Family events

2-Tone is Coming Home

2-Tone is Coming Home

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Location: Coventry Music Museum 80 Walsgrave Rd, Coventry, CV2 4ED

2 TONE IS COMING HOME! 2019 is the 40th Anniversary of 2-Tone music and Coventry is where it began, so expect some unique events happening at the Coventry Music Museum and at the 2 Tone Village.

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TAXI: The Story from A to B

TAXI: The Story from A to B

Saturday 26 January 2019 – Sunday 12 May 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

From horse drawn to horse power, the history of the taxi is much older than you think.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Saturday 16 February 2019 – Sunday 2 June 2019

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 stunning images.

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Curious About Warwick

Curious About Warwick

Thursday 21 March 2019

Location: East Gate Jury Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4HJ.

Explore, Discover & Enjoy Warwick with two self guided heritage walks with a treasure hunt theme. Buy in printed or instant download format and explore in your own time.

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Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Sunday 31 March 2019

Location: Queens Road Mediterranean Kitchen Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry, West Midland, CV1 3GG

Mother's Day
Roasts from £15.00
Gift for Mum
Kids under 5 eat free
Magic entertainment on the day

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Learn how to make your your fire and make your own hot chocolate and toast some marshmallows. This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wilderness Wednesdays - Fabulous Flames

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Learn how to light your very own fire and make your own hot chocolate and toast some marshmallows. This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Nature Tots - Find a Frog

Nature Tots - Find a Frog

Thursday 25 April 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come along and hunt for frogs this Easter, see where they live and what they eat and even make a froggy friend to take away!

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Wasps V Saracens

Wasps V Saracens

Saturday 27 April 2019

Location: Ricoh Arena Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Wasps face a big challenge at Ricoh Arena on Saturday 27 April as reigning champions Saracens come to town in Round 20 of the Gallagher Premiership.

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Open Day - A Medieval May

Open Day - A Medieval May

Sunday 5 May 2019

Location: The Weaver's House 121 Upper Spon St, Coventry CV1 3BQ

Guests Coventry Militia will be bringing history to life on site! They will be dressing in period costume and demonstrating armour and arms of the Wars of the Roses.

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Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run

Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run

Saturday 11 May 2019

Location: Stoneleigh Park NAEC Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

The Inflatable 5k is coming to Coventry on the 11th of May 2019!

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Gaydon Land Rover Show

Gaydon Land Rover Show

Saturday 11 May 2019

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

Join us at the British Motor Museum for a weekend dedicated to the iconic Land Rover marque with models from 1948 to the present day.

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DDMIX MAXIT with Darcey Bussell

DDMIX MAXIT with Darcey Bussell

Monday 13 May 2019

Location: St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre Banbury Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 4QY.

Come and take a class with #strictlycomedancing judge and ballet legend Dame Darcey Bussell and the #DDMIX (Diverse Dance Mix) team for a LARGE OPEN CLASS.

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Warwickshire Spring Foraging Courses

Warwickshire Spring Foraging Courses

Friday 17 May 2019

Location: The Red Lion Hunningham, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9DY.

Join us for an informal foraging walk, identifying the edible & poisonous plants & mushrooms we find. Enjoy a homemade refreshment along the way and a light Wild Food lunch to round the day off.

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Hands on History for All Ages - Reminiscence Cafe - Mines and Coal Miners

Hands on History for All Ages - Reminiscence Cafe - Mines and Coal Miners

Saturday 18 May 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum's collections.

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May Half Term Activities

May Half Term Activities

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

We offer free creative activities during school holidays and on Bank Holiday Mondays!

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt? This session is suitable for children aged 4+.

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Morgan and West Utterly Spiffing Magic Show for Kids & Grown-Ups!

Morgan and West Utterly Spiffing Magic Show for Kids & Grown-Ups!

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: Macready Theatre Lawrence Sheriff Street Rugby Warwickshire CV22 5DA

Morgan and West present magic and mayhem for ages five to 105!

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Dinosaur World Live

Dinosaur World Live

Tuesday 28 May 2019 – Wednesday 29 May 2019

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family.

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The Big Sting: Wasps V Harlequins

The Big Sting: Wasps V Harlequins

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: Ricoh Arena Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Catch one of the biggest games in Rugby, as Wasps take on Harlequins at the Ricoh Arena for the Big Sting.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Can you build shelter good enough to sleep in, test how waterproof it is and camouflage it to the max? This session is suitable for children aged 5+.

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Nature Tots - Wild Explorers

Nature Tots - Wild Explorers

Thursday 30 May 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

We'll be heading outside on the hunt for Spring colours, playing games, wildlife spotting and even making a special spring craft to take home.

