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The William Scott Abbott Trust at Sacrewell

As a charity, we often depend on the generosity of visitors and external sponsors or donors to help with the costs of the upkeep, the livestock, the heritage buildings and with supporting countryside learning, and to ensure all our visitors can access our site and have a fantastic time here. If you’d like to kindly donate, you can do so here.

Every donation will help with the upkeep and costs associated with our beautiful historic site:

  • £3 could feed… our goats for their daily meal. This helps them keep healthy and in good condition.
  • £5 could buy… bedding for our rabbits to keep them comfy and toasty.
  • £10 could buy… fresh fruit and vegetables that we give our animals as a yummy healthy treat.
  • £20 could buy… some toys/enrichment to help keep our animals happy and active. We are currently saving to get some big bouncy balls for our new animals to play with. And some food swings for our pigs.
  • £100 could help us raise enough money to build a new and brilliantly spacious small animal shelter

We need your help…

To make sure your children and grandchildren can explore, experience and enjoy our wonderful site with their families for years to come.

Support Your Local Charity

Sacrewell holds a special place in the hearts of our visitors, with many who explored the farm as children bringing their own families to see us, time and time again.

Sacrewell is a visitor centre with a fascinating history that can be traced back to the Domesday Book. It is also home to an array of rare breed animals and our paddocks showcase our successful rare breed programme.

Families, the young and older age groups enjoy the idyllic spaces that Sacrewell offers for walking and heritage trails, and for exploring our award-winning outdoor and indoor play areas.

Sacrewell also provides opportunities to take the classroom outdoors. Visits are made by school children of all ages from surrounding areas who take part in curriculum-based activities, as well as enjoying a tractor ride or visiting Sacrewell’s rare breed animals.

If you would like to support us, please use the links below to donate. All donations, no matter how small are gratefully received and are put to good use.

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Please help keep Larry happy!

Donate Here


Working with Business

The historic site, farm buildings and activities at Sacrewell Heritage Farm and Country Centre provide a unique and creative environment for business partners. Volunteering, corporate team building, sponsorship of special events, providing skills and materials, enables companies to make a real difference to this charity and the community it serves.  Your company’s commitment to the William Scott Abbott Trust and Sacrewell means the Trust can continue the task of conservation, preservation, education and the development of Sacrewell Heriatge Farm for community benefit.

Business Support

The Trust has ongoing refurbishment projects running across the site, in the grounds or buildings, often made possible thanks to generous support and donations of time or materials from local businesses. All donations, from tins of paint to tree surgery or construction – contribute to the improvement of the farm for all to enjoy, with lasting benefits.


Could your company donate some management consultation time, offer skills training or professional development for our staff or volunteers?


Could your company sponsor one of our events from theatre to concerts, Harvest festival or family days by contributing to printing costs or materials?


Perhaps you could donate gardening tools or equipment?

Corporate Hire of facilities

Sacrewell is a special venue for corporate events, conference and business meetings in the Peterborough area. The tranquil rural setting and historic character of farm buildings guarantees a memorable event that staff, clients and participants will enjoy. Find Out More

If you would like to discuss ways in which your company or organisation can contribute please contact office@sacrewell.org.uk

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE)

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas

The William Scott Abbott Trust at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre have received almost £23,000 of LEADER grant funding, secured by Opportunity Peterborough to support rural business growth.

The funding has been used to improve the facilities in Sacrewell Farmhouse and to provide opportunities for local people to learn traditional skills such as beekeeping and blacksmithing.

The improvements to our facilities will open the door to a variety of new skills workshops for our local community.

LEADER grants aim to boost the rural economy, from supporting tourism and small business growth to aiding the development of agriculture, farm diversification and forestry.

In rural Peterborough and Rutland, the £1.3 million funding programme is being delivered by Opportunity Peterborough with support from Rutland County Council.