About Butser Ancient Farm
Go time-travelling through 10,000 years of history! Discover an incredible family day out at Butser Ancient Farm, a world-famous experimental archaeology site. Explore a Stone Age farm, Bronze Age roundhouse, Celtic village, Roman villa, and Saxon halls, all authentically reconstructed from real UK archaeology! With hands-on activities, a free trail, and frequent living history demonstrations, Butser is an incredible day out for the whole family.
Don’t just read about history – experience it for yourself! Discover the closest thing we have to time travel and explore ancient buildings to see how normal people lived. Get curious: touch the thatch, try out the tools, smell the woodsmoke and more for a fully-immersive experience! Which house would you choose to live in?
Get hands-on and learn some ancient skills from everyday life in the past – available for free every open day! Discover how to turn sheep’s fleece into wool, learn to make prehistoric rope from plants, get arty and carve ancient designs into chalk, create beads and ornaments from clay, and much more. Suitable for all ages – get the whole family involved!
History brought to life
Want even more excitement? Visit Butser on a special reenactor open day to meet people from history come to life! See Roman combat displays and cooking demonstrations, try out archery or axe throwing, meet a Saxon blacksmith or wise woman, watch epic battles as the Vikings invade, and more.
Something for everyone at Butser Ancient Farm
Get the whole family excited and involved with plenty of activities to interest everyone! Whatever your age and interests, there’s something here for you. Whether you want to have an epic adventure with hands-on activities, a children’s trail, and reenactor battles, or sit and relax by the fireside in a roundhouse and meet endangered goats, there’s plenty for you at Butser.
‘A fantastic day out’
Butser Ancient Farm is ranked the best historic site in Hampshire on TripAdvisor, with visitors calling it ‘brilliant, fun, interactive, and engaging’, ‘inspiring and magical’, ‘a must see’, and ‘very good value for money’. Get your family ticket for under £30!
Weekends: Every weekend from 1st April to 31st October, 10am – 4pm
Weekdays: Every day in school holidays (excluding Christmas holidays), 10am – 4pm
Please check Butser’s website for up-to-date opening info!
Adult: £11.50 online, £12.50 on the gate
Child: £7.50 online, £8.50 on the gate
Concession: £10.50 online, £11.50 on the gate
Family: 1 adult & up to 3 kids, £26.50 online, £29.50 on the gate
Family: 2 adults & up to 2 kids, £30.50 online, £33.50 on the gate
Registered carers: Free