenlock, tel 07969 802258 Barbara & Alan Eames, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364268 Barbara Hale, Wellington, Telford, tel 07790 618860 Beatrice White, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 614108 Benita Free, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 299181 Carla Carthy, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 471644 Carol Adamson, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 366322 Carol Ford, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 292892 Carol Forsyth, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 352206 Carole Johnson, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, tel 07954 307262 Caroline Holloway, Minsterley, tel 01743 792967 Catherine Davies, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 610782 Catherine Orrell, Montford Bridge, tel 01743 851003 Cathie Ackroyd, Wem, tel 01939 550198 Cat’s Kids & Tots, Shifnal, tel 01952 463216 Charlotte Williams, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365619 Christine Williams, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 591848 Cindy Hayden, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 406736 Claire Delamere, Muxton, Telford, tel 07782 114770 Claire Kelly, Muxton, Telford, tel 01952 277773 Clare Yemm, Longden, Shrewsbury, tel 07716 220844 Dawn & Kelly, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232285 Dawn Coley, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728113 Dawn Fewtrell & Vivienne Prior, Mount Pleasant, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232198 Debbie Gwilliam, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 416805 Deborah Hanmer, Wem, tel 01939 234378 Deborah Yates, Ketley, Telford, tel 01952 274604 Donna Downes, Wem, tel 01939 232316

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Childminders (cont.) Doretta Evans, Stirchley, Telford, tel 07933 735293 Emma Harper, Ditherington, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 352527 Emma Sterling (Nippers Childcare), Horsehay, Telford, tel 01952 502115 Faith O’Neil, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 216886 Fiona Egerton & Adele Styles, Shelton, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 245877 Gillian Aldridge, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 670561 Glenda Wesley, Ford, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 850123 Happy Poppins Childcare, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 247322 Heather Grice, St Georges, Telford, tel 01952 403932 Helen Hornby, Baschurch, tel 01939 261311 Helen Shakespeare, Apley, Telford, tel 01952 249686 Helen Woodhouse, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 404468 Hetty Attia, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 07507 850581 Imaginations, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 248469 Isobel Quinn, Ford, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01743 885107 Jackie Collier, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 677552 Jacqueline Bateman, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357989 Jane Maddox, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 872509 Jane Shelton, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 600462 Janet Dawson, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 240441 Janet Glew, Newport, tel 01952 814242 Janet Payne, Hanwood, nr Shrewsbury, tel 01743 861991 Janet Smith, Clive, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01939 220589 Jayne Griffiths, Shelton, Shrewsbury, tel 07908 623545 Jemma Morrissey, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 279634 Jennifer Good, Clive, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01939 220575 Jenny Jones, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 358269 Joanna Edwards-Jones, Arleston, Telford, tel 01952 289013 Joanne & Mick Winch, Stirchley, Telford, tel 01952 276270 Joanne Dauncey, Arleston, Telford, tel 07814 736855 Jodie Braddock-Bould, Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 354815 Josephine Driscoll, Bomere Heath, tel 01939 290051 Joy Roden, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 417520 Judith Bishop, Telford, tel 01952 812568 Julia Dilks, Aqueduct, Telford, tel 01952 594882 Julie Evans, Castlefields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 344481 Karen & David Rooney, Ruyton-IX-Towns, tel 01939 260428

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Offering pre-school cookery from ages 2½ - 5 years for children to get “creative” with an opportunity for parents/carers to relax and have tea/coffee and a slice. Sessions available Wednesday / Thursday / Friday £4.50 per session Holiday 2 hour cookery courses for Tu 4 - 8 & 8 - 12 year olds. es da Cookery Parties also available. y af Call for more details. P ter

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Katie’s Kitchen

Katie Wellington is a modern day “mumpreneur” juggling life as a busy working mother of three with a hugely successful career. With more than 10 years’ experience under her apron, Katie launched Katie’s Kids Kitchen in October 2011 providing cookery sessions for pre-school children as well as a range of themed parties for youngsters. Katie said: “Cooking with my own children is something I really enjoy and it’s been fantastic to turn a hobby and pastime into a successful business. I realised there was a niche in the market for activities for pre-school children where they could discover the joy of baking while giving parents a well-earned couple of hours off.” Katie started off in Shrewsbury Market Hall two years ago and in December 2012 moved to bigger premises in St Julian’s Friars. Katie’s Kids Kitchen provides parents a chance to relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake while their children create culinary masterpieces in a safe environment. Katie believes that the kitchen is the heart of our homes and added: “I am a mother to three boys whose healthy ap0petites and desire for cooking and creating in the kitchen, were the inspiration behind my business. I love to share my skills and cookery knowledge with pre-schoolers right through to young adults. Teaching them how to bake, about where our food comes from and the basics of cookery in a fun and exciting way. We even get to eat the fantastic results! Parents can relax in the knowledge that all of the washing up will be in my kitchen and not theirs!” "Cooking with teenage students inspired me to launch secondary skills cooking classes. I have also had the pleasure of working with children with additional needs within the kitchen; this is a perfect environment as the kitchen has full wheelchair access and plenty of space.” To find out more about classes please visit

Karen & Ian Roberts, Sambrook, Newport, tel 01952 550681 Kate Satoor, Ford, Shrewsbury, tel 07974 863153 Kathleen Peattie, Newport, tel 07740 304345 Kathryn Jenks, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 200535 Katie Beech, Muxton, Telford, tel 01952 677473 Katie Lewis, Redwood Park, Shrewsbury, tel 07583 011660 Katrina Carr, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 405684 Kelly Hooper, Shifnal, tel 07971 518408 Kim Groves, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351260 Kim Jones, Dawley Bank, Telford, tel 07972 607120 Kym Crippin, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874973 Laura Doran, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 289402 Laura Walton, Newdale, Telford, tel 07538 529550 Leanne Jones, Sutton Hill, Telford, tel 01952 588234

Linda Lambert, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 596583 Lindsay Anson, Broseley, tel 07527 593830 Lisa Turner, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 443130 Lisa Williams, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 200913 Liz Morris, Longden Common, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718369 Lorna Durkan, Mount Pleasant, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 270333 Lorna Smith, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, tel 07817 912741 Lorraine Philbin, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 231390 Louise Hayward, Westbury, tel 01743 891271 Louise Pinchin, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 246289 Louise Robinson, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 343896 Lyndsey Lenton, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 274577 Lynn Charman, Telford, tel 01952 608284 Lynn Downing, Oakengates,Telford, tel 01952 270121 Lynn McCarthy, Wrockwardine Wood, Telford, tel 01952412231

Ginger Lanterns 350g plain flour 1-2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g butter or margarine 175g soft light brown sugar 1 egg Secret ingredient .... “4 tablespoons golden syrup... shhhhh don’t tell the grown ups “ Coloured boiled sweets Royal icing Makes 2-3 lanterns

Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.

Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.

Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut out 4 Squares for each lantern. On each of the squares cut out a star shape at different heights.

Smash boiled sweets into small pieces in a bowl Add a coloured sweets into each star shape before cooking.

Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays (spaced out, as they will spread) for 10 to 15 mins until golden brown.

Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cook. Once cooled, make royal icing to a thick paste and use as a glue to stick All four sides of lantern together.

When finished use a small battery tea light to place inside and enjoy the smell and colour for Christmas x Thanks for this lovely recipe Katie! x

Mary Small, St Georges, Telford, tel 01952 279048 Mavis Coffie, Telford, tel 07904 211976 Melanie Williams/Rebecca Williamson, Mt. Pleasant,Shrewsbury, tel 01743 246544 Monkey Doodles Childcare, Minsterley, tel 01743 791921 Natasha Hopkins, Telford, tel 01952 275273 Nic & Tim Childminding, Tibberton, Newport, tel 01952 550964 Nicola Passant, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 07866 943257 Nicola Williams, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 260308 Nicola Youle, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 240068 Ofsted Childcare Register, tel 08456 404045 Patricia Cope, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 587321 Paula Jacob, Shifnal, tel 07504 443581 Paula Thrift, Hadley, Telford, tel 07799 627388 Pauline Farmer, Dorrington, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718106 Penny Hill, Dorrington, tel 01743 718038

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Wellington Under Ones Club, Wellington Medical Practice, tel 01952 643184 Rachael Johnston, Sundorne, Shrewsbury, tel 07973 664810 Rachel Barnett, Dothill, Telford, tel 01952 246460 Rachel Marie Conroy, The Rock, Telford, tel 01952 276406 Rainbow Room, Baschurch, tel 01939 261793 Rebecca Everson, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 414751 Rebecca Jones, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 07732 083341 Sara Laynes-Felkin, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 241472 Sarah Blackie, St Georges, Telford, tel 01952 620344 Sarah Dilnot, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 201440 Sharon Attwood, Hollinswood, Telford, tel 01952 400922 Sharon Barrett, Ketley, Telford, tel 01952 612692 Sharon Briscoe, Bratton, Telford, tel 07935 465561 Sharon Cresswell, Telford, tel 01952 282215 Sharon Phillips, Apley, Telford, tel 01952 249694 Sharon Smith, Shawbirch, Telford, tel 01952 408046 Sharon Wright, Shawbirch, Telford, tel 01952 375381 Sheenagh Unwin, Randlay, Telford, tel 01952 660237 Sheila Field, Baschurch, tel 01939 260081 Sherree Busby, Wellington, Telford, tel 07854 164931 Shropshire Childminding Network, tel 01743 254400 Sophie Elcocks, Little Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 375232 Stacey Stokes, St Georges, Telford, tel 01952 618030 Su Wigley, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 07779 973319 Susan Dudley, Telford, tel 01952 292103


Susan Fulgoni, Sundorne, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 463770 Susan Ganderton, Shawbirch, Telford, tel 01952 245422 Tanya Atkins, Madeley, Telford, tel 07899 923174 Telford & Wrekin Childminding Association, tel 01952 605108 Tickly Feet Childminding, Hadley, Telford, tel 07860 466257 Tina Jones, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 355556 Tracey Morgan, Wem, tel 07859 199220 Tracey Parton, Red Lake, Telford, tel 01952 617554 Tracy Wilshaw, Telford, tel 01952 204477 Valerie Cook, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 340625 Vicki Manterfield, Shelton, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235115 Wem Childminders’ Group, Wem Children’s Centre, tel 01691 656513 Wendy Latimer, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 272233 Yvette Mears, Coalbrookdale, Telford, tel 01952 433372 Yvonne Ingham, Wem, tel 01939 232968

Nannies and Au Pairs Daily Nanny & Mother’s Help, tel 01743 245159 Elephant Recruitment Ltd, Shropshire, tel 07790 566410 Local Nanny, Shrewsbury, tel 07970 348603

Under Ones Clubs Donnington Minis, Donnington Childrens Centre, Telford, tel 01952 616284 Hadley & Shawbirch Under Ones Club, Telford, tel 01952 248262 MMM & Co Mum’s Club, Shrewsbury Coffeehouse, tel 01743 356315 Telford Bumps & Babes (NCT), Muxton, tel 07983 976950 Under Ones’ Group (wed pm), Wem Children’s Centre, tel 01691 656513

Toddlers Monday am Beckbury Acorns Toddler Group, Shifnal, tel 01952 750755 Bicton Toddler Group, Bicton Village Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 07599 964324 Bomere Heath Baby & Toddler Group, tel 01939 291178 Broseley Family Drop-in, Methodist Church, Broseley, tel 01694 723465 Childminders Group, Windmill Children’s Centre, Brookside, tel 01952 385465 Copthorne Toddler Group, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, tel 07549 152134 Family Fun, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 683700 Family Stay and Play, Wem Children’s Centre, tel 01691 656513 Ketley Methodist Toddlers, Telford, tel 01952 605896 Stay & Play, Grange Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay & Play, Meole Brace Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay & Play, Poppies, Wilfred Owen Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay & Play, Sunflower House Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400

Toddlers Monday pm Leegomery Under 5s Family Sessions, Telford, tel 01952 260303 Playing Together, St Georges Pri. Sch., Telford, tel 01952 387183 Stay & Play, Forton Nursery, Parish Hall, Forton, nr Newport, tel 07972 119027 Stay & Play, St Georges Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 387750 Trinity Tots, Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362399

Toddlers Tuesday am ABC Coffee Club, St Giles Church Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 246639 Barney Tots, Barnabas Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364101 Bumps & Babes, Shifnal Primary School, tel 01694 723465

Childminders Group, Brookside Comm. Centre, Telford, tel 01952 385465 Claremont Little Fishes, The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232331 Hadnall Toddlers, Village Hall, Hadnall, near Shrewsbury, tel 07740 996521 Holy Trinity Church Toddler Group, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 241195 Jolly Tots, Leegomery Methodist Church, Telford, tel 07703 302751 Little Angels, The Salvation Army, Oakengates, Telford, tel 01952 620263 Little Dragons, St Georges Church, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 368225 Much Wenlock Toddlers, Priory Hall, MW, tel 01694 723465 Ness Kids, Nesscliffe Village Hall, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 261234 Parent, Baby & Toddler Group, Rocco’s, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 443464 Playing Together, Donnington Children’s Centre, Telford, tel 01952 387183 Playing Together, Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, Telford, tel 01952 201690 Playtime, Early Learning Centre, Pride Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 242107 Pontesbury Little Dragons, St George’s Church, tel 01694 723465 Puddleducks Family Drop In, Broseley, tel 01952 884420 RAF Shawbury Toddlers, tel 01939 250351x7282 Randlay Rascals, Randlay Comm. Centre, Telford, tel 07851 782005 Shifnal Family Drop-in, Shifnal Primary School, tel 01694 723465 Shrewsbury URC Toddler Group, by English Bridge, tel 01743 368932 St Leonards Church Parent & Toddler Group, Malinslee,Telford, tel 01952 630240 Stay & Play, Honeysuckle Lodge,Martin Wilson Sch, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay ‘n’ Play, Dawley Christian Centre, Telford, tel 01952 505108 Telford Twins Triplets or More, Hadley Learning Community, tel 07749 293559

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Wem Methodist Parents & Toddler Group, Methodist Church, Wem, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01691â&#x20AC;Ż656513 Worthen Toddlers, Worthen Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Wrockwardine Wood Toddler Group, Trench, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż605153 Young Parents Group, Mereside Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400

Toddlers Tuesday pm Little Bobbins, Donnington, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż616284 Little Owls Family Group, Dark Lane, Broseley, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż882232 Mini Drop In, Pontesbury Medical Centre, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Sunflower Nursery Family Play Session, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż457250

