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Show more details of Blake House Craft Centre
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Blake End, Braintree, Essex, CM77 6RA

Blake House is one of the prettiest craft centres in Essex, home to twenty exclusive shops, Minigolf and maize maze.

 
 
Show more details of Stondon Transport Museum

Station Road, Lower Stondon, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6JN

Stondon Motor Museum has over 400 exhibits. Covering 100 years of motoring, displayed in 8 halls.

 
 
Show more details of The Raptor Foundation
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The Heath, St Ives Road, Woodhurst, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 3BT

Bird of prey centre, offering 3 daily flying displays with audience participation, gift shop, Silent Wings tearoom, Raptor crafts shop. Various handling courses available. Small and large group visits. Schools visits.

 
 
Show more details of Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve

The National Trust, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

A window onto the lost landscape of the undrained Fens, Wicken Fen lets you get close to wildlife all year.

 
 
Show more details of Pleasure Beach
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South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

The Pleasure Beach in Great Yarmouth is home to the famous wooden Scenic Rollercoaster, Log flume, Twister, Monorail, Galloping horses, Caterpillar, Ghost train and Fun house. Height restrictions are in force on some rides.

 
 
Show more details of Lavenham Guildhall of Corpus Christi
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Market Place, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9QZ

An impressive timber-framed building dating from 1530. Originally the hall of the Guild of Corpus Christi, now a local museum, shop and tearoom.

 
 
Show more details of 306th Bombardment Group Museum

Bedford Autodrome, Thurleigh Airfield Business Park, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire, MK44 2YP

Delightful museum. Commemorating history of the 306th Bombardment Group and the social impact of the 'Friendly Invasion' on the surrounding area during the war years.

 
 
Show more details of Bircham Gallery
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14 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BW

Light and spacious gallery situated on the Market Place in Holt's town centre. The gallery stocks the work of over 200 artists and craftspeople, displaying a wide range of unique and beautiful art from East Anglia and beyond.

 
 
Show more details of Horsey Windpump
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Horsey Staithe Stores, Horsey, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4EF

Fully restored historic drainage windpump with amazing views of the Broads and coast. The estate is an internationally important wildlife site and a premier Norfolk birdwatching area.

 
 
Show more details of Hatfield House
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Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5NQ

Splendid Jacobean House and Garden in a spectacular countryside setting. Childhood home of Elizabeth I.

 
 
Show more details of Layer Marney Tower
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Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Magnificent Tudor building with the tallest Gatehouse in Britain and 16th century Italianate terracotta. Climb the tower, visit the gardens, outbuildings dolls house, church and farm animals. Cafe and shop.

 
 
Show more details of 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1AW

Library dedicated to the 6,900 American airmen of the 2nd Air Division killed in action during WW2 flying from airfields in Norfolk and Suffolk.

 
 
Show more details of Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
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Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD

Free range family fun in the Farm Park with all weather activities; farmyard friends, soft play, outdoor adventures, tractor & trailer ride, miniature train and more. Plus 60+ Craft Village shops & studios to discover.

 
 
Show more details of Houghton Mill

Houghton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 2AZ

Last working watermill on the Great Ouse. Beautifully set upon an island in the river. Great walking, cycling and horse-riding opportunities. Hands-on exhibits for all the family. Stone-ground flour often available to buy.

 
 
Show more details of County School Station
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Holt Road, North Elmham, Norfolk, NR20 5LE

WW2 themed station, tea rooms and museum. Picnic area, orchard and footpaths. Open Sundays and Bank Holidays, Easter to September.

 
 
Show more details of Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LA

Ex-government HQ nuclear bunker buried 80ft underground. Complete with kitchen, dormitories, power and filtration plant, plotting floor, government administration room, 120 yard long entrance tunnel, communication and scientists room.

 
 
Show more details of Suffolk Craft Society

Gallery 2, The Town Hall Galleries, Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1DH

The Suffolk Craft Society's Gallery 2 showcases a diverse selection of contemporary designer crafts, all made entirely by professional crafts people in Suffolk, and all for sale!

 
 
Show more details of Redwings Horse Sanctuary
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Caldecott Hall, Beccles Road, Fritton, Norfolk, NR31 9EY

Redwings Horse Sanctuary near Great Yarmouth. This Quality Assured Visitor Attraction is home to more than 100 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, and a visit makes a wonderful family day out.

 
 
Show more details of Beccles Tourist Information Centre

The Quay, Fen Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9BH

Beccles Broads Information Centre.

 
 
Show more details of Chilford Hall Vineyard & Conference

Chilford Hundred Hall, Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4LE

Chilford Hall Vineyard and Conference Centre is a culture rich estate with a 20-acre vineyard and conferencing facilities.

 
 
Show more details of Ickworth House, Park and Gardens
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The Rotunda, Horringer, Suffolk, IP29 5QE

Ickworth is one of England's most extraordinary houses. A neoclassical mansion with its famous 'Rotunda', it was begun in 1795 as the inspiration of the 4th Earl of Bristol - the 'Earl-Bishop'.

 
 
Show more details of Sandringham
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Sandringham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE35 6EN

The country retreat of H.M. The Queen. A fascinating house, an intriguing museum and the best of the Royal gardens. Restaurant and shops.

 
 
Show more details of Colne Valley Railway
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Hedingham Station, Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DZ

One mile length of line with re-located buildings, large collection of heritage rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives and miniature and model railways. Special events including Thomas and Santa specials.

 
 
Show more details of Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RB

A large, world class collection of antiques, applied art, illuminating manuscripts, coins and paintings. Original buildings are mid 19thC with later additions, including the courtyard development.

 
 
Show more details of Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach

Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 3DJ

Remnant of the once extensive Sandling Heaths and one of Suffolk's most important nature conservation areas. Many excellent walks and access to beach.

 
 
Show more details of Theatre Royal

Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1QR

Go back in time and discover the captivating world of Georgian theatre at the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.