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Things to do in Warwickshire

Amazing, fun things to do in Warwickshire, days out in and around Warwickshire to help keep you and your whole family entertained for hours! Family days out and great places for kids to go in Warwickshire.

Escape Rooms – One of the Latest Things to do!

People do different things to escape their every day routines! Our friends decided to entertain us with a hour in their local Escape Room!

Anticipation

For years and years 31 Greenhill Street, Stratford upon Avon was a charity shop. Today, it houses “an absolutely spellbinding escape room”. We had been told not to get there too early! We did, so hung about outside for a bit. We could have had a haircut, done our laundry, made a phone call, sent a parcel or had fish and chips while we were waiting!

But we just waited for our slot...

Ten minutes before the appointed hour, we were let into the building. Joe, the games master gave us a briefing and led us up to the room. Before we knew where we were, we were locked in there!

Escape Rooms - One of the Latest Things to do - Anticipation
Escape Rooms - One of the Latest Things to do - Execution

Execution

We had an hour to break the curse! Time zipped past and the four of us were totally absorbed. We had to figure out answers to puzzles to enable us to open boxes and doors.

Some of the room was quite high tech. We had wands that changed the lights! Other bits were really low tech as we tried to create a triangle out of string!

I can’t tell you too much otherwise it will spoil it for you if you decide to have a go. 

Completion

All the while the music creates a sense of urgency. The clock ticks down faster than you would expect. Did we break the curse? No we didn’t, but apparently we were really close.

The last game defeated us because we just weren’t quick enough. We knew what to do but needed a minute or two more!

Would we do another one in another town? Yes we would!

Escape Rooms - One of the Latest Things to do - Completion

Did we prefer it to playing the Treasure Trails games. No we didn’t. With a Treasure Trail you can take all the time you need to figure out the answers!

We left the escape room and headed out into the sunshine to enjoy Stratford upon Avon and double check on a couple of clues on the Stratford Treasure Trail!  

Have you been to an escape room? Let us know what you thought of it.

24th April 2018

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Old Fashioned Fun in Warwick

Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire is still in many ways unashamedly old fashioned. It hasn’t even achieved vintage status!

Old Fashioned Tea Shop

On a recent day out in Warwick we by-passed the trendy chainstore coffee shops. Instead, we made for Wylies Cafe Tearooms for our lunch. The prices were very reasonable and the portion sizes were enormous.  More than can be said for modern standards where the plates are huge but the bits on them less than satisfying! The decor was old fashioned with the walls covered in old photos and bits and pieces. The tea was served in delicate floral china and the welcome was warm. Highly recommended!

Old Fashioned Fun in Warwick - Old Fashioned Tea Shop
Old Fashioned Fun in Warwick - Old Fashioned Toys

Old Fashioned Toys

St John’s Museum in Warwick is still free. Well worth a visit, their exhibition in the foyer includes three glass cabinets of moving toys. There are dolls, trains, puppets and a whole host of toys that move. It is enchanting. There are lots of things to do and to look at and even a few toys out to play with. Well worth a visit, especially with older grandchildren in tow.

 

In the museum garden there is a fascinating display of ‘flowers’ made from car components and willow. Its been there since 2014 so am guessing it will be there for a while longer.

Old Fashioned Fun in Warwick - a fascinating display of "flowers" made from car components and willow.
Old Fashioned Fun in Warwick - Old Fashioned Park

Old Fashioned Park

Towards the end of our day we popped into St Nicholas’ Park to use the loos. There is so much to do in the park; tennis courts, paddling pools, mini golf, traditional playground equipment and a permanent fun fair. It reminded me a bit of a mini Blackpool. It was heaving with toddlers, tots and grandparents!  Even the cafe had an old fashioned roof as it was thatched. Lovely place.

Old Fashioned Fun

There is of course a recently polished Treasure Trail around Warwick to enjoy too. 

26th May 2017

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