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Mary Arden's Farm

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Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
+44 1789 338535
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Mary Arden's Farm is closed for the winter and reopens 10 March 2018. The Farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother. Today you can experience all the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor farm, just as it would have been when Shakespeare was a boy. Watch "Tudors" go about their daily routine, see rare breed animals and explore nature trails. There are daily falconry displays and archery at weekends and in school holidays. There is a playground for children from 2 upwards, a picnic area and a cafe. Mary Arden's Farm is a working farm that keeps pace with the season so there is always something new to see and do.The Farm is open seasonally from Easter to the end of October half-term.The Farm is 3 miles from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon in the village of Wilmcote. There are buses and trains to Wilmcote. The train journey takes 5 minutes and the Farm is a short walk from Wilmcote rail station. It is also a pleasant walk along the canal from the centre of Stratford.
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Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
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"falconry display"
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"eagle owl"
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"birds of prey"
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"tudor lunch"
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"rare breeds"
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"tudor times"
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"all ages"
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"tudor life"
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"staff dressed"
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"period costume"
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"living history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

History in the raw, excellent events, displays and people. All sincerely interested in the history and unfolding it with enthusiastic vigour. Falconry display worth stopping for a second go. Brilliant.

Thank stevenhG1483ZT
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to visit! We came thinking we’d spend a few hours and move on to another Shakespeare House but ended up spending the day, so much to see and do! The guides make it interactive and fun for the children. We will...More

Thank Collette M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend the better part of a day here and be happy. Since there are different things happening throughout the day, you won't be bored. These people know their stuff so ask loads of questions. That second best bed thing? Now you'll understand.

Thank Kirsten B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of events, both houses open, activities and the working Tudor farm and farmhouse are fascinating. Tea room a bit pricy but lots of picnic area etc. Regular events for all ages.

Thank Caroline66500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best out of the Shakespeare Houses. It is perfect to all visitors with events occurring all day, even in the rain. We went in the rain, but the show went on and it was great.

Thank hanny303
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is easy to access by car and also by bus from Stratford on Avon. It is in Snitterfield just off the A4300 from Stratford towards Henley in Arden and lies about 3 miles from Stratford Town Centre. There are also tours and you can...More

Thank Marti J
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

A great place for a day out to immerse yourself in the heritage of the bard, and to visit his beloved mothers farm. Architecture, atmosphere and the ambience are reminiscent of the Victorian era - everyone in the farm takes you back to those days...More

Thank braveknights
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The farm was very good for showing you how peaple used to live.love the fact they all looked like they enjoyed the job.enjoyed taking part in the different crafts.

Thank forcetracy
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Nice farm - a bit outside of the city of Stratford Upon Avon. Folks working at the farm are wearing period garb and doing period work with old tools. I honestly think this is more worthwhile than a lot of the other Shakespeare related things...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I visited here as a family with my toddler on a Saturday. Unfortunately the car park was full but we were able to park nearby on the road. It is quite pricey for a farm, because of it's links to Shakespeare, but it kept my...More

Thank HollyP186225
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Letitia B
3 September 2017|
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Response from goatexports | Reviewed this property |
More info for you:- The Tudors will be in their usual Tudor costume but there will be a Halloween theme about the farm eg ghostly things in the wood and pumpkins everywhere. There is pumpkin carving in a marquee and visitors... More
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FamilyJ129
20 March 2017|
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It opened last weekend, not sure why this website still says it is closed.
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DidiLocks
18 September 2016|
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No, unfortunately no pets are allowed.
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