Things to see and do at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire this summer!
Many Britons are spending the summer in England this year, so the hunt is on for things to do. The owners at Hatton Country World believe they have the answer at their popular family attraction nestled in the Warwickshire countryside just off the M40 between Solihull and Warwick.
Hatton Country World is the complete destination to enjoy the outdoors with plenty of fresh air and space this summer. In response to the uncertainty over foreign travel, the owners at Hatton have devised an exciting programme which offers everything for all the family on the 100-acre site. There’s plenty to fill a whole day but those that want to stay longer can take advantage of the campsite located onsite with over 80 spacious pitches suitable for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. Originally Victorian farm buildings, Hatton Shopping Village houses over 20 independent shops including a garden centre and farm shop created by TV presenter Lottie Newitt. There are also jewellers, antiques, a sweet shop, furniture, ceramics, ladies’ fashion, gifts, home accessories, an electric bike shop, photographer, swim school, children’s nursery, gin distillery and hairdresser. Alfies Café and the Spinning Jenny also offer a choice of home-cooked dishes.
Outdoor Markets take place on 7,8, 14,15, 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30 August where visitors can browse from a selection of bespoke craft, cards, jewellery, wall art and wooden gifts. A Chilli Festival will take place on 14 & 15 August where visitors can try a host of chilli-based products in the Farm Shop.
Hatton Adventure World is welcoming an invasion of dinosaurs until 5 September and older children can enjoy activities including three outdoor Laser Combat challenges. The Escape Rooms also provide plenty of entertainment for adult groups or families with children from about 15 years of age; they feature two live experiences - Pirate-themed challenge, ‘Mutiny’, and The Outfitters, set in the Great Depression.
Hatton also offers visitors a choice of three charming countryside routes, linking up Hatton Country World with the iconic Hatton Locks: known as ‘The Stairway to Heaven’. The 21 locks are the longest flight on the whole of the Grand Union Canal between London and Birmingham. The walks take in towpaths as well as footpaths and range from 1.5 miles to 5.5 miles through fields.
Overlooking the Locks is the Hatton Arms which is an ideal spot to sit, relax, eat, and admire the view down the Locks to St Mary’s Church in Warwick and beyond to Edgehill and the Cotswolds. Originally an 18th century coaching inn, the Hatton Arms is a gastro pub serving meals crafted from locally sourced produce and was refurbished just before Covid struck.
Johnnie Arkwright, owner of Hatton Country World, said: “The pandemic has made us all appreciate what treasures we have on our doorstep and Hatton offers something for all the family without venturing too far. This summer families can enjoy a day of relaxing shopping, beautiful walks, plenty of entertainment and a well-deserved meal all in one fabulous location plus the option to stay for a few days on our fabulous campsite!”
Entry to Hatton Shopping Village and the markets is free of charge. Parking is just £2 per day. For more information on Hatton Country World please visit www.hattonworld.com. For more information on Hatton Shopping Village please visit www.hattonworld.com/shopping-village
Tickets to Hatton Adventure World cost £17.95 per child & adult and must be booked online. For more information, please visit www.adventure.hattonworld.com
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