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The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway signs

The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway (LWR) is situated in a beautiful part of countryside between the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Lincolnshire coast. Based at Ludborough Station, the railway is only a short distance from Grimsby, the seaside resort of Cleethorpes, and from the historic market town of Louth, making it an ideal stop-off for anyone visiting Lincolnshire.  

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge

Ironbridge Gorge town

For a historical take on spring celebrations, enter the Victorian town of Blists Hill, one of the 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the Bank Holiday Weekend of 5th – 7th May. 

Families are invited to join the townsfolk on The Green and try their skills at some traditional Victorian games including quoits, walking with stilts and skipping. 

Elsewhere the townsfolk will be busy sprucing up their houses now the finer days have arrived, as well as making ‘May Baskets’, which is the art of decorating a gift basket with flowers and ribbons for friends and neighbours. They will also be arranging spring flower displays and pressing colourful blooms to keep for winter, when spring will be just a memory.

Celebrating 250 Years of Circus

Circus credit Pete Maclaine

2018 marks a very special year for acrobats, clowns, jugglers and ringmasters everywhere - it’s 250 years since the circus was first born, right here in the UK! And as World Circus Day takes place on April 21st, we take a look at how UK acts sparked a global movement.

To celebrate the special 250th anniversary, circuses are travelling up and down the country to take their acts to more people than ever before. And combining amazing vintage and contemporary-style acts, from fire-eating to laser light shows, circuses offer a family-friendly, affordable day out for everyone. 

Bateaux London sails off with top tourism award

Top tourism award

One of London’s leading visitor attractions has scooped a top tourism award. Thames dining cruise company Bateaux London saw off competition from visitor attractions, hotels, and restaurants across the UK to be named Best Dining Experience at the 2018 British Coach Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the multi-billion-pound coach tourism sector and were presented by television presenter Angela Rippon at a prestigious ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

Bateaux London provides a dining experience with a difference on the river Thames; offering corporate and leisure visitors fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular views of some of London’s most historic and iconic sights.

Cosy Cottages and Pods near Ellesmere, Shropshire

Cosy Cottages and Pods near Ellesmere, Shropshire

Castle Farm Holidays Shropshire, is a small family run holiday site, offering a variety of holiday accomodation, situated in the rural hamlet odf Dudleston, Near Ellesmere, Shropshire.

Escape to the countryside to enjoy a relaxing break, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

We have two, four star holiday cottages:-

Both cottages have their own private hot tub, and are fully enclosed, with access to our field for dogs to have a run in.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is the perfect place to start your exploration of the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit the new and improved exhibition where you can meet the Condover Mammoth and dip into the stories of some of the people, places and products within this special landscape.

The refurbished rotunda area offers outstanding footage with the new panoramic film in high definition, soaring over the hills, towns and rivers of the surrounding landscape on a bigger screen than ever before. Carrying on his dad, Pete’s legacy, professional actor, Billy Postlethwaite narrates the journey where, from the height of Clee Hill to the valley of Clun, you’ll see the local landscape like you’ve never seen it before.

Come and enjoy traditional sailing on the Broads… even if you can’t sail!

Come and enjoy traditional sailing on the Broads… even if you can’t sail!

Enjoy a skippered sail in a beautiful 1930s sailing yacht on the Norfolk Broads this season.  Here at Hunter’s Yard we not only offer boats for hire to sailors, but we can provide non-sailors with a wonderful experience on the Broads too.  Up to four people can enjoy a skippered sail starting at £74 for a 2 hour sail (that’s for the boat, not per person) where you can either sit back and let the Skipper take the helm, or you can help out as much or as little as you like.  Your skipper will gladly ‘teach you the ropes’ if you’re keen to learn.  Longer sails are available too… 3 hours, 4 hours, or whole days.

It’s all go at Amerton Railway in 2018!

It’s all go at Amerton Railway in 2018!

Amerton Railway has lots of going on in the 2018 season which starts at Easter and runs till the end of October ! : Look out for Santa coming to Amerton on Saturdays and Sundays in December : Kids get a present & mum & dad get a sherry and a warm mince !

“Diana” the only Kerr Stuart ‘Sirdar’ class loco running in the UK is now based at Amerton and will run our spring Sunday trains while resident steamers “Isabel” & “Jennie” are having their 10 Year Boiler Examinations and some TLC !

It’s all go at Amerton Railway in 2018!

Continue the thrill of Goodwood’s Festival of Speed at The Grand Folly Hotel

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed

Experience the Festival of Speed differently this year. Stay at the nearby luxury Grand Folly Hotel for a truly unique adventure under the stars.

Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, will be upon us on 12-15 July 2018. And this year it’s a special one, as it’s the event’s Silver Jubilee. The Festival’s 25 years will be celebrated in style, featuring some major landmarks in its history. As well as this, you can expect to immerse yourself in the thrill of the much-loved Hillclimb, feast your eyes over super cars and Edwardian leviathans alike in the paddocks, and enjoy the aesthetics of the Style et Luxe contest entries.