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Find out what's on at Cogglesford Watermill including . You can also email news and events. If you would like any further information please call us on 01529 413671 during opening hours or the NKDC tourism team on 01529 308102


All events that take place at the Mill are FREE entry unless otherwise stated, however donations are always very welcome.

The mill holds regular milling days on the second Sunday of the month March to December. Watch the mill in operation making stone ground flour. Dates for 2018 are:

11 March, 8 April, 13 May, 10 June, 8 July, 12 August, 9 September, 14 October, 11 November, 9 December.

Real Bread Week – Dough to Go! Sunday 25 February 11am to 4pm

Celebrating Real Bread Week, Cogglesford Watermill will be joined by Linda Hewett an expert bread maker and inspirational food demonstrator. Linda will be offering the chance to make bread dough using Cogglesford Mill’s own flour and taste some delicious home baked bread.

Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 March, 11am to 4.30pm

Cogglesford Watermill will be teaming up with the Lincoln Longwools Association to feature one of Lincolnshire’s most recognisable breeds. Come along and see these remarkable animals from young lambs to full grown rams. You can also see the fleece being spun into wool and have a go yourself!

Molly & Dora’s Easter Trail! Friday 30 March to Sunday 16 April

Molly the Mill Mouse from Cogglesford Watermill is visiting Navigation House’s Dora the Duck for Easter. Join in their adventure and try your hand at their cunning Easter Trail. Visit the Mill and Navigation House to collect your trail sheet and don’t forget to claim your Easter prize!

50p per trail.

National Mills Weekend, Sunday 13 May, 11am to 4.30pm

Join us as we take part in this national celebration. Watch the mill rumble into action, grinding its own stoneground flour. M H Preserves will be on hand offering tastes of their home made jams and chutneys and Greenfield Bakers will be showcasing their delicious bread produced on traditional wood fired ovens.

Heritage Open Days, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September

Explore your local history and heritage by taking part in our Heritage Open Days.  Join a free fun family trail at each venue and see Cogglesford Watermill in action on Sunday.

Halloween at Cogglesford Mill, Wednesday 31 October, 6 to 7.30pm

Have lots of ghostly fun as this creaky old mill celebrates Halloween. Explore the mill and follow terrifying trails before settling down with some spooky stories. Fancy dress welcome, suitable for all ages.

Christmas Present Trails, Saturday 1 to Friday 21 December

Help Molly the Mill Mouse, Dora the Duck and Charlie the Crane find their lost presents. Each venue has its own family trail - so explore these fascinating places looking for clues before claiming your own Christmas gift.

50p per trail

Festive Milling Day, Sunday 9 December, 11am to 4pm

The mill will be rumbling into action for the last time this year. Join us for a festive milling day and enjoy a complementary mince pie and glass of sherry. Everything you need to get you in the festive mood!

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North Kesteven District Council is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their tourism team.

The tourism team at North Kesteven District Council are looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers to join their team.

Opportunities are available at Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum and Navigation House.

There are no minimum hours required and times are flexible to suit you. Minimum age for all volunteers is 17 years old.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, and would like an informal discussion, please contact 01529 308102 or email


When in Sleaford... Arts & Heritage trail

The When in Sleaford... trail features artworks which take their inspiration from Sleaford's rich history. Eighteen bronze roundels, created by artist David Mackie, are sited on walls and in pathways in and around Sleaford, leading you to discover historic buildings, visitor attractions and existing artworks in the town.

Bronze roundel

Pick up a free trail map from Navigation House, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford Museum or Cogglesford Mill, or visit to download a map. Children's sticker packs are also available to purchase for a small charge.

Call 01529 410 595 for more information.