Things to see and do


What's on

Family sat on the grass watching an outdoor open-air theatre performance

What's on at Flatford  

Join us at Flatford this summer for a host of events, from family theatre to Tudor Fayres, there’s something for everyone.

Upcoming events

Flatford Spring Nature Day

Tue 31 May 2022
Join the fun and go wild at the Flatford Nature Day. There will be craft activities to try, trails to follow and nature clues to hunt.

Landscapes at Noon Exhibition

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Landscapes at Noon, an exhibition of experimental photography, celebrates the anniversary of John Constable’s‘ painting the Hay Wain, created by photographic artists Liz Harrington and Laurence Harding.

Flatford Tudor Fayre

Sat 16 Jul 2022
It is the year 1528 and the fayre has come to Flatford. Talk to the stall holders, try your hand at archery, learn the secret skills of the apothecary, play traditional games, watch a puppet show and join a traditional dance.

Fleece to Fabric Weekend

Sat 06 Aug 2022
Discover more about spinning and weaving with knowledgeable Flatford volunteers Stella and John. They will explain how the fleece from the sheep was washed and prepared, the wool spun and the yarn dyed.

Cinderella Open Air Theatre with Chapter House Theatre Company

Sat 27 Aug 2022
In an enchanted kingdom in a faraway land magical creatures and fairy godmothers come together to tell the best loved of all fairytales. Full of song, mirth, and joy for the summer ahead, join us on Cinderella’s journey of a lifetime to a magical...

Heritage Open Day - Valley Farm

Sun 11 Sep 2022
The ancient hall of Valley Farm will be open to view, allowing visitors to look up at the blackened rafters and see the huge inglenook fireplace and medieval staircase.

Eating and shopping

Spring is on it's way

Flatford Shop

Our shop is open and offers something for everyone. Whether it’s environmentally-friendly swaps for a more sustainable life, a gift for a loved one or an indulgence for yourself, every purchase helps us look after Flatford for everyone, for ever.

Flatford Second Hand Books

Flatford Book Nook

The Book Nook is open, please check our opening times for current information. It is through your purchases that we are able to continue looking after Flatford for everyone, for ever.


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Our work

The Hay Wain view at Flatford

Hay Wain 200: A Bigger Canvas 

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of John Constable's most iconic landscape painting: The Hay Wain, we've worked in partnership with the Essex Cultural Diversity Project and artists Laurence Harding and Liz Harrington. Read more about the project here.


Places to stay



Flatford Group Visit

Group visits to Flatford 

If you want to book for 2021, please follow this link for more information.