Bourne Mill | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Bourne Mill

  • Colchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Landmarks

Attraction Currently Closed

Some National Trust gardens and outdoor spaces have begun a phased reopening following the Coronavirus pandemic, allowing families to visit in line with the latest government guidelines. Visits MUST be booked in advance for a specific time slot to help manage visitor numbers. For more information about which locations are open, and to book tickets, please visit the National Trust website.

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Attraction Information

A delightful piece of late Elizabethan playfulness. Built for banquets and converted into a mill in the 19th century.
Bourne Mill is set in tranquil grounds next to a millpond and a bubbling stream. The mill is adorned with Elizabethan stepped 'Dutch' gables and still has a working waterwheel, which was originally used for milling flour.
Being a historical building there's no playground etc., but it's visually impressive and worth reminding the kids to pack their sketchbook. Check out our other listings within a short drive of here if you'd like to make a fuller day of it.
Please note the limited opening times.

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Opening hours

March - October:

Wednesday to Sunday, the Watermill is open from 11.00; seasonal variations apply.


Adult: £3.75 Child: £1.90

Travel & Contact Information


Bourne Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8RT, England

Phone number

01206 572422



Click here to visit Bourne Mill's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Bourne Mill has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Bourne Mill has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Bourne Mill has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Bourne Mill has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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