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May half term

There's plenty to enjoy this half term

Enjoy a fun programme of activities at Shakespeare's Family Homes this May half term.

Enjoy a week of activities across the Shakespeare Family Homes.

Shakespeare's Birthplace

25-27 May, times tbc
Shakespeare Aloud and Roy McFarlane
Shakespeare Aloud have teamed up with award-winning poet Roy McFarlane to perform poetry that will amaze, bemuse and help you conquer those Shakespeare fears!

Shakespeare’s New Place

Daily, 12pm - 4pm                                                                                     
The Play-Doh’s The Thing
Take inspiration from the sculptures and design your own tribute to Shakespeare using Play-Doh.

Hall’s Croft

29 May, 12pm-4pm
Spice Up Your Life
Find out how spices from the Jacobean era were used with living history group Pario Gallico.

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Daily, 9am-5pm
Garden of Inspiration
Get hands-on with our Tempest-themed activities in the Sculpture Garden.  Have fun dressing our scarecrows, create your own storm in the musical corner and hunker down in our natural story pods.

Mary Arden’s Farm

Daily, 10pm-5pm
Woolly Week
It’s all about wool at the Farm this week. Have a go at spinning wool, watch traditional sheep shearing, try your hand at wool crafts such as weaving, felting fleece and braiding. Don't miss demonstrations by the Stratford-upon-Avon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (check our daily activities board when you arrive for times). You can now buy wool in our gift shop, sheared from our rare breed Portland sheep last summer!  


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