Santa and his elves will be taking over the whole of the 600 year old building, filling it full of Christmas magic, and they will be joined by some jolly Christmas characters to encounter along the way, before the chance to meet Santa himself. A festive quiz, story-telling, puzzles, music, Christmas crafts and games combine to make this an unforgettable excursion for all the family. The setting is also part of the enchantment; the timbered building with all its Tudor charm will be adorned in festive finery with beautifully decorated Christmas trees, garlands and Santa’s sleigh creating the perfect backdrop for family photos.
Lindsey Armstrong, General Manager of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, says, “Santa and his teams of elves have planned a delightful experience that’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. There are lots of traditional elements to enjoy, like the chance to meet Santa, and also some surprising twists along the way!”
In the Guildhall there is a festive quiz, riddles from fun-loving Puck and a Christmas story from Thursday the Elf. In the Georgian classroom you can make your own wrapping paper and have a go at some ‘take home’ Christmas craft activities. Then in the Schoolroom you will have a complete riot in a game show that will see families pit their wits and skills together against Mr Charles Dickens. Finally in the School Master’s Chamber Santa will be waiting to meet you for a chat and photographs before he invites you to place a Christmas wish on his Magic Wish Tree.
Santa at the Schoolroom dates for 2022 are:
Tickets are £12.50 for adults and £8.50 for children under 16 (under 2s go free). The whole experience lasts between one hour and one hour and 20 minutes, with sessions taking place between 10.30am and 4pm (1.30pm on 24th December). Carefully allocated timeslots mean that there will be little or no queuing and everyone participating will receive a small token gift from Santa. The Schoolroom Shop will also be open and full of gift ideas for Shakespeare lovers and others, including stocking fillers, books and much more.Buy Tickets
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