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May Half Term Getaways

May Half Term holidays on The Suffolk Coast offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes and charming seaside towns. Whether strolling along the sandy shores of Southwold or indulging in traditional fish and chips at Aldeburgh, there's an abundance of quintessential seaside activities to delight visitors of all ages. We've picked 5 of the best May Half Term Getaways for you to enjoy!

9 Lakeside Avenue

Curious Retreats - 9 Lakeside Avenue

Soak up the breathtaking views Thorpeness Meare and take advantage of 10% off, with a Half Term stay at 9 Lakeside Avenue, courtesy of Curious Retreats. This spacious, dog-friendly home is spread over two floors, where up to eight guests can unwind in four bedrooms. 

The open-plan living area is perfect for lazy mornings before heading out for a boat trip on the Meare or a day at the beach. Then head home and enjoy a get together with family or friends in the orangery, before enjoying a nightcap in the snug.

Upstairs, there are four decorated bedrooms, two of which have their own ensuite bathrooms; each bed adorned with luxury bedding, soft linens and cosy cushions and throws, perfect for peaceful slumbers.

Book a stay at https://curiousretreats.co.uk/properties/9-lakeside-avenue/

School Farm Cottages

School Farm Cottages

Situated near the pretty market town of Halesworth, and just a short drive from Southwold, School Farm Cottages provide a great base for Half Term family gatherings or a relaxing getaways for couples.

And if you're looking for a Half Term break, you can get 15% off remaining availability for the rest of May including Half Term!

The four beautifully converted and well equipped cottages are set around a courtyard, in a picturesque setting overlooking meadows and ponds down to the village church.

For families, there's an indoor games room with pool table, table football and table tennis, plus a play area with climbing frame and play house, as well as a football pitch - guaranteed to keep kids entertained! Or for those who prefer a gentler pace, you can head out for walks in the Suffolk countryside before returning home to enjoy a barbecue in the garden or a glass of wine by the pond watching a beautiful Suffolk sunset.

To receive 15% off use code MAY15 and book a stay at https://www.schoolfarmcottages.com/book

Letheringham Water Mill

Letheringham Water Mill - Dogs on terrace

Letheringham Water Mill is a collection of scenic picture-postcard Suffolk holiday cottages within a historic water mill - it doesn't get much more picturesque than this!

The historic Water Mill is so much more than just a place to stay and escape a while. Right by the lazy River Deben, the luxurious and lovingly curated countryside holiday cottages (sleeping between 2 and 8) are in a world – and a class – of their own. Differently dog friendly, every thing has been thought of for every person and paw in your party, and dogs stay free!

The largest and most luxurious home-from-home in this exquisite riverside garden setting, is the Mill House which sleeps 8 and is the ultimate space where everyone can enjoy time away together. The stylish ground floor bedroom doubles up as part of a homely, fully equipped disability suite, making it particularly suitable for adults with more elderly or less mobile friends /relatives or guests with health conditions or impairments in your party.

From the stunning enclosed gardens and wildlife-rich grounds to the creature comforts of the super-homely luxury Suffolk cottages, the owners have gone the extra mile, so that all of you can enjoy a real treat and each other’s company, feel free to go walkies and truly unwind at every moment of your stay.

Book a stay at https://letheringhammill.co.uk

Flint Cottage

Flint Cottage - Exterior

Rated 4-star Gold by Visit England, All Season's Cottage Breaks' Flint Cottage is a charming Single-storey period cottage with a distinctive white picket fence. Its exterior is deceiving, and the cottage is a Tardis inside!

Inside, the light & bright cottage has two spacious and comfortable bedrooms and a cosy living room. The kitchen is very well-equipped, and the lovely little dining room overlooks your own private courtyard - the perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of wine on a warm evening or a lazy breakfast with coffee & newspapers.

The cottage is dog-friendly too and pampered pooches are made very welcome, staying at no extra cost.

Rated 4-Star Gold by Visit England.

If you're a couple, take advantage of the ‘Couples Holiday’ offer of a 25% discount off the standard peak season rate when only one bedroom is used - paying just £749 for a 7-night stay (Friday to Friday).

Book a stay at https://www.allseasonscottagebreaks.com

High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure - Lodges

The 1,2 and 3 bedroom holiday lodges at High Lodge are a great location choice, close to the Suffolk Coast, in particular Southwold and Aldeburgh.

Each has its own private balcony and parking, offering lake views or open parkland. Choose from the traditional Lakeview Lodges, each with its own fishing peg, the modern Waters Edge Lodges with private hot tubs and private fishing pegs, or Dog Friendly Claywood Lodges, each with their own hot tubs.

All lodges sleep between 2-6 people so a great choice for couples or families alike. During your stay, make the most of the guest discount and start your day with a hearty breakfast from the dog friendly clubhouse café and have a go at one of the onsite activities including clay shooting, air rifle or archery. If you enjoy the quieter life, a day’s fishing can be enjoyed. 

Book a stay at https://www.highlodge.co.uk/holiday-lodges/

Windmill Lodges

Windmill Lodges - Cabin

Windmill Lodges is a small site of 7 authentic log cabins with private hot tubs surrounding a small wildlife lake, just 2 miles from the market town of Framlingham, home to the famous 'Castle on the Hill'. 

