Christmas at Wimpole

Relive the decadent festivities of Georgian England as you wander throughout the Christmas showrooms of Wimpole Hall, listen to carols in the stable block or follow the woodland reindeer path during a festive day out at Wimpole this Christmas.

‘A Wimpole Christmas’ in Wimpole Hall 

Discover this year's handmade Christmas decorations with a decadent Georgian twist as the festive atmosphere of 18th Century England is reimagined in the magnificent rooms of Wimpole Hall. 

Wander through the sumptuous reception rooms, dining room, saloon and into the chapel where you may be greeted by the beautiful voices of a visiting choir. 

Children in particular will enjoy stirring the plum pudding in the Housekeeper’s room, storytelling in the Servant’s Hall and the wishing tree in the basement corridor. Find out how much the Georgian’s loved hot chocolate before heading out to a cafe to collect one for yourself. 

Timed tickets for 'A Wimpole Christmas' in Wimpole Hall are £3.25 (under 5s free) and include a free hot chocolate or filter coffee. You will also need admission to Wimpole Estate which is free for National Trust members and for non-members the prices are: Adult £18.95, Child £9.50, Family (two adults and up to three children) £47.40. 

To book your timed ticket click here and our Christmas FAQs will help you get the most out of your visit. 

Outdoor festivities 

If you don’t have a ticket to ‘A Wimpole Christmas’ in the Hall, you can still have a wonderfully festive day out exploring the gardens, parkland and farm. 

On weekends throughout December you may be welcomed in the Stable Block by a local choir. Follow the path of handmade wooden reindeer through the pleasure gardens, tie ribbons to the wishing tree, discover the evergreen arch and lanterns leading to the formal gardens and look around at the seasonal planting. Pop into the Activity Barn to make a seasonal pomander or a pine cone reindeer.

You will find Christmas decorations throughout the estate, from our cafes and restaurants to the gardener’s cottage in the gardens and the barns at Home Farm. Daily farm activities continue throughout the winter where you can watch the rare breed animals being fed, stroke a rabbit or help groom a donkey. 

Georgian Christmas concerts  

If choirs in the Hall and Stable Block are not enough Christmas music for you, be transported back to 18th Century as Eboracum Baroque returns to the beautiful chapel in Wimpole Hall on 18 December for two evocative Christmas concerts.

Treat yourself 

Stop in at The Old Rectory restaurant, Stable Block Café or Farm Café for a Christmas treat to keep up the festive spirits. Choose from seasonal one pot lunches, pulled pork burgers, sausage rolls, winter salad and Christmas cake, mince pies and mulled wine. 

If you are visiting midweek in December (Monday – Friday) we will also be serving Turkey or nut roast lunches, subject to availability. 

Christmas gifts 

Browse for Christmas gifts or stocking fillers in our gift or toy shop in the Stable Block where you can get inspiration for even the hardest to please. 

Christmas opening hours 

Wimpole Home Farm, Wimpole Hall, farm café and our restaurant will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Only the gardens and Stable Block will be open until 1pm on Christmas Eve, and then closed for the rest of the bank holiday. For detailed opening hours click here.

The parkland is open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day from Dawn until Dusk if you need to blow away the cobwebs or burn off your Christmas pudding!