22 Mar - 27 Apr 14
We're so proud to have launched our national celebration bringing Shakespeare to life for primary school children across the UK.
To celebrate the very first Shakespeare Week we are offering lots of fun family activities at the Shakespeare family homes:
- 22-23 March, 29-30 March.
- Then from 5-27 April everyday from 12-3pm.
Activites are included in admission, so these events are free to valid ticketholders!
Ribbon of Words
Create a ravel of ribbons by writing down your own invented Shakespearian words and attaching them to the woven trail in the Birthplace Garden.
Animal Magic - Tile Carving
There are no unicorns or dragons at the farm - yet.
Create your own mythical creatures to add to our farmyard, taking inspiration from our special book 'Topsell’s Beasts – The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents'. Bring your beasts to life by carving them onto Tudor tiles.
Oberon's Bank of Flowers
‘I know a bank where the wild thyme blows...’ Make your own fantasy flowers from recycled materials and plant them in Anne's garden.
Make a Character - Puppet Making
Make your own Shakespearian hand puppets to add to the cast in the ‘mini theatre’ at the back of the parlour. Your own decorated character could even be linked into our Film Festival which is taking place from 1 – 5 October 2014.
Spots and Boils
Transform yourself into a plague victim with our face painters and learn all about the diseases that afflicted both rich and poor in Jacobean England.
All houses activities during Shakespeare Week have been kindly sponsored by Paperchase.
Find out more about Shakespeare Week.
27 Mar - 18 Dec 14
Artists Open Days
23 Apr 14
Dress Up Like a Tudor
24 Apr 14
Singing Shakespeare Concert
25-26 Apr 14
25 Apr 14
01-05 May 14
May Bank Holiday