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FREE • SUMMER 2013 IN AND AROUND NORTH SHROPSHIRE, THE MARCHES, MID & NORTH WALES, MERSEYSIDE, STOKE-ON-TRENT, CHESHIRE AND GREATER MANCHESTER

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Spectacular underground Tours at Sygun Copper Mine

Cheshire family brewers Robinsons are celebrating 175 years of brewing by opening a new Visitors Centre. You can marvel at the magic of their brewing process, admire new and original brewing equipment as you tour around the brew house, play with interactive screens, create your own perfect pub guide, visit the Shire horses, buy beer related gifts and also explore some real vintage gems showcasing just how things have changed since 1838. You can even round off your visit with a delicious homemade lunch or afternoon tea - freshly prepared, using local ingredients and of course sample some of Robinsons’ finest cask ales (or soft drinks for those who are driving!). The Robinsons family have been brewing beer at the Unicorn brewery in Stockport since 1838, but in the last 12 months alone they have rebuilt their time-honored Victorian brew house, installed the world’s largest Hopnik (a giant tea strainer which extracts many of the great flavours from ‘leaf’ hops which conventionally get boiled away rather than finishing up in the beer), rebranded their family of ales with a fresh new look (and feel), and now, as they celebrate 175 years of brewing excellence - they are befittingly and proudly launching a new Visitors Centre. Essentially a history of a sturdily independent business, the Robinsons story is simultaneously a microcosm of the British brewing industry, a chart of social change, a genealogical showcase, and a family story through and through. Oliver Robinson, Managing Director (Beer Division) of Robinsons, commented: “Our Visitors Centre is not just about the history of a brewery but of a family which has played - and continues to play - an immensely important role in British Brewing. The Robinsons story will fascinate not only those interested in beer and brewing, but anyone with a taste for the ups and downs of business life over the last 175 years and more.”

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Zip Zip Away! Whoosh and you’re gone. Europe’s biggest zip line Zip World opened to the public for the first time in March this year. Not for the faint hearted Zip World is situated in Snowdonia at Penrhyn Quarry and provides riders with an experience of a life time. All visitors embarking on this thrilling adventure will start off on the little zipper to give you a taste of what’s to come. You will then be transported to the top of the big zipper by military trucks and given a commentary tour about the quarry’s natural history and surrounding geography. You will soar at 1.6 kilometers through the air at 120 kilometers per hour taking in a birds eye view of 200 years of history above a mountain lake, and a working quarry. You will witness views of the spectacular North Wales Coast, Anglesey and even the Isle of Man if you are lucky. This spectacular journey will take 2 to 3 hours and everyone taking part will be lent flying suits, helmets and goggles. The area is ideal for zip flying as it was once the largest slate quarry in the world where zip lines were built 100 years ago just to extract rocks. For more information see the advert on page 13 or visit www.zipworld.co.uk

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5ooo Sea Creatures head for Manchester The worlds largest aquarium brand, SEA LIFE, have announced that their next exciting attraction will be opening this June 2013 at one of the UK’s largest retail and leisure destinations. The new attraction, which will be the 14th SEA LIFE in the UK, will be situated in a 36,000 square feet site in Barton Square at the Trafford Centre, next to Merlin’s very popular LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, which opened in March 2010. The aquarium will contain over 1 million litres of water and feature over 5,000 amazing sea creatures, 30 spectacular marine displays, an incredible underwater ocean tunnel alongside some exciting, yet to be announced, new features. Guests will be treated to a fully interactive experience where they can hold a crab or touch a starfish in touchpools whilst also being wowed by a range of creatures unseen in the region before, including sharks, rays, seahorses and jellyfish.

