Things to see and do

Bug hunting at Flatford

Summer at Flatford 

There is something here for all the family this summer. From walking trails to rowing boats on the River Stour. Come and have some outdoor fun.

Flatford Tour Guide

Constable Tours

Visit the scenes that made John Constable famous. Guided tours available from April 1 11:30am and 1:30pm daily. Tours start at Bridge Cottage. Please ring ahead on the day to check a guide is available 01206 297201.

Flatford Second Hand Books

Flatford Book Nook

Flatford's second-hand book nook is a great spot to pick up a bargain and help support our conservation work. Books are sold at bargain prices and all proceeds go towards a worthy cause. We are always on the look-out for books to add to our stock. If you are in need of a home for your old books we'll be pleased to have them.

Flatford Gallery Sara Johnson and Mark Eldred

Sara Johnson and Mark Eldred

Our new exhibition for the summer features the delightful watercolours and evocative oils of the Stour Valley by Sara Johnson and Mark Eldred. The exhibition will run until 1 September.

Upcoming events

Summer Nature Trail (2019)

Sat 24 Aug 2019
Step in to Summer at Flatford and follow our nature trail to discover what is living in the countryside. The trail involves a 45 minute walk over mainly level ground.

Flatford Summer Craft Fair

Sun 25 Aug 2019
Flatford's first ever craft fair, organised by the Bourne Valley Crafters. Browse and buy crafts made by skilled local crafts people, including glass work, ceramics, jewellery, cushions and more. Find the ideal gift for a friend or the perfect...

Open Air Theatre - Treasure Island

Sat 31 Aug 2019
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. When he stumbles across a coveted treasure map, young Jim Hawkins finds himself on...

Heritage Open Day - Sherman's House (2019)

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Sherman's House is located in Dedham High Street. Hidden behind the Georgian brick façade, is timber framed town house with a fascinating history.

Heritage Open Day - Thorington Hall (2019)

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Thorington Hall is one of the finest timber framed buildings in Suffolk. This large farmhouse was built in several stages from the 15th century onwards, and features many intriguing features, including a beautifully carved staircase, impressive...

Heritage Open Day - Valley Farm (2019)

Sat 14 Sep 2019
Visit the open hall of Valley Farm and marvel at the smoke blackened beams, huge fireplace and ancient staircase. The Kitchen Garden behind Valley Farm will also be open to visit. Refreshments will be available from the nearby Flatford Tea Room.


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Flatford Kiosk

Refreshments at Flatford

We have something to cool you down this summer on your visit to Flatford. Choose from a wide selection of cold and hot drinks, as well as some tempting flavours from our ice cream refrigerator.

Tomato and Feta Scone Bake of the Month for March

Bake of the Month

Try our delicious Bake of the Month, freshly made in our kitchens every morning. This month's special is a summery Feta and Sun-dried Tomato scone



Buy plants at Flatford Shop

Flatford Shop 

Do visit our shop during your time at Flatord. We have a beautiful range of high quality plants, grown in peat-free compost by Pren Plants who are based in West Sussex. You can also choose a gift from our extensive range of delicious goodies, homeware, books and souvenirs. We look forward to seeing you soon!





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