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What’s On In Warwickshire, May Half Term 2019

Here’s your guide to everything happening in Coventry & Warwickshire in May Half-Term 2019. If you would like to submit an event to the guide please send us an email here. 

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Sunday 26th May 2019

Warwick Food Festival – 10am until 6pm

Warwick Food Festival will return for it’s fifth year to celebrate the diverse food and drink from across Warwick District and beyond. There are a number of activities for children. This includes, fair ground rides, face painting, kiddy cook sessions & more.

To see more info on Warwick Food Festival you can visit the website here

Fabric Wreath workshop – Sunday 26th May 6pm @Coffee Architects, Warwick Street. 

Join Kati of What Kati Did Next for a fabric wreath making workshop! 

You will design and make your very own fabric rag wreath to take home. All materials are provided however, if you have your own fabric that you would like to use you are more than welcome to bring it along. 

As this workshop is charged per wreath this is a great way to spend a few hours with a child or loved one creating something beautiful for your home. Suitable for children. 

The proceeds of this workshop will be used to help build a class room in Rwanda.

12″ Wreath (30cm) – £19

Booking in advance is compulsory 

To book your place please contact Kati 07779634921 or via social media Link to Instagram


Umberslade Adventure 

Umberslade Adventure will be Open for General Public Admission from Monday 27th – Friday 31st May 2019

Activities include:

Woodland Activities, Low Ropes Course, Commando Course, Zip Line, Play Area/Camping, Nature Trails, Archery, Tree Climbing & Toddlers Area

There is an admission fee & activities are booked on arrival, some with an extra fee.

Please see Umberslade Adventure’s Website here for more info

Creative Week, Warwick Arts Centre 

Mon 27 – Fri 31 May 10am – 4pm. Free. 

Join us in the Creative Learning space from 10am – 4pm every day of the half term holiday for some FREE arty fun.

Monday: Make a home for a hog
Lots of animals like visiting your garden, particularly hedgehogs, but where do they live? Give a hog a home in your garden. Using recycled materials, make a house for a hog and take it home so our wildlife friends have somewhere to stay when they visit. You’ll be a big help for them and the environment.

Tuesday: Tote Bag Tuesday
Design and decorate a tote bag to take home.

Wednesday: Big Drawing
Let’s make a map of campus and put on our own designs for sculptures. What are your sculptures called and why? You could draw your new sculptures or make them out of collage materials.

Thursday: Constructing
Make a sculpture from the materials provided, inspired by our art on campus.

Friday: Sculpture
Make your own sculpture material and then use it to model a sculpture with.

Click here for more information 

Tuesday 28th May 

Spring Pond Dipping at Ryton Pools Country Park 

Have you ever wondered what lurks beneath the water in pond dipping pool? How many different beasties can we find? Learn about newts and frogs and look for beetles, nymphs and other pond life. £4 – Tickets required for children attending only, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Book here

Wednesday 29th May 

Dens and Marshmallows at Kingsbury Waterpark 10.30 – 12.00

Join us to build a den from natural materials and then toast some marshmallows over a small fire. Wear old clothes – you will get muddy and dirty! An event for children aged 5 years and above – please note we are not able to accommodate younger children on this event. Pre-booking essential – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: £4.50 per child (no charge for accompanying adult) Book here

Dinosaur and Fossil Fun at Ryton Pools Country Park 10:30 – 13:00

Hunt for fossils and bones and follow the trail to discover who’s hiding in the woods. Make your own dinosaur skeleton before returning to get mucky and having a go at some Dinotastic fossil art!  £4 – Tickets required for children attending only, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is suitable for children aged 3 years + although under 5’s will need additional help doing the activity. Book here

Ryton Young Anglers 13:00 – 17:00 £10

Angling tuition sessions to be held on Wednesdays in school holidays in conjunction with Leamington Angling Association. Come along as many times as you wish to learn the essentials of good angling and a little about the species in Ryton Pool. Suitable for beginners or those with a little experience; all equipment, bait and tuition included. Please book here well in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Sing-A-Long The Greatest Showman Movie – The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa

It couldn’t be easier or more fun! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars! Showings at 2pm & 7pm. Book your tickets here

Thursday 30th May 2019

Forest School Family Thursday at Compton Verney

Thursday 30 May – Glorious Greens

Families are encouraged to explore a variety of activities at our Forest School site, influenced by the seasons, using natural resources with plenty of opportunities to play.

Join in with our activities inspired by, artist Krijn de Koning’s installation of Green Dwelling. Be influenced by the natural green palette that surrounds us. How many shades of green can you find, mix, make and match? Can you create your own Green Dwelling exploring and experimenting with a range of materials.

