To mark the completion of the restoration of the Pump Room Gardens, local people are being invited to bring a picnic and a blanket to step back in time to Royal Leamington Spa’s Victorian heyday.
The Big Victorian Picnic will be held on Leamington’s village green on Saturday 8 June and the organisers, Warwick District Council are planning a wealth of themed entertainment throughout the day. The event is being part sponsored by the Council’s contractor idverde and will include live music and performances on the newly restored bandstand as well as Victorian-fete style activities and a range of stalls selling crafts and locally produced food and drink. For families and children there will be pottery making and face-painting and historical tours of the gardens.
Warwick District Council’s head of Neighbourhood Services, Robert Hoof commented;
“This free event is a celebration of everything we have achieved in returning the Pump Room Gardens back to its rightful place in the centre of our local community. We are very much hoping that people will get into the true spirit of the occasion by dressing up in Victorian costume.”