February Half Term at Shakespeare's Family Homes

Family friendly activities throughout the school holidays!

14-22 February 2015

There's so much to see and do at Shakespeare's family homes during February half term! We've created extra special activities for one week only, so come and join in the fun from 14 - 22 February 2015.


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Become an Apprentice Glover (11am - 3pm daily)

Design your own gloves in the same workshop that William’s father worked in. While you're here you will learn all about gloves, their meaning in Tudor society, the materials used to make them and the stinky process of tanning!

Perform the 'balcony scene' with Shakespeare Aloud! (all day on 14 Feb only)

Become part of one of Shakespeare's best known plays by taking on the role of Romeo or Juliet and acting opposite our own Shakespeare Aloud! actors.


Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Sweet Treats: Make and Fill Your Own Sweet Bag (11am - 3pm daily)

Make a Tudor sweet bag to take home with you. Why not fill it with treats from the candy bar in our shop! Learn all the ways in which these small bags might have been used in Anne Hathaway's day.

From Anne Hathaway's With Love (all day on 14 & 15 Feb only)

Write your Valentines message to your sweetheart or loved one from one of the most romantic historic sites in England. Fill out one of our message cards, post it in our valentines mail box and we will post some of the most romantic on our social media pages. 


Hall’s Croft

Design and plant your own Herb Garden (11am - 3pm daily)

Celebrate the holidays by planting your own herb garden just as Susanna and John Hall would have done when they lived here.

Valentine's Tree (all day on 14 Feb only)

Write a message to a loved one and hang it on the Valentine's tree in the parlour.


Harvard House

Create Your Own Finger Puppet (11am - 3pm daily)

Make your own Jack-o-Lent puppet, traditionally created by children during the period of Lent (in the run-up to Easter).


*Normal admission applies, so these activities are free to valid ticket-holders!