The attraction will be a celebration of the sea from start to finish, providing an excellent focal point for education and marine conservation in the region. With over thirty years experience in looking after creatures the brand has a three-pronged approach to conservation - breed, rescue and protect - which is at the heart of everything that SEA LIFE does. SEA LIFE is the world’s No 1 aquarium brand with a long history of responsible caring, breeding and conservation of the marine environment. The SEA LIFE network comprises more than 40 aquaria and Sanctuary attractions - including 13 in the UK, as well as others across Europe the USA and Asia Pacific. Tickets will be available online from just £12 per person. For more information about SEA LIFE visit www.visitsealife.com or call 0871 221 2483.

Tunnels that time forgot For a great value family day out, head for an award-winning visitor attraction in St Helens The World of Glass. You’ll see our glass blowers create beautiful, unique glass art pieces right before your eyes. Youngsters will be fascinated by the intriguing mirror maze with its resident wizard. And everyone will be astonished by a film show that reveals how this amazing material has changed our world forever. Take a journey through time in the interactive museum galleries and admire impressive glass art treasures, including the Pilkington Glass Collection and a magnificent two-tonne Venetian glass chandelier that once graced Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1. Three exhibition galleries house displays in a wide variety of media while reminders of this town’s glass heritage lie all around, including an amazing labyrinth of tunnels forgotten for years. The World of Glass is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 7, M62. For more information please call 01744 22766 or visit www.worldofglass.com

Smithills Open Farm is a great educational hands-on experience for children and adults of all ages. Located in the beautiful Smithills countryside, we provide an educational and exciting experience for all, giving children the opportunity to learn as well as enjoy themselves with lots of activities for them to take part in. Whatever the weather this will be an exciting day for children and adults alike.

• Hold and feed our animals • Watch the cows being milked • Donkey rides • Tractor and trailer rides • Ride on toy tractors • Bouncy castles • Indoor & outdoor play areas • Cafe & gift shop • School parties welcome • Children’s birthday parties and much, much more!!! Our farm is open 7 days a week 10am til 5pm* * Please note we are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Smithills Dean Road, Bolton, Lancs BL1 7NR Tel: 01204 595765 Email: info@smithillsopenfarm.co.uk www.smithillsopenfarm.co.uk Family Run Business Just 15 minutes from Junction 5 M61

OPENING TIMES 10am - 5pm 23rd March to 3rd November 2013 Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays ALSO Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays and throughout July and August Other times available for group bookings (last admission 4.15pm unless pre-booked)

THE MUSEUM IS FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIR USERS

King Street • Leyland • Lancashire PR25 2LE • Tel: 01772 451011 • www.bcvmt.co.uk • Email: enquiries@ bcvmt.co.uk


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Premier Attractions for premier times Pick up a leaflet from your local Tourist Information Centre and you’ll be off to a great family day out

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Jungle Parc is a High Ropes Tree Trekking Adventure course built for all the family. Our Xplorer Course caters for adults and older children with over 65 different activities its quite a challenge to tackle our enormous tree top assault course! Our lower section - the Adventurer Course - is built especially for little Tarzan’s where children from the age of 4 can swing through the trees in a safe and fun environment! (Min Age 4 Min Height 1.05m). You can book all tickets online at www.jungleparc.co.uk or call 0844 879 4378 for other enquiries. We have sites in Liverpool Croxteth Country Park, Northamptonshire Irchester Country Park and the Cotswolds at Lydiard Country Park.

Jungle Parc High Wire Tree Top Adventure

From a family day out to corporate events and team building that are full of fun and adventure, Jungle Parc is the perfect venue. Jungle Parc is all about fun and fitness for the whole family - from grandchildren to grandparents!

