Explore the house where Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, grew up and experience for yourself the daily routine, skills and crafts the young William would have known from visits to his grandparents in the 1570s. Help with tasks such as skep making and basket weaving and 'earn your keep' at Palmer's Farm with traditional chores such as threshing, bread making, gardening and animal tending.
You will find all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Tudor farm. Rare breed animals roam the grounds and visitors can explore the nature trails discovering abundant wildlife such as woodpeckers, rabbits and deer along the way.
Mary Arden's Farm is a working farm that keeps pace with the seasons which means there is always something new to see and do. Look out for the daily activity boards during your visit.
Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9UN
Map reference: SP 167584 Lat: 52.22373 Long: -1.75693
|Fri 28, Sat 29 Jun 2013||Taming of the Shrew|
|Sat 20, Sun 21 Jul 2013||Crafty Beasts|
|Sat 20 Jul 2013 - Sun 1 Sep 2013||Summer Madness|
|Fri 26, Sat 27 Jul 2013||Comedy of Errors|
|Fri 2 Aug 2013||Lammas Day Walk|
|Sat 24, Sun 25 Aug 2013||Folk Concerts at Mary Arden's|
|Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2013||Mary Arden's Folk Festival|
|Sat 28, Sun 29 Sep 2013||Apple Days and Michaelmas festival|
|Wed 30 Oct 2013 - Sun 3 Nov 2013||All Hallows|
|Fri 1 Nov 2013||Friday Fright Night|