Some of the fun family activities at Shakespeare's New Place ©

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon with the kids this February

Looking for fun things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon with the kids this February? Look no further.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon with the kids this February

Visit the Shakespeare Family Homes

Central Stratford-upon-Avon and Shottery; half-term event listings

The birthplace gift shop ©
The birthplace gift shop ©

Four of the five Shakespeare Family Homes – Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shakespeare’s New Place, and Hall’s Croft are open during winter. (Mary Arden’s Farm opens again on March 16).

Family-friendly activities and events this February include star gazing and nature hunts. Find out why it’s worth buying an annual pass.

Visit the RSC

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

The dressing room at The Play's The Thing ©
The dressing room at The Play’s The Thing ©

Visit The Play’s The Thing (kids go free with paying adults during Warwickshire school holidays) and the RSC Tower or join one of the half-term week’s workshops. There’s plenty on for all ages.

Visit Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall

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

The Young Shakespeare’s Stratford event with Kate’s Story Tree has now sold out, but there’s a family quiz and trail to enjoy throughout half-term week.

Get arty at Escape Arts

The Old Slaughterhouse, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EE

There’s an Art Camp inspired by David Walliams on Monday February 18, 10am until 4pm.

Events near Stratford-upon-Avon

There are half-term shows and displays, including the chance to meet giant snakes, at Hatton Adventure World.

Charlecote Park is hosting Welly Wanders during the half-term break.

Other nearby attractions include Warwick Castle, the British Motor Museum, and Cotswold Farm Park.

Stratford-upon-Avon family attractions

Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

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

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is an all-weather family attraction.

The MAD Museum

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

The MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon is a family-friendly interactive attraction dedicated to mechanical art.

Tudor World

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

Tudor World in Stratford-upon-Avon is a family-friendly museum set in a Tudor house. 

Magic Alley

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

Magic Alley is a magical lifestyle emporium and wizard experience.

Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon

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

Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon is an escape room attraction in which teams of up to six players work together to solve riddles, crack codes and get out of the locked room.

Stratford-upon-Avon cinema

There are two central cinemas in Stratford-upon-Avon: the Picturehouse and the Everyman.

Soft play/creative play

Soft play in Stratford-upon-Avon is available at:

  • Play Planet, near the town centre in Western Road
  • Jungle Town (Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Clifford Chambers, CV37 8LW)
  • Active Antz on Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays at Stratford Leisure Centre on Bridgeway
  • Wyevale Garden Centre (Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0QW)

Stratford Leisure Centre

Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YX; website

As well as Active Antz for under 5s, there are activities for older children at the leisure centre (plus swimming and other sports), including Clip and Climb and Saturday’s roller discos.

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Information correct at date of publication