See and Do in Shakespeare Country

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See and Do in Shakespeare Country

See and Do in Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare Country has a range of fun things to do for the whole family. See the culture come alive by visiting historic houses and famous castles in Warwick and Kenilworth or come to Stratford-upon-Avon where William Shakespeare was born.

Shakespeare Country has entertainment all year round; you can shop til you drop, make your taste buds tingle with the local cuisine, visit attractions or events, and really see the true culture of the area.

Whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or with the kids you will be sure to find something to keep you occupied.

"If music be the food of love play on."

With so much to see and do we recommend you plan your visit before you arrive. Make sure you don't miss out on local events, visiting your favourite shops or seeing the many sites on offer.

You can shortlist the places you want to visit including restaurants, shops and events. You can even print your short list to take with you!

If you want to extend your visit we offer a wide range of accommodation from camping to luxury hotels so you will be sure to find the ideal place to stay and enjoy the area.

We recommend you choose your area but all the attractions are generally within easy driving distance.

Abbey Fields

Abbey Fields

Abbey Fields is Kenilworth's main park and is set in the dramatic valley of the Finham Brook and enjoys views of the castle and the parish church.

Kenilworth Castle during Elizabeth I Visit


Lying in the heart of the Midlands, the town’s history goes back to Roman times - there being evidence of Roman occupation - and the town was mentioned in the Domesday Survey of AD 1086.

Snorty's Indoor Play Area

Hatton Adventure World

Located in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, a special kind of Adventure for children right up to the age of 12.

Snorty's Superslide Mania Hatton Adventure Worl

Snorty’s Superslide Mania

Whatever the weather enjoy a day out at Hatton Adventure World with plenty of indoor play. With its brilliant ball pool splash, stunning soft play and spectacular slides, Snorty’s Superslide Mania will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Avon Boating

Avon Boating Limited

Fleet of vintage Edwardian passenger vessels regularly departing for 40 minute river trips from our Boathouse in Swan's Nest Lane, or from the moorings on Bancroft Gardens next to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Vintage motor boats

Public River Cruises

Enjoy a forty minute cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches. We cruise downstream past the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Holy Trinity Church.

Half Hour River Cruises

River Cruises

Enjoy a cruise aboard one of our traditional Edwardian passenger launches. Our Boats, originally from the Lake District and Loch Lommond represent some of the finest boat building of the Edwardian Era.

Wellesbourne Airfield Market

Wellesbourne Airfield Market

Wellesbourne Airfield Market has been in existence since 1975 and is one of the largest open markets in the British Isles.

Stratford Literary Festival 2014

2014 Festival

Celebrating its 7th year in 2014, The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival is a delicious mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour.

Quarry Park Frisbee Disc Golf

Quarry Park Frisbee Disc Golf

In Disc Golf you throw a special Frisbee into a metal basket in as few shots as possible. Like golf, there are 18 holes, but the distances are shorter, at around 70 to 90 metres. It's simple and fun!

Craft Centre

Yew Tree Farm Craft Centre

A stylish and contemporary shopping village made up of 16 beautiful barns and coffee shop in a courtyard setting offering a wide range of products from around the world.

Recommended Places to Eat

Recommended Places to Shop

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Featured Things to Do

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace and walk in his footsteps. Explore the house of his birth and where he grew up. Listen to tales of Shakespeare’s family life with live theatre, see the rare artefacts from the Trust’s world-class collection and learn more about the man, his life and his works.

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