February half-term at Winchester City Mill

Family fun at Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, National Trust

There's lots of fun for families at Winchester City Mill this half-term. From keeping busy with our new Insect Investigators trail to learning about how we produce our wholemeal flour, there's something for everyone in this beautiful building.

 

Insect Investigators family trail

Saturday 15 February - Sunday 23 February, 10am-3pm, donation per trail  

Explore indoors and outdoors across Winchester City Mill with our new Insect Investigators trail every day this half-term. Take part in the challenge to hunt down all of the different insects that are crawling around the Mill. Complete your trail booklet and solve the quiz to qualify as an Insect Investigator.

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Relaunch for spring from Saturday 15 February

Pick up a booklet and spend some time in our island garden bird spotting, playing Pooh Sticks or cloud watching. Get inspired to find other activities to tick off of your list around Winchester with our new city nature trail guide.

Bug hunting at Sheringham Park
Bug hunting at Sheringham Park
Bug hunting at Sheringham Park

Half-term baking demonstration

Saturday 15 February, 11am-3pm, free after admission

Discover how our team of volunteer bakers use our freshly milled stoneground flour to produce delicious sweet and savoury foods for you to sample during our baking demonstrations. They are happy to answer any questions and have some top tips for any inspiring bakers, whatever age.

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

Traditional milling demonstrations

Every Saturday & Sunday, 11am-3pm, free after admission

See our team of volunteer millers in action as they harness the power of the River Itchen to turn waterwheels, gears and millstones to produce our stoneground wholemeal flour. Learn about the process of milling and the part that it has played in our history.

Winchester City Mill flour in miller's hands
Winchester City Mill flour in miller's hands
Winchester City Mill flour in miller's hands