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Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show

(Somerset Festivals and Shows)

         
Frome Somerset England
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An action packed day! There is so much to see and do at Frome Show. 10th September 2011


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Galhampton Festival

(Somerset Festivals and Shows)

         
Galhampton Somerset England
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Popular one day outdoor music festival !


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Grand Pier

(Somerset Attractions)

         
Weston-super-Mare Somerset England
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Welcome to the ultimate 21st Century indoor theme park. 


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Haynes International Motor Museum

(Somerset Museums and Arts)

         
Yeovil Somerset England
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The UK's largest international motor museum with over 400 vehicles displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day. The museum offers fantastic family fun whatever the weather, including cafe, shop and lots for kids to do - Vroom Room (soft play area), and top trumps trail.


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Haynes International Motor Museum

(Somerset Attractions)

         
Yeovil Somerset England
Description : 

The UK's largest international motor museum with over 400 vehicles displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day. The museum offers fantastic family fun whatever the weather, including cafe, shop and lots for kids to do - Vroom Room (soft play area), and top trumps trail.


somerset-haynes24The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford in Somerset offers fantastic family fun whatever the weather. With more than 400 cars and bikes displayed in stunning style, dating from 1885 to the present day, it is the UK's largest exhibition of great cars from around the world.

For those interested in a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the museum offers a host of familiar names such as Austin, MG, and Morris. Those who are seeking something more exotic will be pleased to find a vast array of performance cars, from modern classics such as the Dodge Viper RT10 and the Jaguar XJ220, to the more historic Jaguar E Type and AC Cobra. Also on show is a large collection of American cars, including the jewels in the crown of Haynes - the V16 Cadillac, and the million-dollar Duesenberg.

For the children there is the Ghostbusters ambulance, autogame experience, themed play area, Vroom room soft play area and many other activities. Throughout the year the museum will be hosting lots of exciting events including the Rare Breeds Car Show. Complete your visit in Cafe 750, serving a variety of freshly made meals, snacks and drinks all day.

The museum is open 7 days a week, and is easily accessible, being situated just off the A303 north of Yeovil.

Easter 2017

The Haynes International Motor Museum is always a great place for the whole family to visit and this Easter there's even more to do! For the youngsters between the 1st and the 23rd April they are offering, an Easter Bunny Trail around the whole Museum with a tasty Easter treat at the end, and from the 14th to the 17th April there is the now famous Motorland Easter Egg Hunt with Bentley The Bunny, which runs in the morning and afternoon. Both of these activities are offered at no extra cost over the normal admissions price. South West Karting at Haynes have the go-kart circuit set up for all over Easter and mums and dads can watch or have a go too. With more than 15 other stunning exhibitions, delicious meals and snack available from Cafe 750 it really is the must do trip this Easter.

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Please see website for further details and T & Cs: www.himm.co.uk

  

Opening Times:

Open every day (except 24th, 25th, 26th December & 1st January).

2nd March to 28th October, 9:30am-5:30pm and

29th October to 1st March, 9:30am-4:30pm

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Directions:

We are located at Sparkford near Yeovil, just off the A303 and 30 minutes from junction 25 of the M5.  

Drive times to museum (approximate):

Taunton 30mins

Dorchester 50mins

Salisbury 45mins

Bristol & Exeter 75mins

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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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