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Daily Activities

Meet the Tudors as they run the farm just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done.

Meet our costumed guides as they go about their daily tasks of cooking, tending the land and feeding the rare breed animals using the methods a young William Shakespeare would have experienced. Learn about Tudor table manners and rituals when they gather round the table for dinner at 1pm.

Get hands on with rural crafts and traditional pastimes and try your hand at have-a-go archery (*high days and holidays, additional fee applies). Enjoy falconry displays throughout the day, and explore our nature trails, butterfly bank and willow tunnel. Kids under 10 can also enjoy our timber framed adventure playground.

Daily activities include:

10.30 Goose herding
11.00 Falconry display
11.30 Mary Arden's House tour
12.00 'Call To Arms' archery display*
12.30  Falconry display
13.00 Tudor dinner
14.00 'Call To Arms' archery display*
14.30 Falconry display
15.00  Palmer's Farmhouse tour 
16.00 Falconry display
17.00 Goose herding

*High days and holidays

Our daily routine changes throughout the seasons so check the daily activity boards and keep coming back to experience different activities and events throughout the year!  

Don't miss 'Bird of the week' this summer. 

Monday 21 August - Sunday 27 August, daily at 2.30pm

A rare opportunity to meet 'Q' our hooded vulture.

The hooded Vulture is one of the smaller vultures, endangered in its homelands of Asia and Eastern Africa.

Come and see this lovely bird and maybe even get a chance to have her eating out of your hand, and watch her blush when she is feeling happy!

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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