• Fun Places to Stay with Kids
  • WTS - Alde garden - gypsy caravan
  • WTS - House in the Clouds - View from windows
  • WTS - Secret Meadows - Glamping tent

Fun Places to Stay with Kids

With wide, sandy beaches, award-winning attractions, heathland, woodland and waterways to explore, The Suffolk Coast is a great place to stay with kids. 

We've picked a few of our favourite places to stay, which the younger members of your family will love!

Blyth Lodge B&B

Blyth Lodge B&B - Bedroom

Located just outside Halesworth in the pretty village of Chediston, Blyth Lodge B&B's ‘Family Friendly’ Southwold room is a great 'home from home' experience. Featuring a king bed for mum and dad, a double sofa bed for 2 little ones, plus a travel cot, it also a table and chairs and sofa for relaxing at the end of a busy day. The room has it's own en-suite shower in bath, ideal for washing off sandy toes!

There's also room for extended family and friends in the Lodge's two other rooms. The guests shared kitchenette comes equipped with cutlery and plates, a fridge, microwave and toaster - all useful if keeping snacks and drinks, making up bottles and prepping simple meals for little eaters.

https://www.blythlodgebandbchediston.co.uk/

Beach View Holiday Park

Beach View Holiday Park - Apartment

Nestled between the beautiful coastal village of Thorpeness and Minsmere, Beach View Holiday Park is perfect for families looking for a peaceful stay on The Suffolk Coast. 

There's a range of accommodation on offer to suit all budgets and tastes including pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes and camping pods, luxury holiday lodges and apartments boasting sea views.

Dogs a welcome too, and being just a 150 metre walk to a sandy beach, it's sure to be a summer hit with all members of the family!

https://beachviewholidaypark.co.uk/

Sunnyside Campsite

Sunnyside Campsite

Offering a fantastic family experience, Sunnyside Farm is well set for children of all ages, with emphasis on enjoyment of the natural environment and connecting with nature. 

Here you can enjoy campfires, bbq & campfire cooking and star gazing. Fire pits are available to hire and logs, charcoal, chocolate, marshmallows can be bought from the site's honesty store. The store also sells eggs (laid daily by the free ranging hens) and other basic essentials for anything you may have forgotten, or if you need a quick and easy supper there's essentials such as as tinned baked beans, soups, pasta, rice and sauces.

Children will love the designated area for children to play which includes swings, rope swings, climbing trees, trampolines, hammocks a play house, stepping logs and secret pathways through wild wooded areas. There are endless possibilities for imaginative play, bug hunting, den building, hide & seek! The toy library also allows families to borrow traditional outdoor games including table tennis, boules and skittles.

https://sunnysidecampsite.co.uk/

The House in the Clouds, Thorpeness

House in the Clouds with Plants

The House in the Clouds in Thorpeness is one of the country's most famous follies and children will love exploring this unique property, taking in the views from the 'Room at the Top'. Set in 1 acre of private grounds, the whole family can join in the fun playing lawn tennis, table tennis and boules.

The House in the Clouds features 5 bedrooms; 2 doubles and 3 twin rooms.

www.houseintheclouds.co.uk

Secret Meadows, Hasketon

Secret Meadows Luxury Tent

Children will love bedding down for the night in a Gypsy Caravan, Shepherd's Hut, Hobbit Box or Luxury Lodge Tent at Secret Meadows. Set in a 115-acre wildlife site, there's plenty of room for young explorers to run around. 

During your stay you can also hire a wood-fired hot tub, hammock or hen coop or book on to one of the bush craft workshops!

www.secretmeadows.co.uk

Easton Farm Park Cottages, Easton

Easton Farm Park Kids with Lambs

What better way to keep children entertained whilst on holiday than to stay on a working farm at Easton Farm Park Cottages. 

Children will love waking up and heading out to help feed the animals on the farm. The Farm Park is open from 10:30am (check opening dates) with two indoor playbarns, tractor rides, pony rides and meet the animal experiences. 

There are two cottages on the Farm. The Duke Cottage has 3 bedrooms - 2 large doubles each with 2 pull out single beds and 1 twin room, sleeping a maximum of 6 adults and 4 children.

