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Living, breathing, farming...

Welcome to Sacrewell

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 playbarn – but there’s a lot more to Sacrewell.

With the help of £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, our 18th century watermill has been 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 ride 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. And don't forget we offer fun-filled birthday party packages for children up to the age of 12.

Last year was our 50th year as a charity dedicated to agricultural education, and 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.

Sacrewell is a dog friendly site and we have free Wifi in the shop and cafe, so whether you're popping in for a cuppa or staying a few days, you can make yourself at home.