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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 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.

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?

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.

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.

Scofflaw Brewing Co. Set to Storm London, Manchester, Leeds

Scofflaw Brewing Co logo

Widely known in the United States as Southern American hooligans, Scofflaw Brewing Co’s co-founders Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, are bringing their craft beer elixirs to the United Kingdom come late September/early October. Emerging from meager beginnings, Scofflaw’sknown for having built a full-on bootlegged brewing operation in an Atlanta, Georgia cellar. After acquiring the proper licensing, the brewery has become one of the fastest growing craft beer brands in the US and maybe the world, all in just two years’ time. Combine this growth with the unique partnership between Scofflaw CEO Matt Shirah and BrewDog CEO James Watt, and you have the driving force behind their desire to bring beer Scofflaw’s independent brews to Europe.