A morning immersed in Nature on the farm 

With Mark Cocker

aclaimed naturalist and author 

 21st October 2023 9.15-1pm


Spend a morning exploring the glorious range of animals and plants that live on an organic, nature friendly farm in October. Examine the (live) contents of our moth trap and go on into the wider landscape to look for birds, insects, trees, bumblebees, dragonflies, butterflies, plants, fungi.  We will look at everything that calls this agricultural landscape home at this time of year with the aim of exploring  how wildlife adjusts to reduced sunlight and the lower temperatures of a Suffolk Autumn.


£45.00 per person  

email alice@shimplingpark.com to reserve a place


Memoir and Self Writing          

A One Day writing Workshop for beginners and experienced writers. 

23rd September 2023

9.30am - 5.30pm

We all have a true story about ourselves and our experiences to write. 

When we go to the effort of committing that to paper, we want to make sure it will engage the reader, whoever they are.  This Compelling day will help you focus on how to go about it and give you a real inspiration and enjoyment from the process.

Every step will be expertly guided by Tom Henry, a highly experienced professional writer of memoirs. 


£135.00  -  Lunch, all refreshments and celebratory finishing drink included! 

               email alice@shimplingpark.com 

Shimpling Park

a sustainable and beautiful place to celebrate !

 for truly memorable and unique events !

A unique and beautiful place to celebrate!


Big birthdays ...

Think tanks ...

Meetings, conferences, think-tanks and workshops...

Bigger meetings ...

Music workshops ...

Filming and location hire...

Just Ask ....  alice@shimplingpark.com  

We look forward to seeing you!

Some of these lovely unlabled pictures were taken by @cheryl.anne.photography and @Katebalmforthweddings



Wedding Questions?


Why Shimpling Park Farm ?

The location and barns are rustic and beautiful. They are  as environmentally sustainable as possible  - heated entirely with renewable fuels and in the heart of our organic farm. A  unique family venue.  


Where are we?

In the middle of Suffolk – 50 minutes from Cambridge, 1 hour 30 mins from London with good road and rail links from Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds


Can I get married here ?

The legal  registration has to be done at Church or in the Registrary Office.  Here you can design your own ceremony to make your ceremony totally unique to you. 


How many people can I have?

You can seat from 10 up to 80.  You could have up to 100 if you want extra evening guests to dance later!


What comes with the barn?

The barn is your “blank canvas”.   We have plenty of Vintage style trestle tables and chairs, a bar and props. You can dress the barn as you wish.  


How can I arrange the barn?

From round tables to long tressels to herringbones or outdoor in the pretty courtyard under lights, you set up the look you really want. 


Can I have a pre-wedding photo shoot at Shimpling Park Farm?

Yes, the gardens and farm are very photogenic – you are welcome to use them for a pre-event shoot.


Can you help me find places to stay locally?

Yes we can supply a good list. 


Can you help find caterers, florists, musicians, taxis etc?

Yes, we have lots of contacts and we can put you in touch with the perfect people to make your celebration fly. We do not charge any corkage or commission on services you book to supply your wedding.


Every celebration is unique to you at Shimpling Park.




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