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When and where is it?

Shrewsbury Quarry Park on the 19th & 20th May 2018, from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 10-5pm on the Sunday. If you have kids that bounce out of bed early access is from 9am for tickets bought in advance.

How do I get tickets?

You can pre purchase tickets HERE!

When is it quietest on site? 

The event is quietest at 9am for people who have prebought tickets online when we have limited numbers of spaces available on site. It is also quieter after 3pm when the younger children have often gone home for a nap.

If you have a child with extra needs we have a quiet tent where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the event. For these children we recommend coming at the quieter times.


If you want to be an exhibitor at the Kids Festival then get in touch with us at

Where shall I stay? 

We do suggest you go to Shrewsbury's official accommodation list here. Also the very helpful people at Shrewsbury Visitor Information Centre, in the market square where you can also buy tickets for the festival -  Tel 01743 258888,, There is a whole range of accommodation across the area.

Do you need volunteers?

Yes. The festival will be entirely dependent on volunteers. We’ll need 100 people to donate their time in order for the event to succeed. Our festival is privately-funded and without community support, we won’t last. We need you to help. You can support us by telephoning 01952 432175 or emailing

Disabled Access to the festival

The festival is held on grass but is fairly flat. We will let carers in for free with a registered disabled person.

Will pictures be taken of my child?

Shropshire Kids Festival have official photographers on site, where the images may be used in promotion of our event via the internet or social media.  Our Photographers will always be wearing official lanyards and will always try to ask permission of the parent or guardian. If you have seen an image of your child having a lovely time that you wish for us to remove from any of our online social media please contact


We are sorry but dogs are NOT are allowed into the event.

Parking in Shrewsbury

Please click this link to find upto date information on parking! 

Off Street Parking

There are 12 car parks in the Shrewsbury, providing approximately 2645 spaces. The enforcement of car parks is undertaken by a team of Civil Enforcement Officers employed directly by Shropshire Council

Raven Meadows (Multi-storey)

Long/Short Stay 
Open Mon to Sat 7.00am to 7.00pm and  Sun 10:00am to 5:00pm

St Julian Friars

Long Stay

Abbey Foregate

Long Stay

Frankwell Main

Long/Short Stay - open until midnight and has a 24 hour exit which does not permit entry.

Frankwell Riverside

Short Stay - Up to 3 hours

Frankwell Quay

Short Stay - Up to 3 hours

Bridge Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

Barker Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours (owner - Morris Property)

St Austin's Street

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

The Tannery

Short Stay - Up to 2 hours

The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre

Short Stay

The car parks are fully accessible 24/7, with the exception of Raven Meadows and Frankwell Main and Riverside car parks of which the access and/or opening times are detailed above.

Car parks are "Pay and Display" except Raven Meadows Multi Storey, where a "Pay on Foot" system is in operation.

There are no concessions for holders of Disabled Blue Badges.

On Street Parking

All town centre street parking is pay and display only. Blue and yellow pay machines are located next to every parking bay in Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Charging Hours are Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 8.00pm (including bank holidays)

The maximum length of stay in most town centre streets is one hour with no returned for two hours, a few have a two hour limit, see the notices on the pay and display machines.

Getting Around Shrewsbury

By Train

Shrewsbury's Railway Station is located in the town centre, by the Castle, the shops and the historic buildings. There is an hourly train service from London Euston via Birmingham or Wolverhampton (less on Sundays) and good connections to other towns. Journey time from London is approximately three hours.

Please do check with the train companies for specific details over the festival weekend

By Coach

National Express runs two direct services from London Victoria and connections from other UK towns serviced by the network. Tel: 08705 808080 for further details.

Park and Ride - Saturday ONLY

Shrewsbury operates an excellent Park and Ride service, which is a cheap and convenient way of getting into the town centre. There are three Park and Ride sites - all signed from main approach roads. Buses run every 20 minutes from 7.30am (8am on Saturdays) to 6.30pm daily except Sundays. There are stops and pick-up points throughout the town centre. Colour coded tickets make it easier to find the right bus.

Wheelchair Mobility

Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders. These spaces cab be found on Shoplatch, Castle Street, St. Mary's Street, Claremont Street and Roushill. Parking is free if displaying the badge and clock for the period as indicated on the signs.

Designated parking spaces for disabled people in Raven Meadows multi-storey and in Abbey Foregate car park. Normal car parking charges apply. Some Hackney Carriage taxis are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible buses operate on all three Park and Ride routes. Normal charges apply.

Shrewsbury Shop Mobility

Operates from Raven Meadows car park, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Electronic scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire. Reservations are recommended, telephone 01743 236900

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