Whilst you may be visiting the farm to enjoy a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Suffolk is full of family attractions which are sure to entertain the kids this summer.
With activities ranging from classic car fairs and steam museums through to theme parks, fun runs and falconry fairs, you really will be spoilt for choice…
Fun for all the family…
Suffolk is a great place to relax with the kids – thanks to our beautiful beaches, nature trails and parks, there are plenty of things to do to keep boredom at bay.
Try out the recently refurbished Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf; a Florida-style mini golf course located at the Ufford Park Hotel near Woodbridge. Just a 25-minute drive from the farm, this looks like great fun!
Adrenaline junkies will love an action-packed day out at Go-Ape in Thetford Forest where you can experience the thrills of swinging through the trees on zipwires or explore the forest whilst travelling on a Segway.
If you dare to cross the border into nearby Norfolk, older children and teenagers will love a visit to Pleasurewood Hills and Roarr!! Dinosaur Adventure – a new tourist attraction which was recently awarded with the Best Visitor Attraction award for 2018.
Of course, you don’t need to leave the farm to keep the family entertained – our purpose-built leisure and games room is fully kitted out with table-tennis, pool, soft skittles, and Fußball so you can sit back and relax in our courtyard whilst the kids keep themselves amused.
Days out with dad in mind
Family breaks aren’t just about children’s entertainment – there’s plenty of fun to be had for dads too!
If your dad is a car enthusiast, then a visit to the Classic Car fair at Stonham Barns is a must! Taking place on the 19 August 2018, there will be hundreds of classic cars, bikes and trucks to look at, along with trade stands, Car Club Owners stands as well as a children’s playzone to distract the youngsters.
If that’s not enough, Stonham Barns will also play host to the American Car Show on the 30 September where you van view some great American automobiles close up.
If steam trains are more his thing, then a visit to Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens is a wonderful day out. Not only can you take a ride on one of the working locomotives around the grounds, but Dad’s Army fans will love the permanent exhibition which pays tribute to the much-loved classic show which was filmed in the local area.
There are always a wide range of events taking place at Bressingham from the Model Railway Exhibition on the 02 September through to the Gardens Inspiration Weekend on the 08-09 September.
Finally, if you’re visiting Suffolk during the football season then a trip to watch the mighty Ipswich Town at Portman Road is a must – just don’t mention the names Mick McCarthy or Roy Keane to any Town fan…
Not forgetting about mum!
Of course, there are still plenty of things for mum to enjoy on holiday in Suffolk.
From the shopping in Woodbridge and Bury St Edmunds, through to the wide range of local food and drink festivals taking place across the county (you can read more about them in our blog) there will be plenty of things for your mum to enjoy.
August sees the return of the Outdoor Cinema at the Museum of East Anglian Life. On the 17th and 18th August you can settle down on the back lawn of Abbotts Hall to watch the classic 90’s film Jumanji (starring the dearly missed Robin Williams) or you can enjoy the Hugh Jackman’s popular showstopper, The Greatest Showman. Outdoor cinemas are growing in popularity and it’s always a fun evening out with friends or family. Tickets cost just £7 for adults and £3 for children.
If culture is more her style, then she’ll love a ‘picnic and opera’ evening at Kentwell Hall in Long Melford. Sit back and enjoy a delicious picnic whilst watching a live performance of La ‘Boheme’ on the 10 August followed by ‘The Barber of Seville’ on the 11 August – both will be an evening you won’t forget.
Ed Sheeran fans will want to visit Framlingham Castle – aka the “Castle on the Hill”. There is a brilliant line up of events taking place at the Castle this summer. We’re particularly looking forward to the ‘Right Royal Riot’ from the 28-31 August where storytellers will detail historical battles, beheadings, coronations and christenings – what’s not to enjoy?