Bowlees Visitor Centre

Acres of accessible countryside, miles of quiet rural roads, an abundance of wildlife and one of the best places in the UK to enjoy the night sky are just some of the reasons why you should make the North Pennines AONB a place to discover and explore in 2015.

Situated amidst stunning woodland in Teesdale, next to Low and High Force waterfalls, and surrounded by rolling fields boasting some of the best hay meadows in England, Bowlees Visitor Centre has all you need to make your visit to the North Pennines a memorable one.

Outdoor enthusiasts can make the most of the vast expanse of unspoilt land and sky by exploring on foot or wheels, or by simply sitting back and soaking up the scenery. We have booklets for self-guided walks, bike rides and nature-spotting, so you can explore at your leisure.

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Address
Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 0XF

Website: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentre.aspx
Events webpage: http://www.northpennines.org.uk/Pages/BowleesVisitorCentreEvents.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisitBowlees
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NorthPenninesAONB

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Corinium Museum

Corinium MuseumLeave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this multi award winning Museum.

Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain’s second largest city. Admire the work of Prehistoric metal smiths. Experience life as a Roman. Marvel at the stunning mosaics as you take a peek through the window of a Roman Town house.

Come face to face with the Anglo Saxon and their buried treasure. Be amazed by Medieval Sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and experience the elegance of Georgian Cirencester.

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Address
Corinium Museum
Park Street
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2BX

Website: http://coriniummuseum.org
Events webpage: http://coriniummuseum.org/whats-on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoriniumMuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoriniumMuseum

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SEA LIFE Birmingham

Sea Life Centre Birmingham

SEA LIFE Birmingham is one of the best things to do in Birmingham and one of the best family attractions in the Midlands with plenty of children’s activities. Here’s a video of just some of the amazing things you’ll discover on your visit…

Things to Do:
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Creature Talks all day
Interactive Rockpool: Touch a Starfish and meet a Crab!
* 1,000+ creatures including Seahorses, otters & rays and a Giant Turtle
* 60+ displays including our million-litre underwater tropical tank, Nemo’s Kingdom & Turtle Breeding
4D Cinema
VIP Feeding Experiences: Go behind the scenes and feed our Penguins, Sharks and Giant Green Sea Turtle!
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Address
National SEA LIFE Centre
The Waters Edge
Brindleyplace
Birmingham
West Midlands
B1 2HL

Website: https://www.visitsealife.com/birmingham
Events webpage: https://www.visitsealife.com/birmingham/events.aspx
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sealifebham
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sealifebirmingham

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Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park

Attractions in the Park
Below are just a few of the attractions we have in the Park.

Why not take a look at our ‘Interactive Park Map’ to see all of our attractions?

Adventure Play Areas
Slide, swing or climb your way around our adventure play areas and trails. A full assortment of play equipment lies ahead, ready for you to try! Don’t forget to ride the giant zip wire or to have a go on Jack Straw’s balancing beams!

Toddlers Play Areas
There are a number of locations within the Park designed especially for toddlers. These offer a range of exciting and engaging play equipment for younger ones in the family to enjoy, giving hours of fun!

Animal Farm and Petting Barn
Take a walk to our Animal Farm to visit all your favourite farmyard friends! You can see our Shetland ponies, donkeys, sheep, chickens rabbits, pigs, goats, and, coming back for their second year, our Alpacas.
Please note that during low season, only the petting barn is open.
Why not have a go at feeding our goats and sheep? Animal feed can be purchased from the admission desks. You can also join in our animal petting sessions, which are held in our petting barn! Please ask at Reception for further details.

Jumping Pillow
‘This attraction has a height limit of 1.2m, so it is only available to our smaller visitors. Look on whilst your children bounce away to their hearts’ content! Our colourful jumping pillow allows our smaller visitors to enjoy the freedom and excitement of leaping in the air!
Please note no Food, Drink, Shoes or spectacles are allowed on the pillow for health and safety purposes.

Snakes and Ladders
Climb any of the ladders to the top of the hill to see the beautiful views of the Park! Then, choose from a selection of slides and enjoy the thrill as you hurtle down! Be warned: they are fast!

