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Glamping at Wigwam

Wigwam® Holidays – think heated cabins, great locations and a chance for you to create fabulous memories! The glamping accommodation provider has sites nationwide situated in beautiful locations: from a sun-kissed Cornish beach to the rippling edge of a mysterious, tranquil Scottish Loch, and anything in-between.

Our cabins are made in Scotland from sustainable timber and are fully insulated and heated. Each cabin also has a lockable door, comfy mattresses, Velux® windows and storage space as standard. Some cabins are also en-suite and include a kitchenette, dining area and some even have an outdoor hot tub too!

Gloucestershire & Warwick Railway

Gloucestershire & Warwick Railway

Gloucestershire & Warwick Railway - The Friendly Line in the Cotswolds offers a unique opportunity to sample train travel from 50 years ago.  The world was changing rapidly and so on our 29 mile round trip you can sample the glory of steam and those “new” diesel railcars with the panoramic views – and for the children (young and old!) those seats right behind the driver to see what he sees.  Large diesel locos also haul some services.

You pass through glorious Cotswolds scenery; to the west the Vale of Evesham, the Malverns and Wales.  To the east the Cotswolds climb steeply uphill.  

The History of Cider

Cider Museum

The Cider Museum is a social history museum housed in an original 1889 cidermaking factory. There’s far more to the building than first meets the eye, and no wonder – it’s designed to look at the whole cidermaking industry, from its earliest beginnings through to the mass production methods which exist today. Visitors can find out about methods – how the apples were milled and pressed and how the resulting juice was fermented to produce cider – and about Herefordshire’s history.

A greener future for travel? 

Greener travel - an aeroplane

The British government is seeking to make the UK greener. In fact, the goal is to become a zero-emission zone by 2040. To that end, the government is looking at all areas of waste production, and in particular, the issues of fuel and waste. So, what if waste and fuel could solve each other’s problems? 

Enter biofuel – the answer to the problems with environmentally-unfriendly fuels and the rising cost of dealing with the UK’s waste. With biofuel, waste matter can be used to create a greener fuel alternative and it’s already being used on some commercial flights. So where does biofuel stand when it comes to freight transport fuel? 

A Day at Diggerland – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!

Little girl on digger at Diggerland

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery, under the guidance of fully trained staff - no driving licence required!

With 4 sites across the UK located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire you’re never too far away from digging to your heart's content. 

Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer - whether it’s enjoying the view on Skyshuttle, hanging tight on Spindizzy, or digging dirt with a 6 ton digger, there is something for all ages!

An array of festive cheer as singer announces Christmas show

Anna Reay announces Christmas show

Whickham-born singer Anna Reay will be ringing in the festive season after announcing a one off Christmas show at the Sage Gateshead.

‘Anna Reay at Christmas’, will take place in Sage Two on December 6, 2018 and follows on from the success of her previous Sage Gateshead sell out show One Enchanted Evening last year, and Great Ladies of Song. 

The classically trained songstress was inspired to create the show after receiving requests from her followers to record a Christmas EP which she has completed in time for the event.

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Madame Tussauds Blackpool

Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and get a selfie with your favourite stars, mingle with British TV personalities, pop royalty and even MARVEL SUPER HEROES in wax form.

Make long-lasting memories as you hang out with telly favourites; Ant and Dec, Jeremy Kyle and Paddy McGuiness. Not only that but head down to the Festival Fields area for a spot of karaoke and the chance to rub shoulders with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs, away from the crowds.

Throughout your visit, you’ll even have the chance to walk through the Coronation Street set and sit down for a cheeky pint in the perfect recreation of the Rover’s Return pub.

The Bear Grylls Adventure Opens Its Doors To The Public For The First Time

The Bear Grylls Adventure

On Wednesday 12th September the first guests were welcomed into the £20M global first Bear Grylls Adventure attraction in Birmingham. 

