Take part in an Easter Egg Trail at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall
Saturday 1st to Friday 22nd April
Eagle eyes and a good head for solving clues are what’s required of young visitors to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall during the Easter holidays (1-22 April) as they are invited to take part in an Easter Egg Trail that will encourage them to explore the sights, sounds and story of this 15th century Tudor building.
Sarah Jervis-Hill of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom says, “The Easter Bunny has been very busy, setting up a family trail with clues to solve around the Guildhall and Shakespeare’s former schoolroom. We want children to have fun as they discover more about who William Shakespeare was, and how this ordinary boy began his journey to becoming the world’s greatest playwright. Each child that completes the quiz sheet during the Easter weekend will receive a chocolate Easter egg to reward them for their endeavours!”
Visitors will also be able to take part in a Tudor lesson with Master Thomas Jenkins, a Tudor schoolmaster in William Shakespeare’s original Schoolroom, try their hand at quill writing and dress up in Tudor costumes. They will find out where, thanks to his father’s position as Mayor, William first saw professional theatre.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is located in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon and opens daily throughout the Easter holidays from 10.00am-5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm), except for Monday 3 April when it will open at 1:30pm and Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th when it will open at 11.00am. For further information and to book advance tickets visit: www.ShakespearesSchoolroom.org . The Easter trail is included within the admission price for children. Over the Easter weekend 20% off is available on all tickets.
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Travelling players are set to embark on a guildhall tour retracing the route taken by William Shakespeare and Lord Leicester's Men from West to East Midlands in the 17th century.