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Vine Hotels Offer Something For Everyone This Half Term

Vine Hotels - Dolphin Hotel

October half term is on the horizon and Vine Hotels has announced fantastic offers across its hotels.  Whether it’s a time away in the Peak District and its splendid countryside offering, including Chatsworth House, that appeals.  Or if a trip to the hustle and bustle and family attractions of Sheffield or Manchester is on your agenda.  Perhaps time in the waterfront city of Southampton, with Peppa Pig World and the New Forest on its doorstep, sounds just what your family needs?  Vine Hotels has a half term holiday offer to suit.

South Yorkshire:

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park has one of the most envious locations in Sheffield, right on the edge of the breath-taking Peak District. 

Annual Harvest Festival returns to Bowhill

Annual Harvest Festival returns to Bowhill

Taking on a farming and forestry theme for 2018, The Harvest Festival at Bowhill will take place on Sunday 30 September between 11am-4pm – celebrating the last day of its visitor season.

Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy a fun-packed schedule including woodturning with the onsite specialist and learn about horse logging through demonstrations.

There will also be a Bowhill Bake Off competition split into two age categories, over 12 years and 12 years and under. Budding bakers can bring along their Bowhill themed creations on the day alongside an entry form which can be found on the Bowhill website.

Call for memories from The National Wallace Monument 

Children outside The National Wallace Monument 

In the build-up to The National Wallace Monument’s 150th anniversary in 2019, Stirling District Tourism is asking the public to share their memories of the historic landmark.   
Past visitors and fans of the Monument are invited to share their own photographs and memories to The National Wallace Monument’s #Wallace150 Facebook group, and it is expected that some fascinating stories and anecdotes from the past will be discovered.  
Since opening its doors in 1869, The National Wallace Monument has been welcoming visitors from around the world and telling the story of Scotland’s national hero for 149 years.  

Festivals to Get You Inspired this Autumn from Vegan Events UK

Festivals to Get You Inspired this Autumn from Vegan Events UK

There’s an exciting array of inspiring vegan festivals happening across the UK this autumn, including Christmas Festivals, organised by Vegan Events UK. And with an estimated 3.5 million people, and rising, in the UK identifying themselves as vegan [1], there’s never been a better time to find out more about this growing lifestyle choice.

Enjoy Fast Food Guilt Free

Enjoy Fast Food Guilt Free

The idea of not being able to eat out when on a diet is a complete myth, says Terri Ann Nunns, co-founder of the Healthy Happy Mum Plan.

The mum of four believes being healthy and having fast food or enjoying a restaurant meal is actually easier than many might think and to prove it, she’s launched the Healthy Happy Mum Plan, Restaurant and Fast Food Calorie Guide, alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s latest celebrity super-mum, Katie Piper and it’s totally free to enjoy!

The celebrity pair have teamed up as part of their Healthy Happy Mum Plan venture to help mums and those trying to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle to enjoy fast food and eating out guilt free. Here’s their advice:

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Have you got what it takes to face your worst nightmare?

Have you got what it takes to face your worst nightmare?

A Staffordshire farm is calling on people to face their fears as it reveals its 13th new scare attraction which organisers say is made from the stuff of nightmares.

Screamfest, located at the National Forest Adventure Farm, near Burton upon Trent, will unveil a new nightmare themed scare attraction called Insomnia when it opens on Thursday 11th October.

Insomnia will be the farm’s biggest indoor scare maze yet and transport you into the worst kind of nightmare; one you can’t escape. Based around the real fear that nightmares can create, the attraction is set to run alongside Screamfest favourites Demonica, Freak Out, Love Hurts and maize maze-based Dia de los Muertos.

Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust To Set Pulses Racing at Henry Yates Thompson Dinner

Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust To Set Pulses Racing at  Henry Yates Thompson Fund Raising Dinner in October

The Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust, invites you to their annual Henry Yates Thompson fundraising dinner on the 13th October. Be transported into an enchanted garden, as the much-loved Grade II* listed Palm House is transformed into an avant-garde feast for the senses with breath-taking performances and the most exquisite menu, inspired by the exotic botanical collection.

With every moment you will be captivated as the event unfolds with illuminations, fire and aerial performances, as the Palm House relives the whimsy and showmanship of the 19th century, with fine wines and a culinary delight inspired by the historic journey of the plants and statues that make up this magical heritage attraction. 

Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall officially re-opens following the devastating fire in 2015

Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall officially re-opens following the devastating fire in 2015

Battersea Arts Centre’s Grand Hall officially re-opens, Thursday 6 September, after the devastating fire that destroyed the venue in 2015. The opening is being marked with the Phoenix Season – a five month celebration of risk-taking and renewal - across what is now one of the leading venues in the country.

The stunning Grand Hall has been beautifully restored by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins and is now an exquisite space for private and corporate events.

Housed in a Victorian Town Hall building, Battersea Arts Centre’s rich heritage, beautiful architecture and creative flair make it an ideal location for those looking for something a little different.

Soap stars come together for a live national cinema tour

Soap stars come together for a live national cinema tour

A GALAXY of soap stars are coming together to perform an ‘Audience With’ style live show in cinemas across the UK. 

The live shows premiere in Manchester, the first show featuring Coronation Street favourites Sherrie Hewson and Brian Capron, current Emmerdale star Chris Chittell, and EastEnders legends John Altman and Sid Owen.
Tying in with the launch of this soap extravaganza, fans will have the chance to audition and star in a soap of their own, alongside some of TV’s biggest icons! 

City Cruises Celebrates Oktoberfest with Craft Beer Cruise

City Cruises Celebrates Oktoberfest with Craft Beer Cruise

Londoners and visitors to the capital city can enjoy their own taste of Oktoberfest this autumn thanks to City Cruises’ exciting new collaboration with craft beer experts Fourpure Brewing co.

For one-night only, 4th October 2018, the unique beer-themed Thames river cruise will offer a sociable evening of craft beer tasting, live music and a different view of London’s famous sights, from The London Eye to Big Ben and Tower Bridge.