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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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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Summer Makes Art and Crafts Fair

Summer Makes Art and Crafts Fair

Friday 21 June 2019 – Sunday 30 June 2019

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

A summer fete for the regional art and crafts scene.

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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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Mini Museum Engineers - Turning it Around

Mini Museum Engineers - Turning it Around

Wednesday 26 June 2019

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

Engineering with gears and cogs is an amazing introduction to mechanics. In this session we will be playing with gears, cogs and whatever else might turn around to explore cause and effect.

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Beowulf

Beowulf

Thursday 27 June 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Join Armonico Consort in the retelling of Beowulf, one of the world’s greatest mythical tales, in an evening of musical entertainment.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Moving Magnets

Mini Museum Engineers - Moving Magnets

Saturday 29 June 2019

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

In the midst of our museum collections, Mini and Maxi Engineers will explore weekly engineering challenges while having fun together.

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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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Leamington Spa Half Marathon

Leamington Spa Half Marathon

Sunday 7 July 2019

Location: Royal Pump Rooms Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

The Leamington Spa Half Marathon returns for its second year! There will also be a FREE Kids Fun Run, and all proceeds from the event will go to our charity partner - Kids Run Free.

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Show and Sell

Show and Sell

Saturday 13 July 2019

Location: St Lawrence Church Hall Old Church Road Coventry CV6 7EE

Show and sell crafts and lifestyle fayre

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Culture Coventry Family Day

Culture Coventry Family Day

Saturday 13 July 2019

Location: Broadgate Broadgate Coventry City Centre CV1 1NF

Join us for craft activities, living history, object handling and storytelling along with a chance to find out about the summer programme at Culture Coventry. Designed for 3+, but all are welcome.

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Lunt Roman Festival

Lunt Roman Festival

Saturday 20 July 2019 – Sunday 21 July 2019

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

Join us for the Lunt's biggest event of the year - watch Britannia, take a stroll through our Living History Village, meet falcons and ferrets, learn about weaving textiles, and so much more!

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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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Summer Holidays - Velites v Celts

Summer Holidays - Velites v Celts

Tuesday 23 July 2019 – Friday 30 August 2019

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

This summer, choose your allegiance and become a brave Roman Vales, or one of the wild Iron Age warriors that opposed them.

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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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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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Summer Holidays - A Summer of Playful Making

Summer Holidays - A Summer of Playful Making

Tuesday 23 July 2019 – Saturday 31 August 2019

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

This summer we will be doing all things playful in our popular children's craft activities. Each week we will have a different theme to explore, with activities changing throughout.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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