Croxteth Hall Country Park Liverpool L12 0HB Tel: 08448 794378 www.jungleparc.co.uk

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What will you discover at Knowsley Safari Park At Knowsley Safari Park on Merseyside, the whole family can enjoy great savings - and a full day out with over 700 animals at the Park, including baby baboons and the two new lion cubs on the Safari Drive. Visitors young and old will also marvel at the elephants, rhino, giraffes, sealions, bats, meerkats and birds of prey in a natural setting, which ensures that no two visits are the same. To keep your energy levels up with all that activity, the food at the newly refurbished Oasis restaurant has been upgraded, whether for a quick bite, grab & go snacks or a big lunch. Rachel Scott, head of marketing at Knowsley Safari Park comments: “There’s never been a better time to visit Knowsley and during the holidays it will be even better value to give the family a wild and full day out they will never forget.” Knowsley Safari Park is situated just off junction 2 of the M57. More opening times and other information visit www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk


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The first of its kind

Cheshire’s Award Winning Attraction Enjoy a cruise through this historic waterway monument in a glass top trip boat, or relax and enjoy a beverage in our coffee shop with awe inspiring views of the lift. With a gift shop, exhibition, fully accessible landscaped grounds and children’s play area, Anderton Boat Lift offers a day out for all the family. For bookings, trip times and prices please visit www.andertonboatlift.co.uk or call 01606 786777 Anderton Boat Lift Lift Lane Anderton Northwich Cheshire CW9 6FW

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    The Town Hall Visitor Information Centre in Northgate Street is the ideal starting point for your visit to the City. Services available include: Accommodation bookings • National Express ticket agency • Gift Shop • Box Office for festivals and shows Tickets for attractions including City Sightseeing Tours, Chester Boat, Chester Zoo, Chester Heritage Tours, Busybus Tours of North Wales Guided Tours – see below • Maps, guides and publications

TOURISM AWARDS Every year Going Places awards attractions and businesses special recognition for those who have provided an excellent experience, whether it be for quality of attraction, an overall experience, friendliness of welcome, cleanliness, attention to detail, children’s facilities etc. If you would like to nominate an attraction or business you have visited from the advertisers in this paper please send your nomination and your name and address to: Going Places, Hanover House, 87 Hassell Street, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 1AX All entries will be entered into a free prize draw

Discover Delia in a previous life Recipes written by the 18th century’s domestic goddess are to be recreated at the country home where she learnt her trade. Visitors to Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire will be able to sample the culinary delights of Elizabeth Raffald - the Delia Smith of her time - in Arley’s Tudor Barn Restaurant this summer. Steve Hamilton, General Manager at Arley, said the estate near Knutsford was determined to pay tribute to the author of The Experienced English Housekeeper, which was one of the first cookbooks and a big hit when it was published in the 1700s. “Elizabeth Raffald is a huge character in Arley’s history and it is only right that we mark her contribution to the estate’s past,� he said. “There are a few recipes that we will steer clear of - such as those for turtle and calf’s foot pudding - but there are definitely some traditional meals that visitors are going to love.� Raffald was the housekeeper at Arley Hall for several years in the 1760s where she served Lady Elizabeth Warburton, to whom The Experienced English Housekeeper is dedicated. It contains 800 original recipes and is split into three parts - the first being dedicated to browning, soups, fish, plain meat, game, pies and puddings. The second covers confectionary and includes ‘directions to set out a table in the most elegant manner and in the modern taste.’ She goes on to explain the finer details of pickling, potting and distilling in the final section. Raffald makes it clear to readers that her recipes are written ‘purely from practice’ and in plain English ‘so as to be understood by the weakest capacity’. In a note to Lady Elizabeth Warburton she said: “I am not vain enough to propose adding anything to the experienced housekeeper, but hope these recipes may be of use to young persons who are willing to improve themselves.�

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The Tudor Barn Restaurant will now be dedicated to her memory with recipes on the menu and history boards detailing her links to the estate. Raffald’s old food lists and receipts are also available on a new website www.arleyhallarchives.co.uk

Discover Chester’s 2000 years of history. 10.30am daily (11.30am daily, May-Oct)

Arley Hall is signposted from Junction 9/10 on the M56 and Junction 19/20 on the M6. Follow the brown tourist signs.

