Itineraries and Savings

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The Shakespeare’s England Explorer Pass gives you free entry to 17 attractions in and around Warwickshire and can offer huge savings against standard admission prices.

Take a look at our itineraries below for suggestions on things to do and to how to make the most of your visit to Shakespeare’s England. The more you visit, the more you save!

Whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a relaxing break for two there really is plenty of things to do in Warwickshire. From medieval castles, and Shakespeare to museums and art galleries you will find something here for everyone!

For Families

A boy enjoying Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

 Our top things to do in Warwickshire for families with children of all ages:

Stratford-upon-Avon

A girl holding a barn owl at Mary Arden's Farm, Warwickshire

Mary Arden’s Farm is the perfect start to your day. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm.

MAD Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon

Then head into Stratford-upon-Avon to The MAD Museum – a highly interactive and eccentric museum for all the family.

A family enjoying The Play's The Thing at the Royal Shakespeare Company

And in Stratford-upon-Avon a visit to The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Play’s The Thing exhibition is a must. 

Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon

And finally, to round off your day, Shakespeare’s New Place with its fascinating and family-friendly exhibition is worth a visit.

Standard Ticket Price: £43.80
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
SAVING: £4.80 per person

South Warwickshire

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

Spend your morning discovering the delights of Compton Verney and marvel at the world-class art exhibitions or have fun in the outdoor adventure playground.

British Motor Museum in Warwickshire

And then after lunch head to The British Motor Museum in Gaydon where they have the world’s largest collection of historic British cars and plenty of family activities.

Standard Ticket Price: £72.80
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
SAVING: £22.80 per person

Warwick Castle

Jousting at Warwick Castle

Spend the day at ‘Britain’s Ultimate Castle’ – Warwick Castle. Packed with things to do from towers and battlements to interactive attractions and shows it won’t disappoint!

Standard Ticket Prices: £100.80
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
SAVING: £40.80 per person

Save up to £40.80 per person!

History and Culture

A view from the courtyard in Warwick Castle

There’s so much local history to enjoy in Warwickshire! Here are our favourites:

Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Start your day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up.

Shakespeare's New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon

Then, discover beautiful gardens and specially-commissioned artworks at Shakespeare’s New Place.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon

In the afternoon a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the beautiful 500 year old cottage where Shakespeare courted his bride-to-be.

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

And finally, explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and the tranquil walled gardens at Hall’s Croft.

Standard Ticket Price: £51.00
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
SAVING: £12 per person

Warwick

St Mary's Church Warwick

Begin your day in Warwick with a trip to the historic Collegiate Church of St Mary. Climb the tower to see the spectacular views from the top.

Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick

Next the medieval Lord Leycester Hospital is a hidden historic gem and well worth a visit.

Hill Close Gardens in Warwick

Hill Close Gardens offers the rare opportunity to take a stroll through sixteen hedged Victorian pleasure gardens. A perfect end to your day in Warwick.

Standard Ticket Price: £67
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
Saving: £17 per person

Kenilworth

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire

Head a little further north to Kenilworth and you’ll find a castle steeped in history. Kenilworth Castle’s spectacular ruins reveal much of Kenilworth’s medieval and Tudor past.

Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire

Also in Kenilworth, you’ll find the fine Grade 1 Listed English Mansion Stoneleigh Abbey. Explore the grounds and learn the fascinating history.

Standard Ticket Price: £84.80
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
Saving: £24.80 per person

Save up to £24.80 per person!

For Couples

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Soak up the ambiance of this historic region with our pick of things to do for couples:

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle

With magic, myth and adventure Warwick Castle brings history to life and is great day out for families and couples a like.

Compton Verney in Warwickshire

A short drive south from Warwick you will find Compton Verney. An award-winning art gallery set in beautiful grounds that is the ideal location for a romantic afternoon.

Standard Ticket Price: £42.50
One-Day Explorer Pass: £39
Saving: £3.50 per person

Stratford-upon-Avon

Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon

Start of your day in Stratford-upon-Avon by discovering where the writer of Romeo and Juliet lived, worked and married his own sweetheart with a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Hall's Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon

Next, explore the beautifully furnished Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and the tranquil walled gardens at Hall’s Croft.

Avon Boating in Stratford-upon-Avon

The perfect end to a romantic day – a relaxing cruise along the River Avon. Take in the tranquil waters and beautiful scenery with Avon Boating.

Standard Ticket Price: £70.50
Two-Day Explorer Pass: £50
Saving: £20.50 per person

Kenilworth and Warwick

Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire

Kenilworth Castle, found just north of Warwick in Kenilworth, is one of the great historical sites in the UK. The spectacular ruins reveal much of Kenilworth’s medieval and Tudor past.

Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwickshire

Then, spend your afternoon in the historic city of Warwick. The medieval Lord Leycester Hospital is a hidden gem and worth a visit.

Hill Close Gardens in Warwick

Hill Close Gardens offers the rare opportunity to take a stroll through sixteen hedged Victorian pleasure gardens. A perfect end to a romantic trip.

Standard Ticket Price: £95.30
Three-Day Explorer Pass: £60
SAVING: £35.30 per person

Save up to £35.30 per person!

Only Planning on Visiting One Attraction?

If you’re only planning on visiting one or two attractions during your stay then The Explorer Pass may not be for you.

Visit our Attractions Pages to purchase individual tickets to any of the attractions featured on The Explorer Pass.

I'm a huge Shakespeare fan, so I wanted to experience as much of Warwickshire as possible - having The Explorer Pass was one less thing to worry about, no need for cash or remembering the tickets - we definitely saved money on entry fees also. Highly recommended.

William from Lincolnshire

I didn't know that Warwickshire had so much to offer. There is so much more than just the historic elements - we really loved the how The Explorer Pass introduced us to a great mixture of attractions and the kids loved it!

Sarah from Islington

Other Passes Available via Open Pass

The Shakespeare’s England Explorer Pass is part of the Open Pass family. Other great passes available include the York City Pass, York & Beyond Explorer Pass, the Edinburgh City Pass and the Dorset Pass. Find out more and get exploring below: