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Drayton Manor Park has Easter cracked with some eggs-ellent activities for visitors of all ages

Drayton Manor Park has Easter cracked with some eggs-ellent activities for visitors of all ages between Saturday 8th and Sunday 23rd April. If you’re looking for somewhere to entertain the kids and make memories together this Easter holiday then hop along to Drayton Manor Park right in the heart of the UK. The park’s special Easter trail is fun for all the family, twisting and turning around the park there are clues to find and solve along the way to earn an egg-stra special Easter treat.
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New Museum of Iron opens 8th April in time for Easter - Part of Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary celebrations

The all new Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge, is opening on Saturday, 8th April in time for the Easter holidays after a massive refurbishment. Telling the history of iron making from ancient times through to the present day, it will explain how remarkable discoveries made in The Gorge changed the world forever and why the area became internationally recognised as the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
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Drayton Manor Park, home to Europe’s only Thomas Land™, is set to host a very special bedtime story on Friday 31st March, read by the Fat Controller himself.

The eve before the shiny red engine James gets his very own ride, Thomas & Friends fans from across the UK are invited to pull on their pjs, snuggle down and tune into the story behind the ride in the attraction’s first Facebook LIVE bedtime story.
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Afternoon Tea treat for mums at Cadbury World this Mother’s Day

There’s no better place to take chocolate-loving mums this Mother’s Day, with Afternoon Tea and more to enjoy at Cadbury World on Sunday 26th March.
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France under Friendly Bombs is Focus of Lecture - 9 March 2017

The Allied bombing campaign against targets in France during the Second World War will be the focus of a lecture taking place at the University of Wolverhampton next week. The lecture entitled ‘France under Friendly Bombs, 1940-1945’ will be presented by Professor Andrew Knapp, Emeritus Professor of French Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Reading, also an accomplished author on the subject.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town receives top Gold VisitEngland Accolade for its visitor experience second year in succession

Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of Shropshire’s 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums where life over 100 years ago is recreated, has received the highest Gold accolade from VisitEngland in recognition of the quality of its visitor experience for the second year in succession.
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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 Enginuity... ›

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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 Blists Hill Victorian Town... ›

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