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discover the top things to see and do in Rugby

In the heart of the Warwickshire countryside, there is plenty to see and do in the historic town of Rugby. It’s the birthplace of Rugby, and as such there are some must-see sporting attractions to see – don’t miss the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum, and Rugby School where the game was founded. Rugby can also offer you a great shopping experience, from high street stores to small independent shops - and when you're in need of rest after your retail therapy, you'll find a host of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants in which to relax and unwind.

Best things to do this week in Rugby

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1 Cock Robin Wood

Managed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, the site features over nine acres of newly established mixed woodland and shrubs around a large pond which is home to many species of birds and aquatic life. Wandering along the grassy paths, you meet with sculptures designed by schoolchildren.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Cock Robin Wood, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 6PP
Contact: +44 (0)2476 302912
More Details: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/cock-robin-wood

A selection of sweets from a pick and mix FREE EVENT

2 Sweet Retreat Rugby

The pick'n'mix is to die for at this traditional sweet shop offering over 300 varieties of confectionery. Sophisticated chocolate creations rub shoulders with old favourites beautifully arranged in Victorian-styled jars - and the award-winning fudge has been handmade in copper pans. Gifts, hampers, party cones and wedding favours can be ordered.

When: Tue-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Dec 24, 9am-3pm, closed Dec 25-30, Jan 1-5, Dec 31, 9.30am-4pm, ongoing
Where: Sweet Retreat, 298 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 5BW
Contact: +44 (0)1788 877273
More Details: www.sweetretreatrugby.co.uk

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3 The Adventure Zone Soft Play & Party Centre (Under 13s)

Enjoy an adventure-filled day of fun in a multi-tiered soft play centre, providing a safe, secure and a stimulating play environment with a separate toddler area for under 5s. Parents can keep an eye on their children from the comfortable viewing area, where refreshments are served.

When: Mon, Wed-Fri 9.30am-6pm (Mon 9.30am-11.30am reserved for under 4s), Tue 9.30am-3pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Dec 28, 29, Jan 3-7, 9.30am-4pm, Dec 30, 9.30am-3pm, Dec 31, 9.30am-2pm, closed Dec 24-27, Jan 1-2
Where: The Adventure Zone Soft Play & Party Centre, 68 Somers Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 7DH
Contact: +44 (0)1788 579561
More Details: www.theadventurezone.co.uk

A common frog in a garden in Long Eaton, Nottingham after the heavy overnight rain. FREE EVENT

4 Newbold Quarry

The former cement quarry is now a thriving nature reserve of grassland and woodland consisting of a large pool with a vibrant population of native white-clawed crayfish, plus calcareous spoil heaps that support many lime loving plants. There are excellent bird-spotting opportunities, and in summer the pond hosts large numbers of breeding toads.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Newbold Quarry, Newbold on Avon, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 1AY
Contact: +44 (0)2476 302912
More Details: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/newbold-quarry

RUGBY LIBRARY FREE EVENT

5 Guided Walking Tours

The Rugby Town Guides lead a journey of discovery through the town centre, revealing fascinating facts about the history of the borough. The free tours start at Rugby Visitor Centre and take in the Webb Ellis Football Museum, the Webb Ellis Statue and The Queen's Gates at Rugby School's The Close, as well as Regent Street and the High Street.

When: Wed 2pm, Sat 11am
Where: Rugby Visitor Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533217
More Details: www.therugbytown.co.uk/info/5/discovering/10011/rugby_town_guides_walking_tours

RUGBY, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17:  A view of the World Rugby Hall of Fame during the World Rugby Hall of Fame Launch at the World Rugby Hall of Fame on November 17, 2016 in Rugby, England.  (Photo by Tony Marshall - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images) FREE EVENT

6 Pathway Of Fame

The Pathway of Fame, available from the tourist centre, is a unique guide around the town of Rugby, which celebrates the history of the game and commemorates some of its most notable players and events. Plaques along the way celebrate milestones such as the founding of Rugby League and the First Women's Rugby World Cup.

When: visitor centre open Mon-Sat, Bank Hols 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, closed Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1
Where: Rugby Visitor Centre, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533217
More Details: www.enjoyrugby.co.uk/enjoyrugby/directory_record/46/pathway_of_fame

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7 G4 With Lesley Garrett

The multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group showcase a brand-new show featuring their most famous, songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way and Nessun Dorma plus exciting new songs. Joining the group is the acclaimed operatic soprano, Lesley Garrett.

When: Jun 25, 7.30pm
Where: The Close, Rugby School, Barby Road, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV22 5DR
More Details: www.g4official.com

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8 St Andrew's Church

Located at the heart of the town centre, this picturesque church was designed by the same architect as Rugby School, the Gothic Revivalist William Butterfield. It is renowned for its series of striking stained glass windows and for being the only parish church in Europe with two sets of ringable bells. A volunteer-run cafe serves simple lunches.

When: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun for services
Where: St Andrew's Church, Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3PT
Contact: +44 (0)1788 565609
More Details: www.standrewrugby.org.uk

Bubble Schmeisis.
Photo: Philip Kleinfeld. TICKETED

9 Bubble Schmeisis

Inspired by stories of the Canning Town Schvitz, East London's last authentic bath house, the actor Nick Cassenbaum and his klezmer musicians schlap through summer camps, barber shops and Spurs games, to find out where he belongs. It's a very funny show about British Jewish identity and what is in danger of being lost. Directed by Danny Braverman.

When: Jun 26, 6pm, doors 5.30pm
Where: MacReady Theatre, 10 Little Church Street, Rugby, Warwickshire. CV21 3AW
Contact: +44 (0)1788 556281
More Details: www.nickcassenbaum.com/bubble-schmeisis

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10 Rugby Art Gallery And Museum

Displays charting the history of the picturesque market town and the sport which shares its name including objects and photographs donated by local people, a permanent collection of 20th century British art, and artefacts from the small Roman town of Tripontium situated approximately four miles east of Rugby. There is also an exciting program of talks and changing exhibitions, as well as activities for younger visitors.

When: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Bank Hols 12noon-4pm, closed Dec 25, 26, Jan 1
Where: Rugby Art Gallery And Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, West Midlands. CV21 3BZ
Contact: +44 (0)1788 533201
More Details: www.ragm.org.uk

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