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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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Mini Easter Egg-citement at the British Motor Museum

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

Join us at the British Motor Museum for some family 'Mini Madness' this Easter and celebrate 60 years of the iconic Mini. Follow the Mini Trail, join our costumed characters on a family tour of the Museum and design your own Mini in our craft activity workshop! Every day at 1.30pm come and meet our Mini-mad mechanic characters, Madge or Martin, and let them take you on a fun and informative family tour of the Museum. Drop in to our…

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RSC Easter Holiday and Shakespeare’s Birthday Fun

Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

From Stage Fighting to set design, music to craft there’s fun for all the family at the Royal Shakespeare Company this Easter. See www.rsc.org.uk/your-visit/children-and-families for more information or click below to see the official Easter holiday and Shakespeare’s Birthday flyer. Find out more...  

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10:00 am - 4:00 pm Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Add your origami swan to our collection as we aim to fill the Birthplace with as many paper birds as possible to mark the 455th birthday of William Shakespeare, the man nick-named by his friend and contemporary Ben Jonson as the 'Sweet Swan of Avon'. Find out more...

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Easter egg decorating at Mary Arden’s Farm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mary Arden's Farm

Be inspired by traditional Tudor designs and decorate your own Easter egg. Find out more...

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Easter Weekend Family Activities at the British Motor Museum

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

This year the Mini turns 60! Join us for a traditional Easter Egg hunt with a special Mini twist. Collect your Easter basket and search for the eggs around the Museum. When you have collected all six different coloured eggs you can claim your chocolate prize! Plus, join us at the British Motor Museum throughout the Easter school holidays for some family 'Mini Madness'. Follow the Mini Trail, join our costumed characters on a family tour of the Museum and…

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Gastrell Returns to Shakespeare’s New Place

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Reverend Francis Gastrell returns to contest the verdict of visitors, who last year judged him to be a villain for knocking down New Place in 1759. Gastrell will be back to stand trial at 2pm on each of the four days. Become a member of the jury at the trial, presided over by our guides, as this much maligned man of cloth defends himself against these accusations. Find out more...

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Grandad’s Island

10:30 am - 1:30 pm Belgrade Theatre

From 24-27 April, Engine House Theatre bring the heart-warming story of Grandad’s Island to the stage, adapted from the award-winning children’s book by Benji Davies. Join Syd and Grandad as they set off on an adventure that will change their lives forever. Full of song, laughter and jungles, this moving show deals magically and sensitively with themes of love and loss. Book Tickets...

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The Worst Witch

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Belgrade Theatre

From 24-27 April, audiences are invited to revisit the magical adventures of Mildred Hubble in a new musical adaptation of Jill Murphy’s classic The Worst Witch at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. Penned by award-winning writer Emma Reeves (Hetty Feather, The Story of Tracy Beaker), this spellbinding show will transport you back to the weird and wonderful world of Miss Cackle’s Academy, where an old enemy is hatching a new plan for revenge that could threaten not just the school, but the…

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Knights and Nymphs Garden Party

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Hall's Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday in style. Dress up as a Knight or a Nymph and enjoy a party atmosphere with garden games, face painting and storytelling. Don't miss our Tudor recipe sausages at the barbecue, plus shortbread biscuits, sparkling wine and strawberries. You might even get a slice of birthday cake if you're quick enough! Free entry for all Stratford-upon-Avon (CV37) residents (proof of address required). Find out more...

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Shakespeare’s Birthday Lunch

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon
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Heritage Afternoon Tea

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Step back in time and taste cakes and bakes from the past. Using original recipes from the Warwickshire archives ‘Caking and Baking’ have recreated recipes from Mary Wise’s mid-18th century cookbook for you to enjoy. Recipes from Mary’s cookbook and kitchen gadgets from our museum collections will also be on display for you to view. The museum is closed to the general public during this event so you will be able to wander through the galleries throughout the event. Museum…

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