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Enjoy the bank holiday despite the weather

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 22, 2014

By Alanna Lintin

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THE August bank holiday weekend, and arguably end of summer, is upon us and there are events running across the Midlands for everyone to enjoy.

Unfortunately it seems the good weather didn't get the message and won't be making an appearance over the weekend.

A spokesman for the Met Office said the weather will get progressively worse over the weekend with a wet and windy day on Monday.

He said: "The best way to describe Saturday would be mixed. There will be some chance of showers but generally speaking a dry and bright day, with temperatures topping 16°C.

"Sunday will again be dry but with some cloud around and a chance of showers.

"Monday is the worst day of the three, with rain through the morning. It will be generally a wet and windy day with highs of 18°C.

"Temperatures are lower than expected for this time of year."

But despite the weather, there are a whole host of events happening across the region to bring families together.

Tutbury Castle is holding a Fairytale Weekend where magic will come alive and visitors will have the opportunity to brush shoulders with characters from bedtime stories and nursery rhymes at the site of a real enchanted castle.

If that doesn't tickle your fancy, head to the National Adventure Farm and tackle the maize maze, this year cut into a design from The Scarecrow's Wedding by Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson. And, while there, families can contribute to the world record for the largest display of scarecrows by designing and making their own during a workshop.

Those looking for a more relaxed event could visit Valerie and David Booth's open garden at 13 Westfield Road on Sunday and fans of sci-fi will be catered for at Twycross Zoo, where anyone in fancy dress will be given a 25 per cent discount on entry to the 501st Legion event.

And for those wanting to stay out of the rain, St Saviour's Church, in Branston, will have a collection of wedding dresses from the last 75 years on display.

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