Toddlers Wednesday am Active Tots, Ditherington Comm. Centre, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01948â&#x20AC;Ż841466 All Saints Toddler Group, Wellington, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż402943 Baby & Family Group, Sutton Hill Youth Centre, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż385465 Bumps & Babes, Pontesbury Medical Practice, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Clive Toddlers, Clive Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01691â&#x20AC;Ż656513 Free Family Drop-in, Ladybird Day Nursery, Shrewsbury Club, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07534â&#x20AC;Ż528916 Happitots, Riversway Elim Church, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż463970 Ketley Methodist Toddlers, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż605896 Little Angels, The Salvation Army, Oakengates, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż620263 Little Fishes, St Andrews Church, Shifnal, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż463694 Loppington Toddler Group, Loppington Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01939â&#x20AC;Ż234107 North Telford Childmindersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Group, Donnington Wood, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż605108 Pontesbury Tots & Co., Congregational Church Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Shawbury Mums & Tots, Shawbury Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07534â&#x20AC;Ż164068 St Andrews Pre-school Stay & Play, Nesscliffe, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07807â&#x20AC;Ż112374 Sunbeams, Church of the Holy Spirit, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż362883 Sure Start Family Drop In, St Andrews School, Shifnal, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465

Teenie Preenies, Chuch Preen Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07776â&#x20AC;Ż358523 Toddle In, St Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Hall, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż232723 Twiglets, Greenfields United Church, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07581â&#x20AC;Ż794145 Wellington Methodist Parent & Toddler Group, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż249867

Toddlers Wednesday pm Captain Webb Toddler Group @ Captain Webb School, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż630508 Childminders Group, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż683700 Dorrington Nursery Toddler Group, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07866â&#x20AC;Ż893139 Multiples Matter Twins Group, Sunflower House, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400 Playing Together, Salvation Army Hall, Oakengates, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż620263 Stay & Play, Grange Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400 Stay & Play, Meole Brace Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400 Stay & Play, Mereside Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400 Stay & Play, Woodfield Inf Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400

Toddlers Thursday am All Saints Toddler Group, Wellington, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż402943 Baschurch Stay & Play, Baschurch Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01691â&#x20AC;Ż656513 Bumps & Babes, National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż0844â&#x20AC;Ż243â&#x20AC;Ż6261 Condover Toddler Group, Village Hall, Condover, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż872631 Emmanuel Church Toddler Group, Harlescott, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż350907 Family Stay and Play, Wem Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01691â&#x20AC;Ż656513 First Steps, Radbrook Comm. Centre, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż362399 Little Owls Family Group, Dark Lane, Broseley, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż882232 Oxon Parent & Toddler Group, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż363405 Randlay Rascals, Randlay Comm. Centre, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07851â&#x20AC;Ż782005 Seedlings Mums & Tots, Crowmoor Baptist Church, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż232331 Shifnal Parent & Toddler Family Drop-in, Shifnal Youth Club, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Davina and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a local mum of two young boys. One of my biggest regrets is not being fluent in another language. I looked for language classes for my eldest son and struggled to find anything in the area. When visiting my childhood friend in the North East she suggested I came along to the French class that her two children go to. I went along with Lucas then 20 months old and we had a great time. Children as young as 18 months were clearly understanding and following instructions in French. The slightly older children were singing songs as well as speaking in French. To cut a long story short I loved the classes and now run them locally in Shrewsbury and Telford. I have fluent French and Spanish speakers who take the classes for me. They all love working with children and I am really enjoying taking both my children to weekly classes in both languages. It makes me so proud to hear Lucas speaking French and Spanish and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to my baby being able to do so when heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little older. Lingotot teaches languages though immersion in a second language through singing, games and stories. Children pick up the language like little sponges and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realise they are learning as they are having so much fun. We run classes for parents/carers and their children as well as sessions in nursery and primary schools. Get in touch to see how much fun learning a language can be.

Stay & Play, Buttercup Lodge, Sundorne Pri Sch, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400 Story Tots (Christian stories, music, games), Bomere Heath, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01939â&#x20AC;Ż290034 Surestart Family Drop-in, Hazleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm, Shawbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01939â&#x20AC;Ż250234 Telford Toddler Toddles with Telford Outdoor Meetup, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07866â&#x20AC;Ż426870 Toddler Time, Greenacres Pri. Sch., Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż464570

Toddlers Thursday pm Childminders Drop-in, Baschurch Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01691â&#x20AC;Ż656513 Family Drop-in, Sutton Hill Comm. Centre, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż385465 Leegomery Under 5s Family Sessions, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż260303 Longford Toddlers, Newport, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż810280 Playing Together (0-5yrs), Newport Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż825059 Young Parents Group, Crowmoor Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400

Little Lambs, Wellspring Church, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż341365 Minsterley Family Drop In, Minsterley Parish Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Much Wenlock Family Drop-in, MW Primary School, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Oakengates United Church Toddler Group, Telford, telâ&#x20AC;Ż07788â&#x20AC;Ż678582 Playing Together, Windmill Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre, Brookside, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż385465 Puddles & Co Childminding Group, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż364268 Stay & Play, Buttercup Lodge, Sundorne Pri Sch, Shrewsbury, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż452400

Toddlers Friday am Bumps & Babes, St Andrews School, Shifnal, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465 Coalbrookdale Toddler Group (fortnightly), telâ&#x20AC;Ż01952â&#x20AC;Ż433248 Ford Baby & Toddler Group, Ford Village Hall, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01743â&#x20AC;Ż851335 Ladybird Tots & Toddlers, Methodist Church, Shifnal, telâ&#x20AC;Ż01694â&#x20AC;Ż723465

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Toddler Activities (cont.)

Millie Meerkat’s Playbarn & Animal Encounter

Come & Meet Millie Meerkat And Her Friends!! Tel: 01746 767907 Unit 5, Livestock and Auction Centre, Tasley, Bridgnorth, WV16 4QR

Park Wrekin College Gymnastic Club was founded in the 1970s at Park Junior School in Wellington and is the most successful competitive gymnastics club in the West Midlands. It is completely committed to enabling every member the opportunity to enjoy gymnastics at whatever level they aspire to. The pre-school section of the Club has been running for over 25 years and is run by qualified pre-school coaches, who have many years of coaching experience. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. Through a wide variety of activities, very simple dance, gymnastics, games and athletics skills are developed in a safe and progressive manner. Foundation stage skills of listening, sharing and co-operation are also fundamental to the programme and pre-school literacy and numeracy skills are integrated into each session through story, music and games.

Safe Indoor Environment to Play Unlimited Play from 10 am - 6 pm 7 days a week Parent & Toddler Time Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm After-school Meal Deal £5.00 for Tea & Play Birthday Parties catered for with hot or cold food Woodhouse Lane, Off Salisbury Lane, Priorslee, Telford, TF2 9UR (by Lakeside Garden Centre) Tel: 01952 200078 Email:

Telford • Newport • Shrewsbury • Bridgnorth

Stay & Play, Crowmoor Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay & Play, Mereside Pri Sch Surestart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stay & Play, Richmond House,


Harlescott, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Stiperstones Family Drop In, Primary School, tel 01694 723465 Stiperstones Mothers & Toddlers, Schoolhouse Pre-school, tel 01743 792870

Westbury Toddlers, Westbury Village Hall, tel 01694 723465

Toddlers Friday pm High Ercall Babies & Toddlers, Church Road, High Ercall, tel 01952 770856

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Toddler Activities (cont.)

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For ages 18 months and upwards

Nanny Tricks Art My name is Claire Smith and I have designed and now run Nanny Tricks Art and Education Classes for children aged 18 months and up. These fun and imaginative classes have an engaging theme brought to life with creative art, stories, movement and ideas, which capture your child’s imagination and develop many new skills along the way. Each class has a beginning, middle and end with songs and sections that occur every week, encouraging your child to pick up the routine and begin to make accurate predictions about the class. The themes run over 3 weeks allowing time to absorb a concept fully and giving opportunity for your child’s memory skills to develop when asked to recall events from the previous week. Classes are held in Shifnal on a Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, Newport on a Tuesday morning and Monday afternoon and throughout Telford on Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Morning sessions are 10-10.45 and 11-11.45 Afternoon sessions are 1-1.45 and 2-2.45 After School session is 3.30-4.15 Autumn Term ends on 20th December. No classes half term week 28th October-1st Nov. Winter Term starts on 6th January 2014 and runs for 13 weeks until the week ending 11th April. No classes half term week of 17th to 21st February. Please contact on 07779 572543 me to ask anything about the classes and book a Free trial or visit my website

Playing Together, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 385465

Toddlers Saturday am Little Superstars, Donnington, Telford, tel 07518 496840

Quackers Play Barn (0 - 12), Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 200078 Rocco’s Play Centre, Lancaster Rd, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 466020

Telford Soft Play, Telford Ice Rink, tel 0845 155 9966 The Two Henry’s Playzone & I-zone, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 450940 Wacky Warehouse, Wrekin Retail Park,

Arleston, Telford, tel 01952 243741

Toy Libraries Family Connect Toy Library, Wellington Children’s Centre, tel 01952 388080

Tumble Tots As providers of Tumble Tots, Gymbabes & Gymbobs here in Shropshire we would like to share with you the benefits of attending classes in your area for children from six months to seven years of age. Since 1995 we have had the privilege of experiencing at first hand the fun, laughter, friendships, self confidence & self esteem that comes from seeing children growing in awareness & achieving their potential as they play, discover, enjoy & explore the colourful inviting Tumble Tots equipment. Encouraged by parent, grandparent or carer children grow in confidence and wellbeing as they master climbing, jumping, rolling, balancing & co-ordination skills. In Gymbabes (six months to walking) with help from parents, babies are encouraged to use all their senses gently and without pressure; playing, exploring, crawling and learning together in a happy relaxed atmosphere. In Tumble Tots (walking up to two years) toddlers can explore a wide variety of movement through free play. With help from their parents they make their first attempt at rolling, climbing, jumping and much more. In our two year old class children are using more challenging equipment still with the help of parents for a range of activities to further develop balance, coordination, climbing and agility skills. More challenging tasks without parental assistance in our three to school age class helps to give children the confidence for their future school years. In Gymbobs (from school age to seven years) the children are introduced to more demanding tasks and are introduced to games, teamwork and relays. Want to join the fun? For a free class contact Zeeta & John 01952 - 433391

Toddlers Other Groups Chatterbox Weds (promoting English speaking), HLC, Telford, tel 01952 387183 Lingotot Shrewsbury & Telford (French & Spanish) 0 - 8 yrs, tel 0845 680 8148 Mini Movers. Dance! Sing! Act! from age 2½, HLC, Telford, tel 07980 919430 Playbus (BOB - Big Orange Bus!), Shropshire-wide, tel 07763 227482 PSARAKIA Greek Language Playgroup, Shrewsbury, tel 01939 291404 Reading Events for Babies and Toddlers, Shropshire Libraries, tel 01743 255300 Rhyme Time, Story Time & Toddler Tales, Telford Libraries, tel 01952 382990 Tots on Ice, Telford Ice Rink, tel 0845 155 9966

Soft Play Areas Fuzzy Ed’s Fun House at The Grapes, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 343781 Jungleland, Trench Lock, Telford, tel 01952 252222 Pigg’s Playbarn at Apley Farm Shop, Norton, Shifnal, tel 01952 730345 Pirates Pit (utb Playpit), Halesfield, Telford, tel 01952 588808

Contact Zeeta & John 01952 433391 or email

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Daycare Nurseries

Free Toy Library, Woodlands School, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 386070 Harlescott and Monkmoor Toy Lending Libraries, Shrewsbury, tel 07739 420541 Newport Toy Library, Newport Cottage Care Centre, tel 01952 811935 Shropshire Community Play Store - borrow equip for ur group, tel 01743 255071 Time2Play Toy Library & Resource Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 254033 Toy Library, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 616284

Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Nursery Ages 2-5 We have close links with Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge School and children have access to a range of outside play areas

Creches Aqueduct Mobile Creche, tel 07968 291088 Childcare SOS, Telford, tel 01952 586499 Surestart Children’s Centre Services Creche, tel 01743 452400

For more info please contact

01952 433325

Tots and Toddlers Day Care Nursery

Children’s Centres

at Old Park Primary School & Childrens Centre, Malinslee, Telford

Shifnal, Broseley & Much Wenlock Children’s Centres, tel 01694 723465 Shropshire Council Sure Start Children’s Centres Shrewsbury, tel 01743 452400 Telford Children’s Centres, tel 01952 385385 Wem & Baschurch SureStart Children’s Centres, tel 01691 656513

We offer:• Free Nursery Education for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (subject to criteria) • Flexible 15 hrs can be taken over 3 - 5 days to suit your needs • Competitive fee structure • Qualified and experienced staff • Warm and caring environment for all children from birth to over 11 yrs old • Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs • State of the art new eco-friendly building and resources • Open 7.30 am to 6 pm Mon – Fri for 51 weeks a year

Toddlers Arts & Crafts Compost Kids & Kids Hairdressing, Shrewsbury Market Hall, tel 07531 824561 Kreative Kiddies, Jungleland, Telford, tel 07545 260588 Little Potters, The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 234970 Nanny Tricks Art, Art & Education Sessions (18 mts +), tel 07779 572543 Rural Art Workshops around Telford, tel 07881 200899 Splodger and Splatter (Creative/Messy Play Sessions), tel 01743 255071

Toddlers Music Baby Ballet, Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 07527 354388 Cheeky Little Monkeys Music (age 0-5), tel 07778 834315 Clatterbugs Music, Telford & Shrewsbury, tel 01952 261022 Diddidance, Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 07792 500981 Diva Tots, Edgmond Village Hall, tel 07794 513430 Jo Jingles Preschool Music (6 mths-5 yrs), Telford & Shifnal, tel 01902 570330 Mini Music, Castlefields Comm. Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01948 841466 Music Box, preschool music for age 9 mts-2 yrs, Telford, tel 01952 461340 Music Rainbow, Shrewsbury & surrounds, tel 07717 415646 Music Time, The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 234970 Music Tots, Wale Room, Bomere Heath, tel 01939 291178 Musical Movers (0-5 yrs), Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 616284 Musical Movers (0-5 yrs), Jubilee House, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 385465 Musical Steps, Telford & Newport, tel 07708 754216


Please telephone for a visit or a quote anytime on

01952 567967

Pyjama Drama Shrewsbury, tel 01691 898508 Pyjama Drama, Telford, tel 01746 708222 Rhythm Time, Music for Babies & Toddlers, tel 07789 867589 Tots Express, tel 01952 432388

Toddlers Gym and Fitness Gymbabes (6m - 1yr), Tumble Tots (1 - 5), Gymbobs (5 - 7), tel 01952 433391 Little Angels Toddler Yoga (age 10-36 months), Shropshire, tel 07800 648722 Little Kickers - pre-school Football, tel 07736 074596 New Elite Gymnastics, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357842 Park Wrekin Gym Tots (18 months - 4 years), tel 01743 761353 Puddle Ducks Early Years Swimming, tel 07429 892774 Telford Gym Club, Madeley, tel 07891 027152 Tiddlytots Yoga, Shropshire, tel 07960 296503 Tot-Tastics, Mini-gym & Active Play, tel 01743 255071 Yoga Stars (age 2½ - 7), Telford, tel 01952 246922

