A Grand Day Out
Family Fun in the UK
A Grand Day Out in SUSSEX SO MANY PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO!
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The Thames Barrier On the River Thames, view one of Londonâ€™s iconic structures from our grounds Visit our exhibition and Cafe for lunch and refreshments. Groups can pre book a group talk or an educational package with our guides. Call or visit us online for more details and opening times www.gov.uk/the-thames-barrier 0208 305 4188
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With a huge range of ideas, destinations and attractions to discover, no matter what your taste or age, you will be spoilt for choice. From beautiful landscapes and stunning views to Stately Homes and Gardens, Steam Rides to Museums the UK boasts a rich variety and selection for you. There is something for everyone no matter how old or young you are. So be inspired, plan your next adventure and discover what the UK has to offer. We hope you enjoy reading through the magazine and that it gives you some inspiration for those family days out! Published by ProDigital Media AEM Media House 21 Northcote Avenue Manchester M22 9AJ
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EAT, DRINK, TOUR & SHOP
Enjoy a taste of Robinsons
Delicious food, great gifts & inspiring tours In the heart of Stockport, Cheshire.
HADDON HALL Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA.
Tours of the Hall and Gardens • Estate Walks Live Musical Performances Delicious Afternoon Teas and Seasonal Menus Artisan Markets • Plant Fair • Gifts Galore Visit www.haddonhall.co.uk for more details | email@example.com | 01629812855
Haddon Hall, one of England’s most elegant and timeless stately homes, reopens its doors on April 12th to once again welcome the general public, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in 900 years of history, art and craftsmanship, along with the opportunity to stroll around the magnificent cascading Tudor gardens, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Peak District. Haddon has become the choice location for many film-makers, playing host to no less than three versions of ‘Jane Eyre’, it became Prince Humperdinck’s Castle in cult movie The Princess Bride and was also used in ‘Elizabeth’, ‘Pride & Prejudice’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, BBC series ‘Gunpowder’ and most recently ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, with stars such as Dame Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Liv Tyler and Margot Robbie all filming at Haddon Hall over the last few decades. Haddon Hall hosts a number of events throughout the year, promising something for everyone, including free guided tours of the Hall and gardens, music recitals, exhibitions and plenty of family friendly activity. Haddon is a magical place for children to learn and explore, with children entering for free. Families can enjoy picnics, archery in the Chapel Fields on various dates throughout the year, Sir John Savile’s Household, which allows guests to step back into Medieval times, and new for 2019, October halfterm will see Haddon transformed for ‘Wizard School’, not to mention the magic Christmas brings to the hall throughout December. For more information or to book tickets online, visit www.haddonhall.co.uk. Haddon Hall, The Estate Office, Bakewell, DE45 1LA. 01629 812855 WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
Crich Tramway Village offers one of Derbyshire’s great family or group days out and a step back in time. Vintage trams run along a period street, climbing a mile and a half of track that provides breathtaking views of the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. Experience the fascinating Woodland Walk & Sculpture Trail, which winds its way back to the village, or remain on the tram and be dropped off outside The Red Lion Pub and Tearooms, before visiting the fascinating Exhibitions and Workshop Viewing Gallery. There are also picnic areas and indoor and outdoor play areas to keep the children entertained. The Great Exhibition Hall features a Century of Trams, from horse drawn to the electric era. In addition, a new exhibition, ‘Michael Holroyd Smith – Electrifying the Future’ explores the life and work of ‘History Maker’ Michael Holroyd Smith, with hands on exhibits, digital interactives and previously unseen items from the archive. Holroyd Smith was a pioneering inventor of the late 19th and early 20th century who changed the course of tramway history in the UK and had far reaching influence in the engineering world. Smaller exhibitions include: 16th March – 9th June 2019: A selection of work from ‘Quinn’ by photographer / artist Lottie Davies, curated by WM Hunt and part of the FORMAT19 – FOREVER / NOW in partnership with QUAD. 21st June 2019 – November 2020: The Mobile Post Box – Mail
by Tram. This exhibition reveals how, in the early 20th Century, tramcars became mobile post boxes, carrying and delivering letters and parcels. It explores some of the challenges that had to be overcome in order to provide this service. Included in the exhibition is a fascinating display of the different items that could and couldn’t be delivered using the tramway postal services, as well as the post boxes the tramcars carried. Discover how tramcars have been represented on postage stamps through the years and have a go at designing your own tram-themed stamp. For a spot of retail therapy, The Forge Gift Shop offers mementoes of your visit and the traditional sweet shop enables you to by your old favourites by the quarter. Details about our special events throughout the season can be found on our website. Pre-booked groups of ten or more receive discounted rates. Coach drivers receive free admission and a refreshment voucher. An Access Tram for wheelchair users runs twice a day on request, and there is disabled access to all of the facilities. Crich Tramway Village re-opens on Saturday 16th March 2019. Please check the opening times on the website. For more details Tel: 01773 854321 or visit www.tramway.co.uk
