Great days out for all the family are a feature of life at Bidford Gardens. From simple walks and picnics in the beautiful countryside, to action-packed theme parks and family attractions, you'll be spoiled for choice. In the heart of the old village is Bidford High Street, while large parts of the village lie within the Conservation Area. The village itself benefits from a dental surgery, pharmacy and health centre.
Situated on the Birmingham Road, just 8 miles from Bidford-on-Avon and less than a mile from the historic centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, is The Maybird Shopping Centre. Here you will find several High Street names such as Marks & Spencer, WH Smith and Next - to name a few. The shopping centre also benefits from over 850 free parking spaces, making it a convenient place to shop.
One of Bidford's main features is The Big Meadow, a 26 acre riverside meadow open year round for walkers. In the summertime it's the perfect spot for picnics and with the local boat yard hiring both small and large boats, you really can spend the day having fun on the river.
Golfers will be in their element with a number of courses to choose from within a 15 mile radius, including Welford-on-Avon, Stratford Oaks and Ingon Manor to name just a few.
Being just 8 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon, you'll find plenty more amenities - alongside the rich history - to make the most of day to day living. Being the birthplace of William Shakespeare, it is a popular tourist destination. You will find opportunities for retail therapy, places to enjoy a coffee and a number of supermarkets. Along with the history, you can enjoy a taste of culture in one of Stratford's theatres.
Days out could also include a trip to the Roman Alcester Heritage Centre just 4 miles from home, or a visit to Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Gardens less than 8 miles away. Avonvale MES Miniature Railway is less than 3 miles from Bidford Gardens and Coughton Court is 6 miles distant.
Families with young children will find an excellent choice of schools for all ages. With playgrounds and sports fields throughout the area, there is everything for a happy, healthy life.
The main school in Bidford on Avon is Bidford C Of E Primary School. It is an independent school and has a 'Good' Oftsed rating for both reading and writing. There are several other schools in the surrounding area providing education for all ages, including Welford on Avon and Bridgetown primary schools, Stratford Girls grammar school, Welcombe Hills and King Edward V1.
Stratford Upon Avon College is one of the Warwickshire’s most popular and oldest schools, currently attracting more than 4,000 students, with a wide range of courses available including, A Levels, Vocational, Apprenticeships, Leisure and University Level qualifications. The school was also the first to receive the Training & Quality Standard award with excellence in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism.