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Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Make a date with Henley's Festival Calendar

Henley is the town that knows how to throw a great party. The number and variety of festivals is testament to that. Here we look at the main event and festival reasons to visit Henley in 2014 - whether following interests that are sporting, cultural or social.

Angry Birds Land - Thorpe Park Resort’s brand new attraction flies in

Angry Birds Land - Thorpe Park Resort’s brand new attraction flies in

The amazing new Angry Birds themed land is preparing to nest on 24 May at Thorpe Park Resort, promising a world first experience for families and fans of all ages of the feathered flocks and piggy characters.

Family Whitsun escape to Wales

Family Whitsun escape to Wales

Rare Hideaways still has some availability for families looking to escape during the Whitsun half term break at the end of May.

Walpole Bay Hotel announces ‘writer in residence’ grants

Walpole Bay Hotel announces ‘writer in residence’ grants

The iconic Margate cliff top Walpole Bay Hotel has announced it is offering ‘writer in residence’ grants, in the form of complimentary accommodation.

Celebrate the May half term in Shakespeare’s England

Celebrate the May half term in Shakespeare’s England

Celebrate the May half term in Shakespeare’s England from the 24 May – 1 June with a host of exciting family activities and special events.

World's greenest cargo vessel heralds Falmouth's Great Tall Ships Festival

World's greenest cargo vessel heralds Falmouth's Great Tall Ships Festival

The arrival of a rum and chocolate-laden schooner-brig from the Caribbean into Cornwall's historic port of Falmouth was a nod back in time to the Great Days of Sail and forward to one of this year's great maritime events – the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta at the end of August.

Foals and Flowers in the New Forest

Though very much a four season destination, May, in the springtime is the month when the New Forest dramatically bursts into life; carpets of wild flowers appear across the woods and open spaces (there are more than 700 species of wild flowers in the forest) and heralds the arrival of dozens of newly born foals who can be seen taking their first, unsteady steps, within minutes of taking their first breath.

The John Muir Way opens in Scotland

The John Muir Way opens in Scotland

The life and legacy of John Muir, the Scots-born naturalist and founder of America's National Parks, is being celebrated this month with the opening of a new national coast-to-coast pathway across the heart of Scotland.

Official Tourist Board Guides provide a trusted source for visitors staying in the UK

Official Tourist Board Guides provide a trusted source for visitors staying in the UK

The Official Tourist Board Guides, which are now in their 39th year, provide a trusted and comprehensive source of information for visitors looking to stay in the UK.

40 free, family-friendly bike rides unveiled in the Lake District

40 free, family-friendly bike rides unveiled in the Lake District

Fancy a gentle bike ride around the beautiful countryside that inspired the creation of Peter Rabbit? What about a family ‘cycling picnic’ on the tranquil shores of Coniston Water? These are just two of the leisurely experiences you can enjoy, with a programme of new, free guided bike rides across the South and Central Lake District.

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, reopens for summer season

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, reopens for summer season

Situated just 400 yards off Mount's Bay in Marazion, St Michael's Mount is an iconic Cornish landmark and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South West.

Wookey Hole powered by water

Wookey Hole powered by water

The Wookey Hole Caves tourist attraction is harnessing the power of the River Axe to generate electricity for lighting in the caves and services for guests in the 58-bedroom hotel.

Glamping in Cornwall

Glamping in Cornwall

Haven holidays Perran Sands family holiday park is set amidst Cornwall's largest dune system and nestled amongst the dunes are a number of Glamping options.

Fans can buy tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 now

Fans can buy tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 now

Rugby fans can buy tickets to Rugby World Cup 2015 for the first time through the Official Travel Programme, thanks to England Rugby Travel.

Stunning stately Warwickshire home provides venue for meetings & events

Stunning stately Warwickshire home provides venue for meetings & events

Ragley Hall, Warwickshire’s stunning stately home, can now be hired exclusively as a spectacular venue for conferences, product launches, gala dinners and outdoor events. Located on the Warwickshire and Worcestershire border, Ragley is enviably positioned and within easy reach of Birmingham (1 hour’s drive) and central London (2½ hours’ drive).