School trip to Shakespeare’s Family Homes
Whether you’re introducing Shakespeare to children at KS1 and KS2 or expanding the knowledge of KS3, 4 and 5 students, they offer a range of hands-on and inspiring courses to bring Shakespeare and his works to life.
All of their work is delivered by experts in delivering education to pupils of all ages and is carefully designed to be hands-on and engaging.
They offer a diverse range of learning activities that bring Shakespeare and British history to life in practical and creative ways and supporting your curriculum.
They offer a range of teaching resources to help teachers and home educators or simply to enhance a trip to Shakespeare’s family homes. They also provide sessions for those students studying English as a Foreign language (EFL).
Each of the five houses has its own theme and is rich in educational value.
Educational visits – The perfect way to bring Shakespeare to life
From his first home, the Birthplace in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, home of his wife’s family through to Mary Arden’s Farm, where his mother grew up and is still run as a working Tudor farm, the houses help create a vivid picture of Shakespeare’s life and times. Hall’s Croft, where his daughter Susanna lived with her wealthy physician husband Dr John Hall, has a new exhibition, Method in the Madness, exploring medicine of the time complete with a medicinal herb garden.
Lastly, New Place is the site of Shakespeare’s final family home where he lived for the last 19 years of his life and wrote some of this greatest works. Find out what Shakespeare family life was like in an interactive exhibition and uncover the story behind why Shakespeare’s house was demolished.
Visit the gardens, a feast for the senses all year round, filled with flowers and fragrances, and sculptures inspired by his works, life and times.
Watch the costumed actors, Shakespeare Aloud! performing Shakespeare’s works in the garden of the Birthplace, and experience the sights, sounds and smells of his mother’s Tudor farm and experience Tudor country life as Shakespeare would have known it.
Explore the 500-year-old cottage and nine acres of gardens where Shakespeare courted his bride to be, Anne Hathaway.
Wander through the restored Tudor Knot garden and exhibitions at Shakespeare’s New Place and admire the stunning interiors and furnishings in Hall’s Croft, home to his daughter.
Cafes available at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Mary Arden’s Farm and Hall’s Croft all supplied with seasonal produce from Mary Arden’s Farm.
Shops are sited at each of the five Shakespeare Family homes with a selection of Shakespeare-inspired gifts.
Access – accessible toilets at all sites. Large print guides are also available at all houses.
For full details please visit the “Access” section of each house’s web page at www.shakespeare.org.uk
Postcodes for Shakespeare’s family homes
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace – CV37 6QW
- Shakespeare’s New Place – CV37 6EP
- Hall’s Croft – CV37 6BG
- Anne Hathaway’s Cottage & Gardens – CV37 9HH
- Mary Arden’s Farm – CV37 9UN