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6 Things for Spring!

As the winter weather is beginning to break and the days are drawing out, we’ve listed 6 things to do that should be on your itinerary during a Spring trip to The Suffolk Coast...

1. Witness Lambs being born at Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park is the perfect place to witness lambs being born! A working farm, Spring welcomes in a range of new lives including; piglets, kids, newly hatched chicks and ducklings…  and as summer approaches, the farm welcomes donkey foals and cow calves. Be sure to visit the mini farm trail where children (and grown-ups!) can get up close and stroke the lambs, hug the bunnies and enjoy pony rides.

If the weather should turn, you can make use of the indoor soft play. That’s strictly for children only but the Barmy Barn Café with newspapers, wifi and delicious healthy food is there for adults.

During the Easter holidays, there are Easter Egg Hunts at the park between 14th - 17th April and on the 20th and 21st May, you can watch the resident sheep being sheered.

Opening times and admissionEaston Farm Park is open daily until 31st March between 9.30am and 3pm, admission is £3 for adults and £3 for children. From 1st April the park is open daily from 10.30am - 5.30pm, for admission prices, go to www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk

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2.Play a round of Crazy Golf at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

One of the only remaining Victorian boating lakes in the country, Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is idyllically situated just a stone's throw from the Pier and award-winning beach. 

Children will enjoy messing about in pedalos and the whole family can play a round of crazy golf. 

The Victorian pavilion tearoom serves a selection of breakfasts, lunches and fresh homemade snacks and observes The Suffolk Coast’s field to fork philosophy, with all food made using local produce wherever possible. 

Treat yourself to a cream tea and enjoy it in the surroundings of the private island located behind the Tearoom pavilion; described as a “perfect haven for Bird watchers”, with willow fencing, its a peaceful and quiet location to sit and watch the world go by and spot migrating birds.

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3. Meet the 'March Hares' on RSPB Havergate Island

The phrase “Mad as a March Hare” is an idiom derived from the antics of hares in the March breeding season.

According to Countryfile magazine, RSPB Havergate Island is one of the 5 best places in the UK to chance witnessing the fascinating wildlife spectacle of “boxing” hares this Spring; with golden brown fur, a white belly and long ears with black tips. At full pelt, they can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!

They're usually solitary creatures but during March and April you can see females fighting off the mating urges of the males, standing on their hind legs and literally 'boxing' with their front paws.

At only 2 miles long and 0.5 miles wide, Suffolk’s only island is also an important breeding, roosting and feeding site for many migratory and resident bird species. The lagoons and marshes make it an important roosting and feeding site - the UK's largest breeding population of pied avocets and Suffolk's only breeding Sandwich terns can be found there.

Other birds found on the island include oystercatchers, redshanks, ringed plovers, golden plover, dunlin, greenshank and turnstones as well as wigeon, pintail and wheatears.

If you're a keen wildlife photographer, then join Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies on a Photography Day on Havergate Island. Further details of the photography days on offer can be found on their website www.wasuffolk.com

Opening times and admission:

The island is owned by the RSPB who charge a fee to enter the nature reserve (reduced for members) but access is via boat which leaves Orford Quay on the first Saturday of the month (except May, June and July). Pre-booking is essential, contact the RSPB Minsmere nature reserve on 01728 648281.

Facilities on the island include a number of bird hides, toilets and a picnic area.

Guided tours are also available. The site is unsuitable for wheelchair or pushchair users due to the unimproved nature of its paths and boat access.

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4. Walk amongst the Bluebells at Captain's Wood

The bluebell is another sign of Spring and Captain’s Wood near Woodbridge offers one of the most astonishing displays– known as a Bluebell carpet.

The area, known on ancient maps as Cutmore’s Wood has been passed ownership from various wealthy Bishops, noblemen and moneyed families, including in 1550 the Bishop of Norwich.

These days, the Wood is owned by The Suffolk Wildlife Trust who purchased the 140 acre site to offer free access to the public. Of this, 50 acres is grassland and the remainder woodland with oak and birch to almost pure hazel, mature Scots pine and sweet chestnut - in fact, 65 recorded botanical species!

There is a car park on School Lane, Sudbourne, IP12 2BE which is 400 metres away from the entrance.

Opening times and admission: The woods are free to enter and open at all times and there is a circular pedestrian trail (3km) which explores the reserve. The walk can be damp and rough in places but there are benches situated periodically for rests where you can enjoy the view.

Once you arrive at the Wood, you step back one hundred years or more into a habitat of ancient trees and wild flowers where deer roam freely, barn owls hunt the clearings and seven species of bat feed amongst the trees.

