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Tudors Alive!

A full-day living history workshop on our Tudor farm

This living history experience gives children a unique opportunity for learning outside the classroom at Mary Arden’s Farm (the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s mother) in Wilmcote, just outside Stratford-upon-Avon. 

Your pupils will spend the day as a Tudor child helping on our working farm in Wilmcote.

During the session your pupils can:

  • Wear replica period clothes
  • Make bread
  • Thresh corn
  • Paint a wall hanging
  • Dip candles
  • Harvest vegetables
  • Learn about sheep and the uses of wool
  • Watch a falconry display
  • Enjoy Tudor music and dancing
  • Make lavender bags

Tudors Alive! is a truly unforgettable experience that will bring history to life for your class.

Available: March to October
Venue: Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, CV37 9UN
Duration: full day

Price: £12.50 per pupil - including all materials and laundering of replica clothes.

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 eight children.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops.

Download: Tudors Alive Risk Assessment.

This trip is possibly the best I've been on in my 6 years as a teacher! The children loved it! Thank you so much.

— St. John's Primary School

This is our 4th visit. Always a fantastic, hands-on experience with well-planned , well-paced and authentic activities. Staff are amazing and very knowledgeable.

— Our Lady's RC Primary

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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