Half-term adventures at Sudbury Hall

a little girl filling in a trail sheet

Step back in time at Sudbury Hall and explore how Sudbury has changed over the years. From explore Sudbury Hall from its heyday in the seventeenth-century to the 1960s when it came into the Trust's care, to today! Learn about who would have lived and worked at Sudbury and what life would have been like ‘below stairs’ or head out into the fresh air of the garden and see how many activities in your 50 things booklet you can tick off on Sudbury’s 50 things trail.

Start your 50 things Adventure

Need a bit of inspiration? Come and see us in the craft tent and collect a 50 things booklet to get you started on your Sudbury adventure. We’ll be able to tell you where all the very best places are to get going.

Some top picks…

16. Make a daisy chain – The lawns down by the lake are often abundant with daisies, see how long you can make the chain without it breaking. Why not make a team daisy chain? Many hands make light work after all!

Rope your friends into helping you.
Friends making a daisy chain

31. Hunt for bugs – Spring is a great time to go bug hunting, explore Subury’s grounds and see what creepy crawlies you can find. Look under sticks and stones and find their dark hiding places, look out for the bug traps around the hall, used to catch those cheeky insects who like to munch on Sudbury’s treasures!

Young explorer bug hunting
Girl holding a bug

44. Go bird watching – Hundreds of wild birds call Sudbury lake home, it’s the perfect habitat for our feathered friends to bring up their young so make sure to look out for ducklings!

Explore the Hall
looking up towards sudbury hall, theres some geese to.

Get crafty

All sorts of people used to live and work in Sudbury Hall from the Kitchen maids to the Lord and Lady Vernon. Join a craft session and make your very own Lord, Lady, Butler or Maid so you can re-enact what you think a country house like Sudbury would have been like.

Grab what you need and get creative
Selection of craft materials

Want to add a bit of Sudbury’s country house luxury to your own home? Come along to one of our soap carving workshops and make something unique for your bathroom at home. Spaces on craft workshops book up quickly so be sure to book to avoid disappointment.