Click here for more info

Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May 2019 – Foundry Wood

Learn how to hand carve a flower – 10:00am – 12:30pm

In 2019 Matt Cox will be running these workshops on Thursdays & Fridays during half term.

Price: £7 for adults, £3 for under 16s, £10 for families. Take home the flowers you make!

Come along to the woods and learn a traditional coppice craft of carving flowers. A friendly instructor will be on hand to guide to guide you through the use of tools and equipment. Make your own flowers to take them away with you! They make ideals gifts and home decorations.

Suitable for age 7 upwards. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking not essential, just turn up!

Click here for more info 

Rockets at Kingsbury Water Park – 10:30 – 12:00 £4 per child

Have a go at designing a pop bottle rocket indoors, and then go outside to launch it on a mission! Make fins and a nose cone and decorate it before you send it flying! Suitable for children age 5 and above. Pre-booking essential – all children must be accompanied by an adult and will need supervision during the activity. Wear old warm clothes that can get muddy!

Book here

Thursday 30th May – Family Friendly Picnic in the park


Join us on the 30th of May to add the voices of Warwickshire’s families and children to the SEND National Crisis Campaign.

Bring a blanket, a picnic, a wish for good weather and stand up to be heard! We’ll have entertainment for the children, stalls and ice cream lined up as well as speakers and the opportunity for you to both have fun and add your names to the campaign. Visit the event on Facebook here for more information

Friday 31st May 

Pond Dipping at Kingsbury Water Park 10:30 – 11:30

Come pond dipping to discover the wonders of life in water. A family event. Pre-booking essential – all children must be accompanied by an adult. £4 per child – Book here

Whitsun Holiday Trail at Ryton Pools Country Park Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June

Follow the trail around the park. Complete your trail sheet and collect your badge prize. Fun for all the family!
Cost: £2.00 per trail sheet.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 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

Coventry Moto Fest 1st & 2nd June 2019

Two days of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness. A weekend of free family fun in the UK’s Motor City. 1st – 2nd June 2019.

For more information click here to visit the website

Coventry Transport Museum – May Half Term: Crazy Code Contraptions

27 May 2019 10:30  – 31 May 2019 3:30

Test your coding skills with our micro:bit coding machine. Then, a different task invites you to have a go at making a non-tech coding contraption using our challenge kit. Take home a mechanical coder and keep coding. What secret messages can you create? How will your secret messages be decoded? Drop-in £3 per child.

Designed for age 5+, but all are welcome. See more details here

Designers Week at the British Motor Museum

25 May – 02 June 2019

May half-term is all about car design! Come and join the team to discover the fascinating stories behind our most famous cars – then pop into the studio to design your own!

Hear tales of famous designers on the family tour and enjoy our ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ Mini family trail.

Discover our sit in cars, café and outdoor play area this May half-term. A family annual pass is just £40. For more information visit our website.

All Things Wild

May Half Term – Educational Fun Workshops for Children

School Years 5, 6 and 7. The award winning MFM (My Fertility Matters) Project is a pioneering programme to accompany girls, boys and their parents through puberty.

It provides a helping hand to parents who wish to prepare their child, in the best possible way, for the emotional and physical changes that take place at puberty. Using a range of activities, colourful materials, music, stories and games, learning about puberty and how life begins is memorable and fun.

The MFM Project is running whole day workshops in Kenilworth. “The Cycle Show” for girls on May 29th and “Agents on a Mission” for boys on May 31st. Cost is £20 per child. The philosophy of our project is “I can only protect what I value and respect”.  In a positive, sensitive and age appropriate manner children learn how unique and valuable their own body is. The workshops thus help develop self-worth and self-esteem and impact on future attitudes to health, sexuality, fertility and self-image.

There is also a free information evening for parents and carers on May 28thPlease have a look at our website here.

If you are interested in receiving more details on the Kenilworth workshops contact:


Dinosaur World Live at The Belgrade Theatre.

Tues 28 May: 12.30pm & 3pm & Weds 29 May: 10.30am, 12.30pm & 3pm – Click here for tickets.

Zog at The Warwick Arts Centre – Fri 24 – Sun 26 May 2019

Book your tickets here.

Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.

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

Vue Cinema Leamington Spa

Children and adults go from £2.50 at selected viewings at Mini Mornings all year round. So if you’re looking for a rainy day activity, it’s possible to go without breaking the bank!


Click here for mini mornings listings.

Click here for the Vue website 

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


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