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Easter Things To Do

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We've put together a host of Easter activities for you for all the family. Here's what's going on in Warwickshire over the holidays.

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There's all sorts going on in Warwickshire over the Easter break - something for all the family, including grandma. From garden walks and Easter Egg hunts, to boat trips and free harp lessons. The choice is yours. (Check the weather forecast where you are)
 Ghost at Warwick Castle
One of the ghosts of the tower in Ghosts - Alive
1 April till end of October
Warwick Ghosts – Alive, Warwick Castle
The famously haunted Ghost Tower has been given a terrifying fear infusion and transformed into a spooky live action experience. Welcomed by the creepy doorman, guests enter through a sinister creaking door before the scary stuff begins.

See our exclusive feature behind the scenes with the ghosts with this Ghosts – Alive link.

Warwick Ghosts – Alive is screamingly good fun, but guests are advised that its scary content may make it unsuitable for children under 8 or anyone of a nervous disposition.

An additional charge of £2 applies.
Tel: 0870 442 2000

 
Horsey fun
 


 Riders
A whole day of horse fun at Warwick Riding School
5 - 12 April
Fundays at Warwickshire Riding School
A whole day of fun with horses including races and prize giving.
Tel: 01926 494313

7 April

Spring Gardens Stroll with Head Gardener at Charlecote Park, Warwick Tel: 01789 470277

8 April 10am-12 noon & 2pm-4pm 
Half Term for Families at Charlecote Park, Warwick Make Easter bunnies. Booking essential. £2 per child.
Tel: 01789 470277

8 April 1pm - 3pm
Egg-Citing Easter Activities, Hawkesbury Junction (Sutton Stop)
Make a crafty Easter gift for somebody in your family or treat yourself! Follow the clues in our Easter quiz to win an egg-cellent prize. Free, no booking required. Tel:024 7623 1306

 
A little bit of nature
 
 View of Coughton Court
The walled garden at Coughton Court
Mid - April
Bluebell Walks at Coughton Court
Walks over the River Avon and up into the woods, where over 200,000 bluebells make a spectacular sight.

Call for confirmation of dates
Tel: 01789 400777

10-12 April
Country Homes & Gardens Show at Ragley Hall
All about home interiors, home improvements, outdoor living, gardening, lifestyles and food and drink.
Tel: 01789 762090

11 April 1pm - 3pm
Jazztastic boat trip, Swan Lane Boatyard
Join the Mercia Dixieland Jazz band for an afternoon of jazz while cruising the canal on board the narrowboat "Coventrian". Cost £5, and booking essential. Tel: 024 7623 1306.

 Coombe Country Park
Beautiful Coombe Country Park
11 April 12 noon - 4pm
The Making of Charcoal, Coombe Country Park Spend time with a ranger finding out how he turns local wood into charcoal - you can even buy a bag to take home for your summer BBQs.

11–12 April
Beginnings of a Castle: Normans, at Kenilworth Castle
Step back in time and enjoy the skirmishes and skills of the 11th century. Fascinating displays of living history and weaponry.
Tel: 01926 852078

 
All things Bard
 
13-15 April
Shakespeare in Stratford
A short open-access course run jointly with Birmingham University, to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare. 
Contact Heather Down at the University.
Tel: 0121 414 3414

 Celtic harp
Learn to play the harp
16 April 9.30am - 4.30pm
Shakespeare’s Theatre
A study day at the Shakespeare Centre focusing on the Rose Theatre.

Cost: £25, £23 (senior citizens and students) £22 Friends of SBT.
Tel: 01789 201805

17-18 April
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Large Scale Model Rail Exhibition
Exhibition dedicated to the bigger scales and garden railways. Many large and impressive live steam layouts plus static and club displays.
Tel: 01926 614101


24 April 10am to 12noon (7 -16 year olds)
1.30pm to 4pm (adults)
Hands on Harps workshop
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
For anyone who would like the experience of playing the Celtic harp. Free


25 April 10am – 1pm
See it all!,Swan Lane Boatyard
Enjoy a guided walk with the Urban Rangers and return by boat. Learn about the canal, its history, the famous art trail ands much more. Bring the family!
Cost £5 adults, £2 children, including refreshments. Booking essential.
Tel: 024 7623 1306



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