Suffolk

Places to visit

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If you're looking for a traditional Christmas, the places we care for offer the perfect antidote to the high street. We have lots of festive events for children and grown-ups. Most of our places are open so come and see what's happening near you.

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A 1930s Christmas in Mrs Pretty's House at Sutton Hoo © Edward Cooper

A 1930s Christmas in Mrs Pretty's House at Sutton Hoo

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The chance to meet Father Christmas at Ickworth © Arnhel de Serra

The chance to meet Father Christmas at Ickworth

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Enjoy Christmas shopping at Lavenham's Christmas fair © NTPL/National Trust Images/David Levenson

Enjoy Christmas shopping at Lavenham's Christmas fair

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Enjoy the Christmas celebrations at Valley Farm, Flatford © NTPL/William Shaw

Enjoy the Christmas celebrations at Valley Farm, Flatford

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Local choirs bringing the sounds of Christmas to Dunwich Heath © NTPL/Eddie Hyde

Local choirs bringing the sounds of Christmas to Dunwich Heath

Our favourite outdoor activities

Walkies

Stretching the legs out with the dog © Geoff Smith

Ickworth and Dunwich Heath are both doggie heaven - great places to bring your four-legged friends for walkies and stop for refreshments afterwards.

Cycling

Get on two wheels and enjoy the routes around the estate © D Levenson

Just follow the pink signs to enjoy this 7 mile cycle trail around Ickworth, which takes in most of the perimeter of the Estate and the beauty that goes with it.

Geocaching

Join in the high tech treasure hunt that's fun for all ages © NT

Can you find the the geocaches we've hidden on Dunwich Heath? Hugely popular with visitors, download their co-ordinates or borrow a GPS receiver from us.

Running

Running the Denbies Hillside nature trail © Arnel de Serra

Get your running shoes on and check out Ickworth's trim trail - try your hand on various fitness objects, ranging from pole climbing to ladder walks and leap frog.

Places to stay

You're never far from breathtaking views when you stay in one of the coastguard cottages at Dunwich, Tranmer House at Sutton Hoo or one of Ickworth's idyllic cottages. How about the Ickworth Hotel?

Wildlife conservation

We've teamed up with the RSPB and embarked on a major project funded by the European Union and other partners, to secure a sustainable future for wildlife in the Alde-Ore Estuary.

Social groups

Join your local supporter group and get more from your membership © Arnhel de Serra

Why not join your local supporter group?

Volunteer

Join your local supporter group and get more from your membership © NT

Join our Suffolk Volunteer Group and help us with tasks such as clearing shrub, hedge laying and footpath maintanence.