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There are so many exciting things to see and do this summer for all the family in Shakespeare’s England! Take time to explore this stunning county which was recently crowned the only UK destination to appear in the Lonely Planet Best in Europe 2016 list this summer.

Discover where the world’s greatest playwright was educated and inspired by his first theatrical experiences at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. Take your place in a live Tudor lesson sitting where he would have learned Latin and other subjects.

Kenilworth Castle celebrates 750 years since the longest siege in English history. A whole summer of events culminates in the late August bank holiday weekend with medieval pageantry and celebration with events held in Abbey Fields.  Meet King Henry III as he prepares his men for the siege whilst living history displays will help send you back in time.

Visit the newly refurbished British Motor Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of historical British cars.  This summer the Museum celebrates the British car with weekly workshops and a festival of art and science activities on Sunday 31 July.

A must for your diary is the free annual Stratford River Festival which is on 2 & 3 July with a Craft Market, Family and Charity Zone, climbing wall and entertainment. See dozens of brightly painted barges and on the Saturday evening enjoy a firework finale.

Family entertainment during Warwick Folk Festival from 21 – 24 July includes the ever-popular Panic Circus, Wyld Thyngz forest school, children’s Morris dance workshops, lantern making and walk about theatre!

Camper Calling is a new family festival at Ragley Hall from 26 – 28 August featuring craft workshops, campfire tales, tea dances, music, street food, AüguztFest with a live Oomph Band and a fun fair!

For a mediaeval experience visit Warwick Castle and stay overnight in the new Knight’s Village set in the wooded 64-acre estate from just £40 per person plus get a second day at the Castle for free!

Take advantage of a new package from Ettington Chase Hotel with the British Motor Museum. Accelerate to a Mini Brake which includes dinner, bed & breakfast for two people including tickets to the Museum for £125 or £185 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (under 12).

Choose from a 2 or 3 night break at Ardencote which includes use of the leisure facilities, Family Games Zone, 3 course dinner on the first night, English breakfast plus 4 x FREE tickets to Warwick Castle (2 Adults & 2 Children). A 2 night break costs £295 per family and a 3 night break costs £395 per family.

Why not browse What’s On and Things To Do for lots of other suggestions to keep you and the family occupied over the summer holidays – whatever the weather.

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