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Do you love all things Shakespeare? Are you mental for medieval history? Check out these Stratford-Upon-Avon tips and get Shakespeare on your bucket list.

7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.

I’ve put together 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon tips for “Bard-Approved” fun for your family. Grab a seat to see your favorite Shakespearian play, brush-up on your medieval history & walk where Shakespeare walked.  Come on! Priceless memories await!

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Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 

With 5 properties to tour, amazing gardens to enjoy and loads of open space to frolic in, this is a must do for all things Shakespearean. 

 

Shakespeare's Birthplace. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities. Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Shakespeare's Birthplace, Shakespeare's New Place. Hall's Croft, Mary Arden's Farm.

  Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust includes ticket options for these properties:  Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage,  & Hall’s Croft.

Guild Chapel. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Guild Chapel 

William Shakespeare’s father, John, was chamberlain (sort of like mayor) following the Reformation. King Edward VI ordered John Shakespeare to cover over wall paintings in the Guild Chapel.  These wall paintings are currently being restored and  are some of the finest medieval wall art uncovered in the UK.  You can see it for free & maybe even catch an organ concert/practice at the same time.

 Guild Chapel 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.

The Guild Chapel – On the Corner of Church Street & Scholar’s Lane

Shakespeare's School Tour.7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Shakespeare’s School Tour

It’s connected with the Guild Chapel & King Edward VI Grammar School. It offers an outstanding tour of the school where William was educated.

Punting on the Avon. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Punting on the Avon

If the weather suits, hire a punt and enjoy the river. Don’t forget your book of sonnets for an enchanting read-aloud!

Holy Trinity Church. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Holy Trinity Church

Shakespeare was baptized & buried here. You can’t resist seeing where The Bard is laid to rest. I particularly enjoyed the all the intriguing tombstones in the churchyard and the ornate chest tombs inside the church, such as those in Clapton Chapel.

 

Holy Trinity Church. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.

Walking Tour. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Walking Tour

Great cities always have great walking tours, you can pick up the download or app for Stratford-Upon-Avon over at Pocket Guide.

 

 

Shakespearean Play. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.Shakespearean Play

Check out the Royal Shakespeare Company for all things theatre & see what’s on while you are in town. There is loads to choose from with tons of stuff for families, academics & Shakespeare-philes. 

 

3 Inch Fools Romeo & Juliet. 7 Stratford-Upon-Avon Tips for Bard Approved Family Activities.

If you have a chance to see any Shakespearean troupe live, it is SOO worth the money. 3 Inch Fools did not disappoint.  I laughed, I cried. I walked away enamoured with Shakespeare once again. Bucket List item checked off.

So that’s your Bard-Approved short list of Stratford-Upon-Avon tips.  This enchanting town is full of life, history and theatre.  It’s just a train ride from London & even closer to Oxford. So, put Stratford-Upon-Avon on your itinerary. Priceless memories await!

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