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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 is closed for the winter and reopens 10 March 2018. 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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“eagle owl” (53 reviews)
“birds of prey” (62 reviews)
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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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"birds of prey"
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"tudor times"
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"living history"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely return visit today, the weather was beautiful and it wasn't too busy. We used our annual passes and the receptionist remembered us even though it has been over a year since our last visit. We saw the baby goats that were born...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience for all the family, including, but not just for kids. Especially so if you can be there for lunch, around 1pm; here the staff sit down to a meal prepared to Tudor syle in the kitchen of the farm house and talk...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived and for taken over by hundreds of tourists..... Really rude. Got inside and the woods were cornered off... Over priced food

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard good things about the attraction, we decided to visit. The entry fee is not cheap (£40+ for family of four) but the ticket granted us access to the place until April 2019!!! Now that's not bad. The actual farm isn't that big, not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Positives; children’s play area, seating and picnic bench choices, hidden woodland section with a willow tunnel, animals to feed and mostly friendly staff. A good relaxing day out. The cafe could really improve on choices.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok this place is not cheap , it is however seriously good I visited around ten years ago and its improved massively .Free parking Don't miss the tour of the house or the hawk/eagle/owl displays , the tour of the house is quite long but...More

Thank Peter e
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really liked looking around both houses on the property. The staff here were particularly nice and the guided tour was very interesting. Really enjoyed the bird of prey talk. Well worth a visit as part of the whole shakespear houses package.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been bringing my grandchildren here for 2 years now and I love it as much as them. It is a safe place for even toddlers to wander around (without a stroller) plenty of picnic areas and play areas in addition to getting up...More

Thank Pam B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There had been a lot of rain overnight. Welly boots would have been better footwear. The kids began the day getting quite muddy. There were activities throughout the day. The children got involved in various crafts. We were able to witness a Tudor feast and...More

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, well worth the money. Half hourly activities (animals, falconry, Tudor lunchtime). The guides made it a lot of fun.

Thank Adrienne S
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Letitia B
3 September 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
20 March 2017|
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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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