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...
Three Living History re-enactors in the Ickworth basement

Christmas below stairs at Ickworth 

Will the hall boy get his special present? Why is the cook in such a bad mood? Who has been at the sherry? The servants’ basement is full of activity as staff from kitchen maids to the housekeeper are busy making sure everything is festive for the 4th Marquess and Marchioness.

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 for our traditional family pantomime and the ride of a lifetime, as young Dick Whittington sets off to London to make his fame and fortune!

Christmas gift ideas
Meet Father Christmas
Children listening to Father Christmas tell stories

Father Christmas at Ickworth 

At Ickworth you can sit next to the Christmas tree for stories and gifts from Father Christmas. But remember to book ahead so your little one's aren't disappointed.

Festive walks

Thank you

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.