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Publication: 30th May 2015

Father’s Day at Drayton Manor Theme Park

If your dad is your superhero and deserves an out of this world experience this Father’s Day (Sunday 21st June), why not treat him to a fun packed day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Hotel, where he can enjoy a tasty carvery before flying through the air on thrill rides at this award winning theme park.

Publication: 21st May 2015

Flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

May half term is almost upon us and during this school break the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has planned a week of nostalgic dressing up fun to keep the younger members of the family entertained. Taking place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, visitors will have the opportunity to delve in to our dressing up box of RAF uniforms and aviation accessories and pose for pictures to stick in the family album.

Publication: 21st May 2015

May half term fun!

Come along to Drayton Manor Park for May half term (23rd-31st May) with all the family!

Publication: 21st May 2015


Animal talks and feeds, a prize trail and colouring fun are just some of the exciting activities Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) will be holding to celebrate Love Your Zoo week. The campaign, which takes place from Saturday, May 23 to Saturday, May 30, is run by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

Publication: 20th May 2015

Medieval Experience 25 May 2015

May Bank Holiday Family Fun

Publication: 20th May 2015

The Princess Royal meets members of the Railway

SVR Proudly Welcomes Royal Visitor

A very special guest took to the footplate of one of the Severn Valley Railway’s famous steam locomotives yesterday (Monday, April 13th) as HRH The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the much-loved heritage attraction.

Publication: 19th May 2015

A fun-filled half-term at Cadbury World

For a May half-term that’s choc-full of fun, there’s no better place to visit than Cadbury World. From Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st May, Cadbury World’s outdoor marquee will be home to a range of entertainers for the whole family to enjoy.

Publication: 19th May 2015


Weston Park, the stately home on the Shropshire \ Staffordshire border opens to visitors for the summer on Saturday 23rd May with plenty to see and do for all the family.

Publication: 18th May 2015

The Classic Car & Transport Show once again returns to Ragley on Sunday 24 & Monday 25 May from 10am – 5pm

Now in its 23rd year, the show is expected to attract thousands of visitors as over 600 vintage, classic, American, kit and custom cars as well as motorcycles and commercial vehicles reunite for this nostalgic and popular event. On Sunday visitors will be able to see over 50 Lotus cars whilst on Monday they can view American cars from the past and present.

Publication: 18th May 2015

May half term fun!

Take a trip to the Island of Sodor this May half term (23rd May-31st May) and see our new rides and attractions in Thomas Land. Become a member of the Search and Rescue Team as you battle the blazes across Thomas Land on Flynn’s Fire Rescue as well as storm through the waves on Captain’s Sea Adventure. Don’t forget to take a bumpy ride on Toby’s Tram Express and even more.

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