Christmas in Suffolk

'Tis the season to enjoy houses decorated for Christmas, winter illuminations, family trails through frosty winter landscapes, and seasonal food and drink from our cafés. Here's some inspiration of where to go in Suffolk this year for your festive experience.

Winter illuminations
Winter lights at Ickworth

Ickworth Light Nights 

Join us to celebrate winter with our Light Nights at Ickworth. Explore the 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 tickets today.

Festive days out
Children admiring the enourmous Christmas tree at Ickworth, The Rotunda, Suffolk

12 days of Christmas at Ickworth 

Get ready to explore the Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Library and Dining Room at Ickworth, fully decorated with festive displays. Presents will be being wrapped, the table will be laid with festive treats, candles will be twinkling and carols will be playing on the wireless.

Visitors participating in a Christmas craft activity

Christmas at Flatford 

We'll be celebrating the festive season at Flatford this year with decorations, winter treats and Christmas crafts. Enjoy the festive greenery and a chat with our volunteers as they share stories of Christmas past at Valley Farm. There’ll also be mulled wine and mince pies to help get you into the festive spirit, as well as a Christmas trail, searching for the secrets of the season.

Sutton Hoo burial mound and tree at sunrise

Yule love Sutton Hoo 

Join us for a celebration of Yule at Sutton Hoo and discover what this special time of year meant for the Anglo-Saxons. There is a choice of family trails, you can help Edwin the young warrior and an array of Anglo-Saxon beasts prepare for Yule on our sculpture trail or you can follow the lanterns in the landscape towards the Royal Burial Ground.

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail  

We're inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Dunwich Heath and Ickworth. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand as you make your way around beautiful gardens and parks - who will you come across on the way?

Christmas gift ideas

Baubles and Christmas decoration

Find the perfect Christmas gift 

Browse our online shop to find unique gifts, such as eco-friendly items, tree decorations and foodie treats.

Winter getaways

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.