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Fun Rainy Day Activities on The Suffolk Coast

The British summer can be a bit hit and miss. But whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring down, there's a day out on The Suffolk Coast to entertain the whole family.

Aldeburgh Cinema auditorium

1. Watch a film at Aldeburgh Cinema - situated in Aldeburgh since 1919, Aldeburgh Cinema shows films, live screenings and special events. You can catch new releases this summer, and families can take advantage of the afternoon ‘Nice Price’ family matinees on all Bank Holidays and daily during all school breaks and holiday periods.Location: 51 High Street, Aldeburgh, IP15 5AU


2. Lowestoft Maritime Museum - with a wealth of model boats, artefacts and stories from the fishing industry, the museum is situated in Sparrrow's Nest Gardens in Lowestoft. Be sure to check out the replica fish market and reconstruction of Sir Christopher Cockrell's workshop (the inventor of the hovercraft in nearby Somerleyton!)Location: Lowestoft Maritime Museum, Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft, NR32 1XG

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3. Snape Maltings - while away an hour or two at the stunning maltings, home to Aldeburgh Music. As well as a huge selection of concerts on offer, the artisan delicatessen, food hall, and furniture and homes department are the perfect place to spend a soggy day.Location: Snape Maltings, near Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP17 1SR


4. Woodbride Tide Mill - One of just two working tide mills in the country, Woodbridge Tide Mill sits on the banks of the River Deben and enables visitors to watch the historic water wheel in action and the millers making flour. Afterwards, pop on the rain coat and wellies and enjoy a walk into the historic town centre for a steaming hot chocolate and cake at The Cake Shop Bakery.Location: Woodbridge Tide Mill, Tide Mill Way, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BY


5. The Long Shop Museum - Providing an insight into The Suffolk Coast's fascinating manufacturing past, a visit to The Long Shop Museum is great for entertaining children. Make sure you check out the 'working - van', sand moulds and pattern boxes, and dress up ready for your photo shoot!Location: The Long Shop Museum, Main Street, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4ES

Things to see and do


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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Wheelchair Accessible


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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Free wifi


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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Free wifi Dog friendly


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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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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