Sutton Hoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Sutton Hoo

  • Woodbridge
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions

Attraction Currently Closed

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Attraction Information

Sutton Hoo is a hauntingly beautiful estate set in a whopping 255 acres with amazing views over the River Deben. It seems quiet but it's also home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern history!

Your family can discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions. Take a unique and enchanting tour of the royal Anglo-Saxon burial mounds with a 'Gruesome Grave' guide! These exclusive family friendly tours take place during most holidays and are completely free.

You can also look inside the Edwardian house where the kids can dress up like an Anglo Saxon, try the archaeological trench dig, explore Mrs Pretty's House and discover the King lying in state, surrounded by mounds of treasure! Then make your very own piece of treasure to take home like a helmet, a shield or belt buckle!

It's also nice to enjoy the beautiful seasonal colours on the estate walks, explore further with the free tracker packs and summer activity trails or dash it all and head right for the adventure playground and don't miss the zip wire!

You can even build your very own Anglo-Saxon den near the deadwood piles, and once you've finished, staff may even put it to the test and see how waterproof it actually is.

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Opening hours

Until 30th September
Please see website for details

Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £8.90
Kids from £4.50
Family from £22.30

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ, England

Phone number

01394 389700

Map

Website

Click here to visit Sutton Hoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Sutton Hoo has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Sutton Hoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Sutton Hoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Sutton Hoo has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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