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Family days out at Blists Hill Victorian Town with a Beatrix Potter theme; Easter school holidays 13 – 28 April 

There are loads of activities planned for families visiting Blists Hill Victorian Town, one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museumsin Shropshire, this Easter school holiday. Some have a Beatrix Potter theme.

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Despite Sunday’s dismal weather conditions, loyal crowds turned out in their thousands to enjoy Grasmere’s annual sports extravaganza.  The honeypot Lakeland village once again played host to visitors on its sports field on Stock Lane, to enjoy Grasmere’s 168th sporting event.  With a programme packed to the rafters, families came to enjoy the traditional elements to the show, such as Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, hound trails, fell running for both adults and children, the ever-popular dog show, children’s sprint races, and the ‘long-leap’ for youngsters; together with new acts for

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From 10-14 July, the city of Sunderland will host the UK’s largest, free family event: a five-day festival of beautiful ships, circus, theatre and music The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018!

And with just one month to go, organisers have revealed the scale of the event in numbers – and the economic impact it is expected to have on the city.

Fifty-five ships from 16 countries are now making final preparations before setting sail for Sunderland –  with one ship, the Tarangini, facing a 3,600-nautical mile journey.

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May half term, Whitsun, School holidays, No matter what you call it, you can still enjoy time with the whole family at Drayton Manor Park by joining in with this year’s Love Your Zoo Week celebrations from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June and learn about over 100 species from across the globe. Take advantage of Drayton Manor Park’s ‘4 for £80’ ticket* too by booking your tickets in advance and don’t forget May half herm includes the spring bank holiday on Monday 28th May.

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2018 marks a very special year for acrobats, clowns, jugglers and ringmasters everywhere - it’s 250 years since the circus was first born, right here in the UK! And as World Circus Day takes place on April 21st, we take a look at how UK acts sparked a global movement.

To celebrate the special 250th anniversary, circuses are travelling up and down the country to take their acts to more people than ever before. And combining amazing vintage and contemporary-style acts, from fire-eating to laser light shows, circuses offer a family-friendly, affordable day out for everyone. 

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