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The Falconers Quest

6th April-31st October 2019

Venue: Warwick Castle

Website: www.warwick-castle.com

Let your imagination soar in the UK’s biggest bird of prey show The Falconer’s Quest. Search the skies overhead as up to 70 high flying Birds of Prey take to the skies in this all-action, dynamic...

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The Tea Sensorium

6th July-22nd September 2019

Time: 11am-5pm

Venue: Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park

Address: CV35 9HZ

Website: www.comptonverney.org.uk

Take part in a range of creative and multisensory activities inspired by the current exhibition; explore a variety of teas through your sense of smell and design your own tea ware inspired by the exhibition....

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Birmingham Heritage Week: Soho Rooftop Tours

4th-19th September 2019

Time: Tours: 11.30am, 1 and 2.30pm

Venue: Soho House

Website: www.birminghammusuems.org.uk

Take a tour up to the roof of Soho House to take in the panoramic views of the local area. Explore the elegant Georgian home of Birmingham's foremost industrialist Matthew Boulton and the meeting...

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Made @ MAC: Family Fun at MAC

4th September-3rd November 2019

Time: 9am-9pm

Venue: mac Midlands Art Centre

Website: www.macbirmingham.co.uk

A lively course programme reflects MAC’s widely respected family-friendly credentials and offers a wide range of courses that families can take part in together.  This exhibition showcases some of these...

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Book Magic

8th September-13th October 2019

Time: 2-3pm

Venue: Leamington Spa Library

Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

Free family fun for children of all ages and their accompanying adults. Stories and crafts: a different theme every week. T: 0300 555 8171.

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Great Expectations

11th-29th September 2019

Time: Various times

Venue: The Attic Theatre

Address: CV37 6YY

Website: www.theattictheatre.co.uk

The classic novel by Charles Dickens follows the life of Pip. A young boy who helps a convict escape from prison. As he grows up he is informed that an unknown benefactor has paid to make Pip a gentlemen...

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Heritage Open Day 2019 Tours

13th-22nd September 2019

Time: Various times

Venue: The Albany Theatre

Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

Guided Tours of The Albany Theatre as part of Heritage Open Days. Book your place on one of the Heritage Open Day tours. Have a glimpse into the world of a working theatre, learn the history of an Art...

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Chatterbooks: 8 to 11-year-olds

17th September-24th August 2019

Time: 3.45-4.45pm

Venue: Southam Library

Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

Book talk, fun games and crafts for 8 to 11-year-olds. Third Tuesday of the month. See website for more details. T: 0300 555 8171.

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BRB - Mixed Programme

19th-21st September 2019

Time: 2, 2.30 and 7.30pm

Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome

Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Birmingham Royal Ballet is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the multi-award-winning Ballet Black, a company dedicated to increasing diversity in ballet, founded and directed by...

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Kenilworth Arts Festival

19th-28th September 2019

Venue: Kenilworth. Various Locations.

Website: www.kenilworthartsfestival.co.uk

Kenilworth Arts is an annual, multi-genre festival. The festival takes place over 10 days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions held in various venues around the historic town of Kenilworth,...

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Nature Tots at Brandon Marsh - Bugs That Go Bump

19th September 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at Brandon Marsh. These sessions start with fifteen...

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Nature Tots at Parkridge - Bugs That Go Bump

20th September 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: The Parkridge Centre, Solihull,

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at The Parkridge Centre. The session starts with...

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Minecraft Castle Building

21st-22nd September 2019

Time: Workshops at 10, 11.15am, 12.30, 2.15, 3.30 and 4.45pm.

Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

For the Minecraft fans in your family Kenilworth Castle is mixing up the ancient and modern with a second season of the popular castle building workshops, curated by their expert cube construction friends...

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Music Making Day

21st September 2019

Venue: Warwick Hall

Website: www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

A fun day of music making and workshops for any child in the Warwickshire area in Years 4-7, culminating in a short performance at 3pm. To book a free place please contact Louise Sharp, l.sharp@warwickschool.org or...

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Autumn Foraging Workshop

22nd September 2019

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: Ryton Pools Country Park

Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Experience the Warwickshire hedgerows in a way that most people miss: the treasures hidden under every leaf and around the next corner. Discover the lost art of foraging: How to identify, harvest and cook...

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Fun in The Park

22nd September 2019

Time: 11am-5pm

Venue: Tudor Grange Park

Website: www.solihull.gov.uk

The annual charity fundraising event returns. You can look forward to the display of Classic Cars and the Dog Show which have become family favourites. As usual there will be demonstrations and activities...

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Harvest Festival

22nd September 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Sarehole Mill

Website: www.birminghammusuems.org.uk

A celebration of the harvest in cooperation with Let's Feed Brum. T: 0121 348 8160.

