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William on the Farm

Step back in time to the Tudor farm where Shakespeare’s grandparents lived and worked

As part of our real Tudor farm experience your pupils will:

  • Discover what life was like on the farm where Shakespeare spent some of his childhood
  • Meet the animals that live on the farm today and find out why animals were so important in William's day
  • Learn about the growing and use of herbs, fruit and vegetables
  • Find out about the jobs William and his brothers and sisters would have done on the farm
  • Experience what it was like to live in a Tudor farmhouse
  • Follow clues to discover more about farm life
  • Explore Mary Arden's Farm

Available: Easter to October half-term
Venue:  Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, CV37 9UN

Price: £7.50 per pupil, including admission to Mary Arden's Farm

Optimum capacity for all workshops is one class - please call +44 (0)1789 207131 to discuss alternative group sizes.
One member of staff (free of charge) is required to accompany every six children. 
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies.
Lunch spaces can be made available at both venues on request.

Download: William on the Farm Risk Assessment.

A fantastic day trip. Informative, interactive and very enjoyable.

— Stoke Prior First School

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