Let the team here at Curious Retreats uncover and recommend to you a treasure trove of family-friendly activities – from thrilling rides at much loved adventure parks to days of cosy countryside exploring, there is so much to see and do in Suffolk.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Suffolk and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones during the school holidays, with our top picks listed below!  When everyone is fatigued from the fun, head back to your Curious Retreats property, and enjoy some much needed R&R.


1. Explore Historic Framlingham Castle:

Dive into Suffolk’s history by visiting Framlingham Castle, a medieval fortress with rich tales to tell. It’s a captivating experience for the whole family.

2. Beach Day at Southwold:

Enjoy a day of sun, sea, and sand at Southwold Beach. Build sandcastles, take a dip in the North Sea, and explore the charming seaside town.

3.  Wildlife Adventure at Africa Alive!:

Embark on a safari adventure without leaving Suffolk! Africa Alive! offers a fantastic opportunity for families to encounter exotic animals up close.

4.  Family Bike Ride in Thetford Forest:

Head to Thetford Forest for a delightful family bike ride. The scenic trails provide a perfect setting for a day of cycling amidst nature.

5.  Discover Minsmere Nature Reserve:

Nature enthusiasts will love RSPB Minsmere, a haven for birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Explore the trails and witness the diverse flora and fauna.

6.  Visit Sutton Hoo:

Uncover Anglo-Saxon history at Sutton Hoo, an archaeological site with impressive burial mounds and a fascinating visitor center suitable for all ages.

7.  Family-Friendly Fun at Pleasurewood Hills:

For a day filled with thrills and excitement, visit Pleasurewood Hills theme park. With rides for all ages, it’s a perfect destination for family fun.

8.  Take a Boat Trip on the Norfolk Broads:

Venture just beyond Suffolk’s borders to the Norfolk Broads for a leisurely boat trip. Enjoy the serene waterways and picturesque landscapes.


9.  Experience the Suffolk Punch Trust:

Connect with Suffolk’s agricultural heritage at the Suffolk Punch Trust. Encounter these majestic horses and learn about their importance to the region.

10.  Stroll Through Ickworth House Gardens:

Immerse yourselves in the beauty of Ickworth House and its stunning gardens. A leisurely stroll here is a serene way to spend a family afternoon.


11.  Culinary Adventure at Snape Maltings:

Conclude your family day out with a visit to Snape Maltings. Explore the shops, savour local cuisine, and perhaps catch a performance at the concert hall.

If you need inspiration for more things to see and do as a family in Suffolk, head over to The Suffolk Coast for more tips and recommendations 

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