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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 a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace

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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This is where the story began Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps The home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Relive Shakespeare’s love story Mary Arden's Farm is now closed for the winter. We will re-open on 10 March 2018