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Memories are Made of This

24th-25th September 2019

Time: 2.30 and 7.30pm

Venue: The Core Theatre

Website: www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk

This fast moving, roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, will be a show you are sure to remember. Over 160 amazing costumes, a touch of humour...

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BMAG Babies

25th September 2019

Time: 10.30 and 11.30am.

Venue: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Website: www.birminghammusuems.org.uk

Come along for one of the Museum's regular on gallery early years stay and play session. Creative, interactive and sensory play and fun with colours, textures and sounds. Designed for babies and toddlers...

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Giselle

25th-28th September 2019

Time: 2, 2.30 and 7.30pm

Venue: Birmingham Hippodrome

Website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com

Giselle stands alongside Coppélia and Swan Lake as one of the most celebrated 19th-century ballets. David Bintley and Galina Samsova’s exquisite production stays true to the spirit and steps of...

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Family Bat Night

26th September 2019

Time: 6-7.30pm

Venue: Ufton Fields

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Learn lots of exciting facts about bats and use a bat detector on a short walk around the wood to hear their ultrasonic calls and spot them flying around. This is a unique way to discover this wonderful...

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Nature Tots at Brandon Marsh - Natures Fairies 

26th September 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at Brandon Marsh. These sessions start with fifteen...

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Chatterbooks: 8 to 11-year-olds

27th September-24th August 2019

Time: 4-5pm

Venue: Lillington Library

Website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries

Book talk, fun games and crafts for 8 to 11-year-olds. Last Friday of the month. See website for more details. T: 0300 555 8171.

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Nature Tots at Parkridge - Natures Fairies

27th September 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: The Parkridge Centre, Solihull,

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at The Parkridge Centre. The session starts with...

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Top Dog Film Festival

27th September 2019

Venue: Royal Spa Centre

Website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk

The Top Dog Film Festival presents a cinematic celebration, honouring the bond between dogs and their people. This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational...

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Minecraft Castle Building

28th-29th September 2019

Time: Workshops at 10, 11.15am, 12.30, 2.15, 3.30 and 4.45pm.

Venue: Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden

Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk

For the Minecraft fans in your family Kenilworth Castle is mixing up the ancient and modern with a second season of the popular castle building workshops, curated by their expert cube construction friends...

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Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT British Championships 2019

28th-29th September 2019

Venue: Arena Birmingham

Website: www.arenabham.co.uk

Bring your own future Olympians to be amazed as the gymnasts wow the crowds as they soar through the air in a bid to fulfil their dreams of becoming British champion. With exciting up and coming talent...

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Women's Work in the Jewellery Quarter

28th September 2019

Time: 12.15-1.15pm

Venue: Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Website: www.birminghammusuems.org.uk

Come along for a tour and learn about the work undertaken by women from the late 1800’s until the 1980’s and the many vitally important jobs that women worked, from working in the office to manual...

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Hey Diddle Diddle 

29th September 2019

Time: 11.30am and 2.30pm

Venue: mac Midlands Art Centre

Website: www.macbirmingham.co.uk

A hilarious adventure filled with music and puppetry. When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play. Stay up late with flying cows, jazzy cats and runaway...

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Horse of the Year Show

2nd-6th October 2019

Venue: The NEC, Birmingham

Website: www.hoys.co.uk

Horse of the Year Show celebrates the end of the competitive season by crowning the Champions of the most prestigious National Showing Championships. Most HOYS competitors will have qualified and stood...

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Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

3rd October 2019

Time: 6-8.45pm

Venue: Birmingham Back to Backs

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Enjoy a tour of the Back to Backs in the atmospheric glow of Candlelight. Booking essential. Children welcome but must have their own ticket. T: 03442491895.

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Candoco Dance Company

3rd October 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre

Website: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Candoco Dance Company created a sensation last year when its contemporary dancers performed to over 10 million people on Strictly Come Dancing. This renowned company of disabled and non-disabled dancers...

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Nature Tots at Brandon Marsh - Storytime in the Woods 

3rd October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at Brandon Marsh. These sessions start with fifteen...

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The Scarecrow's Wedding

3rd-4th October 2019

Time: Various Times

Venue: The Albany Theatre

Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

A heart-warming and award-winning adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s enchantingly hilarious family favourite. This epic love story promises wit, drama and wedding bells! Packed with live...

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Nature Tots at Parkridge - Storytime in the Woods

4th October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: The Parkridge Centre, Solihull,

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at The Parkridge Centre. The session starts with...

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Festival of Voices

5th October 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: Bridgehouse Theatre and Warwick Hall

Website: www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

The fourth Festival of Voices, rejoicing in the sheer variety of choral music in and around Warwickshire. Once again, Divertimento will be joined by six very different groups, each showcasing their own...

