The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Warwickshire Edition

Category: Feb Half Term

7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend

23 Feb 2017

Spring is in the air as Half Term draws to an end. This week sees a particularly cheery mix of roots and reggae, a family rave, pancakes, theatre, music and art. Enjoy.

RSC Writer & Director Talk: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford, Wed March 1 

Director Justin Audibert (Jew of Malta) and writer Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig will be offering a fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes creative process of Chinese fable Snow in Midsummer from the rehearsal room to design choices and characterisation.

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See This: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)

22 Feb 2017

Who believes in nonsense? Anyone with an absurdist, Monty Python-esque sense of humour – adults and children – will absolutely love this.

Adapted from Edward Lear’s 1871 nonsense poem into a story, by no other than Eric Idle, it’s a whole lotta fun.

The Belgrade’s Artistic Director Hamish Glen brings this zippy new family-friendly musical for ages 6+, to life on the B2 stage for its UK premiere in Coventry – where co-incidentally the Monty Pythons first performed live on stage in 1971 with three sell-out shows. 

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Feb Half Term Fun: Indoors & Active

20 Feb 2017

Want to get the kids off their devices but stay indoors to keep out of the cold? As trampolining looks like becoming Britain’s new fitness craze more than 120 Trampoline Parks have sprung up across the UK. Here’s 5 of the best from across Warwickshire and the surrounding areas.

Young adrenaline seekers can also let off steam trying to master a new adventure sport at nearby climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, Tamworth’s Snowdome and indoor skate-parks.

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Half Term Survival Kit: Part 1

16 Feb 2017

Don’t despair as you’re chasing the kids round the house after your mop.  Take a deep breath, grab your iPad/phone and here’s your survival guide…12 cool things to do with the kids this Half Term in Warwickshire and beyond:

1. Sculpting the Museum, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until March 25

“No don’t climb on it – it’s art!” But it looks so tempting!

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Half Term Muddy Guide: The Best 8 Day Trips

13 Feb 2017

Didn’t quite make it to the ski slopes this half term? Nope, me neither! But who cares, for we have delights aplenty in Warwickshire and not just out on our doorstep. Here are great 8 options if you fancy a day trip out:

Warwick Castle

From the Horrible Histories Maze to The Mighty Trebuchet there’s loads for children to see and do this half-term. They can also dress up as a little princess in The Princess Tower or muster up the courage to enter the scary Castle Dungeon (too scary for me!).

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