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Mary Arden's Farm

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Address: Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
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+44 1789 338535
10:00 - 17:00
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Mary Arden's Farm was the childhood home of Shakespeare's mother. Today you...

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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Lots of farm animals and falconry.

Loved this beautiful working farm. Very well done. The falconry is fascinating and the animals are varied and interesting. Beautifully kept facility.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane T
Thunder Bay, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this beautiful working farm. Very well done. The falconry is fascinating and the animals are varied and interesting. Beautifully kept facility.

Thank Jane T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A Nice please to sit on the grass and have a pick nic, good for the children and a nice place to walk aropund

Thank John N
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting to learn about Shakespeare's life. Buy the tickets with the bus tout tickets. Only need an hour or so to visit.

Thank louisa12342016
Buckley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

excellent attraction very good for children good info on the running and life at the farm in days of old

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit, especially great for kids, lots for the children to see and do. The house was very interesting with the added bonus of staff in costume ready to answer any questions and to talk about the farm, house and history.

Thank judiebuckfield
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited over Easter weekend we had a lovely visit. The volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly. We paid £12.25 per adult not too bad but would be better for families

Thank BlackpoolCarol
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of our faqvourite places. Enjoyed the Tudor meal talk and the ftalcon display. Went as a couple but would have been a great places to take children too.

Thank Anne A
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a pleasant way to round off a day in Stratford staff impressive. They really seem to enjoy working there and sharing their enthusiasm with customers. ice cream selection not the greatest but place very interesting especially Palmer's cottage which put Mary Arden's to shame.

Thank cyril w
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We Had a wonderful day here - the weather was great so that helped.It was interesting for the children with Mary Arden's farmhouse - there were lots of people in costume able to explain all about Tudor life .There were animals that also were authentic to the period which the kids loved.There was also a kids park which was welcome... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best of the Shakespeare houses. Lots to do on site. People dressed in Tudor costumes who speak in that period & tell you a lot about what life was like on a farm. Good for families & couples. Plenty to keep you entertained for a good half day.

Thank lorna29_12

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