Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm
Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0BG

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2 For 1 Entry

Visit Butser Ancient Farm (before 31st December 2018) with this voucher and get 2 for the price of 1 on your entrance. Please pay for 1 adult at the farm entrance and present this voucher to get a 2nd person (adult or child) in for free. Here you will find an ancient timeline of homes including Saxon, Roman, Iron Age…

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Free / 023 9259 8838

Beltain: Burning Of The Wickerman

Join us for this annual festival to celebrate the beginning of summer. There will be live music, local ales, traditional crafts, ancient entertainment and food. The afternoon culminates with the burning of the giant wickerman.

Sat 29 Apr

Bronze Knife Casting - Family Metalworking

This course is available at all times. Please call or email the office to discuss when you would like to come. 02392 598838 ask for Gwen. A practical workshop where you make a bronze knife or an axe to take home. This day is suitable for an older child to attend with a parent - great for budding metallurgy…

Bronze Sword Workshop

Work on your own 26" Ewart Park sword. This leaf blade sword is one ofthe most prolific swords from the British Bronze Age. In this workshop you will clean and finish your blade, forge the edges on it and look at different handle and scabbard types with information provided. www.bronze-age-swords.com Course Fee £190…

Sat 12 Aug

Complimentary Single Ticket

Visit Butser Ancient Farm during 2017. Here you will find an ancient timeline of homes including Saxon, Roman, Iron Age and Stone Age. Discover how living differed back then and what we can learn about our ancestors through experimental archaeology. Bringing the past to life… …somewhere ancient, somewhere…

Tue 19 Dec

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Fairy Festival

Join us in the roundhouse enclosure from 2pm to celebrate all things fairy! Dressing up is encouraged and little fairies (and elves, imps or other mythical creatures) can enjoy creating a magic wand to take home, make a heath wreath, and have beautiful face paints ready for an audience with the fairy queen where they can…

Sun 11 Jun

Make A Milkmaid's Stool

*Make a Milkmaid's Stool (£100) * - Saturday 30 September This course is run by our very own treewright Darren Hammerton who masterminded the construction of our Chalton Saxon house, opened in March 2016. Join him in making a milkmaid's stool to take home using traditional skills and techniques. Meet…

Sat 30 Sep

Make A Roman Gladius Sword

Make a Roman Gladius Sword (£460) This workshop takes place over four days: Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July Ever dreamed of owning your own hand-crafted sword? Join tutor Rod Hughes for a four day bronze casting course over two weekends, and go home with your own Roman…

Sat 24 Jun

Try It Day - Festival Of Archaeology

Every year the Council for British Archaeology organise the Festival of Archaeology, and Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to celebrate with experimental archaeology, hands on activities and outdoor fun! Your whole family can get stuck in with the activities we have laid on for you, so bring a picnic, discover and learn!

Weapons And Warriors - Fathers'day Special

Have a fun day out on Fathers’ Day and meet the Romans! Discover ancient weapons and be amazed by the lives of brave warriors. Find out how the Roman army lived and fought in Britain, and if you’d cope with wearing the armour, taking your orders in Latin and eating Roman food. Could you defend yourself from an enemy?

Wood Is Good - Woodcraft Fayre

Come along and enjoy woodworking and craft from the Hampshire Coppice Group. There will be a variety of traditional skills being demonstrated and handmade wood artefacts to purchase.

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