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Drayton Manor Park launches end of Summer Half Price flash sale

Drayton Manor Park has launched half-price tickets just in time for the weekend*, but you’ll need to act quickly if you want to bag a bank holiday bargain. With £14.50 tickets on offer for children under 11 years, why not treat the kids to a fun-filled day out at Drayton Manor Park? The popular family attraction’s final Summer sale launches on Thursday 24th August at 9am and there’s a chance to make big savings on tickets to use between now and 4th September 2017. The flash sale offer is only available when booking online, before midnight the day before your visit and closes at 5pm on Monday 28th August 2017 with a limited number of tickets available to purchase per day.
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Enjoy your Summer school holidays - Furnace, fire and steam inspired events mark Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th anniversary ...

Go along to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums during the summer school holidays and join in a variety of furnace, fire and steam inspired events marking the museum’s 50th anniversary and celebrating the power and innovation behind the Industrial Revolution. Now until the 3rd September.
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Save up to £100 on a day out at Drayton Manor Park this summer

With just one month left of the summer holidays, there’s never been a better time to make great memories and fantastic savings with Drayton Manor Park’s 4 for £80 ticket promotion.* At less than half the price of other popular attractions, you can enjoy substantial savings on a family day out this summer.
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1930s musical evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town Friday, 28th July

Step back in time, don your vintage best, and go along to a nostalgic 1930s musical evening, being held at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 28th July. The event is part of a series of themed evenings with dinner and entertainment to celebrate the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary.
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One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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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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