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National Trust activities to try at Ickworth Estate, Sutton Hoo, Flatford and Dunwich Heath in May half-term





This half-term families in Suffolk can try pond dipping and geocaching as the National Trust encourages children to to go on an adventure.

From magical storytelling to dressing up as an archeologist, there is something for everyone during the May school holidays.

SuffolkNews has taken a look at what activities the National Trust is running in the county next week.

A family walking on the Ickworth Estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Submitted
A family walking on the Ickworth Estate, near Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Submitted

Ickworth Estate near Bury St Edmunds

Families can embark on a magical storytelling journey in the Italianate garden and stumperies between May 25 - May 30 and June 2.

The storytelling event will be run between 10.45am - 11.45am each of these days, costing £3 per person.

You can give geocaching a go on Wednesday, May 29 between 1.30pm - 3pm, at a cost of £5 per child.

Families are being invited to go on an adventure during May half term and encouraged to visit Sutton Hoo. Picture: Camille Berriman
Families are being invited to go on an adventure during May half term and encouraged to visit Sutton Hoo. Picture: Camille Berriman

Sutton Hoo near Woodbridge

If you want to learn about tales of kings, mysterious mounds and buried treasure, Sutton Hoo is the perfect spot to visit in half term.

Warriors from the Sae Wylfings re-anactment group will be at the historic site near Woodbridge from May 25 - May 27, giving weapon demonstrations and leading craft displays.

Tranmer House. Picture: Camille Berriman
Tranmer House. Picture: Camille Berriman

In Tranmer House you can dress up like an archaeologist and take a look at photos from the world-famous dig.

LEGO® lovers can make their own models in the Discovery Room.

Sutton Hoo is open from 10am - 5pm, with normal admission fees applying throughout half term.

Flatford, East Bergholt

The National Trust said the Flatford Nature Day on Tuesday, May 30, will give everyone the chance to join the fun and go wild.

Nature Days are perfect for little ones and include craft activities and a special trail.

The event will run from 11am - 3pm and normal admission fees apply.

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Pond dipping and bug basement sessions will be running at Dunwich Heath between May 25 and 26 and June 1 and 2, from 11am - 2pm.

These are free activities but normal admission fees apply.