If you're passionate about all things nautical, then book yourself a place on one of the boatbuilding courses at the International Boatbuilding Training College in Oulton Broad; there are a range of full year, part-time and short courses on a range of subjects including Introduction to Woodwork, Letter Carving, Splicing and Ropework and Traditional Rigging and Wirework.
For full course details, visit https://www.ibtc.co.uk/short-courses
After the course, check out some of The Suffolk Coast's top photography spots; RSPB Minsmere Kessingland Beach, Shingle Street and Carlton and Oulton Marshes.
For more information on photography tuition with Gill Moon, visit http://gillmoon.com/landscape-photography-tuition/
Beccles and Bungay both have their own Community Choirs which promote health and wellbeing, so if you're new year's resolution was to take up a new hobby and relax a bit more, then one of these choirs is for you! For more information visit www.beccleschoir.co.uk
There's a varied programme of workshops being held throughout 2018 at The Tack Rooms at Snape Maltings. 1 day courses include Making Unique Paper Art, The Art of Making with Textiles and Paint and Making Art Jewellery in Porcelain and Clay. More workshops will be added to the schedule throughout the year, for more information visit https://snapemaltings.co.uk/season/workshops-tack-room/.
Learn how to make your own dress and knit your own scarf at Fiona's Fabrics in Woodbridge. The shop is full of fabrics, colourful yarns, ribbons, buttons and threads and runs a number of workshops for all ages and skill levels including 'Get to Know your Sewing Machine', 'Get to Know your Overlocker', Soft Furnishings, Upholstery and Patchwork for Beginners.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/fionasfabrics/events/
Further south, Felixstowe Sewing School offers classes, and lessons for the beginner and novice sewer, as well as a series of workshops for the more experienced seamstress, dressmaker or fabric and textile lover including dressmaking for beginners, pyjama workshops, how to make vintage toys and how make a retro apron. For a fun way to spend a day with friends or a special occasion book a sew-in party; a baby shower quilt workshop, a hen party workshop with garter, lap quilt, knicker bag making or teen pyjama parties.
To book a workshop, visit http://www.felixstowesewingschool.co.uk/
If your new year's resolution was to become more active, then pop along to The Cut in Halesworth. The stunning arts centre housed within a converted Maltings buildings, hosts a range of dance and exercise classes including Belly Dancing, Contemporary Dance, Kettlecise, Pilates, Yoga, Booty Barre, Mummy and Baby Pilates, Ballet and Dance/Choreography for Mature People - so there's something to suit all ages and abilities!
For class information, visit http://newcut.org/classes
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!