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May half term

at Shakespeare's Family Homes

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

These activities take place between 12-4pm daily and are included in general admission, unless otherwise stated.  So if you already have a valid pass you can come along for free!

Shakespeare's Birthplace

Take part in our Tudor games on the lawn and follow our colourful flower trail around the garden.

Shakespeare's New Place

Learn the Tudor technique of copying portraits called pouncing.  Have a go at pouncing a portrait of William Shakespeare to take home.

Hall's Croft

Explore the gardens and hunt for beats of Shakespeare's magical creatures in our Croft's Conjuring Creatures trail.

31 May - Find out how herbs and spices were used during the 1600s and enjoy cooking demonstrations in the kitchen.

Mary Arden's Farm

Woolly Week - it's sheep shearing time!  See traditional sheep shearing, learn how to felt sheep fleece and make a felt bead to take home.

Bank Holiday Monday (May 29) - Celebrate a Tudor handfasting and join in the festivities with our Tudors.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Discover how Anne's relatives lived and how this was different to William and Anne's family life in Stratford.  Don't miss the craft activities in the family marquee!

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