Compton Verney to host two weekends of festive activities

Christmas trees at Compton Verney. NNL-140212-173409001
Christmas trees at Compton Verney. NNL-140212-173409001

Visitors to Compton Verney Art Gallery can enjoy a variety of different Christmas themed activities this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday people can enjoy indoor creative crafts, live seasonal music, storytelling and outside welly wanders.

But don’t worry, because if you can’t make it this weekend, it will be happening again on the weekend of December 12 and 13.

The Lawn Restaurant will be offering a traditional Christmas lunch and there are plenty of opportunities to buy Christmas gifts from the shop.

It will also be the last chance to see the current exhibition Periodic Tales: The Art of the Elements.

Over the four days the Adam Hall will host music and entertainment provided by The Royal Spa Brass Band, Shakespeare Morris Men, Belle D’Vain Clog Dancers, Shakespeare Mummers, Rich Stokes and Stratford upon Avon’s Holy Trinity choir.

Family visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy colouring, cutting and 3D star making in The Studio, drop-in welly wanders with a prize for those who can find the hidden clues and solve the puzzle plus storytelling for younger children.

On Sunday, December 13 there will be firework themed activities alongside firework experiments and demonstrations with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Then at 5.30pm, as a grand finale to Compton Verney’s 2015 season, there will be an amazing firework display.

Last admission is at 4.30pm.

Those looking for an extra special gift for friends or loved ones can browse the array of unique and arty gifts in the shop and more unusual presents there is the opportunity to adopt a tree or artwork and to purchase a Compton Verney membership. Membership prices start at £26 and will give access to four stunning exhibitions in 2016 Shakespeare in Art: Tempests, Tyrants and Tragedy, Britain in the Fifties: Design and Aspiration, Picasso on Paper and Queen Victoria in Paris: Watercolours from the Royal Collection.

The full programme for each day can be found on the website or by calling 01926 645 500.