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“A good afternoon out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mary Arden's Farm

Mary Arden's Farm
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US$33.69*
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Shakespeare's Birthplace: All 5 Houses Ticket
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Owner description: 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.
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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“A good afternoon out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

We enjoyed visiting Mary Arden's farm - we have been here a few times before and always return again.

Despite the reservations of others, the animals were all happy on our visit. The horse mentioned was perfectly happy. There was the usual extras - falconry, archery on offer for a small extra fee, a selection of traditional games for the kids to enjoy. There was a selection of activities including story telling on offer as well - so plenty to do. Animals were enjoyed as usual.

The real enjoyment for our children is the willow tunnel and the woods which they really enjoy. You can let them go as there's plenty of space and despite all the cars in the car park you feel like you are on your own. Plenty of space and things for them to do.

We like Mary Arden's because you buy your ticket once and it allows you to return as often as you want. As we live locally, we tend to use this and find it good value. The children always enjoy seeing the animals and there's always an opportunity to feed them.

Good value and we will buy another annual ticket when ours expires.

Visited July 2012
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“Excellent Day Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

We had a fantastic time here. There is plenty to see and do for all ages. My son had a go at the archery while grandma and grandad watched the falcon display.The house and actors dressed in period costume were very informative. Consider the 5 ticket deal.

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“poor animals.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

the farm was fine, quite interesting but i couldnt wait to get out when i saw the very poor condition of the animals, in fact it is disgusting. All the ducks wre scratching with very red skin and pulling out their feathers.I cryed at the sight of the horse in its stable, its bottom lip kept quiverring and looked so sad. ihave notified the r.s.p.c.a had a lovely day in statford until the visit to the farm.

Visited July 2012
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“A must stop during a Bus Tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Took a 'hop on - hop off' Bus tour, and hopped off at Mary Ardens Farm to spend an interesting couple of hours, where we experienced the ancient goings on at a typical 'Tudor' Farm.

Visited July 2012
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“Good place for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is kept up very well by the Trust. Gardens and livestock that Shakespeare would have been familiar with and may well have been kept on the farm in his day. People in period costume, children are able to pet the animals, it is kept in good shape and is clean, so a nice break from walking around Stratford. There is a cafe as well.

Visited July 2012
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