The World of Wizard's Thatch, based on the bestselling Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch

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Planning Your Visit

Situated in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, just three doors from the entrance to William Shakespeare's birthplace, Magic Alley and the Enchanted Manor are a must see for anyone who still has that spark of imagination and sense of wonder within them.  Prepare to be amazed, astonished and astounded by Stratford's most unique visitor experience  based on the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch. Spread over three floors in one of the town's most historically significant buildings, the Creaky Cauldron, you'll see the sign creaking in the breeze as you walk down the street..... 

So go ahead, laugh, have fun and seek the magic for yourselves as you discover a taster of the Enchanting World of Wizard's Thatch.  Remember, that the building is over 450 years old and is not suitable for pushchairs or buggies - please leave them at home.  Visitors with limited mobility may struggle with the upper floors, so please call us if you are unsure about accessibility. 


Opening Hours & Ticket Prices

Magic Alley and the Creaky Cauldron opens most days at 10.00am and closes at 5.30pm with last entry to the Enchanted Manor Museum at 4.30pm.  This does vary occasionally, due to maintenance work, so please call to check on the day you are planning to visit if you haven't prebooked your tickets. 


Tickets for the Enchanted Manor Museum cost:  £10.00 for Adults and £7.00 for children, students and concessions. Under 2's go free.  Blue Peter Badge Holders can enter free of charge. Different pricing applies for visits that include a visit to see Father Christmas - please visit our Christmas pages for details.


For more information, or to book tickets please call us on 01789 290969




How To Book A Visit ...
We'd like to make your visit and experience as magical as possible for you and your children, so please read the information below, so you know what to expect and what we'd like you to do.  We would hate to disappoint you and your children when we are fully booked, so please call us to check that we have availability.

Only those who have booked a place will be guaranteed entry as we are very busy during peak periods.  Spaces are very limited, so you must book your timed entry slot in advance to avoid disappointment. For this reason, if you can't make it at your appointed time please let us know as soon as possible by telephone on
01789 290969

The Enchanted Manor is spread over several levels and is not suitable for pushchairs, buggies or those with limited mobility.
Please do not bring pushchairs or buggies as there is no secure storage area

All tickets are for timed entry, you will not be admitted before your booked entry time, so please do not turn up for early admittance. There will be plenty of time to explore Magic Alley and take tea in the Golden Broomstick either before or after your visit to the Enchanted Manor. There are no actors that jump out and we are a family friendly experience committed to providing magical moments and unforgettable memories based on the Chronicles of Wizard's Thatch series of books. 
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied.
The tickets are non-transferable. 
A visit to the Enchanted Manor will last anywhere from 30 minutes to just over an hour - it really is up to you.
Please note that we do not stock Harry Potter merchandise in our stores, so please don't ask for it!

So, Where Are We?

You'll find us situated at the "Jester" or "Windsor Street" end of Stratford's only pedestrianized street - Henley Street at number 21 (just look for the hanging sign of the Cauldron!). Simply follow the signs to Shakespeare's birthplace - and we are literally three doors away, you can't miss us!

The Closest Car Park

The closest car park to us is the Windsor Street multi storey car park which is 2 minutes’ walk away and there are disabled parking spaces outside. The cheapest car park however is the Windsor Street Surface Level car park which is just 10 yards further down Windsor Street on the left hand side. There is a charge for parking in either of these car parks.

The Train Station

The train station is approximately a ten minute stroll away - and most coaches stop either at the Windsor Street Terminal at the top of the road or at the Leisure Centre which is by the river. The Leisure Centre is a gentle stroll of about 15 minutes from us.

The Park And Ride

Stratford upon Avon has a Park and Ride service that operates during the daytime - you can find out more by visiting their website:


Opening Hours......

Magic Alley is open most days* from 10.00am until 5.30pm (see below for exceptions and seasonal variations). The last entry to the Enchanted Manor is normally at 4.00pm however please check on the day you wish to visit, as it is always one hour before we close the doors to Magic Alley. 
Please note that the Golden Broomstick does not open when Father Christmas is in the building.
*  Seasonal Variations.........

December 30th 2016:                                   10.30am - 5.00pm
New Years Eve 2016:                                   10.00am til 5.00pm
New Years Day 2017:                                   Closed  
Monday January 9th 2017:                           Closed for redecoration
Monday January 16th 2017:                         Closed for redecoration 
Monday January 23rd 2017:                         Closed for redecoration  
Monday January 30th 2017:                         Closed for redecoration  
Monday February 9th 2017:                         Closed for redecoration   


Entry to the Enchanted Manor 2016 / 2017


Admission charge per person:    
£10.00 Adults; 
£7.00 Students, Children and Concessions*; 
Under 2's go free when accompanied*

Although pre booking your timeslot is not necessary during low season, it is essential during peak season and school holidays. It is particularly important over Easter, Halloween and Christmas to avoid disappointment, as we are unlikely to be able to admit those who have not pre-booked.  Different pricing applies for visits that include meeting Father Christmas.
Book your ticket by calling
01789 290969

Spread over several levels with steep and narrow stairways, low beams and doorways, a visit to The Enchanted Manor is truly an atmospheric and magical experience for all the family and is sure to be one to remember. An average visit to the Enchanted Manor will take somewhere between 30 and 55 minutes.

Of course, if you're expecting a boring old museum stuffed full of tired and dusty old exhibits about witchcraft or a multi-million pound museum of behind the scenes movie making you'll be disappointed as you won't find either here!

But what you will find is a passionate team of people dedicated to bringing the enchanting world of Wizard's Thatch to life...

The Enchanted Manor is suitable for children of all ages and for the young at heart, but may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. There is no room for pushchairs or buggies - please do not bring them, thank you.


Magic Alley & The World of Wizard's Thatch
 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW

To book your timed entry slot for the Enchanted Manor Museum in Stratford upon Avon, or to purchase our books by Owl Order
please call one of our team members in
Stratford upon Avon on 01789 290969, or in London on 020 7118 8660 
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"You made our visit to Stratford - thank you!"    "It's a must see for fans of Wizard's Thatch!"
"We drove for 4 hours to get to you, was it worth it?  You bet it was, thank you!"

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