In the morning
Step into an eccentric world of moving art at the MAD Museum is a wonderful place to experience and interact with an extraordinary assortment of both modern and old fashioned, yet highly innovative, machines.
The MAD Museum (Mechanical Art & Design) holds an exciting assortment of weird and wonderful Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk and is the ideal spot to be enthralled and entertained on a rainy day.
It's perfect for the whole family, not only does it provide loads of interactive fun, it will interest those who are fascinated by physics, design and clever intricate moving contraptions.
After visiting the MAD museum come and see what Stratford-upon-Avon is famous for regardless of the weather a trip to Shakespeare’s England would not be complete without a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace or one of the other 4 historic houses in the area, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Gardens, Nash’s House and New Place, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft.
In the afternoon
A trip to the Butterfly Farm in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect place for everyone to visit on a rainy day.
Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around indoors. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment. See their amazing lifecycles in the Caterpillar Room. Observe the fascinating and strange in Insect City, where Stick Insects, Beetles, Leaf-cutting ants and many more remarkable creatures are to be found.
For the bolder, get close to the deadly and dangerous in perfect safety in Arachnoland; home of the worlds largest spider, a scorpion colony and other spinners of webs and dealers of death.
The Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise, come rain or shine discover many of the world's most beautiful butterflies in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Drive over to Warwick and visit a hidden jewel in the crown of Warwick historic buildings, the Lord Leycester Hospital, which is not now, and has never been a medical establishment. The word hospital is used in its ancient sense meaning "a charitable institution for the housing and maintenance of the needy, infirm or aged".
After your visit to Warwick why not take in the shopping at Royal Leamington Spa – or take journey to Bicester Village – where you can experience lavish shopping and world class service where spacious boutiques showcase the very best in high end fashion and the world’s leading lifestyle brands.