Daycare Nurseries Abacus Day Nursery, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 501149 Abacus Day Nursery, Ketley Bank, Telford, tel 01952 617295 Abacus Day Nursery, Newport, tel 01952 813652

ABC Day Nursery, Hadley Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 387190 ABC Day Nursery, Hollinswood, Telford, tel 01952 289168 ABC Day Nursery, Hoo Farm, near Telford, tel 01952 245257 ABC Day Nursery, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 01952 502572 Bluebell Day Nursery, Martin Wilson School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 233777 Bojangles Nursery, Walford College, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, tel 01939 260006 Busy Bees Nursery, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 201727 Busy Bees Telford Parkway, tel 0300 006 6774 Buttercup Day Nursery at SCAT, Shrewsbury, tel 07512 813484 Butterflies Day Nursery, Newport, tel 01952 813302 Central Park Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 292092 CHEC Mates Day Care, CHEC Centre, Madeley, tel 01952 586499 CHerubS Day Nursery, Castle House School, Newport, tel 01952 811035 Chipmunks Nursery, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 567101

Club 0 - 14 Childrensworld, Old Coleham, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 244915 Club 0 - 5 Ltd, Halesfield, Telford, tel 01952 586400 Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Nursery, tel 01952 433325 Crackerjacks Day Nursery, Hadnall School, tel 01939 210205 Daisy Chain @ Mytton Oak, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 243257 Daisy Chain @ Old Hall School, Telford, tel 01952 250035 Daisy Chain @ Sutton Farm, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 353534 Daisy Chain @ The Vineyard, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 246334 Earlyworld Nursery, Hadley Park, Telford, tel 01952 272700 Earlyworld Nursery, Oxon, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232500 Earlyworld Nursery, Stafford Park, Telford, tel 01952 292900 Farm Friends Day Nursery, Condover, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874277 Forton Nursery, Parish Hall, Forton, nr Newport, tel 07972 119027 Frankwell Tots to Twelves, New Street, Shrewsbury, tel 07974 738191 Hadley Under & Over 5s Nursery, Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 402026 Halesfield Day Nursery Centre, Telford, tel 01952 583848 Happy Days Nursery, Burlton, Shrewsbury, tel 01939 270470

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Nurseries & Pre-schools

Family Grapevine Tiddlywinks Nursery, Yeomanry Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 464113 Tortoise Nursery School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 254040 Tots & Toddlers Day Care, Old Park Primary CC, Telford, tel 01952 567967 Trench Tots Neighbourhood Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 270058 Twyford Tots Nursery, Belle Vue Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357083 Wem Playmates, Wem Business Park, tel 01939 233643 Wooden Tops, Park Lane Centre, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 583711

Offering Quality, Flexible, Professional Childcare at Affordable Prices • • • • • • • •

Ages from Birth to School Age After School and Holiday Club Open 7 am to 6 pm Funded Places for Three and Four Year Olds Two Year Old Funded Places Qualified Teacher and Early Years Professional Discount for NHS Vouchers Accepted

The former Mount Pleasant Medical Practice, Ditherington Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 4DQ Happy Faces Nursery at Adcote School (girls and boys), tel 01939 261615 Hazles Farm Day Nursery, Stanton upon Hine Heath, Shawbury, tel 01939 250234 Hillside House Nursery, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 872203 Honeybuns at Ercall Day Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 246002 Hopscotch Nursery, adj to Shifnal Infant School, tel 01952 463079 Kaleidoscope Nursery, St Andrews Primary School, Shifnal, tel 01952 463259 Kids 4 Us Nursery, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 270062 Kingfisher Nursery, Wenlock Rd, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 248157

Our World Neighbourhood Nursery, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 587788 Play Days Day Nursery, Newport, tel 01952 820012 Poppies Childcare at the Wilfred Owen School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 282367 Priory Lodge Day Care Centre, Priory Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 340042 Radbrook Day Nursery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 243067 Redhill Nursery, the Annexe, Redhill Pri Sch., Telford, tel 01952 387963 Rocco’s Nursery, Lancaster Rd, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 443464 Shawbury Squirrels Early Years, RAF Shawbury, tel 01939 250351x7282

Dorrington Nursery

Family-orientated Pre-school for 2-5’s Friendly and Quality, Links with Schools and Childminders

01694 751216 / 07866 893139

The Column Nursery, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 354779 The Mulberry Bush, Mount Pleasant, Shrewsbury, tel 07538 972730

Preschool Nurseries and Playgroups All Saints Pre-school, Dothill School, Wellington, tel 01952 567411 Apple Trees Nursery, Waters Upton Village Hall, tel 07713 155822 Aqueduct Little Learners Pre-school, Telford, tel 07968 291088 Baschurch Pre-school, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 260643 Bears Den Playgroup, Venning Barracks, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 672506 Beckbury Acorns Nursery, Shifnal, tel 01952 750755

“Opening eyes, touching hearts, holding hands” Montessori Nursery Pre-School for children aged 2 – 5 years. Our broad Montessori curriculum fulfils the national requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage and prepares your child for ‘big’ school both socially and academically. Sessions include yoga, cookery, nature walks, gardening, music & movement, art & craft. • • • • •

Fully qualified and experienced staff Caring and stimulating environment Stimulating outside play area and access to surrounding fields and village play area Situated in the heart of Welshampton, easily accessible from surrounding villages Nursery Education Grant accepted for 3 and 4 year olds

Call Camilla Bruce for a prospectus or to arrange a visit Telephone: 01948 710123

Email: Caterpillars Montessori Pre-School, Stocks Lane, Welshampton, Ellesmere, SY12 0PG OFSTED Reg. No. EY460440

Caterpillars Montessori Pre-school

Ladybird Day Nursery, The Shrewsbury Club, Shrewsbury, tel 07534 528916 Little Acorns Montessori Nursery, Barrow 1618 Free School, tel 07986 878760 Little BODies, DSDC, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 672021 Little Dragons Childcare Centre, St Georges, Telford, tel 01952 567756 Little Owls Nursery, Dark Lane, Broseley, tel 01952 882232 Little Pixies Nursery, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 741554 Little Unicorns Nursery, Shifnal, tel 01952 730515 Noah’s Ark Nursery, Granville Avenue, Newport, tel 01952 825066 Nunu Day Nursery, Shrewsbury Business Park, tel 01743 368998 Oakengates Nursery School & Children’s Centre, Telford, tel 01952 387910

Shrewsbury High School Nursery, Old Roman Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 494038 Smiley Faces Day Nursery, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 250438 Stables Day Care Nursery, Wem, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 232723 Stargazers Nursery, Sweetlake Business Village, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 248448 Stepping Stones Day Care Nursery at Captain Webb, Telford, tel 01952 386776 Strawberry Hill Day Nursery, Sutton Hill, Telford, tel 01952 583273 Sunflower House Nursery, Kendal Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 457250 Sure Starters 0-3 Nursery, Overdale, Telford, tel 01952 382195 Sure Starters Day Nursery (for age 3-5), Newdale, Telford, tel 01952 387720 The Ark Day Care Nursery, Pontesbury, tel 01743 791540

Shropshire parents are excited about a new alternative to the traditional nursery school. Caterpillars Preschool in Welshampton has been taken over by new management and the Montessori approach has been introduced. The school uses classical Montessori methods within the government approved national framework which includes being able to offer free childcare to children who have turned 3 years. Owner and Manager Camilla Bruce explains further, "We take a holistic approach to education. We use the Montessori method to create an environment which promotes independence, self-discipline and child-centred learning. We guide the children to follow their particular interests and curiosities, enabling them to achieve academic excellence without imposed pressure or external expectations. We also encourage each child to express their thoughts and feelings, and help them problem solve through their own critical thinking. We believe instilling these tools in early childhood will help them thrive throughout their lives." Being given the physical and emotional space of the Montessori environment in order to ‘find themselves’ and to develop a sense of value and self-worth, the child leaving the Montessori nursery for a larger Reception class is ideally positioned to form new friendships and relationships as well as demonstrate their independence and self-discipline. Camilla has ten years experience as manager of a Montessori setting and says “Time after time we have experienced Montessori children moving into their Reception class with an enthusiasm for learning as well as self-confidence.” She is keen to bring Montessori to Shropshire, having worked in London and Hertfordshire where Montessori is far more widespread. Caterpillars Montessori has a team of dedicated staff using the Montessori philosophy and working with each child as an individual. The learning environment is set up to embrace the surrounding natural environment and is guaranteed to allow each child to reach their full potential.

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Family Grapevine November 1 Community Games, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, 01743 708123 1 Toil & Trouble Fun Day, Mereside Community Centre, Shrewsbury, 01743 285163 2 Craft Stop Craft Fair, Belmont Hall, Wellington, Telford, 07804 241182 CRAFT STOP EVENTS presents

INDOOR ART, CRAFT & GIFT FAIRS Wellington - Belmont Hall Meeting Point House - Telford Jewellery, cards, art, bunting, cakes, toys, glass, bags, crochet, nappy cakes, hair accessories and more! Dates for the diary: Sat 2nd Nov - Wellington Sat 23rd Nov - Telford Sat 7th Dec - Wellington Sat 14th Dec - Telford Then 2014 from March every 1st Saturday of the month for Wellington and every 3rd Saturday of the month for Telford FREE ENTRY Doors open from 10 am Call or Email Rachael for more info or to book a table 07804 241182

Fireworks Extravaganza, 01948 841700

17 Children’s Nearly New Sale, Wattlesborough Village Hall

1 Christmas Craft Fair, Apley Farm Shop near Shifnal

3 Lawley Community Craft & Gift Fair, Telford 07988 796611

20 Mushroom Mosey & Munch at Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton, 01630 638696

1 Messy Church, Emmanuel Church, Shrewsbury, 01743 467556

23 - 24 Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre.

2 PODS Parent & Carer Group, Hadley Learning Community, Telford

3 Bonfire Night at Weston Park, 01952 852100 4 PODS Parent & Carer Group, Hadley Learning Community, Telford, 01952 271532 5 Ellesmere Bonfire Night, 01691 622981 7 Lotties Fashion Show, Apley Farm Shop, nr Shifnal, 01952 825825 9 Open Day at Shrewsbury School, 01743 280500 9 Grand Opening of Little Superstars, Sat am toddler group, Telford, 07518 496840

2 Westbury Fireworks Display, 01743 884411 2 Caterpillar Works Bonfire & Fireworks Display, Shrewsbury, 01743 212000 3 Hawkstone Bonfire and

23 Christmas Food & Drinks Fair at Apley Farm Shop near Shifnal 23 Craft Stop Craft Fair at Meeting Point House, Telford, 07804 241182 29 Ellesmere Winter Festival 29 Nov - 1 Dec Frost Fair at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury 29 Nov - 1 Dec Mereside School Christmas fair, Shrewsbury, 07504 960538

12 6th Form Info Evening at Shrewsbury High School, 01743 494038

29 Nov - 1 Dec Albrighton Christmas Extravaganza, 01902 372272

15 Children in Need - look out for events/ fundraisers near you! 16 - 17 “Gorgeous” Christmas Craft Fair, Enginuity, Ironbridge 01952 433424 16 Christmas Pottery Painting Weekend with Create-a-Plate, 07701 054136 16 Donnington Bonfire, Telford

Take off with this year’s panto at the Place, Oakengates! Fasten your seat belts and hold on tight as Aladdin’s magical flying carpet takes off from Alicante to arrive in Telford just in time for this year’s pantomime. On 2nd October Aladdin was officially launched at Hawkstone Park in their wondrous caves. It stars Asa Elliott in the title role. Asa is the rising star of award winning hit ITV comedy Benidorm. The cast also includes comedian Phil Butler as Wishee Washee, show director Ian Billings as Emperor Chop Suey, David Redgrave as the gruesome Abanazar, Barry North as Widow Twankey and Jade Chaston as Princess Jasmine. With colourful costumes, scenery from a fairytale book of eastern adventure, creative choreography and live music, audiences are guaranteed a pantomime of mystical, magical merriment to delight all ages. The show will run from December 12-January 5 and promises a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure with a good measure of spectacle, slapstick and song. Tickets are priced from £9 and there is also a special offer for TLC card holders - £10 only for the 5.30pm shows on December 14 and 15. You need a card per ticket booked and the offer is only available to those who book in person at the box office or by telephone. Book tickets by calling the box office on 01952 382382, in person at the theatre or the ice rink or online at Please note the TLC offer is not available online.

