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Mary Arden's Farm

Address

Station Road
Wilmcote
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 9UN

Contact Details

Tel: 01789 338535
MARY ARDEN'S FARM

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.
You will find all the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic Tudor farm. 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.
Try your hand at farm chores and meet the rare breed animals. Watch our Tudors cook the traditional midday meal. Enjoy have-a-go archery (school and bank holidays) and daily falconry displays. Explore countryside walks and nature trails and enjoy refreshments and light meals served all day in the cafe. For further information visit: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk

Directions

Take the A3400 from Stratford to Birmingham. Approximately 2 miles from Stratford follow signs to the left for Wilmcote and Mary Arden's Farm which can be found on the right-hand side in the village.

Prices and opening

FULL STORY TICKET: Includes entry to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Hall's Croft, Shakespeare's New Place, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Mary Arden's Farm.
Adult £22.50
Child £14.50
Concession £21.00
Family £59.50
SINGLE ENTRY TICKETS:
Mary Arden's Farm: Adult £15.00; Child £10.00; Concession £14.00; Family £40.00
Shakespeare’s New Place: Adult £12.50; Child £8.00; Concession £11.50; Family £59.50
Anne Hathaway's Cottage: Adult £12.50; Child £8.00; Concession £11.50; Family £33.00
Hall’s Croft: Adult £8.50; Child £5.50; Concession £8.00; Family £22.50
Shakespeare’s Birthplace: Adult £17.50; Child £11.50; Concession £16.50; Family £46.50
Free, Unlimited entry for 12 months from date of purchase

Children Under 3: free
Child: between 3 - 17 year olds in full-time education*
Concession Student 18 + , Seniors 60+ and Disabled persons
Carer: Free
Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children aged 3 -17
School/college groups: One member of staff free for every 10 students

* Children (3-16 incl.) will not be allowed to visit unsupervised. 16-17 year olds may be required to prove their age.

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesSummer Season (April - October)
Mary Arden's Farm
1 April - 27 October – Mon – Sun, 10am - 5pm
28 October - 3 November – Mon – Sun, 10am - 4pm
(Mary Arden's Farm closes for the winter and reopens in spring).
Shakespeare’s New Place,
1 April – 27 October - Mon - Sun, 10am - 4pm
28 October- 29 March 2020 - Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
Shakespeare's Birthplace
1 April – 27 October 2019 - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
28 October – 29 March 2020 -Mon-Sun, 10am - 5pm
Anne Hathaway's Cottage
1 April – 27 October 2019 - Mon - Sun, 9am - 5pm
28 October – 29 March 2020 -Mon-Sun, 10 am - 5pm
Hall's Croft
1 April – 27 October 2019 - Mon - Sun, 10am - 5pm
28 October – 29 March 2020 – Mon - Sun, 11am - 4pm
1. Shakespeare's Birthplace, and New Place are open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day. Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Hall’s Croft are open daily throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Mary Arden’s Farm is closed for the winter.

2. Allow about 45 minutes to 1 hour to visit each house, except Mary Arden's Farm, which is on a much larger site and can take two hours or more if wished.
3. Houses close 30 minutes after last entry.