Come out to play this summer at Sudbury Hall

children playing in Sudbury Stable yard

Get ready for an out of this world summer at Sudbury. We are celebrating the wonders of space, with space crafts, outdoor adventures and plenty to see and do in the Museum, you’ll be feeling like an astronaut in no time.

Space adventures

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Blast off!

Delve into the museum collection and find very special additions thanks to Exploring Childhoods, a Heritage Lottery Fund project. There's plenty to explore this summer at Sudbury, join us for space themed adventures both inside our Museum of Childhood and outside in our glorious grounds.

Not your average visitor!
The Dalek at Sudbury Hall side hall entrance
Not your average visitor!

Discover our resident space enemy or head outdoors and join us for a trail around the grounds. See how many challenges you can complete in the Sudbury garden. Every day throughout the school holidays, all kinds of space themed activities will be taking place so come out and play at Sudbury. 

Summer afternoons on Sudbury's lawns
a sunny view of the hall
Summer afternoons on Sudbury's lawns

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous why not pick up a free 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ booklet from visitor reception and complete your own challenges with family and friends.

Outdoor theatre

We’re making the most of summer and creating special family memories with outdoor theatre productions. We've got something for everyone, whether you want to spend a balmy summer evening watching a literary favourite, or fancy a fun afternoon with your family in the company of classic children's book characters, we've got it covered.

Make the most of the weekend together
Family enjoying outdoor theatre
Make the most of the weekend together

Go on an epic journey with Monsters Myths and Mayhem or enjoy a classic tale with Wind in the Willows. For the older crowd there’s a special production of the ever popular Pride and Prejudice too. Tickets are on sale now in the ‘What’s On’ section of our website.

Enjoy a few classic tales outdoors
A cartoon image of window in the willows characters in a car
Enjoy a few classic tales outdoors

Out of this world Summer

There’s plenty of crafts this summer to get you space-ready. Create a rocket port hole, a constellation viewer or a space mask then come out and play with your spectacular creations and start your own intergalactic adventure around the Sudbury gardens. 

Get creative at Sudbury Hall
pencils
Get creative at Sudbury Hall

Get astronaut fit with our summer of sport activities. Test your strength, stamina and skill with different sporty challenges available every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the summer holidays. The fun and games can be continued in our Woodland Outdoor Adventure Play Area, or if it's wet outside, venture into the Hall and take part in our children's trail to see what surprises lay inside.

Run wild this summer at Sudbury
Kids running in the gardens at Sudbury Hall
Run wild this summer at Sudbury

After your busy day of exploring, you'll no doubt be in need of something tasty to eat, so pop into our Coach House Tea-Room where you'll find lots on offer including hot breakfast items, freshly-cooked meals, a picnic selection for little tummies and a variety of freshly-baked cakes. Oh, and how could we forget, ice-cream! The hardest part is deciding what to have. 

Enjoy an ice cream on a sunny day
The ice cream cart in stable yard
Enjoy an ice cream on a sunny day

We want you to enjoy your summer's day out with us, and not worry about the little things which help to make your day out even better. For those with little ones to take care of, we've got ample baby changing facilities, plus slings and indoor buggies available to loan. We've also got a newly installed fresh drinking water tap, situated outside our tea-rooms, so you can easily stay hydrated on hot days. There's a transfer service available from the main car park to the Hall for those less able to walk, and a free buggy transfer too.