Days Out

Closed - Win a Family Ticket To GreenWood Forest Park!

Greenwood Forest Park, Wales

There’s stacks of fun at GreenWood Forest Park and we’ve got a family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children for you to win! 

Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for six years running, days out don’t get much better than this!  GreenWood Forest Park is set in 27 magical acres, and it’s easy to see why it’s a full day out - discovering woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun.  

Get your bike winter ready

Get your bike winter ready

Despite the recent unseasonably warm weather, winter is coming into clear view and autumn fast disappearing in the rear view mirror. Now is the perfect time to make sure your bike is in tip-top condition.


The UK winter throws all kinds of horrible weather at us with rain, wind, hail, sleet and snow often landing on us in one day. This mishmash of conditions means that cycling on the roads can be challenging if your bike is not properly maintained.

Surf Snowdonia doubles visitor projections in first full year of operation

Adventure Parc extends its 2016 surf season in response to customer demand Figures released today show that in its first full season Surf Snowdonia has welcomed more than double the number of visitors it had originally forecast.

The world-first inland surf lagoon in North Wales – which opened to global media interest in August 2015 and has since won a whole clutch of plaudits and endorsements – has welcomed more than 150,000 people through its doors since its first full season started in March 2016. Surf Snowdonia’s business plan was built around a projection of just 70,000 visitors per operational year.

Record breaking LEGO bridge showcases engineering creativity

Record Breaking LEGO bridge showcases engineering creativity

A Guinness World Record-breaking 31 metre long suspension bridge made entirely out of LEGO is at the centre of a brand new exhibition in the heart of London.

The exhibition, Bridge Engineering, celebrates the civil engineers who have created some of the world’s greatest bridges and opens its doors Monday 17 October at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in Westminster for a six month period.

2017 events from Chipping Steam Fair

2017 Events from Chipping Steam Fair


In 1997 the old Chipping Village Hall was in desperate need of a replacement and the village had to start fundraising for a new build. A family fun day was organised with lots of different events taking place all around the village including street stalls and a car boot sale. Mary Harrison BEM came up with the idea of gathering together a few classic vehicles owned by some of the locals and congregating on the Talbot Public House car park.

Titanic Belfast celebrates World Tourism Day with Castle Tower School

Titanic School Visit - Celebrate World Tourism Day with Castle Tower School

To mark World Tourism Day and celebrate its theme ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’, Castle Tower School, Ballymena, were invited to Titanic Belfast to be ‘tourists at home’. The special event was hosted by Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction to highlight and support this year’s theme during its Year of Access, which aims to highlight the issue of disability access in its many forms and encourage industry improvements when dealing with disabled travellers.

The Christmas Markets are back at the Brewery

Christmas Markets at The Brewery

“It’s Christmas time…and there’s no need to be afraid” because the team at Lancaster Brewery, once again, have it all sorted for gifts, festive food, stocking fillers and presents for your loved ones.

Now in its fourth year, this hugely popular event, at Lancaster Leisure Park, is back.  Taking place between 3pm and 9pm on Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November, this year our exhibitors will be housed in a huge indoor marquee to keep you warm and dry, whilst you browse stalls packed full of crafts, gifts and goodies to add to your present list.

Big air at Ayrshire’s castle in the sky

One of the UK’s top BMX demo teams is dropping in to the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle and Country Park on Sunday 18 September as part of a celebration of pedal power.

The 3SIXTY bicycle stunt team will be amongst the attractions at the historic estate’s first ever cycling festival. They’ll be performing amazing tricks in the beautiful grounds of Culzean Castle.

Bikes, trikes and unicycles are all welcome at the event which is intended to encourage visitors to discover a new dimension to the historic Ayrshire estate’s heritage. Visitors can pick up a map and get going on their own adventure, or head out on a guided Cycle Safari using fabulous electric bikes supplied by 'The Hub'.

Event organiser Hannah Teasdale said:

Upcoming events at Hoghton Tower

Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August 10am – 5pm, Medieval War Camp

Take a step back in time and visit our medieval re-enactment camp.

‘Vanguard Reenactment’ group brings the 13th century to life: armed with authentic weapons and Armour they demonstrate medival formations and combat, seeing.

Site admission: £6 Adults, £4 children (includes acess to the gardens)

 House open for guided tours 11:30am to 4pm, with the last tour at 3.30pm

Admission for House tours: adults £8, children and concessions £6.

Tea room and gift shop open

 Saturday 10th September 11am – 3pm, Cyclo-Cross Day at the Tower

High on a hill in the heart of the Red Rose County, Hoghton Tower offers an enchanting and unique destination for every occasion.

Wyevale Garden Centres’ Braziliant Adventures — 2nd to 25th August

Wyevale Garden Centres Brazilian Adventures

To keep kids entertained during the summer holidays, Wyevale Garden Centres has put together a programme of fun activities called Braziliant Adventures

Between 2 and 25 August, children and their families are invited to enjoy an array of events at one of almost 50 centres that are taking part in the festivities. A range of craft and baking activities have been planned and they all involve making something fantastic that can be taken home with you. 

Meet the Champion and New to Farm Retailing (26th and 27th September)


Want to learn from the best?

Join FARMA at our annual 'Meet the Champion' event, this year at Hallow Trees Shop - winner of the 2016 FARMA Large Farm Shop and Retail Champion awards. When - 26th September Where - Hollow Trees Farm Shop Planning to start a farm shop? Just opened a farm shop? Want to focus on the basics of farm retail ? Book your place now

Annual 'Meet the Champion' event, this time at Hollow Trees Farm Shop - the 2016 FARMA Retail Champion