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Scenic drive to Croome Park for a picnic in the sun: New starting point – meet at Honiley Court Hotel car park at 10:30
9th June @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Come and join us for a beautiful scenic drive to the National Trust park at Croome Park and enjoy a picnic in the park: you need to bring your own. If the weather is unsuitable, we can use the WW2 style cafeteria/restaurant. In here they have various snacks or hot meals on offer. After lunch there is an opportunity for you to look round the RAF Museum or, you could take the opportunity to stretch your legs and go for a walk around the parkland.
Due to THE TWO CASTLES RUN between Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Caste we have had to revise our starting point for the run to Croome Court as the roads around Kenilworth Castle will be closed off during the morning.
- Revised starting venue will be the (Mercure Warwick) Honiley Court Hotel, Honiley. CV8 1NP. OS grid ref: SP 236 719 Just off the A4177 and is next to the Dogs Trust.
- Leaving at 10:45
- Arriving at Hatton (OS grid ref: SP 246 669: This is the junction of Brownley Green Lane and A4177) about 11:00 if people want to meet us there, and then departing at 11:05
Don’t forget to bring your National Trust cards!
There’s more than meets the eye at Croome. A secret wartime airbase, now a visitor centre, was once a hub of activity for thousands of people. Outside is the grandest of English landscapes,
‘Capability’ Brown’s masterful first commission, with commanding views over the Malverns. The parkland was nearly lost but is now great for walks and adventures with a surprise around every
corner. At the heart of the park lies Croome Court, once home to the Earls of Coventry with four floors to explore. The 6th Earl of Coventry was an 18th-century trend-setter and today Croome
follows his lead by using artists and craftspeople in the house to tell the story of its eclectic past in inventive ways, perfect for making new discoveries.
The lakeside in the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland is the perfect place to explore with temples, follies and statues around every corner. The natural play area and the RAF themed playground is a fun way to spend an afternoon with your family.
If you need more information then please contact Phil Morris.