The Duchess Cottage also has 3 bedrooms - 1 twin, 1 double and 1 single, sleeping up to 6 people with a pull-out bed.

www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk/holiday-cottages-in-suffolk

The Summer House

The Summer House in Snape

The Summer House at Abbey Farm is a converted cart lodge conveniently located for Snape Maltings (a short walk) and Aldeburgh (10 mins drive) and surrounded by an RSPB reserve. 

Great family activities offered on the doorstep include;  metal detector hire for those budding treasure hunters and access to explore the surrounding fields;  mountain bike hire allows easy access to the countryside, both on and off-road; a games room onsite and if you're an animal lover you'll enjoy helping with the resident ducks, geese, goats, chickens, sheep and horses, while the little ones can try a pony ride. There is also a babysitter service which can be booked in advance.

www.thesummerhouseinsnape.co.uk

Park Holidays

WTS - Park Holidays - Felixstowe Beach

With four family-friendly parks located across Suffolk, Park Holidays can provide you with a fun filled holiday. 

Situated between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, Broadland Sands Holiday Park is in the ideal location for your family holiday or holiday home by the sea. You'll be in the perfect spot to do some exploring in both counties of Suffolk and Norfolk. 

There's a fantastic selection of facilities on the park, including a family entertainment venue, a restaurant and takeaway, a sports bar and lounge, a heated indoor swimming pool with 45-meter flume, paddling pool, and a dinosaur themed adventure golf course. 

If your family enjoys outdoor adventures, then book a stay at Carlton Meres near Saxmundham. Ideally situated for days out at RSPB Minsmere and National Trust Dunwich Heath, the park has a tranquil location with an abundance of wildlife; a nature lovers haven. Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, an adventure playground, a clubhouse with restaurant and family bar, gaming and relaxation areas, and a fantastic indoor swimming pool!

For a traditional seaside break, Felixstowe Beach enjoys a fantastic coastal location, just minutes away from the beach, pier and amusements. Facilities on the park include a heated indoor swimming pool with flume, a paddling pool for the little ones, a family clubhouse complete with restaurant, an amusement and arcade area and an adventure playground. There's plenty of activities to keep all ages entertained including hover archery, segway hire and water walkers.

If you prefer a quieter location, the nearby Suffolk Sands will suit you. The park is located just across the promenade from the beach, so you can wake up to the sounds of waves crashing against the shore! The facilities at Felixstowe Beach are open to those staying at Suffolk Sands so your holiday can be as busy or laid back as you wish!

Old Hall Farm Barns

WTS - Old Hall Farm Cottages - Exterior

A collection of 3 barns in the village of Walpole near Halesworth, Old Hall Farm Barns are ideal for a big family get together all with views across the grazing meadows of the Blyth Valley. Each sympathetically decorated with all modern conveniences and family necessities, there's also an indoor swimming pool (open between Easter and the end of September) and a playbarn with astro turf football pitch.

Wissett Farm Holidays

WTS - Wissett Farm Holidays - Courtyard

Situated on a 300 acre farm, in the village of Wissett, Wissett Farm is perfect for families who love to enjoy the outdoors in all weathers! There are two cottages and The Old Dairy to choose from, ideal for small families to snuggle up in. During a stay, visitors can explore the surrounding farmland, and the Village pub is within walking distance. 

Wheatacre Hall Barns

WTS - Wheatacre Hall Barns - Family barn

A cluster of eight barns which have been sympathetically converted into modern luxury accommodation, Wheatacrce Hall Barns are located on the Norfolk Suffolk border in the Waveney Valley.

There's lots to keep all members of the family entertained; with a family a games room, fitness barn and indoor play barn (for under 5s), as well as visiting the farm animals on site. Guests are also able to swim free of charge at the indoor heated pool found at local Marina close to Barns. The barns are surrounded by extensive grounds with plenty of grass areas are great for football and a game of rounders.

Alde Garden

WTS - Alde Garden - Exterior

Alde Garden is perfect for families with small children. Choose from an eclectic range of accommodation including the bell tent or the magical gypsy caravan - popular with Roald Dahl fans! For those who aren't keen on camping - there's beautiful Badger Cottage for a touch of luxury, whilst also being able to enjoy the quirky facilities and campfire of the garden. This tiny wildlife garden is also home to friendly ducks and chickens who children love to feed. 