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23 Nov - 23 Dec Meet Father Christmas at Apley Farm Shop nr Shifnal, 01952 732345

9 Brookside Big Bang (bonfire & fireworks), Telford

2 Fireworks Night, Blists Hill, Ironbridge, 01952 433424


30 Nov - 1 Dec Santa Safari, Hawkstone Follies


5 Dec - 12 Jan Sleeping Beauty Panto at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, 01743 281281 7 Golden Bear Christmas Toy Sale, Hortonwood, Telford, 01952 608308 7 - 8 Santa Steam Special, Severn Valley Railway, 01299 403816 7 - 8 Christmas Extravaganza, Leaton Forest near Bomere Heath, 01939 290384 7 - 8 Victorian Christmas, Blists Hill, Ironbridge 7 - 8 Christmas at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury 7 - 8 Santa Safari, Hawkstone Follies 7 Much Wenlock Christmas Fair 7 Craft Stop Craft Fair, Belmont Hall, Wellington, Telford 12 Dec - 5 Jan Aladdin Panto at the Place, Oakengates, Telford

Theatre Severn’s Christmas Pantomime - Sleeping Beauty Following the success of last year’s smash hit, Jack and the Beanstalk, Theatre Severn are promising audiences another spectacular show with this year’s family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. The production opens on Thursday 5 December and runs until Sunday 12 January 2014. The pantomime is written by Telford-born Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution, the same creative team behind Jack and the Beanstalk, and the company have secured another glittering cast. Brad Fitt, recognised as one of the funniest Dames in the country, returns to direct and star in the show, after delighting audiences as Widow Twankey in Aladdin (2011) and Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk last year. Brad will be joined again by comedian Adam Moss who played Billy in Jack and the Beanstalk, and advised audiences that they should expect plenty of comedy and mayhem, “We have a real surprise in store. I don’t want to give the game away just yet but it involves us both in a comedy bathroom and, I kid you not, two tons of water.” Theatre Manager Peter Nicholson told us that pantomime is Shrewsbury continues to go from from strength to strength, “The positive feedback we receive from audiences is overwhelming and I would like to thank them for their support. We’re already looking forward to welcoming everybody to Sleeping Beauty. With lots of audience participation, lavish sets and stunning special effects (there’s even a fire-breathing dragon!), this promises to be our funniest and most magical pantomime yet.” Sleeping Beauty opens on Thusday 5 December and runs until Sunday 12 January. Tickets are available from the Box Office at Theatre Severn (01743 281281) or online at

Competition Time WIN a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to see Sleeping Beauty this Christmas season! Just answer this question correctly and email tina@ with your name, address and phone number (in case you win!) by 30 November to be in with a chance to win. Only one entry per person please. Good luck! In the tale of Sleeping Beauty, the princess is awoken by a kiss from… A) A Prince B) A Frog C) Nurse Nellie

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for your KIDS Family Grapevine A Roots to Inspiration Project

Circus Skills Club Juggling, Diabolo, Poi, Hula, YoYo’s and much more! * Also coming soon Skateboard Training

Ages: 9 - 15 year olds Monday AfterSchool Club 4.00 - 5.30 pm At: Sundorne Games Hall

Festive fun for children at Apley this Christmas

Welcome to our Free Taster Sessions: Mon 2nd and 9th December 2014 Club sessions start Monday 6th January Weekly Subscription £1.00 (Discount on annual membership) See our web page at: like us on or contact us for details:

01743 790139 / 07772 724760

PROJECT HOBBY HORSE Project Hobby Horse is a locally run project designed for 2013 – 2014. Run at a community level it is taking the time to look at Hobby provision in and around the Shrewsbury area. Through research, signposting and also providing a local club in Circus skills, Yo-Yo’s and eventually also introducing a safe skateboard programme call SK8 Safe. This project is an incentive of a local voluntary group called ‘Roots to Inspiration’ created in 2011 by Arts Access Association ‘for Shropshire and the Marches’. Roots to Inspiration was created with a duel purpose; to find a way of maintaining a circus and skill orientated club in the area to provide continuation from the Shrewsbury Street Theatre and circus Club, and also to look into ways of providing access to inspirational life experiences for local people and where possible support their provision. Roots to Inspiration is very grateful to its volunteers and supporters of this project : Shropshire Council, The National Lottery and Arts Access (

14 Made in Shropshire Arts & Craft Market, Shrewsbury Town Square 14 - 15 Santa Steam Special, Severn Valley Railway

14 - 15 Christmas Extravaganza, Leaton Forest near Bomere Heath 14 - 15 Victorian Christmas, Blists Hill, Ironbridge 14 - 15 Christmas Tile Decorating Workshop, Jackfield Tile Museum, Ironbridge, 01952 433424 14 - 15 Santa Safari, Hawkstone Follies 14 Craft Stop Craft Fair at Meeting

Point House, Telford

14 - 22 Edwardian Christmas at Sunnycroft, Wellington, Telford, 01952 242884

At Apley Farm Shop, there’s something for everyone at Christmas! Every year, Christmas gets more exciting and jam-packed with fun activities for everyone at Apley Farm Shop. This year, for the first time there’s a Bauble Barn in the Courtyard. Saturday 23 November sees the Christmas Food & Drinks Fair, culminating in Lady Hamilton of Dalzell switching on the Christmas lights in the Courtyard at 3pm, just as carol singers begin. For families, children can come and meet Father Christmas in Santa’s Grotto with a live Nativity scene in the Courtyard and The Creamery is already taking bookings for Christmas parties for up to 50 guests. Advent candles and calendars are sure to be amongst the local crafts on sale at the Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 1 December - a great place for finding locally handmade, unique & unusual presents. Breakfast with Santa was so popular last year, that this year there’s also a chance to have Afternoon Tea with Santa! (booking is essential) Encourage your children to write their letters to Santa and post them in the special red letterbox in Piglet’s Toy Shop. Santa leaves his replies to every letter in the Toy Shop ready for you to collect on your next visit. See website for full details of this year’s fun-filled programme of events for Christmas.

14 - 21 Christmas at Attingham Park, Shrewsbury

21 Christmas Market in the Square, Shrewsbury Town Centre

15 Christmas Carols on the Farm, Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton

23 Aladdin Panto at Lord Hill Hotel, Shrewsbury, 01743 232601

17 - 23 Santa Safari, Hawkstone Follies

24 Santa Steam Special, Severn Valley Railway

18 Carols in the Square, Shrewsbury Town Centre 21 - 22 Santa Steam Specials, Severn Valley Railway

January 6 PODS Parent & Carer Group, HLC, Telford

16 Relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty at Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (for those on autistic spectrum), 01902 573320

February 3 PODS Parent & Carer Group, HLC, Telford 14 Valentines Day

Whilst every effort has been made to provide accurate information, sometimes things do change.

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Bicton Heath Pre-school, Pensfold, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367641 Bicton Pre-school, Bicton School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 851309 Bomere Heath Sunshine Pre-school, tel 07743 197988 Brockton & District Pre-school, Shipton VH, Much Wenlock, tel 07817 134808 Brookside Community Pre-school, Telford, tel 07813 475127 Buildwas Pre-school Nursery (at Primary School), tel 01952 432135 Christ Church Pre-school Nursery, Bayston Hill, tel 07713 336102 Church Preen Pre-school, Kenley, nr Much Wenlock, tel 07776 358523 Clive CE Primary School Nursery, The Hill, Grinshill, tel 01939 220385 Condover Pre-school, tel 01743 873518 Crowmoor School Nursery, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235549 Dawley CE School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 386280 Donnington Wood Infant School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 386640 Dorrington Nursery, Church Road, Dorrington, tel 07866 893139 Edgmond Owls, near Newport, tel 01952 811692 Grange Park Primary School Nursery, Stirchley, Telford, tel 01952 387490 Grange Pre-school, Grange Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 07587 067706 Grange Primary School Nursery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 462984


Greenacres School Nursery, Rutland, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 464570 Greenfields School Nursery, Hemsworth Way, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236397 Hadnall Playgroup, Village Hall, Hadnall, near Shrewsbury, tel 07740 996521 High Ercall Pre-school, Church Road, High Ercall, tel 01952 770856 Hollinswood Primary School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 386920 Holy Trinity Church Playgroup, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 241195 Jack and Jill’s Pre-school Playgroup, Moreton, Newport, tel 07510 597517 John Randall Nursery, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 388390 Leegomery Under Fives Playgroup, Telford, tel 01952 260303 Lilleshall Pre-school Playgroup, tel 01952 604809 Little Bells Nursery, Belvidere Pri. Sch., Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365211 Little Chicks, Shawbirch Comm. Centre,Telford, tel 01952 248538 Little Explorers at Sundorne, Shrewsbury, tel 07971 123145 Little Explorers Pre-school, Copthorne, Shrewsbury, tel 07805 216411 Little Greenfields Pre-school, URC, Shrewsbury, tel 07570 058978 Little Oaks Pre-school, Wattlesborough Village Hall, tel 01743 884076 Little Prestfelde, London Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 245400

Pre-schools (cont.) Little Willows Pre-school, Christchurch School, Cressage, tel 07910 215694 Longden Pre-school Playgroup, nr Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860514 Longford Pre-school, Newport, tel 01952 810280 Madeley Nursery School, Bridle Road, Telford, tel 01952 388210 Martin Wilson School Nursery, Castlefields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236520 Meadow Farm Community Pre-school, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 244542 Meadows Primary School Nursery, Ketley, Telford, tel 01952 386230 Meole Brace CE Primary School Nursery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351027 Millbrook School Nursery, Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 387640 Minsterley Community Nursery, The School House, Minsterley, tel 01743 791349 Montessori Pre-school, Hazle’s Farm, Shawbury, tel 01939 250234 Mount Pleasant Nursery, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 340117 Much Wenlock Pre-school, tel 01952 728807 Myddle Pre-school, near Wem, tel 07983 914355 Nesscliffe House Nursery School, Longden, Shrewsbury, tel 07531 626499 Oakengates United Church Pre-school, Telford, tel 07788 678582 Oakmeadow Pri. School Nursery, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874829 Old Park Primary School Nursery, Malinslee, Telford, tel 01952 387250 Opportunity Pre-school (incl.children with Additional Needs), tel 01743 247600 Packwood Acorns, Ruyton-XI-Towns, tel 01939 260217 Pontesbury Pre-school, Bogey Lane, Pontesbury, tel 01743 791733 Priorslee Pre-school, Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 299979 Puddleducks Pre-school, John Wilkinson School, Broseley, tel 01952 884420 Puddleducks, Lawley Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 506767 Queenswood School Nursery, Ketley Bank, Telford, tel 01952 386961 Rainbow Nursery, Rutland, Shrewsbury, tel 07968 087962 Randlay Primary School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 386986 Randlay Roundabouts Pre-school, Randlay Centre, Telford, tel 07851 782005 Ruyton XI Towns Pre-school, tel 01939 261322 Schoolhouse Pre-school, Stiperstones, tel 01743 792870 Shawbury St Mary’s School Nursery, Shawbury, tel 01939 250323 Sheriffhales Montessori Pre-school, Village Hall, tel 07890 206514 Shifnal Nursery/Barn Owls Pre-school, Curriers Lane, Shifnal, tel 01952 463187 Shifnal School Nursery, Curriers Lane, Shifnal, tel 01952 460500 Short Wood Primary School Nursery, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 387360

Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Nursery, Castlefields, tel 01743 363859 Sir Alexander Fleming Nursery, Sutton Hill, Telford, tel 01952 388010 St Andrews Pre-school, Nesscliffe, tel 07807 112374 St Georges Primary School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 387750 St Giles Pre-school, Mereside, Shrewsbury, tel 07980 530845 St Lucias Pre-school, Primary School, Upton Magna, tel 07709 573399 St Matthews Nursery, Donnington Wood, Telford, tel 01952 386260 St Patricks Catholic Pri. Sch. Nursery, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 386160 St Thomas & St Anne Pri. Sch. Nursery, Hanwood, tel 01743 860400 St Winefride’s Convent School Kindergarten, tel 01743 369883 Sundorne Infant School Nursery, Corndon Cres., Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362519 Teagues Bridge Pre-school, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 617190 The Learning Tree Pre-school, Muxton, Telford, tel 07712 565704 Thomas Telford School Nursery, tel 01952 207097 Tibberton Pre-school Playgroup, near Newport, tel 07511 091120 Tiggywinkles Montessori Nursery, Newport, tel 01952 825249 Wellington Methodist Pre-school, tel 01952 249867 Westbury Pre-school, Westbury VH, tel 01743 885276 Wilfred Owen School Nursery, Woodcote Way, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 282360 William Reynolds Primary School Nursery, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 388280 Windmill Primary School Nursery, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 386360 Woodlands School Nursery, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 386073 Worthen Pre-school, Worthen Village Hall, tel 07759 685779 Wrekin View Primary School Nursery, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 388088 Wrockwardine Wood Primary School Nursery, Telford, tel 01952 387860 Young Explorers, Hope CE School, Nr Minsterley, tel 01743 891355

Childcare Training Courses - full/part-time, Telford College of Arts & Tech., tel 01952 642237 Pre-school Learning Alliance, tel 01743 254033 Skill-Up for ages 16-18, Shropshire County Training, tel 0345 678 9023

Foreign Exchange Hosting ASSE UK International Student Exchange Programme, tel 01952 460733 OISE (Oxford Intensive School of English), tel 01244 300274 Severnvale Academy, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232505 Youth Exchange Service (YES), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235653

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Schools School & Sportswear Baker & Son, Wellington Market, Telford, tel 01952 641897 Mary’s Tots & Teens, Newport, tel 01952 400476 Newport Sports, tel 01952 272722 Salopian Sports, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 355661 School Shop Direct, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 440449 Sports Jamkits - Professional Team Outfitters, tel 01743 442222

Education Information Connexions - Further/Higher Education, tel 01743 258850 Higher Education (Student Awards & Loans), tel 01952 385385 Juniper Training, tel 01952 299016 Primary School Admissions (Telford & Wrekin), tel 01952 380904 School Admissions, Shropshire, tel 0345 678 9008 Secondary School Admissions (Telford & Wrekin), tel 01952 380901 Shropshire Inclusion Services (Special Educational Needs), tel 01743 254395

Home Education Catherine Mooney Tutoring (Word Weavers), tel 01952 605865 Culturekind Club, Outings etc for Homeeducated Children, tel 07920 886316 Education Otherwise - Information for Home Educators, tel 0845 478 6345 Mayfair Home Educators, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718429

Primary Schools Apley Wood Primary School, Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 386180 Aqueduct Primary School, Castlefields Way, Telford, tel 01952 386210 Barrow 1618 CofE Free School, near Broseley, tel 01952 388640 Baschurch CE Primary School, tel 01939 260443 Beckbury Primary School, Shifnal, tel 01952 750287 Belvidere Primary School, Tenbury Drive, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365211 Bicton CE Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 850212 Bomere Heath CE Primary School, tel 01939 290359 Brockton CE Primary School, near Much Wenlock, tel 01746 785671 Broseley Primary School, Dark Lane, Broseley, tel 01952 882673 Brynhafren Primary School, Bausley, Crew Green, tel 01743 884455 Buildwas Primary School, nr Ironbridge, tel 01952 432135 Captain Webb Primary School, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 386770 Christ Church CE Primary School, Cressage, tel 01952 510383 Church Aston Infant School, Newport, tel 01952 386390 Church Preen Primary School, tel 01694 771359 Clive CE Primary School, The Hill, Grinshill, tel 01939 220385

Family Grapevine Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 386620 Coleham Primary School, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362668 Condover CE Primary School, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 872108 Crowmoor Primary School, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235549 Crudgington Primary School, near Telford, tel 01952 386910 Dawley CE School, Doseley Road North, Telford, tel 01952 386280 Donnington Wood Infant School, Telford, tel 01952 386640 Donnington Wood Junior School, Telford, tel 01952 386660 Dorrington CE Primary School, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718462 Dothill Primary School, Severn Drive, Telford, tel 01952 386870 Grange Park Primary School, Stirchley, Telford, tel 01952 387490 Grange Primary School, Bainbridge Green, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 462984 Greenacres Primary School, Rutland, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 464570

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Greenfields Primary School, Hemsworth Way, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236397 Hadley Learning Community (HLC) Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 387088 Hadnall CE Primary School, Astley Lane, Hadnall, tel 01939 210323 Harlescott Junior School, Featherbed Lane, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 462087 High Ercall Primary School, Church Rd, High Ercall, tel 01952 387570 Hollinswood Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 386920 Holmer Lake Primary School, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 387580 Hope CE Primary School, Hope, Minsterley, tel 01743 891355 John Fletcher of Madeley Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 388188 John Randall Primary School, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 388390 John Wilkinson Primary School, Broseley, tel 01952 882950 Ladygrove Primary School, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 388370 Lawley Primary School, Arleston Lane, Telford, tel 01952 388410 Lightmoor Village Primary School, Furnace Av, Telford, tel 01952 387620

