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Record number of people visit Acton Scott Historic Working Farm over Easter

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm welcomed a record number of visitors over this year’s Easter holiday weekend.

1,049 people made the most of the beautiful weather and visited the Working Farm over the four day weekend, surpassing the previous record of 929 in 2017.

An image of two toddlers bottle feeding a lamb at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Acton Scott Historic Working Farm enjoyed record visitor numbers of the Easter holiday weekend in 2019.

Bottle feeding the lambs over the Easter holiday weekend

Everyday over the Easter holidays Acton Scott offered visitors the chance to join the team in grooming the shire horses, chick holding and bottle feeding lambs as well as a guided tour of the Victorian Working Farm.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said:

“Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a real jewel in the crown of Shropshire Museums and makes for a wonderful day out for the family.

“I’m thrilled that so many people chose to make the most of the Easter sunshine by visiting over the holiday weekend.”

Sarah Green, visitor facilities manager at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, said:

“It was wonderful to welcome so many people here over the Easter weekend. The combination of the incredible weather and the successful Shire horse campaign – meaning we now have 2 new horses for people to see, has contributed to the increase in visitors.

“We have an excellent programme of events coming up this year and our season tickets are proving incredibly popular.”

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open until Sunday 3 November 2019.

For more information about Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, including opening days and time, events and things to do, click here.

What did the visitors say?

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm have received a host of 5 reviews across Google and Trip Advisor from visitors.

Google – 5 Stars

“This place was just amazing. It cost us £25 for a family of 4 and it was worth every penny. Both my children aged 4 and 8 were involved in the activities and the staff were amazing. I held a duck and chick and the staff encouraged both my children to have a touch so they can get used to it and build their confidence. My children fed lambs and had a go at sitting on the horses. There was plenty to see and open fields with chickens running around for the children to play. We had a cuppa in the tea room which was lovely and suitable for children. There was an outside park and benches to make the most of this nice weather. I haven’t been before but I would go back!! It was simply a very good family day out! Thank you.”

Trip Advisor – 5 stars

“We visited over Easter and the whole family loved the farm. We saw the horses in harness working on the land. Lots of animals to see at close quarters. It was not over busy and we looked round at a gentle pace. A lovely day out for the family.”

“We are frequent visitors and it is our ‘must go to’ place. It is a gentle, unassuming peaceful place in a beautiful setting. A real feeling of being amongst a family of people who really care both for their animals and heritage. The gift shop sells good quality gifts and crafts alongside produce which is truly excellent. Well done and thank you.”

Great step back in time

All the staff were wonderful, chatting and explaining everything they were doing, a great inspiration to some members of our party to take up new skills. Lovely to watch the two new heavy horses being prepared for harrowing and see them working in the field. We have been to Action Scott a few years ago in the summer time, but it was a real treat to visit late spring as we saw the newly hatched chicks and ducklings, together with the new lambs, piglets and calves. The soup and cheese scone in the cafe were delicious, served by very friendly staff were a great end to our visit here.”

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