The National Lottery Open Week returns for 2021

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To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players and to welcome people back to their happy places, The National Lottery is unlocking free entry and special offers at a range of participating venues, as part of The National Lottery Open Week. From Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June,…

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Giant Top Trumps is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

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Top Trumps is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm from 28th May 2021. The cards feature Noah’s Ark’s very own amazing animals with Giant Cards creating an exciting trail for you to play against the zoo. Follow the trail around the zoo to find out who is the fastest, who is the rarest and of…

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Education Workshops at Mary Arden’s Farm

Mary Arden’s Farm

The Government’s roadmap to easing lockdown has meant that school trips are back on, and pupils from Kineton Primary School were one of the first to enjoy the new Tudors Alive living history education workshops at Mary Arden’s Farm, the family home of Shakespeare’s mother. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has reopened Mary Arden’s Farm as…

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Shakespeare Comes to the Workhouse Museum Garden this Summer

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Shakespeare comes to Ripon this summer, as theatre company The Three Inch Fools take to the road with five actors, all manner of musical instruments and an inventive take on Shakespeare’s raucous comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor, which will arrive at the Workhouse Museum Gardens on Friday 25 June. The Three Inch Fools are…

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Earth Day – Thursday 22nd April 2021

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Thursday 22nd April is Earth Day and is a timely reminder that our world is precious. Over the last year the world has been fighting a deadly pandemic. It is as if the world has been in hibernation, with the population shielding, traffic movements have been drastically cut and it is noticeable that the dangerous…

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Planning An Educational Visit in 2021

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Planning An Educational Visit in 2021 Recent emphasis on learning outside the classroom and the value of learning and inspiring your students in a different environment to a classroom-based situation has led to an increase educational visits.  These can include study support and work-related learning and has resulted in an increase in opportunities for young people to…

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Get Creative this Halloween

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Autumn is a great time for looking at how nature is changing the foliage around us. As a result of the long hot spells we experienced in the spring combined with the damper months of summer, this season is expected to be even better than usual with a spectacular display of golds, oranges and reds.…

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Discover Yorkshire Days Out

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  The Online Discover Yorkshire Days Out Autumn 2020 Guide is here! We’ve done all the hard work and rounded up all of the best things to do and places to visit with the kids this Autumn and put in a beautiful little Online Guide. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to adapt…

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Double award winners at Stratford Butterfly Farm!

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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is celebrating after scooping two recent awards especially in such difficult and challenging times. The popular attraction has been awarded the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2020 and been awarded 1st place in Stratford in Bloom within the Tourism Properties category. Although the Butterfly Farm was the only entrant in the tourism…

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