22nd Oct, 2017

Activities on offer at Shakespeare's family homes over half term

Stratford Editorial 21st Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A SPOOKTACULAR week of family fun will be on offer at Shakespeare’s family homes over half term.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has organised a host of activities, which are set to run from Saturday (October 24) until a week on Sunday (October 31).

People can join the All Hallows Eve celebrations at Mary Arden’s Farm where they will be able to learn how to carve a pumpkin, hear the legend of Stingy Jack who became known as ‘Jack o’ the Lantern’ and make scented beads to ward off evil spirits.

Youngsters will have the chance to design a scary woodland creature to frighten friends and family at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace – the childhood home of William Shakespeare – will be haunted by some of the spookiest characters from his plays during the week.

Families can also gather at Hall’s Croft, home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna, to hear spooky ghost stories inspired by some of the objects found at the house while people can take the opportunity to design their own Tudor pie at Harvard House.

All activities run from noon to 4pm, and are included in admission unless otherwise stated.

Visit www.shakespeare.org.uk for further information.

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