May Half Term at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Family friendly activities at Shakespeare's Family Homes throughout the schools holidays!

28 May - 05 June 2016

  • Family Fun

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! 

Activities take place from 12pm - 4pm daily and are included in admission, so if you already have a valid ticket you can come along for free!

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Join us in our pop-up tavern in the garden and meet our innkeepers. Play Tudor inn games and learn about the pub which used to be here in Shakespeare’s family home.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Enjoy games in the Yew Circle and crafts in the Family Activity Tent.

28 - 30 May - Castle Small Puppet Show.

30 May - Tudor storyteller Dave Tonge returns.

4 - 5 June - Hathaway’s Alive: 1500’s - Discover more about the Hathaway’s and meet some of the characters who once walked the rooms of the cottage.

Mary Arden's Farm

Woolly Week - Daily sheep shearing demos and woolly crafts. From 12-4pm each day, make your own woolly sheep to take home with you.

30 May - Tudor handfasting celebration - enjoy the festivities at our traditional handfasting ceremony and have the opportunity to take part in a mass public handfasting. 

Hall's Croft

Make your own Tussie Mussie, used by the Tudors to ward off disease, out of the herbs available to the Hall Family. 

Harvard House

Travel and the New World. Explore the world of travel in Shakespeare’s time. Would you survive the dangers of travel in Shakespeare's day? We will have a Tudor New World-themed snakes and ladders board in the activity area, which we are calling 'Rough Seas or Plain Sailing'. 



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.


Discover all this and more at Shakespeare's family homes this May.