May half-term at Winchester City Mill
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.
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.
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.