Lilleshall Primary School, tel 01952 388430 Longden CE Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860480 Longnor CE Primary School, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718493 Martin Wilson School, Castlefields, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236520 Meadows Primary School, Ketley, Telford, tel 01952 386230 Meole Brace CE Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351027 Mereside CE Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 356283 Millbrook Primary School, Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 387640 Minsterley Primary School, Minsterley, tel 01743 791398 Moorfield Primary School, Newport, tel 01952 386470 Mount Pleasant Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 249135 Much Wenlock Primary School, tel 01952 727634 Muxton Primary School, Marshbrook Way, Telford, tel 01952 387690 Myddle CE Primary School, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 290834 Newdale Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 387720 Newport Infant School, Granville Av., Newport, tel 01952 386610 Newport Junior School, tel 01952 386600 Newtown CE Primary School & Nursery, Wem, tel 01939 233353 Oakmeadow Primary School, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874829 Old Park Primary School, Malinslee, Telford, tel 01952 387250 Oxon CE Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351948 Pontesbury CE Primary School, tel 01743 790226 Priorslee Primary Academy, Telford, tel 01952 387927 Queenswood Primary School, Ketley Bank, Telford, tel 01952 386961 Radbrook Primary School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232895 Randlay Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 386986 Redhill Primary School, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 387979 Shawbury St Mary’s School, Poynton Road, Shawbury, tel 01939 250323

Sheriffhales Primary School, Shifnal, tel 01952 460204 Shifnal Primary School, Curriers Lane, Shifnal, tel 01952 460500 Short Wood Primary School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 387360 Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School, tel 01743 351032 Sir Alexander Fleming Prim. Sch, Sutton Hill, Telford, tel 01952 388010 St Andrews CE Primary School, Nesscliffe, tel 01743 741331 St Georges CE Primary School, Telford, tel 01952 387750 St Georges Junior School, Woodfield Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357133 St Giles CE Primary School, Portland Cres., Shrewsbury, tel 01743 356579 St John the Baptist Primary School, Ruyton XI Towns, tel 01939 260445 St Lawrence CE School, Preston-uponthe-Weald-Moors, tel 01952 387780 St Lucias CE School, Upton Magna, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 709652 St Lukes Catholic Primary School, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 388222 St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 388255 St Marys CE Primary School, Westbury, tel 01743 884411 St Matthews CE Primary School, Donnington Wood, Telford, tel 01952 386260 St Patricks Catholic Pri. School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 386160 St Peter & St Paul Catholic Primary School, Newport, tel 01952 386450 St Peters CE Pri. Sch., Shrubbery Gardens, Wem, tel 01939 232292 St Peters CE Primary School, Bratton, Telford, tel 01952 387980 St Peters Primary School, Edgmond, near Newport, tel 01952 811692 St Thomas & St Anne CE Primary School, Hanwood, tel 01743 860400 St. Andrews CE Primary School, Shifnal, tel 01952 460226 Stiperstones CE Primary School, Snailbeach, tel 01743 791207 Sundorne Infant School, Corndon Crescent, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362519 Teagues Bridge Primary School, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 388450 Tibberton CE Primary School, near Newport, tel 01952 387790 Trinity CE Primary School, Ford, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 850227 Weston Lullingfields CE School, near Baschurch, tel 01939 260306 Wilfred Owen School, Woodcote Way, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 282360 William Reynolds Primary School, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 388280 Windmill Primary School, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 386360 Wombridge Primary School, Hartshill, Telford, tel 01952 388040 Woodfield Infant School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 343812 Woodlands Primary School, Woodside, Telford, tel 01952 386070 Worthen CE Primary School, tel 01743 891320

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Shrewsbury High School invests in stunning new Sixth Form

Shrewsbury High School is renowned for being the leading girls’ school in Shropshire at GCSE and A level. The popularity of the school, and its desire to build on past success, has enabled an investment of over a million pounds in a stunning new Sixth Form. ‘Our aim is to lead and to constantly push the boundaries for our students’ said Michael Getty, Headmaster. ‘Sixth Form must genuinely bridge the gap to university and professional careers and with our new Sixth Form facility we aim to raise the benchmark on just what Sixth Form education should provide’. Girls in the school’s Sixth Form will be provided with a University Residential course, as the school believes staying at university is the only way to be truly prepared. In addition, Internships will prepare the girls for their chosen professions as part of the school’s outstanding careers provision. With their own private study facilities and gym the Sixth Form girls will have the perfect combination of work and leisure to ensure they excel. From this September, six new bus routes will operate from the Oswestry, Ellesmere, Telford, Albrighton, Ludlow, Market Drayton and Welshpool areas as the school tries to ensure that girls and boys wishing to attend can do so via a network of the school’s own buses. There will be a school open event on Tuesday 12 November 2013, Sixth Form Information Evening, Town Walls, 7pm For more information, or to arrange a private tour contact Sharon Jones on 01743 494038 or

Wrekin View Primary School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 388088 Wrockwardine Wood Infant School, Telford, tel 01952 387860 Wrockwardine Wood Junior School, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 387880

Secondary Schools Abraham Darby Academy, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 386000


Adams Grammar School, Newport (boys only), tel 01952 386300 Belvidere School, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235073 Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 386100 Burton Borough School, Newport, tel 01952 386500 Charlton Science College, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 386800

Corbet School Technology College, Baschurch, tel 01939 260296 Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 387300 Grange School, Worcester Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 445493 Hadley Learning Community (HLC) Secondary School, Telford, tel 01952 387000 Idsall School, Shifnal, tel 01952 468400 Mary Webb School & Science College, Pontesbury, tel 01743 792100 Meole Brace School Science College, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235961 Newport Girls High School (aged 11 - 18), tel 01952 386400 Phoenix Academy, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 386700 Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 284000 Sundorne School & Sports College, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 276700 Sutherland Co-operative Academy, Trench, Telford, tel 01952 387800 Thomas Adams School, Lowe Hill, Wem, tel 01939 237000 Thomas Telford School City Technology College, Telford, tel 01952 200000 William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728900 Wrockwardine Wood Arts College, Telford, tel 01952 388300

Colleges 16 to 18 yrs Abraham Darby Academy 6th Form, Telford, tel 01952 386004 Adams Grammar School, Newport (boys only), tel 01952 386300 Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 386100 Idsall School, Shifnal, tel 01952 468400 New College, King Street, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 641892 Newport Girls’ High School, tel 01952 386400 Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology (SCAT), London Road, tel 01743 342342 Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology (SCAT), Radbrook Rd, tel 01743 232686

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, Priory Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 235491 Telford College of Arts & Technology, Wellington, tel 01952 642237 The Thomas Adams 6th Form Centre, Wem, tel 01939 237000 Thomas Telford School City Technology College, Telford, tel 01952 200000 Walford & North Shropshire College, Baschurch, nr Shrewsbury, tel 01939 262100 William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728900

Independent Schools Adcote School for Girls, Adcote, near Shrewsbury, tel 01939 260202 Castle House School, Newport, girls & boys 2 - 11, tel 01952 811035 Madeley Academy, Castlefields Way, Telford, tel 01952 527700 Old Hall School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 223117 Packwood Haugh School, Ruyton XI Towns, tel 01939 260217 Prestfelde Preparatory School, London Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 245400 Shrewsbury High Prep School (girls 3-11/ boys 3-13), Shrews., tel 01743 494038 Shrewsbury High School (girls 11 - 18), Town Walls, Shrews., tel 01743 494038 Shrewsbury School, tel 01743 280500 St Winefrides Convent School, Belmont, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 369883 Wrekin College (11 - 18), Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 265600

Special Schools Acorn School, Hollinswood, Telford, tel 01952 200410 Cruckton Hall School (boys 9 - 18), Near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860206

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Tutoring & Languages

Develop your child’s independent learning skills At your local Randlay, Telford Study Centre, Kumon offers individualised maths and English study programmes for all ages and abilities. Established for over 50 years, the Kumon programmes enable children to develop their study skills and confidently tackle advanced work. Through daily study of the Kumon programmes, your child will develop the ability to learn for themselves so they do not become dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others. They will then be able to apply these skills to all subjects and outside of school too. Before enrolling, each child can benefit from a Free Assessment. This will determine where on the programmes they will begin and will ensure that their Kumon study is individualised to their needs from the outset. Your child will initially start at a comfortable level, with a focus on building a strong foundation in the way they study; they will develop invaluable study skills such as concentration, pace and rhythm, before confidently tackling topics they will not have previously studied. As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to it. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student, ensuring that the material each one encounters extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability. This kind of individual differentiation is a unique benefit of the programmes and makes them an effective complement to the school curriculum. The Randlay, Telford Study Centre is located at the Randlay Community Centre, with classes running on Tuesdays from 4.15pm to 6pm and Satudays from 10am to 12pm. The new school year is an ideal time to take advantage of a Free Assessment and enrol your child at your local Kumon centre, to ensure they gain maximum benefit from the year of learning ahead. For more information or to book a Free Assessment, contact Instructor Jacqueline Evans on 01952 463352 or email

Farleigh Further Education College, Condover, tel 01743 872320 Haughton School, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 387540 Lord Silkin School, Stirchley, Telford, tel 01952 387400 Mount Gilbert School, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 387670 Overley Hall School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 740262 Severndale School & Nursery, Hearne Way, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 281600 Southall School, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 387600 The Bridge School at HLC, Hadley, Telford, tel 01952 387108 Woodlands Special School, Wem, tel 01939 232372

International Schools Concord College, near Shrewsbury, mixed, ages 13 - 19, tel 01694 731631

Tutoring A* Maths Tutoring Service for 9 - 19 year olds, tel 01952 501598 Advanced Success - A Level Psychology & Sociology, Telford, tel 01952 740404

Alpha Tutoring (Maths), Telford, tel 07846 712439 Bayston Hill Kumon Study Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367058 County Tutors, tel 01905 21940 Dyslexia - Assessment and Tuition Contact A. Harris, tel 01743 362923 English Private Tuition, experienced examiner, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 233164 English Tuition, Qualified Teacher, All Ages+ Abilities, CRB, tel 07764 937180 English, Maths & IT, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874430 First Class Learning, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 249974 GCSE Maths, A Level Mechanics & 11+ Tuition, Newport, tel 01952 814461 Maths & English Booster Sessions, Culturekind, HLC, Telf., tel 07920 886316 Maths & English Tuition, Primary Level, Telford, tel 01952 299475 Maths & Physics Tuition for 11-18 year olds, Telford, tel 07946 761496 Maths A-Level Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860034 Maths Coaching at Home upto GCSE level, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860824

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Maths Tuition (Secondary Level), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367070 Maths Tuition for 8 - 16 year olds, Telford, tel 01952 727869 Maths/English Tuition (age 8 - 16 at student’s home), tel 07791 212126 Maths/English Tutor, Telford, tel 07799 290890 Newport Kumon Study Centre, tel 01952 820187 One to Learn Tuition, Early Years & Primary Level, Shrews., tel 01743 244702 Parent and child (age 4 - 12) reading support 1-1 sessions, tel 01743 709138 Randlay Kumon Study Centre, Telford, tel 01952 463352 Shropshire Tutor, tel 0870 977 0374 Specialist Maths Tuition, All Ages, All Levels, tel 01743 588916 St Georges Kumon Study Centre, Telford, tel 01952 273348 Student Support Centre, home based study in English & Maths, tel 0800 999 6999 Touch Typing & Times Tables Lessons, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 362923

Language Classes Ana Gutierrez Spanish Tutor (from KS2 A Level), tel 01939 260580 Bright Owls French & Spanish from age 3, Shrewsbury, tel 07974 763737 Chinese Mandarin, Culturekind, HLC, Telford, tel 07920 886316 French for Children, Ketley Comm. Centre, Telford, tel 01952 272967 French Solutions, Group or 1:1 sessions, Telford, tel 01952 287232 French Tuition to All Levels, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363001 French, Culturekind, HLC, Telford, tel 07920 886316 French, Spanish & German Tutor, pre-sch - adult, tel 01743 792716 French/German Lessons, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 01952 594388 Hello! Bonjour! French Classes, Newport, tel 01952 812944 Hindi & Punjabi from age 5, HLC, Telford, tel 07920 886316 Jeanie Languages, Newport, tel 07812 610305 Lingotot Shrewsbury & Telford (French & Spanish) 0 - 8 yrs, tel 0845 680 8148

Mandarin Chinese Classes, Shrewsbury, tel 07580 756815 Polish Saturday School, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 400623 Russian, English & Turkish Tuition, Children & Adults, tel 07885 770634 Shropshire Languages Society, tel 01743 595128 Telford Academy of English, tel 01952 251176

Out of School Clubs Abacus Out of School Club, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 501149 Abacus Out of School Club, Ketley Bank, Telford, tel 01952 617295 Abacus Out of School Club, Newport, tel 01952 813652 Activ-Sports Coaching, Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 07400 810400 AFC Telford Study Centre, Wellington, tel 01952 567542 After-school Playscheme, Hadley Comm. Cent., Telford, tel 01952 387183 After-school Playscheme, Turreff Hall, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 387183 Aqueduct After Hours & Holiday Club, Telford, tel 07968 291088 Bayston Hill After-school & Holiday Club, Shrewsbury, tel 07979 522197 Bluebell Out of School Club, Martin Wilson Sch., Shrewsbury, tel 01743 233777 Breakfast & After-school Clubs, Telford & Wrekin, tel 01952 385385 Chipmunks Out of School Club, Brookside, Telford, tel 01952 567101 Club 0 - 14 Kids Club, Old Coleham, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 244915 Cool Kids Club, St Andrews Primary School, Nesscliffe, tel 01743 741331 Crudgington Wrap-around Club, Primary School, Crudgington, tel 01952 386910 Dothill Out of Hours Club, Dothill Primary Sch., Telford, tel 01952 567410 Earlyworld Kids Club, Muxton School, Telford, tel 01952 608660 Earlyworld Kids Club, Oxon School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363310 Edgmond Owls Out of School Club, near Newport, tel 01952 811692 Frankwell Tots to Twelves, New Street, Shrewsbury, tel 07974 738191 Hazle’s Farm Breakfast & Afterschool Club, Shawbury, tel 01939 250234

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Holiday Schemes and Activities AFC Telford Study Centre, Wellington, tel 01952 567542 Aqueduct After Hours & Holiday Club, Telford, tel 07968 291088 Bayston Hill After-school & Holiday Club, Shrewsbury, tel 07979 522197 Busy Bees Telford Parkway, tel 0300 006 6774 Castle House School, Newport, tel 07932 512522 Dothill Out of Hours Club, Dothill Primary Sch., Telford, tel 01952 567410 Earlyworld Kids Club, Muxton School, Telford, tel 01952 608660 Earlyworld Kids Club, Oxon School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363310 Edgmond Owls Holiday Club, near Newport, tel 01952 811692 Grange Sports Centre, Kids Club, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 255071 Idsall Sports Centre, BeActive Kids, Shifnal, tel 01952 460499 Jonny Hughes Coaching (Football), Shrewsbury, tel 07793 982905 Kaleidoscope Holiday Programmes, Shifnal, tel 01952 463259


