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Scone Palace in Top 20 most pet-friendly places in the world

Scone Palace

Scone Palace, one of Scotland's favourite visitor attractions, has been named one of the most pet-friendly places to visit in the world, and voted animal lovers' favourite in Scotland.

The historic Perthshire attraction, ancient crowning place of the Kings of Scotland and a popular events venue, came in the Top 20 favourite places for pets ina poll of more than 10,000 people in 130 countries.

Scone Palace was named in the top seven of the U.K.'s most pet-friendly places and outranked several other famous Scottish locations, making it the animal lovers' favourite in Scotland.

DELPHINA HOTELS NAMED GREEN HERO AT THE UK’S LEADING GREEN AWARDS

Delphina wins ‘P.E.A. Travel’ award

Delphina Hotels & Resorts; a collection of eight 4 and 5 star luxury destinations in northern Sardinia, has won the ‘P.E.A. Travel’ award at the 2018 P.E.A. (People. Environment. Achievement.) Awards – the UK’s leading green awards, which honours people and companies across the globe who are pioneering sustainable and environmentally conscious initiatives. 

Bristol Old Vic set to become international heritage attraction 

Bristol Old Vic will be redeveloped

The UK’s oldest continuously-working theatre is opening up a new chapter in its illustrious history when it throws open its brand new doors this autumn, following a multi-million-pound transformation. The world-famous Bristol Old Vic, founded over 250 years ago in 1766 and the place where Daniel Day Lewis, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Jeremy Irons once honed their craft, has a unique place in British theatre history.

From this November, as well as offering inspiring and though-provoking theatre productions, it will become a unique heritage attraction and a major social hub for the city.

Sea Life launches summer sale

SEA LIFE

SEA LIFE has launched a summer sale on its annual passes, giving fans of the underwater world unlimited access to 13 centres and sanctuaries from £40.*

And that’s not all, if you buy an annual pass before 31 August, you’ll get a free entry voucher to one of Merlin’s UK theme parks; Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Legoland Windsor Resort or Chessington World of Adventures

With 1/3 off both individual and family passes, there has never been a better time to get your hands on a SEA LIFE annual pass. SEA LIFE

Flavours of Yorkshire Celebrate Yorkshire Day at Dakota Deluxe Leeds

Flavours of Yorkshire Celebrate Yorkshire Day at Dakota Deluxe Leeds

Flavours of Yorkshire will be added to Dakota Deluxe Leeds’ ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ event to celebrate God’s own country in style. 

Harrogate-based artisan gin brand, Slingsby, will be joining Dakota on Wednesday 1st August, 1:00pm – 3:00pm to share insights with ladies about the production of its products whilst providing tasters of its famous Rhubarb Gin, sourced directly from the rhubarb triangle and local botanicals.

The ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ event is designed for ladies in business or leisure who are looking to enjoy a fantastic dining experience with a bit of networking. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of fizz upon arrival, followed by a traditional afternoon tea, featuring a range of Yorkshire petit fours, including its Rhubarb and Custard Dome. 

Southeastern launch summer tickets for just £15, £20 and £25

Southeastern launch summer tickets for just £15, £20 and £25

Southeastern has launched a Summer Offer delivering reduced-price tickets for Londoners looking to escape the city to Kent and East Sussex for as little as £15.

Running throughout the summer months, Off-Peak Day Return tickets to 13 of the most popular destinations across the South East will be slashed by around 30%[1]. And what is more, the offer can be used alongside Southeastern’s ‘Kids for £1’ – meaning a family day out is more affordable than ever before[2].

Come rain or shine, whether traveling to visit friends in the country or taking a family trip to the coast this summer, it’s never been easier or more affordable to enjoy all of the adventures that Kent and East Sussex have to offer. For example:

A Third Of Millennials Refuse To 'Slum It' At Music Festivals This Summer

A Third Of Millennials Refuse To 'Slum It' At Music Festivals This Summer

New research reveals that Millennials are reluctant to ‘slum it’ at festivals and are being put off by a lack of everyday essentials such as warm showers, clean toilets and a comfortable bed.

A poll of festival-goers aged 18 to 35 by ibis hotels found that over a third (38%) of Generation Y have avoided going to a festival because they’d miss their home comforts. More than half (59%) admitted to being less tolerant of festival conditions as they get older.

Malvern Autumn Show Returns For Hearty Harvest Celebration

Malvern Autumn Show Returns For Hearty Harvest Celebration

Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, is back for a bountiful weekend bursting with harvest fun, horticultural know-how and family entertainment on September 29-30.

More than 65,000 visitors are expected to visit the family-friendly festival at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, which celebrates the very best of the great British countryside and the autumn harvest.

Diana Walton, Head of Shows at the Three Counties Showground, said: “The Malvern Autumn Show returns for 2018 to champion the highlights of the season, from growing and harvesting, to cooking and spending time with family. We want to celebrate all of the wonders and quirks that our great British countryside offers.

Bloomsbury announces theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2019

Harry Potter Book Night

Bloomsbury Children’s Books are pleased to announce Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2019.

So, make a date in your diary as Harry Potter Book Night returns for a fifth year on Thursday 7th February 2019.

Not everyone is lucky enough to attend a school where the staircases constantly move, portraits talk to each other and students get to study magical lessons such as Potions, Charms, Transfiguration and Herbology.

RAF Burtonwood invite you to Rock'N'Jive Night to commemorate 100 years of Royal Air Force

RAF Burtonwood invite you to Rock'N'Jive Night to commemorate 100 years of Royal Air Force

The RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre, in partnership with Gulliver's World, are hosting a dance on Saturday 15th September 2018. The Warrington-based heritage centre has organised a Rock'N'Jive Night, giving guests the opportunity to go retro and immerse themselves in the 40's and 50's.

Starts at 7:30pm - late

Held at Gulliver's World Old Hall, Warrington, WA5 9YZ

RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre will also be holding a Nostalgia Weekend on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September from 10am - 5pm, to commemorate the personal who were stationed at Burtonwood from 1940-1993.