Christmas memories at Ickworth

Garden hedge decorated as a Christmas pudding with the Rotunda in the background

Create new memories this Christmas, with lots of activities to get creative and learn new skills.

There is something for everyone at Ickworth this winter as the estate comes alive with festive cheer and activity.

Get Cooking

Join our living history cooks in the kitchen to learn all about their work and to get a head start on some of your own Christmas preparations.

Delight your family with a homemade Christmas pudding or Mince pies and Orange Pastry with the help of our living history cooks. You'll make your bakes using traditional equipment and methods. These workshops are the perfect opportunity to spend time our living history cooks and find out about life as a 1930s cook in this extraordinary house along with cooking up a treat for your family.

Join our Cooks in the Kitchen for an authentic experience
Cooks workshops Ickworth
Join our Cooks in the Kitchen for an authentic experience

Get Crafty

Don't let the kids have all the fun! Choose from a range of Christmas themed crafts this holiday season and create your own. From a beautiful wreath to a hand made Christmas card. All within the comfort of our West Wing Gallery. Craft bags are also available in West Wing Reception to take home should you want.

Start your Christmas shopping at Ickworth with our March Hare Collective Christmas Fair. This vibrant group of talented artists and craftspeople from all over East Anglia, bring their beautifully handmade crafts to Ickworth,  Perfect pieces for any home, or to give as beautiful gifts if you can bear to part with them! It is also an ideal opportunity to shop, talk to local designers and makers about their work and discover how designs are turned into reality.

Get Outdoors

Wrap up warm and head out into the parkland on a crisp winters day for a tranquil morning of stunning views and local history with one of our specialty walks, led by our knowledgable volunteers. 

Join the Gardener and volunteers for a day and discover your creative talents in making a Christmas wreath. You will also recieve a two course lunch and an endless supply of tea and biscuits!

Wreath making
Wreath making
Wreath making

Ickworth, with its 1800 acres, has an abundance of greenery - join our Ranger team for the afternoon and fill up a bag of greenery for you to decorate your own homes.