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    Snowdrops in the South West

    Snowdrops are popping up across the South West, bringing that first sign that spring isn’t a too-distant hope and will be returning soon enough. In many gardens that the National Trust care for, swathes of snowdrops can be seen; here’s a guide to the top spots perfect for exploring followed by warming treats in the cafés.

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    The best places to meet Father Christmas in 2019

    If you have kids, there is nothing more exciting than taking them to meet Father Christmas in a Grotto somewhere. Wherever you are in the country, you’ll find multiple Santas and elves handing out presents and chatting to your children about what they’d like to see under the tree.
    It’s almost like a right of passage, so here are a selection of some of the best Santa meeting experiences being held this year.

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    Explore the world of Beatrix Potter

    If you have children, no doubt you’ll be aware of the animated adaptation of the Peter Rabbit stories that came to the cinema last year. If your kids loved that, they may be excited to know that there is a second film coming out now and if you like that your children are getting to experience the stories that you loved as a child, you may want to read on as we show you how you can explore the world of Beatrix Potter…

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    Escape the hustle and bustle in the run up to Christmas in Bath

    If you're visiting Bath's Christmas Market this year and need somewhere to escapem Bath Central Library will be offering a safe and quiet space for families with children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities in the run up to Christmas. The aim is to help them escape the crowds and noise they may find stressful. 

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    The UK’s most haunted places

    With Halloween approaching what better time of year is there for talking about some of Britain’s spookiest locations? We talked a little about haunted royal residents last month, so this time we’ve picked a selection of the most so-called haunted sites in Britain. If you’re faint hearted, maybe read this in the day time, otherwise, dive in and prepare to be spooked!

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    Great National Parks everyone should visit

    Britain is full of beautiful open fields and green spaces and visiting one of the National Parks is a great way to watch the seasons change and as we venture further into autumn, it’s the ideal time to visit and take a walk around these beautiful sites.

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    Fan of Downton Abbey? Why not visit the filming locations!

    If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey you’ll no doubt have already watched the entire series and been to the cinema to see the feature length film, so the next step is finding a way to fill the Downton shaped void in your life while you wait for the film’s DVD release. If we’ve just described you, read on, we’ve compiled a list of filming locations for the movie that you can visit.

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    Some of Britain’s royal haunts

    With Halloween nearly upon us, we thought we’d take a moment to look at some of the UK’s best ghost stories and where better to start than with some of the most recognisable haunted buildings in the country? Here we’ll tell you more about some of the UK’s famous royal residences and the ghosts that are said to haunt them.

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    Great places to watch the seasons change

    As summer starts to draw to a close and we enter Autumn, you’ll start to see the parks and gardens coming alive with a dazzling displays of oranges and golds. For many people, this is their favourite season because of the stunning colours and with the amount of beautiful parks across the UK, there are plenty of places to see the seasons change and revel in the glorious colours.

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    Fun facts about Blue Plaques

    Every time you visit a new place in the UK, you’ll notice blue plaques on the side of seemingly ordinary buildings and you might wonder what they are. Well, wonder no more, we’re here to tell you a bit more about the Blue Plaques and where you can find them!