Jimmy's Farm Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AP Whether you’re a Food Unwrapped, Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast or Big Bee Rescue watcher - you’ll certainly know who Jimmy Doherty is. So, teaming his passion for farming, food, wildlife and the countryside.. he presents us with - Jimmy’s Farm! The main attraction of the site is the Farm, Zoo & Wildlife Park; with over 80 species and breeds, the Park plays host to traditional, rare and exotic animals - there’s so … Continue reading Family Days Out – For the Animal Lovers
Whether you have something to celebrate, or just feel in the mood for an extra-special meal out - we are so lucky here in Suffolk to have a wide array of fine dining restaurants for you to choose from during your stay. Be advised - booking ahead is advised for all of these locations. The Turks Head Low Road, Hasketon, Suffolk, IP13 6JG A wonderful Gastropub & Restaurant for when in the mood for a selection of varied, high-quality dishes, made with the finest local ingredients. The … Continue reading Fine Dining in Suffolk
We know it can, at times, be tricky to keep the whole family entertained during a holiday which is why we've put together this list of days out we recommend if you have teenagers. Due to our rural location, there is a drive time to consider for all of these, but planning ahead never hurt! Go Ape High Lodge Forest Centre, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF We’re really lucky to have one of the 35 Go Ape locations within our reach at Thetford Forest. Our local Go Ape was the … Continue reading Family Days Out – Fun for Teens
Here's our top picks for some of the best drinking spots that Suffolk has to offer - all are within a reasonable taxi drive back to Damerons Farm - perfect! Aurora The Tented Building, Helena Road, Ipswich, IP3 0BT One of the most popular spots for a drink; Aurora is a based in a lovely location - Ipswich Marina. Enjoy drinks outside whilst watching the sunset over the water, or get comfortable in the contemporary, stylish cocktail lounge - whichever setting you choose, Aurora has an … Continue reading Cheers to that!
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 3PU Milsoms at Kesgrave Hall has the perfect ethos, which works especially well for families: ‘join us whenever you like - wear whatever you feel comfortable in’ all the while remaining one of the most stylish places to eat in Suffolk. The menu is divine and kids have a great selection to choose from too. There’s a beautiful, open lawn outside the restaurant for the children to enjoy and run off some steam. They don’t take bookings, … Continue reading Dining with Children in Suffolk
The perfect go-to locations whether you're looking for a quick stop, light-bite or full 3 course affair - here's our picks for lunch spots around Suffolk. The Grazing Sheep 15A Regatta Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1FH Ipswich Marina is an idyllic location in Ipswich - amble along the river and watch the boats sail by, then stop at The Grazing Sheep for a spot of lunch. They say “we don’t do fast food, but we do good food, fast” - the cafe has been voted Best Waterfront Cafe in Ipswich in the … Continue reading A Spot of Lunch
Ah the British Summer! It's a fact that as soon as there is the slightest hint of sunshine, us Brits will immediately fire up our barbecues. Whether you have a traditional coal barbie or a gas-powered variation, there is something undeniably British about the smell of burgers, the sizzle of the sausages and the sound of drinks being poured as family and friends gather round for a relaxing afternoon of good food and great company. At Damerons Farm Cottages, we know the humble barbecue can be … Continue reading It’s BBQ season at Damerons Farm!
I think its very marmite-esque when it comes to Christmas shopping; you either love it or you hate it? Thanks to 'Black Friday' & 'Cyber Monday', here in England over recent years we seem to be adopting the American post-Thanksgiving tradition whereby retailers slash their prices for a limited weekend; causing mass chaos in stores, usually long dispatch times for online orders and a lesser quality customer service due to the high volume of shoppers. We're constantly hearing about how … Continue reading Suffolk Christmas Markets 2019
You really cannot beat a good old Christmas pantomime to get you in the festive spirit. It's a wonderful tradition, and whats more, designed so whether you're 5 or 85, you can still enjoy them. Christmas, and December as a whole is always such a busy time for most, so by giving you the run-down on pantos happening around Suffolk this year right about now, we hope you may be able to pencil in your favourite(s) for lots of 'oh-yes-he-did'..(ing). Aladdin New Wolsey Theatre Nov 28th - … Continue reading Suffolk Pantomimes 2019
Suffolk is famously home to beautiful beaches, delicious food and a great football team, but did you know that we’re also incredibly proud of our rich musical heritage? We’re not just talking about our love of local lad Ed Sheeran (even if he has brought global attention to Framlingham thanks to “Castle on the Hill”), nor are we talking about 00’s pop sensations Busted (frontman Charlie Simpson is also from Framlingham). Instead, we’re talking about the wide range of musical festivals and … Continue reading The Sounds of Suffolk… our guide to the best local music