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

Stratford-upon-Avon really does have something for everyone and this weekend it's the turn of the Stratford Festival of Motoring. I've been to this with various members of my family (including children and grandparents) for the last few years and, depsite at least three of us having a very limited interest…
Following on from his earlier guest blog about the Young Leaders in Service Award, here John Jacobs from the Shakespeare Lions talks about another Lions initiative to support young people- Young Ambassadors of the 21st Century: YOUNG AMBASSADORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY SHAKESPEARE LIONS WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE our future…
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 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are running a competition to design a new birthday card for their 'Really Wild Parties'. The competition is open to…
Happy Birthday to Shakespeare and the highlight of the weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon must surely be the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations, with the Procession through the town as it's centrepiece. The procession, though, is only part of the story and I've written a round-up blog of all the other great entertainment for…
This weekend sees one of my highlights of the year in Stratford-upon-Avon, the annual celebration of Shakespeare's birthday. It really is a fabulous day out for everyone with a brilliant atmosphere, and the School Gate family have loved it for many years. Some of my favourite moments from previous years…
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) Activate Sports are offering a £10 discount off full course bookings made before May 17th. Local courses running…
With any luck, the fabulous weather that we've seen this week will continue and we can enjoy some of the great outdoors events available this weekend. Kids' Run Free launch their running event for children in Warwick on Saturday in St Nicholas Park. The event is free but children must…
It's that brilliant time of year again when Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates its long history of literature with the annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations and Stratford Literary Festival. The Festival has always had a fabulous offering for children and this year is no exception. In previous years my family have had great fun…
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 Win a family annual pass to Wonderful World of Trains & Planes by identifying which layout a photo is from. Competition closes 24th…
If you've not yet discovered Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve near Coventry you've been missing out! My family have visited there many times, most recently to join in their Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday, and we've always had a brilliant time. As well as joining in with…