Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum
Isle of Wight
Telephone: 01983 531227
Set in 10 acres of scenic rural landscape the Calbourne Water Mill is one of the oldest working water mills in the UK, dating back to the Domesday Book! Back in the present however it’s got loads of cool additions to make it a fun family day out, including their new Clay-Play zone where you can craft your own air dry souvenir, the ever popular lego tables and really giant chalkboards to make your mark on!
Your family may also hire a punt or a pedalo on the mill stream, play miniature golf on the putting green or croquet on the lawn, plus feed the Doves, Ducks Peacocks and Fish in and around the Mill Ponds, whom it must be warned are rather bold, even the fish!
You can get your educational fix in the small War Museum plus further special exhibits like Granma's kitchen, Granfer's Shed, the Old Bakery and the Fire Station to explore!
There is also camping available for those with tents, caravan and full campervans, so you can spend a couple of days really exploring the area and getting back to nature.
Except you glampers in the campervans!
Throughout the year they offer regular special events including musical concerts, country fairs and seasonal parades! So plan ahead and surprise the kids with a little extra excitement!
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It may be worth checking out Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Calbourne Water Mill and Rural Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
22th March - 2nd November
10.00 am - 5.00pm
Milling is daily at 3.00pm during the summer season (except Saturdays)
Prices & Admission
Comes with free return visit!
Children (5-16yrs): £6.00
Under 5s go free
Family Ticket (2 x Adults and up to 3 x Children): £25.00
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