Event List

EVENTS 2018

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

Family Warrior Camp – Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June
A weekend for the whole family to experience and connect over the challenges of Iron Age living including shelter building, fire lighting, cooking, raft building and many other team activities. More information…

Language of the Britons – Saturday 30th June
Did you know that a form of Welsh was once spoken here in England? This morning workshop delves into the earliest recorded language of the Britons – Brittonic or Old Welsh. More information…

Midsummer Celtic Harp Concert in the Roundhouse –  Saturday 30 June
An evening of Celtic harp music by firelight in the incredible setting of our Little Woodbury Iron Age roundhouse. Internationally-renowned harpist Harriet Earis from Wales will be performing a spell-binding concert of jigs, reels and airs as well as some early medieval Welsh harp music and a taste of some 6th-9th century poetry. More information…

FREE Talk: Bronze & Iron Age Textiles within the Home – Thursday 19 July
Helen Poulter will be exploring the role of Bronze & Iron Age textiles within the home, having just completed her MRes in Archaeology at the University of Winchester. More information…

Warrior Camp (age 8 – 14) – Monday 23rd July – Friday 27th July
Discover what life was like for young people 2000 years ago and see if you are up to the challenges they would have faced, from shelter building, fire lighting and cooking to making rafts and clothing.  Book individual days or the whole week. More information…

Festival of Archaeology: Life in the Past – Tuesday 24 July
As part of the Festival of Archaeology held each year by the Council for British Archaeology, we have a range of archaeological and outdoor activities for all the family to take part in. More information…

Warrior Camp (age 8 – 14) – Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August
Discover what life was like for young people 2000 years ago and see if you are up to the challenges they would have faced, from shelter building, fire lighting and cooking to making rafts and clothing.  Book individual days or the whole week. More information…

Awesome Earth – Tuesday 31 July
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, kick start the holidays with a celebration of all things earth. Try clay pottery, chalk carving, baking bread in the oven, painting with natural pigments, flint wall building, daubing, making looming weights and worm charming. More information…

Fearsome Fire – Tuesday 7 August
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at firelighting, metalworking, cooking, bread oven, glass beads, pottery firing, candlemaking, oil lamps and lighting the Roman hypocaust. More information…

Wonderful Water – Tuesday 14 August
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at sailing a coracle, aqueducts, herbal drinks, Roman cleaning chores, washing clothes, the Roman latrine and waterproofing objects using clay, wax and pitch. More information…

FREE Talk: Celtic Herbs – Thursday 16 August
Join us for the forth in our summer series of talks at Butser Ancient Farm. Sarah Furey will be exploring the herbs and plants used in daily life during the Iron Age, and which ones we can still use today. More information…

Powerful Plants – Tuesday 21 August
As part of our Summer of Science & Sorcery, have a go at textiles & nettle fibres, cooking, making wooden pendants, woodwork, making nettle pesto and thatching. More information…

Beer, Bread & Bees – Bank Holiday Monday 27 August
Join us for the finale of our Summer of Science & Sorcery as we celebrate all things beer, bread and bees! Try homebrewed nettle beer, grinding wheat for flour, learn about early wheats, taste local honey mead, bake bread in our oven and over the fire, watch a beekeeping demonstration and try local beers. More information…

Warrior Camp II – Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th August
Do you have what it takes to survive a night at Butser Ancient Farm? This is a fierce and challenging three day workshop for children age 10-14 to learn ancient skills and team building  activities. More information…

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…

Mead and Moonlight evening  – Friday 28 September
Make merry in our Saxon long house after enjoying an atmospheric moon and lantern-lit journey through the farm sampling a variety of meads on your way. 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…