It's all change at Sudbury Hall...

children playing snakes and ladders at Sudbury Hall

Change is a wonderful thing. Change makes life exciting and offers new adventures. There's plenty of exciting adventures in store at Sudbury as we start our journey to become the Children's Country House.

Coming soon... #ChildrensCountryHouse

Sudbury Hall is on an exciting journey to reimagine, reinvent and reinvigorate our programme and our approach. Our ambition is to create a place where children feel engaged, important and empowered. We want them to feel that they matter in all aspects of their visit. 

We want to become the first Children's Country House. What does this mean we hear you say, well we are at the very start of our journey so the outcome is unknown, but we do know that we want the Children’s Country House to be an immersive children’s heritage experience, designed with children, for children.

Quick, up the ladder!
children playing snakes and ladders at Sudbury Hall
Quick, up the ladder!


The National Trust is for everyone, visitors and members can choose from a wide variety of places that each offer something different. Over the past few years our family audience has grown substantially and engaging with children has become a key principle for us. The idea of the Children’s Country House is underpinned by the National Trust’s core values of looking after special places, for everyone, for ever. 

Over the next couple of years we will be testing, trialling, piloting, and most importantly, working with children to think about what this means. We have lots of questions to answer, lots to learn and lots of changes to make, all of which will take us, and our visitors, on an exciting journey.

Lot's of fun to be had by all
Children and families laughing at Sudbury Hall
Lot's of fun to be had by all


To help us move this project forward, we need your help, so please get involved. Throughout 2020 and 2021 we will be testing new experiences and ways of working to lead the way on creating the first #ChildrensCountryHouse 
Visit our blog for regular project updates at www.childrenscountryhouse.co.uk 
You can also join the conversation on twitter by following #ChildrensCountryHouse @NTSudbury_Hall