The Suffolk Punch Trust is thrilled to be re-opening to welcome our visitors back through the gates. We will be open 6 days a week from 15 August to 31 October 2020 to ensure as many of our supporters can visit. Please be aware we will be closed every Tuesday for general maintenance and deep cleaning.
NOTE: We have decided to allocate Saturday 15 August and Sunday 16 August to Annual Pass holders and Friends of the Trust only.
All other visitors can visit from Monday 17th August 2020. For your safety we have made some changes to help everyone with social distancing and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The number of people visiting the Trust will be controlled so that you can safely enjoy your visit. You are required to wear a face mask / face covering while inside the visitor centre and implement barn.
Coronavirus track and trace: Please ensure that you add a telephone number or contact details to you booking as we will require this for track and trace if it unfortunately becomes necessary to contact you.
Annual Pass Holders: To book your entry time please complete the booking details. Please enter “pay in-house” on the payment screen if you are just booking an entry time. If your annual pass was valid at 27 March 2020 and has now expired we will extend the expiry date to 31 October 2020. If you have an annual pass that admits more than one person please book separate tickets as appropriate. Please bring your annual pass with you.
Friends of the Trust: To book your entry day and time please complete the booking details. Please add your Friends number so that we can check the booking is valid.
Day Visitors: Entry for day visitors is by pre-booked ticket only If you have any problems with booking or paying online or prefer not to use your card online please call us on 01394 411327 and we will do our best to assist. If we are not in the office please leave a message and we will get back to you.
Golf Buggy: If you have limited mobility and wish to book the golf buggy, which seats 2 passengers, please let us know so that we can make sure it is available. It will be cleaned thoroughly between each use.
Your Visit:We are sure you will be expecting it but sadly we have had to put some restrictions in place due to the need to follow Government guidelines.
Once here you will be given a personal guided tour around the farm and implement barn so that we can ensure social distancing at all times, keeping you, our staff and our animals as safe as possible. Our experienced tour guides are very knowledgeable about the farm and the horses and will make sure you have lots of photo opportunities. Our woodland walks will be open for you to wander along at your leisure with a new and exciting Tree Trail.
Unfortunately, at the moment, the stables are closed to the public as it is imperative that we keep our stud staff as safe as possible. Our stud Manager will ensure as many horses as possible will be out in the fields for you see, including our three beautiful new foals. We hope you understand that sadly you will not be able to feed or touch the horses and other animals at the moment. Due to the need to socially distance we are not able to run the tractor and trailer rides or open the children's play area.
Our shop, museum, cafe with outdoor seating and a takeaway option and heritage garden will be open as usual with all social distancing controls in place.
We are following government guidelines on safety and can assure you that all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure you are kept as safe as possible. Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.