Event List


Spring Competition

Minecraft & Lego ‘Build Butser’

Win a family ticket to Butser Ancient Farm by submitting photo’s of your LEGO or MINECRAFT creations by Monday 20th April.
Please see the main event page for full details.
Plus tweet @butserfarm #buildbutser  to share your creations.
Sat 2nd May

Beltain Festival: Burning of the Wickerman

Join us for live music, ancient and traditional crafts, local ale & food.  The evening culminates with the Burning of the Giant Wickerman.
15/16/17 May

Beowulf!  Theatre in the Great Roundhouse

Lion and Unicorn Players
This adaptation will have you feeling that you are actually there!
Will Beowulf save the day?  Bar & refreshments available.
Sun 14 June

Fairy Festival: Bring your fairies to meet the queen from 2pm

Plus storytelling with Fairy Bigtoe and make a wand!
Sun 21st June

Weapons & Warriors: Fathers day activities

Fri 24 July

Try it!  Family archaeology day

All hands on deck, have a go at experimental archaeology
1/2 Aug

Lithics Society: Flint knapping weekend

See flint knappers at work throughout the weekend
Wed 28 Oct

Samhain afternoon: Family activities and storytelling

Can you complete the Spirit hunt?
Wed 28 Oct

Samhain evening!  Celtic New Year

A very special evening in the roundhouse with Storytelling, live music and bar.
Fri 30 Oct                           Fright Night!  New 2015 event, ADULTS ONLY

                                           Building on previous years “Ghost Tours of the Villa”
                                           are you brave enough to explore the ancient site?
Sat 31 Oct

Meditation in the Great Roundhouse with Madeleine Allison 3-5

Fri 18 Dec

Saturnalia: The Roman “Christmas”

A very special session for children to discover how the Romans celebrated this time of year. Includes gift & craft session.
Fri 18 Dec

Tales of Winter Magic!  Storytelling with Red Phoenix

Sit around the fire, with a hot chocolate, in the great roundhouse listening to festive tales.
Sat 19 Dec

Meditation in the Great Roundhouse with Madeleine Allison 2-4

Fri 18 Dec

Imbolc 2016: Celtic Spring Festival

Storytelling, poetry, singing, firelighting, the meaning of Imbolc
Beltain 2016:  Burning of the Wickerman

Previous Events 2014:
Meditation in the Great Roundhouse with Madeleine Allison
Fri 19th Dec

Saturnalia: Roman ‘Christmas’ ceremony

Fri 19th Dec

Tales of Winter Magic: festive stories

Sat 31st Jan

Imbolc 2015: Celtic Spring Festival

Storytelling, poetry, singing, firelighting, the meaning of Imbolc
£10 entry includes light vegetarian meal (pre-booked)
£12 if purchased on the door
Beltain: Burning of the Wickerman

Theatre in the RoundhousePetersfield theatre group, Lion and Unicorn, are back on tour after the success of Tess of the d’Urbervilles two years ago, this time with five of Chaucer’s best-known Canterbury Tales. Expect silliness, bawdiness, chicken impersonations, live, original music and cake in this Middle Ages medley! Tickets are £10, £5 students, from One Tree Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield or book online at www.lionandunicornplayers.co.uk
Fairy Festival
“Do It” Family Archaeology day- Butser Warrior Camp A great week for 8 to 12 year olds.  £40 a day (or £160 for the week), kids can really get hands on with this warrior themed activity week.Mon – Shelter, Tues – Fire, Wed – Food, Thurs – Hunt, Fri – Raft! 

Flint Knapping weekend (Lithics Soc)


Samhain afternoon for children

Samhain evening:Celtic New Year