Activities


BONFIRE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, hot chocolate (or Pimms depending on the season) from the back of the Land Rover by a roaring bonfire as the sun goes down. An idyllic end to a day in the Suffolk countryside, sausage rolls and marshmallows for toasting are the finishing touches to this rustic countryside version of a sundowner.

£30 per person - Minimum group of 8 people

PASHLEY BIKING

Enjoy gentle cycles through the rolling parkland on your complimentary Pashley bike which can be found in the Sibton Park courtyard subject to a first come first served basis. Pedal through the vast 5,000 acre estate and surrounding woodlands along suggested routes, stop at a quintessential Suffolk pub to enjoy a local brew or take the country lanes to Southwold for a picnic on the beach. Please enquire for suggested routes.

Complimentary

COOKING CLASSES

Truffle Making Class

Under the guidance of a Wilderness Reserve chef learn to make truffles in your Wilderness Reserve home – choose from salted toffee, peanut butter and raspberry coulis for fillings and get creative embellishing your final product.

From £75 pp

ROWING BOATS

Nothing is more quintessentially English than the languid pulling of oars on a summer afternoon across one of lakes at Wilderness Reserve. Collect oars for complimentary rowing boats from the Wilderness Reserve team at Sibton Park and explore Sibton Park lake by boat. Season dependent and subject to availability.

Complimentary

ARCHERY

With Sibton Park as the backdrop, practice your aim and challenge your friends in the ultimate countryside pursuit with guidance from an expert.

Archery is a social sport which makes it ideal for team building events or parties as well as a fun activity for a family or group of friends and is not exclude on grounds of physical ability or fitness and no previous experience is not necessary to have an enjoyable day whether you are 8 or 80! All equipment needed is provided, and archery experts are on hand throughout the activity to offer support and high standards of safety for all aspiring Robin Hoods!

Prices start from £180 for 1 hour

CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING

Clay pigeon shooting on the grounds of Sibton Park for all the family, with help from a member of The Philip Thorrold Shooting Academy, with Philip Thorrold regarded as being amongst the world’s top shots. With the backdrop of Sibton Park and the Wilderness Reserve estate there is no better setting for this truly English sport. Whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned shot, Phillip and Ben are on hand to teach and ensure safety having taught shooters from all walks of life, young and old, male and female.

(+30p per cartridge)

1-6 guests £600; 7–12 guests £1,300; 13–25 guests £1,800

MURDER MYSTERY

Choose from the mini murder mystery with 2 actors or classic murder mystery with 5 actors and wet your detective appetite with this mystery package, meeting a couple of mysterious new guests for an unforgettable evening.

A Murder Mystery evening is ideal for corporate evenings, special birthdays or just for fun. The event promises an evening of excellent entertainment, high comedy and of course great food on request of a Wilderness Reserve chef. Professional actors, hilarious scenes and intriguing riddles will unfold throughout the evening until the murderer is revealed. It’s your choice if you wish to play detective and help guess “whodunnit” or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

Mini package £850- Classic package £1500

WILDERNESS RESERVE RANGER

A two-hour guided tour through Wilderness Reserve’s parklands and woodlands led by one of our Wilderness Reserve Rangers. The walk begins at 8am, or earlier if preferred, when the dawn chorus is quietening so individual songbirds can be heard. This is when songbirds are most active, and is a beautifully peaceful time of day to appreciate the Suffolk landscape and learn to identify birdsongs with the help of one of our Wilderness Reserve expert Rangers. During the spring and early summer months the Wilderness Reserve estate is alive with birdsong. One for the early risers, guests are invited to listen to the cacophony of birdsong from 5 am, or as early as 4 am in the height of summer, that accompanies the sunrise. As the dawn chorus fades you will be guided by a Wilderness Reserve Ranger who will explain how to identify each songster. Sibton Park lake, part of Kim Wilkie’s revival of this Arcadian landscape, is alive with butterflies and dragonflies throughout the summer months. Guests take small rowing boats onto the lake from which the margins and shoreline can be explored, with stopping off points to search wild flower meadows for butterflies and other insects. A great activity for children and families, entertain the curious with a host of species to discover and the active with a rowing adventure. Starts at 1:30 pm and finishes at 3:30 pm.