Kids Holiday Clubs, Stirchley Recreation Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382730 London Road Sports Centre, BeActive Kids, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232098 Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, BeActive Kids, tel 01952 727629 Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382810 Out 2 Play Project Community Play (Reccy Rangers), tel 01743 255071 Roman Road Sports Centre BeActive Kids, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351916 Shawbury Stars Holiday Club, tel 01939 250323 Shrewsbury Sports Village BeActive Kids, tel 01743 256260 Sports Jam Football Holiday Courses, tel 01743 442222 Strawberry Hill Holiday Club, Sutton Hill, Telford, tel 01952 583273 The Annexe @ Redhill, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 387963 The Bratton Pack (age 4 - 12), Bratton, Telford, tel 01952 246885 Tots and Toddlers Day Care Holiday Club, tel 01952 567967 Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382720 Wem Town Hall, tel 01939 238279 Wrekin Forest School, Kynnersley, tel 07888 851813 Youth Summer School, Oakengates Theatre, tel 01952 382382

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Hollies After School Club, ABC Hollinswood, Telford, tel 01952 289168 Hopscotch Out of School Club, Shifnal, tel 01952 463079 Howzat Out of School Club, Lilleshall Cricket Club, tel 07970 188392 Kids 4 Us Out of School Club, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 270062 Lawley Leaders, Lawley Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 506767 Leegomery Stay & Play, Millbrook School, Telford, tel 07929 021731 Little Owls Nursery, Dark Lane, Broseley, tel 01952 882232 Noah’s Ark Before and After School Club, Newport, tel 01952 825066 Poppies Breakfast & Out of School Club, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 282367 Shawbury Stars Breakfast & After-school Club, tel 01939 250323 Strawberry Hill Out of School Care, Telford, tel 01952 583273 The Annexe @ Redhill, Priorslee, Telford, tel 01952 387963 The Bratton Pack (age 4 - 12), Bratton, Telford, tel 01952 246885 The Mulberry Bush, Mount Pleasant, Shrewsbury, tel 07538 972730 The Vineyard Day Nursery After School Care, Wellington, tel 01952 246334 Tots and Toddlers Day Care After School Club, Telford, tel 01952 567967 Treetops Kids Club, Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 358427 Trench Tots Out-of-School Club, Telford, tel 01952 270058


Places to Visit All Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Telford, tel 01952 433424 Attingham Park (National Trust), near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 708123 Benthall Hall, Broseley, tel 01952 882159 Buildwas Abbey, near Ironbridge, tel 01952 433274 Haughmond Abbey, near Shrewsbury, tel 01743 709661 Hawkstone Park & Follies, tel 01948 841700 Home Farm, Attingham, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 709243 Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, Prestonon-the-Weald Moors, Telford, tel 01952 677917 Much Wenlock Museum, tel 01952 727679 Mythstories Museum, Aston Street, Wem, tel 01939 235500 Royal Air Force Museum (RAF Cosford), tel 01902 376200 Scotty’s Animal Park, Apley Farm Shop, Norton, Nr Shifnal, tel 07816 385319 Shrewsbury Castle & Regimental Museum, tel 01743 358516 Shrewsbury Museums, tel 01743 258885 Sunnycroft House, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 242884 Telford Town Park, tel 01952 382340 Wenlock Priory (English Heritage), tel 01952 727466 Weston Park, Shifnal, tel 01952 852100 Wonderland, Telford, tel 01952 591633 Wroxeter Roman City (English Heritage), tel 01743 761330

Railways Telford Steam Railway, Horsehay, Telford, tel 07816 762790

Out of Area Attractions Acton Scott Historic Working Farm & Museum, tel 01694 781307 Aerial Extreme Adventure Rope Course, Trentham, Staffs, tel 0845 652 1736 Alton Towers, Staffordshire, tel 0871 222 3330 Animalarium, Borth Zoo, Wales, tel 01970 871224 Apple Jacks Adventure Park, Cheshire, tel 01925 268495 Birches Valley Forest Centre, Cannock Chase, tel 01889 586593 Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House, tel 0121 454 1860 Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands, tel 0121 557 9643 Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, tel 0151 357 8804 Boogle’s Barn, Malpas, Cheshire, tel 0845 330 1335 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, tel 01746 762052 Cambrian Heritage Railways, Oswestry & Llynclys, tel 01691 688763 Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, tel 01654 705950 Chester Zoo, tel 01244 380280 Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, tel 01829 720383 Crazy Knights Soft Play Centre, Oswestry, tel 01691 657780

Crocky Trail, near Chester, tel 01244 336161 Drayton Manor Family Theme Park & Zoo, Tamworth, Staffs, tel 0844 472 1960 Dudley Zoo & Castle, West Midlands, tel 0844 474 2272 Erddig House & Garden, near Wrexham, tel 01978 355314 Gentleshaw Bird of Prey Hospital & Wildlife Centre, Staffs, tel 01785 850379 Go Ape! Cannock and Wyre Forest (from age 10), tel 0845 643 1732 Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, Nantwich, Cheshire, tel 01270 629219 Hoverdays (age 15+), near Oswestry, tel 01691 611897 Jungle Boogie! Indoor Play Centre, Codsall, Wolverhampton, tel 01902 843191 King Arthur’s Labyrinth & Bard’s Quest Maze, Corris, tel 01654 761584 Land of Lost Content Nostalgia Museum, Craven Arms, tel 01588 676176 Llangollen Railway, tel 01978 860979 Ludlow Castle, tel 01584 873355 Mickey Millers Family Play Barn, Craven Arms, tel 01588 673800 Millie Meerkats Playbarn & Animal Encounter, Bridgnorth, tel 07860 832349 Monkey Forest, Trentham, Staffs, tel 01782 659845 Museum of Cannock Chase, Cannock, Staffs, tel 01942 828508

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Leaton Forest Christmas Trees

This year Leaton Forest will be holding a Christmas Extravaganza at the Christmas Tree Barn. The event will take place over two weekends: 6 - 8 December and 13 -15 December. The Friday evenings from 5 pm - 9 pm will see mulled wine festive treats, stonebaked pizza, and an array of selected stalls to pick up extra Christmas presents or maybe a treat for yourself. On the Saturdays and Sundays the festive stalls will be open from 9 am - 5 pm. Come and choose your very own Christmas tree from the forest and maybe even cut it down yourself! The children can enjoy the outdoors or come and see Santa in our outside winter grotto. This can all be washed down with a scrummy hot chocolate! We also hope to play host to a local school Choir. For readers of the Shrewsbury & Telford Family Grapevine, we are offering a discount of 10% off the price of your tree (with original advert only) when purchased on one of the two Extravaganza weekends. Please look for main advert (back cover of magazine) and present this on purchasing of your tree. We are open 7 days a week from 30 November and throughout December; Monday - Friday 10:00 – 17:00 Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 17:00 Plus Late Night Fridays till 21:00 on 6 & 13 Dec 2013

Offa’s Dyke Centre, Knighton, Powys, tel 01547 528753 Park Hall Countryside Experience, Oswestry, tel 01691 671123 Plas Power Adventure, Southsea, near Wrexham, tel 01978 754747 Rays Farm, Billingsley, Bridgnorth, tel 01299 841255 Reaseheath College, Cheshire, tel 01270 613242 Rednal Paintball Arena (incl karting/laser games)nr Oswestry, tel 07989 471307 Rodbaston College Animal Zone Visitor Centre, tel 01785 710560 Severn Valley Country Park, Bridgnorth, tel 01746 781192 Severn Valley Railway, Bewdley, Worcs, tel 01299 403816 Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, tel 01588 676060 Shugborough Historic Working Estate, Rugeley, tel 0845 459 8900 Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre, Kington, tel 01544 231109 Stokesay Castle, nr Craven Arms, tel 01588 672544 Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, tel 01654 710472 Tamworth Snowdome, tel 08448 000011 Techniquest Glyndwr, Wrexham, tel 01978 293400 The Gingerbread Man (Wacky Warehouse), Market Drayton, tel 01630 652771 The Judge’s Lodging, Presteigne, tel 01544 260650 The National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham, tel 0871 423 2110 The Spaceguard Centre, Knighton, Powys, tel 01547 520247 Thinktank - Birmingham Science Museum, tel 0121 202 2222 Waterworld, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, tel 01782 205747 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, tel 01938 810441 West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcs, tel 01299 402114 Whitchurch Heritage Centre, tel 01948 664577 Whittington Castle, near Oswestry, tel 01691 662500

Theatres and Cinemas Cineworld, Old Potts Way, Shrewsbury, tel 0871 200 2000 Oakengates Theatre @ The Place, Telford, tel 01952 382382 Odeon Cinema, Forgegate, Telford, tel 0871 224 4007 Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 281281 The Belfrey Theatre, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 222277 The Edge Arts Centre, Farley Road, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728911 Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 281281 Wem Town Hall, tel 01939 238279 Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, tel 01902 429212

Leisure and Sport Services Telford CultureZone, Music, Drama etc, tel 01952 380985

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Leisure and Sport for Disabled and Additional Needs Children All In (age 5-15), Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Art Start & Art Cart, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363399 Club 17 (from age 11), Webb Youth Club, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 385307 Dolphin Disability Swimming Sessions, Newport Pool, tel 01952 382740 Ican2 - activities for disabled children and

Bonfire Night and Christmas at Hawkstone Park

On Sunday 3rd November, Hawkstone Park Follies will explode into colour for its annual Bonfire and Fireworks extravaganza. Cosy up with family and friends and experience the magic of this unique landscape under a blanket of stars. Enjoy a warming cup of cider and tuck into the sizzling barbecue while keeping warm by the bonfire. Then starting 30th November, take a magical adventure through the illuminated woodland to see Santa in his real hillside grotto. Arrive at the Hawkstone Park Hotel and check in for your trip. After a warming festive drink you’ll be whisked off in one of our Land Rovers across the Park, under the Wishing Arch and up the steep hill to Santa’s spectacular network of caves. Santa’s elves will keep you entertained as you wander around the decorated, fairy-lit caverns and tunnels until you finally arrive at your destination – the magical grotto itself! This year’s theme is the Polar Express. Every child will receive a gift from Santa. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Santa’s reindeer and enjoy the illuminated woodland fantasy. Tickets are on sale now. Please note bookings are taken on the telephone and full payment is required at the time of booking. Call 01948 841700 For all the times and prices please view our Santa Safari leaflet which is available from our website at

young people, tel 01952 567364 Madeley Sports FC Ability Counts Football, TCAT, Telford, tel 01952 407198 Moving & Grooving Support Team (physical activities), tel 0345 007 005 POLO (Parents Offering Leisure Opportunities), tel 01952 457181 Riding for the Disabled Association, tel 0845 658 1082 Shropshire Hornets Wheelchair Basketball Junior Club, Shrews, tel 07879 861011 Shropshire Sharks (Swimming Club), tel 01743 236960 Telford Chin Woo (>4), Wellington, Telford, tel 07939 667003 Telford Disabled Angling Club, tel 01952 590605 Telford Powerchair Football Club (from age 9), tel 07894 129860 The Perry Riding and Driving Centre, Baschurch, tel 0845 450 6714

Sports Centres Abraham Darby Sports & Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382770 Grange Sports Centre, Mount Pleasant Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 255071 Idsall Sports Centre, tel 01952 460499 London Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232098 Mary Webb Sports Centre, Pontesbury, tel 01743 792100 Monkmoor Outdoor Recreation Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 361088 Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, tel 01952 727629 Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382810 Phoenix Sports Centre, Dawley, Telford, tel 01952 382780 Roman Road Sports Centre, Longden Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351916 Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Stirchley Recreation Centre, Grange Avenue, Telford, tel 01952 382730 Telford & Wrekin Sports Development, tel 01952 382332 The Circle at Hadley Learning Community, Telford, tel 01952 388470 The Quarry Leisure & Fitness Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 257870

Thomas Adams Sports Centre, Wem, tel 01939 237000 Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382720

Youth Clubs Activity Clubs for Children (any age), Leegomery, Telford, tel 01952 255737 All Telford Youth Clubs, tel 01952 385377 Belle Vue Junior (9-12) and Senior (13+) Youth Clubs, Shrews, tel 01743 355501 Bicton Explorer Scouts (age 14-18 years), tel 01743 851217 Broseley Youth Club, Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley, tel 01746 763967 Club Sub:Zero, St John’s Church, Muxton, tel 01952 670033 Condover Parish Youth Club (age 11-16 yrs), tel 07400 057314 Coton Hill & Bagley Youth Club, Shrewsbury (age 9-12 yrs), tel 07955 070720 Dorrington Youth Club, age 8-16 yrs, tel 01743 719047 Flaxivity (Ditherington Youth Centre), Shrewsbury 9-15 yrs, tel 07967 657028 Ford Young Persons Group, age 10 - 15 yrs, tel 01743 850335 Kidz Klub (Christian Activities age 5 - 11), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364101 Kidz Klub (Harlescott) age 5 -11 yrs, tel 01743 272465 Kool Kids (Christian message) from age 6, Bomere Heath, tel 01939 290034 Lightmoor Village Youth Group, Telford, tel 01952 567417 Myddle Youth Club Fri eves, age 8 - 16, tel 01939 291386 R’Place Youth Club, Castle Farm Comm. Centre, Telford, tel 01952 245501 Shell Club (age 7 - 13), Methodist Church, Wem, tel 01939 233908 Shropshire Youth Harlescott Grange, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 344800 Shropshire Youth Pontesbury (Rea Valley), tel 01743 791777 Shropshire Youth Shrewsbury Central (Sundorne), tel 01743 344500 Shropshire Youth Shrewsbury North West (Radbrook), tel 01743 254683 Shropshire Youth Shrewsbury South (Bayston Hill), tel 01743 872331 Tibberton Youth Café, tel 01952 550513

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Sport & Leisure A - Z

Family Grapevine Trinity Churches, Radbrook & Meole Brace, age 11-15 yrs, tel 01743 362399 Wem DynaMites, 7-Upz, Young People’s Fellowship, tel 01939 232938 Wem Youth Centre, 3 groups (mon/tues/ wed) from age 7-16, tel not known Worthen Youth Club, age 10 - 16 yrs, tel 01743 891688

Uniformed Groups Army Cadet Force, Shropshire (age 13 18), tel 01743 231779 Boys Brigade (from age 5) - find your local group, tel 01442 231681 Girls Brigade (from age 5) - find your local group, tel 01235 510425 RAF Air Cadets (age 13 - 17) - find your local group, tel 0845 600 6601 Telford Police Cadets (age 16 - 18), tel 01952 214849 Telford Sea Cadets, Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 608014 Territorial Army (Army Information Line), tel 0845 600 8080

