Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

May Half Term

23-31 May 15

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We've got extra family friendly activities taking place at Shakespeare's family homes this May half term, so come and join in the fun! 

Activites take place from 11am - 3pm daily from 28 March to 12 April.

All of these events are included in admission, so if you already have a valid ticket you can come along for free!


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Tudor Glove Making

Come and enjoy displays and demos in the garden about leather tanning and the dying process. Watch our live demonstrations of traditional gloving methods and have a go for yourself! 

Storytelling with the Yarnsmith of Norwich (30 May only)

Enjoy storytelling and Tudor tales every hour from 10am - 5pm in the garden. Suitable for all ages.


Mary Arden's Farm

Woolly Week

It's shearing time down on the farm! Come and join the fun and get involved with all things woolly with traditional sheep shearing and cool craft demonstrations daily.


Hall's Croft

What, Dress'd?

Get ready for the day as the wealthy Jacobeans did! Make your own ointment pot, try on your homemade ruff and lavish yourself with our decorative Jacobean costumes. 


Harvard House

New Worlds

Explore the world of travel in Shakespeare’s time and find out if you would have survived the dangers of setting off in search of the New World. 



Plus, don't miss our fabulous family trails that bring each of the houses to life with extra puzzles and treasures hunts for children of all ages.