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Enchanted Christmas Kingdom returns to Hatton Adventure World!

‘Enchanted Christmas Kingdom’ returns to Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire every weekend from 26 November – 24 December and then each day from 19 – 23 December. Visitors of all ages can experience a magical Christmas plus see Father Christmas in his Grotto. Well behaved children will receive a Golden Key to unlock his workshop and then choose their own present from the vast range of high quality gifts in the toyshop. With the ‘All Day Festive Entertainment Package’, Hatton has all the special components needed for a truly fairy-tale Christmas this year.
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Spectacular Family Fireworks at Blists Hill Victorian Town Saturday 5th November

See the night sky spectacularly lit up over Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Saturday evening, 5th November when the townsfolk will be celebrating Guy Fawkes’ foiled Gunpowder Plot with a fantastic family fireworks display.
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‘Every little helps’ make your trip to museum easier!

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are making days out at the museum as stress free as possible for parents, with a little help from Tesco!
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Halloween and October half-term school holidays family events at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire

Families who visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge between 22nd and 30th October are invited to follow a Victorian ghost story trail around the historic streets. Discover how famous authors of the time, including Charles Dickens, wrote hugely popular works about spirits, ghosts, fog-shrouded graves and mysterious reflections appearing in mirrors. Some of the most famous stories will be included in the spooky trail. Having whet your appetite for ghoulish tales, each afternoon during the half term break the Prince Albert Players will be performing spooky scenes from Sweeney Todd along with Shropshire ghost stories.
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Hatton Adventure World within the West Midlands is to host its popular annual “Pumpkin Week” from 22 – 30 October.

Children can visit the popular family attraction to pick their own free pumpkin, carve it in the spooky decorated themed Marquee and then enter the best carved pumpkin competition to win a host of prizes.
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Giant stained glass images to be projected onto Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Giant images of stained glass works by Shrewsbury-born artist Margaret Rope will be projected onto the front of the town’s Museum & Art Gallery on the evening of Tuesday 25 October between 7pm and 9pm.
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire... visit official website

Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

Ironbridge

You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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Save £15.00 - Free Child annual Passport Ticket when a full priced Adult Passport Ticket is purchased - can be used at all 10 Ironbridge Museums Museum of The Gorge... ›

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