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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*. 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.

*school holidays only, additional fee applies

Stone masonary

The master stonemason will be onsite on Mondays-Fridays 10am-4pm during the summer holidays (22 July - 30 August). Watch him demonstrating his craft and learn about the life of a Tudor stonemason. Try your hand at carving a nature-themed plaque in specialist workshops running through the day on a first come, first served basis. The workshops will last approximately 30-45 minutes and there will be a small charge of £5.  

Wattling Wednesdays - Get your hands dirty while helping to build our Peasant Hovel in wattle and daub workshops. In these informal drop in sessions you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty mixing up the daub before plastering it onto wattle panels. Please be advised that it can be a messy process, so old clothes are recommended! In cases of extreme bad weather the workshops may be cancelled due to the open air location. Starting on Wednesday 7 August, every Wednesday 2-4pm

Daily activities include:

10.00 - 13.00 Experience a Tudor working kitchen

11.00 Bird of Prey display**

13.00 Tudor dinner

14.00 Bird of Prey display**

14.45 Mary Arden's talk

15.30 Bird of Prey display**

16.15 Goose herding with a difference

**Bird of Prey display will be in the Great Barn in poor weather. 


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!  

Come and see what it's all about!  Your ticket is valid for 12 months so why not come back again for free to enjoy our fantastic falconry display.

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