WILDERNESS RESERVE - TEMPORARY CLOSURE
In line with the guidance given by the government on 23 March we have taken the decision to close Wilderness Reserve until 16 April and so we are not taking any bookings for arrival before that date. We are keeping the situation under review and will update this message if the government guidance changes. If you are due to visit over this period, we will be in contact with you as soon as we can to discuss your options.
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
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
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
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
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 £360 for 6 guests minimum (1 hour)
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.
(+50p per cartridge)1-6 guests £600; 7–12 guests £1,300; 13–25 guests £1,800
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
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 £50 with one of our Wilderness Rangers.
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 £360 (3 hours)
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
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
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
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
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 £60 per person, 6 guests minimum (1 hour)
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
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
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.
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
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 per person, 4 guests minimum
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
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