Here you can find a wide range of activities in Suffolk
to keep you active during your stay in this lovely county. This article is aimed at families with older children - we also have Kids Days Out for younger children
and less active Things to Do in Suffolk
for those who want to enjoy Suffolk at a gentler pace. But for "full on activities" in Suffolk, you've come to the right place!Go Ape
in Thetford Forest is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure and it's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy the experience! The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all, it’s just great fun. Come and swing through the trees in Suffolk! Go Ape!
The East Anglian Sailing Trust (EAST)
based in Ipswich Marina provide disabled East Anglians and their carers with sailing activities, days out and courses to promote independence, confidence and involvement. Click on the link above to find out more.
If you're interested in Watersports and Sailing in Suffolk, then check out Alton Water Activity Centre
on Suffolk's largest reservoir. They offer a variety of courses from windsurfing, kayaking, paddle boards, dinghies, row boats and more, plus they have plenty of equipment available to hire, experience not always necessary! So bring the family down and make a day of it on the water!
If you're staying closer to Bury St Edmunds then check out St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association
which is a small, family orientated watersports club based at Lackford Lake, 5 miles NW of Bury St Edmunds. The Club runs a range of events including dinghy racing, pursuit races, Royal Yachting Association sailing courses and coaching sessions for members. A mixed fleet of dinghies is available for hire to Club members, so click on the link here - St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Club
- to find out more
Or, if you're on the Suffolk Coast then check out Iken Canoe at Snape
as they offer a small & friendly canoe and kayak hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary, between Snape and Aldeburgh. The canoes and kayaks can be hired for a few hours or up to a day, and are suitable for all skill levels, and ideal for group or family activities. Find out more here - Iken Canoe & Kayak Hire, Snape
Discover even more about Sailing & Boat Trips in Suffolk here
Activities in Suffolk
Enjoy a range of horse-related activities at Suffolk Punch Trust
for hours of family fun.
Meet these most rare of breeds while also visiting the museum, the stud and see the display of drays, tumbrels and wagons together with antique farm machinery, all in working order. Find out more about the activities at Suffolk Punch Trust
Activities in Suffolk
At Beacon Rally Karts in Ipswich
you can enjoy an action packed day out for the whole family as they cater for everyone from 5-75!
Come and test your nerve and skill at this Rally track and enjoy a thrilling time - Beacon Rally Karts
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park
Lots of Thrills and Spills at Pleasurewood Hills!
This great family theme park is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with new rides & a party atmosphere, so book now!
For other energetic activities in Suffolk please see Outdoor Sports in Suffolk
and Outdoor Activities in Suffolk
For something a little gentler visit Carter's Teapots, Debenham
where you can see teapots being made & then select & paint your very own teapot! There's also at cafe here so when you've finished painting you can then enjoy a refeshing cup of tea and a delicious slice of home-made cake in the conservatory. At Pennikkity Pots in Ipswich
you can paint a pot or plate and take it home with you - make the perfect, personalised present for a gift. No need to book.
As the birthplace of both Constable and Gainsborough Suffolk offers inspiration for artists
of all ages and abilities. Assington Mill
offer a range of eclectic creative rural courses
from bee keeping to thatch making and much in between, or you can sign up at one & two-day Photography & Painting Courses
offered by expert tutors at The Pin Mill Studio
. Each course finishes with a a delicious 2 course meal at the famous Butt & Oyster included in the price! Or you could try a relaxing yoga retreat at Potash Barns
in the glorious Suffolk countryside - restore your karma!
Activities in Suffolk
See our listing of Suffolk courses for more inspiration - Suffolk Courses
You can also take both regular and one-off lessons in Suffolk, such as the Horse Riding and Carriage Driving lessons available from Poplar Farm Stables, Hundon
. This is great fun for all the family, no matter what your experience and ability.
Well known for its flat lands and large skies, Suffolk is a great place to take part in some nature activities. For example, we have several RSPB sites in Suffolk - see RSPB Suffolk
so if you fancy a spot of birdwatching Suffolk is the place to visit!
You can find a whole range of outdoor activities
and sports in Suffolk
, from shooting
all of which are enhanced by the splendid scenery of Suffolk. Curious to try? Have your first lessons in Suffolk! There are plenty of golf courses in Suffolk and some of them are attached to our best Hotels so you can easily recuperate after a satisfying round - check out these Golf breaks in Suffolk
Want to go a bit mad in Suffolk? We can offer paintball, go-karting, skiing and snowboarding at Suffolk Leisure Park
and much more! click on the link above for an active day out at Suffolk Leisure.Activities in Suffolk
And don’t forget those wonderful staples of rural enjoyment – Walking in Suffolk
, Cycling in Suffolk
, Fishing in Suffolk
, and Horseriding in Suffolk
For more Activities please see our Full List of Activities in Suffolk
For an up-do-date guide to all of the hot deals being offered by hotels in Suffolk, please see Special Offers from Hotels in Suffolk
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