Set in a luxury country house hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon, 4 star Premium Barceló Billesley Manor Hotel is perfect for holidays and short breaks in Warwickshire. Surrounded by 11 acres of Warwickshire countryside, the hotel is just three miles from Stratford-upon-Avon and 12 miles from Warwick. A 16th Century Elizabethan manor, Barceló Billesley Manor Hotel is a beautiful country retreat with a 100 year old listed Topiary Garden.
Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 4th June 2012
Price: £59.00 per person.
10am- On arrival at Billesley Manor you will be served Tea/Coffee and Fresh Fruit.
MORNING – FALCONRY EXPERIENCE
Swooping from the sky in silence and moving with almost effortless grace, the bird of prey is as poetic an animal, as it is majestic.
We are offering you the chance to get up close to our beautiful birds during this interactive experience. You will spend time walking the Elizabethan grounds of the Billesley Manor Hotel in the company of falcons, hawks and owls and have them fly to your gloved hand. During the event you will learn the history behind this ancient art, the different attributes and hunting styles of each bird. Please remember to bring a camera to record your time handling and flying these magnificent creatures.
There will be a lunch break of an hour during which a Picnic Style Lunch will be served consisting of Sandwiches, Pork Pies, Vegetable Crisps, Strawberries & Cream washed down with local apple juice.
AFTERNOON- ARCHERY EXPERIENCE
Once your lunch has been enjoyed, you then have the opportunity to learn about the ancient art of archery, yet with a modern twist to help you develop your skills.
Relaxing and drawing your focus towards a real sense of achievement, and keeping in mind your wish to enjoy a laid-back afternoon’s activity – out in the landscaped gardens and grounds, this is your chance to let the arrows fly, and learn some of the skills the modern-day archer deploys to hit the target time after time.
Demonstrated and coached by Archery GB qualified bowmen, you will be taken through the steps of mastering this historical sport, learning how archery has played a key role in British history for many centuries, fine-tuning your techniques with various types of bow as the session progresses, whilst letting your daily stresses melt into the background.
3.30pm- Then, to make sure your energy levels are topped up before you depart, Afternoon Tea/Coffee with Gingerbread will be served to round off your day.
This offer is restricted to a maximum of 20 guests, and designed to compliment the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations – we are expecting this exclusive offer to sell out fast. We have the opportunity to extend over consecutive days at Billesley Manor, but this will be driven by demand on a first-come-first-served basis only. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your places quickly.
For further information, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you again, soon.