Wassail! A toast to next year's harvest

Wassail, from the Old English for 'good health', is the custom of blessing the health of apple trees. Explore the mid-winter traditions which our ancestors believed would guarantee a successful harvest.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Head out on a sensory walk through the explorer path to delve into the traditions of Wassailing and discover how we farm at Wimpole to ensure nature's good health.

Trail runs daily from 8 January 2022 - 28 February 2022

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Wimpole Estate

Prices

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

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

Suitability
This is a family trail, suitable for older children.
Meeting point
Pick up your trail booklet from Visitor Reception - the trail begins on the explorer path within the gardens.
What to bring and wear
This trail is outdoors so dress for the weather and wear your wellies!
Accessibility
The explorer path is suitable for buggies and pushchairs, but is not a hardstanding path.

Contact Info

Name
Wimpole Estate Office
Email
wimpolehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01223 206000

Upcoming events

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Wimpole Estate

Tue 07 Dec 2021
09:30-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Wimpole on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.

Year of Treasures Tour

Tue 07 Dec 2021
11:30-12:30
Join our knowledgeable volunteers to delve deeper into the treasures in our collection at Wimpole. Explore our 'Year of Treasures' exhibition and discover the stories behind some of the most significant objects in the Hall.

Wimpole Wednesday Walks

Wed 08 Dec 2021
11:00-13:00
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.

Carols in the Stables

Sat 11 Dec 2021
13:00-14:30
On December weekends this Christmas, join us in The Stables to listen to Christmas carols sung by local choirs.

Bring your own book

Mon 27 Dec 2021
11:00-12:00
‘Bring your own book’ and relax in Wimpole’s magnificent library room. Amid the bustle of Christmas and New Year, take an hour for yourself, put on your slippers and sit in peace to read.

Wassail! A toast to next year's harvest

Sat 08 Jan 2022
09:30-15:30
Wassail, from the Old English for 'good health', is the custom of blessing the health of apple trees. Explore the mid-winter traditions which our ancestors believed would guarantee a successful harvest.