The best time to see the reserve is April and May. Due to the wildlife, dogs are not allowed.

For more information, visit www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/captains-wood

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5. Listen to the sounds of the Cuckoo at RSPB Minsmere 

The cuckoo's minor third in April, increasing to a major third or a fourth as the season progresses signals warm weather is on the way and at RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve you may hear the UKs the first calling of the year from the Island Mere.

Of course, the coastal nature reserve has so much more to offer than just cuckoos and other songbirds but as birdlife returns to the country, there can’t be many better places to view them than here. Something Chris Packham agrees with, associating Suffolk with “rarity, because of the wildlife that is here and nowhere else”.

The reserve is perfect for all ages and families with a range of walks and activities on offer; shorter buggy friendly walks and longer, wider trails and shell speckled beaches, the Wild Zone play area for kids and a café with high chairs and baby change facilities.

There's a range of events planned for Spring including Birdwatching for Beginners, Easter Crafts and Family Nature Walk, Bird Ringing demonstrations and Pond Dipping. For full event listings, visit: www.rspb.org.uk/minsmere

Opening times and admission: Daily from 9am to 5.30pm, entry to the visitor centre is free. Admission to the countryside walks, Wild Zone and hides is free for RSPB members and RSPB Wildlife Explorers. Non-member adults £9, children (under 19) £5, Under 5s free, students £6, or take advantage of the family offer: one child free with two paying adults.

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6. Discover the Four Foot Ferries of The Suffolk Coast

The four foot ferries of The Suffolk Coast are a unique and popular attraction! Transporting walkers, cyclists and explorers around the coastline, a trip on board is a fun experience for children and adults alike. 

Departing from Walberswick jetty, the Walberswick Ferry takes passengers across the River Blyth from Southwold Harbour to the pretty seaside village. People, bicycles and dogs are all welcome aboard the rowing boat, and the pleasure of making such a trip costs just 90p per person!

Rowing between Butley and Orford, the Butley Ferry is an optional, but enjoyable link on the Suffolk Coast Path and Regional Cycle Route 41, it's said to be the smallest ferry in Europe, so anything bigger than a bike won't be able to board! 

Further south you will find Bawdsey Ferry and unlike Walberswick and Butley, it's a powered vessel, so you may find yourself sat next to a fisherman, making their way out to a boat!

At the southernmost point of the county, you can hop on board Harwich Harbour Ferry. Travelling between the towns of Harwich, Felixstowe and Shotley. The largest of the ferries in Suffolk, it can carry up to 58 people. During a trip on board, you may find yourself sailing alongside some of the monster cargo ships coming into the port at Felixstowe - a sight to be seen indeed!

For more information on the Four Foot Ferries of The Suffolk Coast, download this handy guide:

Harwich Harbour Ferry

Things to see and do


Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido. 

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Located at the heart of the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavor through its stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

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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


Waveney River Tours

Waveney River Tours

Lowestoft

Conducted river tours and boat hire through the Waveney Valley and the New Broads National Park.

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Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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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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Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness Golf Club

Thorpeness

Thorpeness Golf Club is a coastal heathland course designed by famous Scottish architect James Braid and opened in 1922. It winds its way through silver birch, pine trees, gorse and purple heather. The course is 6,421 yards long and plays to a par of 70.

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Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold

Unlike a larger town there aren’t any major roads in Southwold, meaning it’s a far safer environment for anyone on two wheels. Plus it only takes a few minutes pedalling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.

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Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Whether it's a traditional Victorian park, a fort in the middle of a forest, or a zip wire along the river, the outdoor play areas on The Suffolk Coast are the perfect place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Fiona's Fabrics

Fiona's Fabrics

Woodbridge

Fabulous selection of fabrics, yarns and haberdashery - based in the market town of Woodbridge

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Sailing Barge Cruises

Sailing Barge Cruises

Ipswich

Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.

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The Amber Museum

The Amber Museum

Southwold

A small museum in the seaside town of Southwold purpose built to explain the origin of amber, its history and its uses throughout the years.

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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The Red House

The Red House

Aldeburgh

The music of Benjamin Britten is the soundtrack of the Suffolk coast. At The Red House in Aldeburgh you can explore the life and work of this world-famous composer in the place where he lived and worked.

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Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries

All of the county's 44 libraries provide a wide range of services including traditional library loans (books, DVDs etc) access to the internet and a range of information materials, free Wi-Fi and activities for people of all ages throughout the year.


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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous Mediterranean-style pizza, pasta & grill menu. Food served all day includes home-made cakes and pastries, lunch and dinner menus, with tapas, sandwiches and takeaway also available. 


