Rayleigh Windmill re-opens for the Spring season!

Friday, March 29, 2019


Did you know that nestled at the top of Rayleigh High Street is an award-winning tourist attraction where you can learn about local history, and even try your hand at milling flour?

The 200-year-old Rayleigh Windmill, in Bellingham Lane, will be re-opening to the public from Wednesday April 3 with a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy. A team of enthusiastic volunteers work hard to make the Grade II listed building an exciting place to visit, even dressing up in traditional costume! Children can also take part in colouring, learn some great local historical facts, and enjoy some breath-taking views from the top of the three-storey building.

Rochford District Council’s Culture Officer, Elizabeth Lake, said: “You don’t need to travel miles to have a great day out with the kids, when we have the award-winning Rayleigh Windmill on our doorstep.

“This year, the volunteers have surpassed themselves by creating a new display reflecting the mill’s former activity, and have even managed to find one of the original flour sacks that would have been used! It is really interesting to learn about the history of this unique venue, as well as climbing to the top to see the stunning vistas across the district.”The Windmill will be open from Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Sunday 29th September 2019. 

Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Saturday 1pm - 4pm

Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Entry is free of charge, a minimum £1 donation per person is encouraged.

Please note, parking in the Mill Hall Car Park is FREE on Saturdays from 1pm and on Sundays all day.

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The windmill is also a popular venue for weddings, to find out more go to www.rochford.gov.uk/weddings

If you are interested in volunteering at the Rayleigh Windmill email leisure@rochford.gov.uk or call 01702 318120