Here are the top 5 Stratford-upon-Avon May half-term events to make the whole family happy. Boredom? What boredom?
Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to dive into the world of a young William: the boards on which he took his first wobbly steps, the window out of which his father leaned to sell gloves, the glass etched with the names of people who came to visit over the last few hundred years.
What else can you expect when you visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Mary Arden’s Farm, near Stratford-upon-Avon, is the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s mother. A working Tudor farm, Mary Arden’s Farm is a family attraction, with farm animals, birds of prey displays, special events, daily indoor and outdoor activities, and children’s playgrounds.
What can you expect when you visit Mary Arden’s Farm near Stratford-upon-Avon?
Take a trip up the RSC Tower for one of the best views of Stratford-upon-Avon. From a height of 36 metres, enjoy far-reaching views of the town’s historic buildings, the River Avon, and the hills beyond.
What else can you expect of a trip up the RSC Tower in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Whether you are here to visit Stratford-upon-Avon for a few days or you’ve lived here for years, the Stratford Town Walk is a fascinating and fun way to spend two hours in our historic Warwickshire town.
What can you expect when you go on the Stratford Town Walk in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Hall’s Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon is the former home of William Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, John Hall. The wealthy couple commissioned this grand home, living here for just a few years from 1613/14 before moving to New Place, after the death of Shakespeare in 1616. Today, the property is one of the finest historic homes in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the gardens are a haven of peace and beauty.
Here’s what to expect when you visit Hall’s Croft in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon is the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s future wife. This pretty cottage, which was extended during Shakespeare’s life, is just 20-25 minutes on foot from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, though it feels a world away. The village-like setting of Shottery, acres of woodland and orchards, and the 500-year-old cottage transport visitors to another place – a place of a young Shakespeare in love.
What can you expect when you visit Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Shakespeare’s New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon was the former family home of William Shakespeare. The last house on the site was demolished 250 years ago following a dispute over a tree, but in 2016 New Place got a new identity – as a remarkable rethinking of the spot where the house once stood, with sculptures, gardens and an exhibit that recreates what life might have been like for William, Anne and their two surviving children.
So what can you expect when you visit New Place in Stratford-upon-Avon?
The Guild Chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon, stands across the street from Shakespeare’s New Place – the site of William Shakespeare’s family home. Dating back to 1269, the Guild Chapel is an important and historic building.
So what can you expect when you visit The Guild Chapel in Stratford-upon-Avon?
Tudor World in Stratford-upon-Avon is a family-friendly museum set in a Tudor house. Visit to find out what life might have been like for William Shakespeare.