Group visits to Ickworth

A tour group standing in the West Wing reception

We welcome all group visits to Ickworth and you'll receive a warm welcome from everyone here. Whether you're a club, society, school, college or simply like-minded friends looking for an interesting visit or event, we can offer everything you need for a great day out.

Bring your group to Ickworth and explore at your own pace or book a tour. Visit our Servants’ quarters followed by the impressive staterooms and see the Hervey art and silver collections. Take a stroll around our Italianate gardens and discover the hidden Stumpery or have a more energetic walk to our walled garden, visiting Ickworth Church on the way.

A successful group day out is all in the planning, so we like to make sure that you've got everything you need to make the most of your day.

Group admission

Group members who are also National Trust members are admitted free otherwise preferential admission rates apply to groups of at least 15 people. Take a peek at our prices page for the group price on the day of your visit. We do recommend during our busy months of July and August groups visit during the week, instead of weekends.

Group size

A minimum of 15 visitors is needed to take advantage of our group offer.  We've a maximum group size of 20 people for specialist house tours, but contact us if you have more than 20 in your group and we can discuss your requirements. There's no limit for tours in the park and gardens.

Guided tours for your group

We can arrange park and garden tours throughout the week and specialist tours of the house, starting at 10.45am only, can be arranged any day the house is open. There’s an additional charge of £3.00 per person for guided tours and a deposit may be required.

Refreshments

We’ve a large bright and airy café where you can refuel on snacks, light lunches, cakes and tea or coffee. There’s also an outdoor café that serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.

Irresistable cakes on sale in our West Wing Cafe
Closeup of cakes in the West Wing Cafe
 

Coach driver and organiser benefits

Group benefits include free admission for the group organiser and coach driver and a generous meal voucher for the coach driver. Existing National Trust members within your group are admitted free on production of their membership card.

Access

Wheelchair access is available to all areas of the Rotunda, our West Wing and the Italianate garden. The West Wing vehicle drop off point is at the back of the West Wing for cars and mini busses only. You can alternatively hire a mobility scooter from Porter's Lodge visitor Centre near the car park. Our 7 seater buggy is available to take you to the House and West Wing and regularly does trips to our wonderful Walled Garden and back.

Contact us to discuss your group booking

If you've any questions you'd like to ask before making your booking please contact our group bookings administrator on +44 (0) 1284 735270 or email us on Ickworthgroupbookings@nationaltrust.org.uk. Download our brochure which will help inspire and inform your visit with us.