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Dive Into The Deep With Lego Ocean Explorers

Dive Into The Deep With Lego Ocean Explorers

BECOME A SEA LIFE JUNIOR DIVER THIS SUMMER AND ENTER TO WIN A FAMILY TRIP TO LEGOLAND FLORIDA

WHAT: LEGO Ocean Explorers

WHERE: Various SEA LIFE locations across the country

WHEN: 21st July - 5th September, dates vary depending on centre

PRICE: From: £9.95


Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE in the new nationwide LEGO adventure, Ocean Explorers. Where you can discover new depths of the ocean whilst helping the LEGO deep sea diver track down his missing equipment. 

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.

Laughing Is Good For Your Health So Show Yourself Some TLC At The Crystal Maze Live

Laughing Is Good For Your Health So Show Yourself Some TLC At The Crystal Maze Live

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience has vowed to help you laugh your way to good health and have the best summer yet - that doesn’t mean counting the calories or entering a gym! 

Scientists have found that laughter can give the body a ‘mini aerobic workout’* and psychologists have long-championed the benefits of laughing to improve your mental well-being. Seize the summer and give yourself a mind and body makeover by taking on race against the clock challenges that will have you laughing your way to a happier, healthier you. 

Instead of being focused on getting ‘beach body ready’ this summer, cancel that spin class and hunt down crystals at the immersive experience instead. 

Join the big cheeses at the Caerphilly Food Festival!

Caerphilly Food Festival

Caerphilly Food Festival is set to once again delight visitors when it returns to the town on Saturday 12th May.

Thousands are expected to descend on Caerphilly town centre – just a ten-mile hop from the capital city of Cardiff – as it plays host to 100 stall holders who will tempt taste buds with delicious aromas, sizzling sounds and mouth-watering produce. 

The streets will be transformed into a marketplace between 9am and 5pm bursting with culinary delights complemented by craft and activity stalls and the ever popular farmers market. 

The event promises to be a fun day out for the whole family with activities planned throughout the day including face painting, donkey rides, a children’s fun fair and street entertainers.

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum: Celebrating the fishing community of King's Lynn

True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum: Celebrating the fishing community of King's Lynn

True’s Yard is a heritage site and town museum celebrating the fishing community of the North End which made a significant contribution to Lynn’s economic and social life for 900 years. The local fishing industry remains important today! The Museum complex has been enlarged and developed through two Heritage Lottery Funded extensions (1998 & 2010); it has become a premier Lynn tourist attraction and education centre as well as a community venue. The Museum holds lunchtime talks, an engaging exhibition programme, family history classes and tours of the North End. There is also a gift shop and pleasant tearoom with Georgian panelling, which are run by the Museum’s team of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers.

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor Ice Cream is based just a few miles down the road from the market town of Masham in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. We produce award-winning quality Dairy Ice Cream using milk only from our very own herd of pedigree Guernsey cows. To make our ice cream we take the whole milk from our Guernsey cows and mix it with double cream; we then add the very finest ingredients imaginable to create a truly indulgent finished taste. The way we do things may cost a little more but it’s vital to remain true to our unique taste. We don’t add extra air into the mix ensuring that we get a thicker texture and more intense flavours. Our ingredients are wholesome and natural, from chunky pieces of Chinese stem ginger to big fat Italian Amarena Cherries - which make for very happy taste buds! 

Scotland’s Top Food and Drink Group Serve up Recipes for Love

Buzzworks Holdings

One of Scotland’s top hospitality groups, Buzzworks Holdings, is whetting the appetite of customers with the introduction of its biggest campaign to date, celebrating its love of food.

#LoveFoodFeelGood will be rolled out across Scotland and will celebrate the businesses passion for great food as well as acknowledging its role in pivotal life moments.

People’s love affair with food carries them through life, from falling in love, break ups, make ups to family celebrations, all the while making unforgettable memories. The new campaign aims to recognise the importance of high quality food and drink and celebrate the great experiences it can bring.

Kenny Blair, Director of Buzzworks said:

Best Easter Holiday Breaks for all the Family: for under £200!

