Attractions to Visit

For the Children

Africa Alive

Africa Alive! is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside offering the chance to spot a wide range of both African and British wildlife. The spectacular centrepiece of this beautiful park is the ‘Plains of Africa’, the perfect place to spot five species of African savannah animals, including graceful giraffe and heavyweight rhinos.

The park offers a great indoor and outdoor adventure play areas, as well as restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop.

Southwold Maize Maze

Two mazes, two jumping pillows, pedal go karts, cradle nest swing, giant sand pit, pedal tractors and ride ons – all set in the beautiful countryside by the Reydon marshes.

July to September Only

Easton Farm Park

All children should grow up knowing what the wool on a sheep feels like, they should have witnessed how enquiring pigs can be, how tall a Suffolk Punch is. Children can touch and hold the small animals and safely stand next to them. Pony rides and a multitude of events are all included in the ticket price.

If the weather turns against you, take shelter in the indoor soft play barn, or visit the Barmy Barn Café for a cappuccino or hot chocolate.

Pleasurewood Hills

Set within 52 acres of enclosed coastal parkland in Lowestoft and just 10 mins from the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park has so much to do and explore. Experience rides on rollercoasters, get soaked on Timber Falls log flume, enjoy some family fun in the Kiddie Zone or simply relax and enjoy fantastic shows.

A wide selection of places to eat and drink, including Sharky’s Fish and Chip Shop and Smoky Joe’s, where you’ll find burgers, salads, sandwiches, pasta and pizzas.

Oasis Camel Park

Its the only park in the UK where you can touch and see close-up the camels and their animal relations. Set in the North Suffolk countryside, with special Family Fun Days every month during summer.

Train, camel and donkey rides, meet the meerkat experience and hands on animal sessions with goats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

For all the Family

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham is a magnificent late 12th-century castle. Surrounded by parkland and estates, it was once at the centre of a vast network of power and influence. Explore its rich history and find out more about its journey from a medieval powerhouse to a 17th-century home for the poor.

Get a taste of Tudor life by trying Tudor inspired dishes in the café or take home your own piece of history in the shop where you can buy chutneys and jams, wines, beers, books, garden gifts and more.

Somerleyton Hall & Gardens

One of the finest Victorian Stately Homes in England with several colourful characters to learn about that illustrate the life and times of this enduring family home through the ages.

Somerleyton Hall has 12 acres of magnificent gardens. The original, extensive seventeenth century layout was overlaid by the pre-eminent garden designer of the Victorian era William Andrews Nesfield and now comprises of six ‘rooms’ for you to meander through.

Sutton Hoo

This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is 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.

Come face to face with your ancestors and explore our award-winning exhibition, the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince’s sword.

Kentwell Hall & Gardens

A romantic moated redbrick Tudor mansion in Suffolk with extensive gardens and rare breed farm.

Great for children and families with special events, including the famous Tudor Re-Creations and Scaresville, and acres of gardens and grounds to explore.

Minsmere Bird Reserve

RSPB Minsmere is a fantastic coastal nature reserve that’s perfect for families. Discover nature together in the Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure areas.

Drop in at the Discovery Centre to take part in family-friendly activities, or enjoy one of the many self-guided activities. You can hire a Wildlife Explorer backpack with a bug box, activities, spotter guides and more. There is also a child-friendly cafe.

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – one of the world’s leading centres of music and a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty.

Snape Maltings brings together outstanding concerts and events, distinctive independent shops, cafés, galleries and walks – all set against a breathtaking expanse of reeds, water and sky.

New Cut Theatre, Halesworth

The Cut offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and Art Exhibitions. It has a cafeteria and licensed bar, and food is now available an hour before most evening events.

There is always an interesting variety of displays, exhibitions and theatre running throughout the year.

Walpole Old Chapel

Most people in the village must know the wonderful Walpole Old Chapel which was created from two domestic buildings in the late 17th century.

You will be astonished by what lies behind that door, much of the interior is wood and there are not too many right angles in this much evolved building which is open on Saturday afternoons from May through to September. The atmosphere is both peaceful and powerful with a varied programme of events over the summer.