School Trips to Stratford-upon-Avon
To be or not to be, that is the question? Stratford-upon-Avon is most certainly the place to be! Lovers of Shakespeare will enjoy an educational trip to this ultimate literary destination. Wander through the historical pages of William Shakespeare's life to see where he was born to his final resting place. Discover the many landmark attractions that will enrich your students' appreciation of the great Bard.
Born in 1564, visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and learn about the playwright in his younger years on a school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. In Shottery, see Anne Hathaway's Cottage offering a romantic insight into young courtship. Learn about Tudor life at Mary Arden's House and Palmers Farm. Stroll through Hall's Croft; Susanna Shakespeare's home and marvel at the magnificent collection of apothecary's equipment and books. Discover where Shakespeare died in 1616 and see his granddaughter's home, Nash's House. Find archeological treasures on a live 'Dig For Shakespeare' in New Place. Pay your respects to the great playwright at the Holy Trinity Church, where he is buried in the chancel. Appreciate a comedy, tragedy or historical play at the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres. Take an advantage of a personal guided tour to make sure that you don't miss out on a thing!
Groups may also enjoy a spooky visit to the Creaky Cauldon. Take an hour tour of the Stratford Butterfly Farm for an educational insight into tropical rainforests. See the ingenuity of mechanical art and design at the MAD museum. Take a boat cruise on the River Avon or an open bus tour. Not far from historic Stratford-upon-Avon, see history come to life at Warwick Castle and delight in one of the many medieval events.
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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Stratford-upon-Avon
This restored 16th century house is believed to be the birthplace of William Shakespeare in 1564 and is now open as a museum. Get up close to artefacts from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's collections and hear stories of the great Bard's life from entertaining costumed guides.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Guided tours allow you to explore both the public and private areas of this famous theatre. Learn about the Royal Shakespeare Company or watch a live theatre production of a Shakespeare adaptation or modern play.
Guided Walk of Anne Hathaway's Cottage
Students can explore how Shakespeare’s work relates to his life when visiting his wife’s cottage, a thatched farmhouse with stunning grounds and gardens, which overflow with beautiful blooms, and traditional shrubs. Close by is the Holy Trinity Church where both William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried.
Stratford Town Ghost Walk
Take a walk around the town’s haunted streets and see how professional actors use language and expression to bring their sinister stories to life. Learn about the 17th century haunted tearoom and the ghost of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Owned by Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna Hall and her husband, this stunning home showcases true 16th century architecture providing an insight of what life was life in this time.
Mary Arden’s Farm
Visit the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother and imagine what life must have been like during the Tudor times. Explore the neighbouring Palmer's Farmhouse and meet the animals on this working Tudor farm.
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- Budget accommodation
- Ideal for young groups
YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon is located just outside the city centre, making it perfectly placed for visiting the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare?s Birthplace.
Location: The hostel is located just outside the city centre, a short coach ride from the main attractions
Facilities:The hostel offers a games room with pool table, shared kitchen, café, bar, restaurant and outdoor terrace.
Accommodation: Students are accommodated in multi-bedded dorms with shared facilities. Twins and single rooms for adults with some en-suite rooms available.
Meals: Breakfast and evening meals are taken at the hostel with optional packed lunches.
Holiday Inn Express, Warwick
- Ideal for groups
- En-suite facilities throughout
Location: Based in Warwick, the Holiday Inn Express is only a short drive (approximately 20 minutes) from Stratford-upon-Avon.
Facilities: The hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout, bar and snack facilities.
Accommodation: All guests are accommodated in twin-bedded, en-suite rooms. Each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, plus tea and coffee making facilities.
Meals: A continental breakfast is provided at the hotel and evening meals are available at nearby local restaurants.
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Recommended Educational Trips to Stratford-upon-Avon
Equity can recommend Stratford-upon-Avon for the following subjects - click on the boxes below for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.