Bircham Windmill
Bircham Windmill
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bircham Windmill is open daily from 10-5 until September 30th. Tearooms open at 9am for breakfast on high days and holidays.
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  • Mick B
    2 contributions
    Brilliant place and great value
    We used the windmill car park as the base of a circular walk. We popped into the cafe for a drink and had an excellent cake. After our walk we visited the windmill which was fascinating and well worth the entry fee. The windmill itself is very interesting and well presented, and there are many other attractions for both adults and younger children. We finished by buying yet more delicious cakes to take home. We will be returning soon.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Rebecca R
    54 contributions
    Gentle little place where you can climb to the top of the windmill
    This is a nice little place to fill and hour or two. Two of us went up into the windmill which was quite an experience climbing up and down the ladders. You can step out halfway up and walk around the outside. There is a bell to ring if you reach the very top. The gardens are pleasant and it was nice to sit outside with a cup of tea/coffee from the cafe. We also treated ourselves to a doughnut which were one of the best we've ever tasted! They also have a few farm animals to look and some old stables giving a history of milling which were were aimed more at young children. The staff were friendly and welcoming and I though the entrance fee is reasonable and contributes to the ongoing renovation of the windmill.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Adventure828206
    6 contributions
    Closes at 4pm! Make sure you have time
    Really nice selection of activities and exhibits. Would suit a wide range of children of different ages. Going to the very top of the windmill is thrilling! The tea room is good and staff friendly. Knocked off a star because it closed an hour earlier than we expected and we weren’t ready!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Widget12
    Oxfordshire, United Kingdom255 contributions
    Interesting windmill and delicious bread
    £16 to enter as two adults and a child for access to the windmill and gardens. We stayed about an hour and chose not to have a go at baking bread which is an extra charge. My teenage daughter wasn't able to climb further than the first ladder of the windmill as it was so steep and so my husband went alone. The windmill is obviously the highlight of a visit here. The cafe seemed busy and we did purchase some cakes and bread from the bakery on the ground floor of the windmill. Very young children and elderly would have trouble accessing the floors of the windmill. The garden was spacious and on a summer's day, would be nice for a cuppa and a cake. There are a few farm animals and also a hut with a tiny museum (three artefacts) about the windmill. I felt that the place was a little unkempt around the edges and it had so much potential to be a real visitor attraction. It was lovely to see the windmill but if you are unable to access the windmill ladders, then there isn't much to do other than have a cuppa. Still quaint though. The sails were not moving on the windmill considering it was so blowy it was a bit disappointing.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Lynda S
    Rome, Italy11 contributions
    A true family activity.
    The bake your own bread from scratch proved to be an inspired activity for the adults and young teen in our family group. The bread was delicious and enjoyed by all afterwards. Climbing up inside the mill was a little challenging, but my 80 year old mother did pretty well despite knocking her head at one point. The small selection of animals that could be fed also proved very popular. All in all a great place to spend a couple of hours and the very tasty baked goods we purchased also were much appreciated and enjoyed when we got home.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • andrew l
    12 contributions
    Well worth a vist, over and over again.
    This location is well worth a visit. Great for families, quite a lot to do for a day out. The food in the cafe is lovely, as are all the products from the onsite bakery. They offer bakery courses, a lot of interesting farm items, and of course the opportunity to climb up the windmill. We have visited the windmill every time we visit Norfolk in the summer, it is well worth a visit. Try the Bircham buns from the bakery, first class.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Paula R
    5 contributions
    Solo Trip
    First solo trip and it was my base for the sandringham concerts, stayed in the ryland hut, much more memorable than a premier inn and all the same facilities except wi-fi and tele which I didn’t miss( although there was a tele in the well equipped games room. Had the most amazing adventure just wished I packed my wellies. The staff were friendly and helpful and I can recommend the all day breakfast. Campers were also friendly. I travelled to kings Lynn by train then caught the 33a bus to bircham and a twenty minute walk to the campsite although I can drive, and there was a taxi rank outside the train station but I only spotted that on the way home. Thankyou for a memorable trip
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Linmar1
    Leeds, United Kingdom176 contributions
    Lovely cafe & shop will recommend and visit again.
    Called up here early and sat in the sun for breakfast. Husband said it was the best breakfast he’s had in Norfolk! I said it was the best Flapjack I’ve tasted in my life! Got some for take away with bread from the bakery. Shop & bakery reasonably priced with the added benefit of second hand book stall for charity. We looked into staying in our motorhome for future but as we don’t require the use of electric or facilities we found it ridiculously priced. So we won’t be staying here but will certainly visit the bakery and cafe again and recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Holly24
    42 contributions
    Great but food and drink need to improve!
    So we come here now and again as we love the bread and little one loves playing here and seeing the horse and donkey! I didn’t give 5 stars at 2 things about the food and drink that I don’t like, hot chocolate that is £4.35 was nice but when I ate all the cream off the top there was under half hot chocolate to drink. Not good! Especially at that price! And then I had a bacon sandwich and twice now there has been hardly any bacon on it. Snettisham Park farm do a much better bacon butty and hot chocolate. Very disappointing. Don’t be so stingey on the food and drink.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
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Holly24
42 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
So we come here now and again as we love the bread and little one loves playing here and seeing the horse and donkey! I didn’t give 5 stars at 2 things about the food and drink that I don’t like, hot chocolate that is £4.35 was nice but when I ate all the cream off the top there was under half hot chocolate to drink. Not good! Especially at that price! And then I had a bacon sandwich and twice now there has been hardly any bacon on it. Snettisham Park farm do a much better bacon butty and hot chocolate. Very disappointing. Don’t be so stingey on the food and drink.
