Seasonal highlights

Christmas sparkle at Ickworth

Bring the whole family and soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Christmas. Join the festivities and sprinkle the Christmas sparkle at Ickworth. With our new advance booking system to ease your visit, lots of craft fun for the kids making decorations, crackers and treats. Stories with Father Christmas and an early gift, there's something for everyone.


Christmas celebrations

Christmas celebrations

Christmas cooking workshops

Make your Christmas special with a homemade Christmas pud © NTPL/Andreas von Einsiedel.

Join a cooking workshop in our historic basement. Entertaining and interesting days filled with laughter and stories whilst you prepare a lunch to enjoy and treats to take home. Click on a date for details and booking: Wednesday 12 November, 19 November and 26 November.



Christmas tree & wreath workshops

You can make your own beautiful Christmas wreath at Ickworth © Elizabeth Thomas

Join a tree or wreath workshop with our outdoors manager and head gardener. Watch a demonstration and then make one to decorate your home. Click on a date for details and booking: Friday 5 December 'decorative tree workshop', Wednesday 11 December and Thursday 12 December 'wreath making workshop'.

Autumn adventures

The canal lake at the Walled Garden is an idyllic setting to picnic © Eric Whetstone

From a ramble in the woods to a stroll in the gardens, explore over 1800 acres at Ickworth. Follow our way-marked routes which range from Lady Geraldine's Walk - a sedate 1/2 a mile to the Grand Tour - a more ambitious 7 miles. Then why not enjoy a warming pudding in our restaurant.

Download one of our walking routes before you visit to discover your own perfect place to escape.