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.

Family wool fair

Enjoy our family wool fair on 30/31 May. Laugh and learn with the Sheep Show and dancing sheep, follow the talented skills of the sheep dog trial teams, spinning, weaving, felting, lots of craft stalls, Bury Folk Collective, the Snow Queen, morris dancing and great food and beer. A real treat for a family day out.

Coming up...



  • 17 May - Jaguar Enthusiasts club Eastern day (over 800 Jags expected)
  • 21 May - special book display in the house with Dr Maggie Exon
  • 23 - 29 May Half term fun in our gallery with woolly crafts
  • 24 May Empire day with Living History
  • 30 - 31 May - Wool Fair
  • 3 June - Archaeology walk


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

Have a piece of one of our delicious cakes. © Andrea Hirt

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.