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Adventure Island targets biggest chip portion record

The record for the world’s largest portion of chips is hoping to be broken by an Adventure Island restuarant. On Wednesday, the Traditional Fish and Chip Shop at the Southend-based theme park will attempt to…


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Competition: Win a Lightwater Valley model van

In our latest competition, we are giving you the chance to win a discontinued Lightwater Valley model van. Made by Matchbox in around 1987, these items are becoming harder to find. The model itself we…


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Thieves steal birds of prey from Lightwater Valley

Three birds of prey are missing following a break-in at the Talon Falconry, adjacent to Lightwater Valley. One adult and two infant Harris Hawks were reportedly stolen from the attraction on Thursday evening. Anyone with…


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Merlin building Legoland Discovery Centre in Tokyo

A Legoland Discovery Centre will open in the Japanese capital Tokyo next year, under plans announced by Merlin Entertainments today. The 1.2 billion yen (£9.3 million) attraction is the latest development announced by the British company, which…


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Previewing the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

As the 1 September opening date for the Blackpool Tower Dungeon nears, we take a look at what ghastly goings on will feature inside. For those that have visited the other Dungeon attractions around the…


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Varney still targeting Merlin stock market flotation

Merlin Entertainments chief executive Nick Varney has said he would still like to see his company become listed on the London Stock Exchange before he steps down. Flotation was planned for last year, but turbulence on…


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Evening event to mark Chessington zoo’s 80th

Chessington World of Adventures will celebrate its zoo’s 80th anniversary with a special evening event on Saturday. An after hours event running from 6pm to dusk will feature interactive experiences with the animals as well…


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£2.4m investment plan for Pleasurewood Hills

Pleasurewood Hills is set to receive a cash injection of £2.4 million over three years as part of a new investment plan. Earlier this year the Suffolk theme park was taken over by French investors…