Christmas at The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel - Christmas at The Ickworth Hotel

About The Ickworth Hotel

Get away from it all and stay at The Ickworth. 

Enveloped in rolling Suffolk countryside on a National Trust estate there are plenty of adventures to be had! Climb trees, ride bikes and spot deer in 1,800 acres of parkland, then chill out with delicious cuisine, country views and child-friendly facilities on tap. Relax and unwind with family and friends. 

Perfect for weekend breaks or fully-fledged family holidays.

The Ickworth provides the perfect backdrop for a sumptuous afternoon tea, relaxed lunch, romantic dinner for two or a large birthday celebration in a private room. 

Or why not experience ultimate relaxation with a facial in our treatment rooms. Grand architecture, fabulous food, a stunning setting and impeccable hospitality - whatever the occasion we’ll make it special.

Offer Details

Rates from £2,025* for a three-night package, or £2,540* for a four-night package, based on two adults and up to two children sharing a room, *including meals and wine with dinner.

Christmas Itinerary

Christmas is a very busy time of year, with so much to think about. Here at The Ickworth, there are a variety of packages to help you unwind and let the year finish in style.

As soon as you enter the Gates of the Ickworth Estate you can leave all your stresses behind and begin to relax.


The four-night package begins here; kick off your shoes and let the relaxing commence. Arrive from 3pm and let the children enjoy getting to know the team in the Four Bears Den, making all sorts of Festive crafts. We recommend indulging in some ‘you time’ and booking one of our ELEMIS treatments. For Dinner, you can choose from a Family Dinner* in the Conservatory or adult only dining in our Fredericks Restaurant.


Those enjoying our three-night package, will be welcome to arrive from 12pm. Your bedroom will be ready from 3pm, so you can settle in and let the Children take part in crafting fun in the Four Bears Den, allowing you some time perhaps to head into Bury St Edmunds to buy some last-minute gifts.

If you are with us on the four-night package, our festive buffet lunch will be served from midday. High Tea will be available in the early evening for the younger Children. You can then enjoy family time, by being creative as we scatter food for Santa’s reindeer's, alternatively, parents can enjoy some mulled wine! This evening, why not join us for a glass of fizz in the Drawing Room before Dinner*. The evening concludes with a Christmas film for the older Children and drinks in the Drawing room for the adults.


He’s been! Open your eyes, take it all in and head down for our delicious Christmas Suffolk Buffet breakfast and of course a glass of something fizzy. There is a rumour that a very special guest may be with us a bit later, so make sure to book your time slot to meet him. If you’ve been good, he may have a present for you!

After breakfast you can enjoy opening your gifts and spending family time together, maybe have a walk and get ready for our Traditional Christmas Lunch, with all the trimmings. After lunch in time for 3pm, grab a seat in the Cinema Room for the Queens 2019 message and afterwards, sit down to enjoy a delicious cream tea. High Tea will be served in the early evening for the younger Children. Our Buffet Dinner* will be served in the evening will then be for you to do as you please, there are plenty of board games available from Reception.


Today is all about relaxing, so why not take advantage of the Four Bears Den Breakfast club and have a lay in, or book in for a post-Christmas massage.

A sumptuous Festive Buffet Lunch will be ready from 12noon, followed by more Four Bears activities. High Tea is served for the younger Children in the Cinema Room. Dinner* is served in either the Conservatory as a family or Fredericks for grown-ups only and then there will be one last film before bedtime.


After our Buffet breakfast is served and you have vacated your room, you are welcome to stay and use the facilities. The Children can enjoy crafting a sock snowman in the Four Bear's Den and why not enjoy our Buffet lunch before you head off.


50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking, the remaining balance is due by 1st December. Cancellation fee will be equal to the full amount after 1st December 2019. For Christmas and New Year Breaks, up to two children under the age of 15 years are included. Additional children aged 4 - 15 years sharing parents’ bedroom will be charged at £35 per child per day. Supplements may apply for certain menus. Children aged 3 years and under eat for free. Children aged 16 years and over will be charged as an adult. Supplements apply for larger rooms. *House Wine is only included with dinner; a supplement can be added should you wish to substitute for other wines on our list.

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The Ickworth Hotel

Ickworth Hotel, Horringer Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP29 5QE