Win a family ticket for BRICKLIVE Birmingham 2019

This October half term, the NEC in Birmingham will host BRICKLIVE, the largest LEGO® exhibition in the UK. Visitors will have access to more than 10 million bricks to make their own creations. Experts are on hand with master classes, on-stage challenges and other unique experiences. This year for the first time ever, fans can join Chase, Marshall, Skye and the gang in a brand new, interactive PAW Patrol zone. Here, they’ll find brick-built statues of their favourite characters for selfie opportunities and much more. BRICKLIVE is a dream come true for LEGO® fans and you can win a family…

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Warwick Castle summer of shows

This summer, Warwick Castle is hosting an array of spectacular shows and events. A visit to the castle is always a full day out, but this year they’ve gone one step further. An already impressive bird of prey show has been transformed into the breathtaking Falconer’s Quest. The thrilling Wars of the Roses returns and the Castle Dungeon is as frightening as ever. During August, certain evenings will see the return of the awesome Dragon Slayer show. We headed to Warwick Castle this week to see what all the fuss is about. About Warwick Castle The huge, imposing castle at…

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Things to do in the West Midlands

Whether you live in the West Midlands or you’re planning a visit, it’s useful to have a comprehensive resource of things to do. I share a list of events taking place each school holiday, as well as general days out. Things to do on rainy days and dog friendly days out in the West Midlands are also featured. You can click on the links below to take you to each section. Family days out Indoor days out Dog friendly days out What’s on in the school holidays Family days out in the West Midlands We are very lucky to have…

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Dog friendly family day out at Cannock Chase Forest

Family days out can be expensive. Entry fees, food, drinks, parking and paid activities all add up. Then there’s the added hassle of finding somewhere that allows dogs. Cannock Chase Forest in Staffordshire is not only family and dog friendly, but it’s also free. In fact, if you bring a picnic like we did then the only thing you need to pay for is parking. There are paid activities available, but it’s entirely possible to have a great day out without them. Mountain biking in Cannock Chase Forest Cannock Chase Forest is a brilliant place for mountain biking, much like…

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Rainy days out West Midlands

The West Midlands gets its fair share of rainy days. Whether you’re looking for a completely indoor attraction or somewhere with areas to escape inside, this guide will give you inspiration even when the weather doesn’t. I’ve divided it up into areas, so if you’re looking for a particular region, please click on 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. Herefordshire Shropshire Staffordshire Warwickshire West Midlands (county) Worcestershire Rainy days…

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