Puddle the Duck

Families challenged to spot Puddle the Duck this Easter!

Local swimming school, Puddle Ducks Bristol and Bath, is launching a Bristol based competition for families who are out and about visiting local attractions this Easter. “Puddle” the Duck (a human sized version of the Puddle Ducks mascot) will be out and about throughout the Easter school holidays, visiting some of Bristol’s top family attractions. They don’t want to give away the locations but am... »

Local businesses work together to raise money for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Local businesses work together to raise money for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

A charity shopping event organised by two local businesses has raised £30 for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service.     The shopping event was organised by Tracy Martin, owner of online traditional toy store ‘The Bear and Miss Rabbit’ and Kate Craigie, Kids First Shoe Foot Fitter at Clarks. The event took place on Tuesday 25th March 2014 and was held at the Kids Fitting room at ... »

Wells Cathedral

Apple orchard planted at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells

The Bishop’s Palace continues to build a sustainable way of life after introducing a mini apple orchard to its thriving Community Garden. The ten apple trees were kindly donated by The Shepton Mallet Cider Mill, Somerset and a team of palace gardeners were accompanied by Bob Chaplin, Martin Ridler and Jonathan Kay from the cider mill as they planted them. The fruit must be removed from the trees i... »

Cameron wants more UK Mandarin speakers

Cameron wants more UK Mandarin speakers

Ever since his visit to China at the end of last year, the Prime Minister has been encouraging people to ‘ditch the French’ and study Mandarin Chinese instead. Now, Little Dragons is offering Mandarin lessons to children aged from 5 starting on Saturday 7th June at the Weston Methodist Church and St. Luke’s Church House in Bath. Bath mum, Laura Mitchelson, who runs the company in the S... »

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre Gets Ready For The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon and a FREE Aquazone Festival

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre prepares for a busy weekend in the pool as swimmers plan to take the plunge on 22nd - 23rd of March taking on the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon. Hutton Moor are also hosting an Aquazone Pool Festival from 10.00am – 1.00pm on Sunday 23rd March offering a unique opportunity for all members of the community to sample various aquatic activities for FREE. There wil... »

Swans in Wells

Bishop’s Palace set to welcome more cygnets this spring

The Bishop’s Palace moat looks like it will be home to another set of cygnets again this spring.  Wynn and Brynn, the famous resident mute swans who live on the moat at the medieval Bishop’s Palace in England’s smallest city, Wells, have built a new nest and have been spending a lot of time together arranging twigs, leaves and feathers to make the perfect incubator for more cygnets. The Palace can... »

The Gruffalo comes home to the deep dark wood in Gloucestershire to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the ever-green tale

Themed activity trails, a giant wooden Gruffalo sculpture and a big birthday picnic amongst the trees are coming to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. Families in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and beyond are invited into a deep dark wood near their home this year to celebrate The Gruffalo’s 15th anniversary with characters from the world-famous picture books. From April, visitors can join Mous... »

Sport Relief 2014: Join in the fun and games

The final countdown begins There are just two weeks to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Bristol on Sunday, March 23. Hundreds of local people have already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there’s still time to bag a place, don that headband and enter the fun and games. Amanda Grubb, Bristol City Council’s event organiser, said: “We are delighted that so many people have ... »

Ovarian cancer awareness campaign

Ovarian cancer awareness campaign

Women across Bristol will be finding out more about ovarian, as well as other female cancers, during March in a bid to cut the high death rate from the disease. Ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cancer for women in Bristol, currently has a poor mortality rate compared to other cancers with less than half of patients surviving at five years from diagnosis. Bristol’s public health team is runnin... »

Success! Buta the elephant is welcomed to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm by Ann Widdecombe

Success! Buta the elephant is welcomed to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm by Ann Widdecombe

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is celebrating the arrival of its first elephant at ‘Elephant Eden’, the largest purpose-built elephant habitat in northern Europe. A special ceremony at Noah’s Ark saw Buta the elephant officially welcomed by zoo supporter Ann Widdecombe, with visitors offered their first glimpse of the new arrival. Buta, a 30 year old female African elephant was transported to the new 20 acre... »

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