Facilities & access


  • Seasonal menu in our friendly, self-service West Wing restaurant
  • Drinks, snacks and outside seating area at the Porter's Lodge cafe
  • Mobile caternig buggy on high days
  • Sweets, treats and ice creams, toys, gifts and books in our West Wing gift shop
  • Plant and garden centre conveniently near the car park
  • Parking 200 yards from West Wing and house
  • Dogs welcome (apart from the Italianate gardens). Please keep them on leads at all times in the Estate and take notice of any signs. Spare leads, water, dog biscuits and poo bags available at Porter’s Lodge.
  • Free house tours only from 11am - 12 noon subject to availability
  • Free regular park and garden tours
  • Groups welcome - please contact us before you visit: Ickworthgroups@nationaltrust.org.uk
  • Parking for coaches

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities
  • Front-carrying baby slings and hip-carrying infant seats for loan
  • Children's play area
  • Children's guide
  • Children's quiz/trail
  • Family activity packs
  • Family events and activities
  • Family 'trim trail' in woods
  • Family cycle route


  • West Wing - fully accessible to visitors
  • Lift to all levels in the Rotunda - restricted access for mobility vehicles and wheelchairs due to the building's structure
  • Designated mobility parking in main car park for Blue Badge holders; a golf buggy service to and from the car park in the main season
  • Outdoor wheelchair available from West Wing
  • Drop-off point for passengers with disabilities at the rear of the West Wing
  • Partly accessible grounds (map available), loose gravel paths, some steep slopes, terraces and steps; five single-seater Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) available
  • When visiting the Rotunda, we ask that you leave pushchairs, food & drinks, large bags and rucksacks in West Wing reception
  • To avoid damaging floors in the Rotunda, we ask that heels on shoes are larger than a postage stamp in area (no stilettos)