What’s on in Warwickshire this May?
Searching for things to do in Warwickshire this May? We’re lucky to have two bank holidays coming up, so let the team at Wroxall Abbey offer some suggestions for days out you can enjoy.
Tudor Hand Fasting Festival
The Tudor Hand Fasting Festival is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Only 20 minutes away from our Warwick accommodation, attend and you can learn all about the ways Tudor couples pledged commitment to each other before they were wed.
From gifts and feasts to learning the origins of ‘tying the knot’, this hands-on festival is the place to go this bank holiday if you want to learn about Tudor life and music, and of course, the food! The festival takes place on Monday 7th May.
The Handmade Fair
Head to Ragley Hall on Friday 11th – 13th May for the Handmade Fair and you won’t be disappointed. The only place to be seen this bank holiday for those who love crafts, attendees can watch live ‘craft-offs’ and learn about new skills such as wirework, needle felting and calligraphy.
With keen crafter and TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp making an appearance for the Friday events, all the demonstrations, workshops and Grand Make extravaganze are worth visiting by themselves – not to mention all the other mini events occurring throughout the three days. Ragley Hall can be reached in just over 30 minutes by car from Wroxall Abbey.
Saturday 26th May will see the War of the Roses re-fought with live action shows, jousting and special effects at Warwick Castle. Once you have pledged allegiance to white or red, Sunday 27th May will see you able to partake in the Medieval Festival at Kenilworth.
Expect knights, jesters and a rare look into Medieval life. You can even try your hand at some activities too so it is great fun for all the family. Warwick Castle and Kenilworth are both only a 15-minute drive from our Warwick accommodation.
Shakespeare May Half Term
This half term, Shakespeare’s beloved Stratford-upon-Avon will host a whole range of events and activities that honour The Bard. From drawing his birthplace and thinking about whether his characters would be heroes or supervillains, to making a bird feeder at Anne Hathaway’s cottage and spinning wool at Mary Arden’s farm, you won’t be short of things to do this May bank holiday. Better still, all the events are less than a half hour’s drive from our hotel.