Mary Arden's Farm, Stratford-upon-Avon

Immerse yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of a working Tudor farm. Mary Arden's Farm is the farm where Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, grew up. Experience the daily tasks and activities--such as threshing, bread-making, and animal-tending--that a young William Shakespeare would have been familiar with from visits to his grandparents. You can even try out other period activities, such as archery, and watch a falconry display. Enjoy a bite to eat at the Mary Arden Cafe, or make use of the grounds’ picnic area. End your visit with a walk on one of the nature trails and spot some of the area’s wildlife. Mary Arden's Farm is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • This is a must for young families who want to introduce their children to the wonderful world of Shakespeare. There is always something going on and on hot days it is just perfect. The only problem...  more »
  • Very interesting seeing Shakespeares birthplace and learning about his childhood and his family. The buildings are original and gave an insight to how they lived in his time. Make sure you buy a...  more »
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  • Fantastic place to take the kids. Buy a ticket for all Shakespeare's houses and you can go as many times as you like. The place is beautifully restored and has lots of people in period dress to tell you about the history. The animals are very accessible and friendly with plenty of places to wash your hands. The food in the restaurant was excellent and reasonably priced and with good veggie options. The kids particularly liked the archery and the excellent falconry display. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended.
  • What a fantastic and educational place to visit, it really is a step into the past. Even if you dont know much about the Tudor period the very knowledgeable and well dressed staff who acted in period costume, ways and verse brought the Tudor period back to life. Along with an Archery education/demonstrate/ have a go, the birds of prey on show that are displayed and do display, the farm animals, the Tudor carving,writing, embroidery and basket making ,it all adds up to an enjoyable day. We will certainly be back. My wife and I cant thank everyone there enough for making our visit so enjoyable. Cheers.

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