The crowning glory

The Crown Hotel, Bawtry

The Crown is a former posting house and is located on the main street in Bawtry. There is a car park to the rear with plenty of off-road parking to the front, but these spaces are pay and display.
The 76 rooms include two suites, plus executive, superior and standard rooms. For up to date rates check out the website or ring 01302 710341.
The restaurant menu includes sharing platters, grills, fish, pasta and vegetarian options, plus plenty for children to choose from.
The Christmas brochure is now available to download online.

The Yorkshire Wildlife 

Opening times for the park until November 5 are 10am until 6pm, with last entry at 5pm.

Entry costs£14.50 for adults, £12.50 for students and OAPs and £11.50 for children aged three to 15 (under threes go free.) There are further discounts for the disabled and their carers.
With half term just around the corner, there’s a Halloween Trail and Bangless Fireworks on October 31 and November 1. 
And as the festive season approaches, there’s carol singers on December 7, and a Meerkat Santa – yes, really – on weekends in December. Not to be missed!

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