Summer Holiday Fun Across Warwickshire

The Summer Holidays are now well and truly in swing and the routine of the school day probably seems like a distant memory…

Luckily there is plenty of summer fun to be had with lots still going on in and around Warwickshire to keep all the family entertained and stave off boredom. 

From tea parties to sword fighting and everything in-between – here’s our pick of the best events for the second half of August to really make the most of the summer break:

1. The Battle of Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth Castle

The Battle of Kenilworth Castle. Summer fun in Warwickshire

Journey back to medieval England, to a time when war and rebellion divide the realm. The King faces uprisings across the land and his revolting nobles hold a vital weapon – the mighty Kenilworth Castle!

You can watch brave knights on horseback and meet characters from the past. Find out all about the powerful weapons used centuries ago, and even have-a-go at archery and other hands-on medieval activities.

An action-packed day that will really bring history to life!

Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August
11am – 5pm

Find out more here.

2. Summer Science Shows – ‘In a pickle over petrol!’, British Motor Museum

Summer fun science show at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire

Join the British Motor Museum’s ‘mad scientists’ Professor Pickle and Doctor Pumpkin in their Science Show and discover why they are ‘In a pickle over petrol!’

A fun-filled show perfect for any budding scientists!

Wednesday 14th, 21st and 28th August
11.45am and 2.15pm

Find out more here.

3. Tea In The Park, Compton Verney

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

Take your friends and family along to Compton Verney for a garden party with a difference! Celebrate the current exhibition and the long summer days in the Park.

A timetable of workshops and family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day.

Children can dive down the Rabbit Hole and join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where they’ll meet Alice and her friends and hear her story, completing tasks along the way!

Sunday 18th August
11am – 5pm

Find out more here.

4. Jacobean Storytelling, Hall’s Croft

Hall's Croft Attraction in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Relax in the tranquil garden and listen to the stories of the horse with the glass eye, the cat that visited Hall’s Croft, the mouse that met Master Hall and much more.

Plus, don’t miss the fabulous family trail that brings the house to life with extra puzzles and a treasure hunt for children of all ages. 

16th and 17th August
30th and 31st August
12pm – 4pm

Find out more here.

5. Shakespaws Day, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

External View of Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Warwickshire

One for families with a furry member!

Celebrate National Dog Day in the beautiful historic gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Bring your dog, a picnic and join in the fun with plenty of activities for your furry friends to enjoy.

24th August
11am – 4pm

Find out more here.

All the attractions above and many more besides are included in The Explorer Pass – the Official Sightseeing Pass for Shakespeare’s England helping you to discover more of the fantastic attractions in the region and enjoy a summer of fun across Warwickshire.

You can find out more about the Explorer Pass here.