Growing the Roots of Ickworth

View of visitors walking through autumn leaves

This autumn make the most of those beautiful crisp days before the nights draw in. Take in the beautiful changing seasons and vast array of colours across the estate with woodland walks and fun for all the family.

This time of year starts with a bang as our outdoor entertainment season is brought to a close with Proms in the Park with the Bury St Edmunds Concert band.

Autumn brings the 30th annual Wood and Craft Fair on 5 & 6 October with the rare opportunity to buy Ickworth wood directly from the estate, along with beautiful gifts to buy, and tasty homemade food. Learn about transforming wood into beautiful items with our skilled demonstrators.

Delve into the craftsmanship behind Ickworth as we celebrate the conservation of our fantastic estate. Today the estate and our collection are cared for by skilled conservation teams as well as a dedicated team of volunteers. Uncover the work that has gone into preparing the house and collections for our roof conservation project and the chance to see some of the collections in a new light this autumn. Get up close to this project and leave your own mark by ‘Imprinting on Ickworth’ and sign your name on a new roof slate which will stand protecting Ickworth for centuries to come.

Conservation continues in the outdoors with a chance to join the ranger team on a guided walk to learn about how the look after our parkland. There’s also plenty to keep the children entertained with the chance to become Ickworth’s little rangers by continuing the tradition of collecting acorns, to grow new oak trees. Join us in October for half term crafts to bring the outdoors in and celebrate all things autumnal, head to our events page to discover more exciting activities.

Steam engine Ickworth

Ickworth's events

There's a lot going on at Ickworth throughout the year. Find out more about them by viewing our full programme.