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


Upcoming Events

Our next big event is the Do It Day on Friday 25th July. The day is designed with family activities – all archaeology related – and everyone is welcome to come along ready for an active day!

SONY DSCThere will be many hands on activities to try, this is a super chance for people of all ages to really enjoy themselves!

The event starts at 10am. Normal entrance to the farm applies and you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy.

There is no need to pre-book.


Saturday 12th July, 10am – 1pm

Make a felt wall hanging with Madeleine.

Bookings being taken now for this fabulous workshop where you get to create and keep your own felt wall hanging.  Only £30.


Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August – Butser Warrior Camp run by Keith Page MBE

Summer Holiday Activity for 8 to 12 year olds

An exciting week of outdoor activities  designed to satisfy the most energetic youngster.  Book as many days as you would like – book all 5 days and get 1 free!

The activity themes will be:

Monday: Shelter

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Tuesday: Fire

Wednesday: Food

Thursday: Hunt

Friday: Raft

Call 02392 598838 to book 1 or more days

 £40 per day (core hours 10am-4pm) or £160 for the week

Extended hours at £3 per hour available between 8am and 6pm.


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.


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