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Mary Arden's Farm- TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Address: Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
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Mary Arden's Farm is currently closed and reopens 18 March 2017. Mary...

Mary Arden's Farm is currently closed and reopens 18 March 2017. 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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We visited with our seven year old daughter and the wet weather didn't detract at all from our experience. We learned how to shoot with a longbow, watched a falconry display... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our seven year old daughter and the wet weather didn't detract at all from our experience. We learned how to shoot with a longbow, watched a falconry display, chatted with a real blacksmith and met a whole host of animals. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was great. We learned lots and would love... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

~I have taken my children here so many times, yet they never get bored! They have so many different activities going on, in all seasons that you never know what you will find!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are all big fans of Mary Arden's farm, particularly our daughter who loves looking at all the animals and running wild in the wood. The cafe serves very tasty food for lunch (try the lovely Tudor "frumenty" if you are here), but is just as good for getting a nice cup of tea and slice of freshley baked Victoria... More 

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Stockton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farm is a great look at life in the 1500s: a true "working farm" with all kinds of demonstrations of farm life 450 years ago! Saw a great program on "Hawks and Falconry" There were things to see all through the day. Interpreters very knowledgable and fun! Wish we had known how much was available: we would have spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The children absolutely love the farm, as it has animals and a play area. The serving of dinner is well worth a visit, as it is informative and funny. Staff are superb at capturing the Tudor dynasty. Lunch was delicious from the cafe, it has a Tudor theme.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love it here, visited twice in the summer and cannot wait to start visiting in the spring. Its so peaceful in the meadows. Farm animals, falconary, archery and then the house itself! Staff replicate a tudor mealtime at 1pm, very interesting to watch.

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Thank JaneAH81
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went here because we purchased tickets that gave entry to several Shakespeare related attractions in Stratford. It appears to be a functional farm. There were ongoing talks and demonstrations by staff in period costumes about milking cows and hunting eagles that made it very interesting and fun for the family.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Go! Worth it. Simple as that. So much to see. Go for a walk with the horse. Easy parking on road outside.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Last February we bought tickets to see all the main Shakespeare attractions. Keen to make the most of our investment we came to Mary Arden's farm on the last day before it closed for winter. We had a great time. There were lots of farm animals to look at and pet. People were walking around in costume and really looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother and it’s my favourite “Shakespeare” property in Stratford-upon-Avon. We explored the buildings, walked through the fields, crouched and ran through the willow tunnels, watched a falconry display – actually it was an owl when we were there – just great. There are numerous buildings on the site including two homesteads and farm... More 

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