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All activities are included in admission and are suitable for accompanied children

Upcoming events

Introduction to Paper-cutting

10am - 12.30pm, Friday 15 November 2019

Artist Caroline Misselbrook will guide you through a workshop perfect for beginners. If you've ever wanted to get creative with cutting but weren't sure how, this is for you. All materials provided. Suitable for 16+ years. £15 per ticket. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Wildlife Watch Group

11am - 1pm, Saturday 8 December 2019

Monthly activity. Join our friends from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to make festive wreaths. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.

Talk: The New Forest Knowledge by Dr Katherine Walker

7pm, Wednesday 12 February 2020

The New Forest Knowledge is an online gateway to information held locally and nationally. If you're interested in the New Forest's past, present and future, it's a gold mine of information linked to catalogues, databases, maps, photographs and articles.  

The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Talk: The Titanic Story - Southampton Crew by Dr Cheryl Butler

7pm, Wednesday 8 April 2020

The story of the Titanic is familiar from the many films and books written about the tragedy. This talk will focus on the impact on the families and crew caught up in Southampton's worst maritime disaster. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance.

Talk: Bursledon Brickworks 

7pm, Wednesday 10 June 2020

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is the U.K.'s only steam-driven brickworks. The Brickworks were founded in 1897 by the Ashby family, who are linked to Eling via the Ashby Brewery. Join us for an insight into the history of another piece of Hampshire's industrial heritage from a member of the Museum's team. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance.

Talk: Body Overboard by Paul Stickler

7pm, Wednesday 12 August 2020

In 1947, actress Gay Gibson disappeared on a ship bound for Southampton from Cape Town. Follow Gay's life and last known movements, and explore the extraordinary account provided by the man tried for her murder in Winchester. Retired detective Paul Stickler has turned criminologist and crime historian; his presentation includes information believed not previously in the public domain. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Talk: My Northern Adventure by Maureen Penrose

7pm, Wednesday 14 October 2020

Author and historian Maureen Penrose will be talking about her book My Northern Adventure. 17 year old Totton boy Edwin Henning went to live in Liverpool in 1940 after his family were bombed out of their home. Decades later Maureen found his weekly letters home, giving a fantastic insight into the past. There will be an opportunity to buy a copy of the book from Maureen (please bring cash or cheque only). The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Past events

 

Wildlife Watch Group

11am - 1pm, Saturday 9 November  2019

Monthly activity. Join Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to explore autumn colours and get crafty with leaves. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.

Terror at the Tide Mill

6 - 8.30pm (last entry 8pm), Friday 1 November 2019

A special Tide Mill by Torchlight event for 14+ year olds. Bring a torch and explore the Mill and what happens in the dark... No need to book in advance. £2.00 per person, includes Tide Mill only.

Creepy Crafts at Half Term

Saturday 26 October - Sunday 3 November 2019

Drop in to the John Chandler Activity Room in the Visitor Centre for some creepy craft activities! 

Tide Mill Tours for Families at Half Term

If you're visiting us with children at Half Term, we'll be offering guided tours of the Tide Mill for families - included in admission - on the following days/times: Monday 28 October 11.30am, Tuesday 29 October 11.30am, Wednesday 30 October 11.30am & 2pm, Thursday 31 October 11.30am & 2pm. Tours last approx. 40 minutes.

Tide Mill by Torchlight

5.30 - 7.30pm (last entry 7pm), Wednesday 30 October 2019

Get set for Hallowe'en with a night time visit to Eling Tide Mill. We'll be opening the Tide Mill for visitors to explore our 234-year old building in dark. Bring a torch to the Tide Mill and test your nerve at night! Suitable for school-aged children. No need to book in advance. £3.00 per person, includes: Tide Mill by Torchlight, Discovery Room in the Visitor Centre, and a hot drink & cookie in the Mill Café.

The Freaky Folklore of Plants

4 - 6pm, Wednesday 30 October 2019

Do you know, the spell ingredient 'wing of bat' might actually be code for a plant? Collect a trail sheet from the Tide Mill and explore the freaky folklore of plants and trees around our millpond. Suitable for school aged children. Suggested donation £1.00.

Twitcher's Tea

1pm, Thursday 10 October 2019 

Join a guided walk with experts from Bird Aware Solent to Goatee Beach, our local Site of Special Scientific Interest, then warm up again with afternoon tea in our Visitor Centre at 3pm. Suitable for 16+ year olds. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Talk: Scratching the Surface - the work of the Hampshire Medieval Graffiti Project by Karen Wardley

7pm, Wednesday 9 October 2019

While modern graffiti often gets a bad press, the study of historical graffiti can reveal much about the beliefs and ideas of people from the past, whose voices were often otherwise unheard. Co-ordinator Karen Wardley will talk about the work of the Project, the discoveries made, and the stories these enigmatic marks can tell. The Mill Cafe will be open from 6.30pm for tea, coffee, cake. Talks are for 16+ years. Tickets £5. Book online here, or in person in advance. 

Be Bird Aware at the Beach Clean 

10am - 12noon, Sunday 6 October 2019

We'll be down at Goatee Beach with Bird Aware Solent, helping visitors find out how they support the winged visitors who make Goatee a special place. Free, drop over and see us. Find out about the monthly beach clean here 

Introduction to Watercolours SOLD OUT!

1 - 3pm, Saturday 28 September 2019

Join artist Caroline Misselbrook and dip your toe into watercolour painting with an expert guide. Ideal for beginners and all materials provided. Suitable for 16+ years. £15 per ticket. 

Wildlife Watch Group

10am - 12noon, Saturday 14 September 2019

Monthly activity. Join our friends from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to make hedgehog boxes. If you have a child aged 5 - 15 years, just drop into our Visitor Centre with them to take part in this monthly group. Donation £4 per child.

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