Eating at The Children's Country House

Two girls eating a picnic at Sudbury Hall

Grab a quick bite to eat, a hot drink or a snack from our onsite café or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.

Fairy Tale Forest Café

Come and have lunch at our new Fairy Tale Forest Café. Situated in the Stable Yard, next to the Museum, the café is open on weekends and school holidays from 10am – 5pm from 7 May 2022, serving a seasonal menu of sandwiches and snacks, plus hot and cold drinks. Eat on the go or sit down to enjoy your food inside, under the cover of an enchanted tree, or at a picnic bench outside.

We cater for a wide range of dietary requirements but if you need something specific it might be a good idea to bring a packed lunch with you. Ask our café staff for any allergen information you may need. 

Enjoy treats from the café indoors and outside
A young family enjoy tea and cake outside on a table in the sunshine.
Enjoy treats from the café indoors and outside

Pack up a picnic 

We're firm believers that there’s nothing quite like a picnic to make a day out really feel like an adventure. We’ve got plenty of great picnic spots here at The Children’s Country House.


Stable Yard - Sudbury’s Stable Yard is the perfect place to unpack a picnic at a bench or on a rug. It once would have been the working Stable Yard for the Hall and it still has a buzzing atmosphere today. There are plenty of outdoor games and space to run around for the young, and the young at heart. On sunny days it’s a great spot to grab an ice cream and enjoy the sunshine out of the breeze. 


Grounds and Boathouse – Spread out a feast in the grounds and gardens around the Hall and Museum – perfect for picnics and burning off excess energy! For something a little more relaxed, why not enjoy your lunch with a view across the lake at our picnic spot at the Boathouse.  

The Boathouse. A great spot for a picnic!
sudbury boat house
The Boathouse. A great spot for a picnic!