Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Summer holidays

19 Jul - 31 Aug 14

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The summer holidays are the perfect time to explore Shakespeare's family homes and there will be something for everyone throughout the school holidays.

Take part in 44 fun filled family activities at each of Shakespeare's family homes and see how many you can tick off our list. Here's just a sample of what's on offer - come and join in the fun this summer! 


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Your Presence Needs Must Puzzle

Get cracking and break the codes at Shakespeare's Birthplace! See if you can solve our perplexing puzzles and reveal more about Shakespeare and his Tudor life.


Mary Arden's Farm

Nine Men's Morris

Find the Nine Men's Morris Board and enjoy playing a game with the giant counters.


Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Will's Word Quest

Hidden around the beautiful grounds of Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens are seven letters. Can you find them all to discover our mystery word? Enter our weekly prize draw and you could win a £250 voucher! Find out more.


New Place & Nash's House

Discovery Tent (12pm - 4pm daily)

Dig through the history of Shakespeare's final home in our archaeological tent, filled with hands on activities for all ages to enjoy.


Hall's Croft

Murder Mystery Trail

Turn detective and see if you can track down whodunnit in our fun trail at Hall's Croft (don't worry, no Shakespeare characters were harmed in the making of this crime-solving activity!). 

Picture Perfect

Enter our competition by drawing a picture of what you think Shakespeare's daughter Susanna might have looked like. 


These activities and many more are included in normal admission as part of the 44 things you can discover at Shakespeare's family homes this summer. All of our houses tickets are valid for 12 months so you can really make the most of the summer holidays in Stratford-upon-Avon.