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Sacrewell

Thornhaugh, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
+44 1780 782254
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Ranked #5 of 14 Activities in Peterborough
Type: Farms
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited Sacrewell a year ago when it was just about ok, but since then it's become shabby - and tired looking with hardly any animals to see. We only saw goats and sheep and two mangey looking donkeys plus some occasional glimpses of camera-shy chickens and guinea pigs.. The Playbarn seems to be where some money has been spent... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review and we are sorry to hear you think the centre is overpriced. We can assure you that we have plenty more animals than those listed, in fact, we have more here now than we did this time last year when you visited, although as our animals go to market in the... More

Lincolnshire
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86 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The kids just love Sacrewell...and we return time and time again. they never ever get bored, although its the same! the tractor ride is a must, although you dont see anything, the kids enjoy it.

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hi Freddy, Thanks for your review. We hope you at least see SOMETHING on our tractor rides-fields, orchards and a few animals at the very least :) They are great fun and we enjoy doing them. See you again soon, Megan More

Peterborough
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a nice day at Sacrewell, however, the variety animals was quite limited. As the responses to comments say, there may well be plenty of animals - but a lot of them are sheep! A map of what to see, and where would be helpful. The tractor ride was excellent, the driver provided a lovely commentary - funny and... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hi Hannah, Thank you very much for your review-we're pleased you had a great time and particularly liked the tractor ride and lamb national. I have informed our admissions manager of your experience and we will respond accordingly. The animal map is actually something that is already in process-we're just waiting for an updated map of the farm to be... More

Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Took our grandchildren here and had a really lovely day - lots of animals for them to pet and feed. Educational too. Lots of fun animal races like the ferrets, the duck race and the lamb national. Plenty of points to wash your hands after touching the animals. You can also take a tractor ride and until then I didn't... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hi Marion, Thanks very much for your review and we're delighted that you had a fun and educational day-it means we're doing what we set out to do. We've had a wonderful summer and are glad the ferret racing is a hit. Hope to see you back at Sacrewell again soon. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having visited Sacrewell a lot in our children's earlier years, we decided to revisit after a lengthy break oh and what a disappoint it was. A few other reviews comment on the same. There were very few animals compared to two years ago and as others have said more focus on play areas which we avoid as if I wanted... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear you think Sacrewell has gone down hill. As a local charity and heritage attraction we try to cater for as many people as possible, hence why we invested some money into our play area this year, alongside the start of our HLF watermill project. We do actually have... More

Uppingham, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting the farm with my granddaughters aged 2 and 6 months. Sadly the selection of animals was pitiful. It seems that the animals have been sacrificed to provide the new play barn. Frankly if we had wanted a soft play area we would have gone elsewhere and it would have been much cheaper thsn... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We do actually have more animals here than ever before and can assure you we have certainly not sacrificed them to provide play equipment. As a local charity and heritage attraction that is open all year round, the playbarn has been... More

Stamford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

we arrived late and farm was about to close was told to pitch our tent in the top field.And to see a lady called hazel in the morning witch we did set up camp and in a short while not sure weather to call the man who lives in caravan at gate security or groundsman?.But what a credit he is... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hi George, Thanks ever so much for your review and compliments towards our staff. I have passed your feedback onto them and know they are delighted. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your camping experience with us this summer and hope to see you back again very soon. More

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Today wasn't supposed to be to Sacrewell but we thought we would go on the spur of the moment and am intensely glad we did. Excellent signage and a good size car park helped to start with followed by a welcoming, helpful and friendly lady on reception who, as we were waiting behind someone, bought us around to another till... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thanks ever so much for your review and we're delighted to hear that you had such a good day out. I will pass your feedback onto our cafe staff from Origin8, who I'm sure will be delighted. Hope you keep an eye on our website for updates on our upcoming events as there's loads of things going on... More

Stamford, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
46 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We've been regular visitors for many years but our most recent visit will be our last as the quality of this attraction has dropped like a stone. Very few animals these days. Large areas are now closed off with no reduction in the admission price to reflect this. Cafe nothing short of abysmal, virtually no food available and what is... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and we're sorry to hear that you think our offer here has dropped. We actually have more animals here than we ever have done before, having boosted our rare breeds with our British lop pig and piglets. The only area we have closed off at present is the watermill, which is due to... More

looblee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We've been going for years but high prices and not many animals put us off a bit with our growing children. Since the new play barn opened we're back and the children love it, it's so clean, huge and definitely the best in the area. Buuuuttt outsourcing the main cafe and the food still isn't great or healthy! The kiosk... More

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SacrewellMeg, Public Relations Manager at Sacrewell, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you ever so much for your review. You will be pleased to know that we are currently looking into getting toilets installed in the play barn, so please watch this space. We hope you took part in some of the activities throughout your visit and hope to see you back again soon. Megan More

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