Millfest 22

We are thrilled to announce that a brand new music and arts festival will take place this year at the Mill. Millfest 22 will be a showcase of local bands, artists and businesses to give back to our wonderful community. There will be 10 arts and craft stalls, 6 bands playing live music, festival menu and a bar.   Tickets […]

Save Our Mill Pond Appeal

Our Mill Pond and the decking that surrounds it was established in 1978, after the original mill pond broke its banks in a storm in 1968. For 44 years this pond has captivated the hearts and minds of generations of local children as they have pond dipped for tadpoles, newts, frogs, water boatmen, snails and other pond wildlife. As these […]

Find the Squirrels!

10 Squirrels have landed at Willsbridge Mill… can you find them all? We are fortunate to welcome real squirrels throughout the year, but just last week, 10 multi coloured Squirrels have arrived at The Mill. We think they may be a new species… the ‘Mill Squirrel’! See if you can spot them all, and why not have a go at […]

Heritage Museum and Gift shop… coming soon

After a lot of hard work all year, We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Heritage Museum and Gift shop due to be open on April 17th. The Museum will take you on a history tour from the origins of Willsbridge and surrounding area, to the families that ran the mill, the devastating flood of 1968 and to the present […]

Spot the Owls at Willsbridge Mill

  10 Owls have landed at Willsbridge Mill… can you spot them all? We are fortunate to welcome real owls throughout the year, but just last week, 10 multi coloured Owls have arrived at The Mill. We think they may be a new species… the ‘Mill Owl’! See if you can spot them all, and why not have a go […]

Survey Results 2020

During the summer we ran an online survey and here are the results! All responses have been included and are guiding us our aims for the next year. Thank you to all who responded. WMCR_2020 Survey Results

Here For Culture – Thank You!

Willsbridge Mill has been supported recently from the Culture Recovery Fund. Thank you !!! This means so much #HereForCulture @dcms @HeritageFundUK @HistoricEngland About Here For Culture Here for Culture is a movement that unites the public, government and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.  Whether on the global stage or quietly […]

Lockdown Update

Cafe Update Sadly our cafe is closed until further notice when we can bring you delicious food and drinks safely.  Forest School We have reviewed government advice and after consultation with the community directors, the forest school and South Gloucestershire Council, it is decided that as these events are currently taster sessions, rather than ongoing ones with the same children, […]

Fundraiser for Willsbridge Mill

We love Willsbridge Mill and we’re trying to maintain the running and restoration of the site under difficult circumstances this year. Please go to our fundraising page to read more and donate if you can. Thank you.  

New Cafe Opening Times

We are extending the open hours of the café to 6 days a week! Tuesdays – Sunday 11.00am-3.30pm Light meals served until 2.30pm – last table orders 3.00pm Current working restrictions may mean orders take slightly longer – please be patient We hope to have the inside of the café opened for customers from the 6th November – watch our […]

Pumpkin Hunt in the Enchanted Fairy Wood

Come along and join in the fun. £2,50 per child, Adults and children under 2 are free. Sorry – pre booked tickets are now sold out. Tickets may also be available on the gate but pre-booked tickets are prioritised.

Our Values

We’ve been busy recently with many things going on at the Mill but we’ve taken some time to put what our voluntary group stands for.  Our values are: Serving the community Enabling inclusion and access Aiding conservation of the buildings and land Promoting the heritage of the area Increasing opportunities for education Celebrating and protecting the environment   Our values […]

Forest School Opens!

Thank you to all the visitors who booked for today – we really hope you enjoyed it! Our immense gratitude to Kingfisher Forest School Leaders Hannah, Henry & James for their passion and hard work. Hugh thanks also to Izzy, our ecology student volunteer, for her huge efforts and preparation.

New Shelter

Our new shelter is the latest addition to the Barn. This was made available through the National Lottery Heritage Fund sector for heritage organisations dealing with the coronavirus crisis. Thank you National Lottery players for making it possible for us to support the heritage development of Willsbridge Mill. #NationalLottery #ThanksToYou

Wildlife Pond & Garden Area Update

There have been a number of issues with the current small pond and baths. The existing pond dries out each Summer with the resultant loss of pond life and the baths and sinks become overheated at the same time resulting in a reduction of recorded species overall. WMCR have secured funding to improve the landscape and make the habitat more […]

Ash Dieback Tree Survey

Following a survey by an arboricultural consultant, a number of the Ash trees in the wood have been found to have Ash dieback. South Gloucestershire tree officers and our friends at Avon Wildlife Trust are concerned as the affected trees will have to be felled. You can read more about this devastating disease on the Woodland Trust website. The consultant […]

Forest School Update

Willsbridge Mill has been working setting up a new Forest School and are pleased to announce our partners Kingfisher Forest School will be running a series of short taster sessions over the next few months. Please see our Forest School page for more information. 

Website Changes

We’re making a few changes to the website. Hope you like them. Please send any suggestions to