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• Exhibitions • Woodland walk • Sculpture trail • Indoor and outdoor playgrounds • Family activities • Cafe • Refreshments • Shops
Come along and be transported back in time with our authentic village street. Experience the gentle rumble of trams passing by while you soak up the atmosphere. Whatever the weather, enjoy a fabulous day out packed with excitement, adventure, unlimited electric tram rides and a little learning along the way.
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Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP Tel: 01773 854 321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org * excludes the World War II / 1940s events. Please see website for full details. www.facebook.com/ CrichTramwayVillage
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Discover a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at the heart of it all, there are loads of things to do in the Peak District National Park and Derbyshire. The area is known and loved by many for its breath-taking views, bustling market towns and pretty villages, historic houses, famous attractions and hundreds of traditional events, such as the unique Derbyshire custom of Well Dressing. From the high, moorland plateaus in the north, to the steep-sided, deep dales and rolling green hills in the south of the area, the Peak District & Derbyshire has just about any landscape you can imagine in Britain, making it one of the finest areas in the country to go walking. Couple the fantastic scenery with amazing local Food & Drink, the Peak District will sure enough become one of your favourite destinations! As for events, well, we know how to throw a party! Fabulously vintage, award-winning Eroica Britannia is very quickly gaining a reputation as one of the ‘must visit’ events of the year with its shabby chic look, party atmosphere and of course excellent cycle ride through the stunning Peak District. What more could you ask for? During the summer you’ll catch a country fair on nearly any weekend, from Hope Show, Bakewell Show and Chatsworth Country Fair. And in the Autumn, enjoy glistening displays and family fun at the Matlock Bath Illuminations. Our attractions are pretty top-notch too! Dangle over a ravine in a cable car as you ascend to The Heights of Abraham, hop on-board an old-style tram at Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, get up close and personal with nature at Peak Wildlife Park or scare yourself silly on white-knuckle ride at Alton Towers Resort!
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Barnsley’s local culture remains rooted in its industrial heritage of coal, mining and glassmaking. Why not visit Experience Barnsley to discover more about the history of this interesting place. Surrounded by ancient villages, historic parkland and bordering onto the Peak District, Barnsley has some excellent places to visit for those wanting to relax and get back to nature. Stately homes, museums, theatres, ruins and art galleries are just a few of the cultural attractions that visitors to the area will enjoy. Why not spend a quiet afternoon at Monk Bretton Priory, explore the extraordinary Yorkshire Sculpture Park or stroll through the landscaped gardens at Wentworth Castle. Originally mentioned in the Domesday Book, Barnsley’s historic roots are easily seen. Elsecar Heritage Centre, Cannon Hall Museum and Worsbrough Mill are fantastic days out for visitors wanting to discover a little of the towns history. Barnsley town centre is packed full of independent shops, high street stores and is home to one of the best markets in South Yorkshire. Venturing further into the outskirts of the town and its neighbouring villages visitors will discover hidden hamlets with excellent shopping opportunities and farm shops stocked with exceptional local produce. Famous for its markets Barnsley has much to offer a foodie. With a good selection of farm shops and regular markets visitors will be able to sample and purchase some of the areas excellent local produce. Atmospheric country pubs with amazing views, tea rooms in historic locations and award winning restaurants are only some of the reasons that visitors to Barnsley keep coming back. From family friendly fun days, craft fairs, vintage car rallies and outdoor theatre Barnsley has a comprehensive range of exciting events running throughout the year. Visitors to Barnsley will enjoy a warm welcome, have fantastic experiences and create magical memories. WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Welcome to the wonderful World of James Herriot. Our all-weather, multi award-winning tourist attraction, open all year round with so much to see and do for all ages! We are one of Yorkshire’s top tourist attractions for all the family, covering the life and work of James ‘Alf ’ Wight - the legendary local vet whose books, written under the name ‘James Herriot’, thrilled millions all over the world and still do today. Set in the beautiful market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire - the heart of Herriot Country and Channel Five’s Yorkshire Vet TV programme our attraction is the perfect location for families, groups and school visits, with excellent disabled access to all parts, with the exception of the air raid shelter. With everything housed indoors in our beautifully restored 1940s house and surgery, this is truly an all-weather attraction. Ample parking nearby including coach parking for group visits is available at YO7 1PE.
Experience what it was like to be a vet in a busy country practice. Wander through the real Skeldale House and try your hand at acting on a mock-up studio set from the TV series All Creatures Great and Small. You can also explore the world’s largest collection of Herriot memorabilia. If you’re looking for great days out with the kids, children can take part in our interactive adventure quiz, and learn all about the life of a vet, including the calving of a cow!
Come and visit us for an unforgettable experience. Tickets available from the shop on arrival or pre-order online. We regret no dogs are allowed, only assistance dogs.
A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. His books, a series of stories based on his experiences as a young veterinary surgeon working among the farming community of North Yorkshire, sold in their millions throughout the world. Their great success spawned two feature films in the mid 1970s, followed by a television series, All Creatures Great and Small, which enjoyed global success in the late 1970s and early 80s.
Alfred Wight died in 1995 but his books still sell, the television series is still played throughout the world, and thousands of visitors continue to flock to The World of James Herriot Museum, which was established in 1999 in his hometown of Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
OPENING TIMES 2018 Open seven days a week! Nov to Feb: 10am – 4pm last entry 3pm Mar to Oct: 10am – 5pm last entry 4pm Closed: Dec 25th, 26th, & Jan 1st TICKET PRICES 2018 Adult: £8.50 Children (5-15yrs): £5.00 Family ticket (2+2): £24.00 Family ticket (2+3): £28.00 Groups: £6.00 T. 01845 524 234
World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire Y07 1PL
Action-packed days out National museum of arms and armour Free entry | Open daily 10am â€“ 5pm | Leeds Dock
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We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.
Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.
Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, planning... Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the For further information visit www.experiencewakefield.co.uk
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Visit one of Yorkshireâ€™s iconic visitor attractions A visit to the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield, West Yorkshire offers a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore Englandâ€™s last deep coalmine with a miner as your guide. Find out for yourself why visitors rank us
No.1 on Trip Advisor for Things To Do in West Yorkshire!
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SOUTH YORKSHIRE FESTIVAL SUNDAY 11th AUGUST 2019 11AM - 5PM Gates open from 10am FREE
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a unique destination of learning and discovery Wakehurst sits on the High Weald of Sussex in Ardingly and is Kew’s Wild Botanic Garden. With more than 500 acres of botanic gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve to discover there’s enough to give all the family an exciting, fascinating and inspiring day to remember. The Millennium Seed Bank – the most bio-diverse spot on earth - also calls Wakehurst it’s home and the atrium is open to the public, allowing a glimpse of our scientists at work. You can learn how they conserve precious seeds from all over the globe and store them in the freezing vaults deep underground. The seed bank is also home to Wakehurst’s latest exhibition: Surviving or Thriving - an exhibition on plants and us, that displays some of the unique stories from the State of the World’s plants reports collated by Kew scientists. An array of different landscapes is just waiting to be explored. You can stroll around the ornamental gardens surrounding the Elizabethan Mansion. The nearby Mansion Pond has a stunning Spring Border designed to look its best from Spring through to Summer and the majestic Walled Garden is planted in a pretty cottage garden style which will be billowing with summer blooms. Don’t miss a walk through the water gardens where in May and June the Iris Dell will be brimming with irises. The Wetlands is well worth the walk. Wild play spaces are interspersed throughout Wakehurst and children will particularly adore Tree Trunk Trek in Coates Wood. Here they can burn off steam on the climbing wall and use their imaginations on the wooden stage. A walk through the temperate Woodlands of the World will delight all ages. 24
Experience 1,000 years of Rural Life in One Remarkable Site. The Weald and Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East of England,
quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting.
