Visiting Flatford: What you need to know
Our countryside space, car park, toilets, tea room and shop are open. Take a few moments to plan your visit here.
Summer at Flatford
Enjoy the long summer days in the picturesque Suffolk countryside at Flatford. Picnic, walk and play alongside the idyllic River Stour. Our riverside tea room is open daily through the summer for al-fresco light lunches, or top up your picnic with scooped ice cream, sweet treats and barista coffees. Discover the wider Dedham Vale on leisurely summer strolls, to the village of Dedham alongside the river, or to spot wildlife and valley views on our walking trails.
Rowing boats are back at Flatford
The Flatford rowing boats are once again back on the river and available to hire. The boats have a long history at Flatford and a journey on the river allows you to float through a timeless landscape of water meadows and woods, enjoying the views that inspired John Constable. The boats cost £15 per hour and available every day until late September, from 10.30am until 3.30pm. There is no need to book, although you may have to wait on busy days as the boats are always very popular.