As an area rich in culture and history, kids will love stepping back in time at one of the many museums on The Suffolk Coast. Landguard Fort, situated on Landguard Peninsula in Felixstowe is the perfect place to explore. As the site of the last seaborne invasion in 1667, spend a morning exploring the impressive military fort, complete with cannons and join one of the guided tours. Throughout the summer holiday, you can join in the trail, looking for clues around the fort - usual entry fees apply plus £1.50 for a trail sheet.
Slightly further in-land and up the coast you will find National Trust Sutton Hoo - where ancient burial grounds are waiting to be discovered. Follow the new River View Trail, offering stunning views across the River Deben. You can also follow in the footsteps of the Anglo-Saxons, and discover the route King Raedwald’s burial ship was taken on, before arriving at the top of the valley.
For a fun day out, visit the East Anglia Transport Museum; the only museum where you can ride on working trams, trolleybuses and a narrow gauge railway! The museum is mostly outside, with a huge range of vintage cars, lorries, vans and taxis for little ones to explore.
On 18th August, there's a special 999 Emergency Services Day where examples from all the local emergency services will be on displays. There will also be demonstrations and vintage emergency vehicles will be running alongside modern equipment.
During a visit to Southwold, stop by the Southwold Railway Steamworks; here you can enjoy having a ride on a 3-foot gauge railway and discovering the station and engine shed. There's also a cafe and shop and you can enjoy a 7¼ inch miniature steam railway which rides around the landscaped site! Perfect for enthusiasts young and old!
A day out in Framlingham is perfect for the whole family; enjoy a picnic in the meadows surrounding the Castle Meare, followed by a visit to the Castle itself; throughout the summer there are a number of family events including 'Legendary Joust' on 27th & 28th July, 'Siege' on 10th & 11th August, 'Falconry' on 17th & 19th August and 'Bloody Mary's Castle' from 24th - 26th August.