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“A lovely surprise”
Review of Skidby Windmill

Skidby Windmill
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We were doing a short hike around Risby Park and Skidby village and passed this mill on our walk and decided to visit. It has toilets, cafe, a museum and the mill itself. As it was Monday the cafe wasn't open but the mill and museum is delightful. It is a four-sailed tower mill and was built in 1821. As well as the mill there is the East Riding Museum of rural life which is very informative about the mill and its workings and rural life in the Yorkshire Wolds in years gone by. The member of staff is passionate about the mill and is a mine of information. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

A little out of the way, but well worth a visit.
The kids loved looking for the hidden mice and owls in the museum, which was interesting in itself, and the chance for a little nature hunting in the grounds went down a treat.
We can also recommend the coffee, cake and ice cream in the cafe.

1  Thank MarkHealey
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Wasn't expecting much from skidby mill but had a great hour or two there with my sister and her kids. Interactive educational exhibits that don't bore you. Also a great tea room at the end of it -I can recommend the scones!

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

After a poor lunch at the nearby Ferguson Fawsitt Arms in Walkington, we were driving past the mill on our way home and decided to stop at the mill for a look around. My son suggested it as we had our grandson with us and he had been sat in a high chair during lunch and needed a run around.There is a small but nice park behind the mill. Its setting is on a hill in a lovely field with nice views. There is plenty of space for kids to run around. There is also a sectioned off area of wild plants that was very good, it has done its job as there was an abundance of Butterflies and some very colourful insects Black with bright red spots , never seen any thing quite like them. The day we visited the mill was not open but I have been several times before over the years, and it is excellent. There is a museum attached to this working mill, you can buy flour ground by the mill if you're into bread making.There is now a nice cafe on site also selling snacks very nice cakes etc.There is a fee to look around the mill, but the park behind is free.

1  Thank Shaun J
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Last week our group of 50 senior citizens visited the windmill at Skidby as a short stop before visiting nearby Beverley. On arrival staff were running around putting out tables and chairs for people who would like to sit outside as the cafe is not that big, although everyone were served by friendly staff in a short time. All the food was very fresh, we would especially like to recommend the scones and also the delicious carrot cake.
Unfortunately, the windmill was not working due to the miller being on holiday and also technical problems with the windmill itself. The small museum inside the windmill is very informative and very interesting with lifelike figures around the museum. The `What the Butler Saw` machine was sited very close to the table and chairs for the children although someone said the machine didn`t work so that was OK.
Well worth a short visit for a mid morning or afternoon snack and would take about 1 hour for a look around.
Please note parking is not very good around the mill, only a small car park taking about six cars, other than that, roadside parking on a narrow lane.

1  Thank Europeexplorer
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