Drayton Manor's rainy day guarantee!

With the odd inevitable rainy day this summer, make sure your family day isn’t a washout with Drayton Manor Theme Park’s rainy day guarantee. For the remainder of the summer holidays, the park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is allowing you to return for free on another date, between 2nd and 30th September, if it rains continuously for...

Calling all Georges - £5 entry to Drayton Manor this Friday 2 August!

After 9 months of speculation and anticipation surrounding William and Kate’s pregnancy, the royal baby, George Alexander Louis, has finally arrived! The new prince may be the heir to the royal throne, but it is you who could enjoy a royal day out thanks to the new arrival.

Winston’s Whistle-Stop Tour Arrives at Thomas Land

The wait is over! Winston’s Whistle-Stop Tour arrived at Staffordshire-based Drayton Manor Theme Park’s Thomas Land attraction today (Friday 19th July).

Learn to love Lichfield this summer

 A new display aimed at inspiring young minds has been launched at Lichfield Tourist Information Centre in St Mary’s this July.  As part of a project, Year 4 children from The Willows Primary School in Lichfield have been on a mission to promote the city as an exciting place for families with children to visit.

Thomas Land™ needs you!

Do you share your name with a theme park? If so, Staffordshire based Drayton Manor is conducting a nationwide search for real life ‘Thomas Lands’ to attend the VIP launch of its brand new ride on Friday 19th July.

A Temple of Nature: a Flower Festival at Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House is in preparations for its third flower festival, entitled ‘A Temple of Nature’. Once again a selection of beautiful flower arrangements will be on display around our enchanting 18th Century town house. Joy Fielding of Shaw Lane Flowers is kindly taking the lead on this occasion for which each room of the House will be...

Stars of tomorrow open the Lichfield Festival

Peter Donohoe, Gwilym Simcock, Daniel Harding, Jennifer Pike, Stephen Hough, Wayne Marshall – the names of just a few of the illustrious musicians who were once pupils at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. The school’s Symphony Orchestra contains many musical stars of tomorrow and you can hear them on Thursday 4 May in Lichfield...

World's Shortest fun run challenge set!

The Virgin Active World's Shortest Fun Run World Record Attempt held on Monday May 6th round the UK's smallest Park, Princes Park in Burntwood attracted close to 400 people to take part and complete the 55 strides round the circumference in times as quickly as 7 seconds and as slow as 56 seconds, all in aid of The We Love Lichfield Fund.

Volunteer appeal for the Staffordshire Hoard

Lichfield Cathedral has launched a volunteer ‘Chapter House & Staffordshire Hoard Host’ appeal in a bid to keep the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition open for local people and visitors

Sparkling new Staffordshire Hoard exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral welcomes a new display of items from the Staffordshire Hoard, exquisite replicas and hands-on interactive exhibits Lichfield Cathedral’s Chapter House is now home to a sparkling display of new items from the Staffordshire Hoard and, thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, along with new interactive exhibits, replicas...