Leigh is unlikely to be a tourist destination for most people, unless you have family connections in the area, or are passionately interested in ancient earthworks:

There is a field near the village with several grassy mounds, which locals call the "Miz Maze". Local folklore suggests it may have a connection with ancient witchcraft.

The town has a historic centre and narrow streets are lined with terraced fishermen's cottages and quaint pubs. The main High Street has a good choice of local shops and services.

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The town has 16 public parks, a skate park and opportunities for golf, canoeing, football, tennis, croquet and bowls.

The Wigan Roller Rink, based in Swan Neadow Road, Wigan, is Europe’s largest indoor roller rink and has some of the best facilities of any rink anywhere for the perfect day out for all of the family. You can either bring your own skates with you or...

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Explore Bolton Museum on a family day out and discover the fascinating history of Bolton. Uncover people, places and objects which make Bolton special with stories to discover and exhibitions to visit featuring artwork, archaeological discoveries and...

Browse the local art centres and boutique shops in Leigh Broadway. Choose from vintage boutiques and specialist clothing stores on the high street or drop in at Lynn Tait gallery to browse the local artwork and gifts.

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It's competition time again, and this time Leigh-on-Sea.com are giving you the chance to win tickets to Lee Mead's Some Enchanted Evening on Friday 28th October.

Leighton Buzzard has a population of around 37,000 and remains a popular place to live, being within easy commuting distance by train of London (28 minutes), Milton Keynes (10 minutes) or Northampton (30 minutes).

Based in Irlam, Manchester, Little Monsters Mayhem is a great play and activity centre that you and your kids will love to visit. The centre has slides, climbing frames and even novelty gym equipment for your kids to play on and to explore. For ver...

The Leighton Buzzard Railway is Leighton Buzzard's top visitor attraction and is the largest collection of narrow-gauge trains in Britain. This heritage railway was originally created to carry sand from the quarry to the canal in 1919 but now offers hour-long steam-driven passenger rides between Pages Parks and Stonehenge Works.

There are three flying displays daily; 11.30am - Owls of the world, 1.30pm - Birds of the world and 3.30pm - Birds of the world. Each display is different and lasts approximately 30 minutes. After the 11.30am and 3.30pm displays customers have the opportunity to handle a bird, take photos or ask the falconers any questions they may have. After the 1.30pm display customers are able to have a go at flying an owl or hawk.

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The village has an attractive parish church - the church of St Andrew.

Said to be the inspiration for John Bunyan's 'House Beautiful' but is now just a forlorn ruin. It was built in the 17th century for Mary, Dowager Countess of Pembroke but was abandoned some 200 years ago.

One of the most special locations in Old Leigh is The Boatyard - its modern outdoor decking makes it perfect for sampling fresh grilled seafood while enjoying views over the estuary. It’s also got a great mix of live music nights, making it a real hub of activity in the town. For a more traditional pub atmosphere go next door to The Smack, or just along the road to The Mayflower for cut-above fish and chips and real ales - both places have outdoor seating over the water.

One of the local church traditions is the annual Wilkes Walk when the choir and clergy walk across town to the almshouses to give the inhabitants ten shillings (50 pence!) according to the will of the benefactor, Edward Wilkes. Part of the tradition is to hold a member of the choir upside down. Buns and lemonade are then served to the choir!

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The Broadway and streets around it are also home to businesses dedicated to health, wellbeing and beauty.

Leigh also boasts a village cross which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument - you can find the cross in the centre of the village.

Whether you're looking for a quirky B&B by the sea or an independent luxury hotel - you wont be disappointed by the choice.

The charm of the area makes it popular with artists and there is a fine selection of local artworks and photographs in the art galleries.

Newly elected Youth Mayor and Deputy Youth Mayor Southend Youth Council has elected their new Youth Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve a six month term in office.

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If you have children aged 8 or over and are looking for an outdoor family activity that allows you all to live in the fast lane perhaps Three Sisters Race Circuit may be the choice for you. This outdoor go kart and car racing circuit based in the Nor...

In terms of shopping Leigh offers everything a self disrespecting Chav could hope for: Cash Converter to sell stolen goods, Wilko to buy cheap junk and JJB for that ‘off the cat walk look’. The best of them all is B&M Bargains. Basically this place is full of discounted tinned beans as well as the odd ‘20% cheaper than Argos’ deals on crap furniture.

Busted Night Driver UK Tour The reunited trio are coming to the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea on Monday 6th February!

The site is not open to the public but the hangers can be viewed from the A600 near Shortstown.

On Safari which is based in Bolton is a great place for your kids to have a fantastic day out. The themed safari play centre features giant slides, climbing frames and ropes and ball ponds. The centre also has a separate area dedicated to toddlers ...

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With its cosy seaside pubs, cobbled streets and authentic cockle sheds - a trip to the fishing town of Leigh-on-Sea makes the perfect staycation in Essex. Once you’re soaking up the views of sailboats bobbing on the water, or tucking into some fresh seafood at one of the top notch eateries on the boardwalk, you’ll barely believe that you’re only 45 minutes from London Fenchurch Street by train.