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Peg planes and trench talk

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of wartime nostalgia to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, visitors are invited to join in a fun flying themed craft activity and wartime trail, suitable for children of all ages.
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Historic heroes themed activities and workshops at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums for super days out - Spring half-term 27th May – 4th June

Discover more about your favourite heroes of history, engineering and sport during the spring half term, 27th May – 4th June, at a variety of fun family events across the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Shropshire with hands-on activities, interactive workshops and demonstrations. The events are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which will continue throughout the year.
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MECCANO MARVELS COME TO IRONBRIDGE - Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: Bank Holiday Weekend 29th Apr – 1st May

An amazing display of working Meccano models created by Telford and Ironbridge Meccano Society (TIMS), Shropshire will be an extra bonus for anyone visiting Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May. The mechanical marvels will be on display as part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Enjoy a day at the races this May Day, as the North Shropshire Hunt Point-to-Point takes place at Eyton.

This popular race day promises to be a great day out for all the family! In addition to the excitement of the races and betting with Bookmakers, there will be a great selection of local food, including Fordhall Farm hog roast, ice cream and crepes, a licensed bar, stalls selling country clothing, equine accessories and more!
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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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Staffordshire has some of the best days out and attractions in the UK. Like the teeth-rattling rides at Drayton Manor Park or those at Alton Towers.

Staffordshire is also brimming with culture. Did you know that it's home to the only china fit for a Royal dinner party? The world's greatest pottery manufacturers, including Royal Doulton, Spode and Portmeirion are based in Staffordshire.

For those seeking a little more adventure, there are sporting thrills to be found at Tamworth's indoor SnowDome, and Stoke-on-Trent's Waterworld, the UK's number one indoor aqua park.

Don't forget to see the panorama of Cannock Chase - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and take brisk bracing walks in the Peak District National park.

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