I am writing to you about an exciting new initiative recently launched by the Wimpole Estate, a National Trust property in Cambridgeshire. They are offering local community groups free admission to the estate and its facilities. This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage creativity and connection with nature.
Polly Ingham-Watts, the General Manager of Wimpole Hall, is passionate that everyone can enjoy all that Wimpole has to offer and recognises that National Trust membership or the standard admission charges are not accessible to everyone. Each pass issued under this initiative would provide free access for up to 16 people.
Passes may be used on any day except on bank holidays and the weekends preceding bank holidays. Those intending to use the pass are asked to email or call the estate before coming, stating the name of your group, the number of people and approximate time of arrival. Where practical community groups are encouraged to visit during weekdays as Wimpole can get very busy at weekends when there may be less scope to cater for additional needs.
Wimpole Estate consists of a historic mansion, beautiful gardens, a show farm and extensive parkland, there is plenty of free parking for cars and minibuses, a visitor reception centre, electric buggies to assist people with limited mobility, as well as cafes and shops. For more information visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate.
Emma Dyer | Development Officer (Community-Led Plans), Communities team