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Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7 & 8
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Jan*, Feb, Mar, April, May
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm
Main Children's Holidays, Bank Holidays & Jun, July, Aug
7 days a week 09.30am - 5:30pm
Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec
7 days a week 10:00am - 4:30pm (Closed December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st)
*Please note that we will be closed for the first two weeks in January due to maintenance work and staff training