In the Shropshire part of this book, we have featured a few different farm type attractions. The reason for this is simply because Shropshire is a very rural area and should be recognised for this, as farmers in this country are most certainly our unsung heroes. But each of the three farm attractions is very different from one another, and all have something unique to offer their many visitors each year. Here at Acton Scott for example, they show you the real workings of a farm from times gone by. I absolutely loved walking around Acton Scott, as I could truly feel the atmosphere of what it would have been like for those farmers working their land all those years ago. Along the way you will come across farmers and farm workers in traditional dress, and if you're as lucky as I was, you may get a tasty hot potato cake along the way! They have managed to save the village school and have turned it into a lovely tearoom, miss at your peril!
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm offers a great day out for the whole family. The farm, which featured on BBC2's Victorian Farm series, gives a flavour of life on an upland hill farm in the late Victorian period. Majestic Shire horses provide the power and muscle. They live alongside rare breed pigs, sheep, cattle and poultry, all raised traditionally. Costumed staff give daily demonstrations and tours featuring traditional skills and domestic crafts, while the farm hosts weekly visits from the blacksmith, farrier, wheelwright and the dairy maid. There is a series of special events that take place during the season (April - October) and the site boasts a splendid café, shop and free car parking. There is a popular education programme for schools and an annual programme of Traditional Rural Trade and Crafts courses for adults. The countryside surrounding the farm can be accessed through three way-marked walks.