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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

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Address: Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott | Church Stretton, Ludlow SY6 6QN, England
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10:00 - 16:30
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Sat - Wed 10:00 - 16:30
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A popular working farm and museum that features practical demonstrations of...

A popular working farm and museum that features practical demonstrations of historic farming methods using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines.

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Nice day out - especially in the sunshine

The farm has a nice variety of animals to see and you can get really up close with them - even allowed in some of the pens! Which is lovely when there are lambs in the spring... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wanderingfeet1990
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited last Wednesday. Fascinated by the 18th century buildings, the collection of rare(ish) breeds of farm animals and the feel of a small farm, including the working shire horses and a donkey! Interesting to see the work of the wheelwright and blacksmith. Did the farm tour with the 'bailiff', which was both interesting and entertaining. The old school house (now... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of things to see how farming used to be done. Animals - sheep, cattle, pigs, geese, chickens, heavy horses. Historic machinery. demonstrations of various old country crafts, spinning, felt making, wheel wright, blacksmith, ploughing with the horses etc. Short guided tour around the farmyard was very interesting Nice café in the old school building service quite slow at peak... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice family day out, plenty to look at, good for children, our Granddaughters highlight was sitting astride the Shire horses before we watched them sowing the field.

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Thank Trekker047
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the farm for the first time this week with my daughter and children and loved it! This is a real working farm in a beautiful setting. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved feeding the lambs, seeing the piglets and stroking the shire horses. She also loved the sandpit and the maze. My daughter has a family season ticket... More 

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Thank Sheena B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with my first visit here. Although it was bad weather there was still plenty to keep three five year olds occupied. The staff were excellent - very friendly and especially good with the children. They got to feed lambs, sit on a shire horse and hold chicks. The café was excellent and the backdrop is beautiful.... More 

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Thank julia1000121
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The farm has a nice variety of animals to see and you can get really up close with them - even allowed in some of the pens! Which is lovely when there are lambs in the spring. There is a cafe on site which is very pleasant and a nice gift shop selling local produce. Staff are all very friendly... More 

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1 Thank Wanderingfeet1990
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and very authentic. A lovely spot to spend a day with a good cafe in the old schoolhouse. Learn a lot about how the Victorians farmed and see some traditional breeds of animals and poultry. Children love the willow maze and can search for fairy homes ! Lots of old equipment and farming methods to see. .

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1 Thank Liz O
Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Spent a good 5 hours here - it was really excellent. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and more than happy to talk to you. The new piglets were lovely and the demos by volunteers really worth seeing.

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1 Thank Rebecca M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I visited the farm as we are fans of the Victorian Farm series shown on BBC2 over the past few years. On arrival you are given a timetable of the activities which are running throughout the day. As we are of state pension age our ticket was £8 per person and that includes one free return visit.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had a delightful family day out at this historic farm. Staff are dressed in period costume and are knowledgable about their area of farming expertise as it was around the turn of the century (20th century that is). If you are prepared to ask them questions and show an interest they are more than happy to oblige. There's a lot... More 

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