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A Day on The Banks of The River Avon

We recently enjoyed an idyllic day on the banks of the River Avon. We had visited Stratford-Upon-Avon last year but had planned lots, and left no time to just chill. The banks of the river looked just amazing. So this year we decided to revisit and spend a day with a picnic by the river.
A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

We were so lucky with the weather it was just glorious, we walked into town and had a little mooch around the lovely shops and then headed to Sainsbury’s to purchase our picnic. Once we found a spot under a tree, which was half in the sun and half in the shade we set up our little area. 

A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

It was so beautiful, having chilled family time, the boys had the freedom to run around whilst we looked on. Watching boats and duck going up and down the river. The boys started to get a little restless but then discovered they could take photos in the reflections of their sunglasses and went on to spend a good hour playing around with photography, it was great to watch them exploring their creative side and kept them busy giving us a little time to sunbathe. 

A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

Once they had exhausted this we decided to pack up and hire a riverboat, I must say I wasn’t over keen but went along with it. But do you know what? I loved it, it was idyllic, and we hired a motorboat rather than a rowing boat, as I had no intention of rowing when they all got bored. Trust me this was a good move. 

A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

We spent half an hour driving up and down the River Avon taking in the stunning scenery that Shakespeare would have enjoyed hundreds of years ago. Chris did all the driving but did let the boys have a little go for a minute or two each. Which they both loved, but I felt safer with Chris in control.

A Day on The Banks of the River Avon
A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

I would definitely recommend this as day out; it was such a stunning place to visit. Stratford-Upon-Avon is such a beautiful town, which is extremely chilled out. We all had a wonderful day on the banks of the river, and a wonderful few days in Stratford, and cant wait to visit again.

A Day on The Banks of the River Avon
A Day on The Banks of the River Avon

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  1. Redpeffer
    16th August 2014 / 7:27 am

    Stratford is a lovely place to visit-we’re lucky because it’s so close to us and we pop over a lot, although we’ve yet to go on the river as a family. Looks like you had a lovely day.

    • 16th August 2014 / 7:29 am

      Thank you I have totally fallen in love with Stratford, it is worth spending a day by the river, it was idyllic x

  2. Coombe Mill
    16th August 2014 / 11:32 am

    What an idyllic day! How lovely to be able to hire a boat and cruise up the picturesque river. Thanks for linking up and sharing your family fun with Country Kids.

  3. 16th August 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Looks lovely!
    Those photos are great.

    • 16th August 2014 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks Karen and yes it is fab, worth a visit x

  4. Mary @over40andamumtoone
    16th August 2014 / 5:43 pm

    One of my favourite places to walk – beautiful part of the country #CountryKids

  5. brummymummyof2
    17th August 2014 / 5:12 am

    Oh yay we did this pre kids and it was so romantic! What a lovely day out. I love Stratford and it just seems a world away doesn’t it? Lovely pics #countrykids xxx

    • 17th August 2014 / 8:38 am

      Yes, its like a little bubble of perfectness. I love it such a wonderful place x

  6. Louisa
    17th August 2014 / 3:14 pm

    What a lovely afternoon. I went to Stratford many times when I was younger and would love to take my children to explore one day #countrykids

    • 18th August 2014 / 7:48 pm

      Hi Louisa, If they are like my children they will love it. We stayed at the premier in waterways I am posting about it on Saturday. I would definitely recommend it.x

  7. Sara Murray
    17th August 2014 / 3:42 pm

    I’ve visited Stratford a couple of times and it is so beautiful, full of history too, a great day out. Looks like you had a gorgeous day for it, how lovely to be able to chill out by the river. #CountryKids

    • 18th August 2014 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you, yes we were so lucky, there is something special about Stratford isn’t there? x

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