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Publication: 23rd June 2010

Where the Magic Begins...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter may have opened recently in America, but Stratford-upon-Avon has its very own magical and unique attraction selling real wands, an apothecary and the world's oldest and largest collection of magical spells for sale.

Publication: 22nd June 2010


History Takes to the Skies Above Wroxeter

Whilst visitors to Wroxeter Roman City normally spend most of their time with eyes downcast to see the stunning remains of Roman Britain’s fourth largest city, on 26 & 27 June they will be invited to turn their gaze towards the skies, as the site hosts a weekend of Roman Falconry!

Publication: 22nd June 2010

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Spectacular 300 Dish Dessert Banquet

If you want to impress the Queen, you have to know how to throw a party, at least that seems to have been Robert Dudley's thinking over 400 years ago.

Publication: 18th June 2010

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Exciting New Shakespeare Exhibition

An intriguing new exhibition celebrating Shakespeare's women is set to open from 3 July until the end of October. The exhibition, entitled 'Shakespeare's Women in Art and on Stage' will provide a unique and rare opportunity to discover some of the hidden treasures of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Royal Shakespeare Company collections.

Publication: 15th June 2010

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Father's Day at the Shakespeare Houses

Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 20 June with a special and unique offer at the Shakespeare Houses. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is offering a special Dad entry price of just £5.00 when purchased by their child.

Publication: 15th June 2010


Siddeleys Come Home for Father's Day

If you are looking for the perfect day out for your dad – and the rest of the family! – this Father’s Day, then Kenilworth Castle has got just the event – a classic car rally and birthday party, as the Armstrong Siddeley Owners Club celebrates its 50th anniversary at the castle which shared the same owner!

Publication: 9th June 2010

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Alice Adventures in Wonderland

Blists Hill Victorian Town will be hosting a themed event during the weekend of 31st July and 1st August based on the much-loved Victorian novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Dodgson written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

Publication: 9th June 2010

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Race to Cadbury World for Father's Day

Dads are racing to Cadbury World this Father’s Day to take part in a giant Scalextric championship. The popular Midlands attraction will become home to a 16ft x 8ft Scalextric track and is offering a Cadbury World chocolate hamper to the fastest driver.

Publication: 9th June 2010

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17 June Vintage Bikes for Banbury Run

Six hundred vintage motorcycles will converge at the Heritage Motor Centre on Sunday 20 June for the nostalgic Vintage Motor Cycle Club Banbury Run.

Publication: 7th June 2010

Chillington’s Fantastic Food Fair

Chillington Hall, the magnificent Stately Home on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border, is preparing for its fourth Food and Country Fair, on Sunday 18th July between 10am and 4pm, and promises to be better than ever...

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