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THE LAKE DISTRICT COAST AQUARIUM

Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8AB For 20 years a top family attraction on the scenic Solway We started off with a fresh ground coffee overlooking the harbour and Solway Firth…..

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Then with our all day pass we began viewing the 65 + amazing informative displays of local and not so local sealife…...we’ve been before and there’s always something new!

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Discover the living history of these two sister visitor attractions whilst enjoying a full day out

The kids needed to let off steam so we went out to the Aquablasta and ‘Shiver me timbers ‘ play park...the zip wire was the best!

Extra savings on all day fares including 50% off a visit to the sister attraction. Children under 5 years travel FREE. Excellent facilities include cafes, gift shops and FREE wi-fi. Dogs welcome*.

Then back inside to the Harbourside café for homemade soup, Cumberland sausage baguette and Fish & Chips!

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Then we went back into the aquarium for the ray pool talk and to see the baby lobsters in the NEW SEA LAB !. We finished the day browsing the superb gift shop whilst the kids played crazy golf….....no wonder more than half of visitors are regulars like us! Find out more on www.coastaquarium.co.uk or ring 01900817760 We are open daily at 10am. South Quay, Maryport, CA15 8AB

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Dare you walk to the end of the haunted cellar? The Rum Story is at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic ports. Imagine… being taken back in time to an exotic tropical rainforest in the Caribbean …and that is just the start of your Great Adventure in The Rum Story. On your journey you will discover the origins of Whitehaven’s dark slave trade - from African villages to the sugar plantations on the island of Antigua. You will hear tales of Blackbeard and piracy on the high seas, smugglers, and Nelson’s Navy …see Eliot Ness’s office in the gangster days of the Jazz Age and discover the story of Whitehaven’s maritime fortunes and the Jefferson family’s trading past. Situated in the original cellars and warehouses of 1785, The Rum Story has carefully recreated each set to capture the essence of the time and place… from the misery of crowded slave ships and life on the plantations, to the decade of the punch houses ...and if you dare, walk to the end of the cellar - is it really haunted? Many of the Rum Story’s settings are so authentic that they have been used for TV documentaries and period films - including a scene for ‘Miss Potter’. Telephone 01946 592933 or visit www.rumstory.co.uk for more information. 3


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Home of the world’s first pencil!

MUSEUM • ART CLASSES • TUITION & DEMONSTRATIONS • CHILDREN’S ART CLUB • ARTISAN CAFÉ • DERWENT SHOP Join us on a journey of graphite and pencil discovery. Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil. Enter the museum through the replica graphite mine, take your picture with the worlds largest colour pencil. Discover the secret maps, and compasses stored in pencils that were used by fighter pilots in WW2. Miniature pencil sculptures, the Queens diamond jubilee pencil, historical displays of pencil packaging. Learn how pencils are made and try out your art skills in our art room. Visit the Derwent Art shop and then enjoy lunch in Artisan Café. There’s so much more to a pencil!

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Discover, explore, be inspired The Lake District, England’s largest National Park is now a World Heritage Site, home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere. The area is also intimately associated with English literature of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Thomas Gray was the first to bring the region to attention, when he wrote a journal of his Grand Tour in 1769, but it was William Wordsworth (right) whose poems were most famous and influential. Wordsworth’s poem ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, inspired by the sight of daffodils on the shores of Ullswater, remains one of the most famous in the English language. Out of his long life of eighty years, sixty were spent amid its lakes and mountains, first as a schoolboy at Hawkshead, and afterwards living in Grasmere and Rydal Mount. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey became known as the Lake Poets. During the early 20th century, the children’s author Beatrix Potter was in residence at Hill Top Farm, setting many of her famous Peter Rabbit books in the Lake District. For more inspiration on visiting the lakes why not go to www.lakedistrict.gov.uk

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Relax and Cruise the Canals of the Yorkshire Dales

Skipton ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’ is a beautiful, historic market town situated in North Yorkshire.

