Things To Do In Suffolk

If you’re looking for inspiration for things to do and places to go with your family during your stay in Suffolk, we've put together a guide to the top 10 places to visit while you're here.

We’ve linked to all of the attractions websites so you can find out more details on how to get to each of them, their opening hours and their pricing.

Africa Alive! (Animals and Nature)

Located between Lowestoft and Southwold and set in 100 acres of countryside, this wildlife park offers a great way to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most amazing animals, including cheetahs, lions, giraffes, meerkats, rhinos and much more! Suitable for all ages, it's a must-do if you’re in the area. Features:

  • Open all year round
  • Indoor and outdoor enclosures
  • Disabled accessibility

Southwold is less than 10 miles from Africa Alive! - view our cottages in Southwold and book a stay.

Pleasurewood Hills (Theme Park)

One for thrill seekers and fun lovers.  A wide range of attractions and rides, with something for all ages. Rides range from toddler-friendly, to devilishly exciting rollercoasters like Wipeout, so whatever your age, your family will love spending the day here. Situated just outside Lowestoft, on the way to Great Yarmouth, Oulton Broad is a convenient place to stay.

  • Open all year
  • Rides and attractions
  • Outdoor experiences

View our other cottages in Suffolk close to Pleasurewood Hills.

Go Ape! (Nature and Adventure)

Part of Thetford Forest's exciting offerings - but beware though, the Treetop Adventure is not for you if you are afraid of heights! There are other activities if you don't like heights, including segways, climbing, swinging, and zipping around the trees.  The park is for over 6’s only, and always finishes on a high with a thrilling zip wire walk!

  • Outdoor
  • Open all year
  • Food and drinks
  • Picnic area

Orford Castle (Adventure and Heritage)

Not far from Aldeburgh, Orford Castle is the perfect go-to destination for a day of historical education and exploration! The castle remains one of the most complete and untouched in the entire UK, which means that visitors can explore the entire building, from the basement all the way up to the upper halls and the roof. You can get an audio guide to talk you through the history of the location, and explore the maze of passages that lead you throughout the castle and admire the breath-taking views!

  • Outdoor activities
  • Indoor activities
  • Food and drinks
  • Picnic area

Anglia Indoor Karting (Fun and Driving) 

Indoor karting is always an exciting experience! Children from 5+ are welcomed and it’s indoors so it can be done in all weather conditions. There are adult karts too, so you won’t feel left out, battle it out on the track and try not to embarrass your little Lewis Hamilton too much!

  • Indoor racing
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Food and drinks


So with all of these great activities to choose from, your whole family is guaranteed to have a fantastic time in Suffolk! No matter what your interests are, there’s something for everyone. There's even some dog-friendly beaches too, so if you have a four-legged friend that you don't want to leave behind, view our pet-friendly cottages

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