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Slow Travel in Sheinton

School Farm Holidays is situated in the beautiful rural hamlet of Sheinton in Shropshire.  The farm on which we are situated is semi dormant with some grazing sheep, naughty goats and wild deer competing for space with the abundance of wildlife present. 

Allow the children to pick fruit in the orchard, run free in the pastures and paddle in the brook without a phone or tablet in sight.  We provide eye spy tick lists to count the animals, insects and plants they locate and have viewing platforms to help view the animals in their natural habitats.  Make the most of the picnic benches to sit, relax and eat in total peace and quiet.

Once totally relaxed and settled you will feel ready to explore the region's rich history and charming local towns at a leisurely pace.  Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth both boast streets lined with charming independent shops, galleries, and boutiques selling a variety of goods, from handmade crafts and artisanal products to antiques and souvenirs.   After a day of exploring, relax and unwind in a cozy pub or tearoom. Enjoy traditional pub fare, locally brewed ales, or indulge in afternoon tea with homemade cakes and sandwiches.

Much Wenlock provides historic gems such as the Wenlock Priory, dating back to the 12th century and offering a glimpse back into medieval religious life.  The Guildhall dates from the 16th century and is a striking timber-framed building that houses a museum and visitor centre. Here, you can learn about Much Wenlock's history, including its connections to the Olympic Games and the influential local figure Dr. William Penny Brookes.

Slightly further afield (7 miles) is the Ironbridge Gorge where you can learn about the Industrial Revolution, and the Severn Valley Railway in Bridgnorth (8 miles) offers scenic steam train rides through the countryside.

The surrounding countryside around the site is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and quite simply stunning. There are several National and local walking and cycling trails that offer breath taking views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Wenlock Edge, a limestone escarpment, is particularly popular for its scenic walks.  Follow the dramatic peaks of the Long Mynd with a leisurely picnic by the river severn or simply taking in the beauty of the countryside from the comfort of your private patio. 

In short we believe a couple of days staying with us will give you the perfect opportunity to explore Shropshire, relax and unwind and create a meaningful and memorable experience for all the family.   

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