Home » Features » Discover Shrewsbury this May

Discover Shrewsbury this May

Shrewsbury's back and this summer is going to be like no other! Whether you're tantalising your tastebuds al fresco, exploring our green spaces or discovering our calendar of original events, there's so much for you to discover in Shrewsbury this May.

Relax this bank holiday

The summer of bank holidays has begun, and Shrewsbury is on hand to help you kick back and relax!

From exploring our green spaces, to taking in an original event, or just kicking back in a beer garden you're sure to find a way to unwind in Shrewsbury. And if you're dining out don't let your four-legged friends feel left out - many of Shrewsbury's eateries are dog friendly!


Shrewsbury tours return

Guided walking tours from Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery are back for the summer!

A fantastic way to explore the history and buildings of Shrewsbury, each 90 minute tour is led by a knowledgeable local guide.

Tours run 7 days a week until the end of September, and tickets are sure to sell out fast so make sure to book now!

Keep the kiddies entertained this half term

It can be tough to keep the kids entertained during the holidays - but Shrewsbury has you covered! From craft sessions to film screenings and free entry to the reopening of The Quarry Splash Park, we've rounded up a few ideas to help keep those little monsters at bay this half term.

Say hello to new faces

This month we're saying 'Hello' to Dutch Living on Castle Street, pictured above. Shrewsbury's newest homeware store, Dutch Living is full of unique homeware, as well as bespoke reclaimed wood furniture, handmade by their talented team in The Netherlands.

Newly opened on Shrewsbury's Wyle Cop, Traditional children's toy retailer The Toybox has expanded from its flagship store in nearby Ironbridge. This Aladdin's cave of goodies is packed with sustainable and traditional games and toys.

A number of retailers have also recently relocated to new premises. Full-service beauty salon Beauty Inbox has moved from The Darwin Centre to Pride Hill, and artisan homeware and fashion retailer Kashmir & Silk has relocated from The Parade Shops to Dog Pole. National favourite Wilko has also thrown open the doors to their much anticipated new store on the lower levels of the Darwin Centre.

Key events this month

If you're looking for events in Shrewsbury then look no further! We have an event calendar packed with something for everyone. Click here to explore our full event listings.

Shrewsbury Regatta

Saturday, 7th to Sunday, 8th May 2022 -
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

HTH Comedy Club

Thursday, 12th May 2022 -
Henry Tudor House,
Barracks Passage Wyle Cop
SY1 1XA Shrewsbury

Shropshire Party at the Quarry Park

Friday, 20th to Saturday, 21st May 2022
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Shropshire Produce Market: May Fair

Saturday, 21st May 2022 -
9:00am - 3:30pm

Shropshire County Agricultural Show

Saturday, 28th May 2022 -
Greenhouse West Mid Showground
Gravel Hill Lane

Shrewsbury Krazy Races

Sunday, 29th May 2022 -
10:00am - 5:00pm
The Quarry Park,
The Quarry Park
SY1 1JL Shrewsbury

Discover Shrewsbury's history

Founded in the 8th century by the Saxon rulers of Mercia, Shrewsbury is a town steeped in history and stories,waiting to be discovered.

Tour Shrewsbury's Churches

Take a stroll around Shrewsbury's many churches - they're packed with significant stories and awesome architecture waiting to be discovered.

Shrewsbury's Open Stories

Scooped in the loop of the River Severn, Shrewsbury is a town oozing with history. Whether from the comfort of your home, whilst out and about or commuting, be transported to the heart of Shrewsbury with the new SO Stories audio tours.

Historic Timeline of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's story is on the map for many reasons, discover the origins, defining landmarks and the better-than-fiction facts that make Shrewsbury original.

Your guides to Shrewsbury

Wandering around the wonders of Shrewsbury is one of the best ways to see the sites. Whether you're looking to join a group, go solo or fancy something themed you'll find limitless options in our collation of Shrewsbury guides.

Original Shrewsbury is run on behalf of Shrewsbury BID and its members, it is therefore not a complete representation of all the business operating within Shrewsbury. 

Not all businesses can be included in every feature, however if you believe you should have been included please contact [email protected] 
If you would like your business to be involved with the Original Shrewsbury platform you can read more about voluntary membership here

Images © Birgitta Zoutman