Explore Wimpole Home Farm

Longhorn cattle feeding in the 18th-Century Soane yard at Wimpole Home Farm.
Longhorn cattle feeding in the 18th-Century Soane yard at Wimpole Home Farm. National Trust / David Levenson

We're one of the largest rare breed centres set amidst an 18th-century and modern farmyard with Shire Horse driving courses.

Daily events

Have a go at becoming a young farmer when you visit Home Farm. Try your hand at grooming the donkeys, drive a mini tractor or see how you get on at milking! There's plenty to keep you occupied.

Shire horses

Meet the one-time powerhouses of every farm. Our team of one-tonne 'gentle giants' continues to work for a living. For a more hands-on experience, sign up for one of our heavy horse driving courses.

Rare breeds

As one of the UK’s largest rare breed centres we play a key role in conserving rare and traditional breeds of livestock. Grand White Park cattle live with Queen Victoria’s favourite breed of pig, the Berkshire. Bagot goats graze with six-horned Manx Loghtan sheep.

Local produce

Home Farm always supplied the estate with produce - and we still do today. Our organic and Freedom Foods accredited farm rears livestock for meat and eggs. Why not pop into our shop or restaurant and try some yourself? 
Animals are only half the story - we also farm 700 acres of arable land for cereals. Wimpole organic wheat makes the Cambridge Loaf, milled at Fosters Mill Swaffam Prior and baked at Cobs Bakery in Cambridge.

Historic buildings

At the heart of Home Farm lie Sir John Soane’s 18th-century farm buildings. Built in a rustic style, the grand threshing barn still dominates the yard. Step back in time as you explore cart sheds, stables, cattle yards and deer pens. In the summer our yellow-brick dairy provides a cool refuge.

Lambing time

Lambing time marks the start of Spring for Wimpole and usually starts in March, so check back for 2016 dates.  
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A day out

Meet our wide range of rare breed sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and horses at Home Farm. Become a young farmer and take part in our many farm activities - from grooming the donkeys; feeding the pigs and meetings the shires.

What's On?

With crafty activities in the Activity Barn during school holidays; lifting sacks and combining in the grain loft there's plenty to do. Keep an eye on our up and coming events across the Estate.
Check out our events

Shire horse courses

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime, learning to drive these gentle giants. Booking essential for these one-day courses with Wimpole's shires; see the dates and prices on our events page, below.

Look out for...

  • The mini tractors to drive around
  • The Bagot goats and sheep in the barn
  • Lots of piglets and pigs in our piggery
  • Our Shire horses