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WE Wonder Festival returns to Wentworth Woodhouse

The wait is almost over… The Wonder is coming back to Wentworth Woodhouse this summer. The WE Wonder Festival, a spectacular outdoor event which was a soaraway success in August  2019, is set to return to the Rotherham mansion’s glorious private gardens. On the weekend of Saturday July 31-Sunday August 1, ticket-holders can wander and…

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Work progressing at Forge Island

Work is well under way on the demolition of Riverside Precinct and Chantry Buildings as part of a key milestone in the development of Forge Island. The rear of the buildings on Corporation Street have been taken down with hoardings now in place at the front of the buildings which include images and details about…

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Gulliver’s Valley celebrates first anniversary

Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park in Rotherham is celebrating its first anniversary this month. The popular family theme park, that opened in the middle of the global pandemic, has quickly become a welcome addition to the Rotherham family leisure scene. Thousands of visitors have passed through its door, despite the stop/start impact of the lockdowns in…

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Rave, dance, enjoy, watch – Rotherham events for July

Wth the easing of restrictions set for July 19, here are some of the large scale events that are set to take place this month across some of Yorkshire’s Hidden Gems. From Step 4, the Government is removing all legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors. It means that all businesses can re-open,…

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Gulliver’s Gears revs into action at Rother Valley

A new car themed area has opened at Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham and is set to be a real pull for motor lovers of all ages. Gulliver’s Gears houses a new roller coaster – the Grand Prix Racer, a car-fari, dodge city dodgems, a new play area and an expanded farm, with more arrivals…

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Arty creations work perfectly for Wentworth Woodhouse

ArtWorks South Yorkshire’s members are making a real impact at Wentworth Woodhouse. Their creative talents are now on display in several locations – the latest being one of the new wooden cabins which will soon be for hire in the gardens. Six ArtWorks South Yorkshire members, Alistair Clayton, Elliott King, Dom Youd, Jack Shillitto, Andy…

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Acoustic Angels fly into Gulliver’s Valley

Gulliver’s Valley has announced it will be hosting a series of band nights as it looks to host live events at the Rotherham theme park. Kick starting this new venture will be a supper club evening, organised by TJ Entertainment Promotions, featuring popular local band, The Acoustic Angels. The evening entertainment, which costs £25 per…

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£12.6m Rotherham regeneration funding confirmed

Rotherham has been awarded £12.6m to help the transformation of the town centre. Last year, Rotherham Council put forward a bid to the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) to help deliver some of its redevelopment plans. This week, the Government officially awarded funds to 57 town centre plans across the country – and Rotherham is…

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Magna Science & Adventure Centre welcomes new trustees

Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham has strengthened its board of trustees following the appointment of experienced science teacher Kathryn Boulton-Pratt and public relations specialist Matthew Ridsdale. In their new roles, Kathryn and Matthew will work alongside Magna’s existing board of trustees on a voluntarily basis to oversee the growth and development of the popular…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar set for family fun at Gulliver’s Valley

Families from across the region will be able to share the joy of the iconic children’s picture book and brand, The Very Hungry Caterpillar thanks to an exciting partnership with Gulliver’s Valley. Everyone’s favourite friendly character from the illustrated book by Eric Carle – which has sold more than 54 million copies worldwide – is…

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