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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.

Monsters! The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly exhibition

Monsters exhibition

WORLD famous monsters – from history, horror stories and Hollywood – have descended on South Shields for a special exhibition.

Monsters! The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly is the latest large-scale exhibition within the Port of Tyne Exhibition Space at The Word: National Centre for the Written Word.

Created to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Gothic horror story, Frankenstein, it brings visitors up close to a vast display of creatures, from the beasts of early mythology to the modern, digital creations of Pixar and Disney.

Stage show sees Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs enthral families this Easter

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs scene

Flinn is back! Les Petits Theatre Company (famous for their production of David Walliams’s The First Hippo on the Moon) return to the high seas after the award-winning Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs rollicked the rigging and spliced the mainbrace! 

The Magic Cutlass is the hugely anticipated sequel based on the award-winning book by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. 

Crafty Vintage host an Easter event down on the farm!

Crafty Vintage Easter event

A Crafty Vintage event is all set to take over Shores Hey Farm in Briercliffe, Burnley this Easter. The home of the charity Horses and Pony Protection Association (HAPPA) is a stunning, rural location with acres of space overlooking the Thursden Valley and a fantastic place to take the family for a fun-packed weekend. 

The huge indoor arena will host an eclectic mix of the finest creators, makers, collectors and artists in the land. 

Outside in the street food courtyard will be delicious vegetarian offerings provided by The Green Canteen and wood-fired pizza from The Travelling Pizza Company along with a gin and fizz bar plus an artisan farmers’ market.

Designer dog homes descend on London in BowWow Haus exhibition

BowWow Haus exhibition

When's the next train to Barking?! Doggy-mad designers have created a unique display of bespoke doggy dream homes designed by celebrities, renowned architects, artists and designers for a BowWow Haus installation.

Visitors to St Pancras International from 19 March 2018 will see the special BowWow Haus kennels on the upper mezzanine of the station until 26 April 2018 when they will be auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross pet charity and US based Outdoor Arts Foundation. Funds raised will help the thousands of sick, injured, homeless and unwanted pets the charity cares for each year.                

Free storytelling for kids this March on MBNA Thames Clippers

Free storytelling for kids this March on MBNA Thames Clippers

"Tales on the Thames" storytelling sessions feature children's classics from Walker Books. London's fastest and most frequent river bus service, MBNA Thames Clippers (www.mbnathamesclippers.com), has teamed up with leading children's publisher, Walker Books, for a series of weekly storytelling sessions in March. Much loved kids’ classics will be brought to life on Friday 16 and 23 March. The new "Tales on the Thames" series is aimed at pre-schoolers, and will feature titles including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury) and Owl Babies (by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson).

Spring & Easter Events

Spring & Easter Events

Spring is in the air! And for those who love Easter, Winchester has enough chocolate, eggs, parties and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Sneak a peek at the best events you need to know about.

Biscuit Decorating at Winchester Cathedral
26 – 28 March, 2 – 3 April
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Have some good old-fashioned family fun this Easter as the Winchester Cathedral celebrates with a drop-in biscuit decorating workshop. While kids create their edible masterpieces, mums and dads can take the rare opportunity to sit down with a cuppa!

There's no need to book. A £1 charge will be made on the day for each biscuit decorated.