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Zoorassic Park at ZSL London Zoo: 22 July -3 Sept
Zoorassic Park at ZSL London Zoo: 22 July -3 Sept
9:34 AM, July 21 2017

Step back in time this summer, as ZSL London Zoo becomes home to the most colossal creatures ever to walk the earth! For just six weeks, summer visitors to the Zoo will be transported by time machine to the Mesozoic era at Zoorassic Park, a prehistoric world where they will come face-to-face with life-size, moving dinosaurs: from the giant but gentle brachiosaurus to the towering tyrannosaurus rex. Included in Zoo entry, families will be able to learn all about the fascinating creatures that lived 65 million years ago, as well as the important work ZSL’s scientists are doing to help prevent today’s endangered animals from extinction.

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Become a Disease Detective at Thackray Medical Museum
Become a Disease Detective at Thackray Medical Museum
9:26 AM, July 20 2017

24 July - 1 September 2017

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Paignton Zoo goes Into Africa
Paignton Zoo goes Into Africa
9:53 AM, July 19 2017

Paignton Zoo has revealed new plans for its African habitat. The charity was given planning permission last year to reshape its existing savannah area, which includes elephant, giraffes and zebras. It has now revised this scheme, while keeping many exciting elements from the original design.

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Winning Artists of the Harley Open  Biennial Art Competition Revealed
Winning Artists of the Harley Open Biennial Art Competition Revealed
9:27 AM, July 13 2017

Winner of The Harley Prize has been revealed as the painter Jéréme Crow with his piece ‘Dom with Indian Yellow’. Jéréme can now look forward to staging his work in a solo show at the gallery in 2019.

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10th Anniversary of the International Slavery Museum!
10th Anniversary of the International Slavery Museum!
9:20 AM, July 12 2017

The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool is marking its 10th anniversary this year, after first opening its doors on 23 August  2007 – the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade, and the annual date of Slavery Remembrance Day.

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Trust hosts native species conference
Trust hosts native species conference
10:13 AM, July 11 2017

A major Devon conservation charity has hosted a key national conference. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust held the BIAZA Native Species Working Group 2017 annual conference on 27th and 28th June.

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Eden Project blasts off on spectacular space odyssey this summer
Eden Project blasts off on spectacular space odyssey this summer
9:23 AM, July 10 2017

The Eden Project will take visitors on a spectacular Journey Into Space this summer (July 27 to September 3).The ambitious new season of activities features a breath-taking virtual tour of the eight planets where everyone can marvel at the wonders of the universe.Visitors on the Solar System Safari will be sent into orbit as they feel the heat of the sun, the eeriness of Mercury and the fieriness of Venus.There will also be a beautiful fly-by of Earth before landing in a lush garden of paradise to show how our planet is uniquely placed to support life.This is the first time Eden has staged Journey Into Space. Highlights include the chance to train as an astronaut and have an encounter with an alien.At the Astronaut Academy visitors can try out a Space Walk challenge in a giant inflatable and radio control an Eden space exploration vehicle.As visitors arrive for their space mission they will be greeted by a special video recording from British astronaut Tim Peake of the European Space Agency.Tim will send the wannabe astronauts on their journey with the wish that they have as much fun as he did on the International Space Station.There will also be a rare chance to see a prototype of the ExoMars rover being developed by Airbus in the UK and an exhibition of images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.In the Mediterranean Biome there will be daily talks from space experts including from the European Space Agency, National Space Centre and the Royal Observatory Greenwich.Eden’s Production Manager Chris Pritchard said: “This is going to be our biggest-ever summer of activities at Eden and everyone will have a chance to go on an exciting space odyssey to see the beauty and magnificence of all our planets.“There’ll be fun astronaut challenges to try, stimulating talks and exhibitions on space and even a chance to meet an alien – Journey Into Space is going to send you into orbit!”During Journey Into Space Eden will be open until 8pm from Mondays to Thursdays.For children with additional needs there will be relaxed space sessions on Friday and Sunday mornings.To see a video preview of Journey Into Space, see https://youtu.be/ITph9gGMy6A.For full opening hours or to buy tickets, see www.edenproject.com.

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Discover the Bears at Hole Park Gardens this Summer!
Discover the Bears at Hole Park Gardens this Summer!
9:25 AM, July 7 2017

The beautiful Hole Park Gardens in Rolvenden, Kent are now open to visitors every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of October.  

