A few things that caught my eye in and around Stratford...

I hope you're all enjoying the summer so far, and if you're around Stratford-upon-Avon for the next few days there's plenty going on to get you in the holiday spirit. Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend to take full advantage of the many open-air theatre performances avaialble. At The…
Over the years my family have spent many happy hours at the National Trust's Upton House. Although it's a place we visit regularly, having young children, we never actually go inside the house itself. I was recently lucky enough to be taken on a guided tour of the house to…
Welcome to my weekly round-up of things I've spotted around and about and on social media that I've found interesting and I hope you will too. Local News (including Early Bird discounts) Drop-in activities at https://www.facebook.com/thinktankmuseum/photos/a.502041901729.283116.34341416729/10153446456621730/?type=1&theater at Hilltop Farm now include terracotta garden pots and stone painting, fabric painting of…
Whilst I’m sure we all agree that the school holidays are great, the long break can become very expensive. So, to help our pennies go a little bit further, throughout the summer I’m publishing a weekly round-up of events that you and your children can enjoy for no cost during…
This looks like it's shaping up to be another great weekend to be around Startford-upon-Avon with a Big Picnic, outdoor theatre and plenty of riverside fun to look forward to, and that's just a taster. Let's get started with Anne Hathaway's Big Picnic Day which promises music, traditional games (who…
My fawn friend, Ruairi, has joined me again to tell us all about what's going on in Warwickshire Museums and libraries over the summer holidays. I'm just loving the sunglasses... Hi. It’s me again, Ruairi the Fawn, blogging all about the family events we are running at Warwickshire Museums &…
To celebrate the start of the school summer holidays the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are offering one lucky reader of Stratford School Gate the chance to win a fantastic family pass for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the Shakespeare houses in the beautiful town of Stratford upon Avon.…
Welcome to my weekly round-up of things I've spotted around and about and on social media that I've found interesting and I hope you will too. Competitions The MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is running a competition to win invent a new weird and wonderful track part for the MAD Marbles.…
Whilst I’m sure we all agree that the school holidays are great, the long break can become very expensive. So, to help our pennies go a little bit further, throughout the summer I’m publishing a weekly round-up of events that you and your children can enjoy for no cost during…
As one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the UK, you might expect the five Shakespeare homes in Stratford-upon-Avon to put on a good show during the summer holidays. What you might not realise though, is that they are also fabulous places for locals, and in particular local families,…