The Mill Hoppers Club for 7 – 10 Year Olds

The Mill Hoppers club is a place for children to learn about arts, science, crafts an digital technology in a fun and lively environment. The group is free to attend and meets one Saturday a month.


The Mill Hoppers Programme 2019

As it’s almost 800 years since milling was first documented on the site of Heron Corn Mill, the 2019 programme of workshops will see the Mill Hoppers explore our medieval origins to find out what life was like in Beetham during the Middle Ages!

This is our biggest programme ever, and we hope you will be able to take advantage of as many sessions as possible. There will also be the opportunity to work with the other craft groups on the ‘Flax to Linen’ project, and sessions where the general public are invited to attend. We will advise you of these workshops by email in due course.

Mill Hoppers 2019 Sessions

•Saturday 11th May: Minecraft Workshop with Joel Mills

•Saturday 8th June: Minecraft Workshop with Joel Mills

•Saturday 6th July: 800 Crumbs Ago
Medieval or modern – which was the most nutritious? Join Nell and Kate to learn the differences between medieval bread and the breads we eat today, before baking your very own bread to take home!
Places for this workshop are limited to 15 children only.

•Saturday 13th July: Minecraft Workshop with Joel Mills

•Saturday 14th September: Minecraft Workshop with Joel Mills

•Saturday 12th October: Minecraft Workshop with Joel Mills


Sessions for Both Age Groups

•Sunday 12th May: The Medieval Flax Mill
Flax Mills were common in the medieval period when linen rope, twine and cloth were essential for everyday life.  The water driven pounding mallets of a medieval flax mill would have been used to both ‘break’ the flax plant and ‘beetle’ the linen cloth. Join textile artist Stella Adams-Schofield to learn more about ‘breaking’ and ‘beetling’, and have a go at hand-beetling some linen cloth.
This workshop runs from 1.30 – 4.00pm and is also open to the general public.


All workshops are FREE to attend and run from 11am to 4pm unless otherwise stated. Please ensure children have a packed lunch for all day sessions. To enrol your child as a Mill Hopper please download the enrolment form located HERE and return it to Heron Corn Mill.

Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Harold & Alice Bridges Charity, The Frieda Scott Charitable Trust, The Sharples Fund, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Sir John Fisher Foundation, and The Schroder Charity Trust.


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