Discover a fascinating collection of over 50 historic rescued rural homes and buildings, from as early as 950AD, set amongst 40 acres of beautiful landscape in the South Downs National Park. The collection tells the stories of the people who lived and worked in rural South East England for over 1,000 years. Visit historic places of work and watch traditional craft and industries in action. Staff and volunteers – in many of the historic houses and gardens – love to answer questions about the buildings and the people who would have lived and worked in them. Fun for all the family - a hands-on museum which encourages visitors of all ages to feel and touch the exhibits and to enjoy the history behind each front door. Packed full of exciting events, experiences and family activities throughout the year, the Weald & Downland Living Museum is the perfect place to explore, learn and conserve. You don’t have to visit the museum to enjoy the beautiful rolling South Downs countryside – visitors can now enjoy waterside dining at the museum’s stunning café, with fantastic views across the mill pond. Open to both museum visitors and to the general public, the museum and its café, is dog-friendly and has ample free parking. The waterside café is open from 9am, 7-days-a-week and closes 4pm (5pm BST).
STEP BACK IN TIME Experience 1,000 years of rural life in South East England Explore rescued historic buildings set in beautiful parkland, with domestic and craft demonstrations, historic gardens, traditional farm animals and special events. Dog-friendly attraction and waterside café. What’s new 2019 • Bakehouse • Dairy • Hands-on activity zone
Visit wealddown.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1243 811363
Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU
Ancient Castle, Stately Home & Gardens for more details, call 01903 882173 or visit www.arundelcastle.org
Here are some key moments in the history of The Castle: 1067: William the Conqueror gives the order for Arundel Castle to be built. His kinsman Roger de Montgomery locates the Castle on the River Arun in an easily defensible position. 1068: Initial construction of the Castle begins, including the 100ft earthen motte that can still be seen today. 1643: A siege breaks out at the Castle during the English Civil War. 10,000 parliamentarians lay siege to the 1,000 royalists inside the Castle for 18 days, before finally capturing it, badly damaging the west side to prevent any future occupation. The ruins lay almost untouched until the 18th Century. 1875-1900: Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk, carries out a massive reconstruction of the Castle, fitting electric lighting and central heating, cutting edge technology at the time. The heating is still functional today! 1939-44: Arundel Castle is garrisoned by British, American and Commonwealth troops during WWII, playing a key role in the south coast defences up until D-Day in 1944. 1975: Bernard, the 16th Duke, begins a loving restoration of the Castle and a charitable trust is established to ensure it will be preserved long into the future. All profits from ticket sales are
put back into the maintenance and upkeep of the Castle and its historic contents. 2008: The Collector Earlâ€™s Garden is officially opened by HRH the Prince of Wales. Located on the site of a former car park, the garden is now the jewel in the crown of more than 40 acres of gardens and grounds at Arundel Castle. This year also saw the first instalment of the, now widely-renowned, Jousting and Medieval Tournament at Arundel Castle. The competition, taking place from 23-28 July 2019, is the longest of its kind in the world.
