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
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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Fantastic for our three year old, and the staff there were absolutely brilliant - great food supplied by Shropshire Hills Catering too!
First time coming to the farm and we have had a fantastic day out. Cheap and affordable plenty of animals to see? Every staff member was super polite to us. The blacksmith man was amazing and super kind...
Fantastic day out, the staff are friendly and helpful and the farm animals very well looked after. Highly recommended.
We absolutley loved this place. So much to do in beautiful grounds and you can really get up close with the animals too. Little ones thoroughly enjoyed it too. Will purchase season ticket next time we...
Update April 2021: Acton Scott is open again and we had a fabulous visit this week. Fascinating to have basket weaving demo from David and then have Tom the wonderful blacksmith make us our own horseshoe...