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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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Worth the stratfor pass for just this

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A Tudor farm replica which is slightly off the main Stratford Upon Avon town area. You will have to take a train/ drive or take the hop on hop off bus to this location. There are volunteers who dress up as characters on the farm and go about their chores. The best part is defintely the falconry show. It is... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A great insight to the working of the farm particularly around the time of Shakespeare, the actors played their part brilliantly, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We jumped off the sight seeing bus to visit here. We enjoyed a couple of hours having a look around. Enjoyed the owls especially. Had a drink in the little café where I must say the food looked very appetising. Thought the admission prices were a little on the steep side though.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We thought the place at £13.50 for adults & £8.50 for children was a total rip off. Yes it has a small old house with volunteers dressed up, but it could be anything. There are animals but not alot, our own local childrens farm at £5 was far better value Dont waste you money, give it a miss

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Perfect for children, really interesting for adults too - very educational but at the same time fun, the falconry shows are amazing! There is a cafe, but I find it expensive for what it is, so I take a picnic, loads of good places to sit and eat a sandwich. Lots of friendly animals to pet, and a small playground... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

All five of Shakespeare Houses are worth visiting and incredible value but this is a must see for families and adults a like. It is a superb blend of historical and interesting facts about life in Shakespeare's time together with a glimpse of real life for the people and animals who lived on the farm The volunteers who give up... More 

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