Winter at Wimpole

Autumn sunrise over Wimpole Hall

The frosty paths through the pleasure grounds, the year-round bustle of Home Farm and the inviting warmth of the sumptuous Hall all make winter a fantastic time to visit Wimpole Estate.

Christmas at Wimpole is always a highlight of the festive season. This year Wimpole Hall will be dressed throughout in Georgian Christmas decorations and there will be festive events, trails and activities across the whole estate. 

Explore the Hall 

During the Winter step inside Wimpole Hall on a short guided tour and marvel at the unique architecture and interior design of the building. 

Throughout December you can discover the stories behind the pictures in the Hall on a guided tour. And into the New Year enjoy the house in a new way by bringing your own book, nestling down in a comfy sofa relaxing in the atmospheric setting of the Library at Wimpole. Visit our What’s On page for more winter events in the house. 

Find your family adventure 

Little people need to burn off steam whatever the weather, so pull on your wellies and find an adventure with your family at Wimpole.  

Every weekend at Home Farm you could watch piglets being fed, stroke a rabbit or help groom a donkey. Head to the trees just beyond the farm and you’ll discover our adventure woodland, children’s play area and den building area.  

See if your children can find the secret laurel tunnel in the Pleasure Grounds or try one of our favourite ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’.

Don’t forget to check our What’s On page for our seasonal and half term events and activities. 

Blow off the cobwebs 

Avoid getting stuck inside this winter and explore some of the walks around Wimpole you may not have tried before. Set out for the gothic Folly, a ruined tower set on top of a hill in the 300 acres of ancient parkland, and enjoy the views over the roof of the Hall below. 

The winter is a good time to spot birds and wildlife in our gardens with the leaves gone from many of the trees. 

If you like to stroll with company, join us for Wimpole’s Wednesday Walk. Each week a volunteer will lead a different walk , showing off some of the best views, woodland paths and secret seats in and around Wimpole's parkland. 

Winter warmers 

When you’re ready to warm up or dry off, step inside one of our three cafes across the estate to relax over a hot drink or light meal. It could be the perfect excuse for an early lunch in The Old Rectory restaurant, a delicious cake in the stable block or for families to take a break in our Farm Cafe. 

Our opening times over the Christmas bank holiday do vary so please check here before your visit to make sure you get the most out of your day.