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    A New Place for Kids

    We love nothing better than a great day out with the kids, not least when we have a super fun experience and we didn’t quite expect it.  few years back we had one of those times at Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon where we had never before taken the kids to explore.

     

    In the footsteps of the great bard

    At Shakespeare’s New Place you get to experience a walk in the footsteps of the great bard and get a better understanding of the man behind the many famous works in a fascinating exhibition, both indoors and outside in the gardens. Shakespeare’s New Place was the family home of William Shakespeare from 1597 until he died in 1616. The actual house was demolished in 1759 but a garden was designed in commemoration of the importance of the site as well as to allow those visiting to make their own personal connection with the great bard.

     

    Play the play

    We spent a couple of super fun and interesting hours at Shakespeare’s New Place. We re-enacted some of Shakespeare’s plays in the garden as we walked from sculpture to sculpture, each representing a play of his.

     

    A song and a dance

    Inside we sang and danced, explored the big display case and drawers full of interesting facts, images, films and artefacts.

     

    Upstairs we did puppet plays, we dressed up in masks and fought with wooden weapons, read plays, built the house in blocks and create a shadow theatre play.

     

    A play and a dress-up

     

    FUN FACT: The famous globe at Shakespeare’s New Place is missing a pretty big part of the World, Australia. The globe maps out the World as pictured on a map created when Shakespeare lived at the house, and they didn’t know Australia existed at the time. Ask the knowledgable staff and guides to tell you some stories about the various sections of the garden, they’re great stories and you’ll definitely learn something new.

     

    Plan your visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

    We can’t recommend a visit to Shakespeare’s New Place and Stratford-upon-Avon enough, with or without kids. We had a fantastic time and we all left having laughed, danced, acted out and learnt loads… what more could we possibly ask for?

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    The free exhibition at @thersc: The Play’s The Thing. It’s fabulous.. go see the costumes and props, and have a play 🎭 #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    Nipped into @thersc today. This is so impressive… inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 🎭 

If you want to see it for yourself, enter the building through the side entrance on the right across from The Arden, it’s upstairs. 

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    Nipped into @thersc today. This is so impressive… inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ 🎭 If you want to see it for yourself, enter the building through the side entrance on the right across from The Arden, it’s upstairs. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    Lunch and a bit of retail therapy today… at @hudsons_stratford, one of our all-time favourites! #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS
Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. 

Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. 

Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather.

For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up.

With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
    EXPLORE OUR GREAT ATTRACTIONS Theatre lovers will want to attend the world-famous @thersc, which stages various performances in its home setting throughout the year, including works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries and plays by contemporary writers. Delve into the world of Shakespeare by exploring @shakespearebtrust and the many houses that show several stages of his life. Others of our favourite attractions include @stratforduponavonbutterfly, @magicalleystratford, @shakespearesschoolroom, and @the_mad_museum, all ensuring that there is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of the weather. For those who want to explore further afield, walking tours, bus tours, and bicycle rentals are available. A particularly pleasant stroll leads from Stratford town centre to Anne Hathaway's Cottage, a beautifully picturesque thatched cottage where Shakespeare’s wife grew up. With its charming atmosphere, rich history, and diverse attractions, Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that has something to offer everyone. #LoveStratfordUponAvon
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