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Easter events in Stratford-upon-Avon and nearby

Whether you’re trying to occupy the children during two weeks off school or enjoying a long weekend in the area with the family, there are plenty of Easter events in Stratford-upon-Avon and close by.

From Easter trails, quizzes and egg hunts, to springtime joys, such as seed planting, seeing newborn lambs and getting out among nature’s most promising season, there are loads of organised activities and events to take part in this April.

Read on too for inspiration on places to go this Easter. And don’t forget that Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebrations fall at the tail end of the Easter holidays, with most of the action taking place on Saturday April 27. I’ll have more on that for you in the coming days.

Easter events in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HB; website

Discover Shakespeare’s school days at the medieval schoolroom attraction in central Stratford-upon-Avon this Easter and take part in a family quiz and, for younger visitors, an Easter Bunny Trail. Activities run April 15 to 28, with extra treats from April 19-22.


Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB; Easter event listings

Costumes on display at The Play's The Thing ©Stratfordblog.com
Costumes on display at The Play’s The Thing ©Stratfordblog.com

There’s an Easter Trail (April 19-22) as well as workshops for a variety of ages at the RSC this spring. Families also love The Play’s The Thing (kids go free with paying adults during school holidays) the RSC Tower, and theatre tours.

Shakespeare Family Homes

Central Stratford-upon-Avon, Shottery and Wilmcote; Easter event listings

Hall's Croft ©Stratfordblog.com
Hall’s Croft ©Stratfordblog.com

There’s also something fun to see and do at five Shakespeare Family Homes during school holidays. Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, Hall’s Croft and Mary Arden’s Farm for activities including making origami swans, seed planting, and egg decorating.

Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7LS; website

Butterfly Farm ©Stratfordblog.com
Butterfly Farm ©Stratfordblog.com

See eggs of a different kind this Easter at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, where tropical butterflies and moths have laid theirs. Tour the lush rainforest environment, where creatures fill the air, and then get up close to others in the Mini Beast Metropolis.

Tudor World

40 Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EE; website

Visit family-friendly museum Tudor World in Stratford-upon-Avon, where children can take part in the Easter quiz. There are also the usual tours by William Shakespeare and evening ghost tours.

Easter events near Stratford-upon-Avon

Hatton Adventure World; website

Easter is the perfect time to visit this farm-based attraction (20 minutes/10 miles from central Stratford-upon-Avon), what with the spring arrivals wobbling and prancing their way around. Meet newborn lambs, chicks, and goats, hunt for Easter eggs, and head out on a tractor safari.

Charlecote Park; Easter event listings

Always popular thanks to the annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Charlecote Park (15 minutes/6 miles from central Stratford-upon-Avon) also has a birds and mini beasts trail (£2 per child) from Sat 13-Wed 17 and again from Wed 24-Sun 28 April. The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt runs from Thu 18-Tue 23, £3 per child. Normal admission applies to all Easter events.

British Motor Museum; Easter event listings

British Motor Museum ©Stratfordblog.com
British Motor Museum ©Stratfordblog.com

Family tours, trails and activities take place at this impressive motor museum, which is 25-30 minutes by road from Stratford-upon-Avon. Read my review.

Jump In Warwick; website

Jump In Warwick ©Stratfordblog.com
Jump In Warwick ©Stratfordblog.com

There’s an Easter Egg hunt at this trampoline-filled, laugh-a-minute family attraction, 20 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon by car. It runs from April 13-28.

Warwick Castle; website

There’s a brand new falconry show at Warwick Castle (20 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon) this Easter.

Coombe Abbey – Go Ape Coventry; website

Have you discovered Go Ape’s latest site? It’s set within the 500-acre estate of Coombe Abbey, just 35 minutes from Stratford. It’s an exhilarating high-ropes experience in the treetops.

Places to visit in Stratford-upon-Avon

The MAD Museum

Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6PT; website

Visit The MAD Museum ©Stratfordblog.com
Visit The MAD Museum ©Stratfordblog.com

A brilliant interactive attraction dedicated to mechanical art. Read my review.

Magic Alley

Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EX; website

Magic Alley is a magical lifestyle emporium and wizard experience in Bell Court. It’s a great rainy afternoon treat.

Special Stratford-upon-Avon markets

There’s a special market on Bridge Street on Easter Bank Holiday Monday, 10am-5pm, with a dose of family fun throughout the day.

Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon

31 Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LE; website

Escape Live is an exciting escape room attraction in central Stratford-upon-Avon. Another brilliant rainy-day option.

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