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‘Cracking’ Easter treats for all the family

Wondering how to entertain the kids over the Easter holidays? You’ve come to the right place, as Shakespeare’s England is a real treat at Easter time… Alongside sensational shows, gruesome history, birds of prey and the mighty trebuchet, this Easter sees the launch of a brand new Horrible Histories Maze at Warwick Castle. Meanwhile over […]

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Mum’s the word

Just in case it’s slipped your notice, it’s Mothering Sunday on 26th March. But don’t panic, as we’ve got lots of great ideas for how you can spoil your mum. Instead of the usual chocolates and flowers, why not spend a few hours together and take her out to one of the fabulous places in […]

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Children go on a Mission with Shakespeare!

Children across the nation have been set a mission to get online and learn about Shakespeare thanks to a new interactive partnership for Shakespeare Week 2017. Mission Shakespeare is a series of age-appropriate online challenges for primary school children to encourage active learning of all things Shakespeare whilst introducing them to new digital skills in […]

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Shakespeare’s England offers a warm welcome to ALL!

Shakespeare’s England boasts a wealth of visitor attractions, many of which are accessible for people with disabilities or impairments of any kind. And in view of the forthcoming Disabled Access Day 10th-12th March, we thought it might be useful to highlight a few in and around Stratford-upon-Avon… Despite popular belief, accessibility doesn’t just mean the more […]

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Ready for the three Rs… rest, relaxation and rejuvenation?

Feeling a bit jaded? Fancy a bit of TLC? Or just need to escape from the daily grind? One of the best ways to recharge your batteries is to spend a few hours at a spa. Even better, stay overnight at a hotel with spa facilities and you’re guaranteed to check out feeling like a […]

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Celebrate Literary Heroes

With several major anniversaries being celebrated this year – including the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death and 20 years since publication of the first Harry Potter book – 2017 is set to be a bumper year for literary lovers. In recognition of this important milestone, VisitEngland has declared it the ‘Year of Literary Heroes’. […]

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When in Rome…

Most of us will have seen a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet or Much Ado About Nothing at some point over the years – whether performed as a school play or by a professional theatre company. But how many of us have heard of, let alone seen, some of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works such as […]

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Half Term, All the Fun!

Now we have finally arrived in February after what seems like the longest month ever, it may have dawned on you that in just over 2 weeks it is Half Term! You might want to start planning what to do with the kids to keep them entertained that week…or plan a short break to the […]

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From Shakespeare’s England… with love

Shakespeare’s England must surely be one of the UK’s most romantic settings for Valentine’s Day. And it certainly provides plenty of opportunities for you to romance your loved one – by day or night! Maybe visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage at the very place where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be, take a romantic stroll through the stunning […]

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The new year brings new and improved hotels for you to discover

Shakespeare’s England has always had an impressive selection of hotels. But this year it’s set to get even better with several of the region’s hotels undertaking – or recently completing – major refurbishment programmes. The former Holiday Inn in Stratford-upon-Avon has undergone a total makeover to transform it into a Crowne Plaza hotel. Set amid […]

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Kick-start 2017 by planning a ‘staycation’

The beginning of a new year is a popular time to start making holiday plans as our thoughts turn to the year ahead. If you fancy getting away for a few days, but can’t face the prospect of hanging around an airport, why not choose a ‘staycation’ – a blend of stay(-at-home) and vacation? With […]

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Where to walk off those Christmas chocolates

For many people, Christmas means spending time at home with family and friends. But it’s also a time of overindulgence, so it’s good to get outdoors to blow away the cobwebs and burn off a few calories. Here in Shakespeare’s England there are lots of fantastic places where you can do just that – whether […]

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