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Sacrewell

Address: Thornhaugh, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1780 782254
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Peterborough
Type: Farms, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I visited Sacrewell on a number of occasions during 2014 with friends and family and always had a great time. There's plenty on offer for all ages with the play barn and tractor rides for the children and lots of heritage interest for adults. The renovation of the watermill will add to the variety of things to explore and do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited as a large family - grandparents, brothers and sister plus partners and toddler and babies - and we all had a fabulous time!!! As we visited in December, we took the opportunity to visit Santa. We all agreed that this was the very best Santa any of us had ever seen, Mrs. Claus was lovely and Santa took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I visited the farm with my two-year-old son and my friend. We had a fab day out feeding the animals and playing in the inside soft play centre. There is plenty to look around, and lots of interesting sights to keep people of all ages happy. Overall it was a brilliant day out which I look forward to repeating very... More 

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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have just spent a wonderful day with the family at Sacrewell. A great time was had by all - grandparents and the children. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the farm, feeding the animals and learning about the Watermill. The children also loved the play barn while the adults enjoyed an excellent cup of coffee. All the staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I brought my son over in mid December to see santa, we were greeted by a lovely assistant at the front desk who sorted out our visit. We then went to the restaurant and had a really nice meal while we waited for the tractor ride. The tractor ride was really fun with the driver getting involved with the children.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

So sad to be writing this review after over ten years of visiting and saving up for annual festive treat! Really poor afternoon at Sacrewell Farm this afternoon. The only reason I gave two was for the 'Wonderful' Father Christmas (as always)!! What has happened to the farm? second visit this year and its just getting worse. Yes you have... More 

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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 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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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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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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