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Drayton Manor Park counts down to the official launch of its 2016 season - this Saturday!

Published on Wednesday 9th Mar 2016

The team at Drayton Manor Theme Park, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, is counting down the minutes to the official launch of its 2016 season, this Saturday, 12th March. And there’s plenty to get excited about this year, as the park is set to welcome a…

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Sir Tom Jones LIVE in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

Published on Wednesday 24th Feb 2016

In a massive coup for the region, the legendary Tom Jones is to perform live in concert in Lichfield’s Beacon Park on 12 June. The superstar performer will draw from his huge repertoire of hits that include It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’…

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Julian Lloyd Webber to become Lichfield Festival Patron

Published on Friday 12th Feb 2016

Lichfield Festival has started its 35th anniversary by announcing that Julian Lloyd Webber is to become one of its Patrons.  The celebrated former cellist, who recently took up the post of Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, is a passionate…

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Award-winning Monkey Forest Reopens

Published on Wednesday 10th Feb 2016

February marks the start of the Chinese year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than the reopening of the award-winning Trentham Monkey Forest. The forest reopens on the 13th February with a special ‘Lovebirds’ weekend. Not only will it…

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Purrrrrfect Valentine’s Day for tender loving tigers at Drayton Manor Zoo

Published on Monday 8th Feb 2016

Keepers at Drayton Manor Zoo are preparing for a wild Valentine’s Day as its pair of critically endangered Sumatran tigers simply can’t keep their paws off one another! With their strong muscles, stunning stripes and affectionate attitudes, it was…

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Lichfield's Pancake Race and Shrovetide Fair is still on!

Published on Thursday 28th Jan 2016

Lichfield’s Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 9 February as planned.  The current repaving works being carried out in the City centre has impacted on the scale and timings of the event but it is still expected to be just as much fun.…

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NEW 2016 Lichfield Visitor Guide launched!

Published on Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

We're delighted to have received our new visitor guide which is formally launched on 22 February at Erasmus Darwin House, when we will also celebrate our City's Year of Lunarcy! Whilst we know it's not really supposed to be out yet, we are just so…

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Appeal to save the Lichfield Cathedral Chapter House

Published on Tuesday 26th Jan 2016

On Tuesday 2 February, Lichfield Cathedral will launch a major new £2 million appeal to save the Chapter House. The Cathedral urgently needs to raise funds to reverse serious water penetration and stone erosion on the Chapter House. The structure…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched some great New Year offers at its onsite hotel and restaurants.

Published on Monday 18th Jan 2016

Money can be tight after the festive period. So to help out the Drayton Manor Hotel and Grill Inn Restaurant are offering tasty treats and quality overnight accommodation to kick start the year in style with an affordable family treat that won’t…

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Aled Jones to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Wednesday 13th Jan 2016

Welsh singer Aled Jones MBE is set to wow audiences across the UK in 2016 as he embarks on a 22-date Cathedral tour. The household name will visit Cathedrals in England, Scotland and his home country of Wales on a series of dates throughout May and…

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Drayton Manor recruitment drive now on!

Published on Thursday 7th Jan 2016

If you’re looking for a new vocation this New Year, have you considered taking on the twists and turns of the theme park? Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its annual recruitment drive for the 2016 season. So if…

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Staff at Drayton Manor give children’s charity a ‘tree-mendous’ Christmas!

Published on Monday 21st Dec 2015

Tis’ the season of giving at Drayton Manor Theme Park, as last week (Friday 18th December 2015) staff donated a sleigh full of presents to charity KidsOut, helping to make Christmas brighter for underprivileged, disabled and special needs children…

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