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Ickworth's Light Nights

Ickworth's rotunda lit in pink with bushes either side of the path leading up to it lit in green
See Ickworth in a different light | © National Trust / Alex Green

Join us this November for an evening wander around Ickworth’s gardens as they are transformed by colour and light.

Light Nights has now finished for 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to Ickworth's Light Nights in 2023. Please keep an eye out for announcements for Light Nights 2024 on our social channels.

A magical light trail | 10 - 26 November 2023

Spend an evening wandering through paths lined by willow woven animal sculptures and be transported into a Victorian-esque gothic Stumpery before marvelling at this Italianate palace. Showcasing this home of great art, this year is the first we are lighting the front of the Rotunda, illuminating it not only for visitors to admire the building’s impressive façade but the North Lawn and vast Cedar meadow it overlooks. 

The trail is a celebration of Ickworth’s outdoors, encouraging you to see the estate in a new light and draw attention to places you may have previously overlooked. In 2023/24, we are celebrating the creative innovation that inspired the Earl Bishop’s visons for Ickworth Estate.

Don’t miss out on this winter walk and a chance to see Ickworth in a new light.

Pre-booking is essential. Timed Tickets available from 4.30pm.

Please note that due to the nature and location of this event, assistance dogs only are welcome.

Tasty treats and Christmas shopping

Complete the evening with a visit to the West Wing Café and Gift shop where you will be able to warm up with seasonal drinks and festive bakes as well as picking up some late-night gifts.

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Ickworth's Light Nights

Join us this November to visit a garden that glows

a photo of a path leading to a garden gate thats lit with colour lights
Ickworth's Light Nights | © National Trust / Alex Green

Bon Crepe and Coffee

Bon Crepe and Coffee will be joining us for Light Nights again this year, offering sweet and savoury crepes and hot drinks. Find them by the Deer Park Gates.

Book tickets for Light Nights

Winter illuminations in the Italianate garden at Ickworth. Various shades of oranges, reds, pinks and blues uplight the trees and plants
Winter illuminations in the Italianate garden at Ickworth. | © National Trust Images / Ray Dale

Book tickets for Friday to Sunday nights

Tickets for Friday to Sunday nights are priced at £12.50 per adult (18 years+) and £10.50 per child (5 – 17 year olds). Under 5's are free and do not require a ticket. Pre-booking essential.

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Hire a mobility scooter

There may be some areas which manual wheelchairs may find challenging. We will have four mobility scooters and one power pack available to pre-book per night. First come first served basis. Email with your date and time preference.

Assistance dogs only are welcome to this event.

TGA Mobility

TGA Mobility will be joining us on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 November with extra wheelchairs and mobility scooters for these two nights. First come first served basis. Email with your date and time preference.

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