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The Recreation Ground

Closed Now: 9:15 AM - 5:15 PM
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A visit with my granddaughter was excellent swings and slides all safe 😃 times plenty to see and... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
Dee M
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Lovely parkland alongside the River Avon

Regularly walk along by the river with views of the Royal Shakespeare theatre and Holy Trinity... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Known as the "Rec" to local people, this is the home of many annual activities including the Stratford Marathon and Stratford Regatta, plus a bandstand featuring musical performances throughout the summer season.
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Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
+44 1789 293127
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All reviews play equipment all ages swings and slides the river holy trinity church royal shakespeare theatre great fun park avon town benches
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

A visit with my granddaughter was excellent swings and slides all safe 😃 times plenty to see and play on many happy times

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dee M
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Regularly walk along by the river with views of the Royal Shakespeare theatre and Holy Trinity Church. Wheelchair friendly. Good footpath even on a rainy day. Good circular walk crossing the river by small bridge but steps either side of bridge so this part is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lovetotravel186399
Reviewed 15 October 2018

What a wonderful setting for people to enjoy themselves. There are beautiful trees and benches by the river where you can watch the world go by. It is so peaceful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brisca01
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

What a massive park, with great open spaces, that runs along the river Avon. The Kids playground area is well equipped with plenty of things to keep them entertained and then run in the park certainly burns off some of that endless energy! The swans...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank csb103
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable for the young ones, plenty of different activities for them to do and benches for the parents to relax on.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bigbaddaz
Reviewed 20 August 2018

There is a good playground at the recreation ground. Our daughter has always enjoyed a visit to the playground. There is a good variety of play equipment there. There is also plenty of space near the river for a run around. Sometimes there are events...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gecko77
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Well worth a visit, particularly with two young children! They can run around to the hearts' content!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank kenbaines
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Well kept park, lots of equipment and coffee/snacks etc available on site. Son loved the jcb’s. Good mix for younger and older kids. Toilets also on site which is a bonus. Friendly atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Two day event Sat and Sun we visited Sunday 1 July. Lovely boats with colourful bunting line the river. River trips. So many craft stalls something for everyone. Food stalls to delight the taste buds. There is a childrens play ground with toilets. The town...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We went here when it was really busy but it didn’t feel squashed. So if you are thinking on avoiding on bank holidays then you need not. The playground was well layed out and offered things for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnandrachel
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
It's all outside as it's a park