• Top 10 Days Out - Come Rain or Shine!

Top 10 Days Out - Come Rain or Shine!

Whatever the weather, The Suffolk Coast has plenty to offer – for families, for young and old – for everyone. Sail out to sea or along a river, hop on your bike, discover Suffolk's unique and rare wildlife, visit an award-winning attraction or take a step back in time at one of Suffolk's many museums. 

Here’s our Top 10 Days Out on The Suffolk Coast – Come rain or shine!

1. Suffolk Coast Beaches

Felixstowe Beach Suffolk Sands Holiday Park

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. With miles of golden sand at Lowestoft, windswept dunes in Walberswick, wild stretches of shingle providing habitats for rare wildlife all along the coast, piers and amusements at Felixstowe and Southwold, promenades and sculpture at Aldeburgh there's a beach for everyone on the Suffolk Coast

Click here for our guide to Suffolk Coast beaches


2. Outdoor Adventures

Pakefield Riding School

Suffolk based Cycle Breaks offer supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast. You’ll enjoy lovely accommodation, luggage transportation, quality bike hire (or bring your own), delightful routes along quiet country lanes and mechanical assistance on call to give you peace of mind.

If the weather is warm, cool yourself with a dip at Beccles Lido – a traditional outdoor swimming pool in the pretty town of Beccles, or set off on foot to explore the historic town of Halesworth and the Blyth Valley; the Millenium Green, offering 50 acres of wildlife close to the town centre.

Riding along Lowestoft and Pakefield beaches has to be up there for an outdoor experience, you can trust Pakefield Riding School to find the horse for you along with their BHS qualified instructors - the perfect way to see the Suffolk Coast and countryside!

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3. Splash Landings

Iken Canoe

Fancy messing about on the water? There's a whole host of ways you can explore the coasts, rivers and water ways of The Suffolk Coast;

  • Waveney River Tours - offer trips along the River Waveney on board their 100 seater passenger boats
  • Deben Boat Trips - join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip along the River Deben from the pretty village of Waldringfield.
  • Orwell Lady River Cruises - cruising up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, from Orwell Quay in Ipswich; their Orwell Bridge cruise sail lasts approximately 1 hour so is ideal for families with children.
  • Oulton Dayboats - Be the captain of your own ship and take control of the wheel with a day boat hire along the River Waveney from Oulton Broad to Beccles.
  • Sailing Barge Victor - a trip on board offers a truly memorable and affordable opportunity to experience living history on board this 19th century traditionally rigged sailing vessel. 
  • Big Dog Ferry - enjoy four leisurely 3-mile trips a day by open boat up to Geldeston Locks from the market town of Beccles.
  • Iken Canoe - enjoy an exhilarating day on the Alde Estuary and hire out Canadian canoes, sit-on-top kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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4. Take a Trip Back in Time

East Anglia Transport Museum

The Suffolk Coast has a wealth of history. There are museums throughout the area that will give you a real sense of our past…

The Long Shop Museum in Leiston provides a lasting memento of this region’s history of manufacturing.

It tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavour through the stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

It’s called ‘The Long Shop’ as it was the world’s first purpose built workshop for assembly line production and as its output grew, it was staffed by engineers who designed and made ploughs, steam engines, peat harvesters, trolley buses, washing machines and more, which were exported across the world.

Experience riding on working trams, trolley buses and a narrow gauge railway at the East Anglia Transport Museum in Lowestoft. With exhibition halls, period street scenes, 'Tar, Sweat and Steam building', a café serving hot and cold snacks and a souvenir shop.

The museum accommodates examples of trams, trolleybuses and motor buses from various parts of the country, with a  number of examples of motor buses built at the Eastern Coach Works in Lowestoft.

Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of the Suffolk Coast’s most iconic buildings and one of just two working Tide Mills in the country. Why not visit this beautiful mill and live a miller’s life for the day and kids will love meeting the Millie the Tide Mill Mouse!

The music of Benjamin Britten is the soundtrack of The Suffolk Coast. At The Red House in Aldeburgh you can explore the life and work of this world-famous composer in the place where he lived and worked. 

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5. Nature

RSPB Minsmere

If you love nature then a trip to The Suffolk Coast is a must. Big skies, big landscapes – the beautiful backdrop to a wonderful selection of flora and fauna.

Wander among the wetlands and woods at RSPB Minsmere. 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 café.

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s reserves are as varied as the animals and plants that live in them. You are welcome to explore them anytime free of charge or come along to one of the many events that take place in the year which are organised by their education officers and wildlife groups.

