The Green Britain CentreGreen Britain Centre - Swaffham, Castle Acre Road, Swaffham, PE37 7HT, United Kingdom
Family Days Out - Family Activities
Tel 01760 726100
About The Green Britain Centre
You climb, or rather walk up the 300-step spiral staircase, inside the tower to the very top – to reach the glass encased viewing platform designed for us by the famous architect Sir Norman Foster. Once there you’ll get to experience Wind Energy in a totally different way, from the heart of the machine. And enjoy the panoramic views of the Norfolk countryside.
Tours are really popular so we recommend that you book yours in advance. Each tour lasts 40 minutes to an hour on average.
Call 01760 726100 or email us to book your tour.
This is perfect if you or your group have people with limited mobility and children under seven or less than 120cm in height.
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes a talk from our windmill expert and the opportunity to ask questions. Learn how the windmill works, when it was built and how much energy it generates.
Then pop inside for a quick look around.
Take a close look at the Greenbird, the World record holding, fastest wind powered vehicle on the planet.
Wander through our Organic Gardens and Orchard, bump into the only Windmill Blade to survive an ‘alien abduction’ and find out the true story behind that.
We’ve a Cinema and Theatre and a super Cafe – all our food is organic and locally sourced wherever possible – so local, in fact, that it often travels no further than from our back garden.
And no trip is complete without a visit to Ecotopia our shop, which harnesses the power of shopping to change the world. Everything here supports a better way of doing things – whether it's local, Fairtrade, organic or sustainably sourced – there's a social, ethical or environmental benefit inherent in everything we sell.
We’ve some absolutely unique displays and information focused on the Big Three issues – Energy, Transport and Food.
Come explore the world of renewable Energy: harnessing the power of the Wind, the Sun and the Sea
Take a closer look at Transport of the future: and see how we’ll all get around in a world without Oil
And learn how with Food our small choices make a big difference.
You might like to climb our Windmill, it’s the only one open to the public in the world. Climb the 300 steps and experience a modern Windmill from the heart of the machine, inside the viewing platform designed for us by Sir Norman Foster – it’s a very special experience.
Watch our giant solar tracker as it follows the sun across the sky and harnesses it’s power to make clean energy.
Please call us in advance on 01760 726100 if you'd like to book a windmill visit.
- 5 Star Rating
- Open - All Year
- Open - Easter
- Free Parking
- Disabled Friendly
- Guide Dogs Accepted
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