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Shakespeare SleepOut

Friday 10th August


On August 10th 2018 we are challenging supporters of our cause to sleep out on ‘The Rec’ in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon, away from all the usual Creature Comforts you're used to in your bedrooms at home!

This is our Shakespeare themed SleepOut, it is our only Summer SleepOut and the most chilled-out and fun of all our SleepOuts. It is also the only one you can bring children under 12 to. 

Sponsored by Rosconn Group this free event is about raising awareness of youth homelessness. Any money raised from this event will stay in Warwickshire to further boost our work to prevent youth homelessness in the area.

the work we do in warwickshire

We work with young people on a one-to-one basis providing a bespoke service to help them build the confidence and life skills they need to access training and employment opportunities and budget effectively. With so little affordable housing and rentals in Stratford it is important that our work continues for the next generation.

Competitions, fun and Games

Another aim of this free event is to bring like-minded people in the local community together. It will be a night of community fun with lots of optional activities and competitions to keep everyone entertained on-site as well as discount entry on Stratford’s Big Wheel nearby. 

Competitions for all to take part in will include best Shakespearian fancy dress*, most creative cardboard dwelling and best Shakespeare performance - performing lines of your choice from Shakespeare on the bandstand. Prizes will be presented at the event by the Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon John Bicknell. 


  • As with all our SleepOuts, this event is best suited to large groups or families as we will provide you with a large cardboard box each and the challenge is to pool this and build yourselves a large cardboard shelter for the night! And maybe take part in our optional Competiton if you would like to build something more 'Creative'. You are welcome to bring additional cardboard or other extras to decorate your dwelling. Alternatively at this event only you are welcome to bring a tent if you would prefer. Families with young children in particular may wish to consider this option.
  • There is tonnes of free parking on site and with our wristband system going back to your car won't be a problem. 
  •  We have a gorgeous location for this SleepOut on the banks of the river Avon and on a summer's eve it will be just delightful! 
  • To keep everyone safe the actual sleepout area is fenced-off and we have private security patrolling the area too. 
  • Facilities including toilets and food will be provided via a neighbouring cafe - look out for details in your pack! To find out more about the location visit:
  • On the night you can take part in our activities and games or alternatively visit the nearby fairground where we have secured a £1 discount for the Big Wheel! Just show your wristband!

Register your free places at this fantastic event by filling in the form on this page.

Any questions at all just email us via:

*Don't forget to bring a change of clothes to make sleeping more comfortable!.

** These are our general ts and cs for all our SleepOuts but obviously for this event we have lowered the age range. 

 anyone wishing to take part must read the terms and conditionS **


Huge thanks to Rosconn Group for sponsoring this event!