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One of the best preserved medieval castles in England. Open every day from 10am (Sun 11am) Last admissions at 5pm (Oct-Mar 4pm) Closed 23-25 December Family tickets, Tearoom, Shop, Picnic area

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A major stronghold since the 13th Century This remarkable 900 year old castle became a major stronghold by the late 13th Century. Owned by the powerful Clifford Lords, it saw them participating in all the major battles, from Bannockburn to Crecy; Agincourt to the Wars of the Roses. The Tudor wing was added in 1536, when Eleanor Brandon, niece of Henry VIII married the 2nd Earl.

Today the castle still stands complete and habitable. A 350 year old Yew tree planted by Lady Anne Clifford, still survives in the beautiful Conduit Court today. Above the imposing gatehouse with its four strong towers, the motto of the Cliffords is still strong and clear - Desormais - Henceforth. The castle is still fully-roofed, and you can imagine Skipton’s Lord and Lady visiting the kitchens, banqueting hall, gardens and large watchtower - a key feature of the castle’s defences. The castle’s hilltop location, originally chosen for its defensive benefits, now means you get great views out over Skipton town and woods from within the grounds. Inside the castle there is a picnic area, gift shop and the Clifford Tearooms.

The Civil War saw this Royalist castle sustain a three-year siege, surrendering on most favourable terms. Later slighted, by having its cannon bearing flat roofs demolished, the castle was restored by Lady Anne Clifford.

For up-to-date information and events visit www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

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Can you avoid the Devil’s Tongue? White Scar Cave, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is the longest show cave in Britain.

In 1991 major works were undertaken to extend visitor access. A 65-metre sloping tunnel was driven to connect the stream cave with the Battlefield Cavern. The work was undertaken by a firm of tin miners from Cornwall. Blasting the first section of tunnel involved the miners standing chest deep in very cold water half a mile underground. Huge quantities of rock had to be removed.

In August 1923 Cambridge student Christopher Long was on holiday in the dales. He noticed a slight fissure in the ground, and decided to investigate. Spurred on by the distant roar of water, he struggled over jagged rocks and through pools, until eventually he found himself at the foot of a waterfall. On subsequent expeditions, Long swam across the subterranean lakes and squeezed past a massive boulder, only to find his path blocked by a jumbled mass of rocks.

There are underground waterfalls and streams, and thousands of stalactites. The curious cave formations include the Devil’s Tongue, the Arum Lily, and the remarkably lifelike Judge's Head. Guides lead visitors along the well-lit paths and explain the features.

Ever since its discovery in 1923 White Scar has attracted cave explorers. The system was investigated by members of the Happy Wanderers caving club, and it was they who discovered a massive chamber and named it Battlefield Cavern. The first person ever to squeeze into the cavern was teenager Hilda Guthrie. Over 330 feet long, with its roof soaring in places to 100 feet, this is one of the largest caverns in Britain.

The visitor centre has an eco-friendly turf roof, and an alpinestyle café with views over the Dales to the sea. The cave shop stocks fine rock and mineral specimens, jewellery, and much more besides. For more information visit www.whitescarcave.co.uk

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An Underground Experience for the whole family

INGLEB O R O UG H CAV E at Clapham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations, the imposing cave entrance and the large passages are full of artefacts dating back millions of years along with the evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages.

Open: Every day from the beginning of the February half-term to the end of October. Tours start on the hour, every hour, from 10am to 4pm. During holiday periods the last tour is at 5pm. The tour takes approximately 50 minutes. Cost: Adults £9.00, children £4.50, students and senior citizens £7.50, family ticket £25.00. Check our website for more details.

Clapham is off the A65 Leeds, Skipton, Kendal road. From the car park (sat nav LA2 8EA), enjoy the intriguing and beautiful Nature Trail walk from the top of the village, following the river to the Cave entrance.

Telephone 01524 251 242 • www.ingleboroughcave.co.uk

Up hill and down dale... The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil.

Together, nature and people have created a special landscape of immense beauty and character.

The Dales are famous for some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Deep valleys, known as dales, each having its own distinct character, with roads meandering between drystone walls and a patchwork of hay meadows and field barns. Up above is heather moorland and distinctive hills, such as the much loved Three Peaks. The Settle to Carlisle railway which cuts through the National Park using tunnels and viaducts, including the iconic Ribblehead.

