Summer in the garden

Summer in the garden

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis “Woke up it was a Chelsea morning….” was the song that my husband was singing thirty years ago this May to our baby son who had arrived earlier than expected. We should have been at the Chelsea Flower Show that morning as I had a...

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Forging a place in history

Forging a place in history

Wentworth Woodhouse, Conisbrough Castle and Monk Bretton Priory are all notable Grade I listed buildings, but have you heard of Wortley Top Forge? Right on our doorstep in our glorious county of South Yorkshire lies another hidden treasure, one that is over 350 years old. Dating back to around 1640,...

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Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Have fun socialising and learning a new skill with Meadowhall’s ‘The Sessions’, an exciting new programme of tastings, masterclasses and workshops. As part of a new initiative, local independent businesses have the opportunity to host a workshop that connects the community and offer a unique visitor experience at Meadowhall. The...

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Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen

The ‘Queen of Villages’ will reclaim her throne when an ambitious project returns her neglected hall to its palatial former glory.

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Spring back into action

Spring back into action

Despite a few hard frosts, a chilly wind and a light dusting of snow our region has had a fairly mild start to the year enabling gardeners to get ready for the busy season ahead.

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Spring and summer may still be a long way away but don’t let that stop you from having some great family days out this winter.

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The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

Practising the traditional trade of stone-grinding flour, demonstrating the art, developing products and driving sales are all in a day’s work for the recent recruit to Worsbrough Mill – the 17th century working water mill. And, if he’s lucky, new Miller, Simon Dodd, might even get to sample some freshly...

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Walking in a Wishmas Wonderland

Walking in a Wishmas Wonderland

We would like to thank Meadowhall for inviting Aroundtown to their grotto preview evening, an experience thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Meadowhall’s Wish Upon a Star with Santa experience is available until Monday 24 December. Sessions run daily from 10am-5pm on week days and 9am – 5pm on weekends and...

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Natures Seasonal Surprises

Natures Seasonal Surprises

As autumn fades into winter there’s an obvious temptation to shirk the great outdoors and spend your leisure time inside cocooned in layers of clothing and enveloped by the cosy glow of a fireside – or at least the heat of the nearest radiator. If you do plan to turn...

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Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

This October, take your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure to Elsecar as the annual Flavours Food Festival returns for a third year.  And this year promises to be bigger, better and tastier than ever with a fusion of food, festival-style music and family fun for all.  On Saturday 20th and...

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