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Things To Do & Days Out in Suffolk
Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park Set within 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland and just 10mins from the popular seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park has been refurbished making it an even more vibrant place for a day out for all the family. With great discounts of over 25% when you book online.
Africa Alive a family attraction with many animals from the African continent. A walking safari with giraffes, rhinos, lions, zebra, Farmyard Corner, WalkThrough Lemur Encounters, Free Roadtrain, Discovery Centre, Animal Feeding Talks, Wild Play Zone, Mini Golf and Young Explorer’s Challenge!
Havergate Island A haven for large numbers of ducks and wading birds, also a great place to see brown hares at close range. Access is by boat only and pre-booking is essential but membership is not!
Oasis Camel Centre A great family day out with all the friendly animals: camels, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, goats, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs and even ferrets!Indoor and outdoor play areas,crazy golf, mini maze and land train ride (weather permitting) all included in admission price
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Meet some owls, meerkats and enjoy other wildlife. Over 80 raptors to see, some flying in display. Woodland walk with bird hide, Raptor hospital and Sensory Garden. Experience days and parties available.
Easton Farm Park There is always lots to do on the Farm. There are daily pony rides, hug-a-bunny, meeting Star, one of the big Suffolk Punch cart horses, barrel bug and train rides, meet the animals and 2 heated indoor playbarns. A great idea for family days out in Suffolk.
Jimmys Farm An exciting day out for all the family. We are a working farm and breed rare breed pigs but also have cows, sheep, chickens and more! We have a nature trail, butchery and shop, cafe and playground. We hold farmers markets on 1st Saturday of every month.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm Working farm breeding endangered farm animals. Cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, alpacas and pigs. Children given free bag of animal food. Main area is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Walks round paddocks, beside river and lake. Picnic areas. Disabled toilet.
Hollow Trees Fun Farm Trails to follow. On your walk you will find Dirty Dave the tractor stuck in the mud, the Rolly Polly pole, Goat Mountain, Mini Tractors and the Welly Game.
The Suffolk Punch Trust is a 200 acre farm with an array of sights and activities for kids of all ages so families can make a real day out of visiting the Trust. Includes pets paddock, activity room, stamp trail, farm animals and plenty to keep kids happy!
National Horse Racing Museum The story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern heroes. Explore the galleries with their Junior Fun Tour and enjoy dressing up in the Practical Gallery.
Moyse's Hall Museum Provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk, through displays which range from prehistoric times right through to the present.
Museum of East Anglian Life Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on this beautiful 75 acre site, get steamed up with the powerful engines, meet the friendly animals including Suffolk Punch Horses and rare breads of cattle and sheep, plus 15 splendidly restored historic buildings and lots more to do.
Ipswich Transport Museum A small and friendly museum with a great collection of vehicles to explore inside and out. There are over 90 different including a fire engine and police car, buses, bikes and prams plus lorries, lawnmowers and a hearse!
Felixstowe Museum 14 galleries full of displays about the social and military history of Felixstowe with lots of interesting things to see such a models of aircraft, ships and tanks, uniforms, Roman jewellery and coins plus Victorian toys and fashion.
Bentwaters Cold War Museum An interesting and informative look at the role of the base since World War II until the early 1990s. Great exhibitions in an unusual building including the restored War Operations room and Battle Cabin.
Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large swimming pool with a serious deep end plus an adjacent toddler pool and baby pool, are grass area ideal for sunbathing. The pool is open from late May to early September and now features canoes!
Crown Pools The leisure pool is the ideal facility for the family and children with a beach area, wave machine and water fountains, which are all set amongst tropical planting. Open for casual use throughout the facilities operational hours you are guaranteed a relaxing fun time.
Deben Swimming Pool Offers a 25 metre swimming pool with various sessions, including a Family Fun Session every Saturday 11am to 12 noon, with a large inflatable and rafts in the water, which is Fun for all the Family! We also offer fresh fruit to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Haverhill Pool and Slides has 2 excellent weekender flume slides and regularly puts on Fun Sessions with inflatable toys and float mats thrown in! There's room to actually swim as well, but you won't get to! Elsewhere on same site there's an adventure play facility and loads of bookable sports facilities too.
Kingfisher Leisure Centre This cool leisure pool has a wave machine and 2 flumes and a zero depth beach entry point ideal for smaller kiddies. There's also a multi level indoor play facility here too: bonus!
Funtasia Soft play facility for children up to 130cm tall including classic friendly features like ball pit, slide, tunnels and more. Great for under 6s!
Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy Historic pub with indoor play facilities plus patio. All the usual fun features spread over several level with a dedicated toddler zone too.
Adventure Island Playpark Large Pirate Ship indoor adventure soft play park on multi-levels. Walk the plank to the secret island and race the zip glides!
