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Tudor Family Experience Days

at Mary Arden's Farm

The perfect introduction to life in Shakespeare's time.

This August we're delighted to be able to offer families a taste of life in Shakespeare's time with specially-curated Tudor experience days, packed full of hands-on activities, at Mary Arden's Farm - the home of Shakespeare's mother.

On selected days throughout the summer holidays, here's what you can look forward to...

Morning:
- Get stuck in with Tudor gardening
- Have a go at making lavender bags to ward off the plague
- Design and paint your own Tudor wall hanging
- Try your hand at crafting some sugar subtleties
- Learn to write with a quill
- Find out all about posy trenchers and have a go at designing your own.

Afternoon:
- Take part in active storytelling to bring A Midsummer Night's Dream to life
- Put your best foot forward in our Tudor music and dancing workshop. Listen to music from the period and learn how to jig!

All day:
- Whilst on site you'll be able to explore the Farm*, say hello to the animals, not forgetting a Tudor game or two on the lawn for all to enjoy.

Don't forget to bring your picnic! Hot & cold drinks, cakes and cream teas will be available to purchase from our on site cafe.

*Please note, access to the farm is limited due to ongoing maintenance.


Dates of events - Activities start at 10am and run until 3pm.
Wednesday 24 August
Wednesday 31 August


Tickets are £17.50 per person and all activities are included.

Activities are suitable for children aged 4 upwards. Under 3s are free, but will not be able to participate in the activities.

Tickets are limited, so booking early is advisable.
Please note tickets are non-refundable. Our Tudor experience days will go ahead come rain or shine, so please dress according to the weather!
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Please note: No dogs are allowed onsite at Mary Arden's Farm, with the exception of service dogs.


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