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William on the Farm

A magical step back in time to the Tudor farm where Shakespeare’s grandparents lived and worked

Fantastic and friendly staff who are so knowledgeable but also so patient with our children. The children loved hearing about how life was different to now. Seeing the animals was such a treat too!

— Bridgetown Primary School

Give your class this interactive and fun experience at a safe and secure site with special access for primary schools.

  • Discover what life was like on the farm where Shakespeare spent some of his childhood
  • Explore Tudor childhood- what it was like to learn, play, eat- and work!
  • Engage with hands-on experiential learning in a range of interactive activities
  • Encounter 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
  • Create fantastic experiences and memories
  • Listen as we hear about the jobs William and his brothers and sisters would have done on the farm and then have a go t a few Tudor tasks!
  • Experience the inside of a real Tudor farmhouse

By giving genuine experiences to children the visit will promote writing, speaking and listening opportunities, alongside key Famous Person and Local History curriculum triggers.

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Venue: Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, CV37 9UN
Duration: full day

Price: held at 2021 price for the third successive year: £11.50 per pupil.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops. One member of staff is required to accompany every eight children. All staff go free.

Price includes a follow up Digital pack of supporting materials with worksheets, facts and further teaching ideas.

Fun, engaging and informative. Fantastic opportunity for children to enhance their learning. Knowledgeable and friendly staff!

— St Anne's Primary School

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