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Butser Ancient Farm

Waterlooville, Hampshire, England

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Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor, Indoor

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


  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Butser Ancient Farm's website
02392 598838

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


General Admission
Adults: £8.50
Kids: £4.50
Concessions: £7.50
Under 3's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £22.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Weather policy

Attraction will close due to extreme weather.

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Baby food facilities

There are baby food facilities available.

Guest suitability

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.


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