The Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway's Cottage in 2017

The Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

The annual Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon is a popular family fun day.

Here’s all the essential info on the Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, including opening times, what’s on and details of free entry for Stratford-upon-Avon locals.

When is the Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage?

The Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage takes place on Saturday July 21, between midday and 4pm.

What’s on during the Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage?

Garden games, live music, market stalls and face painting are available during the Big Picnic in Stratford-upon-Avon.

That’s in addition to all the usual activities at the gorgeous Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, including tours of the historic home, crafts in the family marquee, woodland walks and an afternoon in the sun (hopefully) in the sculpture garden or the orchard.

You’re invited to pack a picnic and bring blankets and folding chairs to get comfy for an afternoon in the grounds of the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife.

There are snacks and drinks available to buy within the grounds, including a barbecue.

Big Picnic at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage price

Great news! If you’re a local with a CV37 postcode you can attend the Big Picnic for free. You’ll need to bring proof of address. My council-tax bill did the job last year.

If you don’t live locally but have a Shakespeare Family Homes Full Story ticket (here’s why you should have one), there’s more good news, as the Big Picnic is included in standard admission.

If you don’t lively locally or have a Full Story Ticket, you can pick one up on the day, though you can save an extra 10 per cent if you book online in advance.


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Information correct at date of publication