Events Diary

What’s On in Warwick

Please click on the brochures below to see What’s On – thank you to Unlocking Warwick for sharing this with us. If you are organising an event you think will be of interest to visitors or local people, email the details to whatson@unlockingwarwick.org

Local Walks

Please see below three walks by Stephen Cross available to collect at the Visitor Information Centre


Warwick Ale Walk with Dave Fisher

Banish the Winter Blues with an Ale Trail in Warwick in the company of Blue Badge Tour Guide, Dave Fisher.
Dave has a series of walks commencing in November that will combine a gentle stroll through the streets of Warwick whilst drinking in (literally) stories about the people and places that have made this County town so popular. The walk will involve calling points at some of the most interesting venues in Warwick licensed to sell alcohol!.
‘Dave also leads pub walks in Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter and anybody interested in joining one of those can contact Dave direct-07725614068’

 

Walks 2017 – People and Places

Further to its successful introduction in 2016, registered Blue Badge Tour Guides Gary Millward, Peter Douce and Dave Fisher are emerging from their Winter hibernation to announce news of walks in Warwick throughout 2017.

The trio all live in the Heart Of England, based in Warwick, Kenilworth and Birmingham respectively.

The walk focuses on the people and places that have made the town of Warwick a must see for UK and overseas visitors alike and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Walking Tours commence in the centre of Warwick just outside the Tourist Information Centre on Jury Street 

The cost is just £8.00 for adults, and there is no charge for children under 12.

In order to reserve a place please visit Warwick Walks People and Places on Facebook.

Payment can also be made in person on the day of a walk.

 Trivia Trails 2017

Whether a visitor or local you will be amazed how much you observe and absorb on a fun quiz trail around Warwick town centre. The 90’ quiz trail takes you on a fascinating and informative walk past historic buildings, along quaint lanes and garden paths you probably would never have discovered on your own, whilst looking for clues to answer a mix of historical and observational questions, plus a couple of fun ones too.  Learning in a fun way!

Meet your Trivia Trail host at the appointed town centre venue for a short introduction before setting off in your group following directions on the quiz sheet, returning 90 minutes later for scoring and prizes, with the option of food and drinks.

Trivia Trails allow plenty of time to pack other activities into your schedule if only here for a day or two.  Also run in Stratford-upon-Avon. Perfect for visitors, families & friends, schools, team-building, hen parties and birthdays.

Book onto a scheduled quiz trail and enjoy some light-hearted competition, and private parties welcome from two up to 60+ guests (minimum of £50.00), seven days a week at a time to suit.  60′ shorter trail available.  Wheelchair, pushchair and dog-friendly route options included in trail.

Adults: £10.00;  Child aged 9-16: £3.00;  Child aged 0-8: Free.

Book by telephone or email.  By mobile if on the day.

Contact: jane@triviatrails.co.uk / 07718 574544.

Visit www.triviatrails.co.uk for full details.

  • Warwick’s King James I Festival

    Commemorating the 400 year anniversary of the visit to Warwick by King James I, the town attractions have teamed up to produce a series of events to celebrate the occasion over the weekend of 3-5 Nov,  2017.

    On Friday November 3, the Lord Leycester Hospital in the Great Hall will recreate the Grand Banquet put on by the Town of Warwick in the Kings honour.  It won’t be the three day event of four hundred years ago but it will be a lavish, extravagant evening.  A limited number of tickets will be on sale starting September 4! On Saturday afternoon the Lord Leycester Courtyard and Great Hall will come alive with eating and drinking, music and dancing.
    TICKETS: To book your ticket for the 3 NOV Banquet  call 01926 491422 between 9 and 5 or email info@lordleycester.com .  Individual Tickets are £75; if you are able to book a group of six or more we will offer tickets at £55 per person; and if you book for a group of ten  or more tickets will cost £50 per person. This price includes drinks, four course meal and entertainment until 12 pm.

    Warwick Castle

    To celebrate the anniversary of King James I’s visit to Warwick, the History Team will be delivering talks about King James I and his influence on Warwick Castle.
    These 15 minute talks will include and insight into King James I as a person, his rule and power over England and also the reasons behind his gifting of the Castle to the Greville family.
    Book tickets now!

    Market Hall Museum
    • Dragons and Lions can be found on James 1st coat of arms but what would be on yours? Come and find out, and design and take home, your own coat of arms shield.
    • Meet our Time Traveller from 1617 and discover what life was like back then.
    • Help get Guy Fawkes dressed for the bonfire at Warwick Racecourse by making a piece of patchwork for him to wear.

    Event runs from 10.30am – 3.00pm, £2.50 per child, FREE for Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Supporters (I.D required). No need to book, just drop in.
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    St Mary’s Church

    Come to St Mary’s to hear about the intriguing friendship of King James I and Fulke Greville – poet, dramatist, statesman, Earl of Warwick and custodian of the castle. How the King James Bible commissioned by James I in 1604, became a text that has radically influenced the English-speaking world, shaping how we think, speak, live and love. Take the opportunity to see the town firework display, from the top of the tower an incredible view by day, an even more special night time experience, with drinks & canape’s beforehand. Sunday services will feature choral music enjoyed by King James himself.
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    Warwick Racecourse

    Four hundred years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. They wanted to kill King James and the King’s leaders. In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that people of England should have a great bonfire! This year, Warwick Town Bonfire will be held at Warwick Racecourse on 4th November! The gates open at 5pm, so come and enjoy the hot refreshments and children’s fun area with bouncy castles. The bonfire and fireworks display will begin at 6.30pm.
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    Carols at Warwick Castle

    16th December 2017

    Carols at the Castle is a popular charity event held in the magnificent grounds of Warwick Castle on Saturday 16th December 2017. The spectacular event held annually in the dramatic surroundings of Warwick Castle is a highlight of the festive calendar and raises funds for many local causes.

    It is expected that the evening will be enjoyed by a capacity crowd of 2,500 people so it is advisable to book early. Last year’s event sold out well in advance and record funds were raised for local charities.