Mary Ardens Farm
Step back in time for all the sights, smells and sounds of a real Tudor farm and explore the house where Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden grew up. You’ll be able to experience for yourself the daily routine, skills and crafts the young William would have known from visits to his grandparents in the 1570s.
At the farm you can also help with tasks like skep-making and basket- weaving and ‘earn your keep’ at Palmer’s Farm with traditional chores such as threshing, bread-making, gardening and animal-tending.
After helping with the daily chores, you can roam around the grounds and see their rare breed animals explore the nature trails discovering the abundant wildlife including woodpeckers, rabbits and deer along the way.
Mary Arden’s Farm is a truly working farm that keeps pace with the seasons, and with a programme of Tudor events and free repeat visits there is always something new to see and do and plenty reasons to visit time and time again.
Please look out for the daily activity boards during your visit.
Location Details: 3.5 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon Town Centre.
Opening Times: 10am – 5pm from March to November.
Photo Credits: © Copyright The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
For further information please visit: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk