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Meet the Farm Animals

Rare breeds and birds of prey at Mary Arden’s Farm

Come and meet our loveable farm animals, many of which are rare breeds similar in type to those that Shakespeare and his family would have known.

New to the farmyard this year:

Mangalitza piglets, born 27 February
Portland lambs, born March-April
Arapawa goat kid, born 20 March

Make friends with Ellie the horse and our donkeys, Bill and Ben. There are also lots of rare-breed farmyard animals to meet as you explore the wider farm, including English Longhorn cattle, Cotswold sheep and our woolly Mangalitza pigs. Don’t forget to ask at the ticket desk for some special goat food to share with your new friends! 

Meet the owls, hawks and falcons as we demonstrate the age-old art of falconry, a popular Tudor pastime and often featured in Shakespeare's plays. 

Discover a unique half day falconry experience with our expert Falconer. Fly beautiful owls and Harris hawks and learn about how their ancestors were used by the Tudors for hunting. For more information and prices please call 07736 524512.

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This is where the story began Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a working Tudor Farm. We are now closed for winter and will re-open 16 March 2019. Relive Shakespeare’s love story Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps The home of Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna