Welcome back! You may remember last month I began my three-part series on UK staycations with the kids. My first instalment featured the Cornwall as the scenic summer holiday destination.
Yet, great British getaways aren’t exclusive to the southwest coast of the country. A little further north, just above the capital, on the east coast of England, Suffolk is the ideal Staycation location for the whole family.
Family holiday accommodation in Suffolk
As we all know, before we set off on any jaunt with juniors in tow, sorting out the digs is
With accommodation selected, courtesy of Suffolk Secrets, it’s time to turn your attention onto planning a fun-filled itinerary. There are plenty of attractions and activities in Suffolk, you could easy fill a week or even two with things to do.
Located by the River Blyth in Southwold, Coastal Voyager is a summer holiday activity with a difference. Rather than just heading down to the seaside, bucket and spade in hand, why not let the adrenaline factor soar and try a speed trip out to sea.
Despite this high-energy boat trip reaching speeds some pretty exciting speeds, the activity is suitable for children of all ages. Reservations are required, and prices vary whether you opt for the aforementioned Sea Blast or a leisurely river cruise.
Families who prefer to keep their feet firmly on the ground should try Africa Alive! at Lowestoft. A winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Africa Alive! is a nature park with a difference, transporting the whole family to the plains of one of the world’s most fascinating continents.
Discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, rhinos, and much more, amongst the 80 species of African animals at this exceptional walking safari. Do check out their website for information on feeding times, talks and any seasonal workshops.
Given that Suffolk is bordered by 50 miles of stunning shorelines, do take the time to enjoy a day at your nearest beach. Inland, however, Suffolk is an extremely historical county and its medieval past certainly isn’t one to be ignored.
A visit to Framlingham Castle is a laidback way to appreciate Suffolk’s past. A super spot for a picnic, ball games, and lazing around the sun, the Castle is also an impressive and integral piece of the country’s history as the place where Mary Tudor was made Queen of England. Walk the walls, visit the exhibitions, and take part in some of the hands-on activities on offer here. It’s a gorgeous, truly great, British day out.
Even more outdoor family activities to do in Suffolk.