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Discover things to do during May half term in Warwickshire

Art workshops, family activities and the chance to see behind-the-scenes of Antiques Roadshow will keep families entertained across the May half term holidays.

Members of Shakespeare’s England are offering a whole host of unique activities to keep children and parents entertained during the break.

At Compton Verney the hit BBC show Antiques Roadshow will be offering the chance to have family treasure valued with free admission to the grounds for a sneak peak behind the scenes of the show on Sunday, July 2.

Along with the Green Dwellings art installation where families can make their own dwelling, learn how to camouflage themselves, try birdwatching, foraging for wild food and botanical dying workshops there’s lots going on across the 120 acres of parkland and at the historic manor house.

Children can try out a potential future career in car designing during the British Motor Museum’s Designer Week with tales of famous designers, the family trail and the opportunity to design their own car.

There’s more arts and crafts happening across Warwick this May half term, with Market Hall Museum’s Inventors and Innovators events teaching children how to be modern day inventors and the Arty Tots sessions where under-5s can create their own mythical creatures.

More art activities are taking place in Stratford with the return of the Discover, Gather, Give festival where over 40 award-winning artists will showcase their work and workshops will be available for both children and adults on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Here is the full list and details of events:

Helen Peters, chief executive of Shakespeare’s England the Destination Management Organisation for South Warwickshire, said: “As always, this May half term there’s plenty to do in Warwickshire with Shakespeare’s England members offering a whole range of unique activities and exclusive offers.

“There’s some really exciting things happening across the region such as Antiques Roadshow coming to film at Compton Verney, so we’re thrilled that our members will be in the national spotlight and that visitors can get involved in possibly having their family treasure valued.

“There’s also some really wonderful offers and deals from members during the half term, with Stratford Park Hotel offering some real bargains! We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to the region to enjoy these events and offers.”

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