Secret Chester Unlocking the City’s hidden heritage including towers and part of the original Norman castle 2pm Sun, Mon, Tues, May-Oct

Ghosts... Re-opening Chester’s very own X-files. 7.30pm Thurs, Fri, Sat May-Dec. Also Jan - April, Sat only. Tickets also available on the night from the Shropshire Arms pub nearby All tours depart from the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre, Northgate Street

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After marrying Arley’s head gardener, Raffald moved to Manchester where, over the next 18 years, she reportedly ran two pubs, two coffee shops, an indoor and outdoor catering business and an agency supplying domestic staff. Among the recipes Arley Hall is hoping to put on the menu is one for her pies that helped make her popular in the city.

Only when booking in person at the Town Hall Visitor Information Centre

Arley Hall has been in the family of the current Lord Ashbrook for 500 years and is world-renowned for its herbaceous borders - thought to be the first of its kind in England - and the Ilex Avenue of 14 cylindrical evergreen holm oaks. The hall and gardens are popular with film crews. Everything from a Coronation Street funeral to a Hollyoaks party to Who Let The Dogs Out for the children’s BBC have been filmed here. The present Hall stands on the same site as the first house built by the family in 1469. Lord Ashbrook, the great great grandson of Rowland Egerton-Warburton who built the present Arley Hall, grew up in the Hall as a child and spent some time as a young man living there. Couples can get married inside and outside at Arley. The herbaceous borders provide the perfect, most colourful aisle for any bride to walk down. For more information visit www.arleyhallandgardens.com

Open daily: 9am-5.30pm, 10am-5pm (Sun) e-mail: welcome@visitchesterandcheshire.co.uk

Tel: 0845 647 7868 Book on-line at visitchester.com


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New 4D film experience at Legoland LEGO® Legends of Chima™ 4D Movie Xperience, is the newest 4D film to screen at the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at the Trafford Centre, Manchester. The all new 12 minute animated 4D film, complete with high impact special effects, will immerse audiences in the fantastical LEGO world of Chima where tribes of animal warriors compete in epic battles for CHI, a mystical energy source of limitless power and destruction. The story follows four young animals as they take a guided tour of Chima with Plovar the Parrot and become entwined in a struggle between good and evil as they help their hero Laval the Lion Prince do battle with Cragger the Crocodile King. State of the art 3D animation will bring the audience right into the heart of their journey as they sweep through dramatic landscapes, flying through the magical waters of Mount Cavora and soaring over the majestic Speedorz™ Arena of Chima in a high speed chase. The climax of the adventure comes as Laval and Cragger take to their Speedorz vehicles in a super-charged, super-fast race to capture a precious supply of CHI. Will good prevail or will evil win the day? The LEGO Legends of Chima™ 4D Movie Xperience is an exciting introduction to this exciting new range from LEGO, bringing to life its key characters in a fast paced adventure set to enthral audiences. A range of special effects synchronised to the action on screen add the 4D element of extra excitement and drama. Watch out for wind, smoke, water and plenty of edge of the seat surprises and fast paced LEGO-tastic fun. Also new for 2013 is the pop-up walk-through LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Model Display which offers an intergalactic immersion into the sights and sounds of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Located in Barton Square at The Trafford Centre, the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is made up of a series of interactive features to immerse kids into a world where their imagination can run wild with creative inspiration at every turn.

Discover hidden Government Secrets Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker has drawn thousands of curious visitors young and old for over 14 years. The massive former civil defence HQ is established as the nation’s premier Cold War bunker and museum. Europe’s largest collection of de-commissioned weapons of mass destruction are safely on display with assistance from H. M. Government and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, secure behind the bunkers 2 meter thick concrete walls. This year has seen the launch of a new and exciting addition to their nuclear arsenal; a weapon so secret they can only currently publish pictures of it shrouded to maintain it’s secrecy from spies and the Inquisitive. Specially de-commissioned by A.W.E., the public can now enjoy previously restricted access to our most recent nuclear technology.

Featuring a whole host of exciting attractions from the Kingdom Quest ride to the LEGO CITY Forest Pursuit driving adventure ride complete with battery powered off road vehicles, the Centre not only provides fun for LEGO fans young and old, but fantastic educational benefits too.

