Attractions for Children staying in Stratford-upon-Avon
Just messing about on the River Avon
Boating,why not hire a rowing boat or if you are not feeling energetic there are motor boats for hire also. For those not so intrepid take a ride in one of the larger boats, that take you along the river for a ride of about 20 minutes.
Mary Ardens House/Palmers Farm, one of the Shakespearean properties, is very interesting for children as they have a falconry and a Victorian countryside museum.
Warwick Castle is well worth a visit, the children will love it. In the summer they have all sorts of exhibits and interesting things happening. Knights battle it out with swords,there are archery demonstrations, jousting competitions and much more.
The Butterfly Farm, is situated at the rear of the Melita Guest House. The Farm is the largest of its kind in Europe and has the advantage of always being warm and tropical inside. A lovely place to go especially in mid winter. The large greenhouses are home to not only butterflies, but also colonies of ants, iguanas,tropical birds/plants and much more. You can also safely see tarantula's and black widow spiders, a firm favourite with children.