School Holiday Activities in Warwickshire

A whole host of activities for youngsters have been organised for the February half term at Warwickshire’s Country Parks. From celebrating Chinese New Year making frosty paper lanterns, through to making bird feeders ready for the Spring nesting season to help our feathered friends.logo

Maybe you fancy yourself as a bit of a Ray Mears? Have a go at building a shelter at Ryton on the 19th Feb. There will be a limited number of places available for all these events so book yours early to avoid disappointment.

For further information on any aspect of this holiday programme of fun, pick up a free Events Guide from any of our Country Park Visitor Centres or download your own copy from our website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/parks. Add some value to your outdoor life!

All events are listed daily on the website.

MONDAY 15 FEBRUARY
Woollen Wavening and Kingsbury Water Park
Drop in to try a simple weaving technique and create a lovely, colourful ‘God’s Eye’ to take home. Suitable for children aged 5 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: Drop in anytime between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.
Meet: The Information Centre.
Cost: £2.00 per child.

Mini-beast Hotels at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and find out about mini-beasts, see if you can find any and then have a go at making a mini-beast hotel with natural and recycled materials to take home for your garden. An event for children aged 3 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: The Visitor Centre.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY
Birdy Bistro at Kingsbury Water Park
Come along to make delicious food for the birds in your garden Be prepared to get messy! A family event.
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Meet: The Education Centre.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 01827 872660.

Frosty Winter Lanterns at Ryton Pools Country Park
Who needs a torch after dark? Come and make a willow frame and cover it with bright tissue and add some frosty decorations, then take it home and see your creation glow with your night light inside. An event for children aged 3 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: The Visitor Centre.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY
Dens and Marshmallows at Kingsbury Water Park
Join us to build a den from natural materials and then toast a few marshmallows over a small fire. An event for children aged 5 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult. Wear old clothes – you will get muddy and dirty!
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
Meet: The Education Centre.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 01827 872660.

Fantastic Felted Mini-Beast Workshop at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and make your favourite insect or mini-beast with felt artist, Ursula Westood. Learn this specialist craft and have lots of fun making felt with wood, soap and water! All resources and materials supplied. Visit www.ursulawestwood.com for more information about felt making.
Time: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: The Visitor Centre.
Cost: Adults £20.00, Children £10.00, Adult & Child £25.00.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

Fox Covert Shelters at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park
Join a Ranger to have a go at making a shelter using a range of tarps and natural materials. Experiment with different designs and chill out in the hammock. Learn a little about survival essentials and see if you can get a spark from the Ranger’s flint. Don’t forget to bring along some snacks to enjoy after all your hard work. An event for children aged 3 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: Ranger’s truck next to parking ticket machine.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

Toddler Trundle at Ryton Pools Country Park

THURSDAY 18 FEBRUARY
Wild Masks at Ryton Pools Country Park
Make some wild masks to conjure up fun, mystery, magic or menace by transforming yourself into something else. An event for children aged 3 years and above, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: The Visitor Centre.
Cost: £3.50 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY
Frosty February Survival Dens at Ryton Pools Country Park
Come and have some fun discovering how to design and build your own woodland shelter that’s camouflaged, big enough for your team and waterproof … ish! The Rangers will be on hand to provide tips, materials and help. When all the shelters are built we will light a small fire and toast some marshmallows. An event for children aged from 3 years, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Meet: The Visitor Centre.
Cost: £4.00 per child.
Booking essential – telephone 024 7630 5592.

WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY
Toddler Trundle at Ryton Pools Country Park

SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY
Snow and Soup at Hartshill Hayes Country Park
A 3-4 mile walk around Hartshill and Mancetter, taking in the views of four counties. We will warm up with soup and a roll on our return to the park.
Time: 10.30 a.m. to approx. 1.00 p.m.
Meet: Tea Kiosk.
Cost: Adults £4.50, Concessions £3.00, Family £12.00 (includes soup and roll).
Booking essential – telephone 01827 872660.

You can find out more about what’s going on in Country Parks on the Warwickshire Web: Warwickshire Country Parks