Ram-raiders drove a car into the entrance of a leisure centre in Bishop’s Castle.
The culprits managed to smash the glass doors to the SpArC centre in the town at about 4.30am yesterday.
Police are treating the incident as a burglary although nothing is believed to have been stolen at this stage.
Staff say activities at the centre will continue as normal and repairs will be carried out as soon as possible. It is not yet known how much repairs will cost.
Constable Chris Young, of West Mercia Police, who is investigating the incident, said forensic evidence left at the scene was being examined and police believed a red vehicle was used.
“I would urge anyone who has seen or heard anything which might be connected to this incident or has seen a red vehicle in the area during the relevant time to contact police on 101,” he said.
“I am also keen to hear from anyone who might know of a friend, neighbour or family member with a damaged red vehicle or has seen or been asked to repair damage to such a vehicle since the early hours of Thursday morning,” he added.
Alan Doust, headteacher at Bishop’s Castle Community College, said pupil use of SpArC had not been disrupted because they had access to another entrance, but voiced his disappointment at the actions.
He said: “We are really, really disappointed that people can do this and think they can get away with it. I hope they are caught.”