ROUGHAM ESTATE HOSTS SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

Friday 28th July 2023, will be the third year that Rougham Estate, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, opens its doors (fields) for the public to enjoy the mass blooming of 2 hectares of Sunflowers.

Enjoyed by photographers, artists, gardeners, couples, families, and children from all over East Anglia, the Estate invites visitors to not only enjoy the sea of blooms, but meander through the paths created, capturing striking photos amongst the ocean of yellow and picking their own chosen blooms to enjoy at home.

Flowers start at £2 per stem, with the Estate lending secateurs for a small refundable deposit.

As well as Sunflowers, the Estate also has a wildflower bed, with bunches of wildflowers for sale.

Open every day from 9am to 5pm, with free admission and parking, visitors are encouraged to take in nature and bring a picnic or enjoy the tasty food and refreshments served at the field from Folk About (Folk Café) and an ice cream van.

Activities for children include climbing the big bale pyramid, a bug hunt challenge and playing in the sandpits. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

This wonderful field is located in Rougham, just east of Bury St Edmunds; it is easily accessible and clearly signposted from junction 45 of the A14. It makes a great day out for families in and around Suffolk.

Free admission, free parking, and toilet facilities available.

#roughamsunflowers

More information:         

Opening Times:  Friday 28th July our Sunflowers are very reliant on the sun to encourage their bloom. We are aiming for the summer holiday period mid-July to the end of August. Daily 9am – 5pm.

Entry & Parking:  Free-Daily 9am – 5pm.

Direction / Location: Take Junction 45 from the A14, just East of Bury St Edmunds.

From the Eastbound Carriageway turn right at roundabout at the end of the slip road and follow our signage.

From the Westbound Carriageway turn left at the end of the slip road. Drive under the bridge. Straight over at the roundabout and follow our signage.

Google Dropped Pin Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/geKLforxCQ95FK6J7

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Your Visit: When you visit the sunflower field you will be directed by a member of staff to park. There is ample parking on grass. Toilet facilities are available including an accessible toilet with baby change unit.

Food: There will be a choice of picnic spots with benches on a grassy area, so bring along your picnic blankets. Picnicking is encouraged and  there will be catering from Folk About from the Folk Café on offer with ice cream too!

Picking your Sunflowers:  Visitors will be able to pick their own beautiful bunches of Sunflowers from £2 per stem. Bring your own secateurs or borrow some for a small refundable deposit. The deposit will be deducted from the total price. When you are ready to leave head to the gazebo where our helpful staff will charge you accordingly. Payment by card is preferable although we will be taking cash                              

Wildflowers are sold in pre-cut bunches only

Photo Opportunities : There will be several featured areas for photographs so you can have fun capturing special memories. We ask that all professional, commercial, for-profit or paid-for photoshoots are pre-booked and authorised by Rougham Estate.
Drone use is strictly prohibited unless pre-arranged and agreed to in writing by Rougham Estate, to take place during hours that the site is not open to the public. We encourage photos and social media to use the hashtag #roughamsunflowers.

Leaving the Sunflower field: A one-way system is in operation for visitors arriving by car. Look out for Exit signs that will direct you back to the public road. Please note that the exit road is a left hand turn only and will be signposted accordingly.

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