Visitors to Hack Green will be able to view (by kind permission of the Cabinet Office) a real multiple missile submarine launch primary nuclear weapon. This is a unique opportunity for 2013, so be sure to visit the bunker near Nantwich and discover a world of unveiled secrets, our nuclear history and a unique, all weather attraction for the whole family.

For opening times and admission costs visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCentre.co.uk

For more information visit www.hackgreen.co.uk

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EVERY WEEKEND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Plus Wednesdays, April to September plus all days from mid-July to end of August. Also most School Holidays (Phone to check) Open (weather permitting) as above 11am - 4pm.

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CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE GARDEN Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8AH Tel: 01829 720383 Extensive ornamental gardens dominated by a romantic castle, built in 1801 of local sandstone. Beautiful Temple Garden, Rose Garden and mixed borders. Woodland walk well planted with rhododendrons, magnolias etc. Lovely memorial mosaic designed by Maggy Howarth. Lakeside walk with picnic site and children’s play area, farm animals and free flying aviary birds. Private chapel in the park. Gift shop and tea room. Plants for sale.

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30 STEAM ENGINES EXPECTED OLD TIME FAIRGROUND AND ORGANS ❥Tractors and barn engines ❥Working display ❥Vintage cars & motorcycles ❥Woodsawing and threshing ❥Demonstration by steam ❥Traditional skill demonstrations ❥Commercial military vehicles ❥Bicycles/prams

Gates open 10am each day Close at 5pm

Spring Festival Sunday 17th March National Garden Scheme Sunday 24th March Open: Good Friday 29th March to Sunday 29th September 2013 Autumn Tints 13th, 20th and 27th October 2013 Castle only open on limited days, for groups only, by prior arrangement Admission: Adults £6 Children £3 (reduction for groups of 25 and over) Location: Off A49 Whitchurch/Tarporley Road

Enquiries: The Secretary, Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire SY14 8AH Tel: 01829 720383 dilys@cholmondeleycastle.co.uk www.cholmondeleycastle.com

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CREWE TROUSER BAR FINEST RANGE OF TROUSERS IN TOWN OUTSIZE MEANSWEAR SPECIALIST SHIRTS • COATS • UNDERWEAR SHOES • T-SHIRTS ALL UP TO 8XL & SIZE 16 SHOES MAIN STOCKIST OF WRANGLER JEANS

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Come C ome and and e explore xplore new £2.9m EEureka!’s urreka!’s n ew £ 2.9m Allll A About Me gallery A bout M eg allery and discover a nd d iscover just just how how amazing you are. a mazing y ou ar re. With W ith over over 100 100 interactive interac exhibits amazing e xhibits in in one one a maz new gallery, n ew g allery, including includin new an ew rrobot, obot, ccome ome and discover a nd d iscover the the most mo iincredible ncrredible tthing hing tthere her iis: s: you. you.

CREWE MARKET Visit Crewe Market for fresh local food, great gifts and many other fabulous stalls.

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Be a ‘wanted man’ in Denbighshire At Denbighshire ‘Heritage’ is about more than old buildings and museums. The this year will include some great events such as the increasingly popular ‘Captured’ event at the Gaol (get your picture on a wanted poster for a ‘crime’ you’ve committed!) and some lovely walks and nature events at Plas Newydd. There are also some great fun days at Rhyl Museum (in the library) during school holidays.

Heritage Attractions in North East Wales RUTHIN GAOL Imagine what life was like in a Pentonville style prison, visit the padded or the condemned cell... if you dare.

PLAS NEWYDD, LLANGOLLEN ‘The Ladies of LLangollen’ eloped from Ireland to this unpretentious little cottage in 1778 and transformed it into a gothic fantasy.

NANTCLWYD Y DRE, RUTHIN Tree-ring dating shows this is probably the oldest timbered town house in Wales.

