Fifteen (more) things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer
This is our Fifteen Super Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon PART TWO. We’ll never run out of places to go and things to experience in this wonderful town of ours, so we’re sharing it all with you in parts. Read Fifteen Super Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon PART ONE here.
A favourite in Stratford-upon-Avon, Hooray’s British Gelato Kitchen is the home of a mouth-watering array of delectable delights to tickle your taste buds. Hooray’s style and inspiration can be classed as a fusion of influences ranging from Classic Cotswolds and the Best of British, to Cosmopolitan Chic and Global Gourmet, with the common denominator always being great flavours and delicious treats.
At Hooray’s you can enjoy a ravishing range of cool gelato and fruity sorbet, all made onsite in the Gelato Kitchen, hot crepes and waffles, yummy cakes and locally roasted gourmet coffee, all prepared fresh and ready to be enjoyed in the cosy restaurant on the High Street in Stratford-upon-Avon.
2. The Howard Arms
The Howard Arms is a glorious pub, restaurant and bed & breakfast. Peacefully overlooking the old chestnut tree on the green, it lies in the heart of the idyllic village of Ilmington. Inside, the fire crackles and the bar bustles with locals and visitors drinking from our carefully chosen selection of ales, beers and wine.
Read our review: A HAPPY STAY AT THE HOWARD ARMS.
3. The Butcher’s Social
The Butcher’s Social is one of our all time favourites… alongside the famous salted caramel chicken wings, you can choose from a specially crafted main menu, bring the family over for Sunday Lunch or enjoy that timeless classic – a champagne brunch. With a fully stocked bar, a gorgeous garden and some top secret plans for this iconic building, The Butchers Social is the place to be.
Read our review: THE BUTCHER’S SOCIAL – BAR & RESTAURANT.
4. All Things Wild
All Things Wild is a fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
5. Trivia Trails
Trivia Trails, a very enjoyable quiz trail in Stratford-upon-Avon or Warwick town centre. Walk past timber-framed mediaeval buildings, the River Avon, theatres, Shakespeare’s homes, churches and castles, quaint lanes and gardens looking for the answers to a mix of historical observation and a couple of fun questions with a little competitiveness thrown into the mix.
6. Tudor World
Right in the centre of town, down a little cobbled alley off Sheep Street, is Tudor World, a 16th-century barn steeped in rich and exciting history and with literary connections to William Shakespeare himself, on a site that dates back to the birth of the town in the late 12th century and the history of Stratford-upon-Avon. It is Tudor World, an independent museum where different areas of Tudor life are recreated, interweaved with stories of the building’s rich history.
7. Henley Chocolates
Henley Chocolates is the Warwickshire home of hand crafted artisan chocolate. Just outside Stratford-upon-Avon a team of ‘chocolate fairies’ make fabulously tasty products with the best fresh, local ingredients that they can lay their hands on. Henley Chocolates sell silly chocolate and serious chocolate and everything in between, they’re even eco-friendly.
You can buy the delicous chocolate online but also visit the workshop to see, hear, taste, touch and smell the chocolate, or even try your hand at making chocolate pizzas or hand piped lollipops.
8. Hathaways Tea Rooms
Hathaway Tea Rooms is a quintessentially English Tea Room, independently run and situated right in the very heart of Stratford-upon-Avon and offering the traditional tea room experience with cream tea and afternoon tea offered alongside an extensive breakfast and lunch menu.
Everyman Cinema in Stratford-upon-Avon offers the latest movies, independent and classic films alongside a warm and friendly atmosphere, excellent food and drink selection and fantastic customer service. Furthermore, this exciting venue in Stratford-upon-Avon hosts special events, launches and a diverse calendar of live satellite broadcasts, there really is is something for everyone at Everyman.
And it’s not just about the movies, it’s also good food and drink from a super bar menu of drinks or hot food and snacks that can be enjoyed in the bar area or in your cinema seat.
10. Hotel du Vin
Hotel du Vin in Stratford-upon-Avon is a stylish boutique hotel with the famous French bistro and relaxing bar with al fresco dining available in a beautifully landscaped courtyard.
11. The Queen’s Head
Situated right in the centre of our popular town, The Queens Head is surrounded by an abundance of historic buildings and stunning natural beauty and is an ideal base from which to explore all that Stratford-upon-Avon has to offer. Being only a stone’s throw away from the beautiful River Avon and the birthplace of the world’s most renowned poet and playwright William Shakespeare, you will never be stuck for things to see and do.
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13. Stratford Mini Golf
One of the premier minigolf venues in the country, Stratford Mini Golf is situated on the bank of the river Avon and maintains a good test of skill and judgement for players of all levels. Open since 2001, this Miniature Golf Course in Stratford-upon-Avon has enjoyed entertaining visitors from all over the world, year after year tourists, visitors and locals keep going back to the course for an hour or two of good family fun.
14. Shakespeare’s New Place
Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps at Shakespeare’s New Place and meet the man behind the works in a fascinating new exhibition. Discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks.
Shakespeare’s New Place was his family home from 1597 until he died in the house in 1616. The house was demolished in 1759, a registered garden has been designed to commemorate the importance of the site and allow visitors to make their own personal connection with Shakespeare.
15. The RSC Tower
For the ultimate view of our wonderful town, there’s no better place to go than the tower at The RSC. On a clear day you can see for miles.