October Half Term

Spooky fun for all the family during the school holidays

24 October - 01 November 2015

  • Family Fun

We've got extra family friendly activities taking place at Shakespeare's Family Homes from 24 October - 1 November, so come and join in the fun!

Unless otherwise stated, activites take place from 12pm - 4pm daily and are included in admission, so if you already have a valid ticket you can come along for free!


Shakespeare's Birthplace

Meet Shakespeare's Ghosts 

Shakespeare's Birthplace is being haunted by some of the spookiest characters from his plays! Beware the ghostly apparitions lurking around the house, reciting the creepiest and most atmospheric excerpts from Shakespeare's plays. 


Mary Arden's Farm

All Hallows Week

Carve your own pumpkin* and bring it with you to hear the Legend of Stingy Jack, who ended up being known as 'Jack o' the Lantern' after playing tricks on the devil. Make scented beads to ward off evil spirits at this spooky time of year.

*A small additional charge applies for pumpkin carving


Hall's Croft

Haunted Hall's Croft: Ghost Stories 

Gather round the fireplace to hear spooky ghost stories inspired by some of the objects found at Hall's Croft. 

Stratford Town Ghost Walks: 30 & 31 Oct (additional charges apply)

Take a walk around the haunted streets of Stratford-upon-Avon, if you dare. Discover terrible tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery on the Stratford Town Ghost Walk and finish with a talk at Hall's Croft. For more information or to book a place visit StratfordTownWalks.co.uk


Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

Make a Halloween Puppet 

Create your own spooky puppet in our hands on craft activity.




Don't miss our fabulous family trails that bring each of the houses to life with extra puzzles and treasure hunts for children of all ages.