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 - tranquil and unspoilt landscape including wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

Bawdsey Hall offer wildlife watching, photography workshops and hide hire at their private nature reserve on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. With records dating back to the 17th Century, it now provides a quiet retreat with charm and character. The grounds have meadowland, large ponds and mature woods, offering a variety of different habitats for wildlife. Bawdsey Hall offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. 

A day trip to Dunwich will offer you the chance to walk, relax, explore and enjoy this beautiful surrounding. From July to September the heath comes alive with colour; a patchwork of pink and purple heather and coconut-scented yellow gorse is an unmissable experience.

Running along the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, the Waveney Valley is an unspoiled haven with idyllic villages and unique market towns. Escape the frantic pace of everyday life with tranquil surroundings and warm hospitality. 

For walkers there are miles of tracks through stunning countryside, you can enjoy the freedom of cycling through beautiful villages and quiet country lanes, or get out on the water and explore the picturesque river by boat or canoe.

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6. Foodie Treats

Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier is famous for eating and drinking across the sea, under the sun and over the waves!

From The Boardwalk to the Beach Café and Clockhouse, Southwold Pier has a fabulous choice of restaurants and cafés to fill the gap from breakfast, through to morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!

View Point Cafe in Felixstowe is a warm and friendly cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. Serving all day breakfasts, snacks, fish and chips, 'dish of the day', cakes, ice cream, teas and coffees while you take in the stunning views across the river and the opportunity to watch the huge cargo ships being loaded and unloaded at the Port of Felixstowe. 

When you visit Snape Maltings drop into The Granary Tea Shop to rest a while and enjoy the extensive range of teas, coffees and hot chocolate with wonderful cakes and slices.

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7. Family Fun

Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Coast is packed full with things to do for the whole family. The Suffolk Punch horse has been a part of the Suffolk landscape since the early sixteenth century. 

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. Their home, the Hollesley Bay Colony Stud, is the world’s oldest and largest Suffolk Punch stud farm. It is the perfect place to meet these magnificent horses and to find out how they shaped the landscape of East Anglia.

Relax while the children enjoy the Southwold Boating Lake. Bring back your own childhood memories watching your children paddle away on the lovely lake in the little paddleboats. Afterwards, travel bar car or across the River Blyth on the foot ferry to Walberswick; stop off in the cafe for a slice of cake before setting up your bucket and line for an afternoon of crabbing! 

At the southern end of The Suffolk Coast, the family-friendly town of Felixstowe is a great place to visit whatever the weather. If it's a bit soggy, you can stay dry at Mannings Amusements; here you can spend a few hours playing on the traditional seaside amusements, followed by a round of crazy golf, a ride of the funfair, a game of ten-pin bowling. 

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8. Theatrical Delights

Eastern Angles Theatre Company

If you fancy a spot of culture head to the theatre or maybe catch a film…

The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft plays host to major West End productions, top comedy, orchestral concerts, touring drama and musical productions, opera, ballet, music, dance and top notch amateur theatre as well as a successful cinema - boasting the largest screen and cinema auditoria in the town.

Aldeburgh Cinema showcases the very best of world cinema at the heart of this delightful seaside town. It provides a programme of film screenings, live shows and special events.

Head inland to Halesworth and you’ll find the versatile arts venue, The Cut. It offers an extensive range of arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and art exhibitions.

Southwold Arts Centre plays host to Southwold Arts Festival (June), a  summer repertory theatre season which has been an annual event for over 80 years (July - September), Ways With Words literary festival (November) and Southwold and Reydon Pantomime Group (January), to name but a few. 

A Suffolk Coast spectacular, Snape Proms includes everything from folk and jazz, world music, classical, comedy and poetry in the glorious setting of Snape Maltings Concert Hall throughout the summer. For each concert, 100 tickets are available at just £6.50! Definitely a must-do experience for anyone visiting this summer!

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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9. Get Stuck In

Africa Alive!

Are you the sort person who loves to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in? Love nature and animals? Then this will be right up your street!

Have you ever wondered what life at Africa Alive! is like? With their adult and junior keeper experiences, you can enjoy a taste of what life is like as a keeper!

Both the adult and junior experiences provide an opportunity to work with knowledgeable keepers and a variety of animals in the park. You will receive an experience T-shirt, colour photo and a certificate to remember your time at Africa Alive!.

Easton Farm Park, near Woodbridge, welcomes visitors, young and old,to enjoy the fun activities the park has to offer,  including pony rides, train rides, meeting all the animals and even cuddling a few of them, too.

