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Attractions & Activities in Warwickshire
Attractions and Activities in Warwickshire
What can you do to keep the family entertained once they’ve seen everything William Shakespeare has to offer? Luckily there are plenty of things for all the family to see and do and take part in… indoors and outdoors… rain or shine… daytime or evening…. and there are many activities that the grown-ups will secretly enjoy as much as the children, if not more.
Although Warwickshire is world-famous for its history and heritage, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun as well as culture
Here are a few suggestions for family attractions and activities in Warwickshire for children of all ages.
Adventure Parks & Activity Centres
Be prepared for some serious fun…..
Galleries, such as the gallery at Compton Verney, have much more than just pictures hanging on a wall and organize a whole range of interesting and informative events - from silkscreen printing to clay modelling and photography – with no experience necessary and just turn up and join in…..
Our numerous rivers, a wonderful canal network and several boating lakes, as well as serious sailing at Leamington Spa and Draycote Water, give some great opportunities to take to the water... from half-an-hour in a pedalo at Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa… or an hour’s strenuous or not-so-strenuous rowing on the Avon at Stratford… or a traditional canal narrowboat for the day from Saltisford basin at Warwick… or sailing dinghy’s on Draycote Water … to a week’s holiday on a hotel narrowboat cruising the Warwickshire Ring…..
Bowls and Bowling
Whether you are into 10-pin bowling, carpet bowls or crown green, there are plenty of places to choose from. In fact, Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club at Victoria Park is one of the leading centres for bowls and has hosted the World Championships…
There are a number of specialist children’s farms in the county, as well as a number of craft & antique centres – such as Hoar Park and Hatton – which feature pygmy goats and other fun and friendly animals, and even butterflies…
From multi-screens to traditional picture houses, there are cinemas in most of the major towns.
The Falconry at Mary Arden’s House features regular displays during the season
There are dozens of equestrian facilities around the county catering for complete beginners up to international standard rides. Some of the Farmhouse Holiday venues also offer stabling and riding facilities.
There are ice rinks at 'Planet Ice' in Croft Road, Coventry and Solihull Ice Rink
in Hobs Moat Road, Solihull. A litttle further away are the rinks at Telford, Cannock & Wolverhampton
There are indoor and outdoor karting circuits, some of which also offer other activities such as quad biking, archery, clay shooting and team building.
As well as the William Shakespeare museums in and around Stratford there are a whole range of general and specialist museums, including regimental, motor, air, heritage, railway and teddy bears
Nature & Wildlife Parks
Organic gardens, rescue centres, country parks, nature reserves, woodlands, water parks – fresh air in abundance.
Parachuting & Paragliding
Fancy something more buttock-clenching than a safari through a Butterfly Farm? Skydiving, tandem jumps and bungee jumping are all available.
Parks & Gardens
From ‘lost’ Victorian gardens to the ‘Best Park in Britain’
Potteries, Pottery Activity Centres & Pottery Galleries
Go off shopping and leave the children for an hour or so to paint handmade pottery.
Snooker & Pool
Snooker, American contemporary pool, diner top and traditional tables
Public leisure centres and day spas
From the Royal Shakespeare Company to pantomime… from art-farty to children’s theatre companies
Follow an organized fun treasure hunt game for children around Stratford.
There is only one real zoo in Warwickshire at Twycross – but what a belter.
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