Things To Do
Rally cars (5 miles from Bon Accueil)
Rally school offers a great range of activities and is a racing day experience you will never forget.
Rally Mania - guests will be taught by a professional rally driving instructor various techniques such as handbrake turns and how to cause and control power slides in fully prepared rally cars. The event finishes with a high speed passenger ride with instructor. Includes refreshments and winner's trophy.
Multi activity challenge - Rally driving, off-road 4x4 and a choice of either Blind Drive Challenge or Reverse Steer Autotest. Includes refreshments and winner's trophy.
Start times - 9.30 am or 12.30 pm - allow 3 hours at venue.
Rally School, Tilstock Airfield, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2HA
Tel No 0845 230 9867 www.rallyschool.co.uk
Golf and Spa (2 miles from Bon Accueil)
Stunningly located amidst acres of peaceful gardens, Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf and Spa is the perfect location. There is a relaxed country club ambience and stylish, modern interiors. For golfers, there are 2 challenging and professionally designed courses or, if you prefer, enjoy a leisurely swim in the pool before a massage in the Vital Health and Wellbeing Club. There is an elegant restaurant and bar.
Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf and Spa, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch, SY13 4HA
Hovercrafting (22 miles from Bon Accueil)
Learn to fly a hovercraft and then race over land and water. The most exhilarating motor sport to hit Shropshire in years. Whether you come to HoverDays just to hover or to do a combination of activities, the friendly staff will make sure your day out will not be forgotten! Activities include:-
- Extreme 4x4
- Blindfold driving
- Reverse steer buggy driving
HoverDays, Rednall Airfield, Oswestry, Shropshire
Telephone 01691 611897 www.hoverdays.co.uk
Go Karting (18 miles from Bon Accueil)
Go karting at Rednall Karting near Oswestry for wheel-to-wheel racing over a 1000m race track. Lots of packages available from £15 per person.
Rednall Karting, Rednall Industrial Estate, West Felton, Oswestry, SY11 4HS
Telephone 07989 471307 www.rednalkarting.co.uk
Balloon flights (2 miles from Bon Accueil)
Wickers World operates a fleet of 10 balloons and, each year, almost 4000 passengers choose to join them for an unforgettable airborne adventure. Flights are scheduled twice a day, seven days a week. Weather permitting, passengers can depart from the attractive launch site at Dearnford Lake, just one mile south of Whitchurch.
Wickers World, The Hawthorns, Great Haywood, ST18 0RA
Telephone 01889 882222 www.wickersworld.co.uk
The Buttermarket Night Club (20 miles from Bon Accueil)
The Buttermarket is Shropshire Tourism's Winner of 'Best Night Out' 2013. It is a multi-purpose entertainment venue, featuring Europe's biggest light and laser show, night club and much more.
The Buttermarket, Howard Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2LF
Telephone 01743 281712 www.thebuttermarket.co.uk
Canoeing (40 miles from Bon Accueil)
Sun Valley Canoeing specialises in Canadian-style canoe trips for families and parties whether novice or expert. The River Severn, which teems with wildlife, is the longest in Britain and winds through Shropshire, offering a magnificent opportunity to experience the county's natural beauty. On every trip there is a guide, who will supply you with buoyancy aids, give you tuition before you set off and accompany you down the river if required. Canoe trips operate from April to October.
Sun Valley Canoeing, 65 Friar's Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BJ
Telephone 07774 907326 www.canoeuk.com
Go-Ape (22 miles from Bon Accueil)
Go-Ape is a forest adventure. Days out with Go-Ape are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan. The classic and original Go-Ape experience is a 2-3 hours tree top adventure. You will be briefed before you fly down the zip-wire, leap off the Tarzan swing and tackle the crossing whilst enjoying some of Britain's most breathtaking scenery.
