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Wassail Walk

Help us wake up nature in the New Year with a Wassail Walk at the Wimpole Estate!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Wassail is an ancient custom to toast the good health of crops, livestock, beehives and orchards. Here at Wimpole we’re raising a Wassail to celebrate the produce of our Walled Garden and highlight how a good harvest is ensured through year-round hard work.

Discover the traditions of Wassailing and learn about sustainable food and farming as you embark on the trail through the orchards and walled garden. Have a go at some traditional rhymes, create a ‘hullabaloo’ with our noisemakers, and help welcome the birds and pollinators ahead of spring. Find out how our famous Wimpole Apple Juice is made, from tree to bottle, before enjoying a glass at the Old Rectory Restaurant (£6 for 500ml bottle).

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This trail is suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Head to the Walled Garden to enjoy the Wassail Walk.

What to bring and wear

The trail is outdoors, so dress for the weather!

Accessibility

The trail is accessible for pushchairs, wheelchairs and PMVs.

Contact info

Wimpole Estate Office

Upcoming events

Event

Wassail Crafts and Bird Trail 

Show your artistic side with Wassail crafts and explore Wimpole Hall whilst on the lookout for feathered friends hidden within.

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on
23 Feb 2024
at
10:30 to 15:30
Event

Pig feeding at Home Farm 

An experience not to be missed on your visit to Wimpole Estate, the Home Farm pig feeding takes place twice daily.

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on
23 Feb to 8 Mar 2024
at
14:15 to 14:30
+ 28 other dates or times
Event

Little Acorns 

A new Pre-school group for 2-5 year olds is coming to Wimpole Estate.

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on
27 Feb to 26 Mar 2024
at
10:30 to 12:00
+ 4 other dates or times
Event

Wednesday Walks 

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.

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on
28 Feb 2024 to 1 Jan 2025
at
11:00 to 13:00
+ 44 other dates or times