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Shortwood Sports & Outdoor Centre, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 385343

Beavers Cubs and Scouts Find your local group, tel 0845 300 1818

Rainbows Brownies Guides and Rangers Find your local group, tel 0800 169 5901

Performing Arts Services DWM Studios, Shrewsbury, tel 07951 287189 Footlights Dancewear, Stafford Park 15, Telford, tel 01952 293986 Music Bros, Roushill Bank, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 240231 Salop Music Centre, St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364111 Salop Sheet Music, St Michael’s Street, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365561 Telford Musical Instruments, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 255310 Windband, Greyfriars Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 367482

Air Sports Espiritu Balloon Flights, Shropshire (from age 7), tel 0845 337 1566 Shropshire Aero Club, learn to fly from age 14, tel 01939 232882

Archery Bowbrook Archers, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 709243 Have-a-Go-Archery with Les Miles des Marches, Shrewsbury, tel 07935 584194 Long Mynd Archers, Much Wenlock Sports Centre, tel 01694 722767 Outdoor Women (and Families) Have a go at Archery, tel 07765 951078 Telford Archers, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 254552

Arts and Crafts Cuckoo Crafts - activites for all ages at festivals & events, tel 01939 233977 Hey Doll Craft Workshops and Parties, tel 07715 442009


Junior Potters (age 4-7), The Hive, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 234970 Octopus Arts Shropshire, tel 01952 883802 Space to Sew - Sewing Classes for Children, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 588595 Sunshine Arts, Telford, tel 01952 505073 The Creation Station South Telford, tel 0844 824 4523 Wittypics - Drawing Workshops, Shropshire, tel 01952 608655

Astronomy Shropshire Astronomical Society, tel 01952 405211

Athletics Shrewsbury Athletic Club (from age 9), tel 01743 358613 Shropshire Athletic Association (from age 7), tel 01952 604046 Telford Athletic Club, tel 01952 506671 Telford Athletic Stadium & Track, tel 01952 382810 Wenlock Olympians Athletics Club, tel 01952 882848

Badminton Badminton (age 6+), Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382810 Badminton, all ages, Stirchley Recreation Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382730 Junior Badminton Club, Phoenix Sports Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382780 Junior Coaching, Roman Road Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351916 Shropshire Junior County Badminton Club, tel 07772 562302 Shropshire Junior County Badminton Club, Abraham Darby SC, tel 01952 382770

Basketball Shrewsbury Sharks Basketball Club, tel 07729 256397 Shropshire Warriors and Junior Basketball Club, tel 01952 592208

Cycling & Bikes Cycling (age 8 - 18), Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Cycling in Shropshire (Shropshire Council), tel 01743 253008 Mid Shropshire Wheelers, Youth Squad, Shrews Sports Village, tel 01743 359109 The Bicycle Hub, Telford Town Park, tel 01952 883249 Wrekin Riders - BMX tracks/dirt jumps in Telford, tel 07976 100463

Bowling and Skittles AMF Bowling, Brixton Way, Shrewsbury, tel 0844 826 3032 Tenpin Telford, tel 0871 222 3675

Camping and Youth Hostels Youth Hostels Association, tel 0800 019 1700

Circus and Stunts Juggling Club (from age 11), Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 929337 The Cast Skills Club (circus, yo-yos etc), Shrewsbury, tel 07772 724760

Is your child showing a flair for dancing? The emphasis in Topaz classes is on Fun, Friendship and Fitness so we do Parties, Exams, Competitions and Stage Shows - come and join in! Popular dance styles we teach include: Hip Hop Cheer Dance firs Strictly Ballroom t le Latin FRE sson E And much more....! Give Jo a ring on 01743 272672 and let your child sparkle like a gemstone! Topaz Class Timetable - Children (other classes available for Adults - ask Paul)

Mondays 4.15- 5.10 5.15 - 6.10 Tuesdays 3.30 - 4.25 4.40 - 5.35 Wednesdays 4.15 - 5.10 5.30 - 6.30 Thursdays 4.00 - 4.55 5.00 - 5.55 Fridays 3.30 - 4.25

Ages 7-10 years Ages 11 years +

Radbrook Community centre, Calverton Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ Radbrook Community centre, Calverton Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ

Ages 7-10 years Ages 11 years +

Trinity Hall, Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, SY3 9HF Trinity Hall, Church Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, SY3 9HF

Ages 7-9years Ages 10 years +

Mereside Primary School, Childrens Way, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LE Mereside Primary School, Childrens Way, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LE

Ages 7-10 years Ages 11 years +

Sundorne School & Sports College, CorndonCrescent, Shrewsbury, SY1 Sundorne School & Sports College, CorndonCrescent, Shrewsbury, SY1

Ages 7-10 years Radbrook Community centre, Calverton Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ 4.30 - 5.25 Ages 11 years + Radbrook Community centre, Calverton Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ For more info and updates please see our new website at

Clay Modelling and Pottery Create a Plate Ceramics - mobile pottery painting, tel 07701 054136 The Clay Centre, Broseley, tel 07973 866198 Wenlock Pottery, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 727600

Climbing and Mountaineering Climbing and Tots Climbing (age3-18), Shrews. Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Shropshire Climbing Centre, Newport, tel 01952 814566

Computers Komputers 4 Kids - Donate Old Computer Equipment to Charity, tel 07859 810458

Conservation and Wildlife Cuan House Wildlife Rescue Centre, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728070 Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, Telford, tel 01952 432769 Severn Gorge Countryside Trust - Little Acorns Programme, tel 01952 433880 Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth, tel 01743 260971

Shropshire Ornithological Society, tel 01743 761507 The Bog Visitor Centre, Stiperstones, tel 01743 792484 Wildlife Watch (age 8 - 12), Shropshire Wildlife Trust, tel 01743 284280

Cookery Brompton Cookery School, Nr Atcham, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 761629 Children’s Cookery Club, Pigg’s Playbarn, Nr Shifnal, tel 01952 730345 Katie’s Kids Kitchen, Shrewsbury, tel 07971 499359

Cricket Bomere Heath Cricket Club, tel 01743 462474 Broseley Cricket Club, tel 01952 882877 Cound Cricket Club, tel 07939 434182 Lilleshall Cricket Club, tel 01952 677644 Madeley Cricket Club, Telford, tel 01952 585600 Much Wenlock Cricket Club, tel 01952 727306 Newport Cricket Club, tel 01952 820242 Shifnal Cricket Club, tel 01952 462033 Shrewsbury Cricket Club, London Road, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 363655

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Classical Greek Dance, Creative & Modern Dance, Drama, Ballet & Tap Saturdays at Dorrington Village Hall

Stagecoach Shrewsbury & Oswestry are now taking bookings Call Lisa van der Horst on:

07718 892738

NEW VENUE at Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology

for the very young at Dorrington Village Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays Contact: Catherine Griffiths FISTD DDE Montessori Dip Tel: (01694) 771805

Elegance Dance School

Tap Ballet Modern Jazz Theatre Craft Freestyle & Musical Theatre Weekly classes held in Shawbury, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, Guilsfield and Ellesmere For ages 3 years and upwards including teenagers - B.A.T.D and I.D.T.A Qualified Teacher - LCM Diploma in Musical Theatre - CRB Checked - Competitive Prices - Examinations - Stage Productions For more info please contact Lydia Davies on

07875 446330

Shropshire Cricket Board & County Club, tel 01952 265676 Wellington Cricket Club, tel 01952 247782 Wem Cricket Club, tel 01939 234680

Dance and Drama Alisha-Jayne Dance Academy, Wem, tel 07532 430046 AMR School of Ballet, Lantern, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 366932 Arcadian Youth Dance (age 12 - 21), SCAT, tel 07738 425742 Baby Ballet (up to age 6), Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 07527 354388 Ballet for Babes, Tap for Tots, Shrewsbury, tel 01694 771568 Belfrey Youth Theatre (age 8 - 18), Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 222277 Blue Branches Drama Academy, Muxton, Telford, tel 07794 084773 Broseley Youth Theatre, Birchmeadow Centre, tel 07890 057832

Cadwaladr School of Dance, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 456752 Carmichael School of Dance & Theatre Arts, Telford, tel 01952 619155 Centre Point Dance School, St Mary’s St, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364812 Cheerleading & Street Dance, Phoenix Sports Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382780 Chinese Dance Classes, Hadley Learning Centre, Telford, tel 07920 886316 Dance Aspirations (Ballet, American Jazz), all ages, Telford, tel 07718 517725 Dance Connection, Newport, tel 01952 812293 Dance Dynamics, various styles/venues, Telford, tel 07504 283604 Dance Expressions & Classical Greek Dance, Shrews & Telford, tel 01694 771805 Dance With Music (Ballroom), Telford, tel 07818 476322 Elegance Dance School (3+), Shrewsbury & surrounds, tel 07875 446330 Elite Dance Studios (from age 2), Shrewsbury, tel 07852 430993 Encore Dance & Drama, the Edge, Much Wenlock, tel 01952 728911 Folk Dance Workshops for schools and groups, tel 01939 233977

Voice and Acting Private Coaching

Lamda Exams - Public Speaking International Examiner and Adjudicator Shrewsbury

01743 233164

Shrewsbury Youth Theatre Drama groups for 5yrs - 25 yrs Contact: Maggie 07813 026367

Footlights Dance School, Shrewsbury, tel 07946 630963 Fusion Theatre School, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 07847 376829 Gaston-Payne School of Theatre, Dance & Drama, Telford, tel 01952 293986 Get Your Wigle On, Shrewsbury, tel 07525 247124 Happy Feet & Zumbatomics, Shrewsbury, tel 07812 989245 Jane Jones Dance Classes, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 850023

Jayne Chidlow School of Dance (ballet, tap, modern, disco), tel 01743 460492 Jitterbugz Performing Arts Academy, Hortonwood, Telford, tel 07837 392959 Kickz Dance Crew, tel 07805 050131 LA Theatre Arts, Shrewsbury, tel 07884 073419 Lianna School of Dance (>3), Moores Crescent, Jackfield, tel 01952 501439 Miss Debbie’s Dance School, Telford, tel 01952 240183 Rachel’s Razzle Dazzle Dance School, Shrewsbury, tel 07592 844156 Revel in Dance (Street/Urban Funk from age 7), Shrewsbury, tel 07792 872830 Shrewsbury Youth Theatre, tel 07813 026367 Shropshire Dance Ballet (boys & girls >age 3), Wem, tel 01952 619155 Shropshire Just Dance (age 4-11), Wem, tel 01939 236662 Stage 2 Performing Arts Academy, Golf Driving Range, Shrews., tel 01743 232211 Stagecoach Theatre Arts School, Shrewsbury, tel 07718 892738 Street Dance Telford, tel 07585 118620 Telford Academy of Performing Arts, Telford, tel 07837 880012 Telford Stage Schools, tel 07980 919430 The Arts Centre, Stirchley, Telford (from age 8), tel 07414 619963 The Caroline Lewis Performing Arts School (age 3+), Shrews, tel 07784 367902 The Little Theatre (from age 10), Donnington, Telford, tel 01952 603441

The Viv Kelly School of Dance, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 344737 Topaz Dance School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 272672 Voice and Acting Private Coaching, Shropshire, tel 01743 233164 Zumbatomic/Bokwa, Idsall Sports Centre, Shifnal, tel 07794 513430

Fish and Fishing Springlea Fishery, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860972 Telford Angling Association, tel 01952 244272

Football Admaston Juniors (U7 - U15), Telford, tel 07814 191675 AFC Telford United, tel 01952 640064 All Saints Juniors, Stirchley, Telford (U16), tel 07717 718807 Allscott Juniors, tel 01952 416624 Ball Sports Community Coaching, tel 07817 021068 Baschurch Juniors (U8 - U16), tel 01939 291019 Bayston Hill Juniors, Shrewsbury (U7 U16), tel 01743 873291 Broseley Youth Sports (U8 - U16), tel 01952 588677 Crossbar Coaching (age 4-16), Telford & Shrewsbury, tel 07786 080801 Dawley Wanderers, Telford (U18), tel 01952 503858 Ercall Colts Juniors (U7 - U14), tel 01952 610819

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Family Grapevine Frankwell Wanderers, Shrewsbury (U8 U16), tel 01743 244566 Hadley Learning Community Sports Hall, tel 01952 245501 Holmer Lake Wanderers, Telford (Girls U17), tel 01952 412427 Jonny Hughes Coaching, Shrewsbury, tel 07793 982905 Just4Keepers Goalkeeping Skills Coaching (7-17), Shropshire, tel 01743 357328 Lawley & Lightmoor Comets FC, tel 07986 371084 Lawley Lightmoor Comets Juniors (U8 U14), tel 01952 503609 Little Kickers Football Club, 5 - 7’s Shrewsbury and Telford, tel 07736 074596 Madeley Sports, Telford, tel 01952 407198 Madeley United, Telford (U9 - U15), tel 01952 432075 Meole Brace Juniors and Colts, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365021 Meresiders FC, Shrewsbury (U9 - U15), tel 01743 245956 Newport Girls Football Club (U8 to U15), tel 07870 662542 Nova United Youth (U18), Newport, tel 01952 825898 Oakengates Rangers, Telford (U7 - U16), tel 01952 255771 Pass Master Football Coaching, boys & girls aged 5-7, Shrews, tel 07503 260041 Powerleague Shrewsbury, 5- & 7-a-side Coaching, tel 01743 239050 Randlay Colts Juniors, Telford (U8 - U16), tel 07717 492539 SAHA, Shrewsbury (U8 - U17), tel 07800 689206 Shawbury United Juniors (boys & girls U7 - U16), tel 01939 250499 Shifnal Harriers Junior Football Club, Idsall Sports Centre, tel 01952 460499 Shifnal Harriers Juniors (U8 - U14), tel 01952 507906 Shifnal Town Europeans Youth (U8 - U16), tel 07817 870311 Shrewsbury Juniors (leagues upto age 17), tel 01743 464658 Shrewsbury Town Football Club, tel 01743 289177 Shrewsbury Up & Comers (leagues upto age 16), tel 01743 352468 Shropshire County Football Association, tel 01743 362769 Shropshire Junior Football League, tel 01939 291152 Spalaig Tornadoes, Telford (U11 - U16), tel 07747 674227 Sports Jam Football Coaching, tel 01743 442222 St Georges Juniors, Telford (U8 - U16), tel 07593 053720 STFC Community Sports Trust (Courses & Coaching), tel 01743 289177 TCAT Super Dome (Indoor Football), tel 01952 642461 Tots Football (age 2-5), Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Wellington Amateurs, Telford, tel 01952 276199 Wellington Town Juniors (U13), Telford, tel 07817 283689


