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May Half Term Fun

at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Enjoy a fun programme of activities at the Shakespeare Family Homes this May Half Term

Draw me “as you like it”

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Come along to Shakespeare’s Birthplace and get yourself drawn by our caricature artist with a Tudor twist. Lady Macbeth, Hamlet, Puck or don a Tudor ruff... you decide! 

26 – 28 May


Heroes vs Supervillains

New Place

Which Shakespeare character would you class as a villain or hero?  Is Iago really that evil or is he simply misunderstood?

26 May - 3 June

Shakespeare in Sci-Fi

Join us for an inspiring talk looking at Shakespeare's influence on contemporary science fiction. 

29 - 30 May and 1 - 2 June, at 12 and 2pm

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: Age of Oberon

Ever wondered what would happen if Shakespeare was kidnapped by a crazed fairy in an enchanted forest? Well, wonder no more. With the fate of the Bard and his mystical infinity quill in the balance, can Shakespeare's heroes save their creator from the evil machinations of Oberon, Lord of Midsummer?

Adult £10,  Child/Concession £8

Tickets are available to book online now!

1 June,  6pm  

Shakespeare's Avengers Assembleth: All's War That Ends War 

Join Drake’s Drummers as they take you to a world where all of Shakespeare’s creations live, laugh and love together. Full of tragedy, history and lashings of comedy!

Adult £10,  Child/Concession £8

Tickets are available to book online now!

2 June,  6pm  

Become a fairy or a sprite

Hall's Croft

Head down to Hall's Croft and discover the magical world of the fairies. Make your own head-band using flowers or leaves and learn about their influence in Jacobean folklore.

26 May - 3 June


Helping Hand

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Visit our ever-popular family activity tent and make a bird feeder with recyclable materials for your garden.

26 May - 3 June

1940’s Tea Party

You’re invited to our 1940’s tea party as we celebrate the visitors who brought their sweethearts to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage throughout the War Years. Come wearing your best 1940’s attire and enjoy the music, family activities, as well as non-rationed afternoon teas in our cafe. 

 2 June, 11 am - 4 pm

Woolly Week

Mary Arden’s Farm

Why not try your hand at spinning wool and find out how to make a Tudor braid to take home?

26 May - 3 June 

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