Ickworth family activities

Two children building a den at Ickworth House, Park and Gardens Suffolk.

Every day can be an adventure for your family. Enjoy great experiences whatever the weather with our craft and activity ideas.

The adventure starts here…

Ickworth is the perfect place to get closer to nature and taking part in our '50 things to do before you are 11¾' activities. Here are our top '50 things to do before you're 11¾' ideas for embracing nature on your next visit. Don't forget to visit our family activity hub at the Plant Centre to pick up your 50things booklet and a sticker once you've completed an activity. Look out for some of our slate around the estate, helping you to find fun things to do outdoors as well!

Discover our magical Stumpery at the back of our Italianate garden. See if you and your children can spot the sleeping dragon and her egg nest on this fern festooned walk. She is well hidden so the first one who spots her definitely deserves a sticker! 

Build a house for you and the wildlife around you, in our Den-building area in the Albana Woods - a great place to practice your bushcraft skills.  

Feel free to bring your bikes and follow one of our two family cycle trails around the estate – the River Linnet or the Monument trail. We’ve even got a short route specially designed for little legs!  


Take a seat...
An ornate carved wooden chair in Ickworth's stumpery, Suffolk
Take a seat...