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The Ickworth | Suffolk

Once a fine country home, the east wing is now a luxury family hotel. The hotel is in a idyllic location in the Suffolk countryside with 1,800 acres of beautiful parkland to wonder about. Kids are free to enjoy nature in luxury. There’s plenty to keep children entertained here, cycling, nature walks, clambering up ancient trees or splashing about in the indoor pool. The Ofsted-registered Four Bears Den is a big hit here, where kids can play and get creative under the supervision of the experienced hotels crèche team.

  • 1800 acres of gardens
  • Get close to nature
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Kids swimming gear
  • Babysitting
  • Childcare
  • Baby equipment
  • Cinema/games room
  • Family rooms
  • Children’s activities
  • Countryside meals
  • Room service

Despite the grandeur of Ickworth, the hotel has excellent facilities indoors and out. Here are just some of the things that make this a true famaway hotel. With two free hours of childcare on each day of your stay, parents, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and unwind

Make a splash with the children in the indoor heated pool, explore the estate on foot or by bike, and enjoy leisurely family meals. Then turn the children over to the hotels expert crèche staff and babysitters, switch on the baby-listening system, or leave older children to make friends in the games room, while you sip champagne in the gardens or chill out with a treatment.

Childcare For each night of your stay, the hotel offers  up to two hours free childcare in the Ofsted-registered crèche for babies over three months.

Baby Monitoring and babysitting, this system allows you to personally monitor your child from anywhere in the main hotel on a handheld device. Ask the hotel staff and they will give you the full details.

Baby equipment including cots, nappy bins and bottle warmers

Crèche and children’s activities, Four Bears Den is every toddler’s idea of heaven. Packed with games, toys and books, it offers a safe and fun space. For each night of your stay we offer up to two hours free childcare in our Ofsted-registered crèche.

Children’s dining Choose when you’d like them to eat, with flexible dining options. Children’s High Tea is served from 5pm-6pm.  Or opt for family dining, complete with a special ‘Younger Ones’ menu.

From the outset, this is hotel is magical outdoors, 1800 acres of it, plenty to do: Venture out to explore the fairy garden, complete with cars, wendy house and trampoline, or borrow a bike (with stabilisers) and go for a ride. Swim in the indoor heated swimming pool.

For the older children, Club Blu is a good place to gather and play Wii, X-Box, Play Station, air hockey, table tennis and table football.

Cinema room, 6pm daily to watch the latest children’s blockbusters in the cinema room

Flexible mealtimes Dine whenever it suits you, with your children or without. For kids, the hotel offers an option of High Tea – an earlier meal from 5pm-6pm – or family dining in the conservatory. Whilst you sip a champagne, ‘cocktails’ will keep your little ones toasting.

Top it all off, the family rooms are perfectly decked out to accommodate you and your your kids.

With menus developed for children, this hotel is all about the kids palate.  From fresh pureed baby food to burghers, the kitchens got all ages covered. Children’s ‘High Tea’ is served in the Cinema Room between 5pm and 6pm. Though, the hotel is all about flexible dining.

For mum and dad, Frederick’s Restaurant is a delightful treat. Overlooking the Italianate gardens, enjoy scrumptious dishes locally sourced and prepared .

Location and Transport

The Ickworth is located in the lush Suffolk countryside. 1.5 hours drive from London.

Location: The Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 5QE
Distance from London: 128 Km

Distance from Stansted Airport: 80 Km

Room Details

Small Family Double Room

2 Adults or 1 Children

From 109 GBP

Perfectly sized for small families. Double room sleep two adults with space for an extra bed or cot. Situated in the main house and offering views over the Italianate Gardens or 1,800-acre estate.

If you’re staying with a baby or toddler, the room will be equipped with all the essentials, such as a changing mat, bottle steriliser or potty. You can take advantage of the hotels complimentary baby listening service

Family Double Room

From 169 GBP

Max 2 Adults 2 Children

These rooms come in two styles, light and stylish contemporary or evocative traditional – your call.

Plenty of room for two children’s beds or cots, as well as an en-suite bathroom. The rooms will be set up with any baby or toddler equipment you might need. The baby listening service is provided to so that you can enjoy a quiet bite or drink. Best to chat with the hotel at check-in for details on the listening service.

Large Family Room

From 199 GBP

Max 2 Adults 3 Children

Plenty of room for larger families. Can comfortably sleep three children with extra beds or sofa beds. Baby monitoring service is available with this room where the hotel team will listen for any noises while you parents enjoy some me time. Best to liaise with the hotel after the booking is made to ensure your room is set up exactly as you need it and for details of the baby monitoring service.

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