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Apple Day

6th October 2019

Time: 11am-4pm

Venue: Blakesley Hall

Website: www.birminghammusuems.org.uk

Blakesley Hall's annual celebration of the apple with garden trails about the Blakesley Apple Trees.  Find out about the history of the apple, how it was used in Tudor times and take part in the Apple...

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Apple Day

6th October 2019

Time: 10am-2.30pm

Venue: Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Celebrate the wonders of this fruit and taste some freshly pressed apple juice. Prepare, mill and press apples. Explore the tastes of different varieties of apple and the juice made from them . Play apple...

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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

6th October 2019

Time: 2pm

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre

Website: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Sing-a-long-a Productions, producers of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-long-a Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest...

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Wildlife Watch After School Club - Pizza Making

7th October 2019

Time: 3.45-5pm

Venue:  Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Running monthly on Mondays. The sessions are aimed at children aged 4 years and up, but younger siblings are welcome, adults must accompany their children unless they are 8 years and over. Please be aware...

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Wild Home School - Brilliant Birds

8th October 2019

Time: 2-3pm

Venue:  Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Wild Home School sessions, happen every second Tuesday of the month. With each session varying between a mix of curriculum focused activities, bushcraft and nature based activities. Each session you'll...

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Candlelit Tours of the Back to Backs

10th October 2019

Time: 6-8.45pm

Venue: Birmingham Back to Backs

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Enjoy a tour of the Back to Backs in the atmospheric glow of Candlelight. Booking essential. Children welcome but must have their own ticket. T: 03442491895.

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Nature Tots at Brandon Marsh - Tweet Tweet Tweet

10th October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at Brandon Marsh. These sessions start with fifteen...

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Nature Tots at Parkridge - Tweet Tweet Tweet

11th October 2019

Time: 10.30am-12noon and 1.30-3pm

Venue: The Parkridge Centre, Solihull,

Website: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

Nature Tots aims to encourage an early interest in wildlife. With this in mind, we hold activities outdoors, in the natural surroundings of our reserve at The Parkridge Centre. The session starts with...

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Comedy Club 4 Kids

12th October 2019

Time: 2.45pm

Venue: Royal Spa Centre

Website: www.warwickdc.gov.uk

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families. A decade...

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Wild Autumn Evening Out

12th October 2019

Time: 5-8pm

Venue: Ryton Pools Country Park

Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Join the rangers for an evening of nocturnal campfire fun. Take a look at what animals the night cameras have taken pictures of over the past month and find out about our nocturnal wild animals in the...

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Nick Cope

13th October 2019

Time: 11am

Venue: Bridgehouse Theatre and Warwick Hall

Website: www.bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

Nick has a brand new album out called  “Have you heard about Hugh?” featuring songs about Head lice, Hedgehogs,  Redundant Robots , Saving the Polar Bears and Honey Bees, Gender stereotyping the...

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Repeated Patterns: Family Concert

13th October 2019

Time: 4pm

Venue: Warwick Arts Centre

Website: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Join London Sinfonietta musicians and presenter Patrick Bailey as they delve into the mesmerising world of minimalist music in this family concert featuring music by composers Steve Reich and Philip...

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The Sound of Music

15th-20th October 2019

Time: 2.30 and 7.30pm

Venue: The Core Theatre

Website: www.thecoretheatresolihull.co.uk

Based partially on Maria Von Trapp’s autobiography, The Trapp Family Singers, The Sound of Music includes a remarkable number of popular songs, such as The Sound of Music, My Favourite Things, Climb...

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Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

16th-20th October 2019

Venue: Arena Birmingham

Website: www.arenabham.co.uk

Be charmed by a cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the spirited Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney Princesses including Jasmine,...

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One Night Only

18th October 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: The Abbey Theatre

Website: www.abbeytheatre.co.uk

An evening of dance and aerial performances from the Children, Instructors and adult students of Bliss Pole and Aerial. T: (07946) 282630.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

22nd October 2019

Time: 4pm

Venue: The Albany Theatre

Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by author/illustrator Eric Carle has delighted generations of readers since it was first published in 1969, selling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Eric’s well-known...

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I Believe in Unicorns

24th October 2019

Time: 1.30pm

Venue: The Albany Theatre

Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

An enchanting and interactive, award-winning production, to spark the imagination in both young and old. Set in a library full of books and stories, this charming and engaging show tells a magical tale...

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Everyone Active Swimming Lessons

-31st December 2019

Time: 6:30am - 22:00pm

Venue: Pingles Leisure Centre

Address: Nuneaton, CV11 4LX

Website: www.everyoneactive.com/centre/pingles-leisure-centre/

Everyone Active’s award-winning swimming lesson programme is delivered by Swim England (previously named ASA) qualified teachers. Lessons start for children as young as 4 months old and are available...

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