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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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Pakefield Riding School

Pakefield Riding School

One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.

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Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

A new initiative in 2016 to run wildlife conservation and research holidays on the Suffolk coast, one of Britain's most beautiful places. These are holidays that people will enjoy, even when they're working hard and possibly getting muddy into the bargain!

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

The newly restored Felixstowe Seafront Gardens sit on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

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Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. 

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a restaurant (booking advisable) which has been judged to be the Best On Farm Restaurant in Britain and separate café with a children’s playarea.


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The Riverside

The Riverside

The Riverside Cinema may be over 100 years old but the films and live broadcast events that are on screen are totally up to date. 

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Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies an seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian Arts Calendar and returns for another exciting weekend of events on 1st & 2nd July 2017. 

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Photography by Emily Fae

Photography by Emily Fae

Emily is a professional photographer and is behind many of the beautiful images you see on The Suffolk Coast website.

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Suffolk Craft Society

Suffolk Craft Society

The Suffolk Craft Society was formed in 1970 to promote the value and importance of contemporary crafts and currently supports around 110 individual craftspeople in the creation of their work across a wide range of craft skills. 

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Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager

Coastal Voyager is the perfect activity for all ages ranging from families with children to work groups.


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Lowestoft Ferry

Lowestoft Ferry

The harbour launch "Terrier" provides regular daily trips between the attractions of Lowestoft and Oulton Broad.

Running hourly along the inland waterway known as Lake Lothing the journey provides a new and interesting way to see the town from the water. Accommodating up to 12 passengers, the vessel can be booked for groups. Why not give the traffic a miss, sit back and enjoy the view!


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International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

IBTC in Lowestoft offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for those looking for a career in the maritime industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing or new interests and skills.

With courses from 1 day to almost a year there is something to offer everyone; from owners and enthusiasts to prospective tradespersons.


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Lowestoft Tourism

Lowestoft Tourism

Come to Lowestoft for a great day out, short break or family holiday. 

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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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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2 hour Brunch and 3 hour A la Carte Lunch, Sunset Supper or Candlelit Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and drinks.

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Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

So much more than glorious cream teas and freshly baked cakes and pastries, tasty breakfasts, lunches and homemade snacks - Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is one of the gems of Southwold.

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Cinema: the very best of world cinema at the heart of the local community since 1919. Providing a programme of film screenings, live shows and special event;  independent, inspirational, meaningful, fun.

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The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. The Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses, to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia and helped to develop farming throughout the Eastern Counties.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Inspirations

Inspirations

Located in the heart of Wickham Market on the charming village square lies 'Inspirations' - a brand new shop providing a wide selection of inspiring gift ideas for the family and home

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years. The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

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Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge

Two beautiful heathland golf courses in an Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty.

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Moth Crafts

Moth Crafts

Bungay

Moth is a charming shop full to the brim of handmade articles from makers across Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Adnams Shops

Adnams Shops

Adnams shops are a top class tasting experience and a showcase of their innovative range of  quality beer, wonderful wines, handcrafted spirits and gifty bits.

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

It plays host to major West End productions, top comedy, orchestral concerts, touring drama and musical productions, opera, ballet, music, dance and celebrity concerts as well as operating a successful cinema operation - boasting the largest screen and cinema auditoria in the town. 

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Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. There's something for everyone with 155 square miles of tranquil and unspoilt landscape including wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

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Oulton Dayboats

Oulton Dayboats

Self drive boat hire by the hour or day, spend time afloat in the newly created Broads National park here in Suffolk. 



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Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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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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Suffolk Summer Theatres

Suffolk Summer Theatres

With a broad mixture of comedies, thrillers and family drama; performing five shows at both St Edmund's Hall, Southwold and the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh between July to mid-September. "Classic theatre for a modern audience."

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Orwell Lady River Cruises

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Ipswich

From April to October each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of local and historical interest.

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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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Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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Easton Grange

Easton Grange

Once a working farm, Easton Grange has been transformed into one of Suffolk's most exclusive wedding venues.

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Open Top Touring Ltd

Open Top Touring Ltd

Woodbridge

As well as providing driving routes through the un-spoilt Suffolk Coast, past Suffolk’s historic wool towns and the county’s most beautiful sights, they can arrange luxury accommodation in some of Suffolk best hotels and B&Bs.

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O&C Butcher

O&C Butcher

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh has changed in many ways over the last hundred years, but one business has been an ever present in the town.

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Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast.

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Alde Valley Spring  Festival

Alde Valley Spring Festival

Saxmundham

A four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley.