Arundel Castle is open from Tuesday 2nd April till Sunday 3rd November and will be open Tuesdays to Sundays inclusive 10am - 5pm as well as May Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August. Please visit www.arundelcastle.org for details of the Castleâ€™s full events calendar for 2019. To keep up with the latest new from Arundel Castle, follow its social accounts: www.twitter.com/arundelcastle www.facebook.com/arundelcastle WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
Arundel Museum bringing history to life! Discover the story of Arundel; the castle, the town, the river and itâ€™s people Shop, Exhibitions, Events, Guided town walks can be arranged for groups, Childrenâ€™s activities Find us opposite the entrance to Arundel Castle www.arundelmuseum.org
COME TO THE (STEAM) FAIR! Visit Britainâ€™s largest working traditional steam fairground, railways & more. Enjoy the choice of traditonal rides, such as the unique Razzle Dazzle. The atmosphere is cordial and ideal for that relaxed, family day out. All rides are included in the admission price, and once youâ€™ve paid, you can come back free as many times as you like for a year! OPEN: All Easter Weekend & Sundays & Bank Holidays from 14th April Daily: Wednesday 29th May to Sunday 2th June (limited rides on weekdays) Gates open at 11.00 Rides from 12.30 Last admission 16.00 Midhurst Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LP Follow the brown signs 01428 724 900 www.hollycombe.co.uk
Chichester’s award winning museum In the heart of the city centre, opposite the library and a stone’s throw from Chichester Cathedral. We have three floors of interactive exhibitions, activities and events and offer a range of talks and outreach sessions. Chichester’s Tourist Information Centre, a cafe and shop are situated on the ground floor of The Novium Museum. Tel: 01243 775888 Email: email@example.com Website: www.thenovium.org
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On a glorious sunny day, with a fresh bag of chips in hand, there aren’t many better places to be than by the seaside enjoying a quintessential British family day out at the beach. It always helps when the kids entertainment is right on hand and with an amusement park like Harbour Park look no further! This family focused attraction is right next to the Seaside Awarded sandy beach of Littlehampton. It features fantastic rides for the whole family, an indoor soft play area and all the latest arcade games. Not to mention riverside walks with catch and release crabbing, picnic greens and buckets of laughs. Decide to get wet on the Water Chute, ride the Ocean Coaster, the Orca Whale Ride or The Dolphin Leap. You might get a bit dizzy on the Whirlpool Waltzer and watch out on the dodgems! There’s a load more fun to be had on trampolines, adventure golf and bumper boats! There are attractions suited to kids aged upto about 12 but of course there is a big kid in all of us! The Galley serves freshly battered fish and chips; the Harbour Kitchen provides a selection of lite bites snacks and children’s lunch boxes, while the Kelly’s Ice Cream Parlour serves a wide selection of flavours from the classic Cornish Vanilla to Bubble Gum. You won’t want to go back to the beach! WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
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Discover Worthing t h i s s u m m e r. . .
80 minutes from London Victoria Sussex coastal town
The South of England & Sussex coast The seafront & pier Heritage & history The South Downs National Park Parks & Gardens Live theatre
If you are looking for a weekend escape ion the coast now is the time to
The perfect destination for families, Worthing is easy to get to and easy to get around and there’s plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained.
Worthing for Little Ones
Little kids will enjoy the simple (and often free) pleasures Worthing offer: FREE - Get wet and have fun at the seafront splash pads, perfect for those warmer days FREE – Worthings low tides are ideal for beachcombing. Remember to check the tide times first. FREE - Climb, swing and dig at Gull Island and Waterwise playgrounds, Play in the kid’s pool and slide zone at Splashpoint Worthing’s state of the art swimming pool complex Create and paint at the Art-ful pottery café, ideal for rainy days FREE - Discover more about Worthing’s history at Worthing Museum Enjoy one of Worthing Theatre’s popular children’s shows at the Connaught or Pavilion popular children’s shows.
