Live music is played throughout the weekend on the banks of the river. A great party atmosphere for all of the family. Admission to the main part of the Church is free, where you can admire the wonderful stained glass windows.
You enter the attraction into a series of rooms which are decked out in all sorts of Wizarding curios. There are exhibits that move and exhibits that spark imaginations. You are given a board with a pen and a sheet of questions to answer. Most of these are clues and you have to find the answers either within the texts on the walls or within the exhibits themselves.
Jamie is learning to read so I helped and answered most of the clues. He did really enjoy himself and talked about it for some time after. Especially as he was given a certificate at the end to say that he had passed an early entrance level examination in bewilderment and befuddlement. We were given special treats for our press visit and Jamie was given a signed book from the lovely man, Dave Matthews, who helped us to understand our quest.
It was a lovely setting for some delicious treats. The town plays host to many different events throughout the year. During out stay ,the Stratford festival of motoring was on. Over impressive motor vehicles turned up to line the streets and many extra activities were laid on.
It is currently located across the river from the RSC. A visit to Stratford can pull on the purse strings a little. TIP: If you want to feed the famous Avon swans, I recommend giving them brown bread in moderation or, even better, lettuce or spinach, as white bread is not healthy for them. If you are interested, you can read more about how to protect the famous swans here it includes advice from Cyril Bennis, former mayor of the city. This is another one of the 5 Shakespeare-related houses that you can visit in the city.
They did such a good job in preserving the house and it looks exactly like it did when Shakespeare was a boy! Nowadays there are Tudors who run the farm and take care of animals — by the way, if you are traveling to the city with kids, meeting the animals and letting them feed the goats and herd the geese would be a nice activity for them! You can check the timetable here. The Avon River is a wonderful place to explore and you can take a boat tour there. In my opinion, a normal boat tour is not exactly a must-do while you are in the city, as it takes quite a lot of time 45 minutes to Holy Trinity Church and return and there is not much audio information given.
I took my boat tour with a company called Canal and River Ltd. I think it would be a much more interesting experience to rent a rowboat. Another great idea is to go on a river cruise for lunch or dinner. I recommend booking the lunch cruise instead of the dinner cruise if you want to check out the views!
You can find more details here. This charming city got its name because it is conveniently located along the banks of the Avon River, which means you will find many great options for eating out in Stratford-upon-Avon that offer a view of the river! Here is a list of good restaurants in Stratford-upon-Avon I can recommend:.
And because we are in Britain, you must check out some good pubs in Stratford-upon-Avon as well, and have some drinks just like a true Brit would do! This place is especially amazing for kids 6 years old and up, but I loved it myself, too! The place is divided between a quiz room and a shop where you can find cute souvenirs, but the quiz room is the main reason people go there.
You could read the book beforehand if you want to find out what it is all about, but this is not required. You can easily spend an hour there, but I, unfortunately, got hungry and had to leave in about 20 minutes. However, the room is truly magical, both in terms of design and atmosphere!
I really enjoyed my experience there nonetheless, and I recommend it to my readers, especially as it is one of those great Stratford-upon-Avon attractions for kids!
Plus, they also give you a Certificate of Merit afterward, which could be a very nice piece of memorabilia for the young ones. If you want a whistle-stop tour of the town and a chance to learn all about its history, hop on one of the sightseeing Open Air Buses. For Birmingham shopping stories, click here. If you want to learn more about family events in the city, check out our family pages. For the latest food and drink news, and restaurant guides, check out our food pages here.
And for general things to do in Birmingham, check out our guides here. Check out our What's on Facebook page too! Or join our Food in Birmingham group here. Discover the history of Stratford, the wildlife of the river and things you never knew about Shakespeare on these 45 minute tours that include an audio narrated by leading actors. The canal basin is centrally located between the world famous Royal Shakespeare Theatre and main shopping areas of the town.
The pretty cottage has its original furniture and features, and the romantic gardens are the stuff sonnets are made of.
The mechanical art and design museum is the only permanent venue for this type of art in the country. Run by a local family, kids and big kids alike will enjoy the treasure trove of whirring gizmos on display. Wander through exotic plants and gurgling waterfalls while hundreds of free-flying butterflies flutter around you.
Get up close to appreciate these dainty insects and learn about their lifecycle from caterpillar to chrysalis and beyond. Stratford-upon-Avon offers a wide range of accommodation to suit any kind of stay from Bed and Breakfasts to Apartments. You are only a click away for a perfect stay. Avon Boating , established in , offer gondola hire with experienced gondoliers on call to take care of you throughout the duration of your ride.
There are various packages including wedding parties and meal options, so get booking your romantic trip now! After a quirky souvenir from your trip to Stratford-upon-Avon or are you just Christmas crazy? The Nutcracker Christmas Shop is open all year around, and is home to everything from handmade wooden nativity figures and German nutcrackers through to simple tree decorations and stockings to hang on your fireplace.