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Family Activity Afternoon: Secrets & Spies

Learn all about Coleshill's WW2 history, including code breaking and a chance to explore a secret bunker.

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Discover Coleshill’s best kept secret! Coleshill was the home of what would have become the British resistance in case of invasion. Explore Coleshill's Underground bunker, which is exactly the same as the kind that would have used as their 'hideout'.

Improve your sneaking skills with stealth training, then learn how to code break and see what secret messages you can decode.



Event prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Per child. Adults & siblings under 4 free£6.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Designed for children aged 4-11, siblings under 4 go free

Meeting point

Meet in the main car park, by the information board

What to bring and wear

Clothes suitable for outdoor activities that can get a bit messy.


Bunker is accessed by a ladder, then exited by crawling through a short tunnel

Contact info

Buscot and Coleshill Estate

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