Wem Town Youth FC, tel 01939 236235 Woodside Wanderers United (U18), Telford, tel 01952 684213 Woodside Wanderers, Telford (U12 - U15), tel 01952 525366 Worthen Juniors Football Club (U7- U17), tel 01743 884271 Wrekin Juniors, Telford (U7 - U16), tel 01952 223824 Wrockwardine Wood Juniors, Telford (U8 - U16), tel 01952 411123 Young Stars Football Academy, tel 07971 025623

Golf Arscott Golf Club, Pontesbury, tel 01743 860881 Hawkstone Park Golf Centre, tel 01948 841700 Horsehay Village Golf Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382640 Junior Golf at Shrewsbury Golf Club, tel 01743 872977 Lilleshall Hall Golf Club, near Newport, tel 01952 604776 Meole Brace Golf Course, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 364050 Shrewsbury Golf Driving Range, tel 01743 354975 The Shropshire Golf Centre, Muxton, Telford, tel 01952 677800 Wrekin Golf Club Ltd, Wellington, Telford, tel 01952 244032

Gymnastics and Trampoline Elements Acro Gymnastics Club, Shrewsbury, tel 07837 928973 Freestyle Gymnastics, Sundorne Games Hall, tel 07809 138799 Gym & Trampolining, various groups, Idsall Sports Centre, tel 01952 460499 Gymnastics & Trampoline, Stirchley Rec. Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382730 Junior Aerobics & Gym (age1116) , Wellington Leisure Centre, tel 01952 382720 London Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232098 New Elite Gymnastics (pre-school adult), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357842 Park Wrekin Gym Club, Wrekin College, tel 01743 761353 Severn Trampoline Club, Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 07806 072915 Shooting Stars Gymnastics (age 3½ - 16), Telford, tel 07905 956644 Shrewsbury Gymnastics Club (age 4+), Sports Village, tel 07990 578550 Stage 2 Gymnastics (from age 4), Shrewsbury & Lilleshall, tel 07961 630101 Telford Gym Club, Madeley, tel 07891 027152 Telford Twisters Trampoline Club, HLC, Telford, tel 07952 047180 Trampoline (age 5 - 15), Corbest Sports, Oakengates, Telford, tel 07450 411509 Trampolining (age 2 -17), Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260

History Archaeology and Genealogy Shropshire Archives, Castle Gates, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 255350

Hockey Roman Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 351916 Shrewsbury Hockey Club, tel 07823 779439 Shropshire Hockey Association Schools & Youth Hockey, tel 07746 214116 Telford & Wrekin Hockey Club (Juniors aged 5 - 15), tel 07890 040309

Horseriding Berriewood Farm Equestrian Centre, Dorrington, tel 01743 718252 Donnington Saddle Club, Telford, tel 01952 608423 Forton Riding School & Stables, Montford Bridge, tel 07771 763444 Grange Farm Riding School, Wem, tel 01939 235057 Kemberton Riding Stables, Shifnal, tel 01952 581344 Lilleshall Equestrian Centre, tel 01952 677166 Long Mountain Centre Pony Trekking, tel 01743 891274 Mill Farm Riding Centre, Hughley, Much Wenlock, tel 01746 785645 Nedge Farm Riding Centre, Telford, tel 01952 728205 Oakage Riding Centre, Hope, Nr Minsterley, tel 01743 791418 Prescott Equestrian Centre, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, tel 01939 260712 Telford Equestrian Centre, nr Donnington Wood, Telford, tel 01952 619825 Telford Riding Club (equestrian shows), tel 07929 658971 The Wyke Equestrian Centre, Shifnal, tel 01952 460560

Ice Sports Telford Ice Rink & various junior ice hockey clubs, tel 0845 155 9966

Kites Shropshire Kite Club/Sky Bums kitemaking Workshops, tel 01939 234486

Martial Arts Ace Martial Arts Academy (Lil Dragons age 4-7), Telford, tel 07703 515960 Bai Lang Fight Club (from age 5), Telford, tel 07960 522709 British Modern Karate Association, Telford, tel 07930 532867 Bushido Karate Club, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, tel 07411 709770 Castle Karate Wado Kai Club (age 6+), Shrewsbury & Telford, tel 07841 389359 Combat Athlete Mixed Martial Arts Club, Ketley, Telford, tel 07772 386578 Cotterill Martial Arts (Little Ninjas), Shrewsbury, tel 07967 293109 Edgmond Village Shotokan Karate, tel 01952 403489 Fight Tech Martial Arts Supplies Shop, Trench Lock, Telford, tel 01952 259200 Ford Martial Arts, Newport, tel 07792 533121 Inphun@ Fighting Without Fighting (family self-protection), tel 07908 480709 Ju-jitsu and Russian Martial Arts, Priory School, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 588244

Karate Classes, Leegomery Community Centre, Telford, tel 01952 245501 Karate Coaching, Phoenix Sports Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382780 Karate, Martin Wilson School, Shrewsbury, tel 07881 880738 Ki Aikido Club, Cressage, tel 01952 728336 Kung Fu & Kickboxing, Sundorne School, Shrewsbury, tel 07784 125614 Kung Fu (age 16+), London Road SC, Shrewsbury, tel 07944 561708 Kyushinkai Martial Arts Club, Madeley, Telford, tel 07940 726311 Lee Matthews British Military Martial Arts, Shropshire, tel 0800 389 3987 Mileham Karate Dojo, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 873013 Pro Self-Defence (Ju Jitsu based), Shrewsbury, tel 07853 509524 Revolution Muay Thai Kick Boxing (age 4 - 15), Telford, tel 07854 471475 Shizen-Do Kai Karate, Idsall Sports Centre, Shifnal, tel 07800 799219 Shrewsbury Aikido Club, Sports Village, Sundorne, tel 01939 235006 Shrewsbury Wado-Ryu Karate Club, tel 07944 643477 Shushokan Karate (4+), Shrewsbury & Pontesbury, tel 07805 247406 Spartan Mixed Martial Arts, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 443927 Team Rellik Martial Arts Club, Dawley, Telford, tel 07789 795007 Telford Aikido Club, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382810 Telford Thai Boxing, Hadley Business Park, Telford, tel 01952 427474 Titans Family Martial Arts Centre, BodyPlus, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 588244 Universal Martial Arts (age 7+), tel 01743 243298 Various Martial Arts, Idsall Sports Centre, Shifnal, tel 01952 460499 Various Martial Arts, Shrewsbury Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Wrekin Shotokan Karate Club (from age 8), tel 01952 201479 Wrekin Star Judo Club (age 6+), Thomas Telford Sch., Telford, tel 01952 245943

Music Groups Broseley Young Singers, Methodist Church, tel 01746 763567 Whackit Smackit Junk Music for fetes, parties, youth groups, tel 01743 861159

Music Teachers Active in Music - piano/violin/guitar plus fun musical games, tel 0845 619 7232 Alex Price Music Tuition, various instruments from age 5, tel 01952 462172 Carpe Diem Guitar Tuition (from age 5), Shrewsbury, tel 07737 741860 Clarinet & Saxophone Tuition, Newport, tel 01952 529891 Classical/Jazz Piano & Guitar Tutor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 232215 Dan Jones Guitar School, Shifnal, tel 07872 101960 Electric/Bass Guitar Lessons, all ages, Newport, tel 07800 759531 Flute Tuition from age 7, Telford, tel 01952 461340

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Sport & Leisure A - Z Flute/Sax/Recorder/Music Theory Lessons & GCSE Support, tel 07984 331162 Goldcrest Music - Electric, Electric Bass & Acoustic Guitar, tel 07790 133159 Guitar Lessons (Acoustic, Electric, Bass) all levels & ages, tel 01743 793706 Guitar Tuition for Children, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 361455 Guitar Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 718612 Guitar/Bass Lessons, tel 07903 746616

Singing Tuition - all ages, Shrewsbury, tel 07917 163335 Singing Tutor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365369 Singing, Piano & Music Theory, Shrewsbury, tel 07717 415646 Telford & Wrekin Music Service, tel 01952 380981 Telford Music School (learn any instrument at any age), tel 01952 270027 The Rock Project, Telford, tel 0800 040 7390 Tim Ward Drum Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 244300 Violin, Piano, Keyboard, Recorder, Theory Lessons, Telford, tel 07717 222885 Violin/Bass Guitar Music Tuition, tel 01952 506267 Windy Point Music - all types of music taught, Telford, tel 07843 439615 Woodwind Teacher (flute, clarinet, sax), Telford, tel 07977 936879

Outdoor Pursuits Centres

Guitar/Bass Tuition from age 8, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 360075 Instrument Tuition, DWM Studios, Shrewsbury, tel 07951 287189 Keyboard Lessons, all ages & abilities, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 344441 Melodeon & Percussion Workshops (> age 8), tel 01939 233977 Music Tutor, Cello, Singing, Piano, tel 07745 825700 Piano & Woodwind Teacher, Telford, tel 01952 292937

Adventure PGL, Boreatton Park, Shrewsbury, tel 0844 371 0101 Arthog Outdoor Education Centre, Wales, tel 01341 250455 Chris Hughes Multi-activity Services, tel 01743 236916 Longmynd Adventure Camp for Child and Youth Organisations, tel 07736 500323 Telford Town Park High Ropes Tree Trek, tel 0845 880 2477 The Adventure Rope Course, Shrewsbury (from age 8), tel 01743 232561 The Edge Adventure Activity Centre, nr Much Wenlock, tel 01952 727491

Paintball, Laser Games, Karting Lazer Invasion, Jungleland, Telford, tel 01952 252222 Quasar (Laser Games), AMF Bowling, Shrewsbury, tel 0844 826 3032

Rollerskates and Skateboards Piano Lessons, Lightmoor, Telford, tel 01952 594388 Piano Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 860433 Piano Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 249365 Piano Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 873840 Piano Tuition, Telford, tel 01952 244435 Piano Tuition, Telford, tel 01952 419668 Piano Tutor, Newport, tel 01952 825817 Piano Tutor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 236633 Piano Tutor, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 791723 Piano Tutor, Wem, tel 01939 234771 Saxophone & Clarinet Tuition, Telford, tel 01952 255205 Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet Tuition, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 356789 Shrewsbury Suzuki Group Violin Lessons, age 3+, tel 01743 231679 Shropshire Music Lessons, Shrewsbury, tel 07766 052223 Shropshire Music Service, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 874145

Learn to Rollerskate & Play Roller Hockey, Shrewsbury, tel 07878 022027 Outdoor Skateparks, various venues in Telford, tel 07976 100463 Skaters Club, Sports Village, Shrewsbury, tel 07518 869573

Rugby and Mini Rugby Action Packed Rugby Sessions for age 3 6, Shortwood, Telf., tel 07939 323285 Newport (Shropshire) Rugby Football Club, tel 01952 810021 Shrewsbury Rugby Club (Juniors), tel 07809 171726 Shropshire Revolution Youth Team (American Football), Telf, tel 07795 843699 Telford Hornets Rugby Football Club & Telford Rugby Club, tel 01952 505440 Telford Raiders Rugby League Club (age 9+), tel 07952 769551

Snooker Pool and Billiards Junior Snooker Coaching & Team (age 4-15), Eden Complex Telf, tel 01952 619110


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Snow Sports Telford Snowboard & Ski Centre, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 382688

Squash Shrewsbury Squash & Racketball Club, tel 01743 357635

Swimming and Snorkelling All Ages & Abilities, Abraham Darby Sports Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382770 Duck ‘n’ Dive Swim Time, Telford, tel 07816 488896 Little Swim School (from age 3), Telford, tel 07971 952151 Much Wenlock Leisure Centre, tel 01952 727629 Newport Swimming Pool & Amateur Swimming Club, tel 01952 382740 Nikki Fogarty School of Swimming, tel 07539 305573 Oakengates Amateur Swimming Club, tel 01952 382810 Revive Leisure Club, Holiday Inn, Telford, tel 01952 527344 Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club, tel 07884 296460 Shropshire Swim Academy, tel 07720 975315 Swim with Style, Shrewsbury, tel 0845 5197 363 Swimtime, lessons for children, Shrewsbury, tel 01332 220596 The Circle at Hadley Learning Community, Telford, tel 01952 388470 The Court Amateur Swimming Club, Madeley, Telford, tel 01952 272304 The Quarry Swimming & Fitness Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 257870 Time2Swim, Baschurch, Nr Shrewsbury, tel 01952 581086 Wellington Amateur Swimming Club (from age 5), tel 01952 382720 Wem Swimming Centre, Bowens Field, Wem, tel 01939 232460

Bomere Heath Tennis Club, tel 01939 290580 Boughey Gardens Tennis Club, Newport, tel 01952 810171 Bowls Coaching (age 8 - adult), Shrews. Sports Village, tel 01743 256260 Broseley Tennis Club (from age 5), tel 01952 883434 Cound & District Tennis Club, tel 01743 249382 First Point Tennis Coaching, Junior & Mini-tennis camps, tel 07590 572454 High Ercall Tennis Club, tel 01686 668004 Lilleshall Village Tennis Club, tel 01952 604757 Longden Tennis Club, tel 01743 791925 Shifnal Tennis Club, tel 01952 461644 Shrewsbury Lawn Tennis Club, Minitennis, tel 07427 483020 Shropshire Tennis, tel 01952 382830 Telford Community Tennis Club, Bowring Park, tel 07855 776080 Telford Tennis Centre, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382810 The Shrewsbury Club (formerly Welti), Shrewsbury, tel 01743 467755 Wem Tennis Club (from age 5), tel 01939 236399 Woodfield Tennis Club, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 357634 Wrekin Tennis Club, Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford, tel 01952 242892

Volleyball Telford Volleyball Club (from age 10), Phoenix Sports Centre, tel 01952 382780


Shropshire Junior Table Tennis Club, Phoenix Sports Centre, tel 01952 382780

Aquarius Sub-aqua Club, Newport Swimming Pool, tel 07980 280399 Drummond Outdoor Kayak & Canoe Centre, Shrewsbury, tel 01743 365022 Ironbridge Rowing Club, tel 01952 432798 Pengwern Boat Club, Shrewsbury (rowing Junior Squad 12-18)), tel 01743 362196 Shrewsbury Canoe Club & Canoe Polo, tel 07979 950114 Shrewsbury Sub-aqua Club (snorkel from age 6/dive from 12), tel 01743 361400 Sub-aqua Clubs (>14), Abraham Darby Sport Centre, Telford, tel 01952 382770


Wrestling and Boxing

Table Tennis

Baschurch Tennis Club (incl. mini-tennis for ages 4 - 16), tel 01939 260081

Broseley Boxing Club, age 10-19 (leave message to contact), tel 01743 264728 Shrewsbury Amateur Boxing Club, tel 07968 609511

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