A birthday trip to Stratford Upon Avon - part 2

Here’s a little round-up of what we got up to when we went to Stratford Upon Avon for my birthday a few weeks ago.

Almost as soon as we arrived in Stratford we headed to Ettington Park Hotel for afternoon tea. We discovered that Little N loves drinking tea and I found a MASSIVE mirror in the bathroom which was perfect for a cheeky bumpfie!

ettington park hotel afternoon tea stratford

Later that evening, after checking out pretty much every restaurant Stratford had to offer, I decided to go with the first restaurant I had spotted – Giggling Squid. It serves simple rustic Thai food, from street food to coastal specialities. We all shared a platter of starters, then Ian and I had different lamb dishes. Little N loved the starters and had an extra serving of prawn toast and lots of sticky rice. He was not impressed by the curries and was too tired for dessert!

giggling squid stratford

The next day we went exploring and took in the sights of Stratford, had a mooch around the shops and a meander through the market. Of course, we stopped at Shakespeare’s birthplace! Little N enjoy running around chasing pigeons, watching ducks with their ducklings and throwing coins in the fountain.

stratford upon avon shakespeare birthplace

Later that afternoon, it was time for tea – round 2! I love afternoon tea and it has become a bit of a birthday tradition. Ian had looked on Tripadvisor and found a place called The Fourteas, an amazing 1940s themed tearoom in the heart of Stratford. The music, memorabilia and staff all make you feel like you are in wartime Britain – there is even the sound of air raid sirens every so often! The cakes were amazing, the sandwiches delicious and the tea perfect.

fourteas stratford afternoon tea

I had such an amazing birthday break spent with my two favourite people doing my favourite things – eating, shopping and relaxing! I couldn’t have asked for more.


  1. Looks like you had a fab time. Love afternoon tea x

  2. This all looks super lovely!

  3. Little N is so cute <3 Love that you enjoyed the trip :) All the foods look yummy!


  4. It looks pretty perfect, all that yummy food! Cute bump shot too, you're looking fab xx


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