A trip to Suffolk isn’t complete without tasting some of the amazing local produce that our county has to offer. Whether you are looking for some delicious Suffolk Pork sausages (and we would definitely recommend a trip to the Swiss Farm Butchery in nearby Ashbocking), or you want to sample some of our finest farmhouse cheeses, there is definitely something for everyone here! To browse the best of the county’s local produce, it’s definitely worth visiting the Suffolk Food Hall in … Continue reading Feeling hungry? Sample Suffolk’s best local produce!
Things to do in Suffolk
Just like in many places across the UK, cycling in Suffolk became even more popular after the 2012 Olympics. Luckily the whole county is criss-crossed with wonderful cycling trails, routes and off-road tracks through woodlands and reserves, so it's easy to get out and about on two wheels. We've listed a few popular cycling routes that we know of, along with a couple of places locally where you can hire bicycles for a few hours and explore. Cycle through the heart of Suffolk The Heart of … Continue reading Get on your bike – cycling trails & routes in Suffolk
It doesn't matter how old you are, animals will always hold a special place in many of our hearts. It's no surprise then that some of the questions we get asked the most are related to where to find the best local wildlife, where the nearest zoo is and where the kids can get up close to their favourite farmyard animals? As well as our four legged friends here at Damerons Farm, including the dogs, geese, chickens and Shetland pony, there are no end of places you can visit for the day to get an … Continue reading Get Wild at Suffolk’s Zoos, Farm Parks and Nature Reserves
As a great 'out-doorsy' county, Suffolk certainly isn't short of golf courses! From challenging bunkers and pond-riddled fairways to easy 'beginners' courses, you won't have to travel far from the farm to find your golfing fix. Putting a few balls is a great way to enjoy the Suffolk countryside as well as take on friends and family in a friendly challenge. If you're a bit of a pro, you'll be pleased to know that we also have a great choice of professional-grade golf courses here for you to … Continue reading The perfect place for a round (or two) of golf
From racing at Newmarket through to the majestic Suffolk Punch, horses are a proud part of our county’s history. There are so many wonderful places for equestrians to visit, that we struggled to narrow it down but here are just a few of our tips for horse-lovers. Exploring our horse-loving history Part of the Suffolk Trinity, the wonderful Suffolk Punch has become a symbol of our region and you can explore their agricultural past with a trip to the Suffolk Punch Trust in Hollesley, near … Continue reading Suffolk – a horsey paradise that’s hot to trot!
We are very proud of our history here in Suffolk and as if to prove as such, there is a museum or attraction to meet all interests. So whether you are looking for something to do on a rainy day or want to visit gardens in a stately home, we have it all here on our doorstep! Famous Houses & Locations The National Trust has several properties and museums in the area including Ickworth House in Bury St Edmunds, Sutton Hoo in Woodbridge and Flatford Mill, made world-famous in Constable’s … Continue reading A Whole Lotta History – Local Museums & Historical Attractions in Suffolk
Open fields, woodlands, rivers and beaches make Suffolk a great place to live, and holiday, with kids. Whatever the age of your children there is no excuse to be bored or have nothing to do. An Animal Lover's Playground For animal lovers, we have attractions galore! Just across the border in Essex is Colchester Zoo which certainly deserves a whole day out. Baylham Rare Breeds, just a 10-minute drive down the road from us, is a livestock farm breeding rare animals. Ideal for families with … Continue reading Out and About with the Kids in Suffolk
You can’t beat a traditional Suffolk village pub! Pub food is a big deal in Suffolk. Many pubs take the 'green mile' seriously and will only use local meat, fish and vegetables to provide seasonal menus, which is great if you love your food fresh and flavoursome! Watch out for opening times – most village pubs will close after lunch time service and reopen between 5 pm and 6 pm. Kitchens tend to stop serving by 9 pm at the latest so it's always best to ring ahead and check. A rural pub, … Continue reading Our Guide to Rural Village Pubs in Suffolk
We have the most awesome 50-mile coastline, much of it designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering great days out, fresh seafood, wildlife and beaches you just have to visit whilst staying here. Lowestoft, the most northern Suffolk resort and the UK's most easterly town, is famous as the first place in the country to see the sun rise. There is lots to do here for families thanks to its two piers, a zoo, theme park and museums as well as its sandy beach. Further down the … Continue reading Oh We Do Like to be Beside the Seaside… Take a Visit to the Suffolk Coast
Suffolk is was made for walking. What few hills there are may be considered slight 'bumps' in the landscape to those who reside elsewhere, and with vast areas of arable land, we are blessed with beautiful walks throughout the region. Whether you are looking for fields, coastal, river or woods, Suffolk offers it all. Here are our favourite ways to enjoy walking in Suffolk… Walking with children… Snape Maltings is an arts complex based at 19thcentury maltings on the River Alde. With free car … Continue reading Take a Walk on the Wildlife Side in Suffolk