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


Additional prices
  • Carriage Ride (up to 4 passengers) £80.00
View admission charges
Wimpole Estate


Whole Estate - Hall, Garden, Park and Farm
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.80 £18.00
Child £9.90 £9.00
Family £49.50 £45.00
One adult family £29.70 £27.00
Gardens and Parkland
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.90 £9.00
Child £4.95 £4.50
Family £24.75 £22.50
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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members. 


The basics

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.

Contact Info

Wimpole Estate Office
Call 01223 206000

Upcoming events

Come Out & Play at Wimpole Estate

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Hop, skip, jump, team up and beat your best this summer holiday with daily activities across the Estate.

Wimpole in Bloom

Tue 16 Aug 2022
Join us this summer to discover Wimpole in Bloom, a celebration of our summer gardens as they showcase a floral display.

Wimpole Wednesday Walks

Wed 17 Aug 2022
Our popular guided walks are back! Enjoy the estate from a different perspective and discover the best bits of the parkland and countryside by joining our volunteer guides on a Wednesday Walk.

Wimpole Sunday Strolls

Sun 21 Aug 2022
Enjoy a guided walk and talk, exploring the history of Wimpole Estate with a volunteer guide on our Sunday Strolls.

Harv'Fest 2022 - Wimpole Produce Weekend

Sat 03 Sep 2022
As part of Harv'Fest, a programme of talks, events and demonstrations throughout September, celebrate the produce cultivated on the Estate.

Shire Horse Driving Experience Days 2022

Wed 07 Sep 2022
A unique experience to spend the day working with our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses.