Event List

EVENTS 2015

Sat 18th July

Young Archaeologists Club: 2-4pm each month, join the leaders for an afternoon of discovery.  £3 per child (8-16 years) Please register your interest butseryac@gmail.com

Fri 24 July

Try it!  Family archaeology day

All hands on deck, have a go at experimental archaeology. Bring a picnic and come for the day! Normal entrance applies.
Mon 27 July                       Butser Warrior Camp
to Fri 31st July                   A great week for 8 to 12 year olds. Pre-book only.
£40 a day (or £160 for the week), kids can get hands on with this warrior themed bushcraft style activity week.  To get your free day when booking on line, please book all five days in one go by pressing ‘continue shopping’.  This will add an automatic discount at the checkout.
Mon – Shelter, Tues – Fire, Wed – Food, Thurs – Hunt, Fri – Raft!
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? Join us in the big roundhouse at 2pm for the latest tale of Fairy Bigtoe!
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

                                           Bringing our Ancestors back to life!
                                           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:
Sun 14 June

Fairy Festival:Bring your little fairies and elves to meet the queen in the iron age enclosure between 2-5pm.  Dressing up is encouraged!

Plus storytelling in the great roundhouse at 2.30 and 4pm.  Listen to the magical tale of Fairy Bigtoe rescues summer!  This is an enchanted story with a visit from from some grumpy characters. Can Fairy Bigtoe save the season?
Plus activities including make a head wreath, facepainting and create your own natural wand to take home.
Normal entrance applies.  Under 5’s free.
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.
SOLD OUT in the roundhouse, but tickets are still available for shows at St Peters Church in Petersfield.
Starts 8pm. Includes a feast!
Tues 12, Wed 13, Thur 14 May.
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)

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Samhain afternoon for children

Samhain evening:Celtic New Year