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Father and son Mill Tour

Free Mill Tour for Dads this Father’s Day

This Father’s Day Dads go free here at Jordans Mill on one of our guided Mill Tours. History and engineering enthusiasts will have a fantastic time admiring the innovative machinery and technology of our iconic watermill, home to the Jordan family for over 150 years. 

Why not make a day of it and enjoy a special Father’s Day lunch in the Riverside Café then relax with a stroll around the beautiful Mill Gardens, unique food and flower gardens where cereal crops, fruits and vegetables are grown in an ornamental setting alongside flowers and plants.

Guided Mill Tours will run at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm on Father's Day with all Dads going free! It is advisable to book in advance, please call 01767 603940 to book.


We will be serving a special lunch to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, 19th June.


Soup of the Day (see specials board)


Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings     £12.95

Seabass served with asparagus, jersey royal potatoes and lemon butter     £10.95

Vegetarian option (see specials board)


Selection of cakes and tray bakes from the cake table

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Local crafts galore at our Spring Fayre

There will be local crafts and food galore at our Spring Fayre as well as fun for all the family including face painting and glitter tattoos to keep the little ones entertained.

We have a fantastic line up of local craft and food producers who'll be selling a range of wares from jewellery to children's clothes, beauty products, food, homewares, women's clothes and accessories and lots more.

Free face painting will be taking place on the Saturday from 11am until 3pm and our Riverside Café will be open as usual so you can rest and refuel after all that shopping.

Our Spring Fayre is a great opportunity for a family day out enjoying our Mill Gardens, meadow and woodland and even a guided tour of our historic Mill. Doors for the Spring Fayre open at 10am and close at 4pm on Sunday 22nd May.

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Join the Biggleswade Green Wheel Community Walk on 8th May

Join the Biggleswade Green Wheel Community Walk on Sunday 8th May and raise money for your favourite cause, or take part just for fun!

Organised by the Rotary Club of Biggleswade Ivel, the Community Walk is a fun event for all the family with two walks of 3.5 miles and 7.5 miles respectively. Opened just over a year ago in March 2015, the Biggleswade Green Wheel is a 7 mile walking and cycling route around Biggleswade passing through areas of landscape, heritage and wildlife interest.

The Green Wheel was officially opened by Bill Jordan here at Jordans Mill and we are very proud to be a key landmark on the route and also the only refreshment stop!

The Community Walk event starts at 11am on Sunday 8th May from Jordans Mill with an entry fee of £5 per person over 16 (under 16s are free). All profits go to the Biggleswade Ivel Trust Fund for their charitable work.

There will be activities for children on the day to give them some encouragement on the way round including collecting 'stamps' at the information point and a photo quiz.

Certificates and medals will be presented to all those who complete their walk.

This promises to be a fun, active day out for all the family and a celebration of the wonderful Biggleswade Green Wheel.

To find out more about the Community Walk and for details on how to enter, please click here to download the information sheet.

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Jenny and Debbie hit the airwaves for National Gardening Week

Our new Head Gardeners, Jenny Osbourne and Debbie Searle, hit the airwaves on Wednesday 13th April in an interview on BBC Three Counties Radio with presenter Nick Coffer. Jenny and Debbie were invited to talk about National Gardening Week, which runs until Sunday 17th April, and about our very own Mill Gardens.

Nick also took the opportunity to benefit from Jenny and Debbie's wealth of knowledge and got some great tips on growing vegetables as well as sowing lawn seed.

In case you missed the interview, you can listen again here via iPlayer:

Jenny and Debbie's interview starts at 44 minutes and 50 seconds.

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Not your run of the mill Easter at Jordans Mill!

It’s not just your run of the mill Easter at Jordans Mill this year! Our Easter Eggstravaganza has something for everyone from an Easter Chick Hunt to Easter Sunday lunch, children’s craft workshops, and Easter gifts and baking.

The festivities kick off on Good Friday with the Easter Chick Hunt, running every day over the Easter weekend until Monday 29th March. Children will love searching high and low throughout the gardens, meadow and woodland to find the Easter chicks hidden in their nests, with a bag of chocolate goodies to enjoy once all the chicks have been found. The Easter Chick Hunt costs £1.50 per child and is available while stocks last.

On Easter Sunday, relax in the Riverside Café and celebrate in style with a delicious lunch, freshly prepared by the talented team of chefs. For those looking for something a little lighter, there are plenty of other options on the menu to tempt the tastebuds.

The iconic Victorian Mill will be open throughout the Easter weekend with visitors able to enjoy a guided or self guided tour to fully appreciate the history of Jordans Mill.

