Category Archives: Events and family activities

Find posts here about upcoming events in and around the grounds – including event preparation and ‘mini’ reviews.

Shakespeare and ‘Capability’ Brown at Compton Verney

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park in south Warwickshire has now opened for the 2016 season with two stunning and well received exhibitions: SHAKESPEARE IN ART – Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy, and BOYDELL’S VISION – The Shakespeare Gallery in the 18th Century.

It is clear that these exhibitions were scheduled to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but in addition to those mentioned, there is another anniversary to explore, to discover and enjoy this year at Compton Verney. Continue reading

Two Events for under 5s at Compton Verney

Are you a carer for an under 5 and keen to engage them with the environment in a fun and healthy way? Do you have some time on a Thursday afternoon, and able to make it to Compton Verney, south Warwickshire? Then the following could well be of interest:

Forest School

Every Thursday to 10 December, 12.30pm – 2.30pm. 

Our popular Early Years Forest School sessions are back! Join us for a terrific two hours of play and discovery in our woods.  All sessions are run by our qualified Forest School Leader and allow children to develop new skills and creative thinking through outdoor activities.

Please purchase your tickets from the Shop at the main gallery (the Ticket Lodge is closed) as they will be checked by the Forest School leader upon entry to the site.

These sessions take place outdoors in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
Drop-in session – Included in collections and grounds admission

P.S. Don’t forget – further fun for under 5s can be had during our Teeny Weeny Wednesdayssoft play with our colourful blocks and shapes.Term time only – every Wednesday from 18 March, 11am – 3pm.

Tree Climbing – Last Session October 4th

I bring news of our final tree climbing day of the year at Compton Verney, in a tree overlooking the expansive west lawn and gallery building. Sunday October 4th will see the Big Tree Climbing Company return to host sessions all day long, helping individuals from six upwards to experience the thrill of climbing using ropes and harnesses.

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For all enquiries and booking, please contact the Big Tree Climbing Company direct, via the following link: http://www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk/event/warwickshire-7/  

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Gain free entry to Compton Verney?!

Do you have an interest in art, museums, heritage and the great outdoors? Or do you, every now and then, like to try lunch in a different venue to the norm… Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, and are in the South Warwickshire area today, Thursday 10th September, I have a proposition for you!

Compton Verney Main Front (c) Compton Verney/Gary Webb 2015

Heritage Open Days returns to Compton Verney, which basically means we’re free entry all day – yes FREE ENTRY! There’s no catch, just visit anytime between 11am and 5pm and see what we’re all about.
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Talk: Hidcote Garden ‘An Arts and Crafts Masterpiece’

Compton Verney doesn’t possess an Arts and Crafts garden, being on the whole an earlier, 18th century creation by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. However, just thirteen miles away in the Cotswold hills sits an Arts and Crafts masterpiece; none other than Hidcote Manor Garden.

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Hidcote Manor Garden © Gary Webb 2015

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