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Easter Holiday Fun

at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Fun activities across all five of Shakespeare's family homes this Easter

Enjoy a whole host of exciting and fun activities on offer across Shakespeare's family homes this Easter. There's plenty to do, so you can really make the most of your 12 months free repeat visits with all tickets.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Swan-derful!
Daily, 10am-4pm

Add your origami swan to our collection as we aim to fill the Birthplace with as many paper birds as possible to mark the 455th birthday of William Shakespeare, the man nick-named by his friend and contemporary Ben Jonson as the 'Sweet Swan of Avon.'

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Dig for your dinner
Daily, 12pm-4pm

Discover how nature's helpers such as worms and ladybirds help things grow at the childhood home of William Shakespeare's wife, Anne.  Plant your own seeds in a pot to take home.

Hall's Croft

Knights and Nymphs Garden Party
27 April, 12pm-4pm

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday in style.  Dress up as a Knight or a Nymph and enjoy a party atmosphere with garden games, face painting and storytelling. Don't miss our Tudor recipe sausages at the barbecue, plus shortbread biscuits, sparkling wine and strawberries. You might even get a slice of birthday cake if you're quick enough!

Free entry for all Stratford-upon-Avon (CV37) residents (proof of address required).

Mouse hunt
Daily, 11am-4pm

Find each of the mice that are hiding throughout the Jacobean home of William Shakespeare's daughter Susanna, and her physician husband, John Hall.

Shakespeare's New Place

Gastrell Returns
19-22 April, 12pm-4pm

The Reverend Francis Gastrell returns to contest the verdict of visitors, who last year judged him to be a villain for knocking down New Place in 1759. Gastrell will be back to stand trial at 2pm on each of the four days.  Become a member of the jury at the trial, presided over by our guides, as this much maligned man of cloth defends himself against these accusations.

'O brave new world'
Daily, 12pm-4pm

Journey to Prospero's island to discover a magical new world.  Dreaming up your own stories and legends, write a message in a bottle and design your own dream island.

Mary Arden's Farm

Easter egg decorating
Daily, 12pm-4pm

Be inspired by traditional Tudor designs and decorate your own Easter egg.


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