With the summer holidays fast approaching, it’s the right time to start planning your summertime activities. And if you’re thinking of making a trip to Warwickshire, you’ll be well and truly spoilt for choice. From watersports to historical days out, the list is endless. To help with your planning, we’ve put together a list of the best ways to spend your summer holidays in Warwickshire. Enjoy!
On Saturday 19th August, we’ll be opening up our beautiful Marquee for a summery Pimm’s Afternoon Tea. From 3pm, you’ll be treated to refreshing glasses of Pimm’s cocktail, full to the brim with the classic addition of fruits and cucumber. Alongside this tipple, you’ll be able to enjoy freshly prepared finger sandwiches, pastries, scones and a selection of miniature cakes.
Plus, once you’ve had your fill of delicious treats, you’ll be able to peruse a selection of jewellery, homeware and accessory stalls – the perfect end to a perfect day.
If the summer heat is getting too much, make sure you make the brief journey to Draycote Water, which is just outside of Rugby. Throughout the summer, you can take part in a number of fun and thrilling water sports, including windsurfing and sailing – perfect for staying cool! If being in the water isn’t really your thing, you can enjoy a 5-mile walk around the reservoir, where you’ll be greeted by the neighbouring alpacas and sheep.
For those of you who love animals and insects, a trip to the wonderfully wild Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon is a must. Be amongst the fluttering butterflies in the tropical Flight Area, or if you’re feeling really brave, head over to the Minibeast Metropolis where spiders and scorpions can be seen. Plus, if the British weather lets us down, the heated rooms will leave you feeling like you’re in the middle of the Amazon.
Fancy a day of history and heritage? Make sure you head over to Kenilworth Castle, where you can explore the ruins of this spectacular mediaeval and tudor castle. Climb up the ancient stairs of the towers and gaze across the magnificent Warwickshire landscape, as many lords and ladies would’ve done in the 12th Century. Once you’ve had your fill of the castle, make sure you take some time to wander through the beautiful neighbouring gardens – they’re in full bloom over the summer months.
Finally, after relaxing in our Coombe Abbey Hotel, why don’t you and your family enjoy a stroll around Coombe Abbey Park. With a kids park, picnic areas and breathtaking forestry to explore, this is a great place to enjoy a sunny summer’s day. Plus, it’s dog friendly, so make sure you bring along your four-legged chum, too.
Ready for summer? We hope our guide has given you plenty to get excited about. And remember, if you need a place to stay be sure to book an evening in our beautiful hotel.
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