Ickworth House – National Trust site in Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk)

Ickworth House in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, is an incredibly grand country house and was featured in our Top 5 National Trust sites for under 10s. At over 600 feet long and with a 100 foot high rotunda building at the centre, this house doesn’t fail to impress. This house is so large the entire East Wing is currently used as the Ickworth Hotel.

Wildlife is the key attraction at Ickworth House and Park. Young explorers will love to get their hands dirty and see how many insects, birds and fish they can spot before it gets dark!

Outside there are miles of woodland and wildlife to explore. Take a long walk or even encourage the little ones to bring their bikes and delve into the family cycle routes. There’s a family ‘trim trail’ through woods as well as activity packs, guides and trails. You can even hire an all-terrain pushchair so that nobody gets left out of the exploration!

For tiny tots – why not take advantage of the Tracker Packs and see how many mini beasts and birds you can identify? Take hold of a bug pot and magnifying glass, and don’t forget to try and spot the fish and ducks in the pond too. Kids activities are always running through holidays– for the bravest children there are regular bat walks, and there is a challenging children’s play area.


Written by Janis P.

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