Calbourne Water Mill
Calbourne, Isle of Wight
Average visit time – 1-3 hours.
Things to do at Calbourne Water Mill review
Calbourne Water Mill is a working mill with demonstrations, a war museum, crazy golf and activities on the water. This is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight. It is set in 35 acres of stunning rural landscape. The mill dates back to the Domesday Book.
Make sure you take some bird-friendly food as there are usually plenty of ducks, geese, peacocks, moorhens and even doves to feed. There is a beautiful ancient woodland to walk around in that is home to red squirrels. You can also feed the fish in the mill stream and depending on the season there are eels in the stream at the bottom of the hill. You can purchase food for both birds and fish on-site.
If you have the energy it’s worth walking to the top of the hill for some fantastic views. Other things to do include a small and interesting war museum. Plus many little rural museums. They have Lego tables and giant chalkboards. Plus there is Adventure golf by the side of the mill stream at just £3 each.
If you fancy going out on the water you can hire out punts or pedalos (£7.50 per punt/pedalo for 30 minutes). You can also have a go at croquet or petanque for £1 per person. Families are welcome to have a go at air drying clay activities at just £2 per person.
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FAQ and Further Information Calbourne Water Mill
Address: Newport Road, Calbourne PO30 4JN, Isle of Wight, England. Phone: 01983 531227
Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a licensed cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Rural water mill with museum rooms, clay-play, adventure golf, pedalos, croquet, petanque and more. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Cheap – plus small additional charges for extra activities.
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket cost £5, children 5-16 £3. Family tickets are available and there are additional charges for some activities (please see description above).
Is there parking?
There is on-site parking.
When are they open?
Calbourne Water Mill is open from late March until early November. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.
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