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Canoeing in Cumbria

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Take a walking break in north Wiltshire

Take a walking break in north Wiltshire

Enjoy spending some quality time with your loved one on a romantic walking break in the pretty Wiltshire town of Cricklade.

Location: Cricklade, Wiltshire

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Treat yourself to an Aspara spa day in Sidmouth

Treat yourself to an Aspara spa day in Sidmouth

Take a dip in the hydrotherapy pool or opt for full-body massage at Sidmouth's sumptuous day spa.

Location: Sidmouth, Devon

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Ride the waves in Scarborough

Ride the waves in Scarborough

Pull on your swimming cozzy and shoot down waterslides or soak up sea views from a heated outdoor pool at Alpamare’s world-class waterpark.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Take a walk round Cumbria with Jennings Adventure Ale Trails

Stunning scenery, cosy accommodation, good food and real ale are all on offer with Jennings Adventure Ales trails in the Lake District.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

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Revel in Nottingham’s romantic park life

Revel in Nottingham’s romantic park life

Stay in Nottingham’s newest luxury hotel and enjoy a relaxing weekend taking in beautiful parks and outdoor cinema.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Stand where Mary, Queen of Scots was executed

Now only the earthworks and the conical motte remain of Fotheringhay Castle, standing above the peaceful River Nene.

Location: Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

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Enjoy the 800th Anniversary of The Lord Mayor's Show

Enjoy the 800th Anniversary of The Lord Mayor's Show

Every year on the second Saturday of November, the City turns out to welcome the new Lord Mayor – and it does so in exquisite style.

Location: London

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Enjoy being pampered in your own moorland lodge retreat

Enjoy being pampered in your own moorland lodge retreat

Indulge in a full range of spa treatments in the comfort of your own luxury Scandinavian lodge before setting off to explore the English countryside.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

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Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Join the Clouds with Bristol Hot Air Ballooning

Take to the skies in a hot air balloon across the West Country, giving you amazing views and an unforgettable experience.

Location: Bristol

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Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Christmas is early at Kielder Winter Wonderland

Visit Father Christmas in his secret woodland home, help the elves prepare for the big day, meet Snowy Owl and enjoy a magical theatrical experience.

Location: Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland

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Get set for family thrills and spills in Skegness

Get set for family thrills and spills in Skegness

Collect your tickets to a mix of exhilarating rollercoaster rides and theme park attractions in East Lincolnshire this summer.

Location: Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire

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Enjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Enjoy a visit to Beechenhill Farm

Beechenhill Farm is an organic dairy farm within the beautiful Peak District National Park.

Location: Ilam, Staffordshire

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Prepare to be wowed at Arcadia’s mind-blowing show

Prepare to be wowed at Arcadia’s mind-blowing show

Bristol’s Queen Square promises a party experience like no other with the arrival of Arcadia’s adrenaline-fuelled show set to ignite Bristol.

Location: Bristol

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Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Build sandcastles and paddle in the sea at St Bees

Enjoy the picturesque sights of the red sandstone cliffs as you walk along St Bees's tranquil beach.

Location: St. Bees, Cumbria

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Enjoy the great outdoors at the Peak District Walking Festival

Enjoy the great outdoors at the Peak District Walking Festival

Put on your hiking boots and join in with one of a hundred themed events and walks happening across the Peak District.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

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Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Wander the wonderful expanse of the Secret Garden Party, with all its quirky attractions and internationally-renowned headline acts to inspire you.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Fall in love with picture perfect Lavenham

Fall in love with picture perfect Lavenham

With its winding streets lined with thatched cottages and medieval timber-framed buildings, it’s very easy to fall in love with Lavenham.

Location: Lavenham, Suffolk

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Experience underground shopping at Scarborough’s vaults market

Experience underground shopping at Scarborough’s vaults market

Under Scarborough’s streets lies a treasure trove of antique and craft stalls, where artists and jewellers sell their wares.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

Watch the Tetbury Woolsack Race

This is undoubtedly one of England's strangest sports, but its tradition dates back to the 17th-century.

Location: Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Plan a New Forest adventure

Plan a New Forest adventure

Remember family holidays? The rain hammering down on the caravan roof; the endless games of cards, and interminable bickering? All that can be a thing of the past.

Location: Hampshire

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