Down at Home Farm

A visit to Home Farm is a favourite with all the family. Home Farm has now reopened and entry is included in your pre-booked ticket. Discover our rare breed animals and make friends with familiar farmyard favourites.

Whether you arrive by car, bicycle or on foot, we recommend you book your farm, parkland and garden ticket in advance of your arrival to Wimpole to guarantee your entry. 

You will be able to see our pigs, goats, Shire horses, Shetland ponies, donkeys, rabbits, geese, cattle and sheep around the farm.

To keep a track of the numbers of people on the farm and make sure everyone stays safe, we’ll check you in when you arrive at the farm entrance. If we are at capacity you may have to wait a short time until someone leaves the farm, or go for a wander in the garden and return when it is quieter.

Farm cafe & toilets

Our farm cafe and facilities have now reopened and are open on Saturday and Sunday in term-time and daily during school holidays. The farm cafe is currently serving takeaway refreshments. 

Rare breeds

As one of the UK’s largest rare breed centres we play a key role in conserving rare and traditional breeds of livestock.

The iconic White Park cattle and traditional Longhorns look at home in the traditional yard. The Shires are true gentle giants, but our miniature Shetland ponies are at the other end of the scale.
 
We also have Oxford Sandy and Black pigs, small black and white Bagot goats skipping around the paddock looking for mischief, whilst the rare breeds of sheep are out in the park or paddocks.

 

Places that bring us together
Video

Don and Jenny's story

At Wimpole Estate, retired farmer Don and his wife Jenny are rediscovering their love of agriculture. Don was diagnosed with dementia five years ago and lost touch with his farming past. But thanks to Jenny and the Farming Memories group she helped set up at Wimpole, Don has found a community that shares his life-long passion.