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Mary Arden's Farm

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Address: Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
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Mary Arden's Farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother. Today you...

Mary Arden's 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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A "Must do" ! ( see their website for "special events")

As soon as the weather is suitable I'd recommend taking your children here. For my 8 year old son ( its best for under 12''s I guess) Its always a spectacular success. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2016
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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

As soon as the weather is suitable I'd recommend taking your children here. For my 8 year old son ( its best for under 12''s I guess) Its always a spectacular success. We particularly enjoy the displays in the central area. I'd heartily thank the "birds of prey" man, the "actors " working in the main house, the girls with... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I was surprised by how much there was here. My favourite part s the lunch where you learned about what they ate and the etiquette rules. The birds talk was really good too. I wouldn't pay to do the archery but if the guy is bored he can show you some tricks.

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Kanathur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Oh you can go back in time, and understand what used to happen in the good old days. From cooking, to pottery, to domestic cattle, to blacksmith, to owl keeping, Everything brilliant. Its a great place for kids, adults and those interested to rough it out going back to those days.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Visited this farm in the summer with a Shakespeare passport ticket, wow the fact that we learnt about Tudor etiquette was brilliant, never knew Half the information before.I learnt so much that I tell everyone about it .the facts that we were told were so interesting, you must visit the house where they cook the food and you then stand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Made a day trip to the farm. The place was quiet as it was mid week. It was good spending time talking to the actors on the farm that made the whole experience so much more fun! They even had an actual lunch that was cooked from the kitchen! My husband thought it was just for show! Learnt many interesting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We went for a return visit with 6 year old grandson who so enjoyed it the first time. There are great reductions on offer for the entrance fees. Grandson loved learning about different qualities of leather, hawking and traditional basket making.He and his grandpa had a go at archery following a quite incredible demonstration by the Archer. We especially loved... More 

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ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Mary Arden's Farm, responded to this review

I’m delighted that you found your visit interesting. We are always interested to receive feedback from our visitors, and all comments are used to aid us in our continued development and improvements across all areas of the Trust. Don’t forget that your ticket is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. We hope that you enjoyed your visit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

This is an imitation of what a working farm would be like in Shakespeare's time at a spot which is believed to be part of Shakespeare's family ownings. There is a mock Tudor lunch which is attached to a waste of time, but is worth a visit just to get the feeling for the environment

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I went with an adult friend at the end of the day exploring the Shakespeare five venues. For us it was disappointing with more of the same architecture and a long way out of town with parking issues. On the upside, Small children would love it and the birds of prey were incredible. As working farms go, it was a... More 

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ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Mary Arden's Farm, responded to this review

We are always interested to receive feedback from our visitors, and all comments are used to aid us in our continued development and improvements across all areas of the Trust. We hope that you enjoyed your visit overall and that you might have the opportunity to come again soon. More 

Warwickshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a charming venue that hasn't gone 'Disney'. The farm gives a real feel of how life would have been in Tudor times with demonstrations from the blacksmith, cooking over an open fire in the Tudor kitchen, wool making, falconry. There are opportunities to join in with the cooking, archery, horse grooming etc plus a small children's play area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I planned to spend about two hours here with my children, before moving on to the next of the Shakespeare 5. As it turned out, we spend half a day, and if we allowed more time, could easily have spend more. My 6yr and 9yr old both learned a lot, and the 'Tudor lunch' was most valuable. We had a... More 

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