Treasures of farming and the country await discovery at this farm and 18th-century watermill. All aspects of agriculture and country life through the ages are here, listed buildings, working 18th-century watermill, mill house and farm bygones. Friendly farm animals are here to be fed, and tractor rides, play barn and pedal tractors are just a few of the activities to be experienced. Events throughout the year include lambing at Easter, Halloween rides and a Christmas spectacular. Special events throughout the year.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Upstairs in watermill not accessible
- Facilities: Ramped area in mill
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year daily Mar-Oct, 9.30-5; Nov-Feb, 10-4. Closed 25-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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