Family Christmas Sparkle 2017

A magical experience for all the family to enjoy

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Put the 'ho ho ho' into your family Christmas and join us for a special bit of 'Ickworth Sparkle'. Create some magical memories at our traditional and celebratory family Christmas events,make Christmas decorations and crafts, sit next to the Christmas tree with stories and gifts from Father Christmas, follow the Christmas trail and take part in some activities in the kitchen with the chance to take home a hand decorated treat. A very special, festive day out for the family.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Child £12.00
    Children's Sparkle ticket
View admission charges
Ickworth

Prices

House, Parkland and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.30 £8.40
Child £4.70 £4.20
Family £23.30 £21.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £7.30
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.80
Parkland and gardens only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.70 £4.20
Child £2.30 £2.00
Family £11.70 £10.40
Group Adult
Minimum group size 10
N/A £3.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 10
N/A £1.90

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Winter pricing is from 30 October to 31 December 2017

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A 5% booking fee is applied.
Suitability
Aimed at 2 years - 6 years. Some crafts have small parts and are for 3 years+
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please head to Porter's Lodge to check in and get your information for the day. We advise you arrive at least 30 minutes before your time slot. Please note you will enter the Basement 5 minutes before
Accessibility
Fully accessible.
Other
Advanced booking is for Children only which is advised as spaces are limited. The Father Christmas session, which takes place in the basement, begins at the time you book. Please ensure you are here 30 minutes before your booked time to get checked in and arrive at the house. Please note you will enter the Basement 5 minutes before your time slot. You will get the chance to enter the Kitchen after your Father Christmas Session. Craft making can be done at any point in the day, entry is from 10:30am to 3:30pm in the West Wing Gallery. Trails will run all day in the Garden, please pick up a trail sheet from the West Wing reception. Accompanying adults do not need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. Accompanying National Trust member adults are free but accompanying non National Trust member adults will need to pay an admission entry charge of £9.30 for the Basement, Parkland and Gardens . Car parking is included in the ticket price.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 December 2017 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
22 December 2017 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out
23 December 2017 10:00 - 10:30 Sold out
10:30 - 11:00 Sold out
11:00 - 11:30 Sold out
11:30 - 12:00 Sold out
12:00 - 12:30 Sold out
12:30 - 13:00 Sold out
14:30 - 15:00 Sold out
15:00 - 15:30 Sold out
15:30 - 16:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
Catherine Earnshaw
Email
catherine.earnshaw@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01284 736147

Upcoming events

Greenery Gathering

Tue 19 Dec 2017
14:00-15:15
Walk with us and collect bunches of holly and ivy for your home at Christmas

Children's Christmas Crafts

Wed 20 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
Kick off the festive season and get crafty with our Christmas crafts.

Family Christmas Sparkle 2017

Thu 21 Dec 2017
10:00-10:30
A magical experience for all the family to enjoy

Children's New Year Crafts

Tue 26 Dec 2017
10:30-16:00
Carry on the festive season and get crafty with our crafts.

Evergreen Walk

Wed 17 Jan 2018
14:00-15:00
Join a member of our outdoors team and discover the our evergreen gardens and parkland.

Living History - Winter Housekeeping

Sat 27 Jan 2018
11:00-15:00
Whilst the family are away the servants are using the quiet time to check their stock levels and prepare for the year.