Mary Arden's Farm
A great day out for all the family! Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of a real working Tudor farm, as Shakespeare would have done when he was a boy visiting his mother’s family home
Explore the farmyard with its centuries-old barns, outbuildings and original dove cote
Meet our costumed period guides as they go about their daily task of cooking, tending crops and feeding the rare breed animals. Learn about Tudor table manners and rituals when they gather round the table for lunch. Get hands-on with rural crafts and traditional pastimes
Watch falconry displays, have a go at archery and roam the nature trails and beautiful Warwickshire countryside. There’s also a fantastic adventure playground for our younger guests!
Look out for a wide range of family activities taking place during school holidays.
Great for: family fun, countryside, history & heritage
“The birds of prey display was brilliant – very informative with a touch of comedy.”
“A wonderful day out! The children loved all the activities, especially the sword-fighting.”
Did you know?
• There are more wooden beams on the front of Palmer’s House than at the back – this was because wood was very expensive and considered a status symbol so was installed where people could see it
• The Tudors were very superstitious, so there are many protective charms in Palmer’s House, including a fairy door, fairy plate and a dried toad to ward off evil spirits!
Seasonal opening: March – October 2016
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