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Publication: 13th April 2017

St George fights the dragon in The Commandery mummers play

St George's Day Mummers, Merriment and Masquerade

The tale of Saint George and the Dragon will be told with gusto at The Commandery, with a weekend of merry mummer's plays and family entertainment.

Publication: 3rd April 2017

Stratford Butterfly Farm welcomes new residents for Easter!

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is welcoming some new residents in time for the Easter holidays. A number of Mexican Walking Fish, called Axolotls, have taken up residence at the UK’s largest Butterfly Farm. Resembling a cross between a fish and a lizard, the Pokémon character “Wooper” has been designed to look like an Axolotl! They are unusual amphibians as they do not complete metamorphosis. If, on rare occasions metamorphosis is complete they become Mexican Fire Salamanders. Rather than developing lungs and taking to land, they remain aquatic and have external gills.

Publication: 3rd April 2017

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.

Publication: 30th March 2017

Hop along to Coventry Museums for Easter holiday fun

Families in Coventry won’t have to hunt for fun this Easter, as there’s a chock-full programme of activities at Coventry Museums.

Publication: 28th March 2017

Celebrate a cracking great Easter with a host of fun activities for all the family in Shakespeare’s England from 8 - 23 April.

Search for clues to win chocolate prizes with Easter trails and egg hunts, make an Easter bonnet, wander around spring gardens or simply enjoy a traditional Easter lunch with friends and family.Visitors can enjoy a host of events across the five Shakespeare Family Homes. Join the curious creatures at Zoolab’s Tudor Workshop at Mary Arden’s Farm, build and fly a kite at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and create a finger puppet show at Shakespeare’s New Place. Take part in an Easter Rabbit Hunt at Hall’s Croft and explore the house and gardens to find William Rabbit. The Hunt is on at Shakespeare’s Birthplace! Track down the treasure with the help of music, comedy and fun with the in house acting troop, Shakespeare Aloud!

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