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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 3 days ago

I was impressed to note that events were still happening during the day eg staff in costume having a tudor dinner, given that it is getting towards the end of the season. The farm buildings were very interesting to look round. Our main concern was...More

Thank CarolABooth
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived around 4pm & this place closed at 5.30 so perhaps not the best planned visit for such a place as they told us an hour was enough it really wasn't, we needed a good 2 hours. Staff were 'packing up' before 5.30pm. Cost...More

Thank Huw J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting place with various things to do. The lunch is definitely worth watching. Pass valid for 12 months.

Thank G1naM
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is very interesting for the whole family. Your able to step back in time and see the workings of the families life on the farm and also get to interact with some of the animals.

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went here for a small trip with friends. Very nicely set and good range of animals especially birds. I watched the falconry and it was fantastic. The falconer was very funny and helpful and the display was very good with the owl (Wesley). Highly recommended.

Thank Ploggy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a damp and cold Saturday not really knowing what was there but needed something to do. The visit turned into a real delight, the highlight being the Tudor lunch. It was so entertaining and informative, the staff in their costumes played their roles...More

Thank dpbuz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too much to take in. It was an enjoyable visit and the staff was very dedicated in their costumes on a very warm summer day.

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads to do and see. This is a working Tudor farm and it's great to see the staff "in character". Audience participation is encouraged and great fun. Buy a pass for the various Shakespeare properties which will work out much cheaper than paying individuallyMore

Thank Debbie Y
ShakespeareBT, House Manager at Mary Arden's Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for taking the time to post your review. The annual pass offers excellent value which allows you unlimited access to the properties for a year. This means you get to come to our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The farm was an interesting and educational tour. It was very well run. It is perfect for all ages. We particularly liked the live demonstration with the owl. It was by far the best of the tours of the Shakespeare properties.

Thank Kevin56003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot to see and do here. Live animals, falconry and women in costume working just as they would have back in that era. Most enjoyable and informative.

Thank Conrad B
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Letitia B
3 September 2017|
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Response from GiulioVeniVidi | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I do not see why should they. Anyway, why don't you ask them directly?
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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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No, unfortunately no pets are allowed.