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Address: Station Rd | Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9UN, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 338535
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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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Last February we bought tickets to see all the main Shakespeare attractions. Keen to make the most of our investment we came to Mary Arden's farm on the last day before it closed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last February we bought tickets to see all the main Shakespeare attractions. Keen to make the most of our investment we came to Mary Arden's farm on the last day before it closed for winter. We had a great time. There were lots of farm animals to look at and pet. People were walking around in costume and really looked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the childhood home of Shakespeare’s mother and it’s my favourite “Shakespeare” property in Stratford-upon-Avon. We explored the buildings, walked through the fields, crouched and ran through the willow tunnels, watched a falconry display – actually it was an owl when we were there – just great. There are numerous buildings on the site including two homesteads and farm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Tudor farm replica which is slightly off the main Stratford Upon Avon town area. You will have to take a train/ drive or take the hop on hop off bus to this location. There are volunteers who dress up as characters on the farm and go about their chores. The best part is defintely the falconry show. It is... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great insight to the working of the farm particularly around the time of Shakespeare, the actors played their part brilliantly, well worth a visit.

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Thank Paddy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We jumped off the sight seeing bus to visit here. We enjoyed a couple of hours having a look around. Enjoyed the owls especially. Had a drink in the little café where I must say the food looked very appetising. Thought the admission prices were a little on the steep side though.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We thought the place at £13.50 for adults & £8.50 for children was a total rip off. Yes it has a small old house with volunteers dressed up, but it could be anything. There are animals but not alot, our own local childrens farm at £5 was far better value Dont waste you money, give it a miss

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Perfect for children, really interesting for adults too - very educational but at the same time fun, the falconry shows are amazing! There is a cafe, but I find it expensive for what it is, so I take a picnic, loads of good places to sit and eat a sandwich. Lots of friendly animals to pet, and a small playground... More 

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Thank Siân M
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

All five of Shakespeare Houses are worth visiting and incredible value but this is a must see for families and adults a like. It is a superb blend of historical and interesting facts about life in Shakespeare's time together with a glimpse of real life for the people and animals who lived on the farm The volunteers who give up... More 

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Hull UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

loved it here and every thing was so interesting. The farmhouse and the information given about how they used to live. Walking around the farm and seeing the animals was good. We didn't have children but we though our three year old granddaughter would love it here. Seeing other children herding the geese makes this place a very good one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place in last of our 5 Shakespeare's houses tour. That was my favourite. A nice big farm with a lot of animals, beautiful cottages and houses to see. We even saw a show with owl which was very interesting and educative. Loved it!!

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