New property joins family short break for visitors to Stratford and Warwick

Ettington Chase, near Stratford-upon-Avon, has extended the accommodation choices for families visiting Stratford and Warwickshire on the Stay Play Explore Warwickshire short break.

The Stay Play Explore family short break celebrates the range of visitor attractions and experiences in Warwickshire including Warwick Castle, plus attractions in and around the home of William Shakespeare, offering a choice of three from 11 top-class visitor attractions in Stratford and Warwickshire, plus one night's accommodation with breakfast in a local 4 star hotel for just £185 for a family of four.

Ettington Chase offers family-friendly overnight B&B accommodation and a swimming pool, and is the latest property to sign up as an accommodation partner on the Stay Play Explore short break, and joins Double Tree by Hilton at the Ricoh Arena and Jurys Inn Hinckley Island. Visitors can book their short break online at

Lorraine Lockwood, General Manager of Ettington Chase said: “We are delighted to be working with Stay Play Explore. My team and I are looking forward to welcoming families to Ettington Chase who are ready to discover what this historic county of Warwickshire has to offer. With our 11 acres of stunning grounds, your young explorers will have plenty of space to discover.”

The choice of visitor attractions and experiences in the Stay Play Explore Warwickshire break include:
• Warwick Castle
• Shakespeare’s Birthplace
• Stratford Butterfly Farm
• Royal Shakespeare Company
• Mechanical Arts & Design (MAD) Museum
• British Motor Museum
• Hall’s Croft
• Shakespeare’s New Place
• Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
• Mary Arden’s Farm
• Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

The Stay Play Explore Warwickshire break has been developed by Leicestershire Promotions and Shakespeare’s England.

Martin Peters, Chief Executive of Leicestershire Promotions added: “We’re very pleased to welcome Ettington Chase as a partner on the Stay Play Explore Warwickshire short break. With its Victorian charm and contemporary feel, it will offer a memorable accommodation experience for families visiting Stratford and Warwickshire.”

Helen Peters, Chief Executive, Shakespeare's England added: "The Stay, Play, Explore product offers a fantastic opportunity for families to extend their visit to Shakespeare's England and make the most of the huge variety of activities on offer.

"The inclusion of Ettington Chase, a long standing Member of Shakespeare's England, as one of the hotels to choose from, is a real bonus and I am sure will lead to even greater success for the Stay, Play, Explore Warwickshire product."