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Opening hours at Gulliver’s Valley extended due to demand

South Yorkshire’s leading theme park, Gulliver’s Valley, is extending its opening hours due to the ‘incredible demand’ it has seen since it reopened its doors earlier this month. The Rotherham resort, which is currently open every weekend, bank holiday and in school holidays from 10.30-5pm, will also now be opening on selected Friday nights in…

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Drive thru cinema returns to Gulliver’s Valley

After the huge success of their sold-out Drive Thru Cinema experiences last summer and at Christmas, The Village Screen are continuing to run their Drive Thru Cinema events at Gulliver’s Valley. The perfect, safe, treat to enjoy with your bubble during Covid times, they’ll be bringing an epic cinematic line up of retro films and more modern releases to the…

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Plans for Wentworth’s Camellia House

Memories and images of the derelict Camellia House in the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham are being sought by specialists now steering plans for its restoration. Redeveloping the Grade II* listed Camellia House into a daytime cafe and evening events venue is Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust’s first major project to bring a derelict building…

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Latest drama at Wentworth Woodhouse

Long-abandoned servants’ quarters at Wentworth Woodhouse are about to be streamed into the living rooms of crime drama fans in over 190 countries. The Grade I listed stately home in Rotherham being regenerated by a Preservation Trust was used as a location for major new Netflix series The Irregulars, which is released on March 26.…

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Recreating the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival at home

Organisers of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival are hoping to still raise much needed money for charity this year by encouraging revellers to recreate the event at home. Starting at Oakwood School in 1992, the event has gone on to become the largest indoor beer festival outside of London. Usually attracting thousands to…

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UEFA Women’s EURO – countdown to kick off restarts

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Rotherham that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022. UEFA today unveils a brand-new identity for UEFA Women’s EURO 2022, which kicks off 500 days from now. The 2022 edition in England promises to be the biggest women’s football event in UEFA history,…

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The Arc Cinema signs up at Rotherham’s Forge Island

The Arc Cinema has exchanged a long-term lease with national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, to become the leisure anchor at Rotherham’s Forge Island, which will see a key area in the heart of the town centre repurposed into a vibrant mixed-use destination. The boutique cinema operator currently has six sites across the UK and Ireland,…

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Wentworth Woodhouse through the pandemic

Wentworth Woodhouse has survived much during its 250-year history. But its future looked bleak when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK. With new lockdown measures coming this week, the immediate future looks digital, with new experiences in development. 2020 was set to be a turning point in the resurrection of the Rotherham country house once…

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Wentworth Reimagined – digital plan to bring mansion’s characters back to life

Imagine walking through the corridors of Wentworth Woodhouse, and hearing the whispers of the backstairs maids, or catching a fleeting glimpse of characters from centuries-past… Soon such imaginings will become a reality – in the virtual sense –  as the Grade I listed mansion develops an immersive visitor experience bringing history to life. A pilot…

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