Written 21 September 2023
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Linmar1
Leeds, UK176 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Called up here early and sat in the sun for breakfast. Husband said it was the best breakfast he’s had in Norfolk! I said it was the best Flapjack I’ve tasted in my life! Got some for take away with bread from the bakery. Shop & bakery reasonably priced with the added benefit of second hand book stall for charity. We looked into staying in our motorhome for future but as we don’t require the use of electric or facilities we found it ridiculously priced. So we won’t be staying here but will certainly visit the bakery and cafe again and recommend.
Written 15 September 2023
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Paula R
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
First solo trip and it was my base for the sandringham concerts, stayed in the ryland hut, much more memorable than a premier inn and all the same facilities except wi-fi and tele which I didn’t miss( although there was a tele in the well equipped games room. Had the most amazing adventure just wished I packed my wellies. The staff were friendly and helpful and I can recommend the all day breakfast. Campers were also friendly. I travelled to kings Lynn by train then caught the 33a bus to bircham and a twenty minute walk to the campsite although I can drive, and there was a taxi rank outside the train station but I only spotted that on the way home. Thankyou for a memorable trip
Written 29 August 2023
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andrew l
12 contributions
Aug 2023
This location is well worth a visit. Great for families, quite a lot to do for a day out. The food in the cafe is lovely, as are all the products from the onsite bakery. They offer bakery courses, a lot of interesting farm items, and of course the opportunity to climb up the windmill. We have visited the windmill every time we visit Norfolk in the summer, it is well worth a visit. Try the Bircham buns from the bakery, first class.
Written 26 August 2023
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Lynda S
Rome, Italy11 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The bake your own bread from scratch proved to be an inspired activity for the adults and young teen in our family group. The bread was delicious and enjoyed by all afterwards.
Climbing up inside the mill was a little challenging, but my 80 year old mother did pretty well despite knocking her head at one point.
The small selection of animals that could be fed also proved very popular.
All in all a great place to spend a couple of hours and the very tasty baked goods we purchased also were much appreciated and enjoyed when we got home.
Written 5 August 2023
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Widget12
Oxfordshire, UK255 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
£16 to enter as two adults and a child for access to the windmill and gardens. We stayed about an hour and chose not to have a go at baking bread which is an extra charge. My teenage daughter wasn't able to climb further than the first ladder of the windmill as it was so steep and so my husband went alone. The windmill is obviously the highlight of a visit here. The cafe seemed busy and we did purchase some cakes and bread from the bakery on the ground floor of the windmill. Very young children and elderly would have trouble accessing the floors of the windmill. The garden was spacious and on a summer's day, would be nice for a cuppa and a cake. There are a few farm animals and also a hut with a tiny museum (three artefacts) about the windmill. I felt that the place was a little unkempt around the edges and it had so much potential to be a real visitor attraction. It was lovely to see the windmill but if you are unable to access the windmill ladders, then there isn't much to do other than have a cuppa. Still quaint though. The sails were not moving on the windmill considering it was so blowy it was a bit disappointing.
Written 1 August 2023
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Adventure828206
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Really nice selection of activities and exhibits. Would suit a wide range of children of different ages. Going to the very top of the windmill is thrilling! The tea room is good and staff friendly. Knocked off a star because it closed an hour earlier than we expected and we weren’t ready!
Written 26 July 2023
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Rebecca R
Southampton54 contributions
Jul 2023
This is a nice little place to fill and hour or two. Two of us went up into the windmill which was quite an experience climbing up and down the ladders. You can step out halfway up and walk around the outside. There is a bell to ring if you reach the very top. The gardens are pleasant and it was nice to sit outside with a cup of tea/coffee from the cafe. We also treated ourselves to a doughnut which were one of the best we've ever tasted! They also have a few farm animals to look and some old stables giving a history of milling which were were aimed more at young children. The staff were friendly and welcoming and I though the entrance fee is reasonable and contributes to the ongoing renovation of the windmill.
Written 16 July 2023
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Lovenature
Cambridge, UK25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was an absolutely fantastic place to visit. The windmill was beautiful and you could climb up several floors inside to get a wonderful view of the surrounding local area. A very authentic experience which gives you a real feel for what it was like to work in a milll. The cafe was brilliant, the food was fantastic and all homemade using natural flour with no additives from a local supplier they have used for 20 years - doughnuts and carrot cake were a highlight. Drinks fab as well. Plenty to do for children, lots of interactive exhibits as well as some farm animals. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming - thank you Linda! An absolute must-see!
Written 12 July 2023
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Mick B
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
We used the windmill car park as the base of a circular walk. We popped into the cafe for a drink and had an excellent cake. After our walk we visited the windmill which was fascinating and well worth the entry fee. The windmill itself is very interesting and well presented, and there are many other attractions for both adults and younger children. We finished by buying yet more delicious cakes to take home. We will be returning soon.
Written 9 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Bircham Windmill is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00