The Dales is a great place to get outdoors! Maybe you would like to take a short walk alongside a river, or to see a waterfall or great viewpoint. Others will want to get to the top of a hill like one of the Three Peaks. The area is famous for its cycling routes. Emulate the pros with Tour de France climbs, or head off the tarmac on to the myriad of mountain bike trails. Discover a hidden world underground. The Yorkshire Dales is the number one caving area in Britain with fantastic systems to be explored. Why not hire an instructor or visit a show cave?

Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.

After working up an appetite, why not try some Wensleydale Cheese or go on a sampling tour at one of our breweries?

Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked here.

For information about planning a visit to the Yorkshire Dales go to www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

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Dare you enter the secret crypt? The Forbidden Corner was originally built as a private folly but due to public demand was subsequently opened in 1994. It won the Welcome to Yorkshires White Rose award for best large visitor attraction, in November 2015 and was finalist in 2016 & 2017. It was also once voted ‘The best European folly of the 20th century’ by The Folly Fellowship. A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a fouracre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues at every turn. There are decisions to make and tricks to avoid, a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight children of all ages. Lost for centuries, the owners have just unearthed The Armstrong Mausoleum. Dare you wander down this secret crypt where there are some scary surprises in store. Admission is by pre-booked tickets only. To reserve your ticket please phone 01969 640638 or to book online visit www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk

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A history of Coopering For many hundreds of years before metal casks were invented, wooden casks were the only means by which not just liquids but also foodstuffs were transported, not least within the brewing industry. But such has been the success of the introduction of the metal version that very few brewers today still retain a cooper. The reason for this is that to make an oak cask of precise content from non-standard widths of oak is a true craft which cannot be replicated by machine. The manufacture of metal casks contrastingly is an automated process. Theakstons have employed coopers since the founding of the company in 1827. Even today, some Theakston beers are sold in hand-made wooden casks made by the current cooper, Jonathan Manby. Theakstons are very proud of their coopering tradition. Our latest Cooper, Jonathan, came to the brewery as an apprentice craft cooper at the age of 17 to work for the then Master Cooper, Clive Hollis. After his careful and thorough apprenticeship which lasted four years, he became a fully qualified cooper. This was marked by the ‘Trussing In’ Ceremony a very ancient, time honoured ritual that sees the apprentice ‘sacked’ before asking to be reemployed, (not always granted!) as a ‘Journeyman Cooper’; an experience that coopers are grateful to suffer only once in their lifetime! Jonathan is the last apprenticed craft cooper in England. Apart from making and repairing commercial sized casks for our pub customers, Jonathan also makes a limited number of 'Pins' which are 4.5 gallon casks at Christmas time for the many members of the public who enjoy their own cask of1 Old Peculier 26/02/2018 to celebrate the festive season.

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Inspirational and relaxing Open all year, this family-friendly garden will inspire and delight all ages with its innovative design, creative planting and practical ideas to take home. Enjoy dramatic herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, a large kitchen garden, an alpine house, woodland and streamside walks all with dramatic seasonal planting displays. Children will enjoy the natural play features in the garden including the Tree House, bird hide, chicken run and holidays packed with family activities. The garden is an inspirational backdrop for craft exhibitions, seasonal horticultural shows, summer outdoor theatre, music, and cinema and winter illuminations. With Bettys Café Tea Rooms located at the garden and a large RHS Plant Centre and shop there is plenty to keep the family occupied. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SEASONS Visit us for garden inspiration, exciting events, relaxing shopping and Bettys Café Tea Rooms 1½ miles from Harrogate, North Yorkshire rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262

