Stratford-upon-Avon Primary School Trips & Tours

Explore Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birth place of Shakespeare which provides a look back to life of a historic Tudor world. A world which shaped Shakespeare’s life and works. During your trip enjoy a range of primary educational visits, including an RSC theatre workshop, town walks and Tudor workshops. A Primary school trip to Stratford-upon-Avon is guaranteed to inspire your pupils.

Of course there’s more to Stratford than just Shakespeare, from rainforest environments at the Butterfly Farm to Aztec jungles at Cadbury world, a Victorian home at Charlecote Park and a variety of talks, tours & workshops at Warwick castle there’s plenty for your group to do.

Prices start from£115pp

Price Shown includes

  • 1 night’s full board accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from and to school and throughout your stay
  • Group travel insurance
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in November 2019 and is subject to availability.


On-tour support

On-tour support available...

  • Priority booking service for RSC productions
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

 


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Top visits in Stratford

RSC Tower

The 36-metre high tower offers an iconic landmark for the RSC theatres whilst providing fantastic views of Shakespeare’s home town. A lift will take you to the 32-metre high viewing platform. As you descend you will find an exhibition installed on the walls and in the alcoves.

RSC Tours

Go behind-the-scenes to discover more about the theatre-making process. Starting in the foyer, these guided tours explore the public and private areas of the theatre. Learn about the history of the RSC, the theatres and the recent transformation. Theatre tours last up to one hour.

Stratford Butterfly Farm

This farm is home to an “Emerging Cage” where pupils will have the opportunity to witness a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis as well discovering more about the tropical rainforest environments and the other plants and animals that thrive in this habitat.

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park’s Victorian home shows the varied fortunes of the Lucy family since Tudor times. Explore the rooms that are open to the public, including the kitchen which is brought to life through cooking and costume.

Warwickshire Museum

At Market Hall, part of Warwickshire Museum you will find a range of displays that are primarily focused on the fields of archaeology, geology and natural history, with a look into the early history of this lovely county.

Cadbury World Talk & Tour

With 25 years’ experience and more than 2,000 youth groups attending each year, Cadbury World has become a valuable educational resource for students of all ages. Talks have been specifically designed for the relevant age of the group and can be arranged to complement your Cadbury World Tour in Business Studies which can include Marketing, People in Business and Investigating Business.

Tudor World

Step back in time and experience a slice of what it was like to lead a Tudor life. Put your feet up in a four-poster bed, see what it would have been like to sit at an Elizabethan dining table and imagine ruling the land by taking your seat on a throne.

RSC Workshops

Tailored to meet your learning objectives, these half or full day workshops provide students with either a first introduction to, or a deeper study of a chosen plays language, characters and themes. Each workshop is led by RSC Education Associate Practitioners all of whom have first-hand experience of RSC rehearsal room practice, working either as actors, directors or theatre education specialists.

For upper primary groups, our workshops are designed to explore language, character and themes and include the development of written outcomes.

Stratford Walks

Take an award-winning guided walk around the historic streets and explore Stratford, its history, attractions and fascinating relationship with Shakespeare. Hear informative and interesting stories of fires, flooding, the plague and mediaeval cures!

Royal Shakespeare Company Production

Located on the bank of the River Avon in Shakespeare’s home town, the Royal Shakespeare Company welcomes school groups to experience world renowned productions every day.  Furthermore, as there is a requirement in the curriculum for students to study two Shakespeare plays, this is a perfect opportunity to introduce your group to various Shakespeare texts. 


Autumn/Winter 2019/20 Season 

Taming of the Shrew - 8 March - 31 August 2019
We turn Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power, directed by Justin Audibert.

King John - 19 September 2019 - 21 March 2020
Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep his crown. Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

The Merchant of Venice: First Encounters - 30 September - 5 October 2019
When one of three boxes holds all you’ve ever wanted, should you really decide on looks alone? Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy is brought to life in this 90 minute production created specially for 7-13 year olds.

A Museum in Baghdad - 11 October 2019 - 25 January 2020
In 1926, the nation of Iraq is in its infancy, and British archaeologist Gertrude Bell is founding a museum in Baghdad. In 2006, Ghalia Hussein is attempting to reopen the museum after looting
during war. This play explores what it means to try and create a nation – and why a country’s treasures matter when people are dying.

The Boy in the Dress - 8 November 2019 – 8 March 2020
Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team’s star striker. But what do you do if you like both football and dresses? David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy about celebrating difference is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.

The Whip - 1 February - 21 March 2020
As the 19th Century dawns in London, politicians move to abolish the slave trade. But the price is a multi-billion pound bailout to compensate every slave owner, compromising social justice nearer home. As morality and cunning compete amongst powerful men, two determined women fight for change.

 

Stratford Ghost Walk

On an award winning ghost walk, your group will meander around the streets of Stratford and discover terrible tales and sinister stories of ghosts, witches, murder and misery.

Tudor World

Step back in time and experience a slice of what it was like to lead a Tudor life. Put your feet up in a four-poster bed, see what it would have been like to sit at an Elizabethan dining table and imagine ruling the land by taking your seat on a throne.

Warwick Castle

A school trip to Warwick Castle offers a unique environment for learning outside the classroom that will challenge your pupils, and fill them with enthusiasm! Warwick Castle offers 10 educational packages for primary schools which match the curriculum. Spend your day exploring the castle & grounds, including the new Horrible Histories Maze and include a tailored talk, tour or workshop.

RSC - The Play's The Thing Exhibition

Take a magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making in Stratford-upon-Avon with our new permanent exhibition "The Play's The Thing". Discover rarely-seen treasures from our museum and archive: exquisite costumes, amazing model-boxes and weird and wonderful props. Get hands-on and celebrate the creativity behind the scenes; discover the inspiration behind some of our most acclaimed shows, play Hamlet alongside actor Ewart James Walters, using state-of-the-art gaming technology, try on virtual costumes from our collection and take a photo, dress up in the dressing room and take part in the Quick Change Challenge and many more.

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is the only specialist attraction of its kind in the UK. Based in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, the museum showcases the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata belonging to pioneering artists from all over the globe.
 
Marble machines, giant clapping hands, water clocks, laser lights, 3D faces and much more! As well as being highly interactive and a lot of fun, The MAD Museum appeals to those with curious and methodical brains too. Figure out how the gears, sprockets, robotics and eccentric paraphernalia all engage with one another at the press of a button.
 
Artistically every piece displayed in The MAD Museum has been handcrafted with adoration, remarkable skill and precision. This is where art meets movement (sometimes operating to achieve a function but most of the time, just moving for the fun of it!)  Best described as a mixture of Heath Robinson, Wallace and Gromit and Scrapheap Challenge, The MAD Museum is a fantastic playground for adults and a perfect hideout for inquisitive kids – experience the imagination of marvellous minds.


Evening activites

  • Royal Shakespeare Company Production
  • Bowling
  • ...and much more!

 


Transport

Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.

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Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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