Autumn at Wimpole

Wimpole Hall with Autumn colours on the trees

As the days get shorter take time to explore Wimpole in this magical season, as the gardens have a final flourish to long walks through ancient parkland and woods.

Colourful leaves

Wander through the Pleasure Grounds as the leaves on the trees begin to change colour a fall, forming a colourful backrop to a stroll down the Explorer path or on your way to the Walled Garden.

Download our Tree Trail Map and discover interesting facts about some of our tree collection.

The Walled Garden is not to be missed with the herbaceuous borders putting on a final show before Winter marches in and the fruit and vegetables being harvested in the warm Autumn sunshine, with a colourful squash display in glasshouse to brighten any dull day.

Wimpole Walks

Download a Wimpole Walks leaflet and follow one of five walks around the estate through ancient parkland, the woodland belt or up to the Gothic folly through ‘Capability’ Brown’s North Park and discover some of the best views, paths and secret seats in and around the parkland.

Adventures with your family 

Follow the one way route at Home Farm and you’ll see our rare breed horses, pigs and goats and if you head out into the parkland you can spot our rare breed sheep and some of our cattle.

Don’t forget to pick up the Autumn scavenger hunt on you way in, to help you explore the gardens and parkland and beyond. Whilst you are out there why not try some of the ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11¾’

Rainy day discoveries

Bring your brolly and on a rainy day you can hop, skip and jump through the puddles and still have a great day.  Head off on a walk and watch the rain drops fall into the lake and listen for the water cascading over the dam under the Chinese Bridge or head into the Woodland Belts to hear the pitter-patter of rain on the trees.

Stop for a treat

Take a break from your discoveries or adventures for a warming  drink, light lunch or a delicious treat in The Old Rectory restaurant in the Autumn sunshine, overlooking the beautiful garden.

50 things to do before youre 11 3/4

Want to know more about 50 things to do before you're 11¾? 

Find out about all of our '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities with this handy list. From stargazing to crawling through mud looking for animal clues, we have something for every young explorer.

What will you find on your adventure?

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.