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

Upcoming Events

Tales of Winter Magic – more tickets added! – Friday 14th December
£15 adult / £8 child / Under threes free / £40 two adults & two children.
Join us in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm for a festive early evening of Winter Solstice storytelling with Red Phoenix. Enjoy a hot chocolate or drinks from the bar around the roaring fire while you soak up the atmosphere of the ancient building, the good company and the anticipation of the story. There will also be music to entertain the crowd, as well as a visit from the Prize Old MummersMore information…


SOLD OUT Holly King – An ancient Pagan midwinter celebration – Sunday 23 December. £10.00 per person
A special experience for parents and children to join the ancient midwinter celebration of the Holly King.
We celebrate the vigil of the Holly King, reminding us that although the nights are long now, the season will turn and the green leaves of spring will come again. The Holly King is hope for the coming year.
We welcome small groups to come and hear the story of the Holly King, told sitting by the fire in a warm roundhouse, and meet the Holly King. More information…


Imbolc; Celtic Spring Festival – Saturday 2nd February 2019 1-4pm
£15 per person
Join us for the afternoon to celebrate the end of Winter. Hosted by Jonathon Huet the afternoon’s entertainment will include storytelling, poetry, singing, fire lighting and a light warming meal – all included in your ticket price. More information…


SOLD OUT Stargazing evening with HantsAstro – Friday 22nd February 2019 8-10pm
Adults £7 children £3
As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies at Night’ festival, we are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing on Friday 22nd February. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from Hants Astro will give a short introduction to the night sky. Guests can then step outside into our ancient world and view stars and planets millions of years old through state-of-the-art telescopes. More information…

Stories of the Vikings: Creation, Destruction, Magic – Friday 15th March 2019 7.30 – 10pm
Stories from the Norse, legends of the Viking Gods … and an awful lot of giants along the way. An evening of storytelling with Jason Buck.
Ages: Adult and young adult (14+) More information…

Beltain Festival; Burning of the Wickerman – Saturday 4th May 2019 4.30 – 10pm.
Early Bird tickets – available until the 1st April 2019: Adults: £20, Children £15, under threes: Free
Beltain is the ancient Celtic celebration to mark the beginning of summer, with music, dancing and the burning of the giant Wickerman. This sell-out event is the highlight of the Butser year, attracting thousands of festival goers to welcome in the summer months. More information…