Days Out In Warwickshire
Published on: 22/03/22
Warwickshire really is at the heart of England- geographically, historically, industrially and, thanks to a certain Mr Shakespeare, literally. A county of contrasts, you’re spoiled for choice for things to do, from signature motte-and-bailey forts, medieval cathedrals and romantic Elizabethan mansions complete with gatehouses and towers, to miles of canals and stairway locks, perfect for strolls, picnics and leisurely pub lunches.
Ticking all the boxes when it comes to history, step back to the Middle Ages in Warwick’s streets overhung by timber-framed houses and an imposing castle. Rev it right up to the modern day in the heart of England’s motor industry, with motor museums and race tracks aplenty. Then of course there’s the ultimate in historical, theatrical and romantic inspiration, Stratford-upon-Avon. Lead on MacDuff, indeed…
Go Ape Coventry
One of the newest additions to the popular treetop trail family, Go Ape Coventry offers everything eager explorers need for exciting outdoor thrills. Adventure seekers will love the brand new Treetop Challenge, specifically designed to allow you to set the thrill level to suit your adrenaline gauge. Take a deep breath: there are sky-high platforms, stomach wrenching crossings and wind-in-your-hair zip wires to master. Buddy up on the challenging but sociable Treetop Adventure course to navigate the tricky crossings and Tarzan swing together, show off your best tree-climbing skills, then soar hands-free through the sky with your hands free on the 200m speedy zip wire, racing your mates to the end to see who's quickest!
Add in extreme challenges and tricky obstacles on Treetop Adventure Plus course, like rock walls, prison bars, and tank traps, culminating in an extra zip wire, perfect for adults and families with older children. The 500 acres of Coombe Country Park set a beautiful backdrop to your treetop experience with stunning gardens, woodland and lake- you can even break up that peace and release your inner warrior with an hour of axe throwing!
Over 1000 years in the making, Warwick Castle offers an epic historical experience for friends and family. Forget walking around dusty corridors peering at tapestries, instead imagine a totally electrifying day out at Britain’s ultimate castle, where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history, come rain or shine. From dungeons to battlements, it’s packed with interactive adventure, including preparing for battle, living it up in (or being rescued from) the Princess Tower, Horrible Histories Maze, Zog Playland and adventure quests for your little ones, plus live archery, the UK’s largest birds of prey show, battle re-enactments, and, for the strong of spleen, torture demonstrations!
Full to the turrets with things to do, it’s no surprise that you might want to stay for more than just a day. A sleepover in the colourfully tented Knight’s Village offers a totally unique experience, complete with one-day castle tickets, evening activities and breakfast included as standard. Or relax like royalty in an exclusive Tower Suite, with VIP extras including champagne on arrival, concierge service, and a private tour.
Escape Leamington Spa
Locked in a mysterious room with 60 minutes to get out, do you have what it takes to escape? You know how escape rooms work, but perhaps not quite like this. Escape Leamington Spa’s fiendish live escape games have become so popular, there are now two locations and even more scenarios to choose from, so let’s give you a taste. Dare you experience the ultimate in close shaves in Demon Barber? Or explore the castle depths in Witchcraft & Wizardry to find the hidden magical components before the school bell rings?
You could be tasked with shutting down one of Al Capone's drinking dens in Prohibition’s 1920’s Chicago, or finding the antidote and saving your team from Contagion. Locked away in Seven Sea’ brig, can you escape your cell, break into the Captain’s chamber and steal the treasure? Glory and riches await! For the ultimate in teamwork, saddle up and ride out with Gold Rush, getting your team of outlaws into the Western Bank and defeating the challenges to escape with as much gold as possible before time runs out. For added fun bring two teams and pit up to ten players against each other!
This award winning living history museum is situated right in the heart of the historic town of Stratford upon Avon within a Grade II* listed historically significant building. Be immersed in living history, exploring Tudor streets and buildings peopled with colourful characters and traders. Interaction is key, from touchscreens and videos to navigate, feasts to sit at; a throne to perch on, and a four poster bed to lie on. You’ll experience what Tudor life felt and even smelled like! Try your hand at quill writing in the school room, take part in a written witch trial, but be careful- will you end up in the stocks?
Owned and run by husband and wife team Janet and John Ford, the quirky museum and its dedicated team of actors and enthusiasts keep the emphasis on the personal. Enthralling historical facts are brought to life with touches of humour, showing the "unexpurgated" side of Tudor life with cartoons and jokes, as well as famous figures like Shakespeare and Good Queen Bess. Also running the Walking tour with William Shakespeare and Tudor ghost tours, this personable attraction doesn’t shy away from the hysterical side of history.
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