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All memories great and small James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century. He was born on 3 October 1916, in Sunderland, County Durham, although he spent all of his early life in Glasgow, Scotland, He attended Yoker Primary School and Hillhead High School. In 1939, at the age of 23, he qualified as a veterinary surgeon at Glasgow Veterinary College. In January 1940, he took a brief job at a veterinary practice in Sunderland, but moved in July to work in a rural practice in the town of Thirsk, Yorkshire, close to the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, where he was to remain for the rest of his life. Wight intended for years to write a book, but with most of his time consumed by veterinary practice and family, his writing ambition went nowhere. Challenged by his wife, in 1966 (at the age of 50), he began writing. After several rejected stories on other subjects like football, he turned to what he knew best. 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. Herriot Country has always been the heart of Yorkshire with lots of places to visit, including historic market towns, some of the country’s finest national parks and a range of attractions for the whole family. These, together with an array of visitor attractions, hotels and accommodation, offer visitors the ultimate getaway. It’s easy to see why Herriot Country is the heart of Yorkshire. So come and take the time to explore God’s Own Country, immerse yourself in all it has to offer, and make your days out truly unforgettable!

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Celebrate the RAF Centenary The Yorkshire Air Museum is perfectly poised to celebrate the forthcoming RAF Centenary during 2018, as it’s extensive, internationally acclaimed collection of historic aircraft covers all era’s of the history of the Royal Air Force. From WWI bi-planes to the current frontline Panavia Tornado GR4 supersonic jet, they have it all. Discover the only complete WWII Halifax bomber in Europe, climb aboard the Douglas C-47 Dakota, the aircraft famed for its role in the airborne invasion of the D-Day Landings and stand up close to examples of the famous WWII Spitfire and Hurricane fighters. You will also find a Gloster Meteor, Britain’s first jet fighter and many aircraft from the Cold War era with exciting, evocative names such as Lightning, Hunter, the Yorkshire built Blackburn Buccaneer, Nimrod and the awesome and still futuristic looking Victor VBomber. From the birth of flight, you can also see the only example of Sir George Cayley’s historic man-carrying glider of 1853, the only full size replica in Europe of a Wright Flyer, the world’s first powered aircraft, and the intriguing Blackburn Mercury Monoplane.

The exhibition also explores Leeds born Robert Blackburn who established a hugely successful aircraft manufacturing business; Hull born aviator Amy Johnson, whose daring exploits and solo flights to Australia and South Africa are indeed the stuff of legend. The work of Sir Barnes Wallis on the R101 airship at Howden is also explored and the exhibition features a dramatic interpretation of the famous ‘Dambuster raids’ with the Bouncing Bomb, very significant in this 75th Anniversary year of this legendary episode of WWII. The Museum prides itself on being a dedicated Memorial to the Allied Air Forces and the tranquil Memorial Gardens provide a peaceful haven to reflect on the service and sacrifice of so many brave young airmen and women, from WWI to the present day.

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Newly on display and creating a great deal of interest is the Dassault Mirage IV strategic, supersonic nuclear bomber, gifted to the Museum by the French Government, which is the only example of this type to be seen in the world outside of France. This imposing aircraft makes a rare, and possibly unique, pairing with its smaller variant the Mirage III supersonic fighter here at Elvington. There is indeed a great deal for the visitor to discover during a day out with us. Based on an authentic WWII Bomber Command Station, the former RAF Elvington, the authentic atmosphere of the period is maintained, whilst housing superb displays and exhibits, such as the Bomber Command exhibition ‘Against the Odds’, which is now the definitive national presentation on this subject. Similarly, the ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ exhibition provides a fascinating insight into Yorkshire’s literally ground-breaking role in the birth of manned flight, with Sir George Cayley, renowned as the Father of Aeronautics and the inventor of the aeroplane, who was born in Scarborough in December 1773.

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Discover the fun, vibrant and historical city of York Rich in ancient history and romantic ambience, York is renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, making it the perfect destination for a family day out. Explore York’s world-class cathedral with its medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces and foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. York Minster’s vast spaces come alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music, but you can also find quiet corners revealing great treasures, unexpected stories and human inspiration. What will you discover? Take a fascinating 2000 year journey through interactive underground chambers in Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft. Follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and discover the stories of some of the people whose lives have been influenced by York Minster. The underground chambers have been totally transformed with dynamic new audio-visual and interactive galleries revealing the significance behind the cathedral’s most treasured artefacts as never before. And then, see the best views in York after climbing the 275 steps up the Central Tower leading you to the highest point in the city. Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country’s most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river. Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You’re never far from an awe inspiring moment. For more information visit www.visityork.org

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GOING PLACES UK • SUMMER 2018 Stump Cross Caverns is a show cave situated on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, between the picturesque towns of Grassington and Pateley Bridge. • • • •

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LICENCED CAFE & TEA ROOMS Enjoy freshly homemade scones and cakes along with a great selection of meals and beverages.