Go-Ape Delamere Forest - just off the B5152, CW8 2HZ
Telephone 0843 770 3818 www.goape.co.uk
Flying (12 miles from Bon Accueil)
Interested in watching planes or fancy a trial flight? Based at Sleap (pronounced Slape) Airfield, Shropshire Aero Club is conveniently located just south of Wem. Sleap is an ex-RAF field, formerly home to 93 Group Bomber Command and 38 Airborne Forces Group. The RAF left in 1964. The flying club operates 7 days a week on 2 licensed runways. There is a cafe restaurant.
Shropshire Aero Club, Sleap Aerodrome, Harmer Hill, Shropshire
Telephone 01939 232882
Adventure Activities (32 miles from Bon Accueil)
The Edge is a multi-activity adventure centre based in Much Wenlock, Shropshire offering a wide range of outdoor activities within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Quad biking/trekking
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Mountain boarding/grass boarding
- High ropes
- Zip line
Prices from £15 for the high ropes, £25 quad biking for 6-11 yrs, £30 for 12-15 yrs and £45 for 16 yrs and over. Mountain/grass boarding £20 for a 2 hour session.
Telephone 01952 727491 or mobile 07967 565266 www.theedgeadventure.co.uk
Horse Riding (12 miles from Bon Accueil)
Near the historic town of Market Drayton, Freshfields gives lessons to people of all ages and abilities. They offer hacking through beautiful countryside, have indoor and outdoor schools and a jumping paddock which is ideal for the more experienced rider. Lessons are given in riding and stable management. They also have school holiday fun days and children's summer camps.
Freshfields Equestrian Centre, Longford, Market Drayton, RF9 3PW
Telephone 01630 652495 www.ridingschool.org.uk
Clay Pigeon Shooting (11 miles from Bon Accueil)
Fun for everybody whether private individuals, hen parties or serious clay pigeon shooters.
Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire.
Telephone 08447 455008 www.thebigshoot.co.uk
Golf (2 miles from Bon Accueil)
Two 18 hole courses at Hill Valley Golf and Country Club.
Terrick Road, Whitchurch.
Telephone 0870 1942133
Championship course at Hawkstone Park (10 miles)
Telephone 01939 200611
Whitchurch Sports and Leisure Centre
Whitchurch Sports and Leisure Centre, Sir John Talbot's Technology College, Heath Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2BY
Telephone 01948 660660
The facility consists of:-
- Sports hall - badminton (4 courts), 5-a-side football, basketball, netball, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, cricket (2 indoor nets) and archery
- Gymnasium - for trampolining, gymnastics, martial arts, aerobics and table tennis
- Fitness suite - with resistance and cardio - vascular equipment
- Full size floodlit all-weather pitch for hockey and football
- Grass pitches for football
- Outdoor tennis courts (4), outdoor netball courts (2)
- Changing facilities for indoor and outdoor activities
Walking and cycling
Shropshire and the surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and ramblers, whether tackling a challenging walk across the hills or a pleasant stroll in the countryside. Highlights close to Bon Accueil include the local prehistoric mosses and meres (SSSIs) which also provide rich rewards for bird-watchers. The Shropshire Way and The Sandstone Trail both pass close by and, within a short drive, you can visit Pistyll Rhaeadr which, at 240 ft tall, is the highest waterfall in Wales and England.
Details of walks in Shropshire can be found at www.shropshirewalking.co.uk.
It's also great to get out and about on a bike in Shropshire. Discover hundreds of miles of National Cycle Network routes along quiet lanes; explore traffic-free trails along old railways and waterways; follow the cycle rides to historic towns or get muddy on mountain bike tracks in woods and forests. Whitchurch is a great base for several routes ranging from 9 to 27 miles. Cycled over a day with a picnic lunch or stopover at a local pub these really are great routes to explore the area, navigating a maze of quiet country lanes taking in mosses, canals, meres and gentle hills.
Details of cycle routes in Shropshire can be found at www.shropshirecycling.co.uk.
Further information about this truly wonderful county can be found at www.shropshiretourism.co.uk