Family Time at Wimpole this May half term

Children enjoying their visit to Wimpole Home Farm

Come rain or shine, there’s plenty to do at Wimpole this May half-term!

The days are getting warmer and the Estate has come to life, the little lambs are out in the park, hopping and skipping to keep up with the flock; the cattle are also out enjoying the lush grass the Spring rain and sunshine has brought.  It’s a great time to get outside and discover what nature has to offer.

Get hands on with nature roadshow - 25 & 26 May

Take part in a free creative workshop and take home your hand-made nature creation. Plus, explore the all- electric BMW i3. 

Create your own easy-to-care-for succulent terrarium from a choice of styles, using soil and pebbles. Or keep younger nature lovers busy either potting a chunky log planter or making a framed pressed plant decoration.

With workshops for all ages, you can drop in at Home Farm or sign up for a slot later in the day.

Create your own adventure

A few 50 things to do before you're 11¾ more you can tackle whilst you’re here . . .

30. Go on a scavenger hunt

One of the first things to do this week is to pick up a scavenger hunt trail from the ticket office and away you go using your senses to explore the countryside and nature around you.

1. Get to know a tree

We've plenty of trees to discover from ancient oaks with fantastic bark to our grand walnut avenue and towering horse chestnut trees, different shapes, leaves and sizes.

16.  Wear a wild crown

Be King or Queen for the day and get creative and make yourself a crown from twigs, leaves and greenery you find around you, take a snap to keep to remind you of your Summer crown and create another one later in the year.

33. Go cloud watching

With the sunshine and clouds stretch out on the grass and watch the clouds go by, see what animal shapes you can see, imaginary mountains on the horizon and mythical creatures billowing across the sky.

Visit Home Farm

Check out our daily events, grooming a donkey, check out what the Wimpole Shires are up to, you can even have a go at milking a bucket!

Try your hand at milking our buckets
Children laughing as they try hand milking on a bucket
Try your hand at milking our buckets
  • Wait for the noise they make - see the pigs being fed
  • Stroke a gentle giant - meet a Wimpole Shire horse
  • Have they gone to sleep yet? Daisy and Clementine are very relaxed when you groom them.

And no visit to the farm is complete until you’ve jumped, swung, slide, slipped and landed at our woodland playground.

Exploring indoors

Two boys peering though the balustrade at Wimpole
Two boys peering though the balustrade at Wimpole
Two boys peering though the balustrade at Wimpole

Go on a history adventure in the Hall, open from 11am with last entry at 4pm.  See how good your observation skills are and if you can solve all the clues on our History Adventure Trail.

Topping up with fuel

With the Farm Café serving hot food or a ‘grab and go’ selection plus Ice Creams available in the Restaurant, Farm and Toyshop, there will be plenty of opportunity to refuel before starting your next adventure.