Worthing for Big Ones
For older kids, Worthing offers a chance to try something new. Those looking for challenges and outdoor adventures: Get a team together and try your skills at beach volleyball Hit the water on a Stand Up paddleboard, you’ll be able to hire all the kit hire from most outlets The wide flat prom is perfect for easy, off road cycling so why not Hire a Donkey Bike, check out the cycle routes and away you go Download the FREE Crumbs City Trail app for a walking tour, trivia quiz and treasure hunt rolled into one. Find your Formula 1 at the indoor, Team Sport 450m indoor Go Kart track or the smaller (open-air) Brooklands Park BGK Go Kart and Mini Moto track Strike down the opposition at 10 pin Bowling Challenge yourself on the diving boards at Splashpoint swimming pool FREE - Talk a walk up to Cissbury Ring in the South Downs national Park don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the wild ponies
Arley Hall & Gardens
Arley Hall is one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the North West. The elaborate ceilings & oak panelling, impressive fireplaces, intricate stained glass & beautiful contents are features which make Arley Hall so special. Visitors are enthralled by entering a piece of living history. It gives an intimate insight into life in the Hall and the history of a family that has cherished Arley as their home for over 500 years. Amongst the finest in Europe the Gardens have been created over the last 250 years by successive generations of the same family. They offer an unusual blend of long history and traditional design with inspired modern ideas and additions. The result is a garden rich in atmosphere, interest and vitality. The Herbaceous Border is its best know feature which is thought to be the first border of its kind planted in England. This along with the unique Quercus Ilex Columns, Pleached Lime Avenue of trees & the furlong walk make this simply the most amazing and interesting garden.
Within its eight acres of formal garden, which can take you several hours to meander around, there are many different areas, each with its own distinctive character. On the NE side of the house, beyond the Chapel is The Grove, a well established arboretum and a Woodland Walk of about 6 or 7 acre. The Grove has a pathway approx 1/3rd of a mile long & it will take you approx 30 minutes to walk around depending on your pace & interest in the planting, while the Woodland Walk is approx 1/5th of a mile long & will take you approx 15 minutes to walk, again depending on your pace. Arley was taken over by Birmingham gangsters in November 2015 after the BBC decided the hall would be the perfect home for Tommy Shelby in Series 3 of Peaky Blinders. Actors Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson & Joe Cole spent a month filming here. Oscar-nominated Hollywood star Tom Hardy also had a day on set. Arley’s library was transformed into Tommy’s study and the opening wedding scenes were staged in the Drawing Room & The Gallery. More filming is taking place for the next series. WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
BROUGHTON CASTLE Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 5EB Tel 01295 276070 email@example.com www.broughtoncastle.com
Historic 14th House within moat. Location for many films including Shakespeare in Love Walled garden with old roses and fine herbaceous borders Tearoom and Shop - Free Car park 2 Miles from Banbury on B4035
Our opening times for 2019 are: 2-5pm on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1st April until 30th September. GROUPS WELCOME ON ANY DAY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BY APPOINTMENT
Broughton Castle is essentially a family home lived in by Lord and Lady Saye and Sele and their family. The original medieval manor house was built in about 1300 by Sir John de Broughton and stands on an island site surrounded by a moat. The castle was greatly enlarged between 1550 and 1600, at which time it was embellished with magnificent plaster ceilings and fine fireplaces.
rule without Parliament and Broughton became a secret meeting place for the Kingâ€™s opponents.
The garden consists of mixed herbaceous and shrub borders containing many old roses. In addition, there is a formal walled garden with box hedging and more mixed borders. June and July are the peak months for the gardens, but there is always something worth seeing. The parkland In the 17th century William, 8th Lord Saye outside the moat is much appreciated by and Sele, played a leading role in national local residents who are always welcome to affairs. He opposed Charles Iâ€™s efforts to walk there.
In the past 20 years the Castle has been the location for many films and TV programmes. These include ‘Three Men and a Little Lady’, ‘The Madness of King George’, ‘Shakespeare in Love’, ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Wolf Hall’.
the parking attendant was lovely. Dotted around the entire building are helpful laminates offering brief information on each room: the furniture, paintings and architecture. Once you’ve wandered slowly around the castle, head outside to the rose garden is astoundingly ‘This beautiful, very, very old castle was peaceful and beautifully tended. The moat a delight to visit. It is still lived in by the surrounding the small castle is very well same family that first inhabited it kept and adds to making the visit most hundreds of years ago. There is a lovely, enjoyable. We can highly recommend a warm and inviting atmosphere here. There visit here for scenery, ambience and are plenty of extremely friendly and keen historic excellence.” guides dotted around the building, even (Trip Advisor review September 2018.)
