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Butser Ancient Farm

Chalton Lane, Chalton PO8 0BG, England
+44 23 9259 8838
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Fantastic day for the whole family

Visited Butser today which featured special demonstrations and hands on activities associated with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jamesbouckstanden
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Educational fun

After winning the tickets in a raffle we went to this lovely farm. It is small but extremely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shaun M
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“roman villa” (14 reviews)
“stone age” (8 reviews)
“iron age” (23 reviews)
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Chalton Lane, Chalton PO8 0BG, England
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+44 23 9259 8838
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"stone age"
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"iron age"
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"reconstructed buildings"
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"school trip"
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"staff are extremely helpful"
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"kids interested"
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"school parties"
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"farm animals"
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"crisps"
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"explained everything"
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"few hours"
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"all ages"
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"gift shop"
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"children and adults"
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"packed lunch"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Butser today which featured special demonstrations and hands on activities associated with water. How it was used to clean and cook. How it could be turned to steam to bend wood and transported across land by aqueducts. Every demonstration is given with honest enthusiasm....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After winning the tickets in a raffle we went to this lovely farm. It is small but extremely fascinating. You are allowed to wonder freely in and out of the huts. We were fortunate enough to witness a full renovation of a hut. There is...More

Thank Shaun M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A look into what it was like to live in Hampshire 2-3000 years ago.Everything is constructed and laid out very well,every item is described with detail allowing the reader to believe they are there when they read it. A very good and enjoyable place to...More

Thank Steven D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2.5 hours here with a group of 6 ranging from 2 years to 60 years plus. We had a lovely time! It was very relaxed and the staff where lovely!- there were lots of things to see and do and there was a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had vouchers from a free leaflet that let us have a child free with a paying adult. The staff were lovely and very good with the children. It does exactly what it says with very interesting walk around ancient settlements. There could have been...More

Thank Stuart H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun and interesting visit during one of their special 'Science and Sorcery' themed days. The houses were really interesting to explore and loads of extras to keep the kids busy: building a wall, baking flat bread, carving chalk, digging for artefacts and making clay...More

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We visited for the first time and were very impressed by the scale of the site. There are many stone age and iron age buildings as well as a Roman villa. All are, of course, reconstructed but this does not lessen the pleasure. The staff,...More

Thank ohnonotagain42
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a bit off the beaten path, and probably attracts a very narrow set, but it’s worth the trip. It a lovely, hands on investigation of the way folks once lived in Britain from the Stone Age to Saxon times. It shows how...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Wanted somewhere to take my wheel chair bound nearly 90 year old mother that would be different. We spent far longer than anticipated as there was so much going on. Not just the houses themselves but spinning, blacksmithing, tasting Roman food, ancient storytelling, feeding the...More

Thank pusscatglen
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

Butser Beltane was brilliant. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere great. Everyone was happy and enjoying the dancing, music, folk singing, birds of prey, demonstrations by craftsmen and all the different activities. Some super flowery outfits and great costumes. There was something for everyone to...More

Thank stevensondeuk
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candj83
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Response from Stuart H | Reviewed this property |
I enjoyed as much (if not more than) our 8 year old twins! A real feel for the history and talking to the spokesperson for he group working on recreating the Roman mosaic floor was really very interesting. As a working... More
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