At Glow in the Park, you and your friends will light up the night as you make your way round 5km – no speed needed! Whether you decide to dance, jog, run or walk around the course, it’s up to you. All you need is a bunch of friends, an urge to get your funky, messy party glow on and have the best night out you could imagine – in a park near you. Glow in the Park has been designed by fitness event experts for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy the ultimate workout night- out while you achieve a 5km distance. Everyone has their own reasons for giving it a go – if you are a beginner or a seasoned runner, or have an individual personal goal, it doesn’t matter. It’s also a great way to raise money for your favourite charity.
Dog lovers are aware that dogs aren’t always welcome on family holidays, but Daisy Meadows Glamping in Devon is different, welcoming dogs as special guests with its Happy Hounds Doggy Day Crèche.
Tina Walters, who has run Daisy Meadows since 2013, is a dog lover who knows how difficult it can be for dog owners to get away on a break. That’s why she set up her doggy day crèche at Daisy Meadows, a safari tent glamping site near the Blackdown Hill’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon.
More food and more fun for all on June 24 and 25
More than 26,000 people are expected to attend the award-winning Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 24 and 25, 2017. The mouthwatering event has a star-studded line-up, more than 200 artisanal producers and a packed programme of entertainment for all the family.
The stage is set
From incredibly tight bends to herds of sheep, country roads are full of hazards that you’re unlikely to find on your daily commute. In fact, on average, three people die on country roads every day. Plus, there are 10 times as many fatalities on rural roads than on motorways, according to the RAC Foundation. Therefore, if you’re looking to embark on your first drive through the countryside, it’s worth preparing for the journey in advance.
Here you’ll find our top tips for driving on country roads, which will help to keep you, your passengers, and other drivers safe. Read on to find out more.
Adjust your speed
With the summer quickly approaching, we at Westbrook Cycles wanted to show you our favourite family cycle routes in the North of God’s county – Yorkshire! Scroll down to take a look at what we’ve chosen.
Gradient - Basic routes include some shallow climbs, whereas more difficult routes feature steep downhill sections and TTFs. Graded trails.
Terrain - Off-road trail
Suitability - Devoted routes suitable for families & younger cyclists, accompanied bytechnical trails for more skilled riders.
Badly Drawn Boy
Surf Snowdonia has announced the headline acts for its first ever music and surf festival, Electric Wave.
Mercury Prize-winning artist Badly Drawn Boy and Capital FM DJ Anton Powers will top the bill at the three-day festival which takes place at Surf Snowdonia from 14-16 July.
Joining the headliners will be Bez from Happy Mondays, 25 Years of Cream, General Levy, Showhawk Duo and DJ Yoda as well as big local talent like Calfari and the The Spitting Pips. More names are set to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
The Vale of Evesham is hoping to go green from 23rd April in celebration of its venerable vegetable – the asparagus. Businesses throughout the region, which extends from the Malvern Hills to the outskirts of Stratford – have already signed up for the campaign.
Numerous iconic buildings in Evesham and the Vale are going green for the gras, including:
- The Bell Tower
- Broadway Tower
- Almonry Heritage Centre:
- The Fleece at Bretforton:
- Raphaels Restaurant:
- The Asparagus Man, Gus's house in Badsey
Supporting the campaign is Buzz Electrical in Evesham who are happy to advise any company on how they can go green using existing floodlights or installing them especially.
On May 13th, Dr. Bronner’s, family-owned maker of the top-selling natural brand of soap in North America, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day in London as well as over 10 of its distributing countries. Dr Bronner’s will be hosting educational events, in-store demonstrations, promotions and giveaways in various Planet Organic stores, a London hotspot for all things green and eco-friendly. Dr Bronner’s will be using these retail spaces to educate and inspire the public on the benefits of fair trade, the importance of how people in the supply chain are treated and how to make informed, ethical choices in our everyday lives.
Following the success of the 2016 Buckingham Literary Festival, the line-up for 2017 has been announced and boasts some of the biggest names in literature, politics and entertainment.
The three day event, which takes place from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, brings an exciting mix of talks, discussions, poetry, film and theatre to the beautiful market town of Buckingham.
Authors including Louise Doughty, whose novel Apple Tree Yard was recently adapted by the BBC, children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, poet Roger McGough and Peter James, international best-selling crime and thriller writer will be speaking. There will also be the opportunity for the audience to question the authors, meet them in person and get their books signed.
Part gig, part play, Reasons to be Cheerful celebrates the infectious music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads in this bold and jubilant coming of age tale.
Fully accessible punk production is directed by Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae, and written by Paul Sirett
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Ian Dury and the Blockheads’ seminal album ‘New Boots and Panties!!’, the musical features a catalogue of the band’s hits.
This Saturday (25th March) marks the start of English Tourism Week, celebrating the very best in the country’s visitor experiences and attractions.
So to celebrate the week, why not visit some of the country’s favourite beauty spots, as voted for by the nation.
Pork Farms, the UK’s leading pork pie maker ran a campaign to find England’s “Hidden Gems,” beauty spots and attractions which are our favourite places to visit.
The locations which received the most votes were:
The younger generation’s favourite gardener, Mr. Bloom, is coming to Brewery Square in Dorchester on Good Friday, 14th April.
Mr. Bloom, the gardener who helps children get involved and inspired by nature, is inviting youngsters to get their squiggle on from 11am. The set will last for 40 minutes, all for free.
Ever-popular The Supercar Event is back and looking as though it’s going to be the bestyear yet. Taking place over the weekend of Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June at the famous ‘Top Gear’ track with over 150 supercars attending– it is one not to miss.
Many of us wish we could turn back time to the good old days when we were young and carefree. So we’ve come up with a list of four things that will take you right back to childhood.
Climbing is great fun and you can challenge yourself to be as adventurous as you want to be. Test out your problem solving skills by planning your route and challenge a friend to reach the top of the wall.