This May half term, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is bringing the magic of stories and storytelling to families looking for some creative holiday fun.
Thursday 30 May will see the eagerly anticipated Kate’s Storytree event taking place, a free event giving children all the inspiration and materials they need to create their own imaginative tale, before capturing it in a story jar to take home their own piece of magic. The children’s stories will be created with some guided inspiration taken from Shakespeare’s own works, bringing the bard’s words to colourful life for primary school aged children.
The adventure begins in Stratford Library from 10.30am to 11.15am before moving to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, along the very route a young William Shakespeare would have made his way to school. The event concludes at 12.15pm.
Sarah Jervis Hill, Marketing Manager for Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, says, “We’re delighted that Kate’s Storytree is returning to us this half term. Story jars are a wonderful, simple way of harnessing the imagination and capturing the magical spirit of the medieval building, where Shakespeare himself received much of his early inspiration. It’s a lovely experience for families to be able to visit both the Schoolroom and Stratford Library for one fun-packed event.”
Tickets are FREE, with all materials provided, but must be booked in advance via eventbrite here. The event is suitable for children of primary school age, who must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Enjoy family fun each day of May half term
There’s an array of activities to keep visitors of all ages amused this May half term at the award-winning Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. Families can step back in time into the world of a young Shakespeare within the walls of one of the most significant buildings to his life story, being where he was educated and first experienced live theatre. Alongside interactive exhibits, film screenings and dress up fun, there’s the unique opportunity to experience a lesson with a ‘real’ Tudor School Master in the same setting William was schooled.
A Family Quiz and Family Trail provide other fun ways to discover the Shakespeare story in an illuminating way.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily from 11am to 5pm, with last admissions at 4:30pm. For further information on Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall visit www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org.
Stratford-upon-Avon Library is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 3:30pm. For further information visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/stratfordlibrary.
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