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The Cut - Halesworth

The Cut - Halesworth

Halesworth

The Cut Arts Centre offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside an extensive range of arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and art exhibitions. 

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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

Discover the story of the Anglo-Saxons at the burial ground of kings

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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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Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare

The beautiful multi-brand stores in Southwold and Burnham Market offer Womenswear, Menswear, Beauty, Lingerie and Accessories and there is also a contemporary Womenswear and Accessories store in Aldeburgh.

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Southwold Arts Centre

Southwold Arts Centre

The première entertainment venue in the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold; presenting a year-round programme of events including music, theatre, film, comedy, craft and antique fairs, art exhibitions, workshops, community events and outdoor events. Southwold Arts Centre also offers a number of spaces for hire; suitable for live events, meetings, family celebrations and exhibition space.

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events


The Suffolk Walking Festival 2017

The Suffolk Walking Festival 2017

Woodbridge | Sat 13th May - Sun 04th Jun 2017

Save the date for this fantastic walking festival, with a large programme of guided walks across Suffolk from the 13th May - 4th June 2017.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sep 2017

Come and enjoy with the whole family this fantastic Food Festival set within the grounds of Snape Maltings, Suffolk on 23rd - 24th September 2017

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The Upbeat Beatles

The Upbeat Beatles

Felixstowe | Sat 01st Apr 2017

As the name suggests The Upbeat Beatles are a rockin' band with tight musicianship and powerhouse vocals!

On stage at The Spa Pavilion Felixstowe!

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Noel and Gertie

Noel and Gertie

Felixstowe | Fri 24th - Sat 25th Mar 2017

Matthew Townshend Productions is bringing its superb adaptation of Sheridan Morley’s Noel and Gertie to Felixstowe!

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Ink Festival

Ink Festival

Halesworth |

The Cut, Halesworth presents INK festival 2107. INK Festival champions new writing over a weekend of quality, live back-to-back performances of short plays and films.

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FolkEast

FolkEast

Woodbridge | Fri 18th - Sun 20th Aug 2017

FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall proving why it’s nothing like other music festivals. Full of heart and good humour, this independent 3 day festival features world class folk across 5 stages whilst celebrating Suffolk in all its glory 2017 line up includes Jon Boden, Lau, The Young’uns, Dhol Foundation & Martin Carthy.

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RPO: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 … and more

RPO: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 … and more

Lowestoft | Fri 24th Mar 2017

Head to The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft for an evening of excellent classical music from our resident orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic, led by conductor Courtney Lewis.


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The First Hippo on the Moon

The First Hippo on the Moon

Lowestoft | Wed 26th - Sat 29th Apr 2017

On stage at The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft! From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams, comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. 

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East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival

East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival

Oulton Broad | Sun 14th May 2017

Make a splash and enter Gable Events East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival today!

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Wine and Food Pairing Evening at The Westleton Crown

Wine and Food Pairing Evening at The Westleton Crown

Westleton |

Head to The Westleton Crown for an to enjoy wines from around the world and a delicious 3-course meal.

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Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend

Felixstowe | Sat 24th - Sun 25th Jun 2017

Suffolk Armed Forces Weekend is a weekend of action packed entertainment.

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The Suffolk Coast DMO Annual Conference 2017

The Suffolk Coast DMO Annual Conference 2017

Saxmundham | Thu 23rd Mar 2017

If you are a tourism related business don't miss this great free conference!

Online registration has now closed, please email conference@thesuffolkcoast.co.uk if you would like to attend. 

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Quiz Night at Suffolk Food Hall

Quiz Night at Suffolk Food Hall

Ipswich |

Head to Suffolk Food Hall's Quiz Night and test your knowledge to compete for 3 fantastic prizes!

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Erica James Song of the Skylark

Erica James Song of the Skylark

Felixstowe | Sun 05th Mar 2017

Felixstowe Book Festival Spring Mini Fest presents Erica James Song of the Skylark, her 20th book and was a Sunday Times bestseller.

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Gluten-Free Baking

Gluten-Free Baking

| Sat 11th Mar 2017

Another great course on offer at the Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall - Join Sue Hudson as she teaches the craft of artisan bread making.

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Skills: Stocks & Sauce

Skills: Stocks & Sauce

| Sat 18th Mar 2017

Join us as The Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall offers a half-day cookery course to learn to make delicious sauces.

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Easter Holiday Cookery Club

Easter Holiday Cookery Club

| Tue 04th Apr 2017

The Easter Holiday Cookery Club, Kenton Hall offers a great course to get children active in the kitchen and interested in cookery. 

