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Best Christmas Experience Award: Waddesdon

Waddesdon Manor triumphed at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards, after being voted Best Christmas Experience by readers of leading group travel title, Group Leisure & Travel magazine.  Read more

The National Motor Museum Trust Project Wins Award!

The National Motor Museum Trust (NMMT) at Beaulieu has won the Collections Trust Award 2017 for its Keep Calm and STEAM Ahead project which has unlocked fascinating information about collections and offered an imaginative range of family activities for visitors.  Read more

Bust Up! An Exhibition with Walk the Walk

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a new collection of celebrity-designed bras for Walk the Walk will be exhibited at The Lightbox gallery and museum.  Read more

VisitKent Welcomes Grenfell Tower Fire Group

A group of London residents affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy have been welcomed to The Garden of England on a special day out with Visit Kent.  Read more

Lord Montagu Chooses Name for The Green Man

Lord Montagu has had fun choosing the name for the green man tree carving from more than 70 suggestions by Beaulieu visitors.  Read more

High Speed One: 3.6bn Visitor Economy

Kent’s high-speed rail link to London helped to add more than £311million to the local visitor economy, a new report by Visit Kent has found.  Read more

Record Numbers for Supercar Weekend!

750 stunning supercars roared into the grounds of the National Motor Museum to join the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend on August 5th and 6th, with 14,700 visitors experiencing the tyre-squealing, high octane action of the two-day show.  Read more

Historic Dockyard Chatham

With the creation of our award winning building* Command of the Oceans, group visits to The Historic Dockyard Chatham just got even better! We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Coach Friendly status by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, becoming the only Kent attraction to hold this prestigious title!  Read more

Museum Collection Swells

The Kent Mining Museum, due to open at Betteshanger Park near Deal in 2018, have become custodians of over 500 artefacts relating to the history of the Kent Coalfield.  Read more

Huge Turnout for Beaulieu's Simply Japanese!

A huge line-up of 1350 Japanese cars of every marque and model stretched across the Beaulieu parkland for the sixth Simply Japanese rally on Sunday 30th July, with 102 more cars than in 2016 making the event’s turnout an all-time high.  Read more

Amberley Museum's Classic Car Show

200 classics of all shapes and sizes rolled into the Museum on Sunday for one of our favourite events in the Museum’s calendar.  Read more

Gold for Leeds Castle Florist at RHS Flower Show

Wildlife, bugs and beasties are the inspiration behind the fragrant floral interpretation of an English country garden, which caught the attention of the judges at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017 to win a Gold RHS Award for Louise Roots, Head Florist from Leeds Castle in Kent.  Read more

Hundreds of Land Rovers at Beaulieu!

As many as 400 Land Rovers and 900 visitors gathered in the grounds of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu for an impressive line-up at Simply Land Rover.  Read more

A Scorching Father's Day for RH&DR

As the weather reached record temperatures visitors came out in their hoards to sup on beer and cider.  Read more

DFDs Introduces New Cruise Group Packages

The new ‘Party at Sea’ packages offer passengers a unique experience during their mini cruise adventure. Packages available for groups of ten or more on board DFDS’ Newcastle-Amsterdam route.  Read more

Emirates Spinnaker Tower: Education

Emirates Spinnaker Tower is refreshing its educational offering with three brand new resources developed by award-winning school programmes specialist Minds Ignited, ready for classes to visit from September 2017.  Read more

Wartime Wallop a Huge Success!

RECORD breaking numbers attended a fun family day at The Museum of Army Flying’s flagship annual event, Wartime Wallop 2017.  Read more

Dover Castle's Tours Exclusively for Groups

Early access tours, exclusively for groups, have just been introduced by English Heritage deep inside the popular Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle. And, also for the first time, groups can now enjoy private guided tours of King Henry II’s technicolour Great Tower.  Read more

Sean Henry Creates New Sculpture Trail

Sean Henry creates new sculpture trail in Woking which leads to The Lightbox gallery and museum.  Read more

Afternoon Tea Venue for Groups at Waddesdon

Following the successful launch of the Old Coach House at the Five Arrows Hotel on the Waddesdon Estate as a new lunch venue for groups, last year, the team at the award winning Waddesdon Manor have now launched their new Afternoon Tea offer for groups at the Five Arrows with prices starting at £20.50 per person.  Read more

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