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Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Quaint location

This was an interesting visit - the mill is in reasonable condition and is of historical interest... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Lincoln, United Kingdom
The Enchanted woods was the best bit for the kids has now gone!

We used to bring our grandchildren here a few years ago and they loved the enchanted woods mostly... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Skegness, United Kingdom
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“play area”(16 reviews)
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Tranquil and beautiful, our former watermill is a small, family run attraction with a little something for everyone. Sit by the river, meet the birds and animals, soak up some history, have a fabulous lunch, or unleash the kids in our woodland play...more
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| Aby, nr Alford, Claythorpe LN13 0DU, England
+44 1507 451366
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Visited with my family during our holiday in Skegness. Very little animals here, was expecting more variety of animals and bigger area. Children can feed the Chickens, Ducks etc. £1 each feed. Little Cafe to visit for Refreshments. Limited Cakes to choose from; 3 of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

This was an interesting visit - the mill is in reasonable condition and is of historical interest but the surrounding areas could do with some tlc. Had lunch here on the picnic benches and it was very nice. A bit out of the way

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LincolnshireExplorer
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Visited today, overall the wildfowl gardens were in a very poor condition. Small bare enlosures, a number of which were empty. The 2 Asian Otters were in a bare enclosure which had 1 small pond of stagnant water with a waterfall into it which was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Julie W
Mike A, Owner at Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit and it's a shame you felt the need to be so unpleasant to our colleague while we'd popped out. The otter's pond is not stagnant and the waterfall is working fine – it operates on a timer and pumps...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

The title say it all, really. They have installed a giant screen in front of the cafe and project films onto it so as it got dark last night, the paying public (and animals who probably didn't) watched Les Mis as it got dark and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the second time we have visited this place and it is an ongoing project for the people running it. It is a beautifult place to visit. The times we have been it has been quiet and the wildfowl are well looked after and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I visited claythorpe in the lovely autum sunn today ,this is not a large place and should only be seen as stop over place and not all day Most of the animals seamed to be out of site a sleep but i enjoyed the ones...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PaulH597
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We used to bring our grandchildren here a few years ago and they loved the enchanted woods mostly, with the little houses especially the three little pigs house, toad stalls loads of play equipment and the bluebells when in flower just added to the magic,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to visit as the reviews seemed good and it sounded like a nice place to have a wander, see some bird life and grab some lunch. How anyone can stay for 2 hours is a mystery...the cages are poor, the random animals looked bored...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank lakelovers5
Mike A, Owner at Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

It was so lovely of you to pop in to ask how the work is coming along. We love talking to visitors about how far we’ve come, about our plans for the future and about how frustrating it can be when people who don’t know...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Visited today with my grandson and we really enjoyed it . The fish have been restocked so fun feeding them was fun trying to beat the ducks eating it should have got duck food too ! Paid to get in the first time now free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Brought the family for an afternoon out. Paid £16.50 plus extra for fish/duck food. Leaflet states 'enchanting paradise of birds and animals, wander through enchanted woods and bygone exhibit area' Mostly ducks,chickens, geese and swans plus the odd mammal (can be seen for free at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Joanna E
Mike A, Owner at Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Hi there. It would be a big help if you could let us know where you found that leaflet. It would be at least six years old and was published by a previous owner. None of our leaflets since 2013 say anything of the sort...More

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3 May 2017|
Response from BethSandy20 | Reviewed this property |
Im not 100% sure. I dont think so, but i could be wrong.
Janet E
3 May 2017|
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Response from JudiMo | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, it is just about suitable. Outside is mostly on the flat but the cafe is up steps and some of the walkways to the attractions are bumpy and uphill