Weekdays no minimum stay
Weekends minimum three nights from Friday

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Activities


BONFIRE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a glass of mulled wine (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.

£36pp 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!

From £60pp (90 minutes)

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.

form £100pp plus £1 per Cartridge over allocated group amount (around 120 minutes)

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 NATURE TRAILS

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.

Walks available from £45pp with one of our Wilderness Rangers.

ADULT SURVIVAL CHALLENGE

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 £60pp (90 minutes)

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

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.

Coaching session from £45 pp – Complimentary hire post session

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 £60pp (90 Minutes)

SPITFIRE FLY DISPLAY

Treat your guests to a show-stopping flyby, from the iconic Spitfire IX MH 434, to surprise and delight during your special event. This historic plane is one of the few remaining working examples in the UK. The pilot will provide a memorable fly over the estate for 12 minutes whilst guests enjoy the show with bubbles from the grounds below.

£6,000

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 £48 per person

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 AND PILATES

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.

£45 Include Personal Training as PT on the Yoga Pilates

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 £45pp

CHILDREN’S SURVIVAL SKILL

For the young explorer, work as a team and step up from den building to real survival shelters and experience a team fire lighting challenge to toast a cheeky s’more or two.

from £45pp

TEDDY BEAR PICNIC

Have younger children, fancy taking them on a trail to discover a picnic perfect for their teddy? You are welcome to bring your Teddy too. Enjoy a lovely story, trail, and healthy snacks while making a miniature Den for your Teddy to winter over in.

from £45pp

SPOON CARVING

Sitting around a campfire with others in the great outdoors, under a stunning wilderness canopy enjoy wood carving and create your very own wooden spoon. After a short demonstration, you will receive tuition to support your safe use of a special carving knife and see a spoon unfold in front of your very eyes. Careful, you are starting a journey down a very addictive, and mindful path.

From £45pp (£90 Minutes)

ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE HIRE

Hire a deluxe electric bike, capable of tackling any terrain at the Wilderness Reserve. The electric eco revolution is here! Grab one of these stunning electric bikes for hire and cycle through the 9-mile-wide wilderness reserve and immerse yourself into the stunning Suffolk countryside. Or why not visit the local coast on a stunning 18mile return trip – The power of these Electric bikes really does bring further distances into stunning view.

£45 for the day each

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.

Complimentary

AIR RIFLE SHOOTING

Come and enjoy a shooting experience in our beautiful Kendall’s Wood, set within our 5000-acre estate. You will keep warm and dry while enjoying the great outdoors. Steady your eye and test your nerve with our targets ranging from 10 to 50+ yards. Using a range of rifles including pre-charged Air Arms© air rifles, you will receive expert tuition to get you set for the next Olympics.

from £60 (90 Minutes)

Speak with your host for a full list of our Country Pursuits to further enhance your stay