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So, what's bubbling in Magic Alley's Creaky Cauldron?


We're having a makeover... 

We will be closed on Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th May for a major refurbishment of our Ground Floor. We've been preparing behind the scenes for a stunning makeover that we will be undertaking to prepare us for the busy season at Halloween and Christmas this year. 


With brand new shelving, new lighting and flooring and a couple of surprises it will transform the look of Magic Alley in Henley Street.  


So, please bear with us on the run up to our closure and during the three days that we will be closed, we promise it will be worth it.



This October, join us for 31 days of spooky fun, terrifying tales and mischievous mayhem as we go Trick or Treating in the enchanted World of Wizards Thatch!


By the pricking of my thumbs, a wicked festival this way comes... 

Stratford’s Annual Halloween Festival is even spookier than before. Now in its eleventh year, Stratford’s longest festival will once again be centred on  Magic Alley  from 1 October - 31 October 2016. 

This October, join us for 31 days of spooky fun, terrifying tales and mischievous mayhem as we go “Trick or Treating” in the enchanted World of Wizard’s Thatch!

Magic Alley will be packed with Halloween goodies and treats that you can’t get from anywhere else and the Golden Broomstick Café will be serving hot spiced pumpkin juice and pumpkin shaped cookies and treats.

The Museum will undergo a spooky metamorphosis that will make you scream with delight as we use our magical storytelling talents to bring the ghost stories of Stratford alive! Suitable for children of all ages Dave Matthews, author of the Chronicles of Wizard’s Thatch, will be revealing secrets that don’t appear in the books and bringing his tales to life as only he can!

And then after dark, the grown ups can join the sinister Professor for terrifying tales by candlelight as he brings the macabre tale of Alice’s House vividly to life - this is strictly for adults only and definitely not for the faint hearted! 

More details will be announced at the end of May.

We believe in the magic of Christmas; real Father Christmas; Santa Claus; Stratford upon Avon; Shakespeare; Magic Alley; Warwickshire; Best Santa; Best Grotto; Most Believable Santa

The real Father Christmas will be coming to visit us again this year - bookings now open.

Whether marking a child's first Christmas or honouring a family tradition, a visit to the Magic Alley Christmas Grotto is the perfect way to start the festive season, as well as an opportunity to make special memories that will be remembered forever as every visitor gets the chance to meet the big man himself.

Everyone who visits Father Christmas receives a specially commissioned story to be read together as a family on Christmas Eve, and every child their very own Sleigh Bell.


Call us to book your tickets for your visit to see Father Christmas in 2017: 

01789 290969



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 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


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