Summer holiday fun at Mary Arden's Farm

Part of  Summer Holidays

Family-friendly activities available free, every day (unless stated otherwise).

20 July - 01 September 2013

Mary Arden's Farm

  • Family Fun

Falconry displays



Summer Madness (every day except 24-26 August)

FREE to ticketholders

See the Tudors take on their daily tasks including washing, brewing, bread-making and cooking.  Enjoy falconry displays, storytelling, Tudor games, dancing, archery and much more.

11.00am  Tudor Games  Rickyard

11.30am  Birds of prey  Falconers Field

12noon  Story telling  Mary Arden's House

12.30pm  Tudor dinner  Palmer's Farmhouse

1.30pm  & 3.30pm Birds of Prey   Falconers Field

4.00pm  Story telling  Mary Arden's House

4.30pm  Tudor games  Rick Yard


Look out for the Green Man Trail - follow clues from the stage in the Rick Yard to discover our Green Man.

Have-a-go Archery - a small charge applies.


Plus, join in with Tudor tasks and pastimes every day from 2.30pm - 3.30pm.

  • Washing Mondays
  • Butter making Tuesdays
  • Woolly Wednesdays
  • Nosegays Thursdays
  • Bread making Fridays
  • Parchment & quills Saturdays
  • Games & pastimes Sundays


Mary Arden's Farm Folk Festival, 24-26 August (bank holiday weekend)


Daytime: Immerse yourself in folk and fun down on the farm! FREE to ticketholders

Come to our grand celebration of folk music. There will be Tudor dancing, make-and-take activities, plus a puppet show, The Very Helpful Goat, from Castle Small Puppet Theatre. Tuck into the BBQ and bar as you enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of Mary Arden’s Farm.

All daytime activities are included as part of admission tickets, which are valid for 12 months.


PLUS Evening Concerts from 7.30pm (24th & 25th August only) Tickets from £8

Enjoy a brilliant line-up of local musicians, including the following fantastic headline acts:

24 August - The captivating sound of Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla brings together the spirit of Celtic tradition and the dynamic grooves of modern rock and jazz. It’s a unique and powerful sound that has evolved since band leader and ace electric fiddle-player Joe O’Donnell moved to Coventry in 1998.

25 August - Award-winning folk band ColvinQuarmby. Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way; English eccentricity is alive and well in a group of fine quality! Never mind the label "Folk" - instead think of CQ as musicians, troubadours, tellers of tales, creative chaps and damn fine entertainers. They are one of the most exciting and energetic bands around at the moment. Superb lyrics, beautiful vocals, clever accompaniments and brilliant between-song patter.

Evening concert tickets from £8. Book online or tel. 01789 201844.