Sunday 1st December 2019 in the Royal Pump Room Gardens

Weekend Workshops … (10am-4pm)

The Band Factory
Unit 13 Althorpe Street, Leamington Spa CV31 2AU

  • Saturday 16th November*
  • Sunday 24th November*
  • Please note: the Band Factory workshops are frame making workshops ONLY – no gluing will be possible, however you can take materials (glue and paper) to finish off lanterns at home.
  • Please bring a sealable jar / container for the PVA glue to take home if you need it 🙂  

All workshops run from 10am – 4pm
Limited entry from 2pm
Workshop space fills on a first come basis and they get busy as we get closer to the Parade date

Please allow 1-2 hours to make a Lantern.
For more information, phone us on: 01926 470 634 or email:
Lantern Making packs also available from BID Leamington, 35c Park St, Leamington, CV32 4QN in office hours. 


Workshop Spaces & Support

Please note that workshop spaces are limited and offered to families on a first come basis from 10am. If the workshop becomes full we ask that families wait for a space or purchase a Lantern Pack to make one at home. There will be volunteers at the workshops who are happy to explain the Lantern Making process and offer some support. However please note they will be welcoming and supporting many families at the same time, so please bring along enough adults to support your children. We recommend one adult per lantern.



Lantern Making Packs

Due to demand Lantern Making Packs will be available from the BID Leamington Office and from workshop venues (suggested donation £3) so you and your family can make them at home. This will include detailed instructions, a bundle of withy, a bamboo carrying pole, some wet strength white tissue paper and some coloured paper. You can purchase masking tape, pva glue and torches from local retailers.
The BID Leamington Office is open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (cash only). For more information phone us on: 01926 470 634 or email: or visit us at:
35C Park Court,
Park St,
Leamington Spa,
CV32 4QN