OPEN EASTER - SEPTEMBER see website for details or call 01824 708274 www.denbighshire.gov.uk/heritage

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At Nantclwyd Y Dre we have started investigation into ‘what lies beneath’ in the Lords Garden - almost an acre of overgrown garden hidden beyond a tall wall and known locally as ‘the secret garden’. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant is paying for some research and a design of how the garden could be restored to open to the public for the first time. There are Civil Ceremonies taking place at Plas Newydd, Nantclwyd-Y-Dre and the Gaol, birthday parties, open air theatre and even some spooky night time ghost hunts for the more daring! Get more info at www.denbighshire.gov.uk or call 01824 708274.

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Enjoy stunning scenic walks along 5 miles of nature trails with birdwatching hides. Explore a diverse wildlife haven of oak woodland, reedbeds, freshwater pools and marsh with their special birds - maybe even see an otter! Welcoming visitor centre with drinks and snacks available. Field teaching facilities on site. Contact the Visitor Centre for details.

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Come to the Animalarium and get close up with the friendly animals, many of which were unwanted pets. • Reptile encounters • Cat and Croc feeding times • Bunny grooming • Pony rides in summer • Lynx encounter • Feed the animals yourself OPEN DAILY ALL YEAR ROUND

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North Wales’ biggest adventure play centre, 14,000 sq ft of family fun, Giant Drop Slides, Massive Adventure Play Area, Separate under 5’s Area, Laser Quest, Electric Go Karts, Cafe and Museum. The Fun Centre Yr Hwylfan Christchurch, Bangor Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1AR

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We have FREE events for all the Family right throughout the year.

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Uncovered in 1987 during a scheme to landscape an area of the Great Orme, the copper mines discovered below the ground represent one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of recent time.

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Discover the largest Prehistoric mine in the world

Dating back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age they change our views about the ancient people of Britain and their civilized and structured society 2,000 years before the Roman invasion.

Vintage steam trains Lakeside picnic area Gift shop and cafĂŠ Great views of Snowdonia

Over the past 26 years mining engineers, cavers and archaeologists have been slowly uncovering more tunnels and large areas of the original mining landscape to reveal what is now thought to be the largest Prehistoric mine, so far discovered in the World. A visit to Great Orme Mines is both an enjoyable and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. Walking through tunnels mined out over 3,500 years ago gives visitors an appreciation of the conditions our prehistoric ancestors faced in their search for copper.

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Special Events 2013 www.lake-railway.co.uk

Easter Egg Hunt March 29 - April 2

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GREAT ORME ANCIENT MINE New Visitor Centre for 2013

Fascinating underground tour See the amazing Bronze Age Cavern Shop, Secondhand Books and Refreshments www.greatormemines.info

Llandudno’s award winning 4,000 year old attraction

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Dare you tackle the longest Sledge Run in Wales Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 2011 and 2012, days out don’t get much better than this! GreenWood Forest Park is set in 17 magical acres, where you will discover bags of woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun. Jump aboard the world’s only people powered roller coaster, zoom down the longest sledge run in Wales, embark on the Jungle Boat Adventure (a challenge for the whole family) and discover the big, bouncy Giant Jumper. Plus, explore the turrets of TreeTop Towers, take off your socks and shoes for the BareFoot Trail or take a ride on the fabulous Moon Karts. For those rainy days, head inside the Enchanted Wood Barn- full of the latest indoor play. Young explorers will love it! In the Forest Theatre, you’ll find extraordinary entertainment every school holiday, including Howard the Magician and Ricardo the Pirate - they can’t wait to make you laugh. Or get creative in the craft area where you can see local crafts people and make something unique to take home with you! For smaller tots, they’ll also adore the Little Forest PlayBarn, Toddlers village, Tunnel Warren and not forgetting the Little Green Run. Visit www.greenwoodforestpark.co.uk for full details or call 01248 670076.

