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Group visits to Ickworth

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Looking to visit Ickworth as a group? Whether you’re a club, society, school, college or simply a bunch of good friends, you’re guaranteed to have a great day out. Find out how to book a group visit and the benefits you might be entitled to.

Benefits for groups

When you visit Ickworth as a group, you’ll be entitled to some or all of the following benefits:

  • Complimentary admission for a group leader for a familiarisation visit.
  • Discounted admission for groups of 12 people or more visiting on weekdays.
  • Allocated arrival time.
  • Free coach parking (advance booking required).

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Ickworth

Ickworth is popular all year round, so we ask that you pre-book if you’re planning to visit as a group.

Group bookings are available from Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), from 10.30am onwards.

For details on prices and timings, and to request a booking form, please call us on 01284 735270 or email us at

Coach parking and accessibility requirements

When booking, please specify if you’ll be arriving by coach, as there are limited spaces in the coach park. Also let us know if you have any accessibility requirements so that we can make preparations.

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