The May Day bank holiday weekend is fast approaching, providing us all with an opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous springtime weather and indulge in some May Day fun. Warwickshire is a beautiful destination throughout spring, and makes for a great May Day stop, not only because of the picturesque scenery but due to the amazing list of activities there is to take part in. So, if you’re planning on stopping by Warwickshire for a bank holiday with a difference, check out our list of top ways you can celebrate May Day in our home county.
Explore local history
If you or anyone in your family is a bit of a history buff, then a day trip to Warwick Castle is a must-do during your visit. From exploring the castle’s historic grounds, to enjoying eagle shows, bowman displays and a fireball spectacular, both kids and adults will have a blast (quite literally!).
Spend, spend, spend at the May Fair
If you’ve just been paid ahead of the May bank holiday, then a trip down to Fargo Village in Coventry will make for a great day out. Peruse the various craft market stalls, or be inspired by the craft demonstrations. Treat your children with a bird of prey display, and make the most of the great music, performances and delicious food available.
Get out and enjoy the sunshine
If the sun is out on Saturday 30th April, make sure you treat you and your family with a visit to Warwick’s Hill Close Gardens, where flamboyant May Day celebrations will be taking place. From exploring the stunning floral gardens and nurseries, to enjoying a performance of maypole dancing, there’s going to be a whole host of things to do and see.
Enjoy afternoon tea
Many people (both local and from afar) enjoy wandering around our gardens and neighbouring park, but all that walking can leave you feeling peckish. Satiate any hunger pangs with one of our many afternoon tea options, which can feature a variety of themes, ranging from the classic afternoon tea with delicate sandwiches and sweet treats, to a princess tea party that’s perfect for your little ones.
Sleep in a breathtaking location
Nestled deep within the Warwickshire county, Coombe Abbey Hotel not only provides captivating countryside views but also enchanting bed chambers that’ll leave you wishing you never had to leave. Bathe in a clawfoot bath, fall into a deep sleep in one of our luxury four-poster beds, and revel in our mediaeval opulence.
If this has got you inspired for a May Day break like no other, make sure you stop by Coombe Abbey. Whether you fancy a bite to eat in our lovely restaurant, or wish to enjoy an overnight stay in our luxury chambers, we can’t wait to have you over.
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