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Make tracks to the world’s oldest railway company The Ffestiniog Railway takes you on a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

RIDE, SLIDE & EXPLORE

The Theme Park especially designed for the under 10’s. Your adventure is just beginning the moment you enter the park! Explore the Rodeo Corral indoor play area, Fort Apache, & Captain Sandy’s play cove, ride aboard the Rocky Mountain Railroad, Santa’s Sleigh ride, Robin Hood ride, Tractor Ride and the Boozy Barrel Boat ride, play along with the cheeky monkeys at Monkey Mischief and you must visit Crash landings our fantastic 4 storey indoor play area and cafeteria.

A full day of fun awaits you! Adventure play areas, Cafes, Shops, plus lots lots more. Also, don’t forget we’re open at Christmas, so come along and visit Santa in his lovely home and receive a free gift for all children aged 2 to 10 years.

Rampton, Retford, Notts DN22 0HX Telephone 01777 248274 For Opening times and prices please visit

www.sundownadventureland.co.uk

Centre & Shops

Factory Shop Home, Cookery, Garden & Gift Shops Dartington Crystal Shop

Safe sandy beach Beach Hut Shops & Entertainment FREE & OPEN DAILY 15th Jul - 8th Sept

Cookery Demonstrations Coo

Open daily: Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm Sun 10am-5pm Free Centre entry & parking

Find us just off the A38 on B6179, 2 miles south of Ripley. Derby Road, Denby, Derbyshire DE5 8NX. Call: 01773 740799

With this voucher (equal or lower value ticket is free). Craftroom Tours available daily 11am - 3pm. Adults £5.25 Children £4.25. VALID UNTIL 18.10. 2013

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The company is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest railway company in the world, being founded in 1832. The world's oldest steam engines, Prince and Palmerston, are still in regular use and celebrate their 150th birthdays this year. The trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, clinging to the side of the mountains. The Welsh Highland is Snowdonia’s newest railway. Trains start their spectacular 25 mile scenic journey from beneath the historic castle walls at Caernarfon. The comfortable trains offer freshlycooked hot food and refreshments and climb from sea level to the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach the picturesque village of Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass - voted the most beautiful spot in the UK by the National Trust - and on to Porthmadog. For more information visit www.festrail.co.uk


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The Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem 25th Annual Sweet Pea Show Wem • 20th & 21st July 2013 Come and visit this small market town and experience the heady atmosphere of colour and perfume produced each year in Wem, North Shropshire...

‘The Home of the Modern Sweet Pea’. Over 60 Competitive classes of Sweetpeas, Scented WEM blooms, Modern Spencers, Species and Perennials in Formal Vases; Bowls; Baskets & Pedestals. Great Floral Art & Children’s Sections. Many varied stalls from Seeds & Plants to Produce & Gifts. Decorated Shops & Churches. A recipe for a scentsational visit.

Thomas Adams School Stanier Hall & Large Marquee, High Street, Wem. Saturday 20th 10am - 5pm, Sunday 21st 10am - 4pm. Admission Adults £3, Members & Children Free. All areas wheelchair accessible and all amenities on site, ONLY disabled parking at venue. Town Centre parking. Free transport from Wem Station. Tel: 01948 840779 www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/sweet-pea

LUDLOW CASTLE • A unique 18th Century fantasy of caves, cliffs and bridges • Woodland walks with awe-inspiring views • Climb 152 steps to see 13 counties • Span an 80ft chasm across the Swiss Bridge

THE HEART OF MEDIEVAL LUDLOW • Explore the extensive range of ruined buildings - dating from the 11th century. • Visit the award winning Castle Tea Room • Enjoy a short break in our 5-star holiday apartments

www.castle-accommodation.com telephone 01584 874465 Superb new wedding venue

www.ludlowcastle-weddings.com

Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 5UY

For opening times and events information telephone us on 01584 873355

Admission: Adults £7 Children £4.50 Concessions £6 Family 2+2 £22.00 Family 2+3 £25.00

or visit www.ludlowcastle.com

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Open: 10am - 5pm, last admission 3pm (see website for more information)