Best Easter Holiday Breaks for all the Family: for under £200!

Easter is upon us once again, which means chocolate in abundance, the first bank holiday of the year, bunnies, and the ever-popular Easter egg hunt!

No need to search high and low for that bargain break this year, however, as Jurys Inn has rounded up the top family holidays for under £200, across the UK.

As the weather warms up this spring, keep the kids busy at these top Easter attractions and discover a new part of the country – it’s the perfect time for eggs-ploring!

Brighton – Spring Barn Farm

Visit the fun-filled Spring Barn Farm near Lewes for the perfect day out with the kids. Spring into action on the Giant Jumping Pillows, explore Treetops Towers adventure play area, or whizz through the air on amazing zip wires.

Shevington village fete promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Shevington Fete Sue Johnston

A village fete which has grown over the past few years promises to offer its biggest and best event in 2018! People in the local community of Shevington, Wigan, were disappointed in 2016 because the annnual Fete could not run due to lack of volunteers. Late last year, the committee saw an influx of willing volunteers and it was decided to hold the event on Saturday 30th June.

The whole community are invited to attend, whether as visitors or stallholders. The stalls don’t just offer locally, handmade crafts, goods and food but also include information stalls with representatives from local and nationwide charities and organisations including Northern Greyhound Rescue, the local branches of Women’s Institute, Butterflies Children’s Charity and The Samaritans of Wigan.

Clip ’n Climb Leeds – the largest in the North – opens in May

Clip n Climb Leeds interior

A year in the making, Clip ’n Climb Leeds opens in May and boasts 32 individual climbs – making it the biggest in the North.

Open just in time for May half term, the centre boasts treats for the vertically adventurous include the hair-raising, nine-metre Vertical Drop Slide, plus Stairway To Heaven and the Astro-Ball amongst many others.

April's RHS Flower Show Cardiff is a must-sea!

RHS Flower Show Cardiff. Credit: RHS and Huw John

The RHS Flower Show Cardiff in April will feature eco-friendly Regeneration Gardens, which champion reusable materials, and is set to inspire with its Wales’ Year of the Sea theme.

The annually anticipated floral spectacular – partnered by wealth manager Brewin Dolphin – will highlight the sensational Welsh coastline with a host of themed gardens and related features and activities to spark the imagination as 60 nurseries from all over the UK come together in Floral Marquee and Plant Village.

As the UK’s leading gardening charity, the RHS has revealed an exciting line-up, bringing vibrant Show Gardens, floral displays, interactive activities and the brand new Regeneration Gardens to the grounds of the stunning Bute Park from 13 to 15 April. 

Crystal Maze London Looks To The Future With Out-Of-This-World Upgrade

Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London has kickstarted the new year with the launch of an iconic spinning planets game, making science fiction a reality and instantly transporting players into the belly of a spaceship.

Located within the newly-updated Futuristic Zone players can take one small step for man, journeying across spinning planets to reach the crystal in a spacewalk against time.The state-of-the-art game is sure to get players in a spin as they attempt to get their hands on the highly sought-after crystal.

Knoll House Hotel - Dorset’s Hidden Gem

Knoll House Hotel - Dorset’s Hidden Gem

Renowned children’s author Enid Blyton’s favourite hotel provided inspiration for the Famous Five novels and has welcomed notable guests including Sir Winston Churchill, Roald Dahl, and Sir Richard Branson.
 

Acquired by progressive resort management company Kingfisher Resorts, one of the UK’s favourite family-friendly hotels has opened its doors to non-resident hotel guests for the first time in 70 years.
 

Discover the history of coal mining in England

National Coal Mining Museum

The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides a great educational day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines with an ex-miner as your guide. It’s an eye-opening and unforgettable experience. Situated in a rural setting, the Museum offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages. Free entry & free parking for everyone. £4 charge for underground tour.
 
Families are invited to get ‘hands-on’ as they discover more about the lives of coal miners through the ages – join our experienced miner-guides as you explore our genuine former mine-workings at Caphouse Colliery.