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Sacrewell

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Address: Sacrewell Lodge Great North Road, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
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+44 1780 782254
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You probably know us as a lovely place for children to see the animals, run...

You probably know us as a lovely place for children to see the animals, run around in beautiful countryside and let off steam in our state-of-the-art play barn - but there's a lot more to Sacrewell.

With the help of £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, our 18th century water mill is being transformed into a national centre for milling excellence - take a tour and find out how your great-grandparents got their daily bread. Foodies can also join a tractor trip around the fields of our tenant farmers Riverford Organic Farms (it's on our land).

Then there's our wildlife trail, scavenger hunt and two new rambles - if you're lucky, you'll see the rare red kites and brown hares. Seasonal events range from our Lamb National to ploughing with vintage tractors. You can even meet a film star - some of our shires appeared in War Horse.

In our 50th year as a charity dedicated to agricultural education, we continue to welcome students of all ages who want to learn traditional skills and get an insight into rural life. We hope that all our visitors not only have a great day out but feel they've learned something too.

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A good atttraction for children

Children love going to Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough - farm animals (goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits) can be a hands-on experience for them. The cafe is reasonable and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 November 2016
Grant B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived just after opening. The soft play area was good and the children enjoyed playing. There were a few animals but not quite what I was expecting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 10 and 16month girls today and we all loved it. Weather was cold and foggy but after wrapping up that didn't stop us all enjoying the day. Was lovely to walk around the farm and my oldest girl loved learning about the old mill. Entry is very reasonable compared to other farms. We will be returning again soon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 6 year old grandson to Sacrewell for, our first but his umpteenth time, this year and I would say what a brilliant day out! I am disabled so am on a mobility scooter but everywhere is on "the flat" and easily accessible. We had lunch and thought we would perhaps only have a sandwich but the cooked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sacrewell was fantastic today. I took my niece to see santa and all the staff and santas little helpers were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They kept the children entertained with colouring in activity, making Christmas cards to decorating a biscuit while waiting for santa. Santa was awesome too.....he was brilliant he knew exactly how to engage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Beautiful setting, lots to see and do. You can quite easily spend all day here or a few hours, which ever you prefer. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's always keptery clean. I have been here with my family and friends many many times and never ever had a bad experience. Always enjoyed it, would recommend going on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I am here as write this and i have to say we are really enjoying our time. Lots to see, very well kept and impeccable staff. Would strongly suggest the tractor ride and the river mill tour (yes a working river mill). The volunteers (engineer's by trade) certainly know their stuff. Touche.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Children love going to Sacrewell Farm near Peterborough - farm animals (goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits) can be a hands-on experience for them. The cafe is reasonable and the under-cover play area is good too. Plenty of hand-washing facilities mean that the health regulations can be well observed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The refurbished water mill was excellent, recommend you do the guided tour to get feel for the history and workings of the mill. The animals, including the goats are friendly and didn't present a problem. The place was staffed by helpful friendly people, and is well run. Great for kids (aged 0 - 94 years), and if it's raining you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Quite expensive but it's a good day out, we spent 5 hours there. We have visited here for the past 10 years, maybe a couple of times a year, we have done the Halloween events and Christmas events. The tractor ride is OK, but I no longer pay extra for this because once you've done it a couple of times... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Fun areas for play indoors and outside..animal for kids to stroke and admire..the educational mill and a tractor ride. There is a nice cafe serving hot and cold lunchtime snacks and drinks. A lovely place to spend some time.

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