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Steam along to the Kent & East Sussex Railway this summer where Kids Travel for Free!
Steam along to the Kent & East Sussex Railway this summer where Kids Travel for Free!
9:34 AM, July 6 2017

This summer families can enjoy a fun day out on Tenterden’s Steam Railway while enjoying a fantastic summer promotion which allows one Child to travel for free with every Adult TravelCard purchased!  The promotion will run between 25 July and 3 September 2017.

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Historic sites celebrate 'Outlander effect' visitor surge
Historic sites celebrate 'Outlander effect' visitor surge
9:44 AM, July 5 2017

Scottish historic sites are feeling the ‘Outlander effect’ as they celebrate a significant surge in visitor numbers.

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"Inspiring zoo geek" is new head of charity's education mission
"Inspiring zoo geek" is new head of charity's education mission
9:55 AM, July 4 2017

Steve Nash happily describes himself as a recycled zookeeper and “a bit of a geek when it comes to zoos”. You might also describe him as a reptile expert and an inspiring educator – and his parents might easily describe him as a bit of a nightmare, as he was keeping snakes and scorpions in his bedroom from the age of 7.

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CAN YOU DIG IT?
CAN YOU DIG IT?
9:20 AM, July 3 2017

The Museum of Liverpool is digging around the history of the local area with events for all the family from 22 to 30 July 2017.

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Spectacular Jousting Returns to Linlithgow Palace
Spectacular Jousting Returns to Linlithgow Palace
10:00 AM, June 29 2017

Horses, knights and lances are at the ready as Spectacular Jousting returns to Linlithgow Palace on 1st and 2nd July. To help celebrate the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, visitors can take part in a thrilling festival of horsemanship, pageantry and music as a host of colourful, historic characters battle it out to be crowned the King’s Champion.

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THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT PUTS GLASTONBURY HEADLINERS CENTRE STAGE IN MINILAND
THE LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT PUTS GLASTONBURY HEADLINERS CENTRE STAGE IN MINILAND
10:02 AM, June 28 2017

Following Glastonbury’s 48th Festival last weekend, the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has recreated its popular LEGO® Glastonbury Festival scene in its world-famous Miniland attraction - complete with LEGO® Miniland figures of this year’s headline stars Ed Sheeran, Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.

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Visiting Steam Locomotives and Live Music at Spa Valley Railways Annual Summer Steam Festival
Visiting Steam Locomotives and Live Music at Spa Valley Railways Annual Summer Steam Festival
9:38 AM, June 27 2017

West Kent’s biggest gathering of road steam can be seen at the Spa Valley Railway on 1 and 2 July 2017.  Entry is from 9am. 

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Cheetah has the last laugh at Paignton Zoo
Cheetah has the last laugh at Paignton Zoo
9:37 AM, June 26 2017

When it comes to laughing, hyenas are the African carnivores we think of first… But here’s one cheetah who seems to be in on the joke…

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Visiting Loco helps celebrate Spa Valley Railway's 20th anniversary in Tunbridge Wells!
Visiting Loco helps celebrate Spa Valley Railway's 20th anniversary in Tunbridge Wells!
9:59 AM, June 23 2017

Visitors to The Spa Valley Railway over the August Bank Holiday can join the railway in celebrating 20 years of the line reopening between Tunbridge Wells and Groombridge.

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Surprise, surprise! Seal gives birth during day at coastal zoo!
Surprise, surprise! Seal gives birth during day at coastal zoo!
9:36 AM, June 22 2017

South American fur seal Grace has given birth at Living Coasts. She surprised animal staff by going into labour in the middle of the day on Thursday 25th May.

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Hampshire Prepares to Mark the Date of Jane Austen's Death
Hampshire Prepares to Mark the Date of Jane Austen's Death
10:53 AM, June 21 2017

Hampshire will fall under the spotlight on Tuesday, July 18 - the 200th anniversary of the death of the universally admired author Jane Austen.

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Dodgy join Blondie for epic Eden Session, Friday June 23
Dodgy join Blondie for epic Eden Session, Friday June 23
10:17 AM, June 20 2017

Shooting to fame in the 1990s, festival favourites Dodgy were together for seven years and in that time sold over a million records worldwide.

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