Ideas for school half- term are not Bard for the kids

Solihull News - - LIFESTYLE NEWS -

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

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