A great day out

The Victorian Street

A visit to Spital Farm Craft Centre means a day out with a difference. Whether it’s a taste of everyday Victorian life you’re after, or a special seasonal event you want to experience, there is always plenty to do at this unique venue. 

Throughout the year you can drink cask ales and dine at our very own Spital Inn Restaurant & Carvery with a selection of roasts and a range of locally sourced organic vegetables. As well as this you can also  feast on traditional teas and cakes and browse the specialist shops which celebrate traditional crafts and skills, and which will take you back to the days of wooden toys and bustling Victorian markets.

Stroll along our Dickens-inspired Victorian street which showcases shops for traditional craft sellers offering their wares in a Victorian setting. 

Amble past authentic shop fronts while full-size, animated figures play out their lives to the smells and sights they would have experienced in the nineteenth-century. Meet the resident fish seller, complete with the shop’s real aromas, and hear how she met her beau. Keep those eyes peeled for even more characters hoping you will lend an ear to their stories, too. The hustle and bustle of the streets will be brought home to your senses as a dramatic story unfolds around you ..

But that’s not all – enjoy an afternoon tea to remember from Ye Olde Ridings Tea Room (taken on the tea garden patio), complete with hand-cut sandwiches and delicious cakes. And our on-site bakery is a must as you stroll along Baker’s Lane and smell its irresistible (freshly-baked) treats, fresh from the oven. 

Delights available at Spital Farm Craft Centre: candle maker with gifts to buy, mint humbugs, traditional  scoops of ice cream in strawberry, vanilla and chocolate flavours and freshly-baked bread.

And at Christmas time our craft centre transforms into a Christmas village, complete with sparkling Christmas decorations adorning the whole site in celebration of Victorian Christmases-past. Our banqueting hall becomes an amazing festive grotto. Coach parties will be made very welcome.

There's lots to do on a visit to Spital Farm Craft Centre, any day of the year – and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.


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