Wimpole Shires Experience Days and Carriage Rides

Carriage Ride at Wimpole

Our pre-booked carriage rides or experience days are the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or provide a fantastic gift for someone special.

Carriage rides

Experience the luxury of a private carriage ride pulled by one of our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses. The route takes you from the farm up to the mansion and back, with your own personal dedicated driver and groom.

Carriage rides last about 45 minutes with a stop for photographs on the mansion drive. The maximum passenger number is four people, with children of all ages more than welcome. The perfect way to see the rural beauty of this estate.

The cost is £80 per carriage ride.

Shire Horse Experience

For the more hands on approach, try a Shire Horse Experience day.

This course at Home Farm gives you the chance to spend a day working with our magnificent Wimpole Shire horses. No previous experience with horses necessary, but participants need to be over 16 years old, and be fit enough to walk at pace on uneven ground.

The course includes:

  • Learning about harness and having a go at putting it on the Shires
  • Long-reining a Shire using verbal instructions and via the reins avoiding obstacles
  • Taking the reins to drive a one-horse carriage through the estate
  • Helping to turn the horses out in the field at the end of the day.

The cost is £150 per person. Each course is for a maximum of 4 people and runs from 10-4.

The 2019 dates will be available to book online soon. 

Gift vouchers are available for presents, please contact the Farm Office on 01223 208987 or email emma.warner@nationaltrust.org.uk for further information.