Warwickshire School Holidays 2019: Things to do, activities and ideas
The best time to create memories as a family is when school’s out and you can gather the whole gang together. Avoid the stress of last-minute planning and get prepared early! Check out when exactly the Warwickshire school holidays are this year and have a look at our list of the top most viewed Warwickshire attractions on our site - hopefully, your next big family day out will jump out at you from the suggestions.
Warwickshire School Holiday Dates
- Term Starts: 3rd September 2019
- Autumn Term: 3rd September - 20th December 2019
- October Half Term: 28th October - 1st November 2019
- Christmas Holidays: 23rd December - 3rd January 2020
- Spring Term: 6th January 2020 - 3rd April 2020
- February Half Term: 17th February - 21st February 2020
- Easter Holidays: 6th April - 17th April 2020
- Summer Term: 20th April 2020 - 17th July 2020
- May Half Term: 25th May - 29th May 2020
- Summer Holidays: 20th July - 1st September 2020
Top Things to do in the Warwickshire School Holidays
Twycross Zoo, Atherstone
If you love animals, there’s no better zoo in the region than Twycross Zoo. There you can see over 500 animals of more than 150 species, including the biggest collection of monkeys and apes in the Western World.
Even if you’ve been to Twycross Zoo before, it’s worth coming by this spring to see its newest resident - the critically endangered Eastern Black Rhino. The majestic female is moving in the Easter Warwickshire school holiday, shortly followed by her male companion. Don’t miss your chance to be amongst the first people to see these wonderful, rare creatures at Twycross Zoo.
Warwick Castle, Warwick
For the perfect history-inspired day out, take your young knights and princesses to the glorious Warwick Castle. A spellbinding experience awaits the whole family with attractions including the Horrible Histories Maze and King Arthur’s mythical Dragon Tower.
If you decide to visit Warwick Castle during the Warwickshire school holidays, chances are that a special special event will be taking place. One of our favourites is the epic Wars of the Roses Live! - jousting, stunt riding and fearless knights in action; we’re excited already!
Hatton Adventure World, Warwick
Love farmyard fun? Hatton Adventure World is the right attraction for you to visit! Whether your little ones want to have a go at hand-milking a cow, riding a tractor, or picking their own fruits and veggies (depending on the season), they’ll have the chance to experience what life on the farm is like.
With outdoor attractions ranging from a tots’ area to a survival course for the 8-13-year-olds, you won’t have any problem entertaining everyone, even if you’ve got kids of different ages. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for special events. You wouldn't want to miss the goat races, would you?
Plantasia Atherstone, Atherstone
Love mazes? In our experience, wandering around, getting lost and finally finding your way around a maze is always a good laugh. If you agree with us, you’d be thrilled to learn that Plantasia Atherstone is home to UK’s largest collection of permanent mazes. Each of the 6 hedge mazes is inspired by a different country, so you’ll be having your own journey around the world in a day!
Of course, Plantasia Atherstone is a fun place to visit for animal lovers, as well. Lots of your farm favourites live there, including alpacas, Kune Kune pigs, Shetland ponies, and more. Plus, there’s a Treetop Trail with stunning views to explore.
The MAD Museum, Stratford upon Avon
From Belle’s dad, Maurice, to Hiro Hamada from Big Hero 6, crazy inventors have always brought something magnificently quirky to the magical world of childhood. Provoke your kids’ imaginations during the Warwickshire school holidays with some extraordinary real-life inventions at the MAD Museum in Stratford.
At UK’s only mechanical arts museum, you’ll find robotic birds, sand pictures, 3D faces and over 50 crackers contraptions. You’ll have a go at building your own run on the wall, as well. By the time you leave, you will have turned into a mad scientists!
We hope we’ve given you enough inspiration to kick-start your Warwickshire school holidays with a few exciting experiences. If you want to discover some more great family days out near you, just search for you postcode on Day Out With The Kids and see what comes up.
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