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“Great half day trip”
Review of Sacrewell

Sacrewell
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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. 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.
Reviewed May 6, 2013

There is enough to do here to keep you busy for half a day, or you can stretch your visit for a few hours longer. Located just off the A1 & A47 its well worth a visit. Free grass parking, plenty of spaces. Entry - £21.50 for a family of 4 is fairly reasonable. Plus you can buy food for the animals for 50p per tub ( top tip you need more pellets for goats/ sheep than than the corn feed for wild fowl). There is a small gift shop as well as a resturant. Animals you will see, ponies, ducks, goats, sheep, horses plus smaller animals such as rabbits & guinea pigs. Obviously depending on what time of the year you go depends if you will see lambs, chicks etc. Also on site is a mill and a few old farm houses/ buildings. Lastly a large play barn if the weather isn't good. Certainly enough to keep you busy for half a day and check their website for their frequent special events to prolong your days enjoyment.

Thank Peterborough-stig
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

This place, for me, is one of the most charming in the world. I loved the Cartuja where Sand and Chopin stayed. They were miserable and critical and mutual hate existed between them and the locals. Ironically a minor industry is founded on the book written by George's Sands saying how much she hated the place. She will be spinning in her grave at the thought of the locals making a profit ! That apart it is a delightful place ,very picturesque without being twee. The buildings and the gardens are full of quiet charm and the people all friendly. I just look going there, having coffee and watching the world go by.

Thank Ann E
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife and I took our grandaughter to Sacrewell Farm for the first time last weekend and I must say that it is probably the best farm we have had the pleasure to visit. I don't know wether it's because spring has finally sprung but there was certainly a vibrancy about the place with lots to keep you occupied for a full day. All the animals looked healthy and well cared for with plenty of room to roam about. The tractor ride to the enchanted wood to hunt for easter eggs was a nice seasonal activity as was the plastic duck race which created hugh excitement amongst the adults. The restaurant offers a good selection of hot and cold food at reasonable prices but there is also plenty of space for pinics. We found the water mill particularly interesting and for our grandaughter more excitement in the play barn. I suggest you look at their website as there's lots more to do than I've noted here and would highly recommend a visit because it does exactly what it says on the tin.

Thank Graham P
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been coming for several years now as our girls love it. We recently held a birthday party for our daughter here and we would highly recommend it to anyone. The staff were wonderful and made the birthday girl feel very special. The party food was lovely - homemade bread with a choice of lovely thick cut ham, cheese or tuna, plus sausages from the farm and some other nibbles. I was very impressed and would definitely book a party there again.

Thank sugarplumfairy79
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

I love visiting this farm especially when there are young animals to see. We also go on a trip on a rickety tractor. It doesn't sound too great, but it is great fun. We can see a water wheel at work and ladies making bread.there is also a good restaurant selling home made food and a charming little gift shop.

Thank Ann E
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