Welcome back to Wimpole

Yellow 'red' hot pokers in the Walled Garden

From now onward whether you arrive by car, bicycle or on foot, it's recommended you book your farm, parkland and garden ticket in advance of your arrival to Wimpole.

Staying safe

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

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit.  Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.

If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

Face coverings

In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering in most enclosed spaces, including the Welcome Building.  Please bring one with you.

What's open and at what time?

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

Wimpole Home Farm open daily from 11am-3pm (last entry 2:40pm)
Open with a one way walk through from the piggery entrance, please follow the directional signage through the gardens as it’s a different route than normal.  There are no café/picnic facilities at the farm at the moment with limited toilet facilities.

Wimpole Hall, explorer woodland, farm & stable 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. The Restaurant toilets are closed.

Stable Block
Main stable shop 11am-4pm
Takeaway food offer from the trailer at weekends 11am-3.30pm
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.
(Bookshop, Toyshop and Garden shop remain closed with limited toilet facilities.)

Are the toilets open?

Toilet facilities are available at Hardwicke Gate from 9am to 4pm, Hall from 9am to 3.30pm and Farm 11am until 3.30pm

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) however, last entry to the farm is at 3pm.

Where do I park?

Use the normal car park and follow the signs to the parking bays, on your arrival at Hardwicke Gate have your pre booked tickets to hand to show staff as you walk in.  You are required to wear a face mask in the Welcome Building, please bring one with you.

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.

Wimpole Estate Welcome Leaflet Summer 2020 Download the latest leaflet here

I spy

To keep the family occupied check out our Summer Scavenger Hunt, see what you can discover on your visit to Wimpole, or spot some beautiful butterflies and tick them off this Butterfly Spotter Sheet.  Love trees? Then take a wander around the gardens following our Tree Trail and discover interesting facts about some of those around you.

Access

There are no buggies or personal mobility vehicles available at this time, prior to your visit, please read our access statement below for full details.

Wimpole Estate Access Statement Download the latest access statement here

How to book

We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary.

Entry and parking is free for members, but please bring your membership card with you. Non-members will need to pay in advance.

  • Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
  • You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
  • The timeslot is for your arrival time only 
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
  • We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot. 

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

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Wimpole Estate (21 Sept - 27 Sept)

Tue 22 Sep 2020
09:00-09:30
Book your timed entry to visit Wimpole Estate.