Leisure centre and Warwick

We stayed at the Stratford on Avon leisure centre car park last night where there are nine spaces specifically for motorhomes. It cost us £10 over night but as we got there before 6pm we had to pay a few quid up to 6pm. 

After a walk around the town, and a pint in at the Barge and Baggette we decided to have something to eat and found another pub with a courtyard right next to a multi storey car park! The food was really good and we were completely stuffed after a fanastic couple of Burritos and side dishes, some of which managed to jump off of Andy's plate and smear itself all down the leg of his clean trousers!🤣.

We staggered back to the van and had a peaceful night, waking up refreshed and ready for our journey to Warwick where we had found a car park (Search4sites) next to the race course where we could stay over night. We set off from Stratford on Avon and phoned the warden who met us at the barrier to let us in. We paid £5 to park for the rest of the day until 10pm and had a ride around Warwick on the e-bikes to see if we could find a pub, (we did). We checked the castle out too but as it was neither a National trust or an English Heritage site and the cost was too much we opted out of this visit for now so, back to the van for a relaxing evening.

At 10pm Andy tried to pay for the overnight but the app, (Ringo) informed us that our vehicle was not authorised to park at this location overnight! He tried a different reg. to test it and it seemed that the council had placed restrictions on motorhomes since the last review on Search4sites because our car was authorised to park but our motorhome was not! As we couldn't physically leave the car park because the warden has to open the barrier and we didn't want to ring him out of his working hours, we stayed and had a very peaceful nights sleep. Andy went to pay at the machine by card and it accepted payment as it didn't ask for the vehicle reg. There is always a way around a problem if you try hard enough!

In the morning we got ready to leave Warwick as it was time to get onto our pitch at The east of England show ground in Peterborough for the last ever Warner's show at this venue as the land had been sold for developement. We (Andy) decided that we should stop off at Coventry airport and check out the Midland air museum which was displaying a Vulcan bomber amonst many other aircraft which he promised would be very interesting. So, off we set.