We might be over halfway through the school holidays, but there really is no reason for the children to be getting bored. Shakespeare’s England is positively bursting with places to visit and things to do to keep the kids entertained ­– some free, some paid for, some included in the general admission price.

The good news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to the beach to make the most of the sunshine as the seaside has once again come to Stratford-on-Sea. Grab a deckchair and an ice cream outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, while soaking up the live music, Punch and Judy shows and other seaside-themed fun.

There’s still time to ‘Get Lost in Time’ in the Horrible Histories maze at Warwick Castle. This new multi-sensory maze – a first in the UK – is designed to give visitors a fiendishly fun experience as they try to put history right.

Charlecote Park is running children’s clubs in the great outdoors, while over at Mary Arden’s Farm you’ll find a range of summer holiday activities including outdoor Tudor games, archery and puppet shows.

And even if the weather takes a turn, you can also find lots of indoor activities.

Feeling arty? Choose from a selection of free and exciting Summer Art Clubs at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum. Or feed their imaginations at one of the summer arts camps at The Old Slaughterhouse in Stratford, covering model building, film-making and printing.

Fancy building a car with Lego or out of a balloon? Then head to the newly refurbished British Motor Museum, which is hosting a festival of Family Summer Holiday Activities in the form of weekly creative workshops.

These are just a few suggestions for ways to fight the boredom this summer. Check out our What’s On pages to find out what else is going on in the local area before the little darlings go back to school…

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