Following lunch and a Mill Tour, the Mill Gardens, Meadow and Woodland are perfect place for a leisurely stroll admiring the stunning displays of flowers and crops, as well as the resident wildlife. Children will love exploring the grounds with the help of the Let’s Go Wild passport, a fun and educational trail including puzzles and games and a set of badges to earn. Plus, buy a children’s meal in the Riverside Café and receive a Let’s Go Wild passport free.

After the Easter weekend, children can take part in one of the craft workshops taking place on 5th and 7th April where they are sure to enjoy getting crafty and parents are sure to enjoy someone else clearing up the mess!

And Easter wouldn’t be Easter without Simnel Cake or Hot Cross Buns, and if you fancy making your own, why not try Jordans Mill’s very own recipes. Pick up the recipe cards from the Mill Store, where you can also pick up a few Easter gifts.

It’s all set to be an Easter to remember at Jordans Mill! For more details on our Easter activities, please visit our Easter page

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Changes to car parking at Jordans Mill

We are making changes to our car parking facilities here at Jordans Mill. From 23rd March 2016, all main car parking will move to the current overflow car park located on Langford Road. Access to Jordans Mill will be via a short access path leading directly to our Mill Meadow with easy access to the main visitor centre and Riverside Café. The path will be pushchair friendly. 

There will continue to be a small number of car parking spaces at the front of the main visitor centre including disabled parking spaces to ensure easy access for those with disabilities. 

We sincerely hope these changes won’t cause inconvenience to our customers and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers in advance for their patience and co operation. 

Should customers have any queries regarding these changes, please call us on 01767 603940 or email us at

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NEW FIT HAPPENS classes at Jordans Mill

Our popular course of fitness classes FIT HAPPENS is starting once again on Monday, 29th February, this time taking place in our beautiful Ouse Room overlooking the River Ivel.

Our inaugural FIT HAPPENS classes in January were a huge hit with participants with many already booked on to this next course. And as well as benefitting from the classes, participants will also be able to access nutrition advice, healthy recipes, fitness hints and tips and will receive a free FIT HAPPENS
t shirt*.

Sessions will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays until Saturday, 9th April - a total of 18 classes.

FIT HAPPENS costs £70 for the course or £5 per session on a pay as you go basis.

We'll be running three pre registration events for FIT HAPPENS in the coming weeks where we will also be conducting our new FIT TEST, to enable participants to track their progress. At the end of the course we'll award a prize for the 'biggest loser'!

Pre registration events will take place on Saturday 20th February between 2pm an 4pm, Thursday 25th February between 10am and 12pm, and Saturday 27th February between 2pm and 4pm. Please bring along suitable clothing for the fitness test including training shoes, water and a towel. The basic fitness test will last no longer than 15 minutes followed by a consultation and goal setting.


Mondays            6am to 7am
Wednesdays      6am to 7am
Saturdays          7am to 8am

*Available to those which sign up to the full course only.

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Vote for us in the Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards!

We are delighted to have been nominated in the upcoming Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards - we're in fantastic company amongst the top food and drink businesses in the county and are eagerly anticipating the final announcement later this year.

We've been nominated in the Best Independent Tea/Coffee Shop category and members of the public can vote for their favourite. Of course we'd love as many of our customers as possible to vote for us and it's really simple, all you need to do is click here, enter a few details, and vote!

The closing date for voting is 5pm on 2nd May 2016.

A huge thank you in advance for your support!

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Half term Holiday Fun 16th and 18th February

Our ever popular school holiday craft workshops are back this half term with lots of fun planned for children age 5-9. Our February craft workshops have a rather 'prickly' theme which we're sure your little ones will love!

Join us from 10.30am until 12pm on Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th February when we'll be making hedgehogs and hedgehog cakes, making decorations, planting seeds, and enjoying some colouring in fun.

Our workshops cost £4 per child including refreshments and take place in the Mill Barn adjacent to the Mill. Adult supervision is required at all times. To book, please call us on 01767 603940 or email Spaces are limited and booking is required.


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Made In Bedfordshire Fair 27th February

Here in Bedfordshire we're fortunate to have lots of fantastic food and drink producers right here on our doorstep making everything from rapeseed oil to jams and chutneys, craft beer, flour, wine and even coffee.

As a food heritage attraction we're passionate about food, especially local food, so the Made In Bedfordshire Fair has been born to help celebrate our local food and drink businesses that make Bedfordshire taste great!

All local food and drink businesses are invited to the Made In Bedfordshire Fair on 27th February. Stalls cost £15 and spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, please complete and return this booking form or call us on 01767 603940 or email

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