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The MAD Museum
#5 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Adults and children alike will be mesmerised by the incredible range of dynamic exhibits, and the gentleman who runs it was so warm and welcoming, and absolutely full of information about the exhibits, the whole p...
This is a fascinating little museum and definitely well worth an hour or so of your time in Stratford - an amazing mix of mechanical designs and "toys" to entertain and at times transfix - will appeal to kids both...
Mary Arden's Farm
#6 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Perfect for children, really interesting for adults too - very educational but at the same time fun, the falconry shows are amazing!
Animals, birds of prey, history, costume dress up, archery, and lots of fun and games that children and adults alike will love.
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
#9 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Gorgeous just great for families and adults a like just so peaceful I could spend whole day here beautiful butterflies unique and just so lovely delicate little things and food and drink nearby is just perfect for...
This is great and beautiful place to visit if you wish to see lots of different butterflies, colors and they even land on you as you walk around, kids will love this...hot inside , great for when it is raining or...
Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
#12 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
... fantastic dwellings along the sides of the canal, the Church where Shakespeare is buried, watch University rowers speed past you practising, families of ducks navigating along side you, it's simply outstanding.
... atmosphere The canal is beautiful and is tree lined along its banks, as you wonder along you catch glimpses through the leaves of people having fun rowing along, boats trips, young kids feeding swans and ducks.
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River Avon Chain Ferry
#10 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Great fun for the kids - close up views of swans and ducks.
I used to live in Warwickshire as a child and well remember the Chain Ferry in Stratford upon Avon, which was a treat (at a penny a crossing) when visiting 'the reck' to play on the swings.
The Tower @ RSC
#14 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Children go free with an adult, and our daughter enjoyed waving to the people in the open top bus (who also waved back).
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Bancroft Gardens
#17 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
If you have children, remember to pack some bread, they will be thrilled to feed the sea gulls and swan and ducklings th
Lovely Swan Fountain where kids like to paddle, Pokestops galore!!! Nice to watch the barges coming into Bancroft Basin through the lock.
The River Avon Trail
#13 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Loved teaching kids about locks, liked watching rowers and swans.
Wear the kids out - always a bonus!
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
#2 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
We loved this opportunity to step back in time - with excellent guides who engaged us - (and a terrific young bearded guide who was excellent with visiting children) - we learnt a lot about general history as well...
If you have time to see everything, do visit the home of Shakespeare's sweet heart, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and enjoy a working Tudor farm at the Mary Arden Farm (not really the family property, which, as it turns...
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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
#20 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Capability Brown landscaped grounds provide varied walks, plenty of bird activity, interesting plants and woods and activity and play areas for children.
I've been there twice, most recently with my grandkids: this place is a kid-friendly paradise, with nature walks around the Capability Brown-designed grounds, including a great bird house at the lake, a playground...
The Greenway
#25 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
... and parking can be difficult so would suggest trying week days for a more peaceful experience but the scenery is spectacular and great for kids away from the roads and allows them to safely run about and explore.
There’s something for the whole family – bike hire, two cafes, picnic areas, the River Avon and traffic-free enjoyment of the countryside.
The Recreation Ground
#29 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
There is a large sand pit with a play fort and slide inside, grab diggers for children to play on, and plenty of buckets and spades for the kids to help themselves and play with.
The park area with its pool, sandpit and variety of play equipment to keep kids of all ages occupied was great on our sunny day there.
Henley Street
#21 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Jester
#30 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's Birthplace
#19 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
... helpful and patient, it was easy to find and it was so so easy to move on to other parts of the tour, the kids loved it and actually learned something I highly recommend visiting this attraction it was excellent
... individually or different collections, there are books with quotes, colouring books for adults and children, activity and sticker books for children, there is manga - amazing! - and the usual souvenir buys key...
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Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
#11 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
... August first thing to beat the crowds, fortunate for us we did because we managed to have he excellent guide John to ourselves plus a few early birds as he gave us a brilliant history of the Shakespeare family.
Lovely gardens and house, extremely helpful and informative staff, parking nearby, and reasonably priced, would highly recommend for couple's, small children may get a little bored.
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STMO'S Magic Alley
#34 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
All in all we found Magic Alley a lovely family experience that will be remembered and loved by us for years to come and we'll be sure to return!
Our Daughter booked for the whole family to visit Santa Claus and after reading some of the reviews of Magic Alley on 'TA' I was a little apprehensive but we had a terrific time and our Grandson rated it 'great'.
Avon Bank Gardens
#38 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
... and have a picnic Good for a filler after a day's sightseeing and before a meal I could go on, the list is endless Great for dogs/no dogs Kids/no kids On your own/ with friends Etc etc etc It made our holiday
Lovely for a quiet meander or family picnic or a sitting time to read.
The Gower Memorial
#37 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Shakespeare's New Place
#27 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
What a great place to visit The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable all very informative An absolute must for kids you and lld
Well informed guides and lots of information provided - lovely gardens to walk round - interactive areas for children and adults - gift shop - more facts to learn re William Shakespeare and life in those times - b...
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Tudor World
#22 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Shakespeare tour is amazing and full of accurate information a real good history tour it's a excellent opportunity for a child who is studying the Tudor times at school.
We chose to visit this museum and really enjoyed the experience, well presented displays, lots of feeling involved with the displays a great place for adults and children alike to bring this period of history alive
Bancroft Basin
#43 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Tramway Bridge
#40 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
The Shakespeare Express
#42 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon
Managed to get a Livingsocial deal for a family ticket for the Shakespeare Express which enabled us to do the return journey from Stratford to Snow Hill for only £16.
Had a brilliant day out with the family today.
The American Fountain
#39 of 85 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon