International Mens Day

International Mens Day

19th November 2021 It’s International Men’s Day, #MensDay  Raising awareness of mental health issues that men face. I’m in a better place now than I was a few years ago and want to share it with you because it’s good to talk about any issues you face, it’s better...

NEW: Pick Your Own Sunflowers

NEW: Pick Your Own Sunflowers

We are super excited to announce our first-ever ‘Pick Your Own Sunflower’ field including a maze, swing, selfie picture frame, bale pyramid, and bug hunt on an estate field close to Blackthorpe Barn. Refreshments are available at weekends. Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm Pick Your Own...

Crafts back at Blackthorpe Barn

Crafts back at Blackthorpe Barn

Crafts are back at Blackthorpe Barn in 2021! After a difficult year in 2020 when we were all affected by Covid-19, we had to take the crafts online, but it just wasn’t anywhere near the same amazing experience as usual. So, I am delighted to say that the Craft...

Welcome to Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn online 2020 Welcome back to Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn in our strange new world. Things have changed so much since we were open for Christmas last year. Who would have imagined what was about to happen to us all? However, we are determined...

#VirtuallyAtTheBarn

#VirtuallyAtTheBarn

Hi there!  We are all stuck at home at the moment and we are going to need some inspiration to keep us engaged and our minds and bodies active. Here at the barn, we have been wondering how we can help. We have come up with an idea which...

SPRING WORKSHOP: Willow

SPRING WORKSHOP: Willow

EXCITING NEWS: We are delighted to welcome back The Coddiwomplers to Blackthorpe Barn during March/April/May/June for lots of wonderful Willow Weaving workshops! Click here for further details.

ROADWORKS: 21-25 October

ROADWORKS: 21-25 October

It has come to our attention that there will be roadworks happening near the entrance here at Blackthorpe Barn. Diversions will be in place to get you here from the A14. Please follow them as we would hate to miss you. We apologies in advance for the inconvenience it...

New room available for hire

New room available for hire

Blackthorpe Barn is proud to unveil its brand new teaching resource The Meadow Room is perfect to teach classes of up to 12 students for art or craft workshops. It also seats 30 for lectures. The relaxing rural setting overlooking an ancient Suffolk meadow and close to the well-known...

Get Ready!

Get Ready!

I saw reindeer fly across the sky… which means on Monday 3rd September at 9.30am, tickets to Santa’s Grotto will go on sale. Those who are lucky enough to buy tickets for Fri 21st or Sat 22nd December will get extra experience. The children will each make their own...

Rougham Hall Talk & Walk Day

Rougham Hall Talk & Walk Day

George Agnew will be giving a talk of the rise and fall of Rougham Hall inside the new Meadow Barn today at 11.30am and after lunch you can join him and his dog Bolly a walk towards the remains of the Rougham Hall, this starts at 2pm £6 pp...

Let’s Wrap Up Christmas!

Let’s Wrap Up Christmas!

See our newest products for the season The Country Christmas Shop is open everyday from Fri 27 October until Fri 22 December and offers visitors a real treat in the form of inspiration for festive decoration colour themes for both inside and out, unique gifts. This year new pet...

Extra weekend at British Crafts

Extra weekend at British Crafts

Hello… …you are invited to the 2017 British Crafts. Due to the huge popularity of the much-loved Best of British Crafts every November and December at Blackthorpe Barn, just outside Bury St Edmunds, there is now an extra weekend to enjoy as the event has been extended and will...

Grotto tickets goes on sale now

Grotto tickets goes on sale now

Hello… two exciting news… the website is up and the other is the grotto tickets are finally on sale! Pick a date and time to suit your visit and enter each child’s name and details and book your slot. Then you will receive an email confirmation, either jot down...

New Website Launch

New Website Launch

It’s here, the new website is finally here, hope you like it? Sorry you had to wait long but its definately worth the wait and hopefully it is functioning as you expect, if you find something on this website that needs amending please do not hestitate to contact us.