Keep curiosity alive this summer with fab days out for the whole family. Have a Curious Summer and walk in the childhood footsteps of one of the greatest playwrights in history; William Shakespeare.
Step back in time with a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon this summer and discover the house where he was born and grew up, and 4 other Shakespeare heritage sites with The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Walk amongst the costumed actors and feel history come alive as you witness daily life in Tudor England then head over to the live on demand theatre show Shakespeare Aloud to request and watch your favourite scenes in the garden. Why not join a workshop and learn about the trade of a Tudor glove maker like Shakespeare’s father, John or take a trip to the childhood home and now working Tudor farm of his mother, Mary to learn the art of Tudor dining or goose herding. And of course, discover the giant What on Earth? Wallbook on display, which features all of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. See how long it takes you to spot the ghosts and murderers as well as learning about the key moments in Shakespeare’s life on the 9-meter long Timeline.
Zoe Adamson recently took her 5-year-old son (and Shakespeare fan) for a weekend trip to Stratford:
“We just had a wonderful weekend at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust doing all things Shakespeare. The resident actors were amazed at how excited he was by Shakespeare, requesting the scenes from his favourite plays!
Thank you for the inspiration, I would have put Shakespeare off for at least another few years if it wasn’t for What On Earth? but we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves.”
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s summer season has now started (1st July – 29th October) and sites are open from 9 am – 5 pm. Under 3’s go for free and a family pass includes 2 adults and up to 4 children. Book your tickets online and save 10%.