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Publication: 26th November 2010


Santa Was Not Impressed

A close encounter for Santa at West Midland Safari Park didn't quite go according to plan. Jasper the Park's 10-year-old Giraffe was definitely much more interested in the lavish looking gifts, than he was of the great man himself.

Publication: 25th November 2010

Santa and Rudolph

Come Along Rudolph, We've Got Work to Do!

As bookings for the Santa Safari Event at West Midland Safari Park reach an all time high, Santa takes time out to prepare Rudolph for his busiest year at the Park yet.

Publication: 21st November 2010

Kenilworth Castle

Spirit Christmas Past at Kenilworth Castle

Celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Kenilworth Castle with a weekend of mulled wine, festive food, family fun and tales of the season from days gone by on 27 and 28 November, 4 and 5 December and 11 and 12 December.

Publication: 17th November 2010


Christmas Lunch at The Dorothy Clive Garden

The Dorothy Clive Garden will be opening to the public for two weekends in December and serving a four course traditional Christmas Lunch.

Publication: 15th November 2010

Katie with Pudsey Bear

Children in Need

A local food producer and retailer has been busily making products to support Children in Need.

Publication: 15th November 2010

Santa and an elephant

Hay! Hang on a Minute - That's for Rudolph!

As Santa prepared for his annual visit to West Midland Safari Park's Santa Safari, he got more than he had bargained for.

Publication: 8th November 2010

Blists Hill

Festive Weekends at Blists Hill

Residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire, will be busy preparing for Christmas over the two weekends of 11-12 and 18-19 December.

Publication: 8th November 2010

Blists Hill

Blists Hill Scoops Award

Blists Hill Victorian Town, the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ flagship site, has been awarded ‘Best UK Tourism Project of the Year’ by the British Guild of Travel Writers.

Publication: 5th November 2010

Monte Carlo cars

Historic Rally Car Register Open Day

The Historic Rally Car Register Open Day will celebrate '100 years of the Monte Carlo Rally' at a special Open Day held at the Heritage Motor Centre on Saturday 15 January 2011 from 9:30am – 4:30pm.

Publication: 5th November 2010

Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Christmas Shopping at Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Everyone knows the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust for its fantastic museums, its brilliant demonstrations and its award winning education and conservation work, but it is also a great place to find unusual Christmas gifts.

Annual UnChained Pass

Black Country Living Museum

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