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We love… half term at the RSC!

February half term approaches and there’s no need to make a song and dance about it… unless, of course, your kids love to sing and dance.

If they do, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon has the perfect half term activities for your family. In fact, if your children love musical theatre, crafting or storytelling, then this is the ideal destination for you.

From 17-21 February, the RSC’s week-long offering of activities is inspired by The Boy in the Dress, the stage adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book with new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers. The sessions are suitable for children of different ages with some you can drop into for free.

Book ahead to take advantage of the backstage tour (from £8), dancing and singing workshops (£10), set design sessions (from £3.50) and games for younger children (from £3.50). Or turn up on the day for Smash the Stereotypes – an artist-led activity that challenges kids age 7+ to break the rules. You can also try biscuit decorating for just £2.50 per person (£4 if you want to add a cuppa to yours).

When you’ve done all that, you can march your kids up the theatre tower for panoramic views of Stratford-upon-Avon to make sure they sleep soundly when you get home. Even David Walliams couldn’t write a better happy ending.

RSC: what you need to know

  • Half term activities take place from Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020.
  • You can view activities and book tickets here.
  • RSC is in the heart of the West Midlands, a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40 – Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6BB

 This post has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, but all views are our own.