Things to see and do at Bembridge Windmill

Families going bug hunting at Bembridge Windmill, Isle of Wight

Explore this little gem; the last surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. There's plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Climb to the top

Start your visit by climbing to the top of the windmill's four floors. Then you can follow the milling process as you come down.
 

See how the windmill worked

With the help of our model of Bembridge Windmill and a short film about milling, you can find out how the windmill worked before it closed in 1913.
 
If you’d like even more information about the history of the windmill and how it worked, or just a souvenir of your visit, then we also have a guide book for sale at a cost of £1.
 

Family fun

Just in case exploring the windmill is not enough to keep young children occupied, we have hidden six millers inside for them to find. See if you can you discover our secret millers, including Mill.i.am and Milly Metre. These include at least one lady as, unusually, Bembridge Windmill once had a lady miller.
 
Look out for some of our previous winners such as Lewis Hamillton and Millennium Falcon, who have joined Mill.i.am and his friends.
 
Don't forget to pick up your free trail sheet before going into the windmill.
 

Make a day of it

Several footpaths pass the windmill, making it a good place to either start your walk from or to visit as you go by. The kiosk sells hot and cold drinks and ice creams, so it's also a useful refreshment stop.
 

Our family nature identification trails

If you're visiting during the school holidays try one of our family nature trails around the windmill grounds. The area is small so there’s no danger of getting lost, but it's suprising what you can find out.
 

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Hunt for bugs around the mill or fly a kite in the mill's field. These are just two of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾. Ask in the kiosk for your free scrapbook to begin ticking off your list.
 
 

Stay for longer

Not far from Bembridge Windmill is St Helens Duver. Here you can pick from two holiday cottages to stay in. They're close to each other and near to the beach: The Old Club House and Old Church Lodge.