Snakes and Ladders Ipswich Snakes and Ladders is a huge indoor playground filled to the brim with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Plus there's our Mini Play Street and toddlers separate safe play area. Kids can really let off steam while parents relax on comfortable leather sofas in our cafe.
Kid City Leisure centre with nice multi level indoor play area, plus elsewhere on site absolutely loads of bookable sports facilities and an indoor water park!
Play2Day Indoor Play Centre - comprises an Indoor Adventure Play Centre and a Lazer Tag Arena conveniently situated under one roof.
Kids Play With numerous fun indoor activities, you are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. Kids can brave the speedy drop slide, shoot the fun ball cannons and scramble through tunnels on the giant playframe. Plus, there's more: why not bounce on trampolines, dive into the ball pond or spin on the...
Fun 2 Play Large and exciting 3 level play structure with several different slides, ball pool, spook room plus many more fun features suitable for older children. Separate soft play for the little ones. Several birthday party packages available.
Jumppin Jacks Funhouse A fantastic three tier purpose built indoor adventure play centre and party venue for children aged 0 to 10 years of age. Dedicated toddler section.
Little Kingfishers A cool multi level adventure play area with Kingfisher trail and loads of fun features, plus a swimming pool next door with flumes and wave machine!
Clare Castle Country Park A beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history concerning the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 70ft high motte overlooking the town.
Framlingham Castle 12th century fortress with exciting audio tour, interactive exhibits, themed trails, castle wall walk, and spectacular views.
Orford Castle Explore this remarkably intact fotress from basement to rooftop through a labyrinthine stone passageways, saving some energy for the 91 steps to the top of the keep! Atmospheric and enjoyable with bonus displays and oodles of picnic space outside.
Saxtead Green Post Mill Makes an interesting educational addition to your day out in Suffolk and is easily combined with a visit to Framlingham Castle. Note the limited hours.
Sutton Hoo Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.
The Science Project Discover Centre Hands-on science fun for all the family. Build a body, operate the Crazy Crane and solve the mystery of the Treasure Chest and so much more. Discover over 30 fascinating interactive exhibits illustrating simple scientific principles. Under the same roof as the Indoor Adventure Playground and included in one...
Kentwell Hall and Gardens Roam the house, gardens and rare breeds farm or step back in time at our famous re-creations of Tudor and period life. **New for 2015** Kids' Welly Walks: Storybook Trail and Heffalump Hunt plus more children's activities and family days than ever before!
Southwold Pier is an Iconic British Pier on the coast of Suffolk with a collection of Amusement Arcades, the ‘Under The Pier Show’, Boardwalk Restaurant, two Cafes and three Gift Shops for kids and adults alike.
Suffolk Ski Centre Special sessions provided for absolute beginners over 4, general access to slopes is at age 7. Activities include skiing kindergarten, race training, tobogganing, Ringos and parties!
CurveMotion is an exciting interactive indoor venue offering roller skating, roller disco, soft play centre, mega slides, including a vertical drop slide, as well as a range of different party options and a high quality bistro.
Area 25 Skatepark An indoor skate park with facilities for skateboards, BMS, scooter and inline skates. Mini ramp for youngsters and novices. An innovative place to improve your skills, whatever your ability, with a good atmosphere.
Rollers at Claremont Pier Classic wooden roller rink with full hire services and disco kit: UV lighting, smoke machine and pumping tunes! Huge arcade also on site plus award winning beach on either side of you!
Go Ape Thetford The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and crossings for all to enjoy. You'll enjoy monkeying around over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Alton Watersports Centre A water sports centre for sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. Also a good spot for walking and cycling. Classes available or bring your own craft. Racing and junior events held throughout the year.
Kingpin Bowling Centre Classic family friendly tenpin bowling, plus cosmic bowling area with disco lighting. Gutter guards, light balls and ramps help give the kids a chance.
Bury Bowl Popular bowling centre, great activity for kids, especially if it's grotty outside, with fully licensed bar and restaurant as well as satellite television, pool and video games
Strikes Child friendly ten pin bowling with an exciting laserquest facility also on site.
Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre The Centre includes Richardson's Family Bowl which offers 14 lanes of glow bowling. There is also the nautical themed Galley Diner and Restaurant and the Cityscape Bar with Sky TV. For children there is an indoor play area, Ritchie's Adventure Island, and various amusements with tickets to win...
Mr Gs Bowling Centre 8 lane family friendly cosmic bowling, with ramps and lightweight balls for children. Animated bowling graphics and full lane service adds to the atmosphere of fun!
Namco Funscape Ipswich Kids love bowling, especially Glow Bowling, and if they are under 6 they can use a ramp and gutter guards to even the odds! With an arcade, pool tables, a ping pong table and birthday parties too.
