Family fun at Wimpole
Wimpole Estate is full of adventures waiting to happen. Whether your children are fascinated by impressive architecture, want to get up close to animals on a working farm or just need to burn off steam in the great outdoors, families can have a lot of fun together at Wimpole, whatever the weather.
You may not be able to explore everywhere with your family on your first visit to Wimpole, but here are some family favourites by area to help you decide where to head to first. And if you don’t get to them all, you can always come back!
Home Farm is one of the UK’s largest rare breed centres and a working farm with horses, sheep, pigs, goats and more. Meet the gentle giants - our Shire Horses, in their brand new stable block or take a look around the barns on a rainy day.
Discover our family-friendly trails
Our seasonal children's trails are a great way of keeping the family entertained on their visit to the estate. Keep an eye out here for the latest adventures.
Head to the Walled Garden to embark on the 'Garden Quest'. Buzz and waggle dance as you discover the brilliant bees and other pollinators that are busy working in the gardens. Can you spot the giant bees hiding around the garden?
The Folly and Parkland
Set on top of a hill in the 300 acres of ancient parkland is the gothic Folly, a ruined tower straight out of a fairy story. Cross the Chinese bridge and climb to the top of the hill to enjoy the views over the roof of the Hall below. Most of the trails through the Parkland are accessible to prams and buggies, but please note the paths across the grazed parkland up to the Folly may not be suitable for some buggies.
Whilst you're exploring the Parkland, why not try some of the ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’?
Explore the wider estate on with our new multi-use trail. Designed for runner, walkers, cyclists and adapted wheelchair users, this safe off-road trail is ideal to explore the outdoors and get into nature as a family.
Wimpole Hall and Gardens
Children love to explore the servants quarters in the basement or discover some of the more unusual features of Wimpole Hall such as the huge sunken bath inspired by Roman bathhouses in Pompeii.
Explore in the gardens - see if your children can find the secret laurel tunnel in the Pleasure Grounds or seek out the Walled Garden to enjoy the bright colours and learn about fruit trees.
Stop for a treat
Our cafes serve hot and cold food, delicious bakes and treats, hot drinks and ice creams and the Farm Cafe is particularly popular with families. There are picnic and toilet facilities very close by. Please check our opening times for current information.
At the stable block there is a book shop, and a toy shop if you would like a different sort of treat or memento from your visit.
Please note, the playground at Home Farm currently remains closed.