The Suffolk Coast
  • Take a walk on the wild side at Africa Alive!

Take a walk on the wild side this autumn!

Unlike most visitor attractions, the wildlife adventure park, Africa Alive! near Lowestoft is open all year round which means that whenever you choose to visit the Suffolk Coast, you can guarantee there will be the chance to fit in a visit.

As far as value for money goes, you can’t do much better this this for a great family day out, for as well as getting up close and personal with some of the world’s best loved mammals, reptiles and birds there is always extra events going on…

September is Conservation Month at Africa Alive!, so if you head over between 1st and 30th of the month you’ll get to experience a variety of special events which focus on how ZSEA (Zoological Society of East Anglia) is working to support conservation projects around the world.

On 11th September there’s a chance to learn how you can produce some fantastic pictures of the interesting and varied animals at Africa Alive! This is the ideal opportunity for you as well as enjoying a wonderful day at the park. Tutoring will be by James Neale, a professional photographer who teaches photography classes locally.

The workshop runs for a full day with limited spaces up to 12 people only. The event includes:

  • Admission to Africa Alive!
  • A 5 hour workshop to include getting the best from your camera
  • How to improve your wildlife photography
  • Practical sessions throughout the park with advice and support from James Neale

To book your place and for more information please contact Guest Information or phone on 01502 740291. A charge applies.

And, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a dab hand where photography is concerned, why not enter the ZSEA photographic competition?

The picture must have been taken at Banham Zoo or at Africa Alive!  With categories for under 16’s and 16’s and over.

Winners in each category will receive a season ticket to Banham Zoo and Africa Alive!, with 2nd and 3rd prize winners in each category receiving a family ticket.

The competition is open to all, with entries accepted up to and including the 31st October 2016.

Winners will be notified on or by the 28th November 2016.

If your kids are ready for a bit of adventure, Africa Alive! is the place to visit this October half term (22nd – 30th October) for ‘Lost! At Africa Alive!’

‘Calling Explorer 1 come in, come in…….’  

You’ve been separated from your team on the way to your latest expedition and you have lost your survival kit – can you follow the clues to round up your kit, crack the code and find the treasure?!

Things to see and do


Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley runs 17 miles inland from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield via Halesworth and Huntingfield and is a superb destination for walking, cycling & wildlife-watching as well as being known for its welcoming pubs and local produce!

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Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

At Africa Alive!, explore the sights and sounds of Africa and discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent.

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Dog friendly


Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre is situated in between Lowestoft's Award winning beaches in South Lowestoft. 

It's a hive of activity and entertainment, from traditional fruit machines and video games, to roller skating, fantastic live music, perfect party venue, great fish and chips and fabulous brasserie dining with the best sea views in town!

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Cycle Breaks

Cycle Breaks

Ipswich

Supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast as well as in Constable Country & The Wool Towns and Norfolk and quality bike hire too!

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events


ZSEA Conservation Month at Africa Alive!

ZSEA Conservation Month at Africa Alive!

Kessingland |

Head to Africa Alive! this September to see all the work ZSEA does.

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LOST! at Africa Alive!

LOST! at Africa Alive!

Kessingland |

Follow the clues, crack the code and find the treasure at Africa Alive!


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Christmas at Africa Alive!

Christmas at Africa Alive!

Kessingland |

Enjoy some festive fun at Africa Alive!

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Trolleybus Weekend

Trolleybus Weekend

Lowestoft | Sat 24th - Sun 25th Sep 2016

As the season draws to an end, come and join us for a weekend of fun with our Trolleybus Weekend.

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WHERE TO EAT


Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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where to stay


Beach Cottage

Beach Cottage

Lowestoft

Located on the cliff top at Pakefield on the Suffolk coast, Beach Cottage enjoys uninterrupted views of the sea and coastline.

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Free wifi


Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House Bed and Breakfast

Chiltern House is a stylish bed & breakfast in a Victorian terraced property just a two minute walk from the blue flag awarded Lowestoft beach and independent shops and restaurants. Ideally located to explore the Suffolk coast, countryside and historic market towns.

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Free wifi


Croft Farm

Croft Farm

Snape

Croft Farm's two holiday cottages have been converted from traditional farm buildings to provide the perfect place to stay and enjoy the best of the Suffolk Coast.

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Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Heathland Beach Holiday Park

Kessingland

Heathland Beach is a family run holiday park with excellent facilities including 3 heated pools, tennis courts, fishing, bar, play areas for children and access to a beautiful sandy beach.

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Mollett’s Farm

Mollett’s Farm

Saxmundham

Mollett’s Farm is a family-run haven of peace and tranquility near Suffolk’s Heritage Coast. With new custom-designed holiday studios and cottages, it’s a home away from home.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Lodge Farm Cottages

Lodge Farm Cottages

Lowestoft

The Granary and the Dairy are two beautifully converted self catering barns offering luxurious, spacious and well equipped accommodation on a family arable farm close to the Suffolk coast between Southwold and Lowestoft.

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Free wifi


Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Oak Tree Farm Bed and Breakfast

Yoxford

Oak Tree farm is set in six acres just outside Yoxford, surrounded by beautiful countryside and within a few miles of many of the attractions and lovely places in the area including Southwold, Aldeburgh and Framlingham.

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Dog friendly