Leamington Spa has plenty of attractions to oﬀer with an abundance of shops, restaurants and bars, and also boasts the beautiful Jephson Gardens – a formal Victorian Park for a relaxing stroll – whilst the famous Warwick Castle is located just a few miles away from the town.
Jephson Gardens are a beautiful formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington Spa. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. Lots of colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures make for a great day out. Things to do: Visit the Glasshouse – interesting tropical plants and goldfish pond Eat at the Aviary Café – a beautiful Victorian tea pavilion Hire boats at Leam Boat Centre in Mill Gardens Explore the Sensory Garden – taste garden, mirrored arch and colourful planting Visit East Lodge Garden – garden with insect-friendly planting and beehive Trees – around 140 species of native and non-native trees Explore the sculpture collection and find the rhino, dragon and hedgehog Watch ducks and geese on the lake Play area across the river in Mill Gardens Jephson Gardens is open every day from 8am. Closing times vary between 4pm and 9pm depending on the time of year. See entrance gates for current closing times.
The Royal Pump Rooms
The Royal Pump Rooms hosts the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, the Visitor Information Centre, the Box Office for tickets sales for the Royal Spa Centre and other local venues, the Library and a café serving refreshments and light meals. Please come in and have a look around – its free and well worth a visit. The Visitor Information Centre offer advice and information to visitors to the area along with leaflets and timetables.
Charlecote Park has been home to the Lucy family since the 12th century. Their stories are told throughout the house by their portraits, the objects they collected from around the world and the design influence they had on the house and parkland. See how Mary Elizabeth Lucy remodelled the house in Victorian times. The gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and the wider parkland (inspired by ‘Capability’ Brown), which offer walks with picturesque views across the River Avon. A herd of fallow deer has been in the park since Tudor times.
Warwick Castle offers a totally electrifying day out at Britain’s ultimate castle. Where you can immerse yourself in a thousand years of jaw-dropping history – come rain or shine. Where ancient myths and spell-binding tales set your imagination alight, and your hair on end. Where princesses are pampered and maidens are wooed, as winners become true heroes and losers are confined to dark, dank dungeons to be forgotten for eternity. It could only be Warwick Castle.
Hatton Locks are were built at Hatton to fight off stiff competition from the roads and railways in the 1930’s. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today Hatton Locks is a lovely peaceful location to watch the colourful narrowboats as they move through the flight and if that’s too much excitement why not enjoy a picnic or bite to eat in the cafe
Warwick Races are situated in the heart of Warwick, the racecourse hosts Jump meetings from September through until May taking place on weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings. As always, there is much to look forward to in the racing season, with 18 exciting days of quality Jump racing. The racecourse has something for everybody from excellent raceday packages to elegant hospitality suites, marquees, and private boxes. Warwick is an ideal place for your venue hire: Conferences and meetings Team Building Exhibitions Weddings Whatever the size of your event, our facilities function room hire capabilities promises to impress guests, thanks to our easily accessible West Midlands location, ample free parking, and a comfortable, welcoming environment.