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Pupils taking part in a ‘Tudors Alive!’ educational session at Mary Arden’s Farm. Photo by Amy Murrell 2012

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.

Please note we ask for a higher teacher to pupil ratio of 1:7 to allow the children to move around the farm activities in smaller groups.  As a result all accompanying adults are free of charge.

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

Price: £13 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 seven children.
A minimum charge equivalent to 20 pupils applies to all workshops.

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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