Summer family fun at Winchester City Mill

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

As well as experiencing the full force of the River Itchen as it roars beneath Winchester City Mill, there’s lots taking place throughout the summer holiday to keep the children (and adults!) busy and it’s all free after admission.

Grand Duck Race registration

Every day, 10am – 4:30pm, until they are all sponsored

Our River Itchen duck race is back by popular demand for a second year, raising money for future projects at Winchester City Mill. For £2 you can pick out your racing duck’s number, either from the Mill’s shop (no admission charge) or over the phone (01962 870057) every day until they are all sponsored.

Summer holiday family trail

21 July - 2 Sept, 10am-4pm

We’re continuing the duck theme this summer holiday. Every day you can meet Bob Billduck’s family and friends in our hall of fame and discover who they are and what they like to do.

Tick off one of your 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 ¾ and discover the excitement of pooh sticks. Venture out to the end of our island garden, pick up a pooh stick and see how long it takes to race to the Mill.

These activities are free after admission.

Winchester City Mill's island garden
Winchester City Mill's island garden
Winchester City Mill's island garden

Traditional milling demonstrations

Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm

Visit on a milling day and 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 Winchester City Mill's traditional wholemeal flour.

Our milling demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day. The Mill’s expert millers will guide you round and answer any questions you have about this working watermill.

See how our wholemeal flour is made by the experts
Winchester City Mill Milling, National Trust, Hampshire, Milling
See how our wholemeal flour is made by the experts

Plan your South Downs adventure

Winchester City Mill is also the official gateway to the South Downs National Park. A permanent exhibition space introduces visitors to the delights of walking, cycling and enjoying days out in England’s newest National Park. Discover more about the South Downs’ special landscapes and wildlife, find ideas for local walks and experiences, as well as how easy it can be to explore by trains, buses or bicycle.