Nearby family attractions include Framlingham Castle, Africa Alive & Easton Farm Park - plus there's lots of woodland and beaches within a 20 minute drive. Those on a shoestring can still find lots to do locally - including Rendlesham Forest's bike park, cycle tracks and UFO trail, several nature reserves (including RSPB Minsmere - as seen on Springwatch), Southwold Pier, numerous museums and a wonderful network of footpaths leading from the site. 

Croft Farm

WTS - Croft Farm - Exterior

Converted from traditional farm buildings, the two holiday cottages at Croft Farm make the perfect base for a family holiday. Just 5 minutes walk from Snape Maltings, where you will find the famous concert hall, cafes, restaurants and galleries, you're also just a short drive from the beaches at Thorpeness and Aldeburgh for family days out.

Surrounded by fields which are home to an array of animals, the Granary is ideal for families of up to 5 people, with a peaceful fenced in garden that's ideal for young children. 

Lodge Farm Cottages

WTS - Lodge Farm - Granary

Two beautifully converted self catering barns at  Lodge Farm offer luxurious, spacious and well equipped accommodation for families looking for a break on the coast. Set on an arable farm between Southwold and Lowestoft, you're just a short drive from Africa Alive Zoological Society, the glorious golden sands at Lowestoft where you can whizz out to sea with Jet Adventures, and enjoy walks and family activities Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve.

The barns are spacious open plan cottages and equipped with everything you could need including a cot, high chair, stair gate, changing mat, children's cutlery and crockery, books and games, garden toys and ride on tractors.



where to stay

Lodge Farm Cottages

Lodge Farm Cottages

Lowestoft

Two beautifully converted self catering barns - The Granary and The Dairy offer luxurious, spacious and well equipped accommodation on an arable farm between Southwold and Lowestoft on the Suffolk Coast

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Free wifi

Wheatacre Hall Barns

Wheatacre Hall Barns

Beccles

Wheatacre Hall Barns are a collection of eight barns, sympathetically converted into modern luxury accommodation.

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Dog friendly EV charging

Beach View Holiday Park

Beach View Holiday Park

Beach View Holiday Park is located next to the beach, nestled between Minsmere and Thorpeness, and close to other popular holiday destinations on the Suffolk Coast including Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Blyth Lodge B&B

Blyth Lodge B&B

Blyth Lodge is a small 3 bed B&B in the quiet hamlet of Chediston, 2 miles outside of Halesworth.

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Sunnyside Campsite

Sunnyside Campsite

Sunnyside Campsite is small, family run farm site that offers a very warm welcome. Relaxed and rustic with a ‘back to basics’ vibe. 


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Dog friendly

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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Dog friendly

Alde Garden

Alde Garden

A tiny site with an eclectic range of quirky and unusual accommodation, set in the garden of an award winning pub.

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Free wifi

Secret Meadows

Secret Meadows

Tucked away at a nature reserve with lots of luxury extras, Secret Meadows takes glamping to new heights. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Easton Farm Park Cottages

Wake up in the tranquillity of rural Suffolk, pull on some clothes and head out to help feed the bunnies and the chickens on the farm. 

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Free wifi Dog friendly

Boundary Farm Glamping

Boundary Farm Glamping

Luxury glamping safari tents and a unique A-Frame Scandi Cabin set in a two-acre meadow, on a family-run arable farm near Aldeburgh and Southwold. The best way to make the most of outdoor living without having to compromise on comfort. 

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Old Hall Farm Barns 

Old Hall Farm Barns

Old Hall Farm offers three beautifully converted holiday barns, in the village of Walpole near Halesworth. Just a short drive from Southwold and the wonderful Heritage Coast.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Carlton Meres Holiday Park

Carlton Meres Holiday Park

Set in a beautiful woodland location with fully stocked fishing lakes and plenty of family-friendly facilities, Carlton Meres is the perfect holiday park for your family holiday or holiday home near the Suffolk coast.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Broadland Sands Holiday Park

Broadland Sands Holiday Park

Broadland Sands enjoys a stunning coastal location, and is just a short drive away from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This partnered with fantastic, family-friendly facilities brings the best in holiday accommodation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park

Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park

Felixstowe Beach Holiday Park enjoys a fantastic coastal location, just minutes away from a stunning beach along the Sunrise Coast.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Suffolk Sands Holiday Park

Suffolk Sands Holiday Park

Suffolk Sands is a small, relaxing holiday park which enjoys a stunning beachfront location.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible