Event List


If you are interested in proposing a new event for the Butser calendar, please complete this form and return it to creative@butserancientfarm.co.uk.

2018 Upcoming Events

**Please note that Butser is closed for filming between Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th September inclusive. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.**

SOLD OUT – FREE Talk: Saxon Skills & Warfare – Thursday 20 September

Join us for the last in our summer series of talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Professional blacksmith and Saxon reenactor Joe Tyler will be talking about Saxon skills and how they found victory in warfare. More information…

Haust – Autumn celebration – Sunday 30th September
Join us for a day of celebration as we mark the changing of the seasons from Summer to Autumn. We’ll have craft and woodworking demonstrations, hands on activities and ancient skills to prepare for the coming winter months and celebrate the beauty of the autumn. More information…

Samhain Festival – Friday 19th October
Join us to celebrate the evening of Samhain in the magical surroundings of the Great Roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm. Between 7-10pm you will enjoy live music, professional storytelling by Jonathon Huet of Walk with Trees, and a bar with local ales. More information…

Spooky Storytelling – Wednesday October 24th
Join us in the great roundhouse for an afternoon of storytelling with Fayebles! In the past we have heard all about Fairy Bigtoe and her adventures… What will she get up to this time? More information…

Museums at Night: ‘After Dark’ Tour – Friday October 26th
Step back in time and join us for an atmospheric after-dark journey exploring the hidden stories and spaces of Butser Ancient Farm.  You’ll be met by a guide and led by lantern light through the enchanting spaces around the farm on a sensory journey from the Neolithic to Saxons, hearing stories and tales from days long past. More information…

Jack in the Blood:The Book of Ancestors – Friday 9th November

A story for adults and young adults in the roundhouse.

“Jack … I will give you and your descendants good lives … but you must return to me in two thousand years and bring me the stories in your blood”.

Inspired by testing on Jason’s ancestral DNA the story starts with a young Greek boy, growing up in Roman Italy and follows his descendants as they migrate across borders through Western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to the present day. The stories are all original pieces, using the mythologies of the ages and regions. More information

Tales of Winter Magic  – Friday 14th December
Join us in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm for a festive early evening of Winter Solstice storytelling with Red Phoenix. More information…