Welcome to Darwin’s Den!

Shopping with the little ones can be a challenge at times – for all parties concerned. So we’ve got a little treat to keep you all sweet.

Our brand new, FREE indoor play facility in partnership with Little Rascals and Shrewsbury Town In The Community Charity is now open! 

You’ll find Darwin’s Den on the middle level of the Darwin Centre, to give you all a little respite on your shopping trip and allow the little ones to let off some pent-up steam with a variety of bespoke play equipment. 

Green Options Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of a brand new zero-waste shop at the Darwin Centre. Discover a wide range of single-use-plastic-free foods and household products in this eco-conscious store.

Dedicated environmentalists, Sam and Lillie from Green Options, aim to address the worryingly high usage of single-use plastic in Britain through stores such as theirs, which banish over-used single-use plastics such as film, packaging and bags. 

Selling a range of zero-waste items – from toiletries to lifestyle products, Green Options is an exciting addition to Shrewsbury’s shopping scene, having been introduced to the Centres by the Shropshire Youth Support Trust who have been supporting their start-up.

After spending a year working on organic farms, living almost plastic-free lives, Green Options’ owners Sam and Lillie began to think about setting up a waste-free shop. Having left the organic farms, they were struck by how challenging it was to do a plastic-free weekly shop in Shropshire.

Using alternatives to plastic packaging, and with refill options on offer, Green Options is resourceful and eco-conscious, encouraging customers to rethink their plastic shopping habits.

Intrigued? Pop in to find out more!

Sketch Your Own Superhero

Sketch Your Own Superhero

11am – 2pm
Wednesday 17th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April
Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th April

Bring the little ones to join Chris Ryder from Witty Pics at The Workshop Station in The Darwin Centre to draw their own superhero in these FREE fun workshops as part of our Superhero Spectacular and the Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival.

Chris will take them through the art of caricature creation and help them master their own style to create a superhero they can marvel at.

It’s a great opportunity to let their imaginations run riot and see their creations come to life on the page.

Learn the Art of Lino Print

10am – 1pm, Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th April

Join Amanda Hillier at The Workshop Station in The Darwin Centre to learn the art of Linoprint. Working with you to explore the composition, technique and method of lino printing, she’ll help you to design and carve your own lino block and create a series of vibrant and colourful prints to take home.

The workshops are open to all – whether you’ve a fleeting fancy for trying something new or want to learn a new skill, start up a new hobby or pastime and they are completely FREE to enjoy.


Superhero Spectacular!

11am – 4pm, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th April, Top Level, Pride Hill

Join us this Easter holiday to celebrate the upcoming launch of Marvel: Avengers End Game with three days of awesome Superhero-themed family fun, to keep your wannabe superheroes entertained!

We’ll have super-special guests swooping in to Darwin and Pride Hill – with a visit from Ironman on Tuesday and Spiderman on Thursday, who will meet and greet guests and pose for a selfie or two. Find them on the lower level of Darwin Centre and the Top Level of Pride Hill at intervals throughout the day!

Plus, there’s a whole heap of FREE fun as follows…


Day 1: Superhero Training School + Meet Iron Man

Master all your super-skills through our assault course and enjoy our superhero pants challenge, flying lessons and kryptonite disposal masterclasses.


Day 2: Make a Superhero Spoon

Get stuck in with our crafty supplies to create a superhero spoon puppet to take home or jump into our puppet theatre to create your own show!


Day 3: Create a Superhero Cape + Meet Spider-man

Get creative, designing your very own cape, complete with personalised superhero motif! Then swoosh your way, fighting crime and saving the day.

Discover unique and inspiring gifts at Meg Hawkins Retail Space

We’re delighted to welcome Shropshire-based, award winning artist, Meg Hawkins to Pride Hill in time for Christmas.

Until now, Meg as worked and sold from her studio in the Shropshire hills, where she creates beautiful watercolour pieces that reflect the movement and energy of her subjects. Renowned world-wide for her emotive and joyous work, Meg has expanded into kitchenware, lampshades, cushions, clothing, splash-backs and fabrics featuring her original artwork that make the ideal gifts for friends and loved ones or centre pieces for the home.

All these products can be found in her new store, here at Pride Hill, offering customers something new and a little bit different on their visit during the festive season.