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!
There are plenty of activities to choose from at Namco Funscapes in Ipswich. The entertainment centre offers ten-pin bowling, a pool, a sports bar, and endless gaming facilities. The site is fully wheelchair-accessible and has baby change facilities, and there is a large free car park at the front of the building.
Enjoy a range of horse-related activities at Suffolk Punch Trust for hours of family fun.
Meet these rarest 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.
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.
At Anglia Indoor Karting, there are Kids Activity Days during the school holidays and plenty of year-round competitive racing in an atmosphere of fun and excitement!
Assington Mill offers a range of eclectic creative rural courses from beekeeping to thatch making and much in between, Or you could try a relaxing yoga retreat at Potash Barns in the glorious Suffolk countryside – restore your karma!
See our listing of Suffolk courses for lots of inspiration – Suffolk Courses.
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
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 truly gets your heart pumping and adrenaline flowing, gets people to step out of their comfort zones, and is just an unforgettable experience overall. Come and swing through the trees in Suffolk!
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, but experience is 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 found 5 miles northwest of Bury St Edmunds at Lackford Lake. 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.
Or, if you’re on the Suffolk Coast, then check out Iken Canoe at Snape, as they offer a small & helpful kayak and canoe hire centre located on the beautiful upper reaches of the Alde estuary, between Aldeburgh and Snape. 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
And don’t forget those wonderful staples of rural enjoyment –
Walking in Suffolk, Cycling in Suffolk, Fishing in Suffolk, and Horseriding in Suffolk!
What is the most exciting activity you’ve ever taken part in Suffolk? Or the most relaxing?! Please send all your reviews to [email protected].