Within a few minutes walk from The International Centre, there are many leisure and entertainment attractions, as well as hotels.

We believe that all this makes Telford the ideal location to host The Bonsai Show Live. But don’t just take our word for it, look through the attractions below and see for yourself.

Telford Southwater

Telford Southwater is packed with exciting attractions including a state of the art library, IMAX Cinema, Ice Rink, Tenpin Bowling and Mecca Bingo.

If you are a foodie, then Southwater has a wide range of restaurants and café bars serving a selection of cuisines from around the world including rustic and traditional English, Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Mexican.

Southwater also has its very own cocktail bar, whether its an Espresso Martini or a Mojito after a great night out or just to catch up with friends.

Southwater also boasts Telford Town Park with its 162 hectares of green space, numerous play areas and its aerial ropes and mini golf adventure course.

Making your trip to The Bonsai Show Live a family trip is easy with Telford offering so much in terms of entertainment, shopping, dinning and drinking, accommodation and experiences. There is something for every member of your family.

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Telford Town Centre

Telford Centre is a million square foot Shopping Centre and boasts over 160 stores, cafés and restaurants.  The centre is the largest Shopping Centre in Shropshire with key anchor stores M&S, Next, Zara and Primark.

Southern Quarter a brand new eating and leisure area opened in 2017 with eateries such as Fridays and Creams, this sits next to Southwater and compliments an evening out with friends and family.

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Telford Exotic Zoo

Telford Exotic Zoo is located within Telford Town Park and just a short walk from The International Centre and Telford Southwater. With a Rainforest Zone, Desert Zone, Nocturnal Area and a Farmyard, Exotic Zoo is a great learning experience for young and old visitors alike.

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With all of the attractions, why not make your visit a family weekend. Within minutes walk of The International Centre, there are a number of hotels, both as part of The International Centre and Telford Southwater.

Travelodge Southwater

The nearest hotel to The International Centre and located just minutes from Telford Southwater and Telford Shopping Centre, the Travelodge Southwater offers prime accommodation spot. Event, food, drink, bed and then breakfast.

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International Hotel

Adjoining The International Centre, the International hotel provides easy access to the event and is only a five minute walk to Telford Shoutwater and Telford Shopping Centre.

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International Centre Hotel

Part of the Premier Inn chain, the International Centre Hotel is centrally located within the Telford Southwater area. With easy access to all of the Southwater attractions as well as 60 seconds from the Telford Shopping, there is no better location.

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Holiday Inn Telford

Situated next to The International Centre and only a short stroll to Telford Shopping Centre and Southwater, the Holiday Inn Telford offers free parking and is located just off the M54.

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