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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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“eagle owl” (53 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"
in 130 reviews
"eagle owl"
in 53 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 63 reviews
"tudor lunch"
in 28 reviews
"tudor times"
in 61 reviews
"re enactors"
in 16 reviews
"tudor life"
in 32 reviews
"all ages"
in 65 reviews
"period costume"
in 30 reviews
"living history"
in 15 reviews
"the barn"
in 16 reviews
"tudor style"
in 14 reviews
"shakespeare houses"
in 28 reviews
"great for kids"
in 13 reviews
"children and adults"
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"step back in time"
in 16 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed today

As we have been before and have a year's ticket, we just popped in for an hour or so with a friend. We certainly enjoyed the falconry show with an eagle owl - it's unusual and a real privilege to see such a handsome bird...More

Thank Marian W
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Reviewed yesterday

This property really shows you more about tudor life than the other properties. It is greatly enhanced by the staff in period dress, who really get into character, and have a lively sense of humour. They are very knowledgeable and it adds to the experience....More

Thank cpginty
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well I was not sure if I was going to enjoy the trip but Boy was I surprised. A Great day out with lots to see and do well worth getting the full bundle package to see other Shakespeare properties.

Thank 1961ma
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit several times a year and our interest lies mainly in seeing the variety of farm animals. Lambing season is obviously fun. The owl presentation is so impressive. Cattle and other animals mean we never have enough time to see everything. Blacksmithy is very...More

Thank Bob W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this after visiting Anne Hathaway house and felt the property not as interesting, although there were people in dress of the period going about their activities. It is a working farm, so there are animals around plus they grow their own vegetables in garden....More

Thank SatisfiedVisitor_PW
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the last of the 5 Shakespeare Trust houses I have visited and was possibly my favourite as it is so interactive and informative. The Tudor Re-enactors are passionate and knowledgeable about their way of living - even eating a Tudor lunch in front...More

Thank QueenPea3
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our last destination was Mary Arden’s (Shakespeare’s Mother) farmhouse at Wilmcote in Stratford-upon-Avon tour. This is huge and there are cattle,pigs,ducks,Falcon you can find. In the top floor of the house there is no bed and it seems that many people used to sleep on...More

Thank Soma S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were leaving Stratford we decided to pop in as we had an all inclusive ticket. We were so glad we did. This place was amazing and so interesting. Animals, history and amazingly friendly staff. It’s a must see!!

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest and our favourite of the 5 Shakespeare houses in Stratford. Well worth visiting more than once as the have many events through the day, which are different at different times of year. There are several houses to explore, with the best...More

Thank DavePuls
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told this would be a whole day visit but didn't believe the advert. Wrong! It is a fantastic place with so much to see. The houses are a treat, I think it best to arrive so that you get the wonderful guided tours...More

Thank Richard A
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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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Response from AngelaDin |
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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