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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.
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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›
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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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire...
Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.
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.
Use the quick finder to the left or navigation above to find these attractions, accommodation, festival and events plus much more.