The awesome new play area being built at a family attraction just over the Northamptonshire border

It's opening just in time for half-term!
The new play area at Sacrewell Farm. Copyright: Sacrewell Farm.The new play area at Sacrewell Farm. Copyright: Sacrewell Farm.
The new play area at Sacrewell Farm. Copyright: Sacrewell Farm.

A popular farm park that draws visitors from across the region has overhauled its play area and made it three times bigger.

Sacrewell Farm, which is just over the East Northants border off the A47, is opening in time for the half-term festivities which start on Saturday, October 24.

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Sacrewell is part of the William Scott Abbott Trust and in line with its ethos to provide an agricultural education for all, the play area is themed around the site, with an emphasis on the 18th Century watermill and animal play, which is suitable for babies right up to teens.

General manager Lee Scowen said: “Play is such a vital part of education and we knew it was time that our outdoor play area had an upgrade, so we’ve expanded it, making it fun for children of all ages, with a few educational elements in there too.”

The new play area has been built by House 2 Home and Eibe and is more than three-times bigger than the previous offering.

Lee added: “In line with the work on the play area, we’ve been updating our animal paddocks near the Mill House to ensure there’s plenty of room for our rare breed and farm animals. I think those who have not visited us for a while are in for a treat this half-term.”

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And as well as the new play area, children (and adults!) can look forward to Scarewell @ Sacrewell which will begin on Saturday, October 24 and run until Sunday, November 1, with plenty of treats in store.

Brave children of all ages can take the Spooky Mill Walk, keeping their eyes peeled for some colourful characters along the way. Plus, youngsters can enjoy a Halloween-themed chocolate making experience with local company Stamford Heavenly Chocolates or take a chocolate kit away with them to do at home.

Children are encouraged to dress up and wear a scary costume for a fun day out with plenty of games to enjoy across the site, including hunting the Spooks in the Maze of Mystery and visiting the Witches’ Dell down by the Mill Pond.

Scarewell @ Sacrewell is being run on a pre-booked basis only. A Scarewell Pass is given to all child admissions aged two to 12 years and includes one pumpkin per passport. A stamp will be made on each section as they visit. Prices are from £12.50 for a Scarewell Pass, £6 for an adult, £4.80 for concessions, and under twos are free. Additional Passes are just £8.

Sacrewell is located is just off the A47 near Wansford, Peterborough (PE8 6HJ). You can find out more and book here.

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