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Explore On A Budget

SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTY - on a budget.....

Having an enjoyable day out doesn't have to break the bank, especially when there are so many free activities to take advantage of.  Whether you enjoy art, history or the great outdoors, there is something for everyone in our list of the top free attractions in the area.

ARTS & CRAFTS

 

THE BARN ANTIQUES CENTRE, Long Marston

This old barn is brimming with an assortment of gifts and antiques from Georgian and Victorian furniture to kitchenalia, jewellery and collectables.

YEW TREE SHOPPING VILLAGE, Wootton Wawen

Made up of 16 stylish barns including  a Farm Shop; the Cowshed café; Antiques & Craft shops; Hair & Beauty and Tessa Francis' Bridal Studio for the big day!

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

 

THE HISTORIC SPINE WALK, Stratford upon Avon 

Collect your free copy of the Historic Spine Walk from our office and enjoy a walk through history from Shakespeare's birthplace to his final resting place at Holy Trinity church.

THE GREENWAY, Stratford upon Avon 

A five mile section of what was the old Honeybourne railway line. Now resurfaced and perfect for walkers or cyclists in a stunning and traffic free environment.

JEPHSON GARDENS, Leamington Spa 

These delightful Victorian gardens, restored in 1999, offer attractive floral displays, a tropical Glass House, a sensory garden, magnificent fountains and a tranquil lake where feeding the swans is a must!

BURTON DASSETT COUNTRY PARK, Burton Dassett 

100 acres of rugged hills, offering breathtaking views over the Warwickshire countryside.  Take a picnic, fly a kite, or put on your walking boots to enjoy this unspoilt idyll.

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SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS

 

REDWINGS HORSE SANCTUARY, Oxhill

Whether you're daft about donkeys, mad for mules or can't resist a cuddle with Shetlands or Shires, a visit to redwings has something to offer everyone. you can even meet their Adoption Stars and sponsor a horse or donkey to remind you of your visit!

ABBEY FIELDS, Kenilworth

An outstanding park with dramatic views of the historic town and castle, it boasts an extensive, up to date play area, games and sports, a café and a wealth of wildlife in and around the charming lake.

HISTORICAL SITES & ATTRACTIONS

 

ROYAL PUMP ROOMS, Leamington Spa 

An art gallery, a museum, the Assembly Rooms, Tourist information centre and tearooms - this iconic building with its enormous stone columns is well worth a visit.

ST JOHNS HOUSE, Warwick 

Set on the ground floor of this delightful 17th century house, you can visit the Victorian school room and kitchen with displays of toys and games. As well as a picnic area and gardens.

HERITAGE & VISITOR CENTRE, Henley In Arden 

An interesting and informative museum portraying life in a mediaeval market town over the last 10 centuries.  The building itself dates back to 1345.

ROMAN ALCESTER, Alcester 

An exciting exhibition displaying objects from Alcester's Roman past. It is one of the most investigated Roman small towns in the country.

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