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Show more details of Courtyard Arts Centre

Port Vale, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 3AA

Contemporary gallery, art, clay and craft workshop, outreach programme. Gifts, refreshments, children's parties and studio space. Tues - Sat 10-4pm, Fri 10-5pm. Admission free.

 
 
Show more details of Hatfield Forest

The National Trust, Hatfield Forest Estate Office, Takeley, Essex, CM22 6NE

Hatfield Forest is a rare surviving example of a Medieval Royal Hunting Forest. It has wonderful ancient trees which are like magnificent living sculptures. Visit the shore of the lake & find all the facilities you need.

 
 
Show more details of Butterfly World Project

Miriam Lane, Off Noke Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3NY

Described as "London's own Eden Project", Butterfly World is in Phase II of development as the biggest butterfly experience in the world.

 
 
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 Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4TN

A fascinating steam heritage railway, with a history dating back to the First World War, and an international working museum collection.

 
 
Show more details of Sheringham Park
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association memberNational Trust

Visitor Centre, Wood Farm, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TL

Wander through Sheringham Park and you will discover why it became the personal favourite of its designer Humphrey Repton. The park has colour, wildlife and stunning sea views.

 
 
Show more details of Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park
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Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP

With 50 Acres of Magical Fun for Everyone, have a fabulous family day out at Marsh farm. Take part in many of the animal interactions and shows, including Pesky Pets Show, Pony Grooming and meet a Pet.

 
 
Show more details of Colchester Zoo
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Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

One of Europe's finest zoos; with over 260 species and 50 daily displays including the chance to feed elephants and giraffes yourself!

 
 
Show more details of Berney Arms Windmill

c/o 8 Manor Road, Berney Arms, Norfolk, NR31 0QA

A most splendid and the highest remaining Norfolk marshmill with 7 floors. Built in the late 19thC by millwrights Stolworthy and situated on Halvergate Marsh.

 
 
Show more details of Flag Fen Archaeological Park

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE6 7QJ

Travel back 3,500 years to discover what life was like for our prehistoric ancestors at the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe.

 
 
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 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 Sundon Hills Country Park

Sundon, Bedfordshire

Chalk downland within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Site of Specific Scientific Interest, adjoining the Icknield Way long distance footpath.

 
 
Show more details of County School Station
Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member

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 Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre

91 Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2AF

Welcome to Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre. The friendly knowledgeable staff will be delighted to advise you on places to visit in the local area.

 
 
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 Lee Valley Boat Centre

Old Nazeing Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6LX

Lee Valley Boat Centre operates two passenger vessels on the River Lee for hire for private functions. Also public cruises - plus day boats, hourly boats and holiday hire boats.

 
 
Show more details of Norwich Puppet Theatre
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St James, Whitefriars, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1TN

Medieval church converted to a puppet theatre in 1980, theatre spaces open for viewing except on performance days.

 
 
Show more details of Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill
National Trust

Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9EJ

An elegant country house set in a magnificent landscape. Explore 114 acres of vibrant colour, delicious scent and the simple pleasures of nature all year round.

 
 
Show more details of Melford Hall
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Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9AA

Melford Hall, the home of the Hyde Parker family, is an unassuming mellow brick mansion full of surprises with modern family photographs side-by-side with Tudor portraits, historic porcelain, naval artefacts and Beatrix Potter memorabilia.

 
 
Show more details of Island Hall
Historic Houses Association Member

Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 2BA

A mid-18thC mansion of architectural importance on the Great Ouse river. A family home with interesting ancestral possessions. To arrange a visit, please can you call 01480 459676.

 
 
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 Horsey Windpump
National Trust

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 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 Castle Acre Priory
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Stocks Green, Castle Acre, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE32 2XD

Explore this beautiful priory and castle. Wander round the romantic ruins, discover the cloister, refectory and chapter house and hear about the lives of the monks with our audio tour.

 
 
Show more details of Shaw's Corner
National Trust

Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9BX

The home of George Bernard Shaw from 1906 until his death in 1950 with literary and personal effects on display. 3.5 acre garden.