Events

Come and visit us at the weekend!   Now open every day  until the beginning of October.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday August 31st: Bronze Age to Roman Britain – in miniature!

On August 31st we are welcoming back modelmakers Richard and Mike from Berkshire Scale replicas with a fascinating display of models showing life in Britain from the Bronze Age to Roman times.

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The models – some of which were inspired by the work at Butser – include Roman soldiers, scenes of farming and daily life and even some Bronze Age sheep!  Richard and Mike will be happy to talk about their models and the history behind them.

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Filming coming up at Butser Ancient Farm!

The site is being used for filming  on:

  • Tuesday September 2nd to Friday September 5th inclusive.  This will be a film about Merlin and King Arthur.

Please note:  Some parts of the site may be out of bounds at times while filming is taking place, but you are welcome to come and watch!

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A good way to get value for money is to buy an annual family pass, at £40 for a family of 4 for the year.  This would give you access to the farm throughout the year (excluding special ticketed events such as Beltain or Samhain).  You can buy these tickets either on the door, or over the phone by calling the office on 02392 598838.

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We have a fantastic programme of special events throughout the year at Butser Ancient Farm, some of the best family fun days in Hampshire.

Some of our bewitching Celtic festivals draw a crowd of thousands, so make sure you don’t miss the excitement.

For our full events programme and dates of our special activities click here.

Beltain is our hugely popular festival to mark the start of summer, with a 30ft-high Wicker Man burned as the sun sets. Craft displays, hot food, live bands and a stunning setting make it a night to remember.

Join us for our ancient celebrations of spring and our Fairy Festival to mark the ancient Quarter Day of ‘Mid-Summer.’ Samhain celebrates the Celtic New Year in October, with a folk band, story telling, fire sculpture and ghost tours.

See the Great Roundhouse decorated at the end of December ready for the Tales of Winter Magic round a roaring fire.

Another highlight is Open Night at the Museum, an opportunity to visit the farm in the evening. We also have a Dig It Archeology Day for children.

Special events such as Beltain require separate booking. Details will be available close to the date.

Please note that dogs, except assistance dogs, and other pets are not allowed at special events because of the large crowds.

Please read our Health & Safety Statement