Sand Pits, Water Play and Diggers
Several sand play areas are available, some with additional play equipment provided!
Bring your bucket and spade and see who can make the biggest sand castle! Take a trip to our water play – pump the water through the wooden channels and watch it cascade over the edges! Then, try our diggers – can you operate the controls?

Indoor Soft Play Area
Our indoor play area is designed for those aged 2 and under only! This provides somewhere for the very young to play freely and in safety with a variety of indoor play equipment, whilst allowing you to relax and just watch on! Why not enjoy a cup of coffee while you wait?

Miniature Railway
Our miniature train is a perfect miniature replica of an engine used within the Woolwich Royal Arsenal. That locomotive itself, was a copy of the original locomotive which was built in 1928 in Bristol, a 1m guage engine used in the South African mining industry. Our locomotive built by the same company in Bristol in 1991, is a 7 1/4″ guage diesel hydraulic locomotive powered by a Kubota 3 cylinder 850TC diesel engine.
Named after the Duke of Wellington’s grand-daughter, ‘Charlotte’, she will gracefully take you on an exciting trip through our woodlands. See how many animals you can count on your journey!
The train generally operates daily, but this can vary depending on weather conditions. Please check prior to your arrival for the operating times. Please note that an additional fee applies.

Mini Golf
Play our new minigolf course, a challenge for all ages. Pick up your clubs from the admissions desks. Please note that a £10 deposit is required for up to 6 clubs.

Welly Wheels
These automated jeeps are for children aged 4-10 years. Watch as they drive themselves around on our woodland track! Please note that Welly Wheels is subject to weather conditions and that an additional fee applies.

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Address
Wellington Country Park
Odiham Road
Riseley
Berkshire
RG7 1SP

Website: http://www.wellington-country-park.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.wellington-country-park.co.uk/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WellingtonCPrk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCountryPark

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Gavagan Art

Gavagan Art

Gavagan Art is owned by Mary Gavagan, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in presenting exhibitions, and advising on the purchase and collection of modern and contemporary art, having done so for over 25 years.

Mary was Director of the University art gallery at Lancaster University for over 20 years, developing the gallery’s collection and staging fine art and craft exhibitions. These showcased works by internationally recognised artists including Joan Miro, Albert Irvin OBE, David Hockney, Alan Davie, Sir Terry Frost, L. S. Lowry and Andy Goldsworthy.

Exhibitions at the gallery often featured work on loan from national collections including the Art Council, the British Museum and the Imperial War Museum. Having been shown at Lancaster, many of these exhibitions were then loaned to regional museums and galleries.

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Address
Gavagan Art
Town Hall
Market Place
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EJ

Website: http://gavaganart.com
Events webpage: http://gavaganart.com/index.php/current-upcoming-exhibitions
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GavaganArt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GavaganArt

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Cuerden Valley Park

Cuerden Valley Park is the ideal place for a traditional, cheap family day out. All for the price of a £1 ticket for the car park you can –

Have a picnic on the benches provided
Walk the dog
Let the children play in the river
Explore the Pinetum
Visit the Walled Orchard
Experience the many valley and woodland walks
or enjoy any of the various events which we hold on the Park throughout the year.

Cuerden Valley Park is maintained and managed by Cuerden Valley Park Trust, an independent charity which receives no funding from Local Authorities towards the upkeep of the Park, relying instead on income from car parking and the numerous events held throughout the year at the Park.

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Address
Cuerden Valley Park
Berkeley Drive
Bamber Bridge
Lancashire
PR5 6BY

Website: http://cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk
Events webpage: http://cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk/events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CuerdenValleyPk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cuerden-Valley-Park-131177110264352

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The Civic

The Civic, Barnsley exists to be extraordinary. It was designed and created to give Barnsley back its cultural heart.

We offer a varied and interesting artistic programme showcasing the best in Theatre, Comedy, Music, Dance, Exhibitions and Family shows.

We have space available for events, meetings, workshops and special occasions and are in a great location easily accessed by both road and public transport.

Come and pay us a visit!

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Address
The Civic
Hanson Street
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 2BT

Website: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
Events webpage: http://www.barnsleycivic.co.uk/whats-on
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarnsleyCivic
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecivicbarnsley

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