Things to see
“I have always had in mind the creation of a sound, practical enterprise, preserving what is best in our country way of life.”
Founder and former owner of Sacrewell Farm, William Scott Abbott, 1958
There’s more than enough to keep you entertained at Sacrewell for several hours. You’ll be able to have fun together in our play areas, learn about what goes on in and around a farm, make firm friends with our rare breed farm animals, and take a stroll down to visit our 18th century working watermill. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the sunshine or take a table at the Origin8 café.
Take a look at the sections below to find out what there is to see and do at Sacrewell. There’s something for all ages and interests – you don’t need to have children to enjoy a visit to our farm.
Things to see
Farm Animals and more
We’ve got all sorts animals here at Sacrewell, from traditional farm livestock such as pigs and sheep, to the more unusual alpacas. You won’t be able to miss our showy peacocks as they wander around the farmyard posing for photos!
Our paddocks showcase our successful breeding programmes focusing on endangered farm animals which includes Hill Radnor and Boreray sheep, Suffolk Punch horses, as well as rare breed British Landrace pigs.
In springtime, we are home to bouncing lambs. Some are born here while others are orphans – known as Cade lambs – which we hand-rear when they come to us from other farms.
Little ones especially love meeting our various breeds of rabbits and guinea pigs in the Hutton Barn.
Find out more about all of our animals here.
18th Century Watermill
This fabulous old limestone building has been fully restored, thanks to a £1.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and additional funding from the William Scott Abbott Trust.
The functioning mill wheel is fed from the mill pond and mill stream. And as you explore the four floors of the Grade II listed mill building (either in person or using the virtual tour) you’ll discover the machinery that turns locally harvested wheat grain into flour.
You’ll learn a little about what life was like for the Victorian miller and his apprentice. Going back to the years of the Second World War, you’ll discover the stories of the Land Girls who worked at Sacrewell and find out what life was like on the home front.
Children can learn all about agricultural landscapes and industries, how flour and bread is made and what life was like in the 18th century, while understanding how the natural eb and flow of the nearby river Nene has impacted us over centuries. Learn more about the history of Sacrewell and the watermill.
Old farming equipment
You’ll find a variety of old farming equipment on display around the Sacrewell site, including a now world-famous star, Fergie the Harry Ferguson TE 20 tractor, built by the Standard Motor Company in Coventry in 1952.
Keep your eyes peeled for a shepherd’s hut, an old Claas combine harvester and a variety of horse drawn machines once used for working the fields.
You will also come across a collection smaller items of equipment from farming’s past throughout Sacrewell – wooden shovels, cake breakers used to break up animal feed, scythes for cutting corn and hay, milk churns, barrels and crates. Many of the tools were made locally in Stamford.
Little Grey Fergie the tractor
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Little Grey Fergie the tractor. He’s currently waiting to greet his fans in Sacrewell’s shop at the entrance to the site.
This characterful little tractor is a super star in Norway where he has been cultural phenomenon since 1995, starring in several television series, five feature films, 15 books, and live shows.
Built here in Britain in 1952, Fergie (a Harry Ferguson TE 20 tractor), has returned to his home country to live here on the farm at Sacrewell.
You can read more about Fergie and his adventures on the plaque beside him. He would love it if you took some photos of yourselves with him and post them on social media?
1642 Field Sports:
Nestled within the tranquil grounds of the heritage museum at Sacrewell Farm in North Cambridgeshire, we are able to offer our customers a variety of fun and action packed experiences in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
We cater for individuals wanting to try something out of the ordinary, family groups, hen and stag parties, corporate and team building events or group bookings for all ages.
We are open all year round so you can experience Field Sports whenever the fancy takes you, come rain or shine.