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Suffolk is a great choice for a holiday destination. With a stunning coastline, an expanse of green rolling hills and a range of fun attractions, your holiday will be filled with enjoyment and fond memories. Below are just some of the great experiences and days out you can have in the area.


Greene King Brewery

For ale and beer drinkers, a trip to the Greene King Brewery is a must during your holiday to Suffolk. The cask ales have been brewed on the same site in Bury St Edmunds for over an impressive 300 years. After all that time, it is safe to say, they have mastered the drink and can brew to perfection. The brewery is in action every single hour of the day, with a dedicated, small team ensuring all goes to plan for the ideal pour. Greene King also has a microbrewery, where the craftsmanship of the employees comes to life, with experimentation and creativity contributing to around eight exciting new drinks to sample each week. Why not take the day finding out how your go-to drink is made? Tour around the brewery with the knowledgeable staff to gain some understanding of the history of the place and how the cask ale is made.


Helmingham Hall Gardens

Discover some of Suffolk’s rich history at Helmingham Hall Gardens. The 500-year-old property and Grade 1 listed gardens offer a tranquil space for you to wander around. Spend a couple of hours in the house learning about the occupants over the years and admiring the stunning interior. Then, head outside and explore the award-winning gardens. If your day’s discovery has built up an appetite, the Coach House Tea Rooms serve up a delicious and well-earned cake and cup of tea. 


New Wolsey Theatre

For your cultural activity, a trip to the town of Ipswich needs to be on your itinerary. With a show to suit all tastes at the New Wolsey Theatre, the programme will not disappoint. Ranging from family and kids shows, comedies, musicals and dramas be sure to check out what’s on and head to a performance on your holiday. Treat yourself and make an evening of it by heading out for a meal in one of the great restaurants in the area.


Jimmy’s Farm

The farm is a great attraction for kids and adults alike. With a wildlife park including exotic and traditional farm animals, you can go from taking your holiday snap with a wallaby to a donkey. You can also learn more about the daily farm functions, from feeding to cleaning and petting. The animals will always welcome a bag of tasty food, which you can buy from various places around the farm, to give them a tasty treat while you’re there.

Jimmy’s Farm also has a large woodland, which is perfect for that afternoon stretch of the legs. The path takes you on a tour around the forest, where you can enjoy being surrounded by wildlife and nature.


RSPB Minsmere

This coastal nature reserve on the Suffolk coast is a stunning spot to spend the day. There are plenty of opportunities to get out, enjoy the fresh air and go for a walk. With routes ranging in difficulty and length, there is a path to suit all abilities. The untamed trails, stunning beach and array of wildlife is enchanting and offers a place to really relax and unwind.


Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Just outside of Suffolk, is the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach. The amusement and theme park provides a great day out. Take a trip into the Haunted Hotel for the ultimate scare or witness the incredible view of the North Sea from the 33-metre-high Ferris Wheel. There are rides suitable for all ages, so everyone can have some fun on your family short breaks UK.


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