Summer fun at Winchester City Mill

summer family fun, Winchester City Mill, National Trust, Hampshire

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 admissions.

Summer holiday family trail

26 July - 3 Sept, 10am-4pm

We’re continuing the duck theme this summer holiday, all in aid of our fundraising appeal. Every day you can find and complete our ducks’ challenges. From the easy to the taxing, the arty to the mathematical and the factual to the fascinating, there’s something for everyone.

The family trail is free after admission.

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.

Baking demonstrations

29 July & 2 September, 11am-3pm

Begin the holiday with summer-themed baking and be inspired with our lunchbox recipes ready for going back to school.

See how ingredients can be combined with our stoneground wholemeal flour to produce delicious bread, cakes, biscuits and much more. Sample the bakers’ recipes, pick up a recipe card along with a bag of flour and bake at home.

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.