From storytelling to sword fighting, the curtain is about to go up on a summer of family fun with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
A special programme of events will run across the Shakespeare family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon throughout July, August and into September.
Highlights include sword fighting and live Tudor music at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, storytelling workshops at New Place, a nature trail at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and outdoor theatre at Mary Arden’s Farm – which will also open for a series of family days in addition to a number of specially-curated experiences.
Rachael Boyd, director of visitor experience at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said: “With the summer holidays fast approaching, we’re really excited to be announcing a fun-packed programme of family-friendly events throughout the coming months, when we look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to reconnect and enjoy Shakespeare’s work, life and times. We’ve been working hard to plan events for all ages across our sites, including at Mary Arden’s Farm where families can immerse themselves in Tudor times on special dates throughout the summer.”
The full ‘Shakespeare Birthplace Trust family summer events’ programme is detailed here, with tickets now on sale.
Ticketed events at Mary Arden’s Farm – advance booking required
- Hamlet The Comedy by Oddsocks Productions – Friday 22 & Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm – 9.45pm
- Tudor family experience days – 17, 18, 25 & 31 August, 10am-3pm
- Family activity days – Sundays 21, 28 August, 4, 11 September, 10am-4pm (last entry 2pm)