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.
This location is open to the public
The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37 6QW
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