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10. Stay Dry

Anglia Karting

Sometimes the weather seems to have it in for us! And when it’s raining you’re best to head indoors and try these attractions…

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers! The Karts are easy to drive, with no gears or clutch pedal – simply brake or accelerate! 

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects.

From prehistoric discoveries to amazing archaeological finds; from Saxon burials to fishing and farming in the age of steam; from the drowning of Medieval Dunwich to the development of Radar - there’s something for visitors of all ages find out about, see and do.

The David Silver Honda Collection in Leiston houses a collection of 200 Honda Motorcycles, artefacts, books and magazines charting the history of Honda from 1946-1992. If you are interested in vintage Honda motorcycles, this is a must visit for you!  Housed on 2 floors with a reading room, you will come away re-acquainted with bikes you owned, wished you'd owned or simply admired. 

The Sizewell B Visitor Centre offers a unique insight into nuclear power in an interactive exhibition and there’s the opportunity to pre-book a tour of the power station. 




Things to see and do

Southwold Railway Steamworks

Southwold Railway Steamworks

This one-acre site is dedicated to the 3-foot gauge Southwold Railway that connected Southwold to Halesworth from 1879 to 1929.The Southwold Railway Trust are dedicated to preserving the memory of this special little railway and re-opening as much of the old route as they can. 

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Urban Jungle Plant Nursery & Café

Urban Jungle Plant Nursery & Café

The newest member of the Urban Jungle Plant Nursery & Café Group offering indoor and outdoor exotics, gifts and beautiful things for the home. 

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Hippersons Boatyard 

Hippersons Boatyard

One of the best ways to see and experience the river! Day boats available to hire on the southern reach of the Norfolk Broads in Beccles, with day hire from 9.30am till 4.45pm, costing £100 for the day, part days are available on request. 

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Festival of Fabric

Festival of Fabric

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 28th September 2019.

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FlipSide

FlipSide

FlipSide programmes festival projects that stimulate, inspire and help transform people's view of the world, with high quality literature, music and arts events with a distinctive, international dimension and a joyful Latin-inspired vibe. 

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Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques and Events

Blackdog Antiques is set at the top of the historic Market Place in Halesworth. Built around 1570 the Grade II* listed property is the perfect setting for the eclectic mix of antiques, vintage and mid-century modern pieces that it houses.

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East Suffolk Markets

East Suffolk Markets

The Suffolk Coast is blessed with a huge selection of local food and drink producers, selling jams, honey, Suffolk-cured ham, strawberries, asparagus, breads, cheeses and ales... you name it, we make it!

So wherever you are, whatever the day, you know where to go for a taste of The Suffolk Coast.

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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Beccles Lido is now closed for the winter - reopening on Saturday 23rd May 2020.

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Anglia Indoor Karting 

Anglia Indoor Karting

With indoor racing karts and their professionally designed, exhilarating multi-level circuit, Anglia Indoor Karting brings the thrill of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers!

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Long Shop Museum

Long Shop Museum

Leiston

Located at the heart of the original Richard Garrett and Sons Town Works, The Long Shop museum tells an inspiring story of enterprise and endeavor through its stunning collections, hands-on displays and the remarkable family behind the factory.

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East Anglia Transport Museum

East Anglia Transport Museum

Lowestoft

The only museum in East Anglia where you can ride on working trams, trolley buses and narrow gauge railway!

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Waveney River Tours

Waveney River Tours

Lowestoft

Conducted river tours and boat hire through the Waveney Valley and the New Broads National Park.

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Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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The Lettering Arts Centre 

The Lettering Arts Centre

The Lettering Arts Centre is the home of the Lettering Arts Trust, an independent charity which champions Britain's rich heritage in the lettering arts. 

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Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold

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 pedaling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.

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Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Whether it's a traditional Victorian park, a fort in the middle of a forest, or a zip wire along the river, the outdoor play areas on The Suffolk Coast are the perfect place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant 

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant

Lady Florence River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering breakfast and a la carte lunch, supper and dinner cruises from Orford Quay, Orford, Suffolk.

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Visit Deben Peninsula

Visit Deben Peninsula

The Deben Peninsula is located in Suffolk between the Deben River to the South and the Alde & Ore Estuary the North.

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Waveney & Blyth Arts

Waveney & Blyth Arts

Waveney & Blyth Arts connects creative people and places along the Norfolk/Suffolk border and promotes the distinct cultural identity of this beautiful area through exciting arts events and activities.

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The Red House, Aldeburgh 

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh

Benjamin Britten was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. He wrote a vast amount of incredible music and wanted everyone to enjoy it – professional and amateur musicians, music enthusiasts, children and families.


