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Mary Arden's Farm

Mary Arden's Farm

Address

Station Road,
Wilmcote,
Stratford-upon-Avon,
CV37 9UN

Details

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.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Summer 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.

Opening details

Summer 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.

Prices

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.

Directions

See location of Mary Arden's Farm on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 167584  Lat: 52.22373 Long: -1.75693

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Wilmcote Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Summer 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.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children