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.