Things to see & do

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Love cycling

We've got some fantastic cycling routes. You can download our pink and black cycle routes, or simply enjoy exploring your own routes through 1800 acres of stunning parkland.

Tell us your #lovecycling stories on twitter.

Adding sparkle

Visit now to see our stunning library chandelier being cleaned

Visit now to see our stunning library chandelier being cleaned

Visit us this week to see our beautiful library chandelier being cleaned and rewired. Last week we began preparations for this which involves taking the furniture from the library and putting it into storage, rolling up the historic carpet to protect it from any damage and setting up scaffolding. It's a long way up to clean, from the floor to the ceiling is 30 feet high! It's a very time consuming project which will take about two weeks to finish, but the results will speak for themselves. Why not come along and see our hard working conservation team and chandelier experts in action and see how sparkling it really is! 

Coming up...

  • 14 October - Conservation in action 'Metals'
  • 18 October - Living History - country house breakfast
  • 28 October - Conservation in action 'Putting the house to bed'
  • 29 October - Out and about Wednesdays - 10 Play conkers, 18 Create some wild art & 33 Catch a falling leaf
  • 9 November - Living History - bonfire celebrations


Family time

Tranquil walks ... or get outside, go wild and get mucky and try a few wet weather 50 things. Our parkland and restaurant make for a great day out for all the family, so come along and see us.

Eating and shopping

Enjoy a free pudding this autumn © David Levenson

We invite you to enjoy time with friends and family in the glorious parkland and gardens. Complete your day with a meal,light snack or a wonderful selection of cakes and enjoy a browse in our shop. Take time to sit back and relax and get away from it all and let us do the washing up.

Holiday on the estate

Stay in the homely Keepers Cottage on the Ickworth estate

Stay in the homely Keepers Cottage on the Ickworth estate

We've four beautiful holiday cottages on the estate for you to enjoy. Each cottage has its own special place from secluded woodland glade to being surrounded by sheep and water birds. There's also the very special Ickworth hotel designed especially for a great family break to spoil your children and yourself. Suffolk has so much to explore and enjoy and with Bury St Edmunds on our doorstep, Ickworth makes for a very special place to stay.

Bury St Edmunds

The dazzling historic gem of Bury St Edmunds is just three miles away from Ickworth.

Packed with history, entertainment and quirky and unusual shops, there's loads to do. It's home to some great restaurants, real ale pubs and bistros.