I’ve lived just outside of Stratford upon Avon forever. I often to try to look at it through the eyes of a tourist because even though I know we are very lucky to live in such an iconic part of the world, the truth is, for us ‘locals’, Shakespeare’s Stratford can sometimes get a bit much.
We are unindated with tourists year after year and the roads in the town really struggle to cope with the the heavy traffic flow. That combined with the hundreds of new houses that are being built, it sadly turns into a place I tend to avoid on the weekend, simply because it can take far too long to get anywhere.
But, this weekend we decided to embrace our famous local town to visit the Stratford Upon Avon Festival of Motoring. It was held over Sunday, 1st and Monday, 2nd May, the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Anyone who has a little boy like me will probably have their fair share of toy cars, trucks and fire engines taking over their living room floors, so when I told EJ about the festival and that he’d get to see lots of different types of real life vehicles up close he jumped at the chance.
The streets were lined with various different models of cars. (This isn’t a blog filled with information about the cars because we all know that’s not what I’m all about!). It’s just a friendly little post to give you an idea of something to do if you find yourself in Warwickshire this time next year.
We walked around, looked at the cars, popped into some shops and stopped for lunch.
The highlight of the morning was EJ’s face when he finally got to go in a Fire Engine, I think you’ll agree you can’t buy that kind of smile. That’s one chuffed little boy.
Sadly the rain came and it was time to call it a day. I’m glad I gave it the benefit of the doubt. It was nice to stay close to home for the day yet still do something different. Stratford has many events over the course of the year and I reckon we might just give some more a go before the year is out.
Thanks for reading.
If you would like to know more about the festival you can check their website here.