• TTDA - Easton Farm Park - Foal
  • TTDA - Africa Alive - Lemurs
  • TTDA - RSPB Minsmere - Wren
  • TTDA - National Trust Sutton Hoo - Treasure

Visit The Suffolk Coast - Virtually!

Whilst you may not be able to visit The Suffolk Coast right now, many attractions, restaurants and accommodation providers are heading online, taking you with them on their daily activities from the comfort of your own home - so you can dream now, visit later!

Africa Alive!

TTDA - Africa Alive - Savannah

The animals at Africa Alive! are blissfully unaware of the problems we are facing right now, although they are perhaps wondering where all the smiling faces have got to! But the fabulous zookeepers and staff on hand to ensure that they are well looked after and are taking you along with them!

Meet some of the lesser known inhabitants and say hello to some of the park's popular residents including the lions, giraffes, rhinos, lemurs, meerkats and many more!

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/africaalive1/

Easton Farm Park

TTDA - Easton Farm Park - Lambs

Life on the farm continues at Easton Farm Park as the spring brings many new arrivals! In the past couple of weeks alone, the farm has welcomed chicks, lambs, piglets and kids - all captured on film! The farm's workers will also be taking you along with them as they go about their daily work with the resident donkeys, cows and Shetland ponies.

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/eastonfarmpark/

Froize Uncovered

FD - Froize - Froize Uncovered

A rustic, rural restaurant close to the historic town of Woodbridge and delightful village of Orford, Froize is David Grimwood's delightful freehouse restaurant. David is joined by the 'Wildlife Gadget Man' Jason Alexander for a weekly video, chatting about the wildlife which surrounds the freehouse, taking a look at the restaurant's nextbox and trail cameras, plus sharing lots of local anecdotes and fun quizzes. 

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/froizeuncovered/

National Trust Sutton Hoo

TTDA - Sutton Hoo - Helmet

Discover the burial site of Anglo-Saxon kings from the comfort of your own home and follow National Trust Sutton Hoo on Facebook!

The museum are currently hosting a range of #MuseumFromHome activities including Breakfast Ckub Q&As with  Archaeology and Engagement Manager, Laura, who will be answering Sutton Hoo and Anglo-Saxon history questions every Tuesday morning; fun facts and quiz questions and virtual tours of their exhibitions. 

They have also produced a range of learning activity sheets that you can download and do at home!

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/SuttonhooNT/

RSPB Minsmere

TTDA - RSPB Minsmere - Bunny

Whilst the trails and nature reserve at RSPB Minsmere are closed for now, staff and volunteers have been making the most of their daily walks, taking virtual visitors along with them with videos and blogs! They are also sharing ways in which you can make the most of your garden and surrounding areas and providing handy resources and free activities for you to enjoy at home.

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/RSPBMinsmere/

The Hotel Victoria

WTS - Hotel Victoria - Gardens

With the doors closed and guests headed to the safety of their own homes, you may not think that The Hotel Victoria, sitting atop of the promenade on Lowestoft's glorious beach, would be the source of great content. But you're wrong! Hotel Manager Adam Greenfield is making the most of his isolation with a series of hilarious videos of his daily antics behind the scenes. 

From workouts and cleaning to providing live entertainment plus plenty of photos of the beach and sea, taken from the hotel's envious position - a must-follow that will brighten anyone's day!

Follow their updates at https://www.facebook.com/thehotelvictoria/

Eastern Angles

TTDA - Eastern Angles - Logo

The Eastern Angles team have been working hard from their homes to bring you a series of exciting new workshops and activities.  Last weekend they held two sold out play writing masterclasses with Sam Steiner (Lemons, Lemons, Lemons) and Ben Weatherill (Jellyfish). Both sessions were interactive and free of charge.

If you're a parent struggling for ways to keep your children entertained, then join these parent play writing classes! Taking place every Tuesday at 8pm, the classes are specifically for parents of children under 18 and will focus on writing techniques, how to get ideas on the page and how to create characters. 

This is an opportunity to flex those writing muscles for half an hour without any pressure (and to have some dedicated time to yourself! 

All experiences welcome, all you need is a pen and a piece of paper, no need to come with an idea and no expectation to share what you've written. Just 30 minutes for free flow writing.

All sessions will take place on Zoom and are provided free of charge, however if you are able to a small donation to Eastern Angles at the time of booking, will enable them to continue these fantastic classes!

Find out more and book your place at https://easternangles.co.uk/event/parent-play-writing-online-via-zoom

Alde Valley Spring Festival - 11th April - 30th June

TTDA - Alde Valley Spring Festival - Cormorant with struggling fish, 2020 Maggi Hambling


The Alde Valley Spring Festival usually runs for four weeks each April and May. Based at a small farm in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley on the Suffolk Coast, it celebrates the importance of the visual arts, local foods and contemporary crafts in a working farmed landscape. 

There will be exhibitions, talks and events for you to enjoy and join in with on their website and Instagram, plus Open Studios online, Q&As, workshops on Japanese hanami tradition and flowering cherries, edible swiftlet nests from Borneo and loop basketry, plus virtual walks and tours. 

Take a Virtual Tour!

Crabbing at Bawdsey

We know you can't visit in person right now, so let us take you on a virtual tour of The Suffolk Coast with these beautiful films!

Watch as the seasons change with our spring, summer, autumn and winter videos, learn about the artisan crafters who call The Suffolk Coast their home, tempt your tastebuds and meet some of our local food & drink producers, imagine the sand beneath your feet with 'Buckets & Spades' and feel your worries slip away as you travel through the lanes, heath and coast by bike - all from the comfort of your own home!

Watch online at https://www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk/our-videos



Things to see and do

Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

Make your day out an adventure with a visit to Africa Alive!

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

Alde Valley Spring  Festival

Alde Valley Spring Festival

Saxmundham

A four week celebration of food, farming, landscape and the arts in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley.

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Wheelchair Accessible

National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.


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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles

Eastern Angles Theatre Company combines heritage with theatre to make regional stories and hidden histories come to life on stage. The company are based at the Sir John Mills Theatre in Ipswich but tour across the county to villages, towns and quirky outdoor locations.

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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

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.

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Easton Farm Park 

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Fun family day out on the farm.  Home to plenty of farm animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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WHERE TO EAT

Froize 

Froize

A rustic, rural restaurant close to the historic town of Woodbridge and delightful village of Orford, Froize is David Grimwood's delightful freehouse restaurant.

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where to stay

The Hotel Victoria 

The Hotel Victoria

The Hotel Victoria is an individually owned business with a picturesque cliff top location overlooking Lowestoft's award winning beaches. 

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible