River Cruises at Avon Boating

Half-hour cruises on the River Avon in a fleet of traditional passenger boats. Regular departures from the Bancroft Gardens adjacent to the theatre. Private charter and extended cruises, buffets, high teas and river picnics

Rowing boats, punts and self-drive electric motor-boats for hire by the hour from our boathouse.

Stratford Town Walks 

Guided sightseeing walking tours and ghost tours in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon. There is a guided town walk every day of the year (including Christmas Day!). Each Guide provides walks and tours that are informative, interesting and entertaining. 

Stratford Bike Hire

Their hire bikes include a wide range of bikes including male and female mountain bikes, hybrids and touring bikes, child bicycles, trailerBikes (tag-a-longs), child seats and trailers. They also have a Dawes Tandem which is great fun and a Pashley Tri1-Tricycle to hire. They are located just round to corner from Avonlea but will also deliver everything you need for your cycle hire right to our door.

MAD Museum

The MAD museum is a wonderful and exciting collection of machines incorporating gears, chains, pulleys and whirligig paraphernalia. The exhibits fall into three areas; Kinetic Art = art in motion, Automata = interesting mechanical contraptions & Steampunk = modern gizmos with a Victorian twist

Superbly engaging for all ages, the museum offers an extravaganza of visual entertainment with lots of rolling balls and plenty of clanking and rattling thrown in for good measure! There are both large and small exhibits inside and outside, the MAD garden offers wind and water powered features and sculptures to really blow you away!

The Essential Guide

When you arrive at Avonlea you will be offered a copy of The Essential Guide that has a great map to help you find your way around town and also gives useful information on attractions, shops and restaurants. Follow the link for the latest edition online.

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