Welcome back to Wimpole

A pathway cut through the long grass in the park

From June 2020 whether you arrive by car, bicycle or on foot, you will need to book your parkland and garden ticket in advance of your arrival to Wimpole.

Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking.  We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. 

We've reduced the number of people we can welcome to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and local communities. 

What's open and at what time?

Wimpole parkland and gardens are open daily from 9am-4pm
(car park gates locked at 5pm)

Wimpole Hall, Home farm, cafes and bookshop remain closed.

Wimpole Old Rectory Restaurant open 10am-4pm, serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks.  We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas; screens at our till and collection points; a queuing system and a one way waymarked route.  Please follow the signs and directions from our staff. 

Wimpole Stable Block open from Monday 6 July
Main stable shop 10am-4pm
Takeaway food offer from the trailer 10am-3.30pm
(Bookshop, Toyshop and Garden shop remain closed)

Are the toilets open?

Toilet facilities are available at Hardwicke Gate (car park).

What time do you close?

Please arrive within your 30-minute timeslot. You're then welcome to stay until closing time at 4pm (Car park gates locked at 5pm) 

Where do I park?

Use the normal car park and follow the signs to the parking bays, on your arrival have your pre booked tickets to hand to show staff.

One way system

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes so your visit will be different from what you’re used to. We have set up new one way routes in some areas, so please follow any signs or guidance from staff.  Please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.

Download our temporary Welcome Leaflet


Book your tickets via Wimpoles What's On page, a week of timed tickets is made available every Friday.

You will need your ticket to gain access to Wimpole, so have your ticket ready to show staff in the car park and also bring your membership card if you’re a member and arrive within your 30-minute timeslot.

Sadly, if you're more than 10 minutes late, we won't be able to guarantee you entry. Entry will be at the discretion of the property staff based on visitor numbers 


Access to the parkland involves a 400m walk over uneven ground. Please note that our personal mobility vehicles and multi seat buggies will not be available.

An Outdoor Access Statement is available.

Notes on your visit

  • Please take your litter and dog waste home with you which helps us keep everyone safe, it also saves money, so we can spend more on looking after this place for nature and for people

  • There will be no first aid cover from staff on your visit, if someone in your group requires assistance please let a member of staff know so that they can coordinate an emergency response

  • We are currently building a multiuse path in the parkland.  Please be mindful that all signage and fencing is there to keep your safe

  • No barbecues, fires or braziers permitted on site