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Discover Great Days Out in Suffolk

There are so many great days out in Suffolk, choosing will be the hardest part.

Family days out in Suffolk are based on fantastic attractions like Southwold Pier, with its wacky arcade of hand-built games; family-friendly farms like Easton Farm Park and Jimmy’s Farm, and Africa Alive!, the only zoo in Suffolk. You can also get close to nature at The Suffolk Punch Trust, the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary or one of the many Suffolk nature reserves.

Educational family days out in Suffolk can be had at Woodbridge Tide Mill, Sutton Hoo and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, and people of all ages will enjoy uncovering history at Framlingham Castle and Landguard Fort.

History buffs will love exploring the stately homes in Suffolk. Other must-see heritage sights in Suffolk include the Suffolk Wool Towns, with their spectacular churches and timber-framed buildings, and Newmarket, the thrilling home of horseracing. 

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For more peaceful days out in Suffolk, try a boat trip along the River Orwell or combine a ferry ride with an ice cream and crabbing on Harwich Pier on the Harbour Ferry.  You can even visit the Landguard Fort Museum at Felixstowe departure point. Alternatively explore Shotley's best wildlife walking routes or Suffolk’s beautiful waterways by canoe, getting a unique view of Constable Country and The Suffolk Coast.

Full of fascinating architecture and attractions, Bury St Edmunds offers days out combining heritage and culture: why not see a play at the Theatre Royal, the only surviving Regency playhouse in Britain?

Adrenaline-fuelled days out in Suffolk can be had in the treetops at Go Ape in Thetford Forest, clay pigeon shooting at High Lodge, or, if you’re brave enough, you could take on the rides at Pleasurewood Hills, Suffolk’s only theme park.

There are also many free things to do in Suffolk, including museums, and walking and cycling adventures.

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