Suffolk Tourist Attractions
Suffolk Tourist Attractions
With practically every type of Attraction that you could think of, you'll never be short of interesting and exciting places to visit in Suffolk, whatever the weather or time of year. The towns of Suffolk are rich in history with an enormous range of attractions to choose from. Click on the attraction's name for further details, such as addresses, pricing, opening times and special events.
If you are a thrill-seeking family, why not spend the day in Mannings Amusement Park
, a classic seaside amusement park in Felixstowe? Also boasting the thrill-factor is Anglia Indoor Karting
in Ipswich, offering a full sized racing circuit and the new under 8's Kubz Karting which is suitable for 5-7yr olds and features battery-powered karts and bouncy play area.
For even 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
For a less strenuous yet equally fun-packed family day out, take the kids down to Jimmy's Farm
in Ipswich, where they can learn about farming and pig keeping, and let off some steam in the Adventure Playground. There is also a Farmer’s Market and the Garden Shop, which sells an extensive range of farmers’ products.
For more information on farms in Suffolk, please see Farm shops and Farmers Markets
If animals and nature are your interests, you could spend the day at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust
in Ipswich, with over 50 nature reserves that are free to visit. The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary
at Stonham Barns (see below) in Stonham Aspal invites visitors to watch, study or simply enjoy the company of Owls and other birds of prey. They also offer special Night Owl Viewings and Photo Workshops.
After visiting the Owl Sanctuary, why not have a look around Stonham Barns.
It is a great day out in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside and offers a variety of retail shops and leisure facilities such as Fishing Lakes, Fit Club, Garden Centre and much, much more to ensure you enjoy your visit with us!
Year round, admission to the complex is free and there is free parking.
For more informationand to see exactly what's available please see: Stonham Barns Leisure and Retail Village
For a guide to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, please see RSPB in Suffolk
Suffolk boasts an array of museums to choose from, including the National Horseracing Museum
in Newmarket which details horseracing from its historical origins right up to the modern day, and features a tour of the gallops and the chance for visitors to experience what it is to be a jockey on the horse riding simulator.
For those of you seeking to gain some local knowledge there are a number of museums to cater for your needs. The Beccles and District Museum
in Beccles details the history of clock and watch makers in the town. Visitors should contact the museum directly to enquire about opening times and seasons.The Felixstowe Museum
has fourteen display rooms of local social and military history, housed within an 1878-built submarine mining establishment. In the Long Shop Museum
in Leiston, visitors can explore over 200 years of industrial innovation, and see a large collection of products, including steam engines, munitions, children's toys and dry cleaning machines.
The Saxmundham Museum
is small but bursting with information and activities enabling visitors to learn all about the town’s history including the lives of well known local residents, view photographs and watch films about the town from decades past, and walk around the courtyard which has been set up to replicate the Saxmundham of bye-gone days.
For further information on the museum to be found in Suffolk, please see Suffolk Museums
If a subdued and relaxing time is what you crave, why not spend the day exploring some English Heritage properties in Suffolk
We also have many properties managed by the National Trust in Suffolk
, including Bridge Cottage
(pictured above) at Flatford Mill which hosts John Constable's famous paintings, and visitors are invited to attend exhibitions held in the cottage or take the Constable Country Walk around the picturesque Stour Valley.
For information on the area known as Constable Coiuntry please see our Guide to Constable Country
, and for more on the artists work please see Gainsborough and Constable
For a guide to other National Trust properties in Suffolk please see The National Trust in SuffolkThe Saxtead Green Post Mill
in Framlingham is a corn mill that was built in the late 13th Century, and is still in working order. Visitors may climb the mill’s many stairs and view the mill machinery that is still housed there. Bury St Edmunds Abbey
is the vast remains of an ancient Benedictine monastery, and Leiston Abbey
is Saxmundham is one of Suffolk’s most remarkable monastic ruins. Both are free to the public and are open all year round.
The Moulton Packhorse Bridge
(pictured above) in the ancient town of Moulton is a lovely four-arched late medieval bridge, spanning the River Kennett. The bridge is built of flint and stone, with low parapets allowing goods carried by mules and packhorses to overhang the bridge. Viewings are free to the general public.
If preserved churches are your interest, contact the Churches Conservation Trust
in Sudbury, who conserve Suffolk’s most beautiful and historic churches that are no longer used for religious purposes.Helmingham Hall Gardens
(pictured below) surround the impressive Tudor-moated Hall, set in a 400 year old deer park. The rich traditional gardens are tranquil and provide a relaxed atmosphere in which visitors can indulge their senses.
Please see Suffolk Gardens
for more information
For more relaxing activities in Suffolk, please see Things to Do in Suffolk
And don’t forget those wonderful staples of rural enjoyment – walking
, and horseriding
For more activities please see our listing Activities in Suffolk
For days out that won't break the bank, please see Great Value Days Out in Suffolk
For a detailed list of all festivals occurring in Suffolk, please see Suffolk Festivals
For a month-by-month guide to all events happening in Suffolk please see What's On Suffolk
For other things to do in Suffolk please check out the following links - Beaches in SuffolkShopping in Suffolk Cycling in SuffolkArt Galleries
and Current Art Exhibitions Arts and Crafts in SuffolkCourses in SuffolkAntiques in Suffolk
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