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Displays at Lichfield Cathedral prove a huge success!

Published on Friday 20th Jan 2017

Lichfield Cathedral was brought to life over the festive period with a spectacular illumination show of nativity-themed projections played across the front of the building. The magnificent display took place from 19th to 23rd December, while…

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It’s Onwards and Upwards for Thomas Land’s™ newest addition!

Published on Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

Europe’s only Thomas Land™ attraction is welcoming a brand new ride this season to mark further expansion to the thriving attraction at Drayton Manor Park, Staffordshire. James and the Red Balloon, set to delight visitors from Saturday 1st April…

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Drayton Manor Park is now recruiting!

Published on Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

Those looking for a job filled with fun, thrills and adventure need look no further as one of the UK’s much-loved theme parks is now recruiting! Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Park has launched its annual recruitment drive with applications now…

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival

Published on Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

27th & 28th January 2017, Lichfield Guildhall Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter Beer Festival, taking place over the week-end Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall…

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Colin Bryan, son of founder at Drayton Manor Park, receives OBE

Published on Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017

After more than 52 years of commitment and dedication to the leisure industry, Mr Colin Bryan, Chief Executive at Drayton Manor Park and son of the original founders, has received an OBE.  This is in recognition of his charity work and his ongoing…

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Published on Monday 5th Dec 2016

Fill your Christmas stocking with festive goodies and join in seasonal activities for free across Lichfield City this yuletide. From free mince pies and cupcakes, to free craft activities and mugs, Lichfield shoppers are in for a treat in the run…

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Get festive in Lichfield City and District this Christmas

Published on Tuesday 29th Nov 2016

Plan your Christmas with the help of a great new guide to all the fun that is going on across Lichfield District this yuletide. Lichfield District Council’s tourism service, Visit Lichfield, in partnership with Lichfield Business Improvement…

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New owners check in to The Cathedral Lodge Hotel

Published on Monday 21st Nov 2016

A local family firm has added another hotel to its portfolio with the acquisition of one of Lichfield’s well known hotels. The Cathedral Lodge on Beacon Street has been bought by the Webb Hotel Group who have owned The George Hotel in Bird Street…

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Drayton Manor Park gets the Gold at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Published on Thursday 17th Nov 2016

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after picking up five accolades at the prestigious NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards. The much-loved family attraction scooped the awards in a special lunch ceremony that was hosted at Alton Towers…

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The George Hotel wins gold from the Green Tourism Business Scheme

Published on Thursday 10th Nov 2016

The George Hotel in Lichfield has been awarded for its commitment to excellent environmental practices in the form of an internationally recognised prestigious gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) after a recent inspection. The…

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Lichfield Businesses Going for Gold in Tourism Awards

Published on Thursday 3rd Nov 2016

Nine organisations from the Lichfield area will go head-to-head with more than 80 others from across the county to be crowned as Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses. Drayton Manor Park features in four categories at the 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy…

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Explore travel in Lichfield’s past at Birthplace Museum Workshop

Published on Tuesday 1st Nov 2016

Saturday 5th November 2.00pm The Samuel Johnson Birthplace will be delving into the archives this week for the next in the Museum’s popular history workshop series. Following fascinating sessions on daily life and leisure in the city, on Saturday…

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