26/07/2013 - Permalink

A summer of fun ahead at TV’s Victorian Farm

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The summer holidays at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm will be full to the brim with demonstrations to see, tours to enjoy and lots of themed quizzes, trails and word games for visitors of all ages to have a go at.

In addition to the usual weekly demonstrations from the dairymaid, wheelwright, bodger and blacksmith, during August there will be special craft activities for young visitors taking place on 1, 15 and 29 August (all Thursdays).

Younger visitors will also be able to become pupils of the Victorian Schoolmistress on 30 July and 6, 13 and 20 August (all Tuesdays) and 3 and 24 August (both Saturdays). With sessions at 11am and 1.30pm, children will get a taste of what school life would have been like in Victorian times.

Each day at the farm is different with the quirks of the weather and needs of rare breed stock often dictating the programme. However, the farm’s ever-reliable Shire horses will always be out working in the fields or farmyard each day and there are 23 acres of farmland and buildings for you to explore.

Cllr Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for business growth, said:

“A trip or two to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm over the summer break is a must. Whether you’re a visitor on holiday, or a Shropshire resident, there’s lots going on and the 2013 ticket offer is proving very successful. Much of the atmosphere of the Victorian Farm TV series is still there for people to soak up.”

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open at weekends from 10.30am – 5.00pm with day tickets priced £9.50 for adults, £9.00 for seniors and £6.00 for children aged 4 to 17. Under 4s are admitted free of charge.

For the 2013 season, day tickets can be converted to season passes for free on day of purchase. So, having paid once, visitors can keep coming back for free through to the end of the season, in early November.

There is a shop and excellent café and plenty of free parking. For more info go to www.actonscottmuseum.com, call 01694 781 307 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.