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Mill out at Sacrewell this summer

From vintage commercial vehicles to mini traction engines and summer games to milling demonstrations, there’s something for everyone at Sacrewell this summer

The centre near Wansford kicks off the summer season on 11 July with summer fun every day until 6 September. Take a gamble* on the lamb national, play Pooh sticks on the bridge, cheer on your rubber duck in the duck race, find out if the feisty ferrets will complete their obstacle course and delve into the murky depths of the pond to fish for critters and find out what they are.

Then on 12 July, rev your engines for the vintage and commercial bus rally. For one day only, free buses will be running from Peterborough city centre to Sacrewell throughout the day. Visit for a timetable.

Sacrewell will be celebrating the power of water on 18 and 19 July when the 19th Sacrewell Steam hosted by the Peterborough Society of Model Engineers rolls onto site.

The event coincides with the opening of Sacrewell’s 18th Century grade II* listed watermill after the completion of a £1.8m restoration project, part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The watermill and its associated buildings have been restored to full working order, incorporating a small hydro-electric water turbine and interpretation of the site which dates back to Roman Times. The mill will also be grinding flour and you can meet some of the characters who have kept the ancient skill alive throughout the centuries.

Sacrewell Mill will be open to members only on 18 July and the general public on 19 July. Normal farm admission applies.

Sacrewell is open from 9.30am – 5pm every day. Under 2s visit free.

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*Free activity, just for fun.

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