Yaxley actor Warwick Davis is joined by his family in a great new ITV series about holidaying in Great Britain which starts tonight Friday April 11.
As a keen ‘staycationer’, Warwick loves nothing more than spending time in Britain rather than travelling abroad, however his family don’t feel quite the same way! You can see how they get on in Warwick’s Weekend Escapes on ITV at 8pm.
Over six episodes, Warwick and his wife Sam, kids Annabelle and Harrison and dog Sherlock explore the British Isles investigating what makes a quintessential British holiday. Warwick also tries to convince them of the benefits of holidaying near home. The Davis family visit some of Britain’s most famous holiday spots, camping, caravanning or staying in their campervan. As well as showing some of the great destinations the UK has to offer, the series is also an amusing insight into how families behave on holiday.
The first episode sees our local hero and Hollywood star head to Cornwall where the family are ambushed by pirates, meet a group of ‘graffiti grannies’ and take part in a boat race with a team of blind rowers. Warwick says – “So I’m steering, the rowers are blind and I can’t swim. What could possibly go wrong?”
But the family’s first stop is the middle of an enchanted wood in Launceston where they meet a group of locals dressed up as fairies, pixies, wood elves, merfys (half mermaid and half fairy) and other woodland creatures. The group meet up regularly in costume to keep the area’s legends and mystical stories alive. Warwick says – “Cornwall isn’t all about cream teas and scrumpy it’s a county brimming with magic, mystery and plenty of strange surprises if you scratch beneath the surface.”
Throughout the series Warwick and his family will also visit Sussex, Norfolk, the Lake District, North Wales and Lancashire.
Photos: ITV/Helen Turton