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Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

Felixstowe Spa Pavilion Theatre

A glorious seafront theatre and restaurant complex, with stunning views, an art deco auditorium for up to 900 people and a fabulous British Seaside and Mediterranean-style fish, meat, pizza, pasta & grill menu. 


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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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Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire

Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire

Join Bawdsey Hall Wildlife Watching, Photography Workshops and Hide Hire at their private nature reserve at Bawdsey Hall on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. 

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National Trust Dunwich Heath

National Trust Dunwich Heath

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. 

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Visit Waveney Valley

Visit Waveney Valley

Running through the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, it's hard not to fall in love with the Waveney Valley. Discover a timeless rural landscape, where the pace of life is slow and the folk are friendly.

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Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard

Flint Vineyard is one of England's most exciting new wineries. Winemaker, Ben Witchell, combines cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking techniques to produce elegant and refined English wines. 

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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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Cycle Breaks

Cycle Breaks

Ipswich

Supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast as well as in Constable Country, the Wool Towns and Norfolk plus quality bike hire too!

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Pakefield Riding School

Pakefield Riding School

One of the oldest and best-known horse riding centres and stables in East Anglia.

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

The recently restored Felixstowe Seafront Gardens sit on cliffs between the town centre and beach.

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Sizewell B Visitors Centre

Sizewell B Visitors Centre

Sizewell B is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) and also the most modern nuclear power station in the UK. The visitor centre offers a unique insight into this technology in an interactive exhibition, there is also a classroom facility and the opportunity to pre book a tour of the power station.

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Suffolk Museums

Suffolk Museums

There are more than 50 museums in Suffolk. Each one is unique, and they are all packed with fascinating stories and objects. If you want to know more about the past and how it has affected the present, just come and take a closer look.

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh Beach Lookout and Art House

Aldeburgh

Isolated yet at the heart of cultural innovation, it is a magical and stimulating setting for artists to respond each in their own fascinating way.

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Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Suffolk Food Hall and Cookhouse Restaurant

Ipswich

Suffolk Food Hall has everything you’d expect from a large farm shop and more. It is the 10 year Champion of Champions for Local Food (Countryside Alliance rural oscars) and it’s also an ideal location to the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a restaurant (booking advisable) which has been judged to be the Best On Farm Restaurant in Britain and separate café with a children’s playarea.


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FolkEast

FolkEast

Woodbridge

Growing in stature every year, East Anglia’s fast-rising FolkEast is back for the 7th time this August, proving why it is nothing like other music festivals.

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HighTide Festival

HighTide Festival

HighTide Festival returns to the idyllic Suffolk seaside in Aldeburgh for the annual Festival of Theatre and Live Performance from 10–15 September, 2019.
 

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David Silver Honda Collection 

David Silver Honda Collection

A collection of 200 Honda Motorcycles, artefacts, books and magazines charting the history of Honda from 1946-1992.

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The Gift Shop

The Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is an independent retailer providing a diverse selection of quality gifts, souvenirs, collectables, jewellery and home fragrancing and is perfectly based in the beautiful surroundings of Oulton Broad in Suffolk, which is part of the Broads National Park.

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High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

If you are looking for a place to try out a diverse range of activities then look no further than High Lodge which is home to an array of first-class sporting activities. Suitable for individuals, groups or businesses for corporate activities.

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The Briarbank Bar & Brewery

The Briarbank Bar & Brewery

When in Ipswich, why not take a tour of the Briarbank's microbrewery and learn all about how and where their beer is made.

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Ferini Art Gallery

Ferini Art Gallery

The Ferini Art Gallery is set before the beautiful and ever-changing skies an seascapes of Pakefield. It's art mirrors the light and vibrance of the coastline, fishing beach and sandy cliffs.

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Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from 27th to 30th June 2019. 


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Photography by Emily Fae

Photography by Emily Fae

Emily is a professional photographer and is behind many of the beautiful images you see on The Suffolk Coast website.

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Suffolk Craft Society

Suffolk Craft Society

The Suffolk Craft Society was formed in 1970 to promote the value and importance of contemporary crafts and currently supports around 110 individual craftspeople in the creation of their work across a wide range of craft skills. 

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International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) 

International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC)

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.


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Lowestoft Tourism

Lowestoft Tourism

Come to Lowestoft for a great day out, short break or family holiday. 

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Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley runs 17 miles inland from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield via Halesworth and Huntingfield and is a superb destination for walking, cycling & wildlife-watching as well as being known for its welcoming pubs and local produce!

