DURING the Easter holidays, I went walking with my daughters and my mum in countryside close to Haughmond Abbey, just outside Shrewsbury. My mum was very excited to show me the swathes of woodland that would soon be transformed into a carpet of blue.
I promised to return to see the bluebells.
With this in mind, I was delighted to receive news from the Heart of England press team about another recommended similar spectacle.
The press release says:
Take in the glorious sites of the Warwickshire countryside over the bank holiday weekend, during the seven mile walk kicking-off from Wootton Wawen. You’ll be taken on a journey along the canal to Bridge 49, via Kington Grange, Cutlers Farm to Austy Bluebell Woods – one of the largest woods in Warwickshire which is very popular for its bluebells.
Before returning to Wootton Wawen, ramblers can look forward to soaking up the stunning surroundings as they enjoy lunch at the Yew Tree Café, or take a look around some of the unique shops at Yew Tree Farm.
Other events include:
Head to Herefordshire for the University of the Great Outdoors on the Bank Holiday weekend of 1st and 2nd May, 2010, compered by Ben Fogle.
The third annual award-winning outdoor activities event will be held in the grounds of Hampton Court near Leominster. The two day festival is packed full of outdoor activities and experiences for all encouraging individuals, groups and families to 'have a go' at anything from sky trekking to bungee running, and from cargo net climbing to canoeing.
Clun Green man Festival, Shropshire
Elaborately dressed with trees that border his cloak, branches that interlace across his chest and a unique face crowned with antlers, the Clun Green Man arrives in Shropshire followed by a procession of people to battle against ‘Frostie’ the spirit of Winter. If the Green Man does not see ‘Frostie’ off then there will be no summer in the Clun Valley.
After two years of hard work, and a £15m expansion and refurbishment project, mac arts centre, in Birmingham will be opening its doors over May Bank Holiday Weekend with shows, performances, and plenty of free activities. Opening highlights include the grand finale of The City Sings – a new anthem developed in celebration of mac’s re-opening, performances by Misty’s Big Adventure and Vijay Kashore, guided tours around the building, a variety of workshops, audio trails, DJs and much more. The building is now home to a purpose designed gallery, a top-class theatre, brand new performing arts studios and a dedicated visual and audio media studio.
Kenilworth Castle will host a special weekend from 2 – 3 May to mark a year since the launch of their authentically re-created Elizabethan garden. Watch displays of falconry, plays, music and courtly chivalry as Queen Elizabeth herself returns to be entertained by her courtiers.