Butser Ancient Farm | Day Out With The Kids

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Butser Ancient Farm

  • Waterlooville
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Children's Farms, Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Fancy doing something different on your family day out? Visit Butser Ancient Farm - a unique archaeological site where you can see what life was like from the Stone Age to the Saxons. And to seal the deal - it’s got an animal farm on-site!

Butser Ancient Farm offers history buffs the opportunity to introduce kids to our past in a fun and engaging way. There are different hands-on experiences every day for your tots to get involved in.  Meanwhile, you can see reconstructed houses from 4 historic periods - Neolithic, Iron age, Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon. And just to let you know, the first few episodes of Doctor Who Season 23 were filmed here!

As fun as the tales from the past can be, what really gets the kids raving are the farm animals. Butser Ancient Farm looks after rare breeds, including pigs, goats and sheep. Feeding the cuddly animal residents is a lovely experience that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

  • Hands-on activities & experiments every day
  • Working farm with sheep, goats and pigs
  • Packed schedule of family-friendly events & workshops
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Opening hours

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

October - March
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £9.00
Kids (3-16): £5.00
Under 3s: Free
Concessions: £8.00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £24.00
Annual Family Pass (2 adults, 2 kids): £55.00
Annual Family pass plus (2 adults and up to 4 kids): £70

Travel & Contact Information


Chalton Lane, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0BG, England

Phone number

02392 598838



Click here to visit Butser Ancient Farm's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Butser Ancient Farm is wheelchair friendly.

The site is based on an open field with a mixture of grass and flint paths. It is possible for wheelchairs to access the majority of buildings easily, however there are a couple of difficult areas. The Janus Visitor Centre has been designed to be fully accessible to disabled users.

Yes, Butser Ancient Farm have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info


Attraction will close due to extreme weather.

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