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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 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
+44 1789 338535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really enjoyed my visit to Mary Arden's Farm. There were some people doing basket weaving and spinning. You could just imagine the same things going on several hundred years ago! It was bigger than I was expecting. Visitors are able to go round the...More

Thank LondonTrisha
Reviewed 4 days ago

A living history museum, Mary Arden's Farm has it all. Take the interesting tour to get a feel for the place and then enjoy the falconry demonstration, the noon meal, the craftsmen and women. A must see when in Stratford.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be going back. Arrived just in time to watch the re-enactment of lunch being served as it was back in the day. Able to ask questions and heard interesting facts. Very enjoyable.

Thank Sonia U
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited with an eleven year old and two year old.It was great for our son learning about history with people dressed up and giving demonstrations around the farm including birds of prey and meal time ettiquette with some interesting and gross facts!!Liked the fact...More

Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing and interesting day out. Lots for the children to see, many animals, and friendly staff, There's an interesting shop with quality products. I bought a pretty water bottle with wild flowers on. There is a cafe, it's ok, but the food is fairly...More

Thank sally c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here only because I had bought the full Shakespeare package. Really friendly staff, but the palmers cottage was better than Mary Arden's cottage, as Mary Arden's cottage has been renovated in past years. Definitely worth a visit though.

Thank Cath G
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful day could be had here if you had small children who could take part in may of the great activities that are put on throughout the day. It pretty good for adults too but children would find it great fun.

Thank Welshkiwi99
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very entrrtaining and educational place to visit. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it.

Thank barry16rushen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the ticket to see all 5 attractions, and it turned out to be great value. We were unsure if we would have time to do all 5 in 1 day, so asked the ladies on the desk at Mary Ardens farm . It...More

Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only place visited during our short holiday where the animal pens smelt better than the toilets, especially the gents toilet. Absolutely no need for poor hygiene with the level of staff. For a supposedly working farm most areas were static with no staff in...More

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ShakespeareBT, Head of Visitor Experience at Mary Arden's Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. At the farm we place hygiene at the highest level of importance. You will have noticed the outdoor hand-washing stations and accompanying signage on hygiene. It is disappointing our loos did not live up to our high standards, we will...More

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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
20 March 2017|
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Response from AngelaDin |
It opened last weekend, not sure why this website still says it is closed.
18 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately no pets are allowed.