I live in Warwick and I have my sister and nephews coming to stay for a few days, and recently someone else asked for suggestions of what to do with kids for 48 hours in Warwick.
So here’s my suggestions …
Warwick Castle, obviously. It’s expensive but it’s well presented and there’s lots to do. Don’t miss the peacocks.
But also consider …
A walk into town. The museum is under renovation at the moment (July 2016) but there are still reasons to have a wander around. We have a good ice cream parlour, Scoopz. And of course there are independent tearooms and various antique shops.
Another easily walkable route out from the town centre takes you to Hill Close Gardens which is still on my to do list.
St Nicholas Park, known to locals as St Nicks, is a great place to go with kids 2 to 12. There’s a cafe, a park and a mini funfair. When it’s hot the splash pool is open. There’s a boat club with pedalos and rowboats to hire. Bring a picnic: there’s a sainsburys local in easy walking distance.
Just close to St Nicks is St Johns House Museum which focuses on childhood: toys and schooldays. Its free and well worth a look, especially good for cross-generational reminiscing.
Another cut through from St Nicks and you can find a Portuguese cafe that serves very lovely pastries.
Another route out from the town centre takes you to Hill Close Gardens which is still on my to do list.
If you’ve got a car …
Hatton World . Increasingly expensive but younger kids love the animals, plenty of outdoors activities. There is a soft play with age zones, even teenagers will enjoy the drop slides.
Charlecote Park is surprisingly close, it has stags and the usual National Trust ingredients.
Further afield …
Stratford Upon Avon one way, Leamington Spa the other: buses or trains to both. Coventry a bit further but the Transport Museum and Herbert Gallery are both great.
Enough to keep anyone busy for days. We’ve lived here for 8 years and still haven’t done everything.
Warwick friends, what have I missed? Share your top tips in the comments!