GIFT SHOP With a varied collection of crystals, fossils, jewellery, greetings cards, sheepskins and Yorkshire produced food and drink.

Scampston Walled Garden, recently named as Yorkshire’s Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the White Rose Awards, is a contemporary Walled Garden, nestled in the grounds of a Regency Hall.

OPENING TIMES Daily 10am - 5.30pm (last admission into caves is 4.30pm). February half term end of November.

Situated mid-way between York and Scarborough the attraction is a true hidden gem, offering a warm welcome and a quality day out. New for 2018, Scampston has developed a number of new activities for families, including a nature trail and a small playground for younger children. There is also the chance to search for fairies in the woodland.

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Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Second World War Housed within the buildings and grounds of an original Prisoner of War Camp, constructed to house Italian and German prisoners captured during World War Two, a visit to Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum transports you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on both the Home Front and Front Line during the Second World War. The original buildings that were once home to the PoW’s contain the most comprehensive public display of memorabilia, material and information relating to 20th Century British military and 1930’s and 40’s civilian history in the world.

An exciting enjoyable and educational day out for all the family, it is suggested that visitors allow at least 4 hours for a full visit. Hot meals, snacks and beverages are available in WinStan’s Bunker CafÊ, free on site car parking is provided and the museum is also dog friendly. For more information call 01653 697777 or visit www.edencamp.co.uk

Each of the huts contain re-constructed life size scenes that reveal the realities of day to day life on both the Home Front and Front Line. Special event days also take place throughout the year, when visitors can witness everything from wartime living history reenactments to reunions and remembrance services involving military veterans from all branches of HM Forces.

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Henry Moore, Upright Motive No. 2, No. 7, No. 1 (Glenkiln Cross), 1955–56 all courtesy Tate. Reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation. *

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Take a deep breath Brace yourself for a day out of the ordinary. Iconic art set in 500 stunning acres. As free as it is awesome*. YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK ysp.co.uk

Inspirational and relaxing Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1977 by Executive Director Peter Murray, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in Europe to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell. In 2018, experience the most extensive UK exhibition to date by worldrenowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone across the historic landscape and in the Underground Gallery and an awe-inspiring installation comprising 2,000 balls of wool by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota. This year also sees the opening of a new additional visitor centre at YSP, designed by architects Feilden Fowles, which Delhi-based artists Thukral and Tagra will inaugurate with a new exhibition inspired by games and play.

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WALK THE BEAT! At Blists Hill Victorian Town

10 AWARD WINNING ATTRACTIONS IN A WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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BEAT THE ROBOT! At Enginuity

Discover reality 140 metres underground Plan your visit - come rain or shine, to The National Coal Mining Museum for England. You will have a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground down one of Britain's oldest working mines. Situated in a rural setting near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, it offers an unusual combination of exciting experiences, whilst providing a genuine insight into the hard-working lives of miners through the ages. Visit in the school holidays for a wide range of FREE family-friendly activities, meet colourful living history characters and enjoy lively stories and fascinating facts. A trip to the Mining Museum is great value too as it’s free admission and free parking for everyone. You pay a small deposit each for the underground tour. If your children love exploring and finding out facts, remember to download the iSPY Explore app which guides them on a fun virtual treasure hunt around the Museum while teaching them a little about the history of mining. The museum is situated at Caphouse Colliery, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH. For more information and to find out what’s on visit www.ncm.org.uk

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STOKE-ON-TRENT Recognised as the World Capital of Ceramics, Stoke-on-Trent is home

to a host of award-winning ceramic attractions, museums, and factory shops as well as outstanding family attractions and beautiful gardens.

