Your visit

Take your time at Claythorpe Watermill

Tranquil and beautiful, our former watermill is a small, family run attraction with a little something for everyone. For anyone looking for things to do in Lincolnshire, Claythorpe is a great place to sit by the river, meet the birds and animals, soak up some history, have a fabulous lunch, or unleash the kids on the swings.

One of the loveliest things to do in Lincolnshire.

Most visitors will allow a couple of hours for their visit, often staying for coffee and cake or lunch in our excellent café, while many people take their time and enjoy a longer visit, feeding the animals and soaking up the atmosphere. 

Lots of guests return more than once during their holiday, using the free annual pass that’s included with every admission. This is especially popular with people who live locally, and it’s always lovely to welcome our regular visitors who enjoy beautiful surroundings, gorgeous animals, great food, and a relaxing atmosphere.

For a relaxing day out with the kids…

…why not bring a picnic and watch the kids explore our woodland play area? We have slides and swings, places to hide and plenty to explore.

Or join us for lunch, coffee or cake in The Claythorpe Cafe. Most visitors choose to sit in the Wheel House, overlooking the mill pond and right above the mill race where the water rushes past the site of the old water wheel. Or you can dine inside, where the giant cogs and millstones are still on display as a reminder of our milling heritage.

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