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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant 

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering breakfast and a la carte lunch, sunset supper or candlelit Dinner cruises. 

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Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

So much more than glorious cream teas and freshly baked cakes and pastries, tasty breakfasts, lunches and homemade snacks - Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom is one of the gems of Southwold.

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Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh Cinema

Aldeburgh

2019 is a momentous year for Aldeburgh Cinema, as August 9th is the Centenary of the Cinema's opening.  

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The Suffolk Punch Trust

The Suffolk Punch Trust

Woodbridge

The Suffolk Punch Trust is an educational and environmental charity dedicated to breeding and preserving the Suffolk Punch horse. 

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Electric Picture Palace

Electric Picture Palace

The Electric Picture Palace is a small but perfectly formed, 70 seat cinema in Southwold on The Suffolk coast.

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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings is a place of energy and inspiration – a visitor destination of outstanding natural beauty and one of the world’s leading centres of music, founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten. 

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

Check the website for times of Milling Demonstrations and Wheel-Turnings. The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years.

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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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Gill Moon Pet Photography

Gill Moon Pet Photography

Gill Moon Pet Photography offers fine art pet portraiture for Suffolk and the surrounding area. 

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Marina Theatre

Marina Theatre

The Marina Theatre is proud to be Lowestoft’s not-for-profit professional theatre. Their charity number is 1149133. 

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Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

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.

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Felixstowe Museum

Felixstowe Museum

Explore the fascinating artefacts and collections of Felixstowe Museum, which brings alive the military and social history of this seaside town.

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Maverick Festival 

Maverick Festival

Maverick is the UK's first and finest Americana music festival, set among the restored Victorian buildings of Easton Farm Park nestled deep in the idyllic Suffolk countryside yet less than two hours from London.

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Visit Felixstowe

Visit Felixstowe

Everybody loves a great day by the sea, and Felixstowe has great days for everyone.

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Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

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.

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Oulton Broad Dayboats

Oulton Broad Dayboats

Self drive boat hire by the hour or day, spend time afloat in the newly created Broads National park here in Suffolk. 

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Sailing Barge Victor 

Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor is a perfect marriage of a majestic and traditionally rigged 19th century sailing vessel with comfortable, modern facilities for guests.

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Beaches

Beaches

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.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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Orwell Lady River Cruises

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Ipswich

From April to October each year, Orwell Lady cruises up and down the beautiful and historic River Orwell, offering passengers a choice of trips and experiences whilst taking in the beautiful wooded stretches of the river, local wildlife and points of local and historical interest.

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Gill Moon Photography

Gill Moon Photography

Gill is a professional freelance photographer specialising in local landscapes, waterscapes and sailing photography.

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Africa Alive!

Africa Alive!

Kessingland

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

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Ufford Park Golf Club

Ufford Park Golf Club

The complete golfing experience; An award-winning 18 hole, par 71 golf course - perfect for all intermediate and experienced players.

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Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room

Suffolk Escape Room is situated in the unique location of an original war time Nissen Hut on the edge of an American style Trailer Park immersing 2-8 players into an Area 51 themed experience.

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Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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O&C Butcher

O&C Butcher

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh has changed in many ways over the last hundred years, but one business has been an ever present in the town.

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Iken Canoe 

Iken Canoe

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.

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Dog friendly

Ipswich Town and Waterfront

Ipswich Town and Waterfront

Championing Ipswich as a great place to visit and stay. Promoting local events, places of interests, arts, theatre and culture of the historic town.

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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

The Cut - Halesworth

The Cut - Halesworth

Halesworth

The Cut Arts Centre offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside an extensive range of arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and art exhibitions. 

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National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

National Trust Sutton Hoo will be gradually revealing the new Sutton Hoo experience this year as they complete a multi-million pound project.


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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements

Mannings Amusements have been providing traditional family fun on Felixstowe Seafront since 1946!

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Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

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. 

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Collen & Clare

Collen & Clare

The beautiful multi-brand stores in Southwold and Burnham Market offer Womenswear, Menswear, Beauty, Lingerie and Accessories and there is also a contemporary Womenswear and Accessories store in Aldeburgh.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Southwold Arts Centre

Southwold Arts Centre

The premier entertainment venue in the popular Suffolk coastal town of Southwold; presenting a year-round programme of events including music, theatre, film, comedy, craft and antique fairs, art exhibitions, workshops, community events and outdoor events. Southwold Arts Centre also offers a number of spaces for hire; suitable for live events, meetings, family celebrations and exhibition space.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible