Visiting Green's Windmill

After a cold foggy start in Nottingham today, the sun soon came out. So, we headed over to Stonebridge City farm for a wander round and to see the animals, then onto Green's Windmill in Sneinton.

I haven't been to the windmill since I was about seven, I can remember going with school but haven't been back since.

greens windmill

At the windmill, there is a science centre with lots to explore, including how magnets and electricity work, as well as an area for under 5s. They also have tea and coffee and biscuits available. 

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You start the tour after climbing to the top floor of the windmill. From there you get beautiful views over the rooftops and sights of Nottingham, including the castle and the council house.



You get to see the cogs, mill stones and the hoppers where the grain goes. It is a fabulous insight into the workings of a windmill, with videos on each floor to tell you what happens it is perfect for younger and older children.

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It was great to see how everything worked and we even got to bring some flour home. Their flour is organic, tastes great, and is local too.


Sat on the top of the hill overlooking Nottingham this is a beautiful landmark that represents 100s of years of Nottingham's history. It was wonderful to look round and see this with the children and show them what visited when I was younger.

13 comments:

  1. oh wow Ellie this looks like fantastic fun! .. i have never seen a working windmill!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments this week ..and thanks so much for hosting for me for the last too weeks

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    1. Better get yourself over to see it then, seriously though on a nice day you can see for miles!

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  2. I am so jealous! I always wanted to go to mills are I want to see the machines in real life! #magicmoments

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    1. It's fantastic seeing everything, especially since it still produces flour :)

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  3. It looks like an interesting place to visit. It's great to be able to see that sort of place in action.

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    1. As we left we could see some of the cogs moving inside, we will have to venture back on a day where they are making flour I think :)

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  4. Wow I think I'd love to see this myself. I work near a windmill but I think its not worked for about 50 odd years!

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    1. It's sad to think that they would have dotted our landscape all those years ago, would be great to live in one :)

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  5. This looks like a great place to visit, I'm sure I've done a Country Kids posts from somewhere similar, the kids were fascinated with the milling process. Looks like a great day for you too. Happy New Year to you #MagicMoments

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  6. What a lovely place to visit and very interesting. Looks like a lovely time you had #MagicMoments

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  7. Hello there, I really enjoyed reading this especially as we have been wanting to take our little boy to a windmill! He's seen a few things about them in films and on TV so we thought he would enjoy seeing a working one. Thanks a million for the heads up-we'll do our best to make the trip there! x #magicmoments

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  8. This looks wonderful! I've never been inside a windmill before, I feel I should! Thanks for sharing you could link this up to a outdoor link up like coombe mill blog xx

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  9. What a gorgeous windmill and so interesting to see inside. It is great to see that it still works and that you could bring home flour

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