The summer holidays will soon be here - and children in south Warwickshire have plenty of choices for different ways to enjoy their time off school.
In Whitnash, Coventry City’s charitable arm Sky Blues in the Community are delivering free activities for children throughout August, thanks to funding from Whitnash Town Council. These will include multi-sports, street dance and an introduction to boxing skills. All sessions last for two hours and will take place at the Community Centre in Acre Close, delivered by qualified coaches. To find out more, visit www.sbitc.org/whitnash
At Warwick Castle, Horrible Histories live on stage is taking place from July 23 to September 4, while the Rise of the Kingmaker jousting tournament is on between July 23 and September 4. New attractions to see also include the Horrible Histories maze and Devile Warwicke Tower Trail and the popular Mighty Trebuchet and birds of prey shows will take place throughout the holidays. www.warwick-castle.com
At Kenilworth Castle, Hands On History outdoor adventures take place from July 25 to August 27 and August 30 and 31, Jesters and Circus Skills shows from August 1 to 5, Knights and Princesses Academy from August 8 to 12, Medieval Fun and Games from August 15 to 19 and Siege the Day activities from August 22 to 26, leading up to the Siege show (August 28 and 29). www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kenilworth-castle/events
Other activities include: swimming, diving and water polo at Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre in Leamington (01926 882083), St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick (01926 495353) and Abbey Fields Swimming Pool in Kenilworth (01926 855478); badmington and table tennis at Castle Farm Recreation Centre in Kenilworth (01926 850550) and St Nicholas Park; tennis camp at Kenilworth Tennis Club (07958 278304); Athletics Academy in Leamington (07904 644568); woodland activities at Foundry Wood in Leamington (www.foundrywood.co.uk); summer theatre school at Playbox Theatre’s Dream Factory in Warwick (01926 419555); and kayak course at the Leam Boat Centre (01926 889928).