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THORPE PARK GETS ANGRY BIRDS ATTRACTION

A new Angry Birds-themed area will open at Surrey’s Thorpe Park this spring, its owner Merlin Entertainments has announced. A 4,000 square metre land centred on a reworked version of the park’s Detonator drop tower ride is set to open in May. The land will also include a new dodgems attraction themed on Red Bird…

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TO SHUT FOR SIX MONTHS

London’s Imperial War Museum will be closed for the first six months of 2014 after building works revealed that the building’s infrastructure needed important restorative work. The museum had already been closed between January and July 2013 to allow for demolition works in preparation for the installation of new galleries to commemorate the centenary of…

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NEW VISITOR CENTRE OPENS AT STONEHENGE

A new visitor centre has opened at Stonehenge, which promises to make the experience of visiting one of Britain’s best loved monuments much more pleasant for visiting families. The centre, pictured above, is situated one and a half miles away from the standing stones and includes a 360 degree virtual exhibit which will allow visitors…

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£2.5m PENGUIN CENTRE FOR BIRMINGHAM SEA LIFE

Penguins are coming to Birmingham but it is nothing to do with a worsening climate. A £2.5 million Penguin Ice Adventure will open at the city’s National Sea Life Centre by Easter 2014 which will allow visitors to see Gentoo penguins face-to-face in a Antarctic-themed icy environment with platforms and plunge pools. Visitors will be…

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KEW GARDENS TO CELEBRATE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’S 50TH

Kew Gardens in west London will run Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed art and craft workshops in the 2014 Easter holidays to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Roald Dahl’s children’s favourite. The Gardens will open up four workshops based around the Chocolate Factory rooms in the book between 5 and 21 April…

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FACE TO FACE WITH WHIPSNADE’S RESIDENTS

Which is the world’s tallest mammal? The answer, if you head to Whipsnade Zoo near Dunstable in Befordshire this half term, should quickly become clear. The zoo has installed a nine-foot high viewing platform which lets people visitors come face-to-face with some of its best loved residents, the giraffes. The platform opens to the public…

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