Kids days out in Suffolk: 8 perfect places to visit

PUBLISHED: 14:57 12 February 2016 | UPDATED: 14:57 12 February 2016

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier


We have collected eight days out perfect for the whole family to enjoy right on your doorstep that won’t break the bank

Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is the largest man-made forest in the UK and there is too much to do in only one day so you will be back time and time again. There are fantastic walking and cycling routes for all abilities and varying lengths depending on your mood or whether you are with children. The forest is also home to the tree top adventure game Go Ape which is a lot of fun for children and adults alike.

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier is the quintessentially British historic seaside attraction that includes Tim Hunkin’s quirky ‘Under the Pier Show’, delicious food that you can eat while admiring the views over the sea, and nautical gifts aplenty at the boutique shops.

Africa Alive!

Africa Alive! is an African themed zoo open year round for visitors to experience African wildlife in over 80 acres in the Suffolk countryside. With lots of species of animals to see, this truly is a fun and educational day out for you and the kids.

A castle

If history is your thing then Suffolk has plenty of beautiful historic locations for you which include some amazing castles. Check out our 5 awe-inspiring castles in Suffolk article for details and links to the websites.

Stonham Barns

The Stonham Barns Leisure and Retail Village has lots to see and do including a garden centre, a fishing lake, various shops and cafes and also crazy golf. Spend an afternoon playing crazy golf or even at the owl sanctuary, and finish off with cake and a coffee at the Sweet & Savoury Café.

Ickworth House

The breathtaking Ickworth House located near Bury St Edmunds is located in beautiful gardens that you can explore year-round. With woods, parkland and children’s play areas there is something to capture anyone’s interest here.

Centre Parcs, Elveden

The 400 acre Elveden Forest is home to the Elveden Centre Parcs branch. There is a spa, countless water and outdoor activities, places to eat and drink, and walks in the stunning forest and you can make this a weekend with the fabulous accommodation on offer.

Ipswich Museum

The magnificent Ipswich Museum has five fascinating galleries full of exotic animals, birds and historic ephemera and fossils in the geological gallery. Lose yourself in history and intrigue at this gem in the centre of the city.

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