May half-term at Winchester City Mill

Join in with our duck race at Winchester City Mill

From 27 May to 4 June, take part in lots of fun May half-term activities at Winchester City Mill. Support our fundraising campaign by entering our duck race. All donations go towards saving the Mill. Our half-term events are free after normal property admission.

May half-term duck race registration

Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June, 10am - 4pm

This is your first opportunity to sponsor a bath tub racing duck for our river Itchen duck race on 26 August. Hook your favourite from our island garden pond or sponsor one over the phone, from £5 per duck. There are great prizes for our winners.

All donations go towards our fundraising appeal to save Winchester City Mill.

May half-term trail

Saturday 27 May – Sunday 4 June, 10am - 4pm

One stormy night in 1992, boxes of bath time yellow rubber ducks were washed overboard in the Pacific Ocean. Become a newspaper reporter and find 10 ducks now marooned in the Mill to hear their story. Take part, every day this half-term, to receive a prize.

Pumpkin seed planting

Tuesday 30 May & Thursday 1 June, 11am - 3pm

Kids love to plant seeds and watch them grow. Outside in our island garden,they discover the fun of planting their 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 activities at the same time.

Baking demonstration

Saturday 27 May, 11am - 3pm

Watch our volunteer millers 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 our special chocolate brownie recipe (all donations go towards our appeal) plus many others. If you purchase a bag of our flour, you can get baking as soon as you get home.

Flour milling demonstrations

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Saturday, as well Monday 29 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.