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Be Inspired, Shakespeare and Me

Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

This exhibition by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust tells the story of leading 18th century actor David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee, which was held in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1769 — this year marks the 250 anniversary of what was the first celebration of Shakespeare anywhere in the world. Rarely seen museum items that are held in the Trust’s internationally recognised collections will also be on display, including some dating back to the Garrick Jubilee. Also find out through first-hand testimonies how William Shakespeare…

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Event Organiser Lunch at Stratford Park

11:00 am - 1:00 pm The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club

Formerly known as Ingon Manor, Stratford Park has had a face lift! As an independent, family-run property, we would love to invite local businesses to see our newly renovated spaces. Whether you are a small business that may only need a meeting room once in a blue moon or a large organisation needing large conference spaces – we’d love to welcome you. And, it’s not all business and no pleasure, we also have an 18-hole golf course, onsite farmhouse restaurant…

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Designers Week at the British Motor Museum

10:00 am - 5:00 pm British Motor Museum, Gaydon

May half-term is all about car design! Come and join the team to discover the fascinating stories behind our most famous cars - then pop into the studio to design your own! Hear tales of famous designers on the family tour and enjoy our ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ Mini family trail. Discover our sit in cars, café and outdoor play area this May half-term. A family annual pass is just £40. For more information visit our website. Find out…

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Victor Ludorum & Open Season Party

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Dallas Burston Polo Club

Victor Ludorum marks the start of the Summer Events Season at Dallas Burston Polo Club, with an incredible 2-week international tournament displaying some of the highest-goal polo in the country. The tournament comes to a head on Sunday 26th May as the teams face-off for the finals of the DBPC stage. The best part is… You can enjoy this high standard of polo, from the colonial comfort of the DBPC Players’ Clubhouse, for free! Follow @DBPoloClub to keep up-to-date with…

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Knights’ Tournament

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth

Go back in time and get closer to the action as rival knights compete in the ultimate test of strength and skill at Kenilworth Castle's Knights’ Tournament this May. Arrows will fly, swords will clash and the winner will be decided in the Grand Melee finale. Immerse yourself in medieval life in the encampment, where you can meet people from the Middle Ages and try on a knight’s armour for yourself. Budding young warriors can even join in with drills…

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Hands on with History Castles

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth

Join the academy at Kenilworth Castle with hands on medieval fun this half-term and transform yourself into a courtly Lord or Lady, with tips on everything from curtsies to combat. Find out more...

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Mozart, Matthews and Mahler

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Stratford Artshouse, Stratford-upon-Avon
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Open Farm Sunday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Farm Stratford-upon-Avon
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Alscot’s Alternative to Chelsea

11:00 am - 2:30 pm The Bell, Alderminster
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Shakespeare Songs

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Stratford Artshouse, Stratford-upon-Avon
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All Hail the Ale

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Travel back in time to the 17th century and visit the Swan and Maidenhead Inn to find out how ale was brewed and why it was so important. Finish your tour with a sampling session with Bob Yates from Tunnel Brewery, who will offer top tips and tasters on what treats go best with your drink of choice in our beautiful garden at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. From hand-crafted ales, traditional beers and a mulberry ale, see which tipple takes your fancy…

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Mister Magnolia by Folksy Theatre

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm St Johns House

Mister Magnolia has many things, such as an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot, some very fat owls learning to hoot, a big purple dinosaur who's a magnificent brute, two sisters who play the flute, and even a swimming pool. But he still only has one boot! Join Mister Magnolia on his wacky adventures, filled with Folksy Theatre's bold characters, live music, puppetry and audience interaction, it's a day out not to be missed! Based on the book by the legendary…

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