Dec 122016

We have had record number of children visit Santa in Dereham Windmills wonderful Grotto…170 over the 2 afternoons so far!

We are open again this weekend on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th from 12:30 to 4pm….then the last time Santa will be us before he goes on his magical journey is on the 23rd December between 12:30 and 4pm.

Father Christmas at Dereham Windmill

Father Christmas at Dereham Windmill


Father Christmas at Dereham Windmill

Father Christmas at Dereham Windmill

Mar 122015

Dereham Community Hall Building WorkDereham news is not all negative……Dereham Windmill Community Hall is progressing very well with the planned opening of the much needed facility is likely to open in early Summer.

The new building, which will include toilets and a coffee shop/meeting room is currently being roofed and much interest has been shown from both the local community and visitors to the Grade 2 Listed Windmill Community Exhibition centre.

Once open, the venue will mean that a far wider audience can use the versatile facility, join in the events and enjoy the exhibitions held both in the Windmill and on the surrounding land.

The Windmill is open for visitors on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am 3:30pm….the current exhibition is by the Princes Trust.

More volunteers are always welcome to join in this succesful project and if anyone could spare 2 and a half hours per month, please ring 01362 691164.

Jan 152015
Article in the Dereham Times - 15th January 2015.

Article in the Dereham Times – 15th January 2015.

Dereham Windmill Trustees are celebrating the early start of the building of the new Community Hall in the grounds of Dereham Windmill, Greenfields Road, Dereham .  It was originally planned to start building in February 2015 but an opportunity has risen for the local Builder – Robert Norton to start one month early.

The Community Hall will give much needed facilities to Dereham Windmill as well as provide a venue for small meetings and groups to meet, a much needed requirement in Dereham.  Jonathan Burton, Architect, will be acting Project Manager for the Project. The total funding has been achieved by the Charity from Biffa Award, Garfield Weston Foundation, Paul Bassham Trust Fund, Breckland District Council, Dereham Council and money raised by the Dereham Windmill Trustees, ‘Friends of the Windmill’ and Volunteers.
If you would like to know more, please visit – or ring 01362 691164
Nov 092014
Christmas At Dereham Windmill Come on a magical journey to visit Father Christmas in his Grotto in Dereham Windmill.
On the 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st December between 1:00pm to 3:15pm
Children £5 – including a wonderful present from Santa
Accompanying adults £2 (during Santa’s visit)
Admission costs to see Father Christmas in his Grotto also includes admission to the Dereham Windmill Christmas Exhibition!