New Programme of Events at Coughton Court Opens

Coughton Court is the ideal setting for a family day out suggests Marketing & Events Officer Abi Cole.

During the warmer months the gardens at Coughton Court burst into life, offering a kaleidoscope of vivid colour and sound. From April thousands of daffodils line the paths from the stable yard; from early May a carpet of bluebells shimmers in the woodland whilst apple blossom, roses and perennials fill the ancient borders.

 

As well as the historic house and gardens, there are several local walks to enjoy. Pick up one of our guide cards and explore Kinwarton Dovecote or the Heart of England Forest, or try our Curious Coughton walk and discover more about the site and its place in history.

 

Families can enjoy a stroll along the riverside in search of the ducklings and goslings, not forgetting to pause on the bridge to play a couple of rounds of Pooh Sticks. Follow the River Arrow over to Timms Grove, our beautiful ancient woodland with a Treason Trail themed on the events of the Gunpowder Plot. Before setting off, be sure to grab a hobby horse from the Welcome Centre so the children can ‘gallop’ across the fields. In the woodland they can pretend to be royalty on our gigantic throne, have their photo taken with the Guy Fawkes ‘Wanted’ posters and compose a tune on our outdoor xylophone. If that’s not enough to keep them happy, how about an icecream and some games on the lawn before digging out our ‘50 Things to do…’ booklet. Bughunting anyone?

 

For full details of opening days and times of the house, shop and restaurant please call

01789 400777 or visit our website.

 

 

Dates for your Diary:

 

May Half Term

Sat 27 May – Mon 28 May,Wed 30 May – Sun 3 Jun, 11am-4pm.

How many of our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ can you tick off?

 

Father’s Day

Sun 17 June, 11am – 3pm, Duck race starts 2pm, £2 per duck.

Sponsor a duck on our traditional race down the river, plus games and classic cars.

 

Coughton Village Summer Fete

Sat 7 July, 12noon – 4pm.

Traditional stalls, games and competitions on the lawn to raise money for local causes. Free admission to the gardens.

 

Outdoor Theatre: The Tempest

Fri 20 July, gates open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform this Shakespeare classic Adult £15.75, child £8.40, family £40 Box Office - 0344 249 1895

 

Summer Duck Races

Wed 25 July,Wed, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Aug, 2pm.

£2 per duck

 

Outdoor Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles with the Illyria theatre company. Sun 12 August, gates open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Adult £15.75, child £8.40, family £40

Box Office - 0344 249 1895

 

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughtoncourt

Tel: 01789 400777

 

 

 

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