Thwaite Watermill | Day Out With The Kids

Thwaite Watermill

Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Thwaite Watermill, nestled on an island with beautiful riverside surroundings, is one the last remaining examples of a water powered mill in Britain! A great chance to explore a unique piece of the industrial heritage of Yorkshire, and then take advantage of the lovely paths and waterside picnic areas to really make a day of it with the kids!

Step back in time when you enter Thwaite House, a fine Georgian Grade II listed building that was always the mill managers' house. It has been restored to its former glory now, and has exhibitions and displays that show what it was like living on the island and working in the mill without modern appliances, or even electricity!

You can also visit the engineer's workshop, where you can see the equipment that was used to repair the machinery and wheels on site. You can experience the wheels in motion on a tour of the museum, although they are still prone to the odd flood or 2, so check ahead if you are planning to visit in the rainy season.

Everyone will love visiting this eco friendly working watermill with its creaking waterwheels, surrounded by lush fields and woodlands that are perfect for birds, bumblebees and butterflies. Ideal for a mini beast safari or a mini family hike, so wear sensible shoes and keep your options open to extend your day out!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1RP, England


Click here to visit Thwaite Watermill's website
0113 3782983

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Term Time
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

School Holidays 
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £4.00
Kids: £2.00
Under 5's: Free
Concessions: £3.20
Family: £9.00

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