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Summer spectacular at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Saturday 4 August, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will host its second annual summer proms concert in the grounds of the 150-acre woodland site. As the sun begins to set, The Band of The Royal Anglican Regiment will regale the…

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Visitor attraction of the year
Visitor Attraction of the Year takes families back in time this summer

This summer the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is hosting a wide range of events and activities commemorating the end of the First World War and celebrating the contribution of the Royal Air Force, during its centenary year. The 150-…

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Three Spires Committed to Colour
Three Spires Kicks Off A Year Of Colour

A truly unique campaign is being hosted at Three Spires from July 2018 – June 2019, with charity quite literally at the heart of it. Over the next year, the Lichfield shopping centre will be working with four different charitable causes, all of…

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Young people say "Thank You" to First World War Generation
Hundreds of young people gather to say “Thank You” to First World War Generation

On Wednesday 11 July, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, part of the Royal British Legion, hosted around 750 young people from schools across the country for the Thank You Youth Festival, celebrating the invaluable contributions of…

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Drayton Manor Team
Ten things you didn’t know about Europe's only Thomas Land™ as it celebrates its tenth anniversary!  

After a decade of providing fun and laughter for all the family in its Thomas Land™ attraction, Drayton Manor Park is celebrating this milestone anniversary by releasing some fun facts about the little blue tank engine and his friends!   Since its…

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The Great Exhibition
The Great Exhibition 2018: Imagine Peace

The Great Exhibition 2018: 'Imagine Peace' promises to be a stunning, immersive sound and light experience this summer August 17th - 27th (between 7pm and 11pm) at Lichfield Cathedral.  The Great Exhibition: Imagine Peace is a profound and…

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Enjoy Staffordshire Awards
THE 2018 ENJOY STAFFORDSHIRE TOURISM AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN!

The race to become Staffordshire’s best tourism business is now on after the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, supported by Pear Communications, were declared open! Organisers Destination Staffordshire are encouraging visitor attractions to…

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Maelstrom
Drayton Manor to bring smiles this summer

Be ready for smiles this summer as Drayton Manor Park plans its six weeks of Summer Sensation campaign from Wednesday 25th July to Monday 3rd September at the Staffordshire-based attraction.   In addition to the adrenaline-pumping thrill rides,…

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Hundreds of school children gather to say ‘Thank You’ to First World War generation

The National Memorial Arboretum is hosting the Thank You Youth Festival as part of First World War centenary commemorations Date: 11 July 2018 Time: Media welcome from 9am Location: Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR Hundreds of…

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Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st

This year’s Whittington Countryside and Craft Fair takes place on Saturday September 1st, at Bit End Field, Whittington, near Lichfield, WS14 9LQ opening at 10.00 and finishing at 4.30. All the usual attractions will be there, including Punch and…

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Future plans for The Kings Head

In November 2016 a group of veterans from the Staffordshire Regiment (the Prince of Wales’s) became aware that the lease of the Kings Head public house was available to purchase.  The Kings Head is the very place where the Regiment was founded in…

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Arthur Price/ Arboretum
National Memorial Arboretum launch for Arthur Price commemorative candlesticks

A series of limited edition silver plated candle sticks crafted by internationally reputed tableware company Arthur Price have been unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire. Each of the twelve candlesticks available is named…

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Patrick Craig
FORMER LICHFIELD CHORISTER SAVES THE DAY!

A former chorister and student of Lichfield Cathedral Choir School will step into the breach at a Lichfield Festival concert next week after its conductor became unwell.  Patrick Craig was expecting to join his fellow singers in a concert by The…

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National Memorial Arboretum takes crucial step towards opening of new £8million events building

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is set to open Aspects, a new £8million events building in October 2018. At this exciting time for the Arboretum, as it branches out into meetings and conferences, a new Business and Development…

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Town Criers
OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ - Lichfield Town Crier Competition

Sixteen Town Criers from all over Britain will gather to compete in Lichfield’s Town Crier Competition. Held over two rounds during the morning and afternoon, the criers will be representing their home towns and cities. Lichfield’s very own award-…

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Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman is coming to Beacon Park

Watch blockbuster movies on a giant inflatable screen in your car under the stars at Beacon Park this summer. Simply tune in your car radio to hear the soundtrack and remember to leave plenty of room for movie meals and cinema snacks. There will…

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DRAYTON MANOR PARK WINS PRESTIGIOUS FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

First introduced in 2012, the EY Family Business Award of Excellence is awarded annually to recognise leaders of outstanding entrepreneurial families across the world. This year, George Bryan has been selected as the Midlands’ recipient due to his…

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Zoo keeping cool this summer
Drayton Manor Zoo’s animals go wild for ice pops!

Based in Staffordshire, Drayton Manor Park is committed to ensuring that the animals have fun trying to beat the heat this week where temperatures are expected to soar to 28 degress. This includes the cheeky ring-tailed lemurs eagerly slurping up…

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