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1. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton, demonstrates life on a Shropshire upland farm at the turn of the last century.

Visitors are transported back in time to the days of shire horses, hay ricks and milkmaids.The farm allows visitors to mingle with their favourite animals and also view daily demonstrations.

You'll see heavy horses working the land with vintage farm machines and milkmaids milking by hand and making butter in the dairy. The butter is then used to make the famous Acton Scott bread, butter, cheese and pickle sandwich.

Children visiting the farm will love the resident farmyard and field animals, including pigs, poultry, cows and sheep. Other things to look out for are the ploughing, sowing and harvesting. Each day the farmers wife goes about her daily chores and the blacksmith, wheelright, farrier and woodland craftsmen visit on a weekly basis.

The working farm museum also holds a number of special events throughout the year, including, the annual sheep-shearing, lambing, cider making and steam powered threshing. Other events previously held at the museum include, a childrens scarecrow building competition, a vintage tractor show, hands-on pottery days, all of which gives the visitor a picture of estate life a hundred years ago.
 
The museum also has two marked walks, the Waggoners Wonder and the Acton Scott Amble, both of which have short-cuts for those with less time to explore the Shropshire hills. Fresh home-cooked food and refreshments are available throughout the day at the Old School House Cafe.

In addition, an award winning craft programme offers wide ranging demonstrations, events focusing on rural life and craft skills which complete the picture of estate life a hundred years ago.

A Craft Shop sells fresh produce, country crafts, souvenirs and ice cream, and the cafe in the Old School House serves fresh home-cooked food. Experience the real taste of Shropshire with a cooked lunch or afternoon tea with a slice of delicious cider-cake.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Address:
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6QN
England, UK

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Opening Times:
April to October, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays, 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays. 
 
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Admission:
Adults £6.00
Senior Citizens £5.50
Children £3.75
Children Under 5 Free
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £21.00 
Season Ticket
Adults £17.50
Children £10.00
 
T  +44 (0)1694 781306

F  +44 (0)1691 781569

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