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August 2017 Local Events

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Please note some of the events might be subject to an entrance fee, availability or restrictions e.g. child’s age.  Please refer to the relevant website for more information.

National Trust, Ickworth
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/lists/whats-on-at-ickworth
The Roots of Ickworth - Children's activities. Get exploring with your 50 things activities and the National Trust’s ‘our I spy woodland trail’. Pop to the Porter’s Lodge for more information

Town Daily Tours, Bury St Edmunds

10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk/tourist-information.html
Find out some fascinating facts about the medieval town. Contact the Tourist Information for more information.

Trails for children, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk/tourist-information.html
Have some fun by exploring Bury St Edmunds by completing the ‘Lark and Linnet’ and/or ‘Barons Bollard’ trails. Contact the Tourist Information for more information.

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk/tourist-information.html
Enjoy the glorious gardens while finding the answers to the Abbot Samson’s quiz.

Bury St Edmunds Cathedral
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.stedscathedral.co.uk/whats-on
Wacky races! Have a go at designing and decorating your own vehicle.

Crabbing in Walberswick
1 hour and 25 minutes from The Ickworth
www.explorewalberswick.co.uk
Enjoy Walberswick sandy beaches and catch a crab or two.  Take the foot ferry over to Southwold and wonder around the beautiful seaside town

Suffolk Wildlife Trust
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/whats-on
There are many activities and special events for adults and children to enjoy at Bradfield Woods and Lackford Lakes, the nearest reserves to The Ickworth

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.weststow.org
August activity Thursdays - enjoy have-a-go activities for all the family

Junior park run, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds-juniors
Every Sunday a weekly free 2km timed run for juniors

Adult park run, Bury St Edmunds
10 minutes from The Ickworth
www.parkrun.org.uk/burystedmunds
Every Sunday a weekly free 5km timed run for adults

Newmarket Races
25 minutes from The Ickworth
www.newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on
Newmarket is truly special, it is the town where horse racing, the "sport of kings", was born some three and a half centuries ago and from where it was exported around the world. Enjoy the history and the races

National Trust, Ickworth
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/lists/whats-on-at-ickworth
Arts and crafts in the gallery, 11am to 4pm (last admission is at 3.30pm)

21st to 25th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Kings and Queens - Put on a right royal welcome at Framlingham Castle as we teach you to avoid the pitfalls of palace life and impress your regal rulers

25th August
National Trust, Ickworth
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth/lists/whats-on-at-ickworth
Cooks in the kitchen - A Servants Wedding - Living History cooks bring the kitchen to life cooking a selection of tasty 1930s recipes. They have been given permission to make some of the food to be enjoyed at the wedding breakfast of two servants.

26th to 28th August
Framlingham Castle
1 hour from The Ickworth
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/events
Bloody Mary Returns - Travel back to Tudor England and meet one of the most gruesome monarchs of all

21st to 28th August
Kentwell Hall
30 minutes from The Ickworth
www.kentwell.co.uk
Tudor High Summer - hands on history days, give it a go!

27th to 28th August
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
20 minutes from The Ickworth
www.weststow.org
Beowulf: The Classic Story with Puppets.  Rattlebox theatre presents part of the famous epic 'beowulf' in a small but perfectly formed adaptation