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May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album.
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Animal talks and feeds, a prize trail and colouring fun are just some of the exciting activities Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) will be holding to celebrate Love Your Zoo week. The campaign, which takes place from Saturday, May 23 to Saturday, May 30, is run by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
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Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border opens to visitors for the summer on Saturday 23rd May with plenty to see and do for all the family.
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A fun-filled half-term at Cadbury World

For a May half-term that’s choc-full of fun, there’s no better place to visit than Cadbury World. From Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st May, Cadbury World’s outdoor marquee will be home to a range of entertainers for the whole family to enjoy.
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May half term fun!

Take a trip to the Island of Sodor this May half term (23rd May-31st May) and see our new rides and attractions in Thomas Land. Become a member of the Search and Rescue Team as you battle the blazes across Thomas Land on Flynn’s Fire Rescue as well as storm through the waves on Captain’s Sea Adventure. Don’t forget to take a bumpy ride on Toby’s Tram Express and even more.
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May half-term events at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st May

Join the residents of Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge during the spring half-term week when they will be celebrating the 81st birthday of their much loved Queen Victoria with great pomp and pageantry. Between 23rd and 31st May, the Town will be decorated in patriotic style and each day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady and her long reign with an extravaganza of colour and a parade.
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The Black Country was once known as the 'Cradle of the Industrial Revolution' and a visit to the county later you'll certainly know why. The furnaces have long since cooled and the chimneys that forged such progress are now towering monuments. What is left is truly fascinating.

In a single visit you can enjoy glass manufacturing once synonymous with the area at Broadfield House Glass Museum, the Industrial past at the Black Country Living Museum as well as great performances at The Public, a new arts and events centre in West Bromwich and nightlife in Wolverhampton, one of the countries newest cities.

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