Event List


SOLD OUT Tales of Winter Magic Friday 13th December 7pm – 9.30pm
Join us in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm for a festive early evening of family-friendly 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 Mummers.
Gates open at 6.30 for the event to start at 7pm. More information…

The Holly King; an ancient midwinter celebration  21/22/23 December 10:30am- 11:30am and 1pm -2pm £10 per person – adults and children (under 2s free)
A special experience for families to join the ancient midwinter celebration of the Holly King. In the dark, cold days of midwinter the holly tree grows green in the forest. When the summer trees have lost their leaves, the Holly King stands guard over the forest and its birds and animals, caring for them during the winter. 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 1st February 2020 1pm – 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, firelighting and a light, warming meal – all included in your ticket price! More information...

Stargazing evening with HantsAstro Friday 21st February 2020 7.30-9.30pm. Adults £8/ Children £4 (under 3’s free)
We are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing with HantsAstro on Friday 21st February 2020. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from HantsAstro will give an 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..

Beltain Festival – Saturday 2nd May 2020 4.30pm – 10pm
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 and our biggest fundraising event, attracting thousands of festival goers to welcome in the summer months. More information…