There's plenty to do on The Suffolk Coast this autumn; walking, cycling, theatre, outdoor adventures, romantic treats and family fun.
So pop on your coat and wellies, and remember to pack the brolly as you head out on a fun-filled day out.
Home to some of the region's top attractions, The Suffolk Coast can provide a fun day out for the whole family. Spend a day meeting the animals of the African savannah at Africa Alive! or ride a tractor and experience life on the farm at Easton Farm Park.
If you don't mind getting a bit wet, book an exhilarating sea blast trip on board the Coastal Voyager in Southwold, before heading to the famous Pier, or set off on foot to discover the ancient burial ground of Anglo-Saxon Kings at Sutton Hoo.
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As the weather takes a turn for the worse, stay warm and dry at one of the many indoor attractions across The Suffolk Coast. With a huge variety of live shows and cinema, The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft has something for theatre-goers of all ages. For the latest blockbusters, book tickets and grab your popcorn at Aldeburgh Cinema and for exhibitions, dance and live music, check out the programme at The Cut in Halesworth. A trip to The Suffolk Coast isn't complete without visiting Snape Maltings; home to a range or shops selling clothing, art, homewares and food, the concert hall hosts a range of musical delights throughout the year.
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Visit the towns of Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Woodbridge, Southwold and Aldeburgh and shopaholics will be spoilt for choice! Voted one of the Top 50 Best Boutiques Outside of London by the Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine, Collen & Clare have shops in both Southwold and Aldeburgh and sell a selection of designer handbags, shoes and clothes. You can get kitted up for winter and exploring the outstanding landscape of The Suffolk Coast at O&C Butcher; stocking famous brands such as Gant, Barbour, Timberland and Tweed, plus rainwear for your 4-legged friend is on offer too!
Take a taste of The Suffolk Coast home with you by stocking up on Adnams finest ales and spirits at one of their stores in Southwold, Woodbridge and Felixstowe, and sample some of the locally grown produce includig meats, cheeses, fruit and vegetables at Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead, Giddens & Thompson Greengrocers in Bungay, the farm cafe + shop at Marlesford.
And after a jam-packed day of shopping, enjoy a cup of locally roasted coffee at The Firestation in Woodbridge and treat yourself to delicious cakes, pastries and bread at the nearby Cake Shop Bakery or Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold.
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A bit of rain never stops anyone here on The Suffolk Coast! Wrap up warm, put your walking boots on and head off on an outdoor adventure this autumn and winter. The RSPB's flagship reserve of Minsmere is made up of wetland, woodland and beach and is home to some of the UKs rarest birdlife, plantlife and animals. In autumn, bear witness to the stunning Red Deer rut, follow the seasonal trail in search of migrants and look for bearded tits in the reedbeds. Mini explorers can join in too! Hire an Explorer backpack, complete with binoculars and bugbox and build a den and play in the Wild Zone’s sand martin tunnels and bittern nest.
Throughout the autumn and winter, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust runs events for the whole family; from early morning birdwatching, storytelling, guided walks, outdoor play for toddlers and birdbox building. Whilst older children will love running around, climbing and zipping through the trees at one of the many outdoor play areas on The Suffolk Coast.
As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, what better way to explore than on foot and two wheels! Take in the beaches, woodland, marshland and heath from Kessingland in the north, to Trimley Marshes in the south with one of the Explorer Guides or downloadable maps.
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Free Things to Do
You needn't spend a penny to enjoy a fun-filled day out on The Suffolk Coast; with over 50 Museums located throughout the county in castles, cottages, trading halls, airfields, engineering works and railway stations. Whilst many are free, donations are encouraged to keep these valuable attractions open.
And of course, no trip to The Suffolk Coast would be complete without a trip to our award-winning beaches for a bracing walk along the prom, a Sunday afternoon walk or a day building sandcastles on the sea shore - come rain or shine!
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