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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Southwold

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 265 fun things to do in Southwold for you and the family to discover, including beaches, indoor and soft play areas and tourist attractions. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 138 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Southwold day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Southwold with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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People at The Denes Beach in Southwold

The Denes Beach at Southwold

  • Southwold
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

More isolated feeling than nearby Pier Beach this is a quiet sand and shingle dune backed beach where the water is safe for swimming, canoeing and bo...

Map and booklet for The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail

The Southwold Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Southwold
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Southwold self guided Mystery themed Treasure Trail is a unique way to explore. Great for first time visitors and locals alike, as you follow the...

Families on boat at Coastal Voyager in Southwold

Coastal Voyager

  • Southwold
  • Indoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

The Coastal Voyage undoubtedly is the most popular trip by far is the high speed trip out to sea off Southwold. The boat is put through its formidabl...

Sun shining through clouds at Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

  • Southwold
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

With a sand and shingle shore with bright and sassily named beach huts, Southward Pier has previously won the prestigous Blue Flag award. Enjoy the w...

Clear day at Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach in Saxmundham

Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach

  • Saxmundham
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach is tucked away on the Suffolk coast, Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and a true sense of being at one...

RSPB Minsmare Visitor Centre

RSPB Minsmere

  • Westleton
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Love nature, photography and the great outdoors? Then RSPB Minsmere National Reserve is a great place for your family day out. There, you won’t have...

Girl petting snake at Africa Alive in Lowestoft

Africa Alive!4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Lowestoft
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

At Africa Alive, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African...

Race track at Ellough Park Raceway in Beccles

Ellough Park Raceway

  • Beccles
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Ellough Park Raceway Both Adult Karting and Junior Karting is provided at Ellough Park, meaning drivers aged from 8 years and above can enjoy outdoor...

Adventure Island Playpark mascot at Adventure Island Playpark in Lowestoft

Adventure Island Playpark

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The main attraction at the Adventure Island Play Park is Pirate Pete's Pirate Ship. Walk the plank to the secret island and race the zip glides! 3 le...

Vintage London Transport at East Anglia Transport Museum in Lowestoft

East Anglia Transport Museum

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

East Anglia Transport Museum is a great tourist attraction that also has an educational role, with a living museum that shows the development of mech...

Disco rollerskating at Rollers at Claremont Pier in Lowestoft

Rollers at Claremont Pier

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Rollers at Claremont Pier With the full wood strip floored rink and disco type UV lighting, mirror balls and smoke machine it's like a nightclub on w...

People swimming at Beccles Outdoor Swimming Pool in Beccles

Beccles Lido

  • Beccles
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Beccles Lido is a traditional, outdoor heated swimming pool situated by the river Waveney. There is a large 33m x 16m swimming pool with a deep end o...

Outside view of Marina Theatre Lowestoft

Marina Theatre Lowestoft

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

For a touch of Tinseltown in the centre of Lowestoft, make your way to the Marina Theatre! It’s the beating cultural heart of this seaside spot with...

Sunset at Thorpe Bay Beach in Southend On Sea

Thorpe Bay Beach

  • Southend On Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love watersports? Enjoy the real deal - go for an action-packed day at Thorpe Bay Beach near Southend On Sea. This sandy family-oriented beach has wo...

Woman bowling at Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre in Lowestoft

Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre

  • Lowestoft
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Richardson's Family Entertainment Centre is THE Family Entertainment Centre on Whapload Road in Lowestoft. The antically themed centre includes Richa...

Map and booklet for The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail

The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail

  • Aldeburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You'll have a great family day out exploring outdoors on the Aldeburgh self-guided treasure hunt themed Treasure Trail. Everyone can get involved on...

Mum and son pet camel at Oasis Camel Centre in Halesworth

Oasis Camel Centre

  • Halesworth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Think it strange to find camels in Suffolk? Not that strange, the owners of the Oasis Camel Park have kept camels and their various relations for man...

Sea lion at Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park in Lowestoft

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

  • Lowestoft
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park is just 10 minutes from the seaside town of Lowestoft . Set in 50 acres, this park has rides and attractions to...

Mum and son on canoe at Iken Canoe in Woodbridge

Iken Canoe

  • Woodbridge
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Discover one of Suffolk’s outdoor gems - Iken Canoe canoe and kayak hire centre. Take a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP) and glide along th...

Pumpkins at Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop in Norwich

Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop

  • Norwich
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy fruit picking at Hillfield Nursery & Farm Shop, a wonderful PYO farm set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. This is an activity the whol...

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