Each of their self-catering log cabins has been awarded 4 or 5 stars from Visit England and are ideal for couples, families, and friends to enjoy a relaxing break away. Fully equipped with everything you need and individually furnished to provide you that home-from-home experience, each log cabin features its own private outdoor hot tub, perfect for relaxing under the stars after a hard day sightseeing! Plus with two pet friendly log cabins on their site, you can bring the whole family on holiday with you!

The covered, heated swimming pool onsite is an added bonus and is available from the end of May to the end of September.

Book a stay at https://windmilllodges.co.uk

Boundary Farm Glamping

Boundary Farm

Boundary Farm Glamping is an ideal escape where luxury meets the great outdoors! The A-frame cabin and luxury safari tents offer home comfort amidst serene surroundings in a private meadow, promising an unforgettable retreat for you and your loved ones.

Reconnect with nature in comfort, the accommodations offer ample room for families to bond and enjoy quality time together, whether it's roasting marshmallows around the firepit or stargazing under the clear night sky.  

Book a stay at https://www.boundaryfarm.co.uk



Events

Storytelling at Sutton Hoo

Storytelling at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge | Mon 27th May 2024, Thu 30th May 2024

Hear epic tales as you join the Anglo-Saxon storytellers for a journey through time inside the storytelling tree at Sutton Hoo. 

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Suffolk River Trips from Snape

Suffolk River Trips from Snape

Snape | Sat 18th - Thu 30th May 2024, Mon 03rd - Fri 14th Jun 2024, Tue 18th - Sat 29th Jun 2024, Tue 02nd - Sun 14th Jul 2024, Thu 18th - Sun 28th Jul 2024, Wed 31st Jul - Tue 13th Aug 2024, Fri 16th - Wed 28th Aug 2024

Depart from the historic Snape Maltings Quay, where generations of Thames Barge skippers have plied their trade, hop aboard Tilly Too or Hagar and head out through the narrows down towards Iken Cliff.

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Pond dipping at RSPB Minsmere

Pond dipping at RSPB Minsmere

Westleton | Mon 27th May 2024, Wed 29th May 2024, Fri 31st May 2024, Mon 22nd Jul 2024, Wed 24th Jul 2024

Come along and find some of the most fantastic and ferocious beasts that live beneath the surface.

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Family Wildlife Walk at Snape Maltings

Family Wildlife Walk at Snape Maltings

Snape | Tue 28th May 2024, Tue 30th Jul 2024, Tue 06th Aug 2024, Tue 13th Aug 2024, Tue 20th Aug 2024, Tue 27th Aug 2024

Join the enthusiastic RSPB volunteers on a fun family stroll.

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Sounds of Spring at RSPB Minsmere

Sounds of Spring at RSPB Minsmere

Westleton | Tue 28th May 2024

Join Minsmere's guides for an early morning walk timed to coincide with the peak of birdsong activity.

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Stargazing at Orford Ness

Stargazing at Orford Ness

Orford | Sat 01st - Sun 02nd Jun 2024

Spend the night on Orford Ness and take advantage of the dark night skies.

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May Bank Holiday at The Ship at Dunwich

May Bank Holiday at The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich | Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2024

The Ship at Dunwich will be open for all day dining and drinks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the May bank holiday weekends. Graze your way through the long weekend with seasonal specials from the à la carte menu.

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May Bank Holiday at The Westleton Crown

May Bank Holiday at The Westleton Crown

Saxmundham | Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2024

Enjoy the long weekend with dining and drinks on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the May bank holiday weekends at The Westleton Crown.

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Suffolk River Trips - Woodbridge

Suffolk River Trips - Woodbridge

Woodbridge | Tue 21st - Wed 29th May 2024, Wed 05th - Wed 12th Jun 2024, Thu 04th - Sat 13th Jul 2024, Fri 19th - Sat 27th Jul 2024, Fri 02nd - Mon 12th Aug 2024, Sat 17th - Mon 26th Aug 2024, Sat 31st Aug - Tue 10th Sep 2024, Tue 17th - Tue 24th Sep 2024, Tue 01st - Tue 08th Oct 2024

Depart from Woodbridge Town Steps on board Gina and explore the upper reaches of the beautiful river Deben.

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Sae Wylfings, Anglo-Saxon living history at Sutton Hoo

Sae Wylfings, Anglo-Saxon living history at Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge | Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2024, Sat 01st - Sun 02nd Jun 2024

Join the Sae Wylfings as they set up camp at Sutton Hoo for a weekend full of Anglo-Saxon living history.

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Dinosaur Adventure Live at the Marina Theatre

Dinosaur Adventure Live at the Marina Theatre

Lowestoft | Thu 30th May 2024

The Greatest Prehistoric Show on Earth!

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where to stay

Curious Retreats

Curious Retreats

Curious Retreats is a new, local, independent and family-run agency; marketing Suffolk’s finest holiday homes, hand-picked for the Curious.

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School Farm Cottages

School Farm Cottages

Halesworth

School Farm is the ideal location for getting out and about in the countryside. Perfect for visiting the many pretty villages, market towns and lovely beaches in this beautiful part of Suffolk

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