It is about time I wrote about our New Year's Day adventures in Stratford upon Avon. I have already written about our day at Warwick Castle. On the first day of the year I thought it sensible to walk off the excesses of the night before and get some fresh air into all of us. So we left the Youth Hostel for the short walk into town:
It was definitely not a short walk! Luckily we had plenty of things to look at the way in such as lovely houses and eventually the river. It took use over 30 minutes to get into the town and I had two starving children by the time we got there... So we grabbed a bite to eat before exploring the streets of the town.
There is certainly plenty to see and its not all history:
This was directly opposite the Shakespeare birthplace and bookshop. On this occasion we didn't go in properly as there wasn't time to make a worthwhile visit. My children were intrigued by the outside (and the bookshop) though:
By now we were all a bit chilly so popped into the MAD Museum next door as other families had enjoyed it the day before:
It was certainly a great place for all of us to warm up and enjoy the intriguing mechanical art works:
Hands on museums are certainly the best for families:
My son fancies being an engineer when he grows up so hopefully this added some more inspiration:
It was certainly lots of fun:
Then it was back to a nearby pub for a belated pudding before walking back to the hostel. I would certainly like to go back to the town for a longer stay and the children would too.