Wimpole Estate is a special place in the East of England, one of just a handful of Grade 1 registered parks in the country, which is enjoyed by many people both from the local area and further afield.
In times of great change in the East of England, Wimpole is now embarking on an exciting new era, to develop a unified, estate offer with house, garden, farm and the outdoors.
In order to fulfil this aim we need to invest in major visitor infrastructure whilst continuing to remain open for our visitors and embarking on vital conservation projects.
The change in admissions policy allowing free entry for National Trust Members to Home Farm in 2016 was the start of this unified approach, for One Wimpole. Other plans include:
- Visitor Infrastructure Project, to include the relocation of the car park, visitor centre and redeveloped Stable Block
- Reducing our energy use by investigating a ground source heat pump for a renewable energy source
- Improve habitat conditions and broaden our level of biodiversity for nature conservation
- Create a visitor offer at Wimpole for the majority of the year, not just the March to October 'season' to include an new outdoor offer
- Continue to share stories of Wimpole through a new farm experience, redeveloped Heavy Horse stabling and plans for the Walled Garden