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February half-term - Celebrate the birth of flight at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums 18th – 26th February
Celebrate the birth of flight during the February half-term with an array of themed family activities at Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge Museums tying in with special flight-linked anniversaries.
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It’s set to be an exciting 2017 for Dudley Zoological Gardens as they celebrate their 80th anniversary!
They have plenty planned to mark the occasion with a £345,000 redevelopment of several enclosures and celebratory events throughout the coming year.
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The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham says ‘Velkommen’ to nine new Gentoo penguins
Christmas came early for The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham, as the attraction welcomed nine new eager Gentoo penguins from Billund, Denmark who travelled an impressive 1,407 kilometres and eventually waddled happily into their new Midlands home.
More information from The National Sea Life Centre›
Discover the magic of Shakespeare's England in 2017!
Discover Shakespeare’s England in 2017 and enjoy a host of exciting events and activities for all the family. See four of Shakespeare’s great political thrillers by the Royal Shakespeare Company, have a go at wake-boarding at a new purpose built track, wander around new exhibitions and take part in a variety of festivals. Make 2017 the year you discover the magic of Shakespeare’s England.
More information from Stratford-on-Avon News›
Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town
Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the this weekend 10th - 11th December. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere from a bygone era and revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment as the townsfolk are busily making preparations for Christmas, 1800s style.
More information from Ironbridge Gorge Museums›
The Belfry Named Europe's Best Golf Hotel
The Belfry Hotel & Resort has added to its illustrious list of accolades by being announced as Europe’s Best Golf Hotel at the 2016 World Golf Awards in Portugal. The World’s only 4-time Ryder Cup host resort also retained the titles for England’s Best Golf Hotel and England’s Best Golf Course for a third successive year.
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Welcome to the Black Country...
Love castles, canals and craft. Love the Black Country.
The Black Country derives its name from its industrial past of coal mines and blast furnaces during its heyday of iron and steelmaking. Today it is a vibrant and modern urban area that builds on the ingenuity and innovation of its past.
There is over 400 years of glassmaking in the Stourbridge Glass Quarter (www.glassquarter.org.uk), experience authentic sights, sounds, smells and tastes whilst chatting to costumed characters at the Black Country Living Museum (www.bclm.com) . Sample the nightlife in Wolverhampton, the arts in Walsall and the great outdoors in Sandwell Valley Country Park.
For information on an exciting programme of entertainment and events, places to visit and things to see and do in the borough of Dudley visit www.discoverdudley.org.uk