Beatrix Potter Day

Celebrate our connection to Beatrix Potter

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Once again we celebrate the Tales of Beatrix Potter and Beatrix Potter's involvement with Melford Hall. Enjoy listening to the stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends read by one of our story tellers in the Banqueting House. Follow the Peter Rabbit garden trail, draw and colour too. A good day for the whole family to enjoy.


Event ticket prices
  • All £3.00
View admission charges
Melford Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.70 £7.80
Child £4.35 £3.90
Family £21.75 £19.50
Group Adult N/A £7.40
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £4.30 £3.80
Child £2.15 £1.90
Family £10.75 £9.50

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.

The basics

Assistance dogs are welcome.
Event activities cost £2.50 per child to cover materials


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 July 2017 12:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Melford Hall
Call 01787 379228

Upcoming events

Beatrix Potter - The Melford Hall Connection

Wed 24 May 2017
An exhibition, in our Banqueting House, of facsimile sketches by Beatrix Potter. These sketches drawn whilst visiting her cousins, the Hyde Parkers, are inspired by Melford Hall and the surrounding area.

Three Mills Walk

Sat 27 May 2017
A new guided walk along the the old railway line and taking in three water mills as well as Sudbury's famous water meadows

Tales from the High Seas

Sat 27 May 2017
Join one of our naval history experts as he recounts tales of the Hyde Parker naval exploits

50 things to do before you're 11¾ - Activity day

Wed 31 May 2017
An opportunity to tick of some more wild adventures with help and advice of our guides.

Beatrix Potter story readings

Wed 31 May 2017
Get carried away by the magical adventures of Peter Rabbit and his friends as written by Beatrix Potter and narrated by one of our story tellers

Melford Hall's Railway Walk

Sat 03 Jun 2017
A popular guided walk taking in some railway history as well as the natural beauty of the Suffolk countryside.