New independent traders’ gallery to open in The Darwin

A new specially created shopping gallery for independent traders will be developed in The Darwin Shopping Centre later this year. Called The Collective, the space – which was formerly home to QVC – will house up to 10 independent businesses, with work set to begin in the autumn.

With the town’s Pride Hill Centre set to be redeveloped to create more flexible town centre space for the future, several businesses will soon relocate to the Darwin Centre, including some national stores, and independent businesses will be offered the opportunity to relocate to The Collective.

The new gallery will also form a destination in Shrewsbury for people looking for something unique, local and special.

Free Fun Activities for While at Home

Just because we can’t put on fun events and creative workshops right now – doesn’t mean the fun and creativity should stop!

Here you will find a variety of activities that you can download for free to enjoy with your children or even challenge yourself with some of our puzzle sheets.

Simply click on one of the links below to download the PDF to your device. You can then print off at home or keep on screen while working through them.


Activity Download Packs:

Activity Pack (Set 5)
May VE Day, delicious scones and more.
Activity Pack (Set 4)
Spot the difference & multiplayer games.
Activity Pack (set 4) answers
Banana & Toffee Ice Cream Recipe
Mindfulness Activity
Animal Yoga for kids
Shrewsbury Easter Activity Packs
Thank you to key workers – Colouring
Shrewsbury Kids Pack (Set 1)
Shrewsbury Kids Pack (Set 1) answers
Shrewsbury Adults pack (set 1)
Shrewsbury Adults pack (set 1) answers
Little Rascals Colouring in Templates
Ramm the Rhino – Colouring LR
Kixxy the Kangaroo – Colouring LR
Lenny The Lion – Colouring LR
Bella – Colouring LR

Treasure Hunt Worksheets

Are you looking for something to keep the kids entertained? Why not download one of Shrewsbury Shopping Centre’s themed treasure hunts!

Treasure hunts can be enjoyed by children of all ages and are a fun activity for both inside and outside of the house, so come rain or shine, there’s always something to explore!

You could even offer a reward for each completed hunt? Or encourage children to make up one of their own treasure hunts for the rest of the family to enjoy?


Free Easter Fun While at Home

Free Easter Fun for All

Looking for some easy, printable craft ideas, recipes and activities to do at home this Easter to ease the boredom? We’ve created this activity pack including a FREE Easter bunny handprint craft tutorial, Easter bunny biscuit recipe, Easter Yarn threading decoration making guide and a nature hunt bingo.


We would love to hear how you got along with our pack! Show us your fabulous creations by tagging us on Instagram and Facebook and including the hashtag #ShrewsburyShopping

Pups permitted!


We’re pleased to announce that, from Monday 17th February 2020, man’s best friends will be welcome at The Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres!

Please feel free to bring your dog into the centres when you visit, however we ask that you check with individual stores for their policy on allowing dogs in-store.

Your dog(s) remains your responsibility whilst on these premises.


Doggy Dos and Don’ts!

If you bring your dog to The Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres, we ask you to please follow the simple petiquette outlined below to ensure an enjoyable visit for all.

  • Please keep your dog on a lead at all times while visiting The Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside Shopping Centres.
  • Please ask stores for their individual doggy policy.
  • Please don’t leave your dog unattended or unsupervised at any time.
  • Please do not let your dog onto the escalators for their own safety.
  • Please don’t let your dog cause a nuisance by barking, jumping up at or pestering fellow shoppers.
  • Please clean up after your dog.