Flatford

Flatford

Things to see and do

Autumn walk Houghton Mill

Autumn at Flatford 

If you're looking for somewhere to take the family this autumn then Flatford is worth a visit. We have a children's activity pack, children's trails, '50 things to do'. Until the end of October the Stour River Trust have river trips, the RSPB garden is open and we will be operating our row boats for hire.

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 Galley - Kit Leese

Four Seasons by Kit Leese 

Come and see Kit Leese's excellent art exhibition at the Boat House Gallery here at Flatford. Kit is a professional artist who has been painting and selling his work for the last 40 years. He has always had a passion for landscape, and likes to paint on the spot. He finds gouache ideal media for catching the immediacy of changing light across the East Anglian landscape.

Upcoming events

Buildings Tours (September 2019)

Sat 28 Sep 2019
11:00-12:30
You may have seen the buildings at Flatford from the outside, but here is an opportunity to see inside. Join a knowledgeable guide for a peek inside Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's House and Valley Farm. Discover the secret poem carved on the...

Flatford Buildings Tours (28 September 2019)

Sat 28 Sep 2019
11:00-12:30
You may have seen the buildings at Flatford from the outside, but here is an opportunity to see inside. Join a knowledgeable guide for a peek inside Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's House and Valley Farm. Discover the secret poem carved on the...

Halloween Trail (2019)

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:00-15:00
Follow the trail and hunt the clues the Flatford Witch has dropped from her broomstick.

Flatford Ramble - Autumn Colours in the Dedham Vale (22 October)

Sat 19 Oct 2019
10:30-13:30
Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a 3.5 hour (7mile) walk across the Dedham Vale and then along the Essex Way path to Dedham, before returning to Flatford to finish. On the way, you will enjoy beautiful autumn colours and far...

Flatford Nature Day (22 October)

Tue 22 Oct 2019
11:00-15:00
Go wild and get a little dirty at Flatford's Nature Day. A £3 wild passport will get you pond dipping, bug hunting and the chance to make natural crafts. This event is organized in partnership with the Field Studies Council, the RSPB and the...

Flatford Buildings Tours (26 October 2019)

Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:00-12:30
You may have seen the buildings at Flatford from the outside, but here is an opportunity to see inside. Join a knowledgeable guide for a peek inside Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's House and Valley Farm. Discover the secret poem carved on the...
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Eating

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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.

Flatford Scone - Raspberry and White Chocolate

Bake of the Month

Try our delicious Bake of the Month, freshly made in our kitchens every morning. This month's special is a raspberry and white chocolate scone and is really very delicious.

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Shopping

Flatford shop - National trust

Flatford Shop

Do visit our lovely riverside shop during your time at Flatford. Choose a gift for yourself, or for family and friends, from our extensive range of delicious goodies, homewares, books and souvenirs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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History

History

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Our work

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Places to stay

Places to Stay