Bank Holiday weekend fun

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A great range of events will provide family fun over the August bank holiday weekend in Warwickshire.

The Imagineering Fair at Coventry Airport includes hands-on activities with robots and flight simulators. Visitors can also view a collection of classic aircraft. Tickets, which are valid for all three days, cost £20 for a family of four.

Mary Arden’s Farm hosts a traditional Tudor Hiring Fair from 10am to 5pm with games, music and dancing, and a hog roast.

The Warwickshire & West Midlands Game Fair, including arena displays, a craft fair and over 150 trade stands is taking place at Ragley Hall. 

On Sunday and Monday from 11 to 5pm the public can experience Kenilworth Castle under Norman attack.

Camping and farmyard fun is to be found at Hatton Country World with entertainment including a children’s disco and a ‘bouncing barnyard’.

At Stoneleigh Abbey on Sunday visitors can walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen, when she visited the Abbey in 1806, on a guided tour of the State Rooms at 1pm.

The One Elm in Stratford is offering a ‘Rain Cheque’ over the weekend. If you have a main course and it is raining the restaurant will offer you a starter or pudding free of charge.

At Compton Verney on August 28 and 29, among other creative and natural attractions, visitors can help Laura Ellen Bacon create a giant web.

At Warwick Castle visitors can explore medieval living in the authentic encampment for only £10.66 each if tickets are booked online.

Drayton Manor Park has a new Ben 10: Ultimate Mission rollercoaster, an acrobatic dive show and Blue Mountain Engines in Thomasland.

Umberslade Farm Park’s English summer fete includes a welly-wanging championship, farmyard ferret racing and a ‘straw bar’.

For information and more events visit www.Shakespeare-Country.co.uk or call 01926 471329.