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Kent Year of Art & Culture

Kent Year of Art & Culture

This year, Kent is leading the way in culture-led regeneration. The county's wealth of history and tradition, mixed with fantastic landscapes and scenery is seeing Kent's cultural offering drawing thousands of visitors from around the world.

‘All-weather’ October half-term fun in Devon

‘All-weather’ October half-term fun in Devon

Action-packed family October half-term breaks – offering non-stop fun and ‘all weather’ entertainment – is the offer at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks in Devon.

11th-century cathedral, 10,000 flowers and a Katy Perry arrangement or two

11th-century cathedral, 10,000 flowers and a Katy Perry arrangement or two

A 900-year-old cathedral with the longest nave in the UK is set to become one of the oldest places in the country to host a flower festival.

Halloween family fun in Shakespeare’s England

Halloween family fun in Shakespeare’s England

Celebrate Halloween and the October half term from 25 October – 2 November with a host of spooky family events in Shakespeare’s England. Carve pumpkins, enjoy family ghost trails, learn how to make potions and spells or simply enjoy an autumnal walk.

Rail trails initiative encourages visitors to sit back the enjoy the Welsh scenery

Rail trails initiative encourages visitors to sit back the enjoy the Welsh scenery

Visitors to Mid and North Wales are being encouraged to park their car and take the train in a new sustainable transport and tourism initiative.

Holiday homes with Downton Abbey style (and service)

Holiday homes with Downton Abbey style (and service)

For Downton Abbey fans with drawing room envy, or who yearn for a snooker room, Cumbrian Cottages has some grand country houses where you can live like Lord Grantham, even if it is only for a weekend.

Head to Dove Cottage for Haiku, origami and more

Head to Dove Cottage for Haiku, origami and more

A chance to learn Japanese, try your hand at making an origami animal, master calligraphy and compose haiku poems is on offer if you head to the Lake District on August 30 and 31, when Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum is holding a ‘Weekend of Japanese Culture.’

Ahoy Mateys - A second Solent fort due to open

Ahoy Mateys - A second Solent fort due to open

No Man's Fort; a man-made island in the middle of the Solent, will open its doors in November after undergoing an extensive renovation. One of three forts owned by AmaZing Venues, the location will be bookable for overnight stays, corporate events and meetings from 10 November 2014.

A Great British Baking holiday

A Great British Baking holiday

Once again amateur chefs and bakers across the country are ironing out the aprons, dusting off recipe books and oiling the rolling pins as The Great British Bake Off returns for a fifth season.

Step back in time with PH Hotels and Four Pillars Hotels

Step back in time with PH Hotels and Four Pillars Hotels

Take a peek into days gone by with luxurious stays in some of the country's most historic cities with PH Hotels and Four Pillars Hotels.

World Record for largest beach ball on Blackpool Beach

World Record for largest beach ball on Blackpool Beach

Already famous, Blackpool now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest beach ball in history.

New tree-spirited climbing adventures at The National Forest Wood Fair

New tree-spirited climbing adventures at The National Forest Wood Fair

Scale the heights of one of the magnificent oaks in Beacon Hill Country Park at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August.

Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

Cornwall braced for 100,000 visitors to its mighty Falmouth Tall Ships Regatta

More than 100,000 friendly invaders will be transported back in time to the Great Days of Sail at the end of the month as an ancient Cornish port hosts one of this year's world-great maritime events – the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

Discover Britain’s best loved summits

Discover Britain’s best loved summits

This summer, explore the UK’s spectacular mountain landscapes – taking in some of Britain’s best loved summits – on a guided walking holiday courtesy of HF Holidays.

Thousands take to the water in Hampshire

Thousands take to the water in Hampshire

With participation in water sports at its highest in Britain since before the recession, and the current hot spell encouraging even more people to take to the water for the first time, Hampshire is staking its claim to be England's finest water sports destination.