Exclusive offers, special events and a taste of local produce will take place across the region to help promote Warwickshire and celebrate English Tourism Week.

Members of Shakespeare’s England are offering a whole host of discounts exclusively for Warwickshire locals to encourage them to visit tourist attractions, restaurants and shops in the region.

English Tourism Week is organised annually to promote domestic tourism and get locals to explore their area from Saturday, March 30 till Sunday, April 7.

Ahead of this year’s celebration of tourism, businesses in South Warwickshire are hoping to encourage locals to visit the attractions that they might not otherwise get out to.

Shakespeare’s England will be helping to promote the celebrations with Tudor Rose coffee stencils which they will be distributing free of charge to local coffee shops in Warwickshire in partnership with Warwick District Council.

The Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for South Warwickshire will also be promoting the week with a special Instagram competition where businesses can submit their snaps of their Tudor Rose coffees for a chance to win 2 Explorer passes, providing free entry to the top tourist attractions in the region.

Helen Peters, chief executive of Shakespeare’s England, said: “English Tourism Week helps to promote the region to domestic tourists and it is the perfect way for locals to get involved and visit the attractions in their area.

“Our members provide such wonderful offerings for tourists visiting the area all year round but English Tourism Week focuses on promoting the attractions to locals who might not otherwise think to visit certain attractions in their area.

“It’ll be great to see more locals getting involved in domestic tourism and visiting the places that are just on their doorstep so we’re excited to see so many of Shakespeare’s England members getting involved in the Tourism Week celebrations!”

For those looking to sample a taste of the local area, the Arden Hotel’s A Taste of Stratford Afternoon Tea promotes local produce and the history of the town, while the traditional Sparkling Afternoon Tea at Mallory Court Hotel and Spa offers a complimentary glass of English sparkling wine with food produced using ingredients from their own gardens to help celebrate their locally-grown produce.

Go Cotswolds Day Tours – a fantastic opportunity for visitors to experience the real English countryside on Sunday, March 31, Wednesday, April 3, Friday, April 5 and Sunday, April 7 along with the monthly Purity Brewery and Pub Tour on Saturday April 6 which gives locals and visitors alike the chance to sample award-winning beers and delicious homemade food, while also visiting some traditional English pubs in the Cotswolds. More details and booking at www.gocotswolds.co.uk.

A new Doggy Day Out Trail in Warwick Town Centre is being launched during English Tourism Week to promote the dog-friendly businesses with a social media competition to win pooch prizes for those who complete the full trail.

Glamping under the stars is an ever-popular weekend getaway and pods at Wootton Park now include an outdoor BBQ, fire pit, hot tub and a brand-new pizza oven with those booking during English Tourism Week receiving a 10% discount on stays in their four glamping pods as another discount exclusive to the tourism celebrations.

The launch of The Farm in Stratford coincides with English Tourism Week on Saturday, April 6 and will be showcasing a range of locally sourced produce which has been gathered from within a 30-mile radius and homegrown vegetables from its market garden.

A brand-new all-action show at Warwick Castle, the UK’s biggest Bird of Prey show, will feature up to 70 high flying Birds of Prey take flight in an all-action, dynamic display of aerial acrobatics launching on April 6 as one of the newest events at one of the UK’s top attractions.

Here is the full list and details of events:

For more suggestions on places to visit in Warwickshire for English Tourism Week https://shakespeares-england.co.uk/

English Tourism Week poster

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