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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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Stay at Swinfen Hall this October and help to £10,000 for the National Memorial Arboretum

To mark the opening of the National Memorial Arboretum’s new Remembrance Centre on the 21st October 2016, Swinfen Hall has pledged to make a £25 donation for every bedroom booked by guests visiting the Arboretum. The new Remembrance Centre has…

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Have a 'grand' day at the amazing Drayton Manor Park

Being a family owned and run theme park, Drayton Manor knows how important making memories as a family is, which is why it is offering all grandmas and grandpas the chance to visit for free* to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday 2nd…

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Blooming Lichfield once again achieves Silver Gilt in Heart of England in Bloom

Well the judging day came & went in July and so the Heart of England in Bloom presentation celebration took place at Aldridge Parish Church Hall on 15th September. Blooming Lichfield once again achieved a SILVER/GILT Award (for the 5th year)…

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Lichfield Rotary Club Charter Dinner - with Lord Digby Jones as Guest Speaker

Lichfield Rotary Club are very fortunate to have Lord Jones as their guest speaker at their Charter Night at Lichfield Guildhall on 1 October. Lord Jones has a reputation as an entertaining and forthright speaker and he has chosen ‘Britain, Europe…

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Miss Birmingham takes on VertiGO high ropes at Drayton Manor

Miss Birmingham 2016, otherwise known as Megan Llewellyn from Tamworth, enjoyed a day experiencing the brand new high ropes attraction, VertiGO, at Drayton Manor Park on 21 July. VertiGO is a 30 minute high ropes activity with two sky rails that’s…

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Pray for Nice at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral will hold a special vigil at 6pm on Sunday 17 July for all those affected by the terror attacks in Nice. The vigil will be led by the Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, and will provide an opportunity to grieve for…

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The Battle of the Somme, remembered at Lichfield Cathedral

‘Before Action’ is a special commemoration event, and an exclusive art installation, taking place at Lichfield Cathedral this August, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. The commemoration event will take place over three evenings…

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne teams up with Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is teaming up with Oscar-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne, to work on a special project this summer, in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. Eddie Redmayne OBE is a critically acclaimed actor best known for his roles in…

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Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival Great Success

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been highly praised by both musicians and customers after a great week-end of music to suit all tastes. Of the many highlights were  Lichfield’s Community Band ‘Blast Off ‘ entertaining the crowds outside…

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Ragdolls line up for 2016 Lichfield Festival

Over 150 ragdolls are lined up and ready to form a trail through the city of Lichfield as part of the 35th Lichfield Festival which starts on Friday (1 July).   The dolls have been made and donated by local crafters of all ages and abilities…

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Fascinating discovery at Lichfield Cathedral Library

Staff at Lichfield Cathedral have discovered an exciting inscription in the Cathedral Library. The inscription was found in a book belonging to the Earl of Hertford and dated 1553. It was written in Latin by ‘RA’, believed to be Roger Ascham. The…

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Drayton Manor Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Drayton Manor Hotel is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The hotel, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, has been awarded with this recognition based on consistently great…

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