We know that it is difficult to keep the little ones entertainer through the holidays so we have a few activities which should, help to spark their creativity and let them have lots of fun!

'Beasts in the woods' runs from the 1st August until the 31st August, follow this link for more details

Lets go Wild activity books are available from the shop, follow this link for more details

and we have a local artist coming in to run two sessions on the 3rd August making 'wild-e-beasts', follow this link for more details  to book online for this, please follow this link

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Thanks you to 'the gathering' of MX-5 cars that came over to the Mill over the weekend. We're glad you all had a good drive about the county and hope to see you all again!

From the group:

In 1999 Mazda launched the 10th Anniversary Edition. Finished with innocent blue mica paint, distinctive two-tone leather/alcantra seats and polished chrome wheels the 10ae is instantly recognisable. Eighteen years on about 400 cars still grace the British roads. In 2016 thirteen gleaming 10ae cars convened at Carsington Water in Derbyshire for The Gathering. Inspired by the pleasing bling and blue there was a pledge to repeat.

Day 1: By lunchtime 23 gleaming cars from the UK and the Netherlands had gathered at Jordans Mill, home of toasted cereals and tasty breakfast bars. Lunch overlooking the River Ivel, a group photoshoot, and then The Drive.

Day 2: Fourteen MX-5 cars stayed for breakfast at Jordans Mill and then out onto the open road for The Drive.

All said and done, it was a grand weekend and in very good company.

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This month has been hot, with volunteers busy watering... Followed by occasional heavy showers, as has been the case today!

July is also the last opportunity to plant annuals for a final showing of flowers in August/September.

Things to see in the garden this month:

  • Zinnias - it is the year of the zinnia this year, so look out for ours!
  • the perrenial foxgloves are in full bloom.
  • Tomatoes are ripening by the day - we also have a 2 for 1 offer for anyone wanting to pick their own fresh from the vine in the shop.
  • Onions and garlic are drying, ready for the kitchen.
  • beans and courgettes have just started and will be productive until the end of the season.
  • The day lillies are profuse with beds bursting at the seams!
  • Our complementary planting beds are filling out.
  • And finally - look out for our eccinacias which are all in bloom too.
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Due to popularity and being unable to accommodate all enquiries, we have decided to extend the afternoon tea offer throughout July! Enjoy our freshly baked Afternoon Teas for £15.95 or £18.95 with Prosecco or beer. Our children's Afternoon Tea is £7.95.

Try our Whizzer's Afternoon Tea, our traditional Ladies Afternoon Tea, or our Shunter's Afternoon Tea, a Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea with a difference.

Afternoon Teas are served with freshly prepared sandwiches and savouries and freshly baked scones and cakes.

Afternoon Tea bookings must be made 24 hours in advance with a 50% desposit payable at the time of booking, please call us on 01767 603940 or email to book.

Visit our Riverside Café page to view our full Afternoon Tea menus.

If you would like to buy a voucher for the afternoon teas online, please follow this link. Please note, you will still have to reserve your place to redeem.

*Please note. There are only a limited number of afternoon teas available each day, especially at weekends over the summer, so pre-booking is essential and some dates may not always be available.*

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Darren Harbar will be running another photography workshop here on the 26th June.

Tickets are available by clicking the following link

The day will run from 10am through to 4pm and will include a buffet lunch.

An ideal gift for someone looking to learn more about photography!

The Jordans Mill photography training workshop will include professional tuition from Darren Harbar Photography. Darren will teach you not only how to capture images around the mill, gardens and grounds of Jordans Mill, but also how best to use your camera settings. This is idea for photography enthusiasts who have recently purchased a new DSLR camera, or for anyone who wishes to learn how better to use a camera they already have. The course will cater for a range of difference experience levels, but is best suited to those who wish to learn from the basics.

Course requirements

Each student must ideally own a Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) with a removable lens. The training will be centred around DSLR digital cameras and will include technique on how to manually set the camera. Although we welcome clients who do not have DSLR's, we do not recommend these courses for users of film cameras, Compact System Cameras (CSC) or compact cameras (including those with built-in zooms that look like DSLRs), as the technical ability of these products will not be compatible with some of the training.

It is recommended that students have a zoom lens (something like a 28-80mm is ideal). We are happy for you to also bring additional lenses if you have them. We would also recommend that you bring a tripod to make the most from your day, but this is not essential. You will not need a flashgun, but you should make sure you have spare batteries and memory cards for the day.

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