Bear himself visited the attraction to give the exciting, adrenalin-filled activities the final once over. He said: “It was incredible to see this for the first time, after two years of planning. It’s all about bringing that spirit of endeavour into one place. This is the UK’s ultimate adventure destination where people can experience so many of the world’s most exciting challenges.

“You don’t have to go to the furthest mountain range or the deepest sea anymore, we’ve brought it all under one roof in Birmingham!

Meadowhall Cooks Up a Spooktacular Storm with The Witches Kitchen

 Witches’ Kitchen

Families across the region are invited to get into their gruesome gear and enter the Witches Kitchen at Meadowhall this half term, ready to enjoy some frightfully good fun.

Free to attend following registration, the Witches’ Kitchen will see monstrous mini master chefs travel through the tunnel of terror (watching out for slimy snails and wiggly worms) to the Cordon Bleurgh school. They’ll meet Scratch the Cat, sing toe-tingling songs together and help him sniff out the kitchen’s missing ingredient. Perfect for children aged 4-10 years old, the Witches Kitchen will be found on the Lower High Street in Meadowhall from 29 October – 4 November 2018. Sessions will run every 20 minutes from 10am and 2.30pm Monday – Saturday and 11am to 3.30pm on Sunday.

Tea Break Theatre present: Frankenstein

Tea Break Theatre present: Frankenstein

A spark of life, a flash... and something new is created. A scientist brings life from death, a young woman invents a new genre of literature and both will be known by the same name: Frankenstein.

This Hallowe’en, Tea Break Theatre unravel their new immersive production of Mary Shelley’stwisting tale of the perils of stretching the boundaries of nature. In the 200th year of its publication, this electric adaptation will transport you away from everything safe and familiar into a world of uncertainty, experimentation and danger.

Enter Sutton House, step into the past and be swept away into a story which seeks to answerthe ultimate question... who is the monster?

Raise A Glass To The Greatest Showman Who Has Ever Lived

The Greatest Showman

A new festival -The Greatest Festival - inspired by the the award-winning movie – The Greatest Showman, will be heading to Winchester this October and Bristol and Liverpool this November.

The Greatest Festival, set to tour the UK, will feature lives singers from The Greatest Showman and other movie mega tunes. Audience participation is fully encouraged, turning the festival into a huge sing-a-long that would put a huge smile on the face of Barnum himself.

Limited Edition Early Bird Tickets now Live for LIVE WELL LONDON

Limited Edition Early Bird Tickets now Live for LIVE WELL LONDON

Secure your ticket to London’s inspirational, inclusive and experiential health, fitness and wellbeing event, Old Billingsgate 1-3 March 2019. A limited number of first release 1 and 2 day tickets are now on sale, as well as select LIVE WELL VIP tickets, with a host of added benefits, for the ultimate LIVE WELL experience! Early bird tickets represent more than a third off on the door prices – and with classes, interactive workshops, inspirational talks, and live kitchen demos included in the ticket price - now’s the time to secure a place at the first health and wellness event in the 2019 calendar. 

A Taste For Waste - Fresh Thinking Café opens

Fresh Thinking Café opens

An unusual pop-up café is opening in East London this October, where diners will be able to enjoy a tasting menu of delicious dishes, inspired by the most commonly wasted ingredients in the UK.

Every dish on the Fresh Thinking Café menu is based on suggestions from the public, and uses surplus food from local suppliers, wherever possible. The tasting menu features a variety of imaginative dishes incorporating bread, bagged salad and fresh veg – just some of the nation’s most wasted foods.

The café will be run by home appliance experts Hotpoint and opened by Jamie Oliver. It marks the finale of Hotpoint’s Fresh Thinking for Forgotten Food campaign, which encourages everyone to think differently about ‘forgotten food’ in the kitchens.

Lumley Castle - Autumn Offer For Group Bookings

Lumley Castle

An historic North East venue is ushering in autumn with a special offer for group bookings. 630-year-old Lumley Castle, overlooking the Emirates Cricket Ground at Chester-le-Street, is a four-star hotel set within a 14th century castle and is one of the region’s top leisure, wedding and conference venues.

