There are plenty of ways for children to enjoy our windmill and we actively encourage “Mini Millers” to get involved. We offer a range of activities which are described below.
Mini Millers Activity sessions May-October
1 hour sessions to learn about the windmill and how it works. Sessions run monthly in May-Oct on 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am-11am. Each month follows a different theme to give children the widest appreciation of our windmill. See the Open days calendar for each month’s theme or click the link below.
Sessions are suitable for all ages (4yrs +) and costs £3 per child who must be accompanied by an adult. Places must be pre-booked as places are limited and pre-payment is required to secure bookings. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holgate Windmill Challenge Badge
Earn this award at home or at school, Brownies, Cubs, Mini Millers sessions etc. Complete activities in four categories of “Food & Baking”, “Design & Technology”, “History & Art” and “Get Crafty”. The embroidered badges cost £1.50 and can be purchased at the mill once achievements are complete. Download a copy of the Activity Sheet here for full details.
Easter Monday trail
A special Easter Trail around Holgate windmill on our Easter Monday open day each year. Find the windmill related clues and solve the puzzle to win an Easter prize. Standard admission charge (£3 per adult, £1 for children 5-18 years) plus 50p per child for the Easter Trail sheet, all ages welcome. No pre-booking required.
Rat and Mice trail
How many rats and mice can you spot while visiting the windmill (luckily not real ones!)? On-going activity available on all our open days. Standard admission charges to the mill apply (£3 per adult, £1 for children 5-18 years), no additional charge for this trail and no pre-booking required.