Jordans Mill – a grand day out starts with us!
Jordans Mill is a unique food heritage attraction in rural Bedfordshire offering historic Mill museum tours, beautiful gardens, a Riverside Café and Mill shop with locally sourced produce. Step back in time Jordans Mill has been home to the Jordan family for over 150 years. A key part of the visitor experience is a guided tour of the iconic Mill museum. The tour, which lasts approximately one hour, takes visitors on a fascinating journey from the beginnings of milling in Bedfordshire to Jordans Cereals’ place as one of the UK’s leading cereal manufacturers.
Delicious, freshly made food in a riverside setting The large Riverside Café has space for over 100 diners inside with a popular outside terrace. The Riverside Café serves a varied menu which changes seasonally, using local ingredients where possible with everything freshly prepared. Explore the stunning gardens Take a stroll through the unique food and flower gardens where crops, vegetables and fruits are grown in an ornamental setting alongside wild flowers and cultivated garden plants. Easy access Jordans Mill is accredited as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction from Visit England and is suitable for wheelchair users.
The perfect venue for your meeting Jordans Mill provides a unique location for private functions and meetings. The building is both stylish and comfortable and supported by first class service www.jordansmill.com and great food. Only 1.5 miles from the A1, near Biggleswade, Jordans Mill enjoys excellent transport links and has ample car parking facilities. 48 WWW.AGRANDDAYOUT.NET
A GREAT DAY OUT STARTS WITH US SEE HISTORY IN ACTION
Enjoy a guided tour of our lovingly restored historic Mill museum and learn about the heritage of flour milling in Britain and the unique story of the Jordans family.
Tucked away on the banks of the River Ivel near Biggleswade, Jordans Mill is in the heart of rural Bedfordshire
FREE ENTRY TO OUR MILL GARDENS
Take a stroll through our unique and tranquil Mill Gardens where flowers and plants grow alongside fruits, vegetables and cereals in a stunning ornamental setting.
TAKE A BREAK WITH A FRESHLY-MADE TREAT
Visit the Riverside CafÃ© for delicious, seasonal locally-sourced meals, snacks and cakes and enjoy our incredible views. Open daily from 9am - 5pm.
KEEPING OUR FOOD HERITAGE ALIVE
WWW.JORDANSMILL.COM The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU
Jordans Mill, Holme Mills, Langford Road, Broom, Nr Biggleswade SG18 9JY For more info please call 01767 603940
Keswick is easily accessible via a 20-minute drive from J.40 of the M6 or via the M6 J.36 and the A591 for a scenic drive up through the Lake District. A bustling and vibrant market town, Keswick offers a warm welcome to groups of all sizes. There can be few towns with a setting as beautiful as that of Keswick, situated on the shores of Derwentwater and surrounded by mountains. The compact and mainly pedestrianised town centre makes wandering round the shops a relaxing and enjoyable pastime with a wide range of independent retailers and galleries as well as cafes and restaurants. There is an award winning and very popular market which operates on Saturday all year round and on Thursday (mid Feb – Dec). For those wishing to find out more about the rich cultural and industrial heritage of the area there is the opportunity to visit museums and historic houses. Mirehouse, just outside Keswick is a beautiful family run historic house with strong literary connections. 50
Discover the history of slate mining at Honister Slate Mine or visit the home of the first pencil at Derwent Pencil Museum where you can trace the history of pencil making through displays and carefully restored machinery. Exhibitions and displays at Keswick Museum tell the story of Keswick’s landscape, history and culture. Few people come to Keswick without a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle. It stands on a superb natural plateau to the east of the town commanding a superb 360 degree view over the surrounding fells. Find out about how real ales are brewed at Keswick Brewery and see exactly how whisky, gin and vodka are made right here just outside Keswick at The Lakes Distillery. For the culturally inclined the Theatre by the Lake offers a summer season of six plays or step back in time and enjoy the red velvet seats of the traditional Keswick Alhambra Cinema.
