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Bunbury Mill is an excellent venue for Primary School visits.


Dating back to 1840, this historic water mill, based in the delightful Cheshire countryside, offers a range of engaging activities suitable for KS1 & KS2 pupils, and we can tailor activities to the specific needs of the age group and the curriculum topics required by your school.


An essential part of all visits is a tour of the mill - pupils have the opportunity to become 'miller's apprentices', and assist in the operation of the historic machinery converting wheat to flour. They get to see first-hand the solid Victorian engineering that went into constructing the giant waterwheel, and learn about safe working procedures in an industrial environment.


Let's look over there.

Our Visitor Centre, co-located on the site, is well equipped for a wide range of related classroom activities, such as bread making, creative arts, and making small models of the waterwheels and sack trucks they will encounter on the mill tour. The beautiful rural setting also provides opportunities for a variety of nature and environmental studies, such as pond dipping, identification and classification of plants and insects, and investigating insect habitats in our new "Bug Hotel". 

Bug Hotel

The visit will get underway with a welcome and safety talk in the Visitor Centre, with light refreshments provided. The group is then typically split into three which rotate around the chosen activities throughout the visit.  There is usually a lunch break after the first two activities, with an opportunity for the pupils to let off steam in the grounds, and to study (and feed) our resident population of mallards and moorhens.


Our team of volunteers, which includes experienced primary school teachers, is dedicated to the use of our historic heritage as a basis for exciting curriculum-related education. If you have any special needs and requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can plan for and accommodate them.

Ducks "up-ending"

More details of our schools packages are available in our "Schools Information Pack" and "Visit Risk Assessment" 

which can be printed and/or downloaded as a .pdf file.


 Teachers are invited to contact us to discuss a possible visit and plan a programme to meet their requirements.


Please contact by emailing us at

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