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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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The 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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"falconry display"
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"eagle owl"
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"birds of prey"
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"tudor lunch"
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"tudor times"
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"re enactors"
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"open fire"
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"tudor life"
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"all ages"
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"period costume"
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"the kitchen"
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"living history"
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"the barn"
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"tudor style"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We've just had a really enjoyable day here. The sun was shining, which always helps, but I think we would have enjoyed it regardless of the weather. The geese herding was inspired, but there is lots to, the staff are friendly and the animals are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was wonderful had many activities for one and all and a cafe serving tea coffee drinks and cakes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place There's so much to do and see You pay on the day and can use your ticket for another 12months Once they open in March you get to see all the new borns. It's really hands on and also has a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful afternoon at what could almost be called a country park. The two houses are very interesting and I was fascinated to watch a 'housewife' cook a meal over an open fire. As it was one of the hottest days of the year...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given how packed Stratford is, this farm is a nice break because the farm, unlike the Shakespeare house, has kept a historical feel intact. Lovely gardens, beautiful, well tended buildings, nice shop. Everything seems picture worthy. Best, you get a fresh perspective of how Shakespeare...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a strange but fascinating place to visit giving an insite into the past and how people lived in Shakespeare’s time. Particularly fascinating was to see people living the life - the food they consumed and the costumes that were worn.

Thank mag3554
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Stratford and bought the multi site ticket for Shakespeare birthplace sites so thought we'd visit all in the price. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip although maybe more focused on kiddies and petting farm. But does have the Mary Arden farm where she grew up...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic attraction for tourists and locals alike. It is charming throughout and extremely informative. The staff were all so pleasant and helpful; we received a lovely welcome at reception, had a really nice chat with the falconer, the Tudor people and were so well looked...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the way so take the tour bus or a taxi. Lots to do--animals to pet, costumed interpreters to talk to. Well forth most of a morning or afternoon. Scheduled events including birds-of-prey--very good. Loved the animal interaction--including pigs and donkeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great day out if you love history and animals. You can buy animal food as you arrive and can feed the goats etc. There are many animals on the farm that you can pet. There are also quite a few birds of...More

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Letitia B
September 3, 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
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FamilyJ129
March 20, 2017|
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It opened last weekend, not sure why this website still says it is closed.
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DidiLocks
September 18, 2016|
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No, unfortunately no pets are allowed.
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