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New playground comes to Wimpole Estate this half term





A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

Situated within the picturesque surroundings of the estate’s Home Farm, the new play area will provide younger visitors the opportunity to explore and play in a new, safe and stimulating way.

A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale
A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale

The new play area features large climbing frames, an adventure trail, and accessible swings made of natural materials, surrounded by hardwood chip safety surfacing.

Installed by Playsafe Playgrounds, the new equipment complements the existing small farm play items with plenty of picnic benches for supervising family and friends, hot and cold drinks, light lunches and snacks from the nearby Farm Café.

A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale
A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale
A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale
A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale

Project manager and head gardener at Wimpole Estate, Tom Fradd, said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be able to play my part in bringing this new playground to the estate.

“We have been determined to upgrade our offer for families ever since the loss of our adventure playground during the pandemic and with the farm already being so popular with our younger audiences, investing in improving the play area there was the natural next step.”

A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale
A new wooden play area has been unveiled at the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. Picture: Elliot Neale

The new farm play area is now open and is available at no extra cost when purchasing a whole estate ticket or is free for National Trust members.

[Read more: National Trust plants 90,000 trees across Wimpole Estate in record £1.3m project]

For more information on the Wimpole Estate, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/cambridgeshire/wimpole-estate.



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