Event List

EVENTS 2017-18

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2017-18 Events

Tales of Winter Magic – Friday 15 December
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 around the roaring fire while you soak up the atmosphere of the ancient building, the good company and the anticipation of the story. More information…

Imbolc: Celtic Spring Festival – Saturday 3 February
Celebrate the end of winter in the cosy depths of the great roundhouse. 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 – Friday 16 February
As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies’ festival, we will be hosting an evening of stargazing with HantsAstro. Enjoy a short introduction to the night sky, then step outside into our ancient world to view stars and planets millions of years old through state-of-the-art telescopes. More information…

Book Launch: Food You Can Forage – Wednesday 21 March
Join us for the evening launch of Food You Can Forage, a new book by local nature writer Tiffany Francis published by Bloomsbury. Learn more about the art of foraging and taste a few samples! There will also be the chance to purchase a signed copy of the book, due out 8th March 2018. More information…

Beltain: Burning of the Wickerman – Saturday 5 May
Celebrate the beginning of summer with music, dancing and the burning of the giant wickerman! Butser’s Beltain festival is famous across the country so don’t miss out – pre-order your tickets today! More information… 

FREE Talk: People of the Heath with Stuart Needham – Thursday 17 May
Join us for the first in our summer series of talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Stuart Needham from the ‘People of the Heath’ project will be exploring the Bronze Age barrowscape of the Rother Valley region. More information…

Fairy Festival – Sunday 10 June
Join us in the roundhouse enclosure from 2pm to celebrate all things fairy! Dressing up is encouraged and little fairies (and elves, imps or other mythical creatures) can enjoy creating a magic wand to take home, make a head wreath and have beautiful face paints ready for an audience with the fairy queen. Then enjoy a hot chocolate while listening to the latest adventures from Fayebles storytelling. More information…

Weapons & Warriors: Fathers’ Day Special – Sunday 17 June
Have a fun day out on Fathers’ Day and meet the Romans! Discover ancient weapons and be amazed by the lives of brave warriors. Find out how the Roman army lived and fought in Britain, and if you’d cope with wearing the armour, taking your orders in Latin and eating Roman food. Could you defend yourself from an enemy? Would you have been courageous enough to join the Legion? More information…

FREE Talk: Stonehenge, the Pyramids, UFOs & all that stuff… – Thursday 21 June
Trevor Creighton will be exploring a few wild, wonderful and intriguing theories surrounding Stonehenge, the Pyramids, aliens and more. More information…