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Sacrewell

Address: Thornhaugh, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1780 782254
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Ranked #7 of 26 Activities in Peterborough
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Owner description: You probably know us as a lovely place for children to see the animals, run around in beautiful...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely day out to Sacrewell today, just me and my wife, without the grandchildren and had a very pleasant time. The farm was lovely to walk around and had a great atmosphere. We spent most of our time in the cafe which looks fantastic! We have been before but it has since undergone a great revamp! We sat... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your brilliant review of Sacrewell and Origin8 at Sacrewell. We really appreciate the feedback. Have a very merry Christmas. Megan More 

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14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went to sacrewell farm yesterday with my 7 grandchildren ageing from 1-11. We went to see Santa. Although £9 for entry for the children this included sleigh ride and santa visit with a present. This was my third visit to see santa. He was very good as was mother christmas. Presents were good and age related. We visited the... More 

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

My goodness-I bet you were all exhausted! Glad you had a wonderful time-it's a pleasure to hear that you come back every year. You'll have to let us know what you thought to the farm house as an alternative to the mill. Father Christmas has settled in really well (I think it's going to be a struggle to get him... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On arrival to the farm we went to the Origin8 cafe for a coffee and scone with cream and jam which was very yummy! The atmosphere in the cafe is very pleasant as well as the staff who are always happy to help. I love the new design of the cafe, especially the designated area for adults which is more... More 

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review, on behalf of both Sacrewell and Origin8. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We often come to Sacrewell with our two your daughters and we had planned to visit yesterday as part of an 'out of season' special offer. The children were naturally very exited and so when we arrived at the front desk to be turned away for not having a printed voucher (we had travelled 25 miles) was not the start... More 

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

Hello and thank you very much for your feedback. Please be assured that management are aware of this incident and are looking into it. We are always making investments and improvements to Sacrewell-this year's include the Playbarn, which I'm pleased you enjoyed, and the café, including a quiet area for adults because Sacrewell is not just for families and we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

On arrival here we we're charged £13.00 (one adult and one child) the farm itself is nice enough and the animals look to be in good condition and very friendly. The play barn needs to be manned I think, too many pushchairs with muddy wheels and wellie boots. I felt like I didn't want my children to touch the floors.... More 

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

Hello and thank you very much for your review. We have a member of staff who keeps an eye on the Playbarn throughout the day and cleans regularly, but obviously on wet and rainy days it's difficult to keep an eye on. We do ask that everyone removes their shoes before using the play equipment to keep that clean. We... More 

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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 

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162 helpful votes 162 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 

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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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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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29 reviews 29 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 

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