Christmas in Suffolk

Our places in Suffolk are ready to share their festive traditions with you. Father Christmas, carols, houses decorated for the season, crafts and seasonal treats; there's plenty of things to do. Plus every time you visit you're helping us to look after these special places. So why not make us part of your Christmas?

Child holding a little fondant snowman in his hands at our Christmas Sparkle event

Christmas crafts at Ickworth 

Goodness, we've so many workshops and crafts on offer at Ickworth this festive season. From Christmas baking days in our historic kitchen, to wreath making workshops with our head gardener. Also, our drop-in craft activities aren't just for children, there's lots for grown-ups too.

Christmas is coming...
Visitors participating in a Christmas craft activity

A Victorian Christmas at Flatford 

Step back in time and experience Valley Farm decorated for a Victorian Christmas. You can also enjoy warming festive food in the tea room, discover gifts for family and friends in the shop or get creative with some festive crafts.

Our dame, James Parkes who is playing Tina Trumpington

Christmas Pantomime at the Theatre Royal 

We've got a packed programme of performances at the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds in the lead up to Christmas. Join us, jousting knights and mythical beasts for this year's traditional family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.

Christmas gift ideas
Lavenham Christmas Fair with lovely multicoloured lit Guildhall behind

Lavenham's Christmas Fair 

Light up your Christmas early by coming along to Lavenham's magical three-day Christmas Fair, set in the lovely old Market Place and historic Guildhall. Enjoy craft and food stalls, rides and entertainment.

Meet Father Christmas

Festive walks

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Season's greetings and a heart felt thank you from all of us. Your support is helping us care for special places like this, for ever, for everyone.