Ideas for school half- term are not Bard for the kids
SHAKESPEARE’S England is offering a host of fun things to see and do around the October school half- term including plenty of spooky entertainment.
Meet the Pumpkin King, take part in the Warwick King James Festival, watch firework displays, hear ghost stories and follow ghost trails and enjoy apple tasting as well as watching burlesque and cabaret.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering families the chance to see RSC’s forthcoming production of A Christmas Carol with two special workshops and learning specially commissioned choral arrangements of traditional wassailing songs in the run- up to Christmas and Twelfth Night.
From October 21– 22 celebrate the English apple on National Apple Day at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
Make crafts, enjoy apple juice using the press and take home some recipes.
Apples will be for sale from the orchards with all proceeds going towards the conservation of the Cottage.
Visit Ragley Hall for its Fireworks and Halloween Festival on October 28. Enjoy a night of action, frights and laser lights with Halloween- themed firework displays from MLE Pyrotechnics.
Activities include a funfair, face painter, music and fancy dress competition. Food and drink will be available to buy on the night. Tickets on the gate cost £ 8 for adults and £ 6 for children. Discounted tickets can be pre- booked. Doors open at 5pm.
Visit Chedhams Yard for pumpkin carving on October 28 and make your own magic lantern to take home. There is no charge for the pumpkins or candles. Open 10am- 4pm with free entry. Over at Kenilworth Castle children can be scared by terrifying Tudor tales and enjoy creepy crafts and spooky activities. From October 26– 28 visitors can visit after- hours, meet the storytellers and discover tales of ghostly apparitions, dastardly deeds and ghoulish goings- on. Visit http:// shakespeares- england. co. uk