Sutton Hoo | Day Out With The Kids

Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

  • A girl rubs her nose against an ancient warriors battle helmet.
  • An image of the mound at Sutton Hoo
  • An early morning view of Sutton Hoo as the sun rises behind the mound

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Sutton Hoo's website
01394 389700

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Until 30th September
Please see website for details


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

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