Summer Fun for Kids in Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is fabulous any time of year, but when the country is basking in beautiful sunshine in the summer months, there’s even more fun stuff to do here:
Learn like Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.
When you visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall in Stratford-upon-Avon, you’re on more than just a visit; you’re in for an incredible experience. As you enter, you walk through the doors where William Shakespeare himself walked through as a child and young man to learn many of the things that made him the world’s greatest playwright. A wonderful attraction for all, including families and groups, one not to miss when you’re in Stratford-upon-Avon.
A walk around town with Stratford Town Walk.
Passing Shakespeare’s Birthplace and other sights in the town, the Stratford Town Walk guides tell fun and fascinating stories of fire, flood, plague, old-fashioned sayings, medieval cures and history, wrapped up in a little Shakespeare. Takes place Mon – Fri 11am & Sat & Sun 11am and 2pm. Duration: 2hrs. Cost: Adult £6, Over 65’s & students £5, Child £3. Under 8yrs FREE.
Handle the creepy crawlies at Stratford Butterfly Farm.
At Stratford Butterfly Farm, children and adults can take part in twice-daily ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ handling sessions in the Discovery Zone and hold creatures such as a Madagascan hissing Cockroach, giant African Millipede, African Land Snail and a variety of Stick Insects.
The most wonderful garden at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
Visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the beautiful 500-year-old cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be. See original furniture including the Hathaway bed, and uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse. It was built in 1463 of cruck construction when the building comprised just two rooms, the kitchen and hall connected by the cross passageway between. We believe the first Hathaway to live in the house was Anne’s grandfather John Hathaway, a tenant farmer. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born here in 1556.
Pick your own fruity delights.
Visit Little Kineton Plant Centre, a small nursery selling beautiful plants and flowers at reasonable prices with a couple of enormous fields full of the most wonderful ‘Pick Your Own’ fruits and plants. Bring the kids, bring a picnic, make a day of it, and come home with strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, and much more.
Family-fun at Mary Arden’s Farm.
There are lots of exciting things to discover at Mary Arden’s Farm. Experience the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother, the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm on a fantastic family day out. Meet the Tudors who run the farm just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done, watch craft and falconry demonstrations and explore the farmyard, playground and historic buildings.
Book a family room today
There’s so much to do for families in Stratford-upon-Avon, so book you and the kids a room at Grosvenor Hotel – when you book direct with us here using our ‘SUA2022’ voucher code, you get 10% off your stay.