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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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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

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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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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Animal Puppets On The March For Lichfield Festival

Free and Family events 4-14 July 2018 | Box Office 01543 412121 A parade of giant animal puppets is set to march through the streets of Lichfield to mark the opening weekend of the 2018 Lichfield Festival which runs from…

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Visit Lichfield Relaunch

Come to Three Spires Shopping Centre between 12noon and 2.30pm on Friday 15 June for the launch of the new Visit Lichfield brand and marketing campaign. There will also be the chance to enter a prize draw to win a brilliant selection of top prizes…

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£10 Tickets To Be Released at Drayton Manor Park

£10 TICKETS TO BE RELEASED AT DRAYTON MANOR PARK IN CELEBRATION OF THOMAS LAND 10TH ANNIVERSARY Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park is continuing its year of celebrations for the 10th anniversary of Thomas Land™ by releasing a limited number of…

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Five Star Tourism Academy launches

Destination Staffordshire is proud to announce the launch of its Five Star Tourism Academy.  The Academy, which is part of the current support programme for tourism businesses, is a practical and interactive opportunity for tourism businesses to…

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Drayton Manor Zoo’s animals demolish a Royal Wedding cake!

Animals at Drayton Manor Zoo have been taking part in their very own Royal Wedding celebrations this week, ahead of the upcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May. The Slender-Tailed Meerkat mob, that call Drayton…

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Lichfield Cathedral has just been crowned Visitor Attraction of the Year beating off stiff competition from Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and the National Memorial Arboretum, and secured Event of the Year for the second year running for its…

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Lichfield Festival 2018 Line-up Announced

4-14 July 2018 Public booking opens Tuesday 10 April Strictly Come Dancing Stars Neil & Katya Jones create exclusive show for Lichfield Festival Headline performers include Tom Allen, Ballet Cymru, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City…

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Drayton Manor Park opens for 2018 season and honours a decade of Europe’s only Thomas Land™

Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park is opening the doors to its 2018 season and kicks off celebrations for the tenth anniversary of Europe’s only Thomas Land, on Wednesday 28th March. To mark a decade of fun-filled years, the theme park will be…

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Visit Lichfield celebrates English Tourism Week

In celebration of English Tourism Week, Visit Lichfield invited local dignitaries on a whistle-stop tour of some of Lichfield’s top attractions on Thursday 22 March 2018. Visit England organises English Tourism Week each year to showcase visitor…

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