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Discover the Best of Family Fun in Suffolk

There are countless places to enjoy some family fun in Suffolk, making it one of the best destinations in the UK for family holidays.

Finding family fun in Suffolk is easy, no matter what your kids’ interests. Budding biologists will love Suffolk’s family friendly farms, such as Easton Farm Park or Jimmy’s Farm. Wildlife parks and zoos in Suffolk will also be a hit, such as Africa Alive!, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Oasis Camel Centre and Suffolk Punch Trust. There’s plenty of fun to be had at Suffolk’s nature reserves, too, with activities like pond dipping and den building.

History-based kids activities take place all over Suffolk. At the 800-year-old Woodbridge Tide Mill, kids can learn what life was like for a miller and his family, while at nearby Sutton Hoo they can discover the treasure of an Anglo-Saxon king. Kentwell Hall in Long Melford runs kids activities and family friendly Tudor re-enactments, and Landguard Fort in Felixstowe offers five centuries of fascinating history to discover. Historical family fun in Suffolk is most hands-on at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, where you can learn ancient crafts and dress up as Anglo-Saxons.

If your kids love trains, planes and automobiles, visits to East Anglia Transport Museum, Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, and Lowestoft Maritime Museum are a must. As is a ride on The Middy, a vintage steam train that chuffs along a stretch of railway in Mid Suffolk. Surrounded by acres of farmland and countryside, the Museum of East Anglian Life brings Suffolk’s rich agricultural history to life for families through collections and hands-on activities.

For some madcap family fun in Suffolk, head to Southwold Pier and its arcade full of wacky games built by inventor Tim Hunkin. Or if it’s thrills and spills your kids love, why not take them to Pleasurewood Hills theme park, or Go Ape in Thetford Forest, where they can unleash their inner Tarzans?

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