20 Best Things To Do In Suffolk Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Suffolk

Starting with exploring the stunning coastline, there are lots of fun things to do in Suffolk. Dive in and discover your next family day out! 

 

Into big thrills? Prepare for excitement, as you explore Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park with its over 35 rides, shows and attractions. Love heights? Channel your inner Tarzan at Go Ape Thetford and see your mini chimps in action.They even have Forest Segway there, in case you fancy something a little different. 

From the legendary Framlingham Castle to the beautiful 255-acre estate of Sutton Hoo, there are also many family-friendly historic attractions in Suffolk to explore. If you visit Sutton Hoo during the school holidays, make sure you go on a tour of the royal Anglo-Saxon burial mounds. It’s truly captivating. 

Want something a little more exotic? Check out Africa Alive! - it’s home to lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and a whole lot more awesome creatures from the African continent. 

Oh, and here’s something you can do: take the kids for a splash-about at Funtasia Felixstowe for indoor water fun no matter the weather! 

We’ve got a list of the UK School Holidays as well to help you map out the best times for a big  family day out in Suffolk. 

Find your perfect day out

Girl bowling at Superbowl UK Ipswich

Superbowl UK Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Experience the best of indoor fun at Superbowl UK Ipswich! Practice your bowling skills on 12 state-of-the-art ten pin bowling lanes. Bumpers, ramps...

Aqua Park Suffolk

Aqua Park Suffolk

  • Stutton
  • Outdoor
  • Water Parks

Nothing screams summer fun like a giant floating inflatable aqua park! With over 50 exciting obstacles, featuring some of UK’s biggest slides, Aqua P...

Kids playing golf at Stonham Barns Crazy Golf in Aspall

Stonham Barns Crazy Golf

  • Aspall
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

The Crazy Golf at Stonham Barns offers great fun for all the family with a 9 hole course that actually looks like it should be a change: with kooky c...

Owl eating at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in Stonham Aspal

Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

  • Stonham Aspal
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Walk on the wild side at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary with over 80 modern-day raptors! Visit owls, eagles and vultures at home in their aviaries or flying f...

Staff dressed as historic characters at Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket

Museum of East Anglian Life

  • Stowmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Encounter the history and natural world of East Anglia on the beautiful 75 acre site surrounding the Museum of East Anglian Life. Discover 15 splendi...

Staff at Mid-Suffolk Light Railway in Stowmarket

Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

  • Stowmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Come explore the only railway museum in Suffolk, where you’ll get to learn, play and have a different day out with the family. All aboard at Mid-Suff...

Boy in soft play tunnel

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre

  • Stowmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre is perfect for all active families out there - you'll find the three-tier Play World soft play area, plus loads of indoor...

Girl stroking goat at Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm in Ipswich

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm is a wonderful place to take children and was voted The Best Visitor Experience in Suffolk for 2006, 2007 and 2010! As...

Windmill at Saxtead Green Post Mill

Saxtead Green Post Mill

  • Saxtead Green
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Saxtead Green Post Mill Saxtead Green Post Mill is a traditional corn mill, whose whole body revolves on its base and is one of many built in Suffolk...

Go kart racing at Anglia Indoor Kart Racing in Ipswich

Anglia Indoor Kart Racing

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

If racing gets your kids engine revving then head on down to Anglia Indoor Karting in Suffolk. Let your kid try out racing for the first time, or let...

Kids make butterfly hats at Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Museum

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Calling all time travellers! Ipswich Museum has an adventure with your name on it, spanning thousands of years from all over the globe. The exhibits...

Families in swimming pool at Crown Pools in Ipswich

Crown Pools

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Come and swim in a pool fit for royalty. Let your little prince or princess dive into Crown Pools soothing waters. Swim with your family in a giganti...

Cottage at Christchurch Park in Ipswich

Christchurch Park

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Christchurch Park facilities centre around a well equipped children's play area; but extend to tennis courts; bowling greens and croquet lawn plus sp...

Empire Cinema screen

Empire Cinema Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

With a whopping 14 screens, Empire Cinema in Ipswich is packed to the brim of excitement and adventure. Jump into the latest blockbusters at Empire C...

A family taking part in a Hunt Fun trail

Hunt Fun Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Get your gang together for a day of code busting and sightseeing on the Hunt Fun Ipswich trail. It’s sure to stretch your grey matter! Begin by getti...

Families canoeing at Easton Farm Park in Woodbridge

Easton Farm Park

  • Woodbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Arts and crafts, trains and even air cannons (!) make Easton Farm Park a day out which hits all the high notes - and that’s with added adorable anima...

Outside view of hall at Chantry Park in Ipswich

Chantry Park

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Chantry Park The super modern play area, designed by well known play area manufacturer Kompan, has replaced the teeny older playground which was clos...

Cineworld Ipswich

Cineworld Ipswich

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Be transported to a world of action, thrills and adventure with a family-friendly movie screening at Cineworld Ipswich. Share the magic of the big sc...

Toddlers playing at Wacky Warehouse Punch and  Judy in Ipswich

Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy

  • Ipswich
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Wacky Warehouse Punch and Judy is a great little multi level adventure play structure suitable for kids under 4ft9 in height and 10 years. All the us...

Boy feeding sheep at Hollow Trees in Ipswich

Hollow Trees4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Ipswich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

There’s something different to see at every turn at Hollow Trees Farm. The Farm Trail takes you on a journey of animals and adventure. As you follow...

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