For those seeking their next staycation destination, you might be familiar with the South East of England, famous for its coastline and vast countryside. Well, look no further than here.
Suffolk is one county in the South East which combines access to some luxurious Suffolk country cottages with unrivalled experiences and destinations to visit. Keep reading for some of the best ideas of things to do in Suffolk.
Get the kids out and about in nature
The rural landscape of Suffolk means that the county is packed full of outdoor experiences – from adventure playgrounds to farms, coastal retreats, and more.
Easton Farm Park is one such destination which combines interactive animal encounters with a secluded and peaceful location on the banks of the local river. An onsite café and both indoor and outdoor play spaces for children make this the perfect farm day out for kids of all ages – plus the site hosts an annual country music festival held in June which is perfect for country and western music lovers.
Another great place to head is Thetford Forest, home to endless walking and cycling trails, with various cafes and places to eat dotted around the outskirts of the lowland pine forest. High Lodge within the forest grounds is a great place to start your day out as it boasts its own play area, while the forest’s own Go Ape site is perfect for older children who crave that sense of adrenaline and adventure.
Walks and country pubs for the adults
Moving onto something a little more grown-up for the adult groups and romantic dates, there is nowhere in the UK that’s better for country walks and quaint pub meals than Suffolk. The vast expanse of coastal routes, riverside walks, and forest trails means that you really can take your pick of adventurous hikes – or you can simply wander out the door of your holiday accommodation and cross over the fields to the nearest village pub.
For those who are interested in history, Suffolk is also home to a plethora of medieval towns and villages which all look just as they would have done many generations ago. Picturesque and often filled with independent boutiques and eateries, you will easily be able to fritter away a day or two simply by exploring and wandering around the local areas.
Get back to history in Woodbridge
Have you heard of Woodbridge? A coastal town not too far from Sudbury, Woodbridge combines small restaurants and businesses with a magnanimous piece of history – as home to the Sutton Hoo site where the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site was found. A large warehouse space in the centre of Woodbridge has now been dedicated to the intense process of rebuilding the long boat – the frame of which was found on the Sutton Hoo site. Alternatively, you can visit the site itself which is now owned and managed by the National Trust – exploring the surrounding trails and witnessing the mounds made famous in a recent movie.
Suffolk is an exciting place to spend a weekend or a week away – where will you go on your next visit?