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#7 of 71 things to do in Peterborough Features Animals
Sacrewell Lodge Great North Road, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
+44 1780 782254
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I've visited a few times for children's parties here. At the last my child managed to cut their leg... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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We took our young granddaughters here for a day and they loved it. They like animals anyway but to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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Sacrewell Lodge Great North Road, Peterborough PE8 6HJ, England
+44 1780 782254
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've visited a few times for children's parties here. At the last my child managed to cut their leg open with blood running down her leg. Not one member of staff offered to help despite two looking at her leg and seeing the bleeding while...More

Thank lesleynewson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our young granddaughters here for a day and they loved it. They like animals anyway but to be able to get up close to so many animals that they've only seen in books before, was amazing for them. There's also play areas for...More

Thank speterusan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a phenomenal £17 on 4 drinks, a sandwich, which was far from it's best, and 3 crumpets (£1.55 each) only to be delivered the said crumpets, having been toasted, with clearly visible mould all over them. After returning them, 3 further crumpets were...More

Thank Amy T
Harriet_and_Jill, Communications and Interpretation Officer at Sacrewell, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Amy, We are very sorry to hear about your poor experience in Origin8. We would like to offer you a refund on their behalf and have passed on your comments to the Origin8 management team. Whilst we can understand your decision not to venture...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say over £20 for 2 adults and a 3 year old, get though the doors and son runs for all the signs saying tractor rides, to find out they are not running because of the rain, it rained at 12-1 it's...More

2  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't spend all day here, but you can easily pass a few hours. Love the tractor ride. Facilities are well looked after and it wasn't a lot for entry. There's also a good indoor play area if the weather turns bad, which is big...More

Thank jay19852017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely day out. Had a good wander around the farm. Lots to see and do for my grandchildren. They loved the calves. We a had lunch in the cafe. Bright and airy, bit noisy with lots of children. Good selection of food, and tasty. Great...More

Thank jososullivan
Harriet_and_Jill, Communications Officer at Sacrewell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and we will pass your comments on to the cafe. Give us a heads up next time you're planning a visit so we can sort the weather out for you ;) Regards, The Sacrewell Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Sacrewell using our free entry from our Grimsthorpe season ticket. We have visited as paying guests twice before, a few years apart. It was good to see the investment and Improvements in the mill since our last visit. Our main reasons for the...More

Thank Lance_Crisp
Harriet_and_Jill, Communications and Interpretation Officer at Sacrewell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's lovely to hear from repeat visitors that are pleased with the work we have done on the mill. We've always got plans for the future so we hope you'll take advantage of our arrangement with Grimsthorpe to come back next year and see what...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday! Site was busy but had plenty of picnic spaces and play areas for the children. I found the cafe dirty when entering so we decided not to eat here. Soft play barn is lovely (big and clean). Animals look well...More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A great place to introduce young children to animals. Pigs,sheep, very friendly goats, ponies, alpacas etc and also including smaller domestic animals such as chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits. Good to see plenty of hand washing areas. Plenty of picnic benches dotted about the...More

Thank SHJD
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you sacrewll for a lovely day out we will be back again soon .your facilities are excellent . We might come without the grandkids and have a more relaxed visit. Excellent value for Money

Thank John K
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Kate B
25 July 2017|
Response from Harriet_and_Jill | Property representative |
Hi Kate, Doors open from 6pm with the show starting at 6:30pm. See you soon!
10 July 2016|
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Response from elisangary | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't have any experience with power wheelchairs so it would be hard for me to comment. There is a slope to the field of that is useful?
27 October 2015|
Response from Megan A | Property representative |
Hi Lynda, so sorry I have only just seen this. Yes we are, we're about six miles south of Stamford. I think the easiest way to get to us from Spalding is to take the A15 to Peterborough and then the A47 towards Leicester.

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