iVisit.... Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

iVisit.... Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway runs for 13 ½ miles from the picturesque Cinque Port town of Hythe, through the family friendly seaside village to Dymchurch, towards the railways headquarters at New Romney and finally reaching the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness. Winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence this world famous steam railway is one of Kent’s top attractions.

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iVisit.... Smallhythe Place National Trust

iVisit.... Smallhythe Place National Trust

Smallhythe Place is a medieval house in Kent that was owned by famous Victorian actress, Ellen Terry. Built in the early sixteenth century, Smallhythe Place has a rich and varied history that spans from shipbuilding and farming, to later being frequented by theatrical and literary greats of the 20th century.

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iVisit.... Lydiard House & Park

iVisit.... Lydiard House & Park

Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. The children's play area, Cafe & Tea Rooms, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out.

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iVisit.... Canterbury Tales

iVisit.... Canterbury Tales

This August The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction has a host of treats and activities in store for families.  Every day in August enjoy Maypole Dancing, The Knights School, The Art of Alchemy and Storytelling in the beautiful medieval garden.

The Knights School is calling all young squires-  draw your swords and defeat your enemies! In this fun activity, boys and girls will learn skills needed to thwart enemies and slay dragons!

You can step into a magical world of alchemy in the medieval medicine garden. Medieval myths are unveiled in this demonstration teaching how herbs were used to cure ills and alleviate ailments.

Unlock your imagination under the beautiful Yew Tree. Watch as the Costumed Characters bring to life stories of bravery, trickery, love and betrayal.

The award-winning team will be bringing medieval tradition and fun to life– visit to discover what everyone is talking about!

A visit to Canterbury is not complete without experiencing Chaucer’s famous tales of medieval adventures at one of the City’s most loved visitor attractions!

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era in this fabulous recreation of medieval life; a unique introduction to Canterbury and its famous literary connection.

Your adventure begins in the Tabard Inn, where you will meet their first of the costumed guides, preparing you for your pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. To continue your experience, you are invited to share five of Chaucer’s most famous tales, with the aid of an audio guide (commentary available in six languages together with a special version in English for children). Along the way, Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining stories of love, romance, jealousy and trickery are dramatically brought to life for you to enjoy.

Your journey ends with their second guide at the shrine of St Thomas Becket – be sure to be ready to share your tales from your pilgrimage.

 

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iVisit.... the American Museum in Bath

iVisit.... the American Museum in Bath

The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.

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iVisit.... Dudley Canal

iVisit.... Dudley Canal

The Dudley Canal Trust was created to protect and preserve the tunnels. Through our subsidiary charity, Dudley Canal Trust (Trips) Ltd, they run regular guided boat trips through the tunnels, accompanied by videos, lifelike reconstructions and stunning music and light shows.

These excursions are fun, informative and entertaining, and they attract over 80,000 visitors every year.

Any trading surplus is re-invested in maintaining the tunnels and their environment, so visitors can enjoy and appreciate 420 million years of living history long into the future.

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iVisit.... Tyntesfield

iVisit.... Tyntesfield

At its heart Tyntesfield is a Victorian country house and estate, which serves as a backdrop to the remarkable story of four generations of the Gibbs family. Their tale charts the accumulation of wealth from the guano trade, transformation of a Georgian house to a Victorian Gothic masterpiece and the collection of over 50,000 objects. Their achievements are celebrated through ornate Gothic carvings, flower-filled terraces and an expansive estate amid the Somerset countryside. With each visit you'll experience a new side of Tyntesfield, as they close one door and open another. In 2016 we continue ‘Changing times – Antony Gibbs at Tyntesfield’: an exploration into the life of the second generation of the family who called this special place 'home'.

               

 

 

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iVisit... Quex Park & Powell-Cotton Museum

One of the UK’s most fascinating visitor attractions. Whether you are looking for a family day out or a quiet stroll in beautiful surroundings, Quex Park look forward to welcoming you to Quex Park in Birchington, East Kent. Quex Park is home to the Powell-Cotton Museum and the Powell-Cotton family’s extraordinary collection of natural history, ethnography and fine and decorative arts. Quex House, the Powell-Cotton family home, invites you into the lives of this remarkable family. You can also step back into the world of Victorian horticulture by exploring the beautiful gardens.

There's plenty going on for everyone, to find out more click here..

iVisit.... Underfall Boat Yard

iVisit.... Underfall Boat Yard

The arrival of a new Visitor Centre at the Underfall Yard has made Bristol's Floating Harbour even more interesting to visit – and admission is free.

Features to the centre include displays about the history of the Yard and of the Floating Harbour, as well as a number of fun interactive displays to play with. 

The centrepiece is a huge interactive map of the waterways in and around Bristol, but there's other fun stuff for children (and adults) to play with.

The Visitor Centre at the Underfall Yard is now open every day from 10am-5pm

 

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iVisit.... Shakespeare's Stratford

iVisit.... Shakespeare's Stratford

t the centre of it all is the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre.

Situated on Waterside, alongside the River Avon, the 1,040-seat Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the main thrust stage auditorium.

A Grade II listed building which retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, it re-opened in November 2010 after a three-year transformation project.

The Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres are open daily from 10am when you are welcome to explore. You can:

Of course you shouldn't make the visit without seeing a performance.

The RSC want to make sure as many people as possible have a great first experience of Shakespeare and theatre. They produce large-scale exciting stories at Christmas for families, specially created Shakespeare productions aimed at young people which tour to schools and theatres around the UK and short new plays by writers alive now who are are as exciting and daring as Shakespeare. 

For whats on and ticket check out the RSC website

https://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/?from=mdd

For more information about Stratford upon Avon and its surrounding area: 

http://shakespeares-england.co.uk/whats-on

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