Easter at Winchester City Mill

Children doing the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

There is lots of family fun to enjoy at Winchester City Mill this Easter. Hunt down all of the clues in our new family trail. Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, there’s a special bonus challenge to solve, in return for a delicious Cadbury chocolate egg. There’s also plenty of Easter baking and milling demonstrations, plus pumpkin seed planting in our Island garden.

Plant hunters Easter trail

Sat 4 - Thurs 9 & Tues 14 - Sun 19 April, 10am - 4pm

The Mill’s gardener has lost all the lovely spring plants he needs to put in the Island garden before nightfall. On this new Easter trail, kids can turn ‘plant hunters’ as they help seek out plants hidden around the Mill. 

£1 suggested donation per trail sheet.

Pumpkin seed planting

Tues 7 & Thurs 9 April, 11am - 3pm 

Outside in our Island garden, discover the fun of planting your very own pumpkin seed to take home and grow on. They can tick off one of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at the same time.

Cadbury Easter egg hunt

Fri 10 - Mon 13 April, 10am - 4pm

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend there will be an extra bonus challenge in our family train to solve in return for a delicious Cadbury chocolate egg.

£2 per trail, normal property admission applies.

Important bits – read this before you come:

Our Easter Egg Hunt

Our Easter Egg Hunt is aimed at children aged 5+. Younger children are welcome but may need a bit of help reading from parents. All children must be supervised by an adult at all times. The trail should take about 30 minutes to complete. 

To ensure there is chocolate for everyone, we must give only one prize per child. Prizes are subject to availability and may change where necessary. Please bear in mind that if your child has a food allergy, there may be no suitable alternative available.


Normal admission applies; this means members with their membership card enter for free whilst non-members will need to buy a ticket at reception. 

All visitors pay £2 per child to do the hunt. Visitors will need to show their trail sheet at the end of the hunt in order to pick up their prize.

Baking demonstrations

Sun 5 and Sun 19 April, 11am - 3pm

Start your Easter holiday with a visit to our baking demonstration where you can sample tasty spring recipes baked by our team of volunteer bakers.  Find out how to make different baked delights with our stoneground wholemeal flour, and take away a recipe card so you can get cracking on some baking fun at home.

Milling demonstrations

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the holiday, as well as Good Friday and Easter Monday, 11am - 4pm

See how this fully restored working water mill produces stoneground wholemeal flour using the power of the river Itchen. The Mill’s expert millers will guide you round and answer any questions you have about this working watermill.

Winchester City Mill wholemeal bread
Winchester City Mill wholemeal bread
Winchester City Mill wholemeal bread