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

If your children haven't already started their school holidays they will do within the next couple of days, so this weekend officially marks the start of summer for many families. If you're not heading off for a summer break this weekend there's plenty to do in and around Stratford-upon-Avon to…
We're so lucky in Stratford to have the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on our doorstep. Not only does it produce some of the best drama in the world but it also has an amazing range of other events including workshops, music, comedy and exhibitions to name but a few. It's one…
It's that time of year again when normally sensible people don outrageous outfits, climb aboard an (often less than shipshape) raft and paddle like crazy down the River Avon all for a good cause. It can only be The Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions Charity Raft Race and this year the…
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 Barclaycard Arena has a competition to win two VIP family tickets to ‘Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment’ on the 25th…
During the week Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse very kindly gave me and my family tickets to see a preview of the soon to be released 'Inside Out', so this morning we found ourselves reclined in comfy seats in front of the big screen. The film is about an 11 year old girl…
For some lucky families the school holidays start tomorrow, while others may have to wait a few days longer. Whether you're celebrating the start of summer or trying to find motivation to get through that last week there's plenty going on in and around Stratford-upon-Avon this weekend to help you.…
Since the school holidays start next week for some lucky people this will be my last Countdown to Summer for this year. Whilst I'd certainly prefer to imagine that every day will be gloriously warm and sunny as today is, as we all know, in this country it's best to…
As anybody that uses Stratford Leisure Centre, and in particular the swimming pools, will know, there has been some major refurbishment work going on this year. Since January all swimming has taken place in the temporary pool and, I have to say, I have been incredibly impressed with how well…
Like parents the world over, the cinema is a fantastic multi-tasker. Not only is it a great place to take children if the summer sunshine gets a bit too much but it's also a brilliant wet weather option. Stratford upon Avon Picturehouse always has a great offering for children, in…
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 Escape Arts are running a competition for children to design a colourful new arts & heritage map of Stratford. The winning entry will…