Follow the journey of pencil manufacture, from its humble beginnings as a cottage industry to the modern production it is today…
Located in Keswick at the site of the original factory, the Derwent Pencil Museum has been welcoming visitors to the home of pencil manufacture for over 37 years.
...home of the world’s largest coloured pencil!
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Open 10:30am - 5:00pm visit www.bressingham.co.uk for further details Tel 01379 686900
Museums & Tours
Bressingham has been the official home to the Dads Army Appreciation Society’s collection since 2000.
The exhibition comprises a recreation of Walmington on Sea the fictional home to Captain Mainwaring and his men. The Church Hall, where we show episodes the Bressingham collection is featured in, Captain Mainwaring’s office – here you can try on Home Guard uniforms. Along the street there is Jones’ Butchers shop, Swallow Bank, Frasers Funeral parlour as well as Walmington on Sea Post Office, a printers and Toy Shop. Bressingham was happy to lend to the BBC some of its historic collection to feature in the show, Traction Engines and Rollers feature in episodes but probably the most memorable exhibit in the Bressingham collection is the Fire Engine. You can also see the staff car Pike took his girl to the pictures in, Jones’ Butchers Van and the town dustcart – both as featured in the feature film of the 1970s.
day, over 30 years after the filming of the very first episode. Who can forget the inimitable characters played by Clive Dunn, Arthur Lowe, John Laurie, John Le Mesurier, Jim Beck, Ian Lavender, Arnold Ridley, Frank Williams, Edward Sinclair and Bill Pertwee! Not only did the show make household names of these main characters, but it also brought a host of other ‘comedy faces’ to our television screens for the very first time. The series was filmed in and around Thetford (including the Stanford training area) and included many local residents from the surrounding countryside. The release of the 2016 Feature Film only goes to show how the show has lived on un the minds of the public, and is always ready to gently amuse the young and the old of every generation. The Dads Army exhibition is housed amongst the steam exhibits of road and rail at Bressingham alongside 18 acres of stunning Bloom family gardens.
The Television Series ‘Dad’s Army’ ran from 1968 to 1977 with a total of 80 episodes - and you can still catch the repeats to this
Where the Past Passes By..... Here you can see a unique project; the creation of a museum of street transport designed to show the development of mechanical transport over the best part of a century. The essence of transport is movement, so we are building a living museum where vehicles of yesteryear can be seen in action, where half-forgotten sounds of the past are brought back to life and where visitors can journey back in time by travelling on a few of the exhibits along the Museumâ€™s streets. Many old vehicles seem ill at ease in a rural environment, so our aim is to develop a street scene of houses and shops, complete with authentic street furniture of bygone days, rescued by us from many parts of the country. At Carlton Colville we have one of the widest ranges of preserved vehicles of any museum, and further exhibits are still accepted from time to time, although restrictions on covered accommodation necessarily confine these mainly to items of local or specific historic interest. Our story began back in 1962 when four local tramway enthusiasts rescued the body of an old Lowestoft tramcar, no. 14, from its use as a summerhouse at Gunton. From this grew the idea of forming a transport museum, and as a result the East Anglia Transport Museum was founded on its present site in 1965. A Society was formed with the object of developing and running the Museum and started off with a few old vehicles which had been either donated or loaned, but with no other assets whatsoever. The huge task lay ahead of transforming a disused meadow,into a museum with depots, stores, workshops, administrative offices, refreshment facilities and toilets, not forgetting roads, tram tracks, overhead wiring for trams
and trolleybuses, and a light railway. The Museum is fully registered and has charitable status. Whilst it serves principally as a major tourist attraction in Waveney, great emphasis is also placed on its educational role. There is a chance to travel on types of vehicles now half forgotten, and you are free to wander around the Museum site or to take a stroll along our woodland path to the tram terminus at Hedley Grove. Other amenities include our shop, which is particularly well stocked with books and souvenirs, and the Terminus Tearooms where light refreshments are reasonably priced and ice cream and soft drinks are always available.
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