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2013

Burwarton Show on the B4364 between Ludlow & Bridgnorth - Tel: 01746 787535

KANGAROO KIDS QUAD BIKE STUNT TEAM

Tel: 01948 841700

HAWKEYE FALCONRY DISPLAY

www.hawkstone.co.uk

• Trade Stands • Shopping Arcade • Food Hall • Handicrafts • Horticulture • WI • YFC Displays • Craft Demonstrations • Sheep Shearing • Inter-Hunt Relay • Cookery Demonstrations

www.burwartonshow.co.uk - Discounted Tickets available on-line: Adults £11, Child £4

8.15 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. - A great day out for all the family

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Come and visit a traditional working farm Home Farm Attingham is a working farm open to the public. As well as being able to look around the historic farm and see its animals, visitors are able to visit the tearooms. We also host birthday parties and school trips at any time, with prior booking. Guided tours are available. Home Farm is situated on the Attingham Hall Estate, just off the B4380 in Atcham, near Shrewsbury. Adults £3.50 • OAPs £3 • Children over 3 £2.25 • Children under 3 Free Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10 For opening times or more information please telephone 01743 709243 or visit www.homefarmattingham.co.uk

Something for everyone Get active at the award-winning Trentham Gardens. Run wild in the woodlands, brave the barefoot walk, set sail or steam along the lakeside, hide and speak in the maze, enjoy the adventure playground or search for our magical fairies. Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger in an array of eateries. Experience distinctively different retail therapy at Trentham Shopping Village and Trentham Garden Centre.

A great family fun day out whatever the weather

Get up close and personal with 140 monkeys at Trentham Monkey Forest, amaze yourself at Aerial Extreme high rope adventure course, stay over at the on-site Premier Inn. Check out our fun-packed events programme at

✁ www.trentham.co.uk Bring this voucher with you for 2 for 1 day tickets for Trentham Gardens Post Code:

Valid Monday to Friday, on Day Tickets only. Terms & Conditions apply. Not valid in August, special event days or bank holidays. Not accepted at Trentham Monkey Forest.

• Prepare yourself for our breath taking white knuckle rides. • Experience 375 feet of ups and downs in a single raft. • Race family and friends with exciting twists and turns. • Plunge into our plunge pools or just relax in our Jacuzzis with more than 30 different rides and experiences. • FREE car parking and an all inclusive price.

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Code: GP13 • Expires 31.12.13

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Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire 5 minutes from J15 M6, Sat Nav Post Code ST4 8JG Call 01782 646646 Email enquiry@trentham.co.uk

www.trentham.co.uk

SPECIAL ENTRY OFFER Half price entry with every full paying guest Tel: 01782 205747 • www.waterworld.co.uk • email: info@waterworld.co.uk Available after 1pm subject to our normal terms and conditions ie not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Management reserve the right to refuse admission. Valid until 31 December 2013 • Ref: Going Places 2013

ART POTTERY MADE BY HAND IN ENGLAND FOR MORE THAN 100 YEARS

Visit the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre. See art pottery in creation. SHOP, MUSEUM & BOTTLE OVEN Entrance free of charge

Arts and Crafts grounded pottery, Moorcroft, have been creating pieces of Art Pottery in Burslem, Staffordshire for more than one hundred years with each piece created using a formula established by William Moorcroft in 1897. Uniquely, a visit to the Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre & Museum in Burslem allows the eye to journey in surface design, shape and colour through over a century of art history. OPEN: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm. Saturday: 9.30am-4.30pm. Closed Sundays. Open on selected Bank Holidays (please enquire) Telephone: 01782 820515

Sandbach Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs ST6 2DQ email: enquiries@moorcroft.com

READER OFFER Quote the code PREM2013 and with a purchase of Moorcroft Pottery the claimant will be entitled to one free of charge membership to the Moorcroft Collectors’ Club for one year. Usual membership fee is £30. This offer expires December 21st 2013. Only one membership per claimant.

GUIDED FACTORY TOURS: Booking in advance is advisable. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am & 2pm Friday 11am only Admission Adults: £4.50 Concessions: £3.50

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