Mary Arden’s Farm
On his mother’s Tudor farm, experience the country life Shakespeare and Mary Arden herself would have known. Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Shakespeare’s mother’s farm where Mary Arden, lived and worked. Step back in time to experience Tudor country life as Shakespeare would have known it. Experience rural Tudor life and meet the Tudors over dinner every day at 1pm - try our organic produce for yourself in the cafe! Using Tudor farming methods, we look after rare heritage breeds that Mary Arden herself would recognise. Every season brings new ways to join in from falconry, feeding the goats and herding geese, to up-close craft demonstrations and archery for children.
What makes it special
- Step back in time and experience our working Tudor farm
- Seasonal activities for all the family
- Try our traditional, organic produce in our cafe
Open Monday to Sunday, March to October. Opening hours vary so please check our website for the most up to date information: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Other things to do nearby
Visit the centuries-old family home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, where new love bloomed. Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years.
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Be inspired at the site that was Shakespeare’s family home for 19 years, and uncover the fascinating story of the house that is no longer there.
Admire stunning period interiors in the house built for the next generation: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, physician John Hall.
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