Duration: 2 Days
Stratford-upon-Avon is perfect for English and Drama trips with it being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. There are numerous attractions, beautiful locations and great accessibility. This is an example of just one of the tours that Edventure Travel can offer.
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- Executive Coach throughout
- All travel when at your destination
- Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
- Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
- Travel Insurance
- Single Room Supplements
- Personal Expenditure
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Full Time Tour Director
- Activities not mentioned
- Meals not mentioned
Make your journey to Stratford-upon-Avon arriving mid-morning. Visit Shakespeare’s House and Gardens. Later take the opportunity to visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm.
This afternoon head to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for a backstage tour and discover the inner workings of the Shakespearean productions.
Take an evening meal and return to the Theatre for a Shakespearean production.
Take breakfast and leave the hotel, head to Warwick Castle which can include a Tudors Live Workshop.
Leave in the late afternoon and return to your school.
Your group can explore the restored 16th-century half-timbered house where Shakespeare was born in 1564 and where he grew up with his parents and siblings. They will learn about his family life, enjoy live theatre and get up close to rare artefacts and discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today. Your students will discover that when he died he left the house to his eldest daughter Susanna, who in turn, left it to her only child, Elizabeth, and after, her, in 1847, it was purchased by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
As well as visiting the birthplace of Shakespeare, your group can also visit the 500 year old, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be. Your group will discover 500 years of stories and 13 generations of the family who lived here. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage was originally a farmhouse built in 1463 with a kitchen and parlour which still remain from the original medieval construction. The last Hathaway to live in the cottage was Mary Baker and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust purchased the cottage in 1892 from her, and she continued to care for the cottage and share family stories. This storytelling still continues to be a popular part of the experience.
Mary Arden’s Farm
Mary Arden’s farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother. Your students can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm and also watch craft and falconry demonstrations. The farm is run just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done, with people dressed as Tudors so that visitors can appreciate an authentic experience. Your group can glimpse inside the chimney and the walls and discover how the house was built and imagine what life must have been like for Mary when she lived here with her seven sisters.
Explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, the physician John Hall. Your group can wander into the tranquil walled garden and discover the fragrant medicinal herbs, as John Hall would have used in his remedies. Your students will discover that John Hall was a physician of some renown and his case notes, published in 1657, were a popular textbook for other doctors for many years. John Hall was a compassionate and diligent physician, treating both, rich and poor, Catholic and Protestant patients alike. While some physicians practised astrology or blood-letting, John Hall’s preference was for treatments made from plants, herbs, animal extracts, gemstones and rocks.
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and is dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. Book your students a Theatre Tour which will get them closer to the world of theatre and discover the secrets over the past 100 years at the exhibition, ‘The Plays The Thing’. You could also book a ticket to enjoy spectacular views from the Tower. This theatre retains many of the art deco features of the 1932 Shakespeare Memorial Theatre and is the main theatre where Shakespeare’s plays and other works are regularly performed.
If you want history to be fun then a visit to Warwick Castle is a must and one of the most sensational historic locations in Europe. Your students will discover that Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068. There are dozens of educational attractions, tours, workshops and spectacular shows, plus fascinating storytelling and exciting experiences. Your group will witness 1,100 years of history come vividly to life, in the medieval fortress. All of the tours and workshops are linked to the curriculum and the Education Team are always there to help.
School trips can offer the opportunity for students to develop their relationships and interactions with others.
This trip can help develop a student’s motivation for the subject and inspire them when back in the classroom due to personal experience.
Knowledge and Perspective
Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
Students will work together in an unfamiliar environment and rely on each other for help.
Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.
This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.
This tour can assist with teaching English subjects at all levels and help to engage students with the subject.