A host of activities from £25 with one of our Wilderness Rangers.

BUSHCRAFT SKILLS

From £180 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Get ‘back to basics’ and learn to build a fire from sparks and basic shelter making using ponchos and tarps.

From £270 (3 hours)
For the true survivors, learn to build a fire using the sparks, the sun or friction and how to build a shelter using foraged materials. Guests will learn to forage and cook in the wilderness – with the comforting knowledge you will be returning to your Wilderness Reserve home.

From £180

FISHING

Fish for rudd, skimmers, roach or carp at various lakes on the Estate from £50 per rod.

We can also arrange deep sea fishing off the Suffolk coast at Southwold, please speak to the Wilderness Reserve team for further information.

From £50 per rod

FLORAL DESIGN

On our hand-tied masterclass, you will explore traditional floristry techniques to create the perfect seasonal hand tied bouquet for friends and loved ones. Begin with an introduction on how to condition and choose flowers for your bouquet, before learning the classic spiral technique and colour matching. Our demonstrations will take you on an inspirational journey covering all aspects of floral design relating to your chosen interest. From dinner party chic to hand tied perfection, sit back and relax while we show you how to create your own stunning floral creations at home.

From £60 pp

HELICOPTER PLEASURE FLIGHTS

Take to Suffolk skies and enjoy the view from an Airbus Helicopter H120. Take in Suffolk’s Hertitage Coast from above, including Southwold, Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, Aldeburgh, Orford Ness, Hollesly Bay and the port of Felixstowe.

20 mins from £1,300

PADDLE BOARDING

Grab one of our paddle boards from Sibton Park and explore the lake on your SUP…you might even try a yoga pose or two. Namaste.

Complimentary

AXE & KNIFE THROWING

Got some anger to take out? Don’t worry, we got you. Begin the session taking aim with minihawks and knifes before honing your skills with a full size tomahawk.

From £150 (1 hour)

WINE TASTING

Perfect for pre-dinner entertainment whether it be a winter night by the fire or al fresco on a midsummer evening, indulge in wine tasting with our experienced sommelier who will talk you each of your bottles sharing his knowledge and passion for these exquisite wines or champagnes, from creation to palette.

From £30 per person

PILATES

Bespoke pilates sessions can be arranged on the Sibton Park grounds for various group sizes.

Private Session £100

STRING QUARTET

The Scintillo String Quartet is an experienced, first-rate string quartet who will play beautiful background music for your dinner party, corporate event or wedding at Wilderness Reserve, adding a luxurious touch to your stay.

CUSHION MAKING

Create up to two handmade feather cushions with guidance from an upholstery guru. Learn a variety of techniques from envelope cushions and piped cushions to pom pom designs.

From £90 pp

YOGA

Relax your body and mind and take in the panoramic views of Sibton Park with a personally tailored yoga session. Feel rejuvenated with a relaxing practice in the country, whether you need downtime before a wedding or event or simply want to find quality time with family or friends, this is an any day anytime activity to make you feel great.

1 person £75, 2 people £100, £60 pp thereafter

SCAVENGER HUNT

Divide the party into two teams and explore the house and surrounding grounds hunting down hidden gems with clues.

You’ll need both smarts and speed to complete this scavenger hunt which is a favourite with families and children. Hurtle around the estate trying to find cryptic clues and solve puzzles and be the first to the prize.

From £600

WALKING & HIKING

Wilderness Reserve offers miles of woodland rides in which to explore our natural heritage and there is a network of footpaths through the Yox Valley and across into the adjacent Blythe and Alde Valleys. Suffolk’s Heritage Coast and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of Britain’s finest landscapes, covers 150 square miles of wildlife-rich wetlands, ancient heaths and windswept shingle beaches.