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4 – 5 April: Easter Weekend Celebrations See the Tudors busily making preparations for their Easter feast on Saturday 4 April and learn about mealtime etiquette when they enjoy the results on Sunday 5 April. Join in with Easter-themed games all weekend.                   Decorate your own ‘Superstitious […]

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Millie The Barn Owl

With heart-shaped face, buff back and wings and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a well known and much loved part of our countryside and heritage.           Millie is part of our birds of prey displays which take place four times a day, every day during open season.

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Care Farm Open Day Wed 25 Feb 2015

We will be holding a Care Farming Open Day on Wed 25 Feb 10am – 1pm. We’d love to see you there to see what we can offer vulnerable adults in terms of therapeutic nature-related activities. Please pass on to anyone you think might benefit from enroling or who might want to refer clients suitable […]

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Shakespeare’s Mother – The Secret Life Of A Tudor Woman

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05279pq Next Thursday 12 Feb 2015  9pm Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary woman in a time of revolution. Born during the reign of Henry VIII, Mary Arden is the daughter of a Warwickshire farmer, but she marries into a new life in the rising Tudor middle class in Stratford-upon-Avon. There she […]

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Plough Sunday 2015

And so we signal the beginning of another farming year with our Plough Sunday celebration and blessing of the plough to bring a good harvest, at St Andrew’s Church Wilmcote.  

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Only The Finest

Only the finest embroidery will do for Master Palmer’s parlour! Mistress Alice has been busy.

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At Season’s End – Tudor Feast 2014

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Good Queen Bess Visits Mary Arden’s Farm

We were astonished and honoured to receive a surprise visit from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I, today!!!!!!! As you all may know, she is given to suddenly descending upon her subjects to determine for herself, their well being and obedience to her laws.  This was all the more important as Thursday 20 March was a […]

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First Longhorn Calf of 2014

Our second new arrival of 2014, a beautiful Longhorn bull calf, was born on Thur 20 March.  Once again, cow and calf are doing well.  Kate, the cow, was an old pro at all this and calmly gave birth around noon in front of visitors with hardly a bat of an eyelid.  We will be […]

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500 Year Anniversary – Celebration Panel – Work In Progress

Mary Arden’s Farm – 500 years 1514 – 2014 Here is Sharon Lippett our head Tudor talking about our 500 Year Celebration Panel This year sees the 500th anniversary of the building of Mary Arden’s Farm. Mary Arden was William Shakespeare’s mother and was the youngest of eight daughters. She went on to marry John Shakespeare […]

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