Ideal choice for shopaholics.
Telford is an excellent choice for many a shopaholic.
Visitors from far and wide regularly make the pilgrimage to Telford Shopping Centre, which lies in the heart of town.
Surrounded by tall glossy buildings, this modern purporse-built centre is among the biggest and best shopping centres in the county. Open seven days a week, with parking for over 4,000 cars, it is all geared up for a great family day out.
The family-friendly venue features a fleet of Kiddie Cars for hire to help keep the little ones entertained while you shop till you drop. They provide an interesting and safe way for you and your children to explore the centre.
It also has a Quiet Room, located within the Shopmobility Unit, where visitors can experience dimmed lighting and soft furnishings. The room also provides a quiet space for people affected by autism, if they require some time out from a busy shopping environment, which they may find stressful.
And of course, as the centre is right next door to Southwater, with its myriad selection of restaurants, you can easily find a place where you can drop down your shopping bags for a while, as you take a break from the malls to tuck in.
The nearby market town of Wellington offers an alternative shopping experience, with plenty of free parking.
It features traditional independent shops, which offer a personal service, as well as a regular and popular market.
Established in 1244, Wellington Market is both an outdoor and fully heated indoor market hall, housing over 80 shopping units.
Some of the finest food outlets around can be found in the market, with everything from bakers to butchers, and fish to fruit and veg. The market cafes are always a popular place to stop off, and the delicatessens is a must visit for hams, cheeses and goodies from near and far.
Oakengates also boasts a weekly market that takes place every Saturday between the hours of 9am - 4pm in Theatre Square and along Limes Walk. The market boasts a selection of stalls selling well-priced products including fruit and vegetables, breads and cakes, eggs and pickles, tools and textiles.
Telford Town Centre is a popular choice for shoppers, while the market towns of Wellington and Oakengates boast many independent shops and businesses