Wild Tracks Outdoor Activity Park offering a range of exciting activities for kids aged 8 and older. Choose from Karting, Quad bikes, Archery, Crossbows, Clay Target Shooting and Air Guns! They do birthday parties too.
Anglia Indoor Kart Racing A variety of age appropriate karts and race formats, as well as parties. Over 4s.
Beacon Rally Karts Outdoor off road karting centre for all children aged 5 and over. We have three separate tracks and 4 sets of karts, for complete safety we never mix our karts, Your child will only race children of a similar age. No need for large numbers, minimum booking 1 driver.
Ellough Park Raceway A purpose built 1065mtr outdoor flood-lit kart circuit that welcomes drivers over 8 years old.
The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail Get out with the kids today on this self guided, mystery themed Treasure Trail. Ideal for all the family, hunt out the answers to the clues as you walk around Southwold to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit!
The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail Take the kids on a day out to explore this wonderful unspoilt seaside town and search for clues to solve this self-guided treasure hunt themed Trail.
East Anglia Transport Museum A living museum with a wide range of transport to discover. Take a ride on the Woodland Tramway or Trolleybus service, walk along their recreated period street, and study the vintage vehicles in restoration.
Coastal Voyager Undoubtably our most popular trip by far is the high speed trip out to sea off Southwold. The boat is put through its formidable paces in a 30 min tour of Solebay.
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway This is the only railway museum in Suffolk, where the former Mid Suffolk Light Railway is recreated. Many original station buildings and steam locomotives on display along with lots of photographs and memorabilia in the museum.
Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach Guided walks, family nature trails, Tracker Packs, smugglers' and history trails, tea-room events, sea-watching and wildlife identification charts and telescopes. Children's play area next to tea-room.
Chantry Park Spacious parkland and great adventure play areas with rope and trampoline climbing structure and zip wire, plus nice new swings, slides and roundabouts too!
Knettishall Heath Country Park Lovely for nature hikes and picnics, with plenty of local flora and fauna to spot, from lizards and butterflies to fallow deer and wild ponies. Very peaceful. Unless you take the kids!
Christchurch Park Plenty of space for traditional play and picnicking, tennis, adventure playground, 400 year old trees and many events and activities held all year round by The Wildlife and Education Rangers.
Holywells Park A beautiful park with 67 acres of rolling grounds, ponds and woodland. There is a large well maintained play area for juniors and a summer paddling pool.
East Town Park Countryside Centre The car park and children's play area for two to 12 year-olds are near to the centre and there is an easy access trail that takes you around some of the interesting features on the landscape and introduces you to the wildlife in the park. Regular events held.
The Pier Beach at Southwold One of two of Southwold's good beaches, with good swimming if you're careful and lifeguard cover. Sand and shingle surface. Regular Blue Flag awarded. Good arcade.
The Denes Beach at Southwold Sand and shingle beach good for swimming, canoeing and body boarding, with summer lifeguard cover. Another differently styled beach nearby.
Scribbles Ceramics Pottery painting fun at our studio, an activity in which all ages can have a go. Parties and walk in painting plus we can paint special pottery items for you if you have limited time or want a special present made.
Wild Raspberry Ceramic Cafe Come along to paint your own ceramic and textile pieces, also now introducing enamelling jewellery parties and Decopatch. Enjoy some home made cake with a good coffee in a relaxed atmosphere.
Glass and Craft is an indoor family craft workshop providing glass painting, ceramic painting and decopatch crafting for all ages. No booking required, just turn up, get creative and have fun. Kids' craft parties also available!
Hatter Street Studio is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio based in Suffolk, in the heart of beautiful Bury St Edmunds’ historic centre. Have creative fun with children of any age! Children (and adults!) love painting their own Masterpiece!
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Thetford Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure is an 82 acre farm with Woodland Wildlife Walks, Riverside Ramble, Pony Paddocks and Camargue Cafe. Meet the farmyard and exotic animals including Camelot the Camel and horse breeds from around the world. Pony rides, riding lessons or activity days can be booked separately. Schools, clubs, individuals and...
Barrow Hall Stables are situated in Suffolk and are the perfect place to horse ride, even if you just want one session or you've never tried it before.
Laser Quest Sudbury offers a full futuristic laser tag arena with infra red laser equipment and immersive atmospherics! Plus classic tenpin bowling to calm down with afterwards!
Play2Day Lazer Tag Arena a high-tech fast action lazer game adventure played in a double level arena, conveniently located in the same building as Play2Day Indoor Play!
Planet Laser Exciting multi level arena for laser tag, the harmless war game with laser phasors: no impact, no mess, just zaptastic fun! Plus a bowling alley and an arcade: so bring your pocket money!
Stonham Barns Crazy Golf Fun facilities at the leisure and retail complex include Golf Course and Crazy Mini Golf, Owl Sanctuary and fishing lakes.