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Easter delight: Severn Valley Country Park building work on schedule

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Severn Valley Country Park are holding a series of fun-filled trails and events this Easter school holidays as extensions to the Visitor Centre, café and toilets runs on schedule.

The foundation works have been completed and the steel framework of the extension has been built. As the steel girders were craned into place, it was exciting to see the extension begin to take shape over a couple of days.

Over the next couple of weeks, the floor of the extension will be laid and, the once the bricklayers are on site, the walls should go up in a couple of days.

Portable loos, which include accessible toilets and a baby change, are available during the refurbishment of the onsite toilets, until the work is completed.

The new volunteer’s room is also approaching completion and is expected to be open in time for the Easter holidays, as the rangers and volunteers prepare to hold free craft drop- in events.

Railway and fields at Severn Valley Country Park

Severn Valley Country Park

Easter events at Severn Valley Country Park

During the Easter holidays, there will be a number of fun ranger-led events at Severn Valley Country Park.

Wednesday 17 April – Free Easter craft drop in session

Wednesday 24 April – Children will be able to join the free unicorn and dinosaur mask- making sessions

Friday 26 April – Free pond dipping drop-in.

Throughout the Easter holidays (13-28 April), children can take part in a self-led trail with the family helping Billy the Park Ranger Bear find the right clothes to wear in the ever-changing British weather (map £2).

From Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April, visit the park and enjoy a self-led Easter Egg Hunt (map £1). For more details, please call 01746 781192.

Children with a ranger at Severn Valley Country Park

Mini-Woodland Beasts event at Severn Valley Country Park

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said:

“Severn Valley Country Park is well-loved by locals and visitors alike and I’m delighted that work to improve the park for local people and as a visitor destination is on schedule to be completed on time.

“It’s also a testament to staff and volunteers at the park that we are still able to host so many wonderful family events over the Easter school holidays and offer a fantastic outdoor experience.”

Funding for the extension is the result of a successful grant application to the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) under the Marches LEP Tourism Infrastructure priority. The total cost of the project will be around £411,000, of which £295,839 will be grant-funded.

For more information about Severn Valley Country Park, click here.