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Spring is calling at Butser Ancient Farm

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  • Published: 6th March 2018
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Spring is calling at Butser Ancient Farm


There are a whole host of events for you to enjoy this spring at Butser Ancient Farm in the beautiful rolling hills of the South Downs. 


With the hazel catkins emerging and daffodil bulbs coming to life, there’s nowhere better to be this spring than the prehistoric landscape of Butser Ancient Farm. On Saturday 3 February we’ll be hosting our annual Imbolc festival, the Celtic celebration of spring, with storytelling, fire lighting, poetry, singing and a light warming meal: cost £12 per head.


On Thursday 21 March join local author, Tiffany Francis, for the launch of her new book ‘Food You Can Forage’ - entry is free. Learn more about the art of foraging and taste a few samples; there will be the chance to purchase a signed copy of the book, due out later in March.


You can also take part in Tiffany’s ‘Wild Food in Spring’ workshop on Saturday 14 April, the perfect beginner’s guide to foraging wild food in spring as the first plants start to grow: cost £60 per head.


Or why not take part in our ‘Rush Foraging Basket’ workshop with Ruby Taylor on Saturday 28 April and learn how to make your own basket using true English rush plants: cost £90 per head.


Lambing season starts in early spring, so it’s your chance to come along with the family to meet our rare breed Manx Loaghtan sheep as their produce the next generation; you can purchase their favourite food in our gift shop.


And what better way to finish the spring season than our annual Beltain Wickerman Festival on Saturday 5 May, the true Celtic way to welcome in the long summer months! Celebrate with live music, folk dancing, hot food, real ale, ancient crafts and the burning of the giant Wickerman. Discount tickets available to pre-book online.


All events and workshops can be booked by calling 02392 598838 or visit




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