Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
  • Wenlock Edge
    Acton Scott
    Church Stretton
    SY6 6QN
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is a tourist attraction near Shrewsbury that has so much to offer to everyone. From family days out to school trips, see what work is done in a real Victorian farm and have a go yourself!

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton demonstrates life on a Shropshire upland farm at the turn of the 19th century. The farm has featured on BBC TV's 'Victorian Farm', ‘Countryfile’ and many other film and TV shows. 

Visitors to the popular family attraction are transported back in time to the days of shire horses, hay ricks and milkmaids.

The farm allows visitors to mingle with their favourite animals and also see the heavy horses working the land with vintage farm machines. Every day there are activities to take part in such as bottle feeding the lambs, holding newly hatched chicks, collecting the eggs and pumping the bellows at the forge for the farrier.

Demonstrations vary day to day, on Sundays the dairymaid makes butter in the dairy which can be found for sale in the shop. Children visiting the farm will love the farmyard and animals, including pigs, poultry, cows, sheep and pygmy goats. There is also a play area next to the Old School House Cafe which serves fresh, homemade food throughout the day and delicious afternoon teas and a selection of hot and cold drinks to have in or take away.

Other things to look out for are the ploughing, sowing and harvesting. Each day the farmer’s wife goes about her daily chores. The working farm museum also holds a number of special events throughout the year, including: lambing, Wheels and Wagons, Fleece to Yarn, Harvest Festival, Family History Weekend and Steam Threshing.

The farm also runs a Rural Trade and Craft Course programme which covers all manner of skills from ploughing with heavy horses and blacksmithing to breadmaking and using natural dyes, with plenty more in between.


Day Ticket (Includes 25% off return visit during the season)

Adult 18+ £9.00

Concession (60+) £8.00

Child 3-17 £5.00

Child 0-2 Free

Family (2 adults with 2 or 3 children) £25.00

Season Ticket (unlimited returns)

Adult 18+ £20.00

Concession (60+) £17.00

Child 3-17 £12.00

Child 0-2 n/a

Family (2 adults with 2 or 3 children) £50.00


Opening Times

2019 season opening times:

Monday 8th April 2019 – Sunday 3rd November 2019

Open Saturday - Wednesday

Closed Thursdays and Fridays


From the junction of the A5/A49 (S) Shrewsbury Take the A49 south towards Ludlow Pass Church Stretton Turn left to Acton Scott, signposted Finish at Acton Scott Working Farm.

Please mention the best of shrewsbury when contacting Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

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