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Canoeing in Cumbria

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Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Enjoy a trip to Didcot Railway Centre, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Take an adventurous tour of the Lake District

Take an adventurous tour of the Lake District

Ancient history, amazing views, beautiful gardens and the World Owl Trust are yours to explore on this exciting day tour.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Soak up the seaspray in Exmoor

Soak up the seaspray in Exmoor

Get ready for a thrill-seeking break spent kayaking or coasteering around Exmoor's dramatic landscapes.

Location: Exmoor National Park, Devon /Somerset

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Gastro glamping at the foot of Belvoir Castle

Gastro glamping at the foot of Belvoir Castle

Pronounced ‘beaver’ by locals and literally meaning ‘beautiful view’, the Vale of Belvoir offers the perfect place to hideaway.

Location: Near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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Chase shadows in the Tar Tunnel

Chase shadows in the Tar Tunnel

Dare you walk the tar tunnel where a black treacle-like substance oozes from the brick walls? Don a hard hat and go underground.

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

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Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

Embrace your love of music at the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), which showcases big names, new talent and celebrates the city’s world-famous musical heritage and cultural diversity.

Location: Liverpool

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See Dartmoor's famous film and TV locations

See Dartmoor's famous film and TV locations

'(I have) Never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.' -Steven Spielberg

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Kayak the bay and discover Cumbria’s coast

Kayak the bay and discover Cumbria’s coast

Sea kayaking on the Cumbrian Coast enables you to experience breathtaking panoramic views and sea otters, seals, bottlenose dolphins and more.

Location: Milnthorpe, Cumbria

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Celebrate a special year in Nottinghamshire

Celebrate a special year in Nottinghamshire

2015 is a year of big anniversaries in Nottinghamshire, from a gorgeous theatre to one of the oldest football clubs in the country.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Tickle your tastebuds on a Scilly-style foodie break

Tickle your tastebuds on a Scilly-style foodie break

Food is an island passion, freshly caught lobsters, island reared beef, local ice cream & delicious tatty cake - come & get your tastebuds tingling!

Location: Isles of Scilly

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Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Explore the Winter Gardens innate beauty and enjoy afternoon tea in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Take a kite to Southsea Common and get involved in one of the world's biggest and best kite festivals.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Walk among the mass of colours in Bowood's woodland gardens

Walk among the mass of colours in Bowood's woodland gardens

Bowood House offers vistas of colour and beauty covering over 60 acres.

Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Discover the real Downton Abbey

Discover the real Downton Abbey

Re-enact your favourite scenes from the much-loved period drama at Highclere Castle before retiring to London Lodge, a Georgian Grade II-listed gatehouse on-site.

Location: Highclere, Hampshire

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Blow away the cobwebs and explore the new Ullswater Way

Blow away the cobwebs and explore the new Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way is a stunning 20-mile walking route around one of the Lake Districts most beautiful lakes.

Location: Ullswater, Cumbria

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See Nottingham’s sights on a budget this winter

See Nottingham’s sights on a budget this winter

Keep a tight rein on the purse strings as you explore Nottingham by tram, and discover a string of free attractions that are perfect for those on a tight budget.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Discover King Arthur and Guinevere’s romantic homeland

Discover King Arthur and Guinevere’s romantic homeland

King Arthur, (the real one), was born, lived and died in Shropshire. His Queen Guinevere was also a Shropshire lass too.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

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Learn to sail, windsurf or canoe on the Isle of Wight

Learn to sail, windsurf or canoe on the Isle of Wight

Your kids can take to the high seas and windsurf, canoe and sail their way around the 65 miles of the island’s spectacular coastline.

Location: Isle of Wight

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Practice yoga on the beach on a rejuvenating Eastbourne escape

Practice yoga on the beach on a rejuvenating Eastbourne escape

Relax with yoga on the beach followed by a spa stay, amid the calming setting of the South Downs.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Find out what goes on behind the BBC camera and have a go in front of it.

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

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