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Easter Breads

Easter Breads

| Fri 07th Apr 2017

Another great course on offer at the Food Hub Cookery School, Kenton Hall - Join Sue Hudson as she teaches an Easter bread workshop.

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Sincerely Yours: The Vera Lynn Story

Sincerely Yours: The Vera Lynn Story

Lowestoft | Fri 31st Mar 2017

'Sincerely Yours: The Vera Lynn Story' will take you on a journey through the early career of Vera Lynn, the most famous lady of WW2, the forces sweetheart who captured the hearts of a nation.

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Fawlty Towers Night

Fawlty Towers Night

Woodbridge | Sat 18th Mar 2017

Ufford Park Hotel offers the dinner event of the year!

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Spring Into Spring Ball

Spring Into Spring Ball

Woodbridge | Fri 24th Mar 2017

Suffolk Age UK are holding a 'Spring Into Spring Ball' at Ufford Park Hotel to help raise funds for this fantastic, local charity.

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'Surfacing' A new collection of work by Ruth Wharrier

'Surfacing' A new collection of work by Ruth Wharrier

Snape | Sat 11th Feb - Wed 01st Mar 2017

Discover Ruth’s artwork at Snape Maltings from Saturday 11th February –Wednesday 1st March in the Granary Gallery.

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TOP TRUMPS - Biodiversity RULES!

TOP TRUMPS - Biodiversity RULES!

Kessingland | Sat 01st - Mon 17th Apr 2017

Exploring the rich web of biodiversity at Africa Alive!

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Elgar's

Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius"

Snape | Sat 13th May 2017

"An Evening of Divine Enchantment" - Beccles Choral Society and Gippeswyk Singers present Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" with the Lambeth Orchestra. 

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Prometheus Orchestra Concert

Prometheus Orchestra Concert

Felixstowe | Sat 11th Mar 2017

Suffolk’s Prometheus Orchestra gives its first ever concert in Felixstowe on Saturday 11 March at 7.30pm.

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Prometheus Orchestra

Prometheus Orchestra

Aldeburgh | Sun 12th Mar 2017

Aldeburgh’s own Prometheus Orchestra returns to Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall on Sunday 12 March at 4pm.

The attractive programme conducted by Edmond Fivet features Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with popular local soloist Cliff Wybrow and Haydn’s Symphony No 103, known as ‘The Drum Roll’.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of NSPCC.

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Eo Nomine at Easter

Eo Nomine at Easter

Snape | Sat 15th Apr 2017

A rich and florid meditation on the crucifixion by Buxtehude, one of Bach's most important forebears.

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Aldeburgh Voices

Aldeburgh Voices

Halesworth | Sat 15th Apr 2017

Vaughan Williams, Poulenc and Martin.

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Family Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Family Concert: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Snape | Sun 16th Apr 2017

Inspire your children with the power of the orchestra. Conducted by Marin Alsop.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Snape Maltings

Easter Egg Hunt at Snape Maltings

Snape | Sun 16th Apr 2017

Pick up a trail map from the Visitor Centre and find the eggs around Snape Maltings.

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Giselle

Giselle

Lowestoft | Sun 05th Mar 2017

Ballet Theatre UK present this haunting classic in its full glory set to the stunning music by Adolphe Adam.

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The Sound of Murder

The Sound of Murder

Lowestoft | Tue 14th - Wed 15th Mar 2017

Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books but he doesn’t like children.

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Pasha Kovalev

Pasha Kovalev

Lowestoft | Fri 14th Apr 2017

Expect all your favourite Dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

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Oh! Carol

Oh! Carol

Lowestoft | Fri 05th May 2017

From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying heights of their success in the 50's & 60's.

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Murder Mystery at the Museum

Murder Mystery at the Museum

Leiston | Sat 18th Mar 2017

Travel back in time to the scene of the crime to witness the aftermath of some dark deeds at this year’s murder mystery. It’s several centuries ago, in Suffolk.

A body is found in a pond… can you work out who dunnit while enjoying a three course banquet?

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Pond dipping

Pond dipping

Leiston |

Join the RSPB volunteers as they dip their nets into the Minsmere pond, to search for what life is present...

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Minsmere's Minibeasts

Minsmere's Minibeasts

Leiston |

Meet some of Minsmere’s minibeasts on our bug hunting trail and help to make a Minsmere Bug Hotel.

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Open Boat Weekend

Open Boat Weekend

Ipswich | Sat 01st - Sun 02nd Apr 2017

Open Boat Weekend on the Sailing Barge Victor, Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant and Orwell Lady

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