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Drayton Manor Park is now recruiting!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Lichfield Garrick wins award for West Midland’s Most Welcoming Theatre

The Lichfield Garrick is celebrating after it was announced as the West Midland’s Regional Winner of the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award, in association with Smooth Radio. Beating leading local theatres from across the West Midlands, the…

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Drayton Manor wins best attraction for children at Group Leisure Awards

Drayton Manor Park has been awarded the Best UK Attraction for Children at the Group Leisure Awards 2016 - the ninth time the family owned and run leisure destination has received this industry-leading accolade. The award winning attraction spans…

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Drayton Manor Park receives national recognition with The Sun's Best of British Award

Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire has been awarded first place in the Large Company category of The Sun’s Best of British Awards 2016, and also placed incredibly well overall as a great place to work.   The awards were officially launched in 2015…

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Sponsor a tree at Lichfield Cathedral's Christmas Tree Festival

There will be a Christmas Tree Festival in the aisles of Lichfield Cathedral starting on 3rd December through to 4th January 2017. The cathedral will be purchasing 56x 5ft beautiful Nordmann fir trees, stands, and new sets of LED lights to adorn…

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Lichfield Gruesome and Ghostly Tours

Hear about the many ghosts that are said to haunt Lichfield and be terrified by gruesome tales of the city's past! Visit Lichfield’s Gruesome and Ghostly tours are a highlight of Lichfield’s autumn and winter calendar. The series of ghost…

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New logo and line up for Lichfield Jazz

Following the success of the George IV gigs and thanks to the support of Russell Tomlinson and organizer Nick Dewhurst here is the latest update for Lichfield Jazz is here: Wednesday 19th October   George 1V 8.00pm £5 Mitch Perrins Trio - Drummer…

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Win free tickets to Drayton Manor's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Movie, Fireworks & Laser Spectacular on Friday 28 October

Drayton Manor is giving one lucky winner the chance to start its Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Movie, Fireworks & Laser Spectacular on Friday 28 October. The award winning Midlands attraction is giving you the chance to be centre of the action…

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Drayton Manor Zoo becomes a full member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria

Drayton Manor Zoo, part of the award winning Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire, is now a full member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), positioning it alongside some of Europe’s best zoos. The membership follows two rigorous…

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Holding Palestine in the Light – A Weekend of talks and events at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral will be hosting a weekend of talks and events from 7th-9th October exploring the relationship between Palestine and Israel.  The weekend includes a range of talks by leading experts on Palestinian and Israel and will explore all…

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It’s more Treat than Trick at Drayton Manor Park this Halloween

Drayton Manor Park will end its action packed 66th season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun for the whole family this October. From 15th to 30th October, Drayton Manor Park will be transformed into a spine-tingling mecca of…

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