Ickworth's Light Nights 2021

Winter lights at Ickworth

Join us to celebrate winter with our Light Nights event. Explore Ickworth’s Italianate Garden as we capture the magic of our gothic Stumpery with a sound and light based trail, culminating with a beautiful light display on the iconic Rotunda.

Book your Light Nights tickets

Dates & prices*

Friday 19 November - Sunday 5 December

Monday - Thursday | 4.30 - 8.30pm (last entry slot 7.30pm)

Friday - Sunday | 4.30 - 9.30pm (last entry slot 8.30pm)

Timed tickets are available for entry every 20 minutes. Please arrive during your timed ticket slot, and pre-booking is essential. If you're visiting the estate before 3.30pm, normal admission will apply. If you wish to stay for Light Nights, you will need to buy a separate event ticket. Please be aware, the garden will close daily at 4pm and dogs are not allowed at the event due to the location of the trail.

*As our event is out of our usual opening hours, ticket prices are the same for members and non-members


Adult | £11 

Child (5-17 yrs inclusive) | £9

Carers and Under 5s free*


Adult | £12

Child (5-17 years inclusive) | £10 

Carers and Unders 5s free*

*Under 5s do not need to book a ticket, they will be given entry on arrival with their group. 

A magical light trail

Follow the lights from the car park as you begin your journey around Ickworth’s formal gardens, taking in the sights and sounds of nature at night. The gardens at Ickworth reflect the changing times of the estate, and the tastes of its many owners. The Stumpery was created by the National Trust’s garden team and adds a dash of Victorian mystery to the present day. With our cleverly designed lighting, it transforms the area into life.

Don't miss the wooden dragon laying in wait ready to breathe smoke hidden within the stumps. Don't forget to take your photo on our wooden throne to create the perfect Instagram shot. Then watch as the iconic Rotunda takes centre stage with a brand new light display. 

Winter treats

Mulled Wine at Ickworth

Festive food

Tuck into some tasty treats after seeing the lights with our festive flavoured drinks from gingerbread lattes to luxury hot chocolates. As well as savoury paninis and sausage rolls, rounding everything off with some yummy festive bakes.

christmas gifts

A spot of late night shopping

Our shop will be open during the event, so it's the perfect time to grab those all important Christmas cards, buy a few stocking fillers or purchase gifts. Whether you're buying something for a book lover, a garden fanatic or a budding chef, there's something to suit all tastes.

Join us as the stumpery is lit this winter
Winter lights at Ickworth
Join us as the stumpery is lit this winter