Heavy Horse Carriage Rides
Experience the luxury of a private carriage ride pulled by one of our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses.
- Booking essential
- Admission applies
The route takes you from the farm up to the mansion and back, with your own personal dedicated driver and groom. Carriage rides last about 45 minutes with a stop for photographs on the mansion drive. The maximum passenger number is four people, with children of all ages more than welcome. The perfect way to see the rural beauty of this estate.
This is a unique opportunity with limited spaces, so pre-booking is essential. £80 covers the private booking of a carriage with driver, groom and space for 4 passengers. Smaller children who are able to sit on an adult's lap for the duration of the ride can join in addition to the 4 passengers. Admission to the Estate applies.
Carriage ride dates (bookings at 11.30am and 12.30pm)
Thursday 8th September
Thursday 22nd September
Tuesday 4th October
Wednesday 12th October
Friday 14th October
Wednesday 19th October
Thursday 27th October
- Carriage Ride (up to 4 passengers) £80.00
|One adult family||£29.70||£27.00|
|One adult family||£14.85||£13.50|
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Free entry for National Trust members.
- Booking details
- Call 0344 249 1895
- Children of all ages are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Please head down to the farm 10 minutes before your Carriage Ride, where one of the Heavy Horse team will meet you. Please note, the farm is a 20 - 30 minute walk from the car park.
- What to bring and wear
- Carriage Rides take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather, including sturdy shoes, warm clothes and a coat in case of rain.
- The carriage is accessed by three steps, passengers need to be able to step up into the seats.
- Carriage Rides may be postponed in the case of adverse weather or for animal welfare reasons, but adequate notice will be given.