Here’s your guide to everything happening locally for families in Warwickshire in September and October 2018
We will shortly be posting an October Half Term guide for 2018, so if you’d like to let us know about an event, please send us an email here
Saturday 1st September 2018
Moreton in Marsh Show
Family Fun includes Circus Whizz, vintage Land Rovers, displays by the North Cotswold Gym Club from Upper Rissington and the Aria Dance Group from Broadway. All the family loves a Dog Show and, at Moreton, there is one always full of fun for dogs and their owners. This year, the early displays include one by the assistance dog charity, Dogs for Good. Top of the bill this year in the Grand Arena is the dare-devil stunt rider, Matt Coulter
Godiva Festival Coventry
Godiva is back for its 20th Anniversary.. a little later in the calendar than usual. Don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s for older people, theres plenty happening for families, including a mini petting farm, fairground, the make space tent has lots of family activities happening throughout the weekend and if you can make it by lunch time on Saturday children can watch Andy and the odd socks too! Located in War Memorial Park in Coventry it’s set to be a great weekend!
Dirty Dancing – drive-in movie – Stratford Upon Avon
Rotaract are excited to announce our Drive-In Movie Event Fundraiser at Stratford-Upon-Avon Racecourse. We will be showing the 1987 classic movie Dirty Dancing, on a 40 foot theatre-sized movie screen with drive-in style parking. There will also be a dedicated area for people without cars, sound will be broadcast over speakers in this area. It will be outside, so please wrap-up warm! Film starts at 8pm. – Gates open at 4pm.
Funds raised will benefit Rotary Homeless Shelter Bus and local charities in the Stratford-Upon-Avon area.
Fancy dressed encouraged! Well behaved dogs welcome 🙂
Firework Champions – Ragley Hall
Now in its 14th year, but brand new to sixth venue Ragley Hall – 4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute firework display choreographed to music followed by a finale display from organisers MLE Pyrotechnics.
Tickets are available in advance, or on the gate
Dandy’s Big Birthday Bash – 10.15am – 12.15pm
Join us on Saturday 1st September to celebrate all things Dandy. There will be Stage 1 demos to join, a big Dandy sing along for all at 11.30am, bouncy castle and the ever popular diddy cat grande prix track from Best Party Hire, pottery paining, face painting, crafts, stall and refreshments and this is only the start! More to be announced very soon! Just £5 per family of 4 on the day. Get it in your diary and join the Dandy fun!
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Tots to teens pre-loved sale 2.30 – 4.30pm
Help support Warwick Hospital’s new midwife led unit by either selling or buying at this event.
Sunday 2nd September 2018 – 2.30pm – 4.30pm at Chase Meadow Community Centre
Nearly-new Clothing, Books, Sports Kit, Toys, Puzzles, Games, Ski-gear & more!
£1 entry, kids go free.
Please contact 07983570667 to reserve a stall (stalls are £7.50 per stall).
Dallas Burston Polo in the Park
Entry £10 per car. Presented by Touch FM’s Ollie & Si, this year’s event boasts a falconry display, ferret racing, camel displays, polo and food vendors.
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September
Leamington Food Festival
Leamington Food Festival is running again in 2018. This will be the festival’s 11th year and is showing no signs of slowing down. The event is hugely popular with local families and offers plenty of food, drink and entertainment.
This event is free so take a picnic blanket, soak up the atmosphere and support the independent local businesses in our area.
For more information, you can visit the website here
Discover Chesterton Windmill
10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry 3.30pm)
A chance to go up inside Chesterton Windmill and see it in action! We took our children and they loved seeing inside and it was so lovely to see the sails going round. No booking necessary but donations welcomed.
Bing Live at The Royal Spa Centre
It’s a Bing Thing! Bing is coming to Leamington’s Royal Spa Centre on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September with four shows over two days. Tickets are still available so you can treat your small people.
Sunday 9th September
SCBU Family Fun Day – Chase Meadow Community Centre – 1.30 – 4.30pm
Family and children’s activities including:
Bouncy Castle, Soft Play and Baby Sensory
Creative and crafty fun activities
Children’s workshops, stalls and refreshments
Delicious coffee and cake will also be available.
Come and join us for some fundraising fun 🙂
£2 per child on the door, all profits to Warwick Special Care Baby Unit and Chase Meadow Community Centre. See the Facebook event here to keep up-to-date
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September
Warwick’s Scarecrow Festival
– Postponed due to bad weather… see this page for updates
The Lost Cinema – The Greatest Showman open air cinema at Charlecote Park.
Click Here for tickets – SOLD OUT
Stratford Upon Avon Town Food Festival – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September
The Stratford Town Centre Food Festival is all about local, featuring a bustling regional food producers market with over 100 stalls spread throughout our historic streets. Also showcasing a mouthwatering selection of the finest food and drink with a top notch programme of free demonstrations and hands-on workshops from the best of our town’s culinary talent……………. there’s plenty of fun on offer for all the family.
There is also a great opportunity to discover the array of independent eateries and watering holes throughout the town centre by participating in one of the popular Taste and Ale Trails.
Sunday 23rd – BeBricks Launch Party
Come and experience all things LEGO at our FREE open event. Lego games, remote control vehicles, build your own gravity racers along with thousands of bricks and so much more!! From LEGO novices to master builds, kids to kids at heart, there will be something for everyone.
If you are free and want to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org – FB Event here
Mini Military Mud Run, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September
Fancy getting muddy with this kids this year!? Try something different & take part in the Mini Military Mud Run
The Mini Military Mud run is the UK’s leading outdoor obstacle race for under 16’s. With course distances of 3km, 5km and 9km we have the right distances to cater for all children of all sporting abilities from 3½ years upwards.
Thursday 4th October – Dirty Dancing Movie Night
Come and join Mum Knows Best & Take It From Mummy at the plush Everyman Cinema in Stratford Upon Avon, showing the classic movie Dirty Dancing and raising money for The Birth & Babies Appeal – Everyone welcome! BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE