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The Recreation Ground

Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
+44 1789 293127
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A must for the grandchildren

We always visit when the young grandsons are with us. They spend hours there; so much choice and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
_clodagh_mallison
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Well maintained

Even on a cold miserable January day this made for a pleasant mid morning walk. There appears to no... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Venice2005
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Wrexham
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Known as the "Rec" to local people, this is the home of many annual activities including the Stratford Marathon and Stratford Regatta, plus a bandstand featuring musical performances throughout the summer season.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“paddling pool” (7 reviews)
“zip wire” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
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Swans Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS, England
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+44 1789 293127
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"paddling pool"
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"zip wire"
in 10 reviews
"play equipment"
in 5 reviews
"children's playground"
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"an ice cream van"
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"butterfly farm"
in 8 reviews
"mini golf course"
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"the river"
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"large sandpit"
in 2 reviews
"great play area"
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"opposite bank"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
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"great for kids"
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"diggers"
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"picnic"
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"park"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We always visit when the young grandsons are with us. They spend hours there; so much choice and all equipment in excellent order.

Thank _clodagh_mallison
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Even on a cold miserable January day this made for a pleasant mid morning walk. There appears to no shortage of things to do in the park and it's well maintained.

Thank Venice2005
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Our 4 boys enjoyed playing mini golf together on the Rec (the mini golf is towards the river from the play ground) There s a friendly shop with tables and chairs outside, where you can get a tea or coffee, ice creams, chocolates. The mums...More

Thank AlisonHappyTraveller
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

I was on my way to the butterfly farm with my two year old daughter, we parked in the recreation car park and saw the recreation play area; it's free, a decent sized area, caters for a range of ages, had a small pool for...More

Thank iamtripper
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

Took the granddaughters here and they had a great time going on all the rides we took a picnic and had an ice cream after spend a good three hours there

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

My children absolutely love playing here. Lots of parking nearby by and great for children of varying ages. We have spent many happy hours here.

Thank annL1984
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

Love to come here with my small son, the sand area is great fun. Some of the other equipment items are looking a bit tired like the pirate ship, and are not much fun. Parking close by although the usual astronomical soa prices apply.

Thank Sarah Jayne G
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

A large play area with equipment to suit a variety of ages and a large sandpit. In the summer months the paddling pool is normally open so be sure to take towels. Get there early to get a good parking space and pack a picnic...More

Thank nikki0621
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Not many towns of this size can offer so much parkland. The "Rec" borders the River Avon with the RSC theatres on the opposite bank. There is a children's playground, mini-golf course and food outlets all close by. A circular route along the river, across...More

Thank M D
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

My children have used this recreation area loads of times. Its conveniant , right next to a toilet block, and close to the carpark and town. There is a sandplay area, traditional paly ground swings and slides and a teenager play area with an ariel...More

Thank 7458russn
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It's all outside as it's a park
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