Fun Family Days Out In Suffolk

VietnamSurpriseThe beautiful county of Suffolk has always been a great place to visit. It doesn’t matter what time of year you choose, this region is alive with exciting activities and events. When it comes to little ones, it’s even more perfect – Suffolk was made for the exploration of mini hands and feet. 

If you do have a family, get yourself over to Suffolk this year. You’ll have a hard time narrowing down your To Do list, that’s for sure. There are craft fairs, markets, theater events, art exhibits,  literature festivals, concerts and heritage tours. When it comes to Suffolk and it’s neighboring towns, boredom is a word that simply doesn’t exist. 

Thetford Forest in SuffolkWhy not consider a visit to the Long Shop Museum, in Leiston? It’s a truly fascinating day out, filled with unexpected delights and surprises. Long Shop Museum is a Grade II listed building, which tells the story of Leiston’s unique engineering history. It contains a truly impressive collection of historical items – everything from steam engines, to fighter planes, historical production lines and mementos of a life lived in the town. If you have any interest in engineering history, Long Shop Museum is the place for you. 

Situated at the heart of the Thetford Forest, in Suffolk, is a thrilling new adventure. Go Ape is the ideal location for slightly older kids, who’ve got a lot of energy and excitement to expend. It’s an adventure park, but one that is made up of tree top obstacles. The aim is to scramble across the forest roof like a jungle ape – hence the name, Go Ape. Don’t worry parents, because this is a very safe way to play. There are harnesses and safety equipment for all little monkeys, say experts at Visit Suffolk Tourist Guide for more advice and information on the play areas in this beautiful, leafy region.

If forest adventures aren’t your cup of tea, there’s always the Beaston Farm Park. It’s set in a truly beautiful location in the Deben river valley, in Suffolk. There are two indoor play areas – both are heated and suitable for rainy days, as well as sunny ones. There are pony rides, train rides, not to mention the hug-a-bunny activities that kids go wild for. Plus, there’s a whole host of facilities for adults too. Whilst your little ones are having fun with the farmyard animals, you are free to sit back and relax with a cake or a coffee. According to, is the ideal location for a family day out in Suffolk.

SuffolkFramlingham Castle is another great Suffolk attraction. It is an extraordinary 12th century fortress, with a long and colourful past. At the moment, there are restoration works in process along certain parts of the castle ramparts. Yet, this doesn’t stop Framlingham Castle from being a great place for a family day out. This sprawling property was once the refuge of Mary Tudor, and visitors can explore almost eight hundred years of life spent here. With exciting exhibitions, themed trails and numerous guided tours to choose from – your trip to Framlingham Castle will be one to remember. 

Once you’ve explored the historical sites that Suffolk has to offer, it could be time to try your hard at something new. The Suffolk Ski Centre caters for all ages and abilities, so why not treat your children to a thrilling winter adventure? The Centre is even suitable for very small children, who can have fun sliding up and down the slopes on a ‘ringo’ – an inflatable ski ring. Don’t forget that you’ll be expected to have a go on the slopes, too. Go on, take a chance on something new. 

Author Bio: 

Kirsty Majors is an accountant and a mother of two young boys. For more information and advice on the accommodation and activities that Suffolk has to offer, she recommends the Suffolk Tourist Guide. She takes her family for a winter break in Suffolk, every single year.