Magic Alley Stratford upon Avon

Magic Alley Stratford upon Avon

Magic Alley Stratford upon Avon
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Magical Attraction and Emporium based in Stratford upon Avon. Everything from magic spells and antique prints, to incense, candles, puzzles, quirky books, board games and curious gifts. There are fairies and fairy houses, unicorns and dragons; vintage toys and games; and books that you never knew you wanted. And then there’s the ‘obje de strange’ selection! You can browse the packed shelves of a dedicated magical and mystical section. As well as a ‘supreme’ collection of magic spell kits and spell books, we also have crystals, incense, smudge stick, books on many magical subjects, crystal balls and Halloween all year round! Naturally, the rest of Magic Alley is generously stocked with Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and a classic toy shop You can also visit our Enchanted Manor - complete the quest and encounter the magical folk within. We also have a very magical Christmas experience.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Amy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic fun
    Visited here today with my 2 sons 3 and 6 and my 13 year old daughter. We had a lovely time. The activities were very well thought of and the staff were a delight. Couldn’t do enough for you, very friendly and we can’t wait to come again. Thank you 😃
    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to you coming again
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Victoria W
    Lincoln, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Refreshingly different, something to be included in any visit to Stratford Upon Avon
    Visited today for the Curse of Jewel Island, what a fantastically different activity. Perfect for that always tween age where they are feeling a bit too grown up for some of the usual summer activities but aren’t quite ready to ditch thier grown up. The puzzles offered a variety of challenges again great for an age where escape rooms might be a little frustrating but they are wanting an activity like thag and the photo opportunities was fun. This was refreshingly different and I will be looking out for future events here.
    Thank you very much for your lovely review
    Written 24 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 August 2023
  • campbell88
    Birmingham, United Kingdom149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceeded expectations
    With a 12 and 14 year old who aren't easily impressed, I was doubtful about booking this experience. I'm glad I did. It gave us over an hour of fun together and we were all able to participate despite our very varied levels of intellect. The man who met us and collected us at the end was excellent; welcoming, friendly and informative. It was impressively creatively put together and we will definitely return for Halloween!
    Thank you very much for your lovely review
    Written 24 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Safari39962722535
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For puzzler kids
    This was fantastic. I have 8 year old and 5 year old girls. There were puzzles to solve for both at the same time in different areas. It was like an escape room for kids. If your children like puzzles then this is fantastic, we had a fab time. The customer service was fabulous too, we paid full price and the company emailed to say they were dropping price for a sale and refunded us the difference, they didn't have to do that and we certainly would have paid full price. If they change theme we would definitely come back and try the new one too.
    Thank you very much for your lovely review
    Written 24 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • James T
    225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Curse of Jewel Island
    Curse of Jewel Island. Puzzle Quest for the kids was excellent, some of the clues and riddles got you thinking for sure. Altogether took us just over an hour to complete and then there is a ‘beach’ sandpit at the end for the kids to play in. There are some interest items in the shop also, including Ouija Boards! Would definitely recommend if you’re in the area with young kids
    Thank you very much for your lovely review
    Written 24 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Charlotte O
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value brain workout
    This place is an absolute gem. Last minute booking for myself and 2 thirteen year old girls after reading all of the positive reviews on Facebook. Think the venue may host different seasonal events..we were at The Curse of Jewel Island. Easily an hour and quarter of mind stimulating challenges..adults included🙂Particularly loved the secret messages found with the UV light pen. Very pleasant staff and the perfect end of school holidays brain work out. Looking forward to their next event already!
    Thank you very much for your lovely review
    Written 4 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Iska B
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We want to move in to the shop!
    The Witching Hour had a fantastic atmosphere and great puzzles to challenge the mind. All staff are really friendly and the live actors are amazing! All made for a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend. Have been before and will most definitely be returning. Keep up the amazing work folks. Iska and Mark
    Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It was lovely to meet you!
    Written 22 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 October 2023
  • BramhallHatter
    Bramhall, United Kingdom154 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this place! Time well spent.
    My family and I (kids aged 12 and 10) visited today and had a great time solving the puzzles. Lots of thought has gone into the “murder mystery” and the rooms are really well laid out with lots of spooky props. We’d all highly recommend this place as somewhere to spend some quality family time when visiting Stratford!
    Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review!
    Written 26 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • chloet147
    Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    Never wrote a review on trip advisor before but after seeing your last two reviews I thought I would share my amazing experience. We visited the Christmas grotto with our baby it’s her first Christmas and it was the most magical experience, all the staff was lovely and so welcoming. Was lovely having all the different rooms and the decorations was spectacular! Father Christmas and mrs clause was the best ones I’ve ever seen good enough to even make adults believe! Thank you so much we will be visiting every year going forward!
    Thank you so much for your lovely review Have a fabulous Christmas
    Written 21 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 December 2023
  • nicola h
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Christmas visit
    Wow. We went twice in 1 week, 1st to do the snowplay,meet and greet with santa with out 14 month. Everyone was amazing and so friendly. We then went back with our older/adult children and we had just as much fun, the staff and people who do the events are amazing. Santa was brilliant, however the elf in the last snow room was fantastic both times we visited all my children said how good he was :)
    Thank you so much for your lovely review. Have a fabulous Christmas
    Written 24 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2023
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kgcward
UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great fun! Challenging enough to keep us all interested but easy enough for our little ones (6 and 8 years old) to get plenty out of it.

Highly recommended for families!
Written 15 June 2024
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eliotG
Woore, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We thought we were going to be given the cold shoulder, but no. The staff were very humble and kind. Excellent toys and butter bear. Prices are okay, no rip offs.
Written 5 June 2024
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Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the staff were welcoming. Thank you for visiting us
Written 7 June 2024
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The adventures of an English Rose
Leamington Spa, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Always very good themes, interesting for older and younger children, as well as the adults. Definitely worth a visit, prices vary, being Stratford they can be a little steep (locals discount would be ideal, as we're not all tourist, yet pay tourist prices). The shop is okay over.priced though and not usually anything to do with the theme.
Written 1 June 2024
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Thank you for your review. We have recently started to sell more targeted items in the shop to match the attraction as the two are very separate entities ie currently Egyptian artefacts and dig kits. Thank you for the suggestion of local pricing we have tried this before but there was not much uptake as many locals chose to pay the £8 ticket price.
Written 7 June 2024
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Marie S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wow what a fantastic Game/Interactive experience.
I came here today with an open mind and no real expectations as hadn’t had time before attending to read much about it and my husband sent me the link to it before we came on our break so I just booked it.

Great activity and love all the little details. This is right up our street.
We love a murder mystery game!

It’s tastefully done so kids can enjoy it too and it be a family activity.

We will be returning in a few months and bringing our teen and tweenager next time too.

Thank you for a great game experience.
Written 31 May 2024
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Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review Best wishes Sam Head of Events
Written 7 June 2024
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Birdy V
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We came Stratford for a two day break and on looking for things to do, this came up and sounded something different so decided to give it a go.

In short, it was great. Target demographic more family rather than a couple in their 40's but we had a great time solving the puzzles and finding the information needed.

We also had a laugh in the dress up room, photo attached 😁 We each received a certificate at the end and when a different scenario is made, we will be bringing the kids for a family trip.
Written 31 May 2024
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Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review
Written 7 June 2024
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Victoria
Portsmouth, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I visited yesterday to do the Murder Mystery Quest with my two children (age 7 & 10) and would thoroughly recommend it. The staff are lovely, and the activity itself was really well set up- the boys said it was the highlight of our visit to Stratford!
Written 30 May 2024
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Thank you so much for coming and we are so glad you enjoyed the murder mystery quest.
Written 30 May 2024
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Gregory V
Chichester, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This place feels very fun and friendly upon walking into the entrance hall - very twee. Getting upstairs was lovely, they have a broad collection of wands, ornaments, dragons, tarot/oracle cards and so much more to look through. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, chatted to us a little and then left us to our browsing. 100% recommended for a silly little stop on your way to somewhere else
Written 28 March 2024
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Thank you for your review
Written 11 April 2024
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Sandie R
Leamington Spa, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were welcomed by Barry who's enthusiasm spoke volumes! Very reasonably priced (I'd had my money's worth just browsing round the shop!).
Loved the quest itself, took our 12 year old grandson with us and he was able to help us OAP's with some of the clues! We spent between 1 and 2 hours in there, we all dressed up (see my husband below) and played Twister at the end .
Before leaving Barry marked our answers in the booklet and we all got a certificate!
Honestly, it was a great experience and not expensive either!
We'll be back!
Written 18 March 2024
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Thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you so much for supporting us
Written 11 April 2024
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Leila C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was such a great day out for the family, we had kids and adults ranging from 9 to 42 and everyone enjoyed it. All the staff were so nice and made us all feel really welcome. I didn’t catch all of their names but we chatted a lot to Rosie (nice selfie on my phone Rosie haha) and I had to message Sam a few times who went over of her way to help me. The event is great (we did the wonderland event) for anyone who enjoys a riddle or a puzzle and it looked fantastic, that’s all I will say because I don’t want to ruin it!
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, best wishes Sam
Written 16 February 2024
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Andy S
Coventry, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
What a Christmas experience! First time visitor but won't be the last. Santa and Mrs Claus were amazing and the personal touch made my kids jaws hit the floor. Really well organised - never thought my son would do puzzles and enjoy himself and concentrate! Really recommend this and especially for older kids who might be doubting! Nice one - looking forward to the next visit
Written 28 December 2023
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!
Written 29 December 2023
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