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Mary Arden's Farm

#4 of 111 things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon Features Animals
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
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+44 1789 338535
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was for us the fourth visit to a property of the Shakespeare Trust. Therefore our appreciation of the features and exhibits in the house was almoust exhausted. Nontheless the peculiarity lies essentially outside with the yard and the stables carefully organised for the joy...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is quite a lot to see and several displays - including geese gathering, falconer and the dinner - the dinner is definitely worth seeing - the household dressed in the tutor era have their main meal - you see how and what they would...More

Thank fionakt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mary Arden's Farm, is a wonderful experience. So beautifully, convincingly and professionally done. So much so that you truly feel transported back in time to the Tudor way of life and working. We saw many aspects of Tudor farm life demonstrated in a natural way,...More

Thank englandcarole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the one place I most wanted to see. The people that work on this Tudor farm are all dressed in costume. In the kitchen they had a real log fire with the old cauldron type cooking pots on, actually cooking a meal which...More

Thank janbandover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to leave it out from our 5 houses ticket as we had run out of time on our 1st day, and the weather forecast for the next day was not good. We decided to go anyway and I have to say it...More

Thank burf97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved (as 2 adults with no children) the day we spent at Mary Arden's House (actually 2 houses) - one of the hottest of the year. We knew that there would be lots of school parties as it was a weekday in summer...More

Thank AthomeinSomerset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great day out for everyone no matter what your age. A fantastic way to get up close and personal with Tudor life. The guides are really informative and enthusiastic offering more than just facts and figures but a real feel of what the day...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and fascinating place to visit. The staff are highly informative and interactive. Beautiful walk around the grounds. I would recommend paying for all the Shakespeare Houses together online prior to visiting as it makes everything much more convenient.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to the Tudor Farm of William Shakespeare's mother, where they do everything just like the Tudors did. Falconry display, House tour and actual Tudor dinner. The dinner takes place in front of a watching group of visitors, where the food, etiquette and stories of...More

Thank SimonJKaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another good day at Mary Arden's farm. The kids loved feeding the animals and playing in the park. We watched the falconry display and we're impressed with the knowledge of the handler delivered with good humour. Lots of flies about. The cow out in the...More

Thank Dizzybobs
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FamilyJ129
20 March 2017|
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Response from AngelaDin |
It opened last weekend, not sure why this website still says it is closed.
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DidiLocks
18 September 2016|
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No, unfortunately no pets are allowed.
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Shannon27894
30 August 2016|
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Response from Rebecca N | Reviewed this property |
Hi , It's about £13. I think for about £26 you can get the pass that lets you in to 5 venues.
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