Explore Wimpole Home Farm
We're one of the largest rare breed centres, set amidst an 18th-century and modern farmyard with Shire Horses, Longhorn and White Park cattle, pigs and sheep to name a few.
As you arrive on the Estate you may well see some of our livestock in the parkland, these were specifically introduced here to manage our scheduled ancient parkland, they fertilise it as well as cut the grass.
A day out
Look out for...
- Milking buckets
- The Bagot goats in the paddock
- Kidbine Harvester
- Lots of piglets and pigs in our piggery
- Our Shire horses
Beyond the paddocks at the Farm for older children, discover the explorer woodland with large logs and fallen trees to climb over and dens to build plus picnic tables and chairs nestled under the trees, its a place where the whole family can all unwind.
Wimpole Shire horses
We have five Shire horses at Wimpole who are used for carriage rides, experience days and ridden work, such as musical ride displays.
Shire horse experience days & carriage rides
Spring heralds the start of Lambing Time at Wimpole 27 April-12 May 2019, when our rare breed ewes give birth to hundreds of lambs, come and see them in the lambing sheds and in the fields and learn more about them.
At the heart of Home Farm lie Sir John Soane’s 18th-century farm buildings. Built in a rustic style, the grand threshing barn still dominates the yard. Step back in time as you explore cart sheds, stables, cattle yards and pens. In the summer our Victorian yellow-brick dairy provides a cool refuge.