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Monday 9th October 2017

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Blenheim Palace has linked up with RAW Workshop, an Oxford-based social enterprise which trains and supports people from the local community who face prejudice and barriers to work.

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Friday 29th September 2017

Shakespeare’s England, the Destination Management Organisation for Warwickshire, is delighted to announce the launch of its new visitor pass which is a first for the region. The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare’s England enables visitors to purchase a 1, 2, or 3 day pass to visit up to 19 different attractions and offers exceptional value for money. Visitors simply purchase their pass in advance of their trip and then show it at the admission desk or payment point at each attraction to gain free entry.

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Tuesday 26th September 2017

A Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed ball at Blenheim Palace has raised more than £12,000 for their staff-nominated charity – Maggie’s Oxford Centre.

The ball, which was held in the Palace’s Orangery on September 7th, featured live music and an auction; with lots including a signed Radiohead album, a private tour of Westminster Abbey and tickets for Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace.

Throughout 2017 staff from the UNESCO World Heritage Site have been taking on challenges and organising events to fundraise for the Maggie’s, which is their official charity of the year.

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Monday 25th September 2017

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall has received the award for being the Best Visitor Attraction 2017 in the prestigious Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards held on Thursday 21 September.

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Tuesday 12th September 2017

Blenheim Palace has been awarded the highly regarded VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. The accreditation offers prospective visitors from all over the world the reassurance of an official endorsement of high quality and showcases the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tireless commitment to excellence.

With scores of more than 80% in each category, judges found Blenheim Palace to have a 100% score in its Retail Category and an impressive 93% score in the Attraction Category.

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Wednesday 6th September 2017
Betteshanger Park and MY/PT have joined forces to launch a new extreme event for Kent this autumn. SURVIVAL, Kent’s newest obstacle course race, will take place at the former colliery site, near Deal, on Saturday, October 7th. 
 
The 6km race will see competitors braving the elements as they crawl, swim, dip, dodge and dive through 40 extreme man-made and natural obstacles spread across the unpredictable terrain of the old spoil heap at Betteshanger. 
 
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Wednesday 16th August 2017
Summer At Chill is a scorching three-week calendar of FREE events, coupled with amazing deals on the snow, helping you stay ice-cool when the mercury starts rising. Running from 12th August to 3rd September, it’s the place where thrill seekers, shape throwers, design lovers and cool kids, teenagers and adults will want to be seen. 
 
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Tuesday 15th August 2017
Madame Tussauds London this week announced the commission of a new wax figure of the recently appointed Prime Minister and Conservative party leader, Theresa May. These exclusive images show the first stages of the process of creating the wax figure, where the head is moulded in clay before the wax mould is formed.
 
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Monday 14th August 2017
Blenheim Palace has announced it has raised in excess of £200,000 in Gift Aid so far this year.
 
The UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was officially designated as a charity in January.
 
Its new status has allowed Blenheim Palace to operate the Gift Aid scheme which enables charities to claim back income tax on donations made by visitors who are also UK taxpayers. 
 
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Thursday 3rd August 2017
For any young children out there, the summer holidays are an exciting opportunity to have fun and enjoy the time out of school.
 
For parents, it’s also an excellent chance to spend time together as a family and maybe even enjoy a bit of sunshine. With so much free time, it can be tough figuring out what to do and finding activities that are cheap and entertaining for all.
 
If you’re after some ideas for keeping the kids entertained this summer, take a read of our suggestions and see if any pique your interest!
 
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