We visited Claythorpe Watermill and Wildfowl Gardens yesterday,set in a wonderful tranquil location in east Lincolnshire .It was a couple of years ago when we first discovered the former mill and we really enjoyed ourselves on that occasion.This summer our Grandson is over from The Ukraine for the summer holidays and thought it would be a lovely place to take him,needless to say he had a fantastic time and again so did my wife and I. We had cream tea's in the tea room,the staff are very friendly and the cream teas didn't disappoint,our Grandson had the childrens lunchbox,everything was nice and fresh and the friendly chickens enjoyed any crumbs that fell their way.Prices are also very fair.
It's been a year since the new owners took over and they have made big improvements to the whole attraction and after having a chat to them yesterday they admit it's a work in progress,as I always say Rome wasn't built in a day.They are a lovely couple and I wish them well in their new venture.
Looking at some of the reviews on here,I can't understand their disappointment,If you are looking for kiddie rides,blaring music and slot machines then this isn't the place for you.As for the entrance fee,I can't believe anyone can say it is expensive as you can visit as many times as you like for a year.I paid £6 for 3 hours parking in York. I see someone mentioned watch where you put your feet,yes even chickens and ducks have to go, you have to watch where you put your feet on any street,I would expect there are inconsiderate dog owners in Cardiff aswell as most towns and villages. I would imagine most people before visiting an attraction would find some information of where they are visiting,if they do their homework first ,then surely they wouldn't be disappointed. On the Claythorpe Watermill website it clearly states this is a former Watermill and wildfowl gardens and not a fully working mill,brown roadside signs do not give full information.
Our Grandson enjoyed it so much he wants to go again asap. I fully recommend a visit .
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