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Publication: 27th April 2015

May bank holiday fun!

Join us during May bank holiday (2-4 May 2015) to celebrate the start of summer at Drayton Manor Park! Bring your family for a day to remember as you take full advantage of our rides and attractions.

Publication: 27th April 2015

Pulses are racing as Stratford Festival of Motoring accelerates into town!

Over 300 classic cars and high performance motors are entered into this free festival in Stratford Town Centre on May 3rd and 4th. The Sunday is a sell out for car entries but there are a few spaces left on the Monday. The Festival will reach from the theatre up to Rother Market. It includes cars entered by the public as well as invited vehicles from the Heritage Centre Gaydon, Coventry Transport Museum and the Auto Adrenalin Club.

Publication: 23rd April 2015

A Celebration of May Day and Springtime: May Sat 2nd – Mon 4th

The sixteen restored Victorian gardens of Hill Close in Warwick will come alive with a celebration of May Day and springtime. This long weekend will offer a chance to re-live our folk traditions and heritage with displays of maypole dancing, folk music and the ancient tradition of well dressing. It is all set amongst the brick summerhouses, flower borders, vegetables, fruit trees and auricula theatres which make up Hill Close Gardens.

Publication: 23rd April 2015

Intricate Working Meccano Models at Enginuity: 2nd – 4th 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 spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th May.

Publication: 22nd April 2015

Pirates and princesses is the fun theme of a family day

Pirates and princesses is the fun theme of a family day out at the races at Warwick on the first bank holiday of May. The fancy dress stakes will be high with young racegoers being encouraged to enter into the spirit of the day on Monday, May 4 by transforming themselves into their favourite pirate or princess character.

Publication: 21st April 2015

Eastnor Castle’s Chilli Festival is Hotter than Ever!

Now in its 4th year, the Chilli Festival at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury, is back on Sunday 3rd and Bank Holiday Monday 4th May. This year, there will be over 50 stalls and entertainment, showcasing all things Hot!

Publication: 21st April 2015

WATERLOO 200 AT WESTON PARK

Weston Park, the magnificent 17th century stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo with a series of events to mark the decisive battle which drew to a close 23 years of war with the French.

Publication: 20th April 2015

Sooty’s Fun House returns to Cadbury World

Cadbury World is set to welcome magic and mayhem once again, as live entertainment show, Sooty’s Fun House, exclusively returns to the attraction from 25th – 26th April.

Publication: 20th April 2015

To Check the Tide of Prejudice

To Check the Tide of Prejudice John Cooke Bourne and the London & Birmingham Railway Coalbrookdale Gallery, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Monday to Friday, 30th April – 10th September

Publication: 20th April 2015

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival celebrates 10th anniversary Friday 1st - Sunday 10th May 2015

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Friday, 1st – Sunday 10th May) is offering 10 days of free, varied and rewarding walks in and around Telford’s stunning Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, where the Industrial Revolution began over 300 years ago.