Watching a master glassblower perform their craft can be great fun for kids. At the Gathering Glass Studio, just a few blocks from the Shakespeare Festival, it’s easy to watch the magic happen. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, they put on demonstrations for visitors. It’s a very welcoming store for kids of all ages.
The owners aren’t worried that parents will let their children run wild amongst the glass creations. Instead, they are encouraging and entertaining. To go beyond the demos, sign up for a class or workshop. The owner has been teaching glassblowing for years and is very patient with beginners.