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Kids' Days Out in Suffolk

Suffolk is a great place to spend a day out with the kids as there are lots of unique, exciting, educational and entertaining activities for young children. So you're sure to find something suitable to keep the little ones occupied and entertained – perhaps while you grab a cup of tea and put your feet up!
Information in this guide relates to children under 11. For older children please see Days out in Suffolk

You might also like to check out Easton Farm Park as they also offer the opportunity to play with, pet and possibly feed animals, & more!

Anglia indoor karting days out


If you are the parent of a thrill-seeking ‘wild child’, you can take them along to Anglia Indoor Karting in Ipswich, which offers a full-sized racing circuit and a new under 8's Kubz Karting that is suitable for 5-7 year-olds and features battery-powered karts and a bouncy play area. Also Beacon Rally Karts offers kiddie karts for 5-6 year old thrill seekers at their outdoor circuits near Woodbridge.

Kids Days Out in Suffolk


A classic seaside day out can be found at Mannings Amusement Park in Felixstowe. Mannings is just a stone’s throw from the beach and has rides that cater for all age groups, a casino, cafe & bar and crazy golf.

mannings amusements


For more lively days out with the children in Suffolk please see Days Out in Suffolk, and for events happening during the school holidays please see Half Term Activities and Summer Holiday Activities

Melford Hall is one of East Anglia's most celebrated Elizabethan houses and has a family connection with Beatrix Potter, who sketched there on her visits. The Hall has a room dedicated to Beatrix Potter memorabilia and is home to the original Jemima Puddleduck doll. The Hall hosts a number of Fun Days, Treasure Hunts, Teddy Bear’s Picnics and many more activities for the kids. Parents can also find areas of interest in the many Exhibitions and Guided Tours on offer, not to mention the beautiful and tranquil gardens and parkland.

For further details please see The National Trust in Suffolk

For a fun-packed family day out, why not take the kids along to Jimmy's Farm in Ipswich, where they can join the Farm and Nature Trail and learn all about farming, pig keeping and nature, or, if a more physical activity is still the kids’ order of the day, they can go wild in the Adventure Playground which caters for both toddlers and older children alike. For the parents there is a Farmer’s Market, which has been running for over 3 years, or the Garden Shop, which sells an extensive range of farmers’ goodies.

For more information on farms in Suffolk, please see Farm shops and Farmers Markets

Kids Days Out in Suffolk



The Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket has almost 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails for families to walk around, with very friendly animals and rare breeds of cattle. And the Suffolk Wildlife Trust in Ipswich has over 50 nature reserves that are free to visit, plus a huge number of wildlife events and family activity days.

When trying to keep young kids amused you can never go wrong with trains. Younger family members are always enchanted by the engines. Suffolk has several fantastic attractions that will keep everyone from the most ardent train enthusiast to the smallest child entertained.

At Castle Hedingham you will find a gem of an attraction - Colne Valley Railway. Open at weekends and throughout the school holidays, children and their parents will love to see the old steam trains, the working signal box and the garden railway. There is also a farm park on the site.
Thomas the Tank Engine pays regular visits to the railway and there are also special dining events organised. However you choose to spend your time at Colne Valley, you are guaranteed a fantastic day.

Kids Days Out in Suffolk



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