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Take part in the Twitchers adventure at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall

Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HB

Tel: 01789 868262

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Swooping into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall this February half term is a bird watching adventure and a bird crafting activity.  Both will take place from Saturday 10 February to Sunday 25 February as part of the award-winning attraction’s Family Friendly fun.

The Twitchers Museum Adventure is organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books to celebrate the release of Feather, the latest book in the Twitchers Series from bestselling children’s author M. G. Leonard.  The story’s setting is a museum which is why Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is one of 50 museums across the UK that is helping to bring the themes of the book to life for visiting families. 

Eagle-eyed visitors will be challenged to help Twitch and his friends to find some missing bird exhibits, with the hunt taking place in the Court of Record, Georgian Classroom, Tudor Schoolroom and Master’s Chamber.  There is a free Kids in Museums activity sheet to complete and a free Twitchers sticker for every young visitor.

Young William Shakespeare would have been a similar age to M. G. Leonard’s characters, Twitch, Jack and Ava, when he attended school in Stratford-upon-Avon and like them he must have had a fascination with our feathered friends, having featured more than 60 species in his work. 

Inspired by the robins, blackbirds and nightingales that Shakespeare wrote about, visitors can decorate their own wooden bird, with a variety of colourful materials to choose from.  Then they can fly their creation home or add it to the perch in the Master’s Chamber.  Birds of Shakespeare kits are priced at £2.

More Family Friendly fun of the feathered variety will be taking place in the Georgian Classroom, where there is a chance to try your skills at writing using a traditional quill and ink.  And if you want to a memento of your trip, the shop is selling brightly coloured quill pens priced at £1.50.

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily from 11am to 5pm. You can find out more details about February half term here.  Entry tickets are adult £12.50; concession £11; child (5-16) £8; family (2 adults and 2 children) £34; additional child with family ticket £6; under 5s free.  For further information on Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall visit shakespearesschoolroom.org  

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