May half-term at Winchester City Mill

Family fun at Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, National Trust

From 25 May to 2 June, take part in lots of fun May half-term activities at Winchester City Mill, with a brand new family trail, historic costumes to dress up in, plus milling and baking demonstrations. Our half-term events are free after normal property admission.

May half-term trail

Sat 25 May - Sun 2 June, 10am - 4pm

From the Benham family, James Cooke, WW1 laundrette workers, YHA hostellers and past millers, meet the people from the Mill’s history and read their stories from their time at City Mill. Collect their pictures to complete your pack of ID cards. Take part, every day this half-term, to receive a prize.

How would you have looked if you’d been a miller during the medieval period? Alive in the Tudor period? Escaping WWI London bombings? Explore our new costume rail, pick yourself an outfit and step back in time through the last 1000 years.

Explore Winchester City Mill's past throughout May half-term
Explore Winchester City Mill's past throughout May half-term, Winchester, Hampshire, National Trust
Explore Winchester City Mill's past throughout May half-term
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.

Baking demonstration

Sat 25 May, 11am - 3pm

Start your May half-term with a visit to our baking demonstration where you can sample tasty spring recipes baked by our team of bakers. Watch as we use our freshly milled stoneground flour to produce delicious treats. Combined with local seasonal ingredients, you can taste a range of savoury and sweet bakes. Pick up one of our recipe cards and, if you purchase a bag of our flour, you can get baking as soon as you get home.

All the family can sample the tasty recipes at Winchester City Mill's baking demonstrations
All the family can sample the tasty recipes at Winchester City Mill's baking demonstrations
All the family can sample the tasty recipes at Winchester City Mill's baking demonstrations

Flour milling demonstrations

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Saturday, as well Monday 27 May Bank Holiday, 11am - 4pm

Our friendly volunteer millers use the power of the River Itchen to grind South Downs wheat. Chat with them and learn how they use the Mill’s medieval technology to produce our fresh wholemeal flour.

Feel and taste delicious wholemeal flour at Winchester City Mill's milling demonstrations
Feel and taste delicious wholemeal flour at Winchester City Mill's milling demonstrations
Feel and taste delicious wholemeal flour at Winchester City Mill's milling demonstrations