Ickworth family activities

Ickworth is the perfect place to get closer to nature. Explore our wildlife area, perfect for watching birds or making friends with a bug, and learn more about how to encourage wildlife in your own gardens. How ever you choose to spend your day with us, your adventure starts here…

Bring your bikes

Why not bring your bikes and follow one of our two family friendly multi-use trails around the estate – the River Linnet or the Monument trail. We’ve even got a short route especially designed for little legs! The routes are suitable for all weathers too, so even if it's raining, you can still enjoy exploring the estate. 


Get on your bikes
Two boys and a man about to go cycling
Get on your bikes

50 things activities

Why not have a go at some of our '50 things to do before you are 11¾' activities? You can download the activity list and plan your adventures here

Sleeping dragon

Discover our magical Stumpery at the back of our Italianate garden. See if you 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! 

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

Den Building

Build a house for you and the wildlife around you. A great place to get started on den building is in the Albana Woods - perfect for practicing your bushcraft skills.  


Make a Wish

Visit the Wishing Tree in Porter's Lodge and write down your wish which you can then add to the tree.