What better way to entertain the kids this summer than packing up the picnic hamper and heading out across The Suffolk Coast for a spot of al fresco dining!
We've selected some of our favourite picnic spots on The Suffolk Coast, where the kids can let of steam whilst you put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Nicholas Everitt Park
Nicholas Everitt Park in Oulton Broad is situated on the edge of the southernmost point of the broads, so the views are pretty spectacular!
You will also find a bandstand, trampolines, and cafe plus a playground complete with slides, swings, see-saw.
Adventure awaits you at Rendlesham Forest, explore the UFO trail through plantation, heath, and wetland before letting the kids run wild on the play area complete with tube slide, climbing wall, obstacle course, swings and zip-line.
Find a place amongst the trees to lay your blanket or grab one of the BBQ spots if a juicy burger rather than a soggy sandwich is what you fancy.
With a large open green, you can enjoy a picnic sat amongst the boats at Beccles Quay. There's a selection of picnic tables located close to the play area, dogs are welcome too and you can finish off your scotch eggs and sarnies with an ice cream from the nearby cafe.
Covehithe Beach, near Kessingland is like a pirates cove and so is sure to spark imaginations and a fun spot for a little explorers lunch. Only accessible by foot (and not suitable for pushchairs), the remote stretch is surrounded by cliffs so an afternoon building a den from the flotsam and jetsam before enjoying cake and will make a fun day for all.
Located in the centre of Woodbridge and with views across the River Deben, Elmhurst Park is the perfect place to put down your blanket ad enjoy a family picnic. There's a children's play area nearby, and lots of green space for a game of rounders or frisbee!