Ten fun things to do in Suffolk this half term

Ten fun things to do in Suffolk this half term

Our friends at Visit Suffolk have provided a fantastic guide on activities to enjoy in Suffolk this half-term. With a strange yellow thing starting to appear regularly in the sky and colorful flowers beginning to bravely peek out of the soil, it’s clear that Spring is here! We’ve compiled a list of ten activities to keep the whole family happy, active, and entertained.

1. Love our planet

Take a trip to Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, you don’t even have to leave the country. Here you can walk, talk and squawk with over 80 species of animals. The kids will love seeing animals from around the world including the African lion, black and white lemurs, cheetahs and meerkats. There are enough activities to make a whole day of it, so pack plenty of warm clothes and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey of discovery with their brand-new trail, learning how to how love our planet! Solve puzzles and riddles as you make your way around the zoo.

2. Be King or Queen of the castle
The magnificent Framlingham Castle was once home to some of the most formidable names of Tudor England and it was here that Mary Tudor was proclaimed Queen of England. If you are feeling brave, you can take a walk around the magnificent wall walk to see for miles around the Suffolk countryside.

3. Push your limits 
Discover the perfect adventure day at Go Ape Thetford Forest. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from exploring the canopy at great height to tearing up the trails onboard all-terrain electric Segway’s.

4. Stroll along Southwold Pier
A trip to Southwold Pier is a must for anyone visiting this favourite town on the Suffolk coast. You will find the usual pier amusements alongside some hilariously funny and quirky machines, water clocks and wall of mirrors.

The Pier is great for rainy days too and has a choice of cafes and restaurants where little ones’ batteries can be recharged.

5.Experience flavour at the Food Museum!
Visit the UK’s only dedicated Food Museum for a great day out in 84 acres of Suffolk countryside. Discover more than 40,000 objects and there are 17 buildings for you to explore, plus activities every day exploring growing, making and eating food!

6. Have some fun at Easton Farm Park 
Go on an adventure at Easton Farm Park near Woodbridge. See new-born lambs, engage in interactive animal sessions, take a ride on the sheep shuttle, plus all the usual fun on the farm.

Pack your waterproofs just in case it’s wet and don’t worry if it’s cold outside though, inside there’s a cosy cafe to relax in with a cup of something warm.

7. Kentwell Hall 
Kentwell Hall is a timeless Manor House set in over 30 acres of stunning, family-friendly gardens and parkland, in the beautiful Suffolk village of Long Melford. Grab your wellies and head off around the gardens, farm and woodland trails to see the snowdrops and other spring flowers coming into bloom.

8. Be a jockey at the National Horse Racing Museum 
The National Horse Racing Museum brings to life centuries of history through interactive galleries; a chance to meet celebrated retired racehorses in the Rothschild Yard (who love a pat!); watch daily demonstrations of retired horses in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena and spot some of the finest sporting art in the world (Stubbs and Munnings are just two of the ‘greats’).

Children simply love to ‘have a go’ on the racehorse simulator – and who knows, you may have a jockey in the making! Family trails are available from reception, so you can make the most of your visit.

9. Discover an Anglo-Saxon burial site 
Discover the awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon burial site from a 17 metre high viewing tower. This is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time and you can even dress up like an Anglo Saxon too.

10.Take a walk on the wild side
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary welcomes visitors every day, providing a unique chance to encounter more than 80 magnificent owls and captivating birds of prey from various corners of the globe. Enjoy special talks daily, where you can meet their lively meerkat group. Youngsters can embark on the S.O.S. Safari trail during their visit, with a prize awaiting them at the end.

If you need inspiration for more things to see and do in Suffolk, take a look at the Visit Suffolk What’s On and Inspire pages.

Looking for accommodation nearby?  Check out The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham – located in the heart of Suffolk!

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