Trentham Monkey Forest

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Come along to the only place in Britain where you can get up close and personal amongst 140 Barbary macaques at Trentham Monkey Forest. The city boasts the world renowned brands of Wedgwood, Portmeirion, Churchill and Burleigh. Go on a factory tour at Emma Bridgewater, Wedgwood, Middleport Pottery or Moorcroft. Visit the spectacular Staffordshire Hoard at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, and visit the award winning toilet exhibition at Gladstone Pottery Museum with lots of chances to paint and throw your own pots. Discover the world at Biddulph Grange Garden, stroll around the Italian Gardens at The Trentham Estate and brave the barefoot walk..

For your free information pack telephone the Stoke-on-Trent Tourist Information Centre on 01782 236000 or go to visitstoke.co.uk for special events and upcoming events.

World of Wedgwood

The Enchanted Chandelier by Transe Express at Central Forest Park 2016 as part of the Appetite programme. (Image courtesy of Clara Lou Photography)

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THE ECKFORD SWEET PEA SOCIETY OF WEM

30th Annual Sweet Pea Show 21st & 22nd July 2018 goingplacesuk.com

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’. Thomas Adams School Stanier Hall, High Street, Wem SY4 5DS

Saturday 21st 10am-5pm • Sunday 22nd 10am-4pm Admission Adults £3, Members & Children Free. All undercover with wheelchair access to all areas including refreshments. Disabled parking at venue - Town parking 500yards Email: johnandvalgood@tiscali.co.uk • www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk/sweet-pea

These beautiful craftsman designed lamps are totally cordless and portable. They can be used for inside dining or outside ‘al fresco’, and being portable you can move them around the house, whenever and wherever you need light perhaps in a child's bedroom or as reading lamp. It is simple to charge (all kit included) and one charge can last up to between 12 hours and one week. They come with either white or beige coloured shades. For more information visit www.dovenden.com

Competition Going Places has several lamps to give away to their readers. To win this fabulous prize go to: www.goingplacesuk.com/competitions where you will find full instructions on how to enter. It will involve ‘liking’ our Facebook page and posting a comment.

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Choc-full of fun! Conveniently situated in the historic village of Bournville, with easy access to the motorway, Cadbury World has been a must-visit attraction for over 27 years with a host of chocolatey delights for visitors of all ages to discover. The attraction’s year-round entertainment programme features a series of exciting stage shows packed with audience participation. Families can catch two original live experiences in the all-new Character Weekends, helping the famous frog prepare for his birthday party in Partytime with Freddo, and rediscovering a beloved fable in Storytime with the Caramel Bunny. Back by popular demand in May and June are familyfavourite CITV personalities, Sooty, Sweep, and Soo, bringing magic, music and mayhem in the much-loved Sooty’s Wacky Workshop, where the gang try out Sooty’s latest inventions. Rastamouse and his band mates from ‘Da Easy Crew’ will be making their musical debut at Cadbury World this September in a brand-new live show. There’ll be plenty of singin’, dancin’ and jammin’ as they seek a new band member to join the gang. The fun doesn’t stop there, as Cadbury World’s chocolatey zones are open to explore come rain or shine; from a ride on the Crunchie Rollercoaster in the 4D cinema to taking a magical journey to the land of Beanville on Cadabra. Guests can watch the talented chocolatiers in action in the chocolate making zone, and relive their favourite Cadbury campaigns on Advertising Avenue. With lots more on offer, including The World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop, stocked with all the Cadbury favourites, as well as the Cadbury Café and the African Adventure play area for children, Cadbury World is the perfect destination for a chocolate-themed day trip. Cadbury World’s entertainment shows are included in the standard ticket price. For more information and to save 5% on tickets, visit www.cadburyworld.co.uk or call 0844 880 7667.

WIN Competition Going Places has a number of tickets from Cadbury to give away to their readers. To win this fabulous prize go to: www.goingplacesuk.com/competitions where you will find full instructions on how to enter. It will involve ‘liking’ our Facebook page and posting a comment. Terms and Conditions: You must be over 18 to enter this competition. Terms and conditions apply. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. All competitions will be drawn on Friday 20th July.

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