BAYLHAM RARE BREEDS
Baylham, Ipswich - IP6 8LG/8.1 m
Baylham House is a working livestock farm which caters for both educational and leisure visits. A day out for countryside and animal-lovers of all ages. Outdoor picnic area and riverside walks.
Ipswich, Suffolk - IP1/ 2.7 miles - 6 minutes
Christchurch Park is a 70-acre area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, ponds and play areas and is a fantastic spot to visit with the family, whatever the weather. It contains Christchurch Mansion which holds a public museum, art gallery and tea room. On street parking can be found along one of the main entrances (Park Road being the nearest).
Stutton, Ipswich - IP9 2RY/11.2m
Beautiful, vast, man-made reservoir offering a range of activities including an eight-mile rambling route and an eight-mile cross-country cycle track. Bikes are available to hire from the Visitor Centre. Alton Water can also boast a wide array of water sports, including sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. All facilities are for hire and all ages & abilities are welcome and the water is supervised. There is a cafe & play area on site and large picnic areas. The recent addition of 'Crazy Golf' just adds to the fun!
, Swilland, Ipswich - IP6 9LT/ 4m
Newton Hall Equitation Ltd offers novice, intermediate and advanced riding lessons for all ages including specialist lessons for those returning to ride after a break. We have pony rides, weekend pony clubs for children 5 to16 years and a riding club for adults.
WALBERSWICK BEACH Walberswick, Suffolk - IP18/ 34.2 miles
The capital of crabbing (kids love it!), Walberswick has a long sand and shingle beach backed by grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland. Set on the unspoilt Suffolk coast, the Georgian village of Walberswick is a nostalgic English seaside dream. It’s the perfect place for a bucket and spade day out, followed by a hearty pub lunch or cream tea. Crabbing equipment avaiable in the village to buy.
RENDLESHAM FOREST CENTRE
- Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk - IP12 3NF/ 17.2 miles
Explore Rendlesham on foot or by bike. Play equipment and a cycle park will give you a forest experience with even more fun!
EASTON FARM PARK
Easton, Woodbridge - IP13 0EQ/11.7m
Built in the late 1800s, Easton Farm Park offers a mix of interactive farm activities within a set of listed historic buildings. Daily activities vary with the seasons (and the weather), but include, where possible, an indoor soft playbarn, outdoor adventure play area, lots of farm animals to meet and feed, pony rides and “hug a bunny”. Beautiful walks to the river Deben. Café serves teas, coffees and simple home-made food.
THE HOLLESLEY BAY COLONY STUD
Woodbridge - IP12 3JR/15.2 m
The Suffolk Punch Trust, dedicated to the preservation of Suffolk’s unique history, operates the world’s oldest stud farm breeding the endangered Suffolk Horse. Visitors are able to see horses and yearlings, rare Large Black Pigs, Red Poll Cattle and Suffolk Sheep. There is also a large vehicle and implement display, a heritage exhibition and cinema as well as a play area, gift shop and coffee shop providing light lunches and afternoon tea.
Wherstead,Ipswich - IP9 2AR/7.2 m
A working farm, home of the rare breed Essex Pig, open for visitors seven days a week. Nature trail, woodland walk, gardens, farm shop with home-reared pork, lamb and beef, adventure play area and field kitchen.
Colchester, Essex - CO3 0SL/24.5m
Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development and has won the coveted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year” Award. With over 260 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is a great family day out and is well worth a visit!
Southwold - IP18 6BN/34 m
Claiming to be 623 feet of fun, Southwold Pier is a traditional amusement arcade. Open every day, the Pier offers a choice of places to eat and shop, and the must-see Water Clock. Perfect to tie in with a day at the beach or an amble along the seafront.