Now, it is offering groups visiting some of the area’s world-famous attractions – such as The Angel of the North, Durham Cathedral and Castle and the intu Metrocentre shopping mall – dinner, bed and breakfast from just £69.50 per person.

And, for parties of more than 30, the coach driver and tour operator will be welcomed free of charge.

Terrifyingly great day out at Safari Park

Safari Park lions

Blair Drummond Safari Park is dialling up the fright-factor this year with a brand-new Halloween event which offers a full day of frights and fun for the whole family, HalloWild. 

A number of Alice in Wonderland-inspired Fright Rooms will be the biggest installation at the park during the event. Visitors will be immersed in a world of special effects and spooky illusions which will make pulses race.  The rooms have been created with the support of a designer in the US who has previously worked on movies such as ‘Hellraiser’. Organisers warn these Hollywood inspired fright rooms are no place for scaredy cats! 

Sea Life Launches Spooktacular In-Tank Trail For Halloween

Sealife Centre Logo

WHAT: Immersive in-tank trail at Sea Life, celebrating the creepy creatures of the deep – help the Sea Witch find the magic potion ingredients and claim your treasure

WHERE: SEA LIFE centres across the UK*

WHEN: 20 October – 4 November**

PRICE: From £9.95

Take a step into the creepy deep at SEA LIFE this Halloween and navigate the Ascarium; an immersive trail which takes you past some of the scariest sea creatures.

For a limited time only, five potion ingredients will be hidden in various tanks throughout the Ascarium, and guests will need to find them before making their way to the Sea Witch’s lair.

Kidzania London celebrates and inspires young entrepreneurs at 2018 kidpreneur festival

Kidzania London celebrates and inspires young entrepreneurs at 2018 kidpreneur festival

Following the sell-out success of its inaugural event in 2017, KidZania London, the indoor-city run by kids, announces today that KidPreneur is back for 2018; a day long festival dedicated to celebrating young entrepreneurship and inspiring the next generation of innovators and business leaders. 

KidPreneur, which will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018, will see a panel of young entrepreneurs takeover of the city. Families visiting KidZania during the KidPreneur festival can attend Q&A sessions in the Theatre with each of the talented young business leaders, who will share real insights into how they started their business ventures and their personal journey to success, as well as imparting tips to kids on how to make their business dreams a reality. 

COMPETITION - Screamfest - Have you got what it takes to face your fears?

COMPETITION - Screamfest - Have you got what it takes to face your fears?

Win tickets to this year’s blood curdling extreme fright night - Screamfest in the Midlands. With 5 immersive attractions and gruesome live entertainment it brings your worst nightmares to life for 15 nights of fear facing fun.

Based at the National Forest Adventure Farm, in Tatenhill, Staffordshire, Screamfest sees the usually family friendly farm transformed for a series of unique fright nights during October and November.

New for 2018 is the attraction’s largest indoor scare maze Insomnia. Step in to your worst nightmare as you frantically try to escape from the ultimate bad dream.

Raise Money On The Slopes With SubJam

Raise Money On The Slopes With SubJam and BEYOND

Subvert Boardstore at BEYOND, is pleased to be hosting one of the Greater Manchester’s most highly anticipated (and unusual) fundraising events. Now in its 11th year, SubJam will hit the Chill Factore slope, for a spectacular snowboarding event that will see a series of seriously fun activities arrive at Manchester’s home of adventure, with all donations going directly to The Christie. 

UK confesses cheating habits in the first monopoly confessions of a cheater cab

MONOPOLY Cheaters Edition

The MONOPOLY Cheaters Cab will visit trademark locations on the MONOPOLY board including fan favourite spots like Leicester Square, The Strand and Bond Street. Fans will be asked to keep an eye out for the MR MONOPOLY character travelling through London as he invites patrons to make their confessions and reveal what they have got away with, inside the Cheaters Cab. Fans can also follow the London tour by using #ConfessionOfACheater.