16th Jan, 2019

County set for bumper-packed bank holiday

Laura Kearns 19th Aug, 2017

BANK holiday weekend can be spent enjoying activities across Warwickshire.

From August 25 to 28 there will be a number of family-friendly events in Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Stratford.

These include helping to design a South Asian-inspired performance space based on The Tempest in the gardens of Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Visitors can help set the scene for a performance on Saturday at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

There will be 90 minute ‘trivia trail’ quizzes with a mix of historical, observational and fun questions in Stratford on Saturday at 2pm and Monday at 12pm. The activity will be held in Warwick on Sunday at 2pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £3 for children. Those under the age of eight go free.

Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall for a student exhibition of Shakespeare busts.

And in there will be a all the fun of the fair at Kenilworth Castle on Friday. Music, dance and acrobatics will be held inside the big top, which has been turned into a ‘fairy tale world’.

Over the weekend knights will battle it out for victory as musicians play and budding knights can test their skills in battle drills.

On Sunday the Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick will hold its garden open day, with Warwick residents receiving free entry. There will also be cream teas served on the lawn.

Over the weekend, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s outdoor theatre in Stratford, ‘The Dell’, will play host to a range of productions. The Dell is situated on the banks of the River Avon in Avonbank Gardens. Entrance is free

And the War of the Roses is coming to Warwick Castle with live jousting in the arena. Entry is included in the ticket price.

Visit shakespeares-england.co.uk to find out more.

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