The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham
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Aldeburgh Bay Holidays, Self Catering
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Kentwell Hall, Long Melford
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The Westleton Crown, Westleton
The Westleton Crown, Westleton
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The Ship Inn, Blaxhall
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Polstead Camping and Caravan Site
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh
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Red House Yards Events & Accommodation
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Suffolk Cottage Holidays, Aldeburgh
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The Cock Inn, Polstead
High House Farm, Woodbridge
High House Farm, Woodbridge
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Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury
Short Courses at Assington Mill, Sudbury
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
Best of Suffolk - Self Catering Accommodation
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Pakefield Caravan Park
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RSPB Suffolk
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich
Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Lowestoft
Broadland Sands Holiday Park, Lowestoft
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Cottages4you, Suffolk
Fornham Organic Shop  &  Cafe, Bury St Edmunds
Fornham Organic Shop & Cafe, Bury St Edmunds
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Classic Festivals Suffolk
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Visit Suffolk Punch Trust, Hollesley
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Felixstowe Leisure Centre
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Hintlesham Hall, Ipswich
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Swilland Mill Luxury Self Catering, Woodbridge
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The Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh
The Anchor, Walberswick
The Anchor, Walberswick
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Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
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Suffolk Coastal Cottages, Southwold
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The Amber Shop, Southwold
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The Great House, Lavenham
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Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa
Go Ape, Thetford
Go Ape, Thetford
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High Lodge Holiday Resort, Saxmundham

Activities in Suffolk

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!

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.

Watersport Activity Centre, Suffolk

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.
Horse and wagon
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 near Woodbridge.

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!
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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!
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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.

Carter


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.

The Pin Mill Studio - Activities in Suffolk

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.

Poplar Farm Stables - Activities in Suffolk


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.

Activities in Suffolk


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 to golf 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.

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.

What is the most exciting activity you've ever taken part in in Suffolk? Or the most relaxing?! Please send all your reviews to info@suffolktouristguide.com.
About the author - Sarah Quinlan is the owner of the Suffolk Guides. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahinSuffolk or Google+
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