STRATFORD FUN FOR GROUPS
Thinking of bringing your group to Stratford? We’ve got you covered. Customize your own authentic cultural experience for your group, explore tasty adventures and behind the scenes tours. You’ll love escaping to the outdoors on a self-guided trail before relaxing in your guest suites. We have compiled some great ideas of group-friendly activities, accommodations and transportation while you’re here.
Arts & Culture
Stratford offers an exciting line up of cultural experiences year-round. From dynamic visual art exhibits and iconic outdoor sculptures to local history displays, your group will fully immerse themselves in the Stratford arts scene. Be sure to reserve seats for a theatre production and join a forum event to delve deeper into the season’s recurring themes on stage.
STRATFORD FESTIVAL Renowned plays, Forum events, Costume Warehouse Tours, Theatre Tours, Archives Tours and Garden Tours, Set Changeover tour.
GALLERY STRATFORD Features 3 galleries, outdoor sculptors and stunning gardens
SITE GALLERY Off-site Art Space location for Gallery Stratford
AGORA GALLERY Local and regional artists featured
MOUNTAIN GALLERIES EAST Canadian artists featured
ART IN THE PARK Outdoor curated art display and sale celebrating 50 years along the Avon River on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday (May – Sept) as weather permits.
STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM Exhibits including theatre and local history as well as Justin Bieber: Steps to Stardom exhibit.
ST. MARYS MUSEUM Changing and permanent exhibits relating to the history of the area. Children’s discovery area and archival resources for research into local history. Located in the town of St.Marys.
CASTLE KILBRIDE Visit this national treasure of artistic, historical and architectural significance. Home of the Livingston family with some of the best examples of trompe l’oeil painting. Located in Baden.
BLYTH FESTIVAL Community-based professional theatre that endeavours to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country. Located in Blyth.
Stratford’s culinary reputation is built on a solid foundation of producers, chefs and artisans working together to present the best of the area. We invite you to meet artisan cheesemakers, craft brewers, distillers and candy makers. Take your group to the Stratford Chefs School for a cooking class, or explore self-guided Culinary Trails to enjoy our chocolate, and bacon and ale delights. One thing we know for sure…your group won’t leave hungry.
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL Cooking classes for the home chef from Mar - Sep and student dinners from Oct - Mar.
THE MILKY WHEY FINE CHEESE SHOP offers cheese and wine, beer and cider tastings in the Whey Back Room.
RHEO THOMPSON CANDIES Behind the scenes tours and tastings by private arrangement in advance.
STRATFORD TEA LEAVES Tea tastings and food pairings with tea sommelier, Karen Hartwick.
JUNCTION 56 DISTILLERY Tours are offered every Saturday at 11:00am or by arrangement.
BLACK SWAN BREWERY Stop by the brew house for a taste of Black Swan brews.
JOBSITE BREWING CO. Stratford’s newest craft brewery with a wood-fired oven for fabulous pizza.
PUCK'S PLENTY Guided foraging tours throughout the spring, summer and fall.
SHAKESPEARE BREWING CO. Try artisanal beers, made with 100% Ontario grown hops. Located in Shakespeare.
APPLE FLATS ORCHARD Guided tours available of the Crabapple Orchard (seasonal). Located in Shakespeare.
MCCULLY'S HILL FARM Food market, maple syrup and fall harvest festivals, horse drawn wagon rides. Located in St. Marys.
STONETOWN ARTISAN CHEESE Guided group tours (minimum 15 people). See the complete process of cheese making with Stonetown’s cheese maker. Located in St. Marys.
ANNA MAE’S BAKERY & RESTAURANT Experience Mennonite culture at Anna Mae’s. Group menus. Located in Millbank.
DARK HORSE ESTATE WINERY Guided tours (seasonally) and daily wine tastings. Private group tours are available upon reservation. Located in Grand Bend.
The Great Outdoors
Explore the natural beauty of Stratford, and beyond. To help guide your group, we’ve listed some of the best ways to relish the outdoors whether by bike, boat, walking trails, guided city tours, or a round of golf.
AVON BOAT RENTALS Canoe and paddle boat rentals as well as the Juliet III (seats 17) for a tour on the water.
CYCLE STRATFORD Various routes and group ride resources available.
GOLFING GALORE Take a shot at one of the many golf courses nearby!
G2G TRAIL – Goderich to Guelph Rail Trail Over 127km of safe passage to hike, bike, run or walk
SELF-GUIDED HERITAGE WALKING TOURS Pick up brochures at Stratford Tourism, 47 Downie Street. ($2)
STEP ON GUIDED CITY TOURS 90-minute tours – contact Stratford Perth Museum
SELF- GUIDED WALKING TOURS Explore the Avon Trail (100 km trail from St. Marys to Conestogo)
WILDWOOD CONSERVATORY AREA There is so much to explore at Wildwood including group camping, boat rentals, fishing, trails and more. Located in St.Marys.
More fun for groups!
STRATFORD AXES Experience the fun of axe throwing! No plaid shirt or bread required.
VILLAGE CRAFT AND CANDLE Customized candle making workshops for small and large groups. Located in St. Marys.
CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME Baseball lovers rejoice! Located in St.Marys.
Group Friendly Accommodations
Be our guest! Stratford offers great options for groups of all sizes. Check out these perfectly situated group friendly accommodations.
Groups transportation & tours
Looking for more unique ways to explore Stratford? Consider booking your own private transportation, or group tour around town.
All group reservations and special arrangements need to be made in advance in order to ensure your group can be accommodated.