Family days out at Winchester City Mill

Family enjoying the view from Winchester City Mill of the River Itchen

There's lots for your family to get involved with at Winchester City Mill. From expert milling demonstrations to trails, wildlife spotting and '50 things' challenges, there's plenty of family fun to be had at Winchester City Mill, come rain or shine.


Winchester City Mill mills around 25 tonnes of wholemeal flour a year

Flour milling demonstrations

Every weekend, we use medieval technology to produce fresh wholemeal flour. Visit on a milling day and see our team of volunteer millers and flour packers in action. They harness the power of the River Itchen to turn waterwheels, gears and millstones to produce our traditional stoneground flour. All demonstrations are subject to volunteer availability, we advise calling on the day you plan to visit to see if we will be milling.

Winchester City Mill activity book

Winchester City Mill Activity Book

Launching from the 28 May, our new activity book is designed to be used at the Mill and at home. From wildlife spotting to baking shortbread, this booklet is packed with activities and is designed to be read over and over again. Learn about how the Mill came to be here and don't forget to watch out for the naughty flour thief!

Drake relaxing next to the river Itchen at Winchester City Mill.

Wildlife Spotting

Escape the bustling high street and enjoy the beauty and serenity of our idyllic island garden. The clear chalk stream river is teeming with wildlife. Enjoy spotting trout, water fowl and yellow wagtails and tick off our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities whilst you’re here. Why not also take a short walk upstream to the nearby Winnall Moors Wildlife Reserve, a natural habitat spanning over 150 acres of floodplain. The reserve offers an insight into the natural environment that would once have been present along the whole of the Itchen valley.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Start your '50 things' adventure 

From pooh sticks (City Mill style) to spotting a bird or fish, your next adventure awaits. Experience ’50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ with the whole family at Winchester City Mill, the oldest working watermill in the UK.