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    Trying to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays can be a slightly daunting thought (especially if they're going to be high on E numbers from all of those Easter eggs). So we've put together our ultimate guide to all things Easter in Swindon.

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    If you're planning to spend some quality family time together, but don't know where to start, here are some of our favourite ways to keep the kids occupied, amused and happy in Swindon.

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    Fast track your business to success with our dedicated team of industry experts.

  • Business Show Swindon 2015

    Join 100s of powerful and influential businesses at this leading regional business exhibition. Benefits of attending include power networking, growth seminars, access to Business West services and much more.

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    Here's our guide to enjoying Swindon for less - after all the best things in life are free!

  • Birchbox Comp

    We've teamed up with the lovely people at Birchbox to offer our readers the chance to win a whole year's subscription to one of the UK's favourite beauty boxes.

  • JobFest 2015

    This event will provide young people with the chance to meet and engage with employers within Swindon. It will allow them to find out about the career opportunities suitable to them, whether they are apprenticeships, internships, traineeships or full-time jobs.

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    Find out everything you need to know about getting a job at the fantastic new Cineworld Cinema at Regent Circus in Swindon.


About Swindon

Swindon may be many things, but boring certainly isn’t one of them; steeped in history and culture Swindon is one of the most dynamic and prosperous settlements in the South West.

From a sleepy market town during the 1800s to one of Europe’s fastest developing destinations during the 90s. Swindon has blossomed and bloomed over the years, earning itself a reputation as a haven for business, sport, leisure and shopping. Whether you want to shop designer brands, go ice skating, or eat a Dominos Pizza, Swindon has it all.

Formerly a Saxon colony, Swindon was known as ‘Swine Dun’ right up until the 14th century; its name quite literally translating to ‘pig hill’ or ‘the hill where pigs were bred’ - with its eclectic mix of independent shops, traditional pubs and stylish cafes and bars it’s hard to believe that Old Town now stands where the original town first lay.

Although, Swindon steadily began to expand and improve over the years, it wasn’t until 1840 that it really started to make a name for itself thanks to pioneering designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who selected Swindon as his base for the Great Western Railways.

Today the works are Swindon's Designer Outlet Village; a popular retail centre, offering shoppers luxury labels such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Kurt Geiger at discounted prices.

As well as premium shopping facilities, a thriving sports scene and the infamous Magic Roundabout, Swindon boasts an impressive array of dining options and international cuisine. Thanks to regular events at the Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre, the town can also add burgeoning arts scene to its list of achievements too. 


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