Exploring Ickworth with our Nature Explorer

Join our Volunteer Nature Explorer every Thursday in the summer holidays for an exploration of the wildlife and nature around Ickworth estate.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Activities will start at 11am and 1.30pm every Thursday and will last up to an hour and a half.

On Thursday 21st July and Thursday 11 August you will be able to go on a nature trail around the woodlands of Ickworth, wildlife spotting along the way and finding out more about who shares their home on the estate.

On Thursday 28th July and Thursday 18th August you can join our Nature Explorer on a geocaching adventure, finding the hidden treasures and tracking along the network of geocaches at Ickworth.

On Thursday 4th and Thursday 25th August why not visit our 1930s estate worker as you play 1930s games, hear stories about the 4th Marchioness and dress up in 1930s costumes.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Ickworth

Prices

Estate Ticket
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 Adult and up to 3 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £10.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £5.23

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members

Day visitors will require an admission ticket to access the Estate, giving you entry to all areas open on the day of your visit as per our opening times. 

Some activities may incur an additional cost - please see our what's on page for more information on events and cyle hire held at Ickworth.

The basics

Suitability
Children are welcome
Meeting point
Activities are self led and across the estate - visit the Welcome Point on arrival for assistance on what to do on arrival.
What to bring and wear
Any activities will be outdoors, wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Accessibility
Many of Ickworth's footpaths are a mixture of loose and hard gravel, woodchip and grass and may be hard going with manual wheelchairs. The Multi-use trail is perfect for wheelchair users.
Other
Volunteer led activity is subject to volunteer availability on the day. We ask that all grownups stay with their children throughout the activity. The activities are free and we would accept donations on the day. All activities are subject to capacity so if some groups are too large we may ask you to join the afternoon session instead. No pre-booking required.

Contact Info

Name
Ickworth Estate
Email
ickworth@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01284 735270

Upcoming events

Horringer Cricket Club presents IPCC Cricket festival

Sun 17 Jul 2022
10:00-18:00
Horringer Cricket Club is back with its annual festival on Sunday 17th July.

Exploring Ickworth with our Nature Explorer

Thu 21 Jul 2022
11:00-14:30
Join our Volunteer Nature Explorer every Thursday in the summer holidays for an exploration of the wildlife and nature around Ickworth estate.

Come Out and Play - Summer of Sport at Ickworth

Fri 22 Jul 2022
10:00-15:00
Join us this summer and explore the nature and wildlife around you.

The Pantaloons presents 'The War of the Worlds'

Fri 29 Jul 2022
18:00-20:30
We welcome the Pantaloons back this summer for an outdoor performance of H. G. Wells’ science fiction classic 'The war of the worlds'.

KD Theatre presents 'Alice in Wonderland'

Fri 05 Aug 2022
18:00-20:30
We welcome K.D Theatre this summer as they present the children's classic 'Alice in Wonderland'

The Lord Chamberlain's Men presents 'As You Like It'

Sun 21 Aug 2022
18:30-21:30
Join us for some al-fresco entertainment on a summers evening as Ickworth is joined by The Lord Chamberlain's Men for another great performance of a Shakespeare classic.