Events Archive


Royal Norfolk Agricultural Show 2017

The Estate are delighted to announce Mr Chris Vincent received his long service award at the Royal Norfolk Show on 29th June 2017.  Chris has worked for Ditchingham Estate for 40 years and although now directly employed by Sentry Ltd still actively farms at Ditchingham.  Many thanks for all your hard work.


Chris vincent


Here are a selection of events in 2017:

  • Sunday 23rd April: Open Garden in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, a fantastic event which raised over £2,700 for the Charity.
  • Friday 16th June: Rain or Shine outdoor theatre performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in aid of the Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind.  The event was well supported and the sun was shining.  Watch this space for details on next years event..
  • Sunday 18th June: Open Garden in aid of East Coast Hospice, 2pm-5pm (£4 per adult, with under 16s free). A super event which raised just over £1,400, it was a gloriously sunny afternoon.

Thank you to all who have supported events this year at Ditchingham. We shall be posting events for 2018 soon.


2016 has been a spectacular year for fundraising with over £17,000 being raised for a variety of charitable causes.

The main events included:-

Gardens Afternoon in April supporting the East Anglian Children’s Hospices and raising £2,400.

The Paws in the Park walk was repeated this year and, once again, the sun shone, walkers and their dogs chose a length of walk to suit themselves and successfully raised £2,245 for All Hallows Hospital, Ditchingham.

Help for Heroes never fails to attract much-needed support, and the estate Clay Shoot in May was no exception with over £3,000 raised for this charity.

The travelling theatre company, Rain or Shine, performed for the second successive year in the garden in front of the Hall in July. The performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream was well attended, picnics were the order of the day, and East Coast Hospice were delighted with a total of over £4,100 towards their building project.

The second Garden Opening took place also in July when the NSPCC, Bungay Branch, raised £1,500.

In addition, the local churches of St Mary’s, Ditchingham, & St Peter’s, Hedenham were grateful to be the beneficiaries of smaller events and generous donations while the Game Conservancy £2,300 cannot go without mention.

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2016 calendar.