To celebrate Hedgehog Awareness Week, the team at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage will be hosting a Hedgehog awareness day on Saturday, 6 May. Visitors can enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including hedgehog house making, hedgehog trails and talks from the founders of Stratford-based Hedgehog Friendly Town.
At 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm visitors can join Pride of Stratford Award-winners – Kyra Barboutis, Eve Green and Sophie Smith, founders of Hedgehog Friendly Town for family-friendly interactive talks, explaining their mission to help the hedgehogs of Warwickshire live happy and healthy lives. Hear their advice on what visitors can do to help hedgehogs in their gardens, get crafty with the girls and resident artist Lisa Yardley and make your very own hedgehog house in the family activity tent.
Follow the hedgehog trail throughout the stunning cottage grounds and discover fascinating facts about hedgehogs and how these spiky friends influenced Shakespeare’s works. Children can also have their faces painted in special hedgehog designs.
Emily White, House Steward at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage comments: “We are thrilled to be hosting Hedgehog Awareness Day here at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. We’re proud to work alongside the girls from Hedgehog Friendly Town, rehabilitating injured hogs afinding them a new home in the very grounds Shakespeare once walked through. Since November 2016 we have rehomed 21 hedgehogs and are excited to share our passion for these creatures with our visitors through fun activities for all the family to enjoy”.
Hedgehog Awareness Day takes place at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage on Saturday, 6 May and activities are included with a valid ticket. For more information visit: www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/hedgehog-awareness-day/