The Suffolk Coast
  • Ramsholt Church in Snow - (c) Gill Moon Photography

Where to go Sledging!

The Beast from the East has arrived and The Suffolk Coast is blanketed in snow, the schools are closed and kids are chomping at the bit to get outside and enjoy the rare dump!

ShittIf you've managed to wangle yourself a snow day too, then these sledging spots are guaranteed to give you a couple of hours of frosty fun!

1. Beccles Common

There's loads of space here to build snowmen, have snowball fights and put your sledge through its paces. For younger children, there are lots of flat spaces, or for those a bit older (and adults!) there are some pretty steep hills that you can whip down!

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2. Gun Hill, Southwold 

Stand at the top of the hill and admire the sea views (which will be very bracing on a day like today!) before pushing off on your sledge down Gun Hill. This spot has been popular with sledging for years, with many children in cold snaps during the 50s and 60s opting for this premium sliding slope.

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3. Southwold Common

Head to the common and enjoy the wide expanses (taking care to avoid the waterways and dykes that run through them). There are plenty of small hills dotted throughout, just make sure you avoid the gauze buses at the bottom of some!

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4. Skilmans Hill, Southwold 

Tucked away near the common, Skilmans Hill is a small but rather steep hill! Gardner Road runs along the bottom of the hill, but when the snow is as thick as today, it's unlikely to be used.

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5. Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge

A fabulous green (now white) space in the centre of the town, the park is enclosed so is great for children and toddlers wanting to make the most of the white stuff. 

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6. Shottisham

Head to the village of Shottisham and you will find a fabulous his for sliding down behind the church and pub, the Sorrell Horse.  Set on the recreation ground, there's plenty of space to build a snowman and have a snowball fight. If the pub is open, you can pop in there afterwards to warm up!

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7. Fen Meadow, Woodbridge

Situated on Seckford Street within the town, Fen Meadow boasts possibly the only hill in the town, so it's a mecca for budding bobsledders plus plenty of space to run around and to make the most of this rare cold snap.

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