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Take part in a host of exciting activities this half term 16 – 25 February at the Shakespeare family homes in Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn the trade of Shakespeare’s Father, John. Hear grizzly tales from The Jacobean Surgeon. Discover how the Hathaway’s came to be and watch the magical shadow puppet show.

It’s leather week at Shakespeare’s Birthplace this half term. Discover the working world of William’s father John Shakespeare. Step into the workshop and with the help of our in house experts, have a go at stretching and working leather just as Shakespeare’s Father would have. Find out about how the Shakespeare’s lived and what life was like in Stratford over 450 years ago.

At Shakespeare’s New Place, discover the magical story of A Midsummers night Dream. Come and play in our shadow puppet theatre and find out more about the characters from Shakespeare’s most spellbinding play. Don’t miss out on our sculpture trail, follow the unique artworks throughout the stunning gardens of New Place.

On the 24 February from 12pm-4pm visitors can join the Live’n History team at Hall’s Croft for a lesson on Jacobean medicine. Discover what strange and wonderful ingredients the Jacobean’s believed would cure their colds and find out how Shakespeare’s daughter helped her physician husband John Hall in the herbal garden. Get musical on the 18 & 24 with our Tudor music activities, listen to and learn about Tudor music and the instruments of the age.