Overview

Take a step back in time on Mary Arden’s Tudor Farm. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the farm where Shakespeare’s mother, Mary Arden lived and worked. Experience Tudor country life as Shakespeare would have known it.

Meet the Tudors who run the farm just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done. Watch them prepare and eat their dinner every day at 1pm and as they go about their daily tasks of cooking, tending crops and feeding the rare breed animals. Feel free to ask them about country life in Shakespeare’s day and discover how people lived and worked according to the farming calendar.

Watch falconry displays, explore the countryside and nature trails, and get ‘hands-on’ with rural crafts and traditional pastimes. Enjoy the 23 acre site with its historic buildings, traditional farmyard, orchard, and woodland and wildflower meadow. There’s even a children’s adventure playground.

Look out for our full programme of seasonal events, from Tudor festivals and animal shows to Apple Days and Halloween fun. Just a short walk from Wilmcote station, Mary Arden’s Farm offers a great day out for all the family.

Watch the video to discover what to expect on your visit to the Shakespeare Family Homes here. For more information on the other four Shakespeare Family Homes please see Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Halls CroftAnne Hathaway’s Cottage and Shakespeare’s New Place.

Visitor Info

Book online to save 10% at https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/book-online/ 12 months free entry with every ticket. Choose from the Full Story Ticket covering all five Shakespeare Family Homes or individual tickets to each house.

For details of specific events at the individual Family Homes visit: https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Directions

Mary Arden’s Farm is located in Wilmcote a 15 minute drive from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre and there is free onsite parking. Wilmcote railway station is a very short walk from the Farm.

Accessibility

The ground floors of Mary Arden’s Farm house has uneven surfaces and can be narrow in parts. The first floors are accessed by stairs only.

Mary Arden’s is a working farm where most of the grounds and buildings are accessible to visitors, with some ramps provided for wheelchair users. However some paths are uneven – made worse in poor weather – and may prove difficult for some visitors.

All houses have accessible toilets and large print guides are available at all houses.

We welcome assistance dogs with the exception of the outer grazing areas. Please visit the Access section on the website for full details here.

Conferences & meetings

Weddings

Facilities

Browse a wonderful selection of Shakespeare-inspired gifts in our Mary Arden’s Gift shop.

For car parking there is free onsite parking available.

Food & Drink

Our licenced café is open during house opening hours serving hot and cold drinks, cakes and cream teas and a Tudor-inspired lunch menu, supplied with seasonal produce from the farm.

Opening times and menus can be found on our website here.

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