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
Want to know how to take the perfect wildlife photo? Bawdsey Hall is a quiet retreat with charm and character. The grounds have meadowland, large ponds and mature woods, offering a variety of different habitats for wildlife - so it's the perfect spot to capture Suffolk's rare inhabitants. Choose from a wildlife photography days or evening workshop, owl and badger night photography workshops, bespoke one to one and group photography workshops.
Afterward, hone your skills and 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 wildlife photography workshops at Bawdsey Hall call 01394 411103 / 07763291026
One of the most rewarding ways to see the beautiful Suffolk Countryside and Coast, along with keeping fit and healthy is to take up horse riding! This wonderful skill has so much going for it - horses, it can be argued, are up there with dogs when it comes to man's best friend! Pakefield Riding School offers the perfect introduction to this sport, with BHS Qualified Instructors and 25 well-mannered horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities they'll be able to get you off to a flying start or provide an appropriate mount for that beautiful beach ride!
For more information on Pakefield Riding School, visit http://www.pakefieldridingschool.co.uk/
Located within the Snape Maltings complex, The Lettering Arts Centre is one of the UK's leading providers of lettering arts training; offering workshops to help people explore the possibilities of the lettering arts. We offer one-day workshops and longer courses for the complete beginner and returning students alike in letter carving, calligraphy, letterpress and linocut.
To book a workshop visit https://www.letteringartstrust.org.uk/course-calendar
If you've always dreamed of making your own clothes, then 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. Courses include 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.
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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Unlike a larger town there aren’t any major roads in Southwold, meaning it’s a far safer environment for anyone on two wheels. Plus it only takes a few minutes pedalling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.
Relaxing Orwell River Cruises on board the vintage sailing barges, Thistle, Hydrogen and Kitty.
Join Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire at their private nature reserve at Bawdsey Hall on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.
Dunwich Heath and Beach is a precious landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature. Explore a number of footpaths leading you through a myriad of habitats and discover the birds and animals that call Dunwich Heath home. You can enjoy time in the tea room and browse the gift shop.
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!
One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.
The 2018 Suffolk Walking Festival kicks off in May and with over 120 walks and events this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and most ambitious festival to date.
IBTC in Lowestoft offers a variety of boatbuilding/maintenance and woodworking courses suitable for those looking for a career in the maritime industry as well as individuals wanting to develop existing or new interests and skills.
With courses from 1 day to almost a year there is something to offer everyone; from owners and enthusiasts to prospective tradespersons.
Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.
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.
Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.
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.
Gill is a professional freelance photographer specialising in local landscapes, waterscapes and sailing photography.
Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast.
From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places.
The award-winning Festival of Fabric draws together specialist traders to enable the purchase of vintage and vintage style fabric, patterns, haberdashery and sewing machines - taking place on Saturday 6th October.
Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.
High Lodge is delighted to see the return of it's popular Archery sessions, a fantastic activity for friends and family to enjoy together.