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“Brill :)” 5 of 5 stars
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The Recreation Ground
Swan's Nest Ln., Stratford-upon-Avon, England
44-1789-293127
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Owner description: 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.
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“Brill :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The kidz absolutely love it here, really big play area with lots of different things to play on :) for all ages :) mine absolutely love the sand and wAter play so be prepared and being a towel and change of socks and trousers for the kidz ! I have to drag mine away :) lots of fun, there is a small outside pool too wev never used it as not been a day when it's been really hot but looks lots of fun. If you park in the car park near by, just beware on busy days like bank holidays and when things like the river festival is on it can get really busy so get there early to get a good spot and also coming out everyone seems to go at the same time, often they will open the back gate to let cars out, it's right in the corner behind the playground, takes you on the path leading along the recreation ground, often worth a check especially if the cars are queuing all the way back to the playground to get out. Playground includes a boat to climb and slide on, sand and water play area with a slide and a wooden bucket to pull the sand up in, swings, climbing things, and zip wire. The coffee 'van' is a bit expensive but Stratford upon Avon can be, think the ice creams are cheaper from the shop in the butterfly farm, you don't have to pay to go in the garden at the front and shop before going in the butterfly farm if you just want to get an ice cream :) worth taking a flask of coffee much cheaper !!

Visited April 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“So beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We walked through these grounds and thought how beautiful they were kept. The sun was shining and you couldn't help but be surprised how everything was so clean and immaculate . Well done.

Visited March 2015
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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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“Half term treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A wonderful place that I have found memories of going to with my parents and now am returning with my grandson

Visited February 2015
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

if you have younger relatives or a child aged between 2- 14 then this is an ideal place for them to come you are able to chill because the space is fully enclosed so you can stay a peace of mind all the time and the children in this park are always friendly highly recommend

Visited August 2014
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely place to visit when the weather is nice children throughly enjoyed all the play equipment especially the little pool they have really clean and lovely! A brilliant couple of hours out

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