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Local Attractions & events
at Billesley Manor Hotel, Warwickshire

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Local Attractions

Easter in Shakespeare’s England

Celebrate Easter with a whole host of fun activities for all the family throughout April.

Horrible Histories invade Warwick Castle: From 5 April 2014

Venture through over one thousand years of history as we take you on a rotten journey of action packed games and adventure with nasty nuggets and foul facts aplenty! Our finest characters will be on hand to bring the terrible and horrid stories of the Castle’s past to life. Are you brave enough to discover history at its most gruesome?!

Easter Adventure Quest at Kenilworth Castle: 18 – 27 April 2014

Family visitors are invited to set off on an adventure through history with the launch of a brand new Easter Adventure Quest and a celebration of the great St. George.

Easter mayhem with Shaun the Sheep at the Heritage Motor Centre: 12 – 27 April 2014

Shaun the Sheep and the rest of the flock are let loose this Easter. Help them round up the flock with the ‘Find the Flock’ Easter Trail and have fun with the ‘Shaun the Sheep’ activity sheet. There’s also a colouring competition and treats and prizes to be won.

Ragley Park and Gardens – Easter celebrations: 12 – 27 April 2014

Ragley will open from 10am – 5pm every day of the Easter holidays. Guided tours of the state rooms will take place at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and cost £2 for adults & £1 for children. On Easter Sunday & Monday there will also be additional activities including an Easter Egg Hunt, face painting, children’s fairground rides, falconry display and crafts. Activities cost from £2 per person.

Easter at the Shakespeare Family Houses: 12 – 27 April 2014

Over the Easter holidays there are plenty of family activities taking place at the Shakespeare Houses. At Shakespeare’s Birthplace, create a Shakespearian word and add it to a trail of ribbons decorating the Birthplace Garden.

Easter at Hill Close Gardens, Warwick: 19 – 21 April 2014

Enjoy Easter with a Victorian flavour amongst the bulbs and blossom at Hill Close Gardens in Warwick. See displays about the Victorian way of life and enjoy morning coffee and afternoon teas in the visitor centre. On Sunday children can take part in an Eggstravaganza to find chocolate eggs (£4 per child) and join in with the Easter bonnet Parade at 3.30pm.

For more events, things to do and places to visit Shakespeare’s England this Easter.

Royal Shakespeare Company – 4.6 miles

Built in 1932, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is the RSC’s main performance space in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Shakespeare’s Houses & Gardens – 3.3 miles

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust offers a unique experience in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

Butterfly Farm - 4.8 miles

Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around in a wonderful tropical environment.

Tudor World - 4.4 miles

An educational yet fun journey through time, making it one of the most unique experiences on Stratford’s ‘things to do’ list.

All Saints’ Church, Billesley – Adjacent to hotel

Tradition has it that William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway here in 1582, and that his granddaughter’s wedding also took place at Billesley.

Holy Trinity Church – 4.4 miles

William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway are buried in this ancient church.  Both the courtyard and the churchyard itself are breathtakingly beautiful.

Stratford Town Walk

Award-winning, entertaining guided walking tour.  Discover Stratford and its fascinating relationship with William Shakespeare.  For a different tour, try the evening ghost walk.


Driving Time
Stratford 4.5 miles 10 mins
Warwick 12 miles 20 mins
Worcester 25 miles 40 mins
Cheltenham 30 miles 45 mins


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Dog Policy

Our hotels welcome well behaved dogs.

One dog allowed per bedroom. We provide a bed, bowl and goody bag for your dog. Your dog is permitted in a selected number of Courtyard room type bedrooms only. Dogs are not permitted in any other room type and we reserve the right to change your booking to a courtyard bedroom on arrival. There is an easy access to and from the selected bedrooms to designated areas to walk your dog. There are dog bins on location which must be used. We welcome responsible dog owners. Dogs are not permitted in any food serving areas of the hotel or the leisure club and spa. The charge for your dog is £25 per night