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Food and Drink Festival 2019

Food and Drink Festival 2019

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Location: Coventry City Centre

Coventry City Centre will be a hive of activity again with live cookery demonstrations, a wide selection of food and drink vendors, tasters, entertainment and more.

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Velo Birmingham and Midlands 42

Velo Birmingham and Midlands 42

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Location: Coventry City Centre

Do something amazing and take on this epic two wheeled challenge from Birmingham City Centre to the heart of Coventry on traffic-free roads.

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Hands on History for All Ages - Celebrating Summer

Hands on History for All Ages - Celebrating Summer

Saturday 15 June 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum's collections.

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The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Monday 24 June 2019

Location: Rugby School Lawrence Sheriff St, Rugby, CV22 5EH.

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra at Rugby School, Warwickshire.

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Stomp with Student Stompers

Stomp with Student Stompers

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Location: Rugby School Lawrence Sheriff St, Rugby, CV22 5EH.

STOMP workshops with student stompers

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Antiques Roadshow at Compton Verney

Antiques Roadshow at Compton Verney

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Location: Compton Verney Warwick CV35 9HZ

Join Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team when they film at Compton Verney, Warwickshire on Tuesday 2 July.

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Godiva Festival 2019

Godiva Festival 2019

Friday 5 July 2019 – Sunday 7 July 2019

Location: War Memorial Park Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT

The festival has been running for 20 years and will once again feature top name acts and local talent, with live music, comedy and entertainment across five stages.

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BMC & Leyland Show

BMC & Leyland Show

Sunday 7 July 2019

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

A Show celebrating the vehicles produced by BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group.

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Minibeast Hunting

Minibeast Hunting

Monday 22 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Can you find some bugs and beetles in our woodland? Scoop them up and have a closer look.

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Den Building

Den Building

Monday 22 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Discover how to make your very own shelter in the woods, will you be able to make it waterproof using just what you find in the woods?

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Teddy Bear Adventure

Teddy Bear Adventure

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Bring your teddy along to explore the outdoors, build them a special home and play some teddy games.

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt?

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Head out to look for animal tracks, discover some bones and maybe even dissect an owl pellet to find out what they've been eating.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wilderness Wednesdays - Tracks and Trails

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Head out to look for animal tracks, discover some bones and maybe even dissect an owl pellet to find out what they've been eating.

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Nature Tots - Fantastic Fairytales for Tots

Nature Tots - Fantastic Fairytales for Tots

Thursday 25 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us for some fairy tale fun as we enter the magical woodland, cast a magic spell and find our friendly fairies and goblins.

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Get Crafty in the Wild

Get Crafty in the Wild

Monday 29 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Off we go to get arty in the wild, we'll be making massive stick pictures and getting muddy with our special mud paint recipe.

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Happy Hedgehogs

Happy Hedgehogs

Monday 29 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Hooray for Hedgehogs they're the best, come play some games and see why prickles are better than the rest!

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Duck Tales

Duck Tales

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

We're off looking for ducks and we're going to have a quacking good time!

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Buzzy Bees and Beautiful Butterflies

Buzzy Bees and Beautiful Butterflies

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Use our nets to hunt for some beautiful butterflies and turn into a bee in a buzzing game.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Pizza Making

Wilderness Wednesdays - Pizza Making

Wednesday 31 July 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come join us to make your very own pizza before cooking it in our special pizza oven!

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Nature Tots - Animal Homes

Nature Tots - Animal Homes

Thursday 1 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Where does a badger live? What about a squirrel? Find out as you learn all about animals and their homes.

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Funtopia at Nuneaton

Funtopia at Nuneaton

Saturday 3 August 2019

Location: Riversley Park Clinic Drive, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TY.

Funtopia is a fantastic fun-packed event which is perfect for tots to tweens.
Filled with bouncy castles, activity inflatables, under 5's area, circus skills, interactive play system and much more!

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Coombe Weekender

Coombe Weekender

Saturday 3 August 2019

Location: Coombe Abbey Brinklow Rd, Coventry CV3 2AB

Set in a 12th-century Cisterian abbey and running over the expansive grounds, the event will bring indie, rock, pop, funk and dance music to 20,000 people.

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park

Saturday 3 August 2019 – Sunday 4 August 2019

Location: Jephson Gardens Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Leamington Spa's sixth Art in the Park free Festival takes place on August 3rd & 4th in the award winning Jephson Gardens.

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Tiny Pond Dippers

Tiny Pond Dippers

Monday 5 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

A special chance for our smaller guests to look in the pond. They will also go on a trail and play some froggy games.

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Magical Tea Party

Magical Tea Party

Monday 5 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Journey with us to our magical woodland, concoct a magic potion, help out the fairy queen and make some mud trolls.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Discover how to make your very own shelter in the woods, will you be able to make it waterproof using just what you find in the woods?

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Bird Hide and Seek

Bird Hide and Seek

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

What birds can you spot as we go bird-watching, will the friendly robins come out to say hello?

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Wonders of Willow

Wilderness Wednesdays - Wonders of Willow

Wednesday 7 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come join us as we make some amazing things for you to take home all from willow!

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Nature Tots - Brilliant Bugs

Nature Tots - Brilliant Bugs

Thursday 8 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Aren't bugs brilliant? What will you find on our great big bug hunt? Can you be the best buzzy bee and make lots of honey in our bugtastic game?

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Woodland Adventure

Woodland Adventure

Monday 12 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come on a woodland adventure, what will we find there? Play our wacky woodland games and have a fun forest time.

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Minibeast Hunting

Minibeast Hunting

Monday 12 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Bugs come in all different shapes and sizes, can you tell your shield bugs from your leaf bug?

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come and discover what lurks in the murky depths of our pond, can you find the mysterious newt? This session is suitable for children aged 4+.

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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre are making mud fossils and playing loads of dinosaur games during this session fit for the next dino discoverer.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Survival Games

Wilderness Wednesdays - Survival Games

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us as we head out to our special site for lots of survival fun and games. This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Nature Tots - Summer Fun for Tots

Nature Tots - Summer Fun for Tots

Thursday 15 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

: Join us for summer fun this holiday as we head out and about to have some really wild fun. This session is suitable for children aged 2-4 years old.

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Mud Glorious Mud

Mud Glorious Mud

Monday 19 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Mud isn't just there to get us dirty, it really is so much fun! Join in and make mud monsters and paint the woods brown with our mud paint.

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Nature's Nightlife

Nature's Nightlife

Monday 19 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

What happens on the reserve at night, find out more about our secret night time friends. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Discover how to make your very own shelter in the woods, will you be able to make it waterproof using just what you find in the woods? This session is suitable for children aged 5+.

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Tiny Pond Dippers

Tiny Pond Dippers

Tuesday 20 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

A special chance for our smaller guests to look in the pond. They will also go on a trail and play some froggy games. This session is suitable for children aged 2-4 years old.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Natural Dyes

Wilderness Wednesdays - Natural Dyes

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

This week you will make beautiful colours from the things around us, all on a campfire. This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Nature Tots - Forest Fun for Tots

Nature Tots - Forest Fun for Tots

Thursday 22 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise as we'll be there getting muddy in our fantastic forest with lots of games and activities.

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Big Fun Run Coventry 5K 2019

Big Fun Run Coventry 5K 2019

Sunday 25 August 2019

Location: War Memorial Park Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT

Big Fun Run is a 5k untimed run strictly for FUN, all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, just lots of laughs. Suitable for all the family and under 5's go free. Join in the fun!

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Minibeast Hunting

Minibeast Hunting

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

See what bugs you can find as we head out on a bug hunt and of course play some creepy crawly games too! This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Summer Colours

Summer Colours

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Help us find all the colours of summer and get arty outdoors as we go on a summer adventure. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us to hunt for some wild food before cooking up a snack or too! This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wilderness Wednesdays - Wild Food Forage

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join us to hunt for some wild food before cooking up a snack or too! This session is suitable for children aged 8+.

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Nature Tots - Baby Animals and their Families

Nature Tots - Baby Animals and their Families

Thursday 29 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Those baby animals sure are cute, but how do they keep safe? Get ready to play lots of games and look after our cuddly toy creatures as we had out and learn all about baby animals and their families.

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Family Bat Night

Family Bat Night

Friday 30 August 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Come with us and make a batty craft, before heading out to play some games and go on a bat hunt! Use our bat detectors to listen for bats and hopefully spot them flying between the trees too.

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Restoration Show

Restoration Show

Sunday 27 October 2019

Location: Stoneleigh Park NAEC Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

Get your motor running with the help of the The Restoration Show and Great British Autojumble, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Sunday 27th October 2019.

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Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Can you make your own web and find some creepy crawlies hiding out in the deep dark woods. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Hibernating Hedgehogs

Hibernating Hedgehogs

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Find out about hedgehogs and their night time lives, what do they eat? Where are they in Winter? Plus make a mud hedgehog too! This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Would you be able to survive outside this Autumn? Come find out as you discover how to make a survival den in the woods, to keep warm and sheltered away from the cold.

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International Model Boat Show

International Model Boat Show

Saturday 9 November 2019

Location: Warwickshire Exhibition Centre The Fosse, Fosse Way, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 International Model Boat Show will be returning on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November to the Warwickshire Event Centre. This will be a new two-day format.

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