Father Christmas is coming

Father Christmas giving a present to a little boy

We've heard from Father Christmas himself and he can't wait to visit us this December. Read his letter below to find out more about our Family Christmas Sparkle.

A very special letter

As there's so many of you, Father Christmas decided to send his letter to us so we can share with you his excitement of visiting this December. We hope you are as excited as we all are!

Ask your grown-up to download it here to find out more about our Family Christmas Sparkle or read it below.

Father Christmas is in residence at Ickworth throughout the Christmas season
Father Christmas with a group of children in the Servants' hall
Father Christmas is in residence at Ickworth throughout the Christmas season

Top tips for booking your Family Christmas Sparkle tickets:

To make your visit more enjoyable this year, and add a dash of grown-up Christmas sparkle to proceedings, everyone will need a timed ticket, as only ticket holders will be able to enter the Basement, this includes all grown-ups and children. Follow our guide to tickets* to make sure you have enough:

Scenario A - Family of 1 Adult and 1 Child

Select the Group rate of £17.00 for 1 Adult and 1 Child

Scenario B - Family of 2 Adults and 1 Child

Select the Group rate of £22.00 for 2 Adults and 1 Child

Scenario C - Family of 1 Adult and 2 Children

Select the Group rate of £17.00 for 1 Adult and 1 Child and also select the Child rate of £12.00 for 1 Additional Child (if needed you can add more additional children but this will not include any additional adults)

Scenario D - Family of 2 Adults and 2 Children

Select the Group rate of £22.00 for 2 Adults and 1 Child and also select the Child rate of £12.00 for 1 Additional Child. (if needed you can add more additional children but this will not include any additional adults)

Additional Adults

Due to space limitations, tickets for adults can only be purchased alongside a child ticket. There may be availability on the day for additional adults at a rate of £5.00 each, but this it not guaranteed, please ask upon arrival.     

* All sparkle tickets are subject to the additional purchase of an estate ticket for day entry, as per our prices page; these can be purchased on the day at the welcome hub where you'll also receive sparkle information. All members have free entry to the estate and just need to have their member card(s) scanned at the ticket kiosk, before heading to the welcome hub for sparkle information.