Great Bircham, Norfolk, PE31 6SJ.
Tel: 01485 578393.
Found only a few miles from Sandringham and Hunstanton in North-West Norfolk, Bircham Windmill is considered to be one of the best remaining examples of a British Windmill. It is also the only working windmill in the area to be open to the public. Brave visitors can ascend the five floors to the fan stage and, on windy days, you can see the sails and milling machinery turning.
Carefully restored to look just as it did over a Century ago, a visit to Bircham Windmill offers the rare opportunity to experience the history and character of a Norfolk Corn Mill – a phenomenon that was once prolific in this region.
On site is also the original bakery and a baking shop, from which the inimitable smell of freshly baked bread will welcome you if you’re lucky enough to visit on a baking day. The baking shop sells various flours, fresh bread, scones and cakes as well as baking paraphernalia, recipe books and much more. ‘Children’s Baking Corner’ enables children to bake some bread to take home for tea (£2 per child).
Also for Children (and grown-up animal lovers of course!) are the adorable Donkeys, sheep, pygmy goats, chickens and guinea pigs. With the opportunity to meet the animals and an Under 7’s play area, you can relax in the Mill garden while your kids play.
Bircham Windmill also has an on-site Tea Rooms (serving home made cakes, scones and light lunches along with their famous Clotted Cream Teas, and completely revamped for the 2012 season), an Art Gallery (with a different artist each month), Gift Shop, Family Cycle Hire Centre and trails and walks around the Mill for cyclists and walkers.
With so much to do and enjoy, most of which is free and can be accessed separately to the Mill itself, Bircham Windmill is a novel day out in Norfolk that will appeal to all members of the family.
FREE ENTRY into Tea Rooms, Bakery & Gift Shop.
Entry to Windmill: Adults £4.50 (£1.50 garden only), Retired £3.75 (£1.25 garden only), Children 4-15 yrs £3 (£1 garden only). Season tickets are available and during school holidays there is a free weekly return deal where visitors pay once and then return as often as they like for the remainder of the week.
Open daily from March 27th 2013 – September 30th 2013 10am-5pm.
Parking is FREE.
Dogs are welcome on leads.
Disabled parking & toilet facilities on site. All ground floor areas are wheelchair accessible.