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There’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer.

29 July, 12pm – 4pm                                                                                                                                                                 

The Big Picnic

Pack a picnic and bring the family to the annual Big Picnic celebrations at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Enjoy garden games, musical entertainment from local band The Rest and spellbinding performances from magician Lee Ryan. Browse the stalls filled with goods from local traders. For an extra special treat, why not tuck in to our sizzling barbeque delights? Free entry for CV37 residents (with proof of address). Free entry to members of the emergency services and their families (when official I.D. is presented)


13 August, 2pm

Outdoor theatre performance: Wind in the Willows

Immersion Theatre presents a remarkable performance of Wind in the Willows set in the stunning grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. A great family day out! Tickets available at www.shakespeare.org.uk


26 August, 12pm- 4pm

Shakespaw’s Day

All paws allowed down at the Cottage! Celebrate National Dog Day in the beautiful historic gardens at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Bring your dog, a picnic and join in the fun with plenty of activities for your furry friends to enjoy.  If you’re feeling peckish why not enjoy our sizzling barbecue? Bring your dog and enjoy 20% off admission.


26 – 28 August, every hour from 11am-4pm

Life’s a Chore!

Learn more about Anne’s role at the cottage before she was swept off her feet by a young William Shakespeare. Discover how she would have managed the farm from ensuring the stores of food were kept and how she helped her father with the bookkeeping. Visitors can knead dough, practice quill writing and will have to watch out for the urine throw out.


Monday 28 August at 10am and 12pm.

Make a Scene: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Japanese-style

Journey into a realm of magic at Anne Hathaway’s cottage and join our resident artist Lisa Yardley in transforming the woodland stage into a Japanese wonderland. Drawing from the Japanese Shinto tradition, the belief that everything has a spirit including the trees around us, visitors are invited to use a range of materials to create a magical scene ready for an other-worldly performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Monday 28 August at 10am and 12pm.