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Free things to do in the West Midlands

Now more than ever, many of us are looking for free days out in our local area. Luckily, the West Midlands has lots to offer both indoors and outdoors. There’s everything from museums to wild swims to walks and picnics. If you’re looking for activities in a particular area, please click on one of the links below to take you to the relevant section. For more things to do in the area from family or dog friendly attractions to ideas for a rainy day, head to my comprehensive days out guide. Free things to do in Herefordshire 16th Century Painted Room…

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Thursday photo #344

Christmas has definitely arrived earlier this year. I often hold off putting up the Christmas tree until the children break up from school. This year though, everyone seems to need something to get excited about. So, unusually for me, I relented and the tree went up this week. We’ve also been to the first and only Christmas event we have planned in, Malvern Winter Glow. I have no idea how we’ll keep up the festive momentum for another fortnight. Christmas jumpers Tomorrow is Christmas jumper day at school. I have a slight issue with Christmas jumpers for children. They grow…

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Malvern Winter Glow [Review]

Malvern Winter Glow is a brand new Christmas event for 2020. Visitors can stroll around an illumination trail with a variety of light installations. Located at the enormous Three Counties Show Ground in Malvern, Worcestershire, the event takes place across a vast area making social distancing easy. Malvern Winter Glow runs from 9th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021 and is selling out quickly because they are limiting the numbers to allow social distancing. About Malvern Winter Glow At a time when many Christmas events are being cancelled, Malvern Winter Glow is taking place for the first time ever in…

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Win an Aquabeads bundle in time for Christmas [AD]

When lockdown number one kicked in, finding things to keep the children occupied was tough. Anyone who usually keeps their kids busy out of the house was suddenly scratching their head wondering what to do. What could possibly keep their attention without too much adult input? For us the answer came in the form of Aquabeads. There’s nothing more rewarding for little ones than creating something completely by themselves. They spent hours on it, making some brilliant creations. So when lockdown the sequel arrived, we were ready for it. This time, we’ve been making Christmas decorations. Have a look at…

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Thursday photo #343

The funny thing about working as a freelancer is that it’s all or nothing. This week, I have been busier than I have in months. I’ll earn more than 2/3 of what I need to earn in the month in the course of a week. Which is good because beyond Sunday, I have virtually nothing lined up. So, I’ll be back to decorating the kitchen again. At least there’s plenty to keep me busy. Heading into tier 2 Yesterday when lockdown ended, our area went into tier 2. The virus is feeling a bit more of a threat right now…

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