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What’s On In Warwickshire, Summer 2018

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Guide Dogs, Leamington Spa – Open Day

Saturday 7th July 2018, 11 -4 pm

SCBU Fest – A free summer fete to raise money for Warwick Special Care Baby Unit!

Sunday 8th July, 10am – 4pm at Jephson’s Gardens, Leamington Spa


  • Live music
  • Crowning of our SCBU Kings and Queens 2018 with the Mayors of Warwick and Leamington
  • Dance Spectacular from Hannah Reilly School of Dance
  • Children’s show performed by Stagecoach including a selection from Beauty and the Beast
  • Family and children’s activities including
  • Mini Olympics
  • Creative and crafty fun activities
  • Competitions to stretch your mind
  • Soft play and Bouncy Castle
  • Gorgeous Stalls and delicious food and drink will also be available.Come and join us for some summery fundraising fun 🙂

For more info please click here for the event page on Facebook 

Foundry Wood 

Foundry Wood

Foundry Wood is a managed access community woodland. Through volunteer work parties the site is fully accessible with paths and facilities for all to use.

If you have small people who like trains, they will love watching the trains zoom past from the top of the wood and you can even take your dog for a walk through the woods or build a den. A lovely little place to visit if you have an hour to spare, we advise parking in Victoria Park and walking across.

The woodland is open usually between 10am – 5pm for adventures.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only 10 – 4. Redwings is a lovely place to visit with the children where you can see horses and donkeys being looked after by the sanctuary. You can ‘adopt’ a horse and enjoy the small cafe and playground. Redwings is all outside so wait for good weather.

Click here to see the website

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

Click here to see more information on the Herbert Website

Coventry Transport Museum 

Ryton Pools Country Park

Ryton Pools is a 100 acre park with great facilities including two play areas, toilets and plenty of bike riding paths to explore! There are always lots of fun events happening so check out the link below for up to date listings.

please see the website here and have a look at the listings below:

Ryton Pools miniature railway – Opens Sunday 1st April

The railway will begin its summer timetable from 1st April! Trains run from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until Sunday 30th September. Rides are £1.00 and accompanied children under 3’s ride for free!

Mini Mornings and other films at The Vue Cinema – Leamington Spa

Vue Cinema Leamington Spa

Rainy Day or just need five minutes peace? 

Children and adults go from £2.50 at selected viewings at Mini Mornings all year round.


Click here for mini mornings listings

Click here for the Vue website 

Brandon Marsh

Image Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

A lovely nature reserve with loads of wildlife, bird watching & stunning views. Nature trails and lovely walks, plus lots of activities too. Theres a gift shop, cafe and under cover picnic area. Here’s the activities for May.. you’ll need to book so click on the link below to do so. Small entry free but Warwickshire Wildlife trust members are free.

Check out all the details and book on to activities on the website here

British Motor Museum

We love visiting the British Motor Museum and once you’ve paid you get the following 12 months free, so you can return as many times as you like. Well worth it & all activities are also included in the admission price. There’s also a cafe and outdoor play area, parking onsite is free. A rainy day must.


Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Bagots Castle

A little known place in Baginton, the ruins of the castle aren’t all to be seen, a gorgeous woodland walk – with bluebells currently, which leads down to the river and you can wander round the ponds, theres a trail for the children to complete at the cost of 50p and the whole place is run by volunteers. It has a very special feel and costs £10 for a family.

Check it out here 

In need of some fresh air?

Here’s our favourite places to visit to let the children scoot, bike or run, click for more information:


Do you National Trust? There’s loads of local National Trust properties in Warwickshire, Baddesley Clinton, Packwood House, Charlecote Park , Coughton Court.

Thinking of getting a National Trust membership? Here’s a top tip..

A family membership for two adults & up to 10 children is £114.60 a year or £9.55 a month BUT if you buy on the National Trust Scotland site here it will cost £90 a year for two adults and up to four children National Trust Scotland Membership is world wide, so includes all the UK properties, you can see the list here.

Run free at:

St Nicks Park, Warwick – With large playground, cafe, crazy golf, fun fair in summer months, skateboard ramps and a nice measured mile walk St Nicks is a popular choice. – Pay for parking.

Oakley Woods – Yes there’s a cemetery there but park to the left and you can explore beautiful woodland for miles and miles, dog friendly and the seasons are stunning with snowdrops in winter and bluebells around Easter. Build dens, explore & remember your wellies! Free – no parking charge.

Victoria Park, Leamington Spa – Playground, sandpit for small people, skate ramps and a circular path perfect for biking, scooting and running off steam. – Free Parking

If you’re heading to Victoria Park you can head over the road to Foundry Wood where you can spend an hour or so exploring woodland and watching the trains go by.

Ryton Pools it’s in our guide above but Ryton Pools deserves a special mention aside from the activities they run during the holiday, it’s a beautiful place to visit all year round, again perfect for bike rides, it has two big adventure playgrounds a cafe and gorgeous long walks. Perfect for running off steam. Just pay for parking and enjoy.

Looking to travel for adventure?

You could try one of these:

Go Plane spotting at Sheldon Country Park, right next to Birmingham airport, the planes fly right over your head! Perfect place for a picnic in nicer weather and it also has a children’s play area and cafe.

Salcey Forest – About an hour’s drive from Leamington Spa, Salcey Forest is a Forestry Commission forest which has an adventure playground, cafe, long stunning walks with opportunities to off road, build dens and climb the stunning tree top walk with gorgeous views from the top. We love it because its dog, pushchair, bike and scooter friendly, Just pay for parking  £4 all day.

Cannock Chase Forest – Woodland walks, the Midlands best bike trails and adventure playground. Cannock Chase is highly recommended for a fun day out a little further afield. You can even Go Ape if you fancy extra adventure!

Looking for bigger days out, or something to do indoors, just click on the pictures below to visit the websites:



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