Ickworth is the perfect place for leaf crunching walks and puddle splashing. Will you discover our sleeping dragon on a fern festooned walk through the stumpery? Alternatively, build a home for bugs in our wildlife area or take part in our photography ‘I spy’ activity.
Join us this autumn for family adventures through the landscape, following in the footsteps of Anglo-Saxon royalty. We have a range of trails to help you discover the story of Sutton Hoo and the folklore of the Anglo-Saxons along the way, all with autumn as your backdrop.
Go wild for autumn at Flatford. As the leaves begin to change colour, follow the orange trail, where you can kick your way through piles of fallen leaves and perhaps even collect some, to create your own wild art when you get home.
Why not follow one of our family trails around Dunwich Heath? From our smugglers trail to our downloadable tree trek, enjoy a walk that takes in some of the natural wonders of this Suffolk heath. Look out too for our den building area or go in search of creepy crawlies.
Love Harry Potter? Wander around the village of Lavenham, where you can spot the wood carvings of mythical creatures on the buildings. Will they feed your imagination to create your own story? Don't forget to fuel your adventure with a stop at the Guildhall Tea Room.
To make your visit even more special, we've created some fun family activities that you may want to download or print off before you arrive. From the sounds of nature bingo to top tips on making your own mini nature documentary.
Looking for more ideas of what to do with the family this autumn? From our top recipes to bake with the kids at home, to nature activities that can be enjoyed in our garden to yours. Why not see what takes your fancy?
From the Norfolk coastline with its abundance of wildlife to the houses and gardens at Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk's popularity is well deserved. The landscaped parkland at Sheringham Park and the wide expanse of the Norfolk Broads is well worth a visit too.
Not far from Cambridge you'll find Anglesey Abbey, where the gardens boast colour throughout the year. A little further afield you'll discover Wimpole with acres of space to explore, the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen and views of one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.
Tucked away in Essex you'll find hidden gems like Blake's Wood and Danbury Common, as well as some of our more well known places like Hatfield Forest. Over the border in Bedfordshire, enjoy the view from Dunstable Downs and in Hertfordshire, Ashridge Estate is ideal for walks with the family.