Forget sitting and watching the drama as a passive spectator. Immersive events where you are at the centre of the action are happening all over and now Stratford has three challenges to get stuck into.
We asked Carenza Bramwell to find out more
Address- Bell Court, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EX
Cost- £5 (for virtual tour of The Enchanted Manor)
A little slice of magic in the heart of Stratford. Home to the “lost years of William Shakespeare”, come here to visit the Enchanted Manor. Fun for all, no matter the age, a riddle filled adventure that takes you through the life of the Bard himself. Currently available in person and virtually for those unable to attend due to COVID-19. Magic Alley also offers a host of evening events, such as tarot reading, clairvoyant evenings and original plays. Gift shop and café, serving coffee and butterbeer, available on site.
Clue B Or Not Clue B
Address- firstname.lastname@example.org (for inquiries etc)
Cost- starting at £28 for 2 players and £55 for 5 players
Fear not, for those looking for something not too Shakespearean, then this outdoor treasurer hunt is perfect. The premise- “the world’s most valuable diamonds have been stolen and now lie hidden somewhere in Stratford”. So, grab yourself a group of detective friends and families, your phones and set off on this hunt. All you need is to download an app first. Once you’ve booked, you’ll be sent all the information you need for your quest around Stratford-upon-Avon. The escapade is COVID-19 safe, with players being advised to follow guidelines and all equipment cleaned. If you’re looking for something to get you moving as lockdown ends, then this could be the perfect thing for you.
Address- 31 Greenhill Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LE
Cost- £17.50 per person
Escape rooms have become a hit in the past few years and now Stratford has its own. You have an hour to solve a series of puzzles to either discover the ancient relic or missing script that have been hidden inside. The Chalice of Champions and Shakespeare’s Script are for 2-6 players. A mix of magic and Shakespeare, these escape rooms are suitable for all. Book your visit today to learn if you will be victorious and beat the room, or if you will be beaten by it.
Carenza Bramwell is a Creative and Professional Writing graduate from the University of the West of England. She is a freelance writer based in Stratford-upon-Avon.