40 Best and Fun Things To Do In Babergh, Suffolk

The 40 Most Popular Things To Do In Babergh, Suffolk

There are many wonderful places to visit in Mid Suffolk and Babergh districts, with beautiful countryside and picturesque villages to discover.

There are a number of parks, open areas, and nature reserves where wildlife resides and where families can go for a walk or have a picnic surrounded by picturesque views. With so many must-see attractions in Babergh, including Little Hall Museum, Lavenham, and Melford Hall, this idyllic region is certainly a worthwhile destination. Constable’s work in ‘Dedham Vale’ and the preserved villages of Long Melford, Lavenham, and Kersey draw visitors interested in painting, agriculture and architectural history, cider, vegetables, fruit, cheese, and meat shops, cosy accommodations, and charming restaurants.

Babergh district is rich in English history and abundant in natural beauty, with the River Stour and the River Orwell contributing to the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere you’ll come to experience here. Explore some of the highlights in the Babergh district below and discover the hidden gems of the Mid-Suffolk area.

40. The Jessica Muir Gallery

4.0 ★★★★☆ (1 review)

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Location: Hall Street Long Melford Sudbury

Tel:  1787-310400

Web Address:   http://facebook.com/TheJessicaMuirGallery

39. Imagine Gallery

3.0 ★★★☆☆ (2 reviews)

Location: Long Melford Sudbury

38. Sudbury Heritage Centre

3.7 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)

Location: Town Hall Sudbury

Web Address:   https://sudburyheritagecentre.co.uk/

37. Shotley Point Battery

2.0 ★★☆☆☆ (3 reviews)

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Location: Shotley Gate Ipswich

36. Assington Mill

4.3 ★★★★☆ (3 reviews)

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Location: Mill Farm Bures Rd. Assington Sudbury

Tel:  1787-229955

35. Long Melford Heritage Centre

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

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Location: Long Melford Sudbury

Web Address:   https://melfordheritage.org.uk/

34. Tattingstone Wonder

4.2 ★★★★☆ (6 reviews)

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Location: Tattingstone Ipswich

33. Lime Tree Gallery

4.4 ★★★★☆ (7 reviews)

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Location: Lime Tree House Hall Street Long Melford

Tel:  1787-319046

Web Address:   http://limetreegallery.com/

32. Bures Dragon

4.7 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

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Location: Bures

Web Address:   http://bures-online.co.uk/dragon/dragon3.htm

31. River Brett

3.9 ★★★★☆ (11 reviews)

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30. St James’ Chapel Lindsey

4.2 ★★★★☆ (18 reviews)

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Location: Kersey Road Ipswich

Tel:  370-333-1181

Web Address:   http://english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/lindsey-st-jamess-chapel/

29. River Gipping

4.4 ★★★★☆ (22 reviews)

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28. Hadleigh Railway Walk

4.6 ★★★★★ (23 reviews)

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Location: Hadleigh Railway Walk Ipswich

27. The Crooked House, Lavenham

4.4 ★★★★☆ (26 reviews)

Location: The Crooked House 7 High Street Lavenham Sudbury

Web Address:   http://crookedhouselavenham.com/

26. Little Hall Museum, Lavenham

4.5 ★★★★★ (27 reviews)

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Location: Market Place Lavenham Sudbury

Tel:  1787-247019

Web Address:   http://littlehall.org.uk/

25. Lavenham Falconry

4.4 ★★★★☆ (49 reviews)

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Location: Hadleigh Road Monks Eleigh Ipswich

Tel:  1473-845345

Web Address:   http://lavenhamfalconry.co.uk/

24. HMS Ganges Association Museum

4.5 ★★★★★ (53 reviews)

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Location: Old Sail Loft Marina Ipswich Shotley Gate Ipswich

Web Address:   https://hmsgangesmuseum.com/

23. RSPB Wolves Wood

4.3 ★★★★☆ (77 reviews)

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Location: A1071 Ipswich

Tel:  1206-391153

22. St. Peter’s Cultural & Community Venue

4.5 ★★★★★ (103 reviews)

Location: St Peter’s Cultural Venue Market Hill Sudbury

Tel:  7799-424078

Web Address:   http://stpetersudbury.co.uk/

21. Sudbury Water Meadows

4.7 ★★★★★ (121 reviews)

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Location: Melford Road Sudbury

20. RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden

4.6 ★★★★★ (141 reviews)

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Location: RSPB Flatford Wildlife Garden Flatford Road East Bergholt Colchester

Tel:  1206-391153

Web Address:   https://rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/flatford-wildlife-garden/

19. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford

4.7 ★★★★★ (157 reviews)

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Location: Rectory Gardens Long Melford Sudbury

Tel:  1787-310845

Web Address:   http://longmelfordchurch.com/

18. Arger Fen & Spouse’s Vale Nature Reserve

4.7 ★★★★★ (193 reviews)

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Location: Bures

Tel:  1473-890089

Web Address:   http://suffolkwildlifetrust.org/

17. Suffolk Ski Centre

4.4 ★★★★☆ (254 reviews)

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Location: Bourne Hill Wherstead Ipswich

Tel:  1473-602347

Web Address:   http://suffolkskicentre.co.uk/

16. Melford Country Park

4.6 ★★★★★ (374 reviews)

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Location: o Melford Country Park c 3 4 Borley Road Long Melford Sudbury

15. Hollow Trees Farm

4.6 ★★★★★ (388 reviews)

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Location: A1141 Semer Ipswich

Tel:  1449-741247

Web Address:   http://hollowtrees.co.uk/

14. Kingfisher Leisure Centre

4.0 ★★★★☆ (430 reviews)

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Location: Station Road Sudbury

Tel:  1284-757473

Web Address:   https://acleisure.com/

13. Alton Water Sports Centre

4.5 ★★★★★ (437 reviews)

Location: Holbrook Road Streetutton Ipswich

Tel:  1473-328408

Web Address:   https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/alton-water

12. Anglia Indoor Karting

4.4 ★★★★☆ (482 reviews)

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Location: 12 Farthing Road Ipswich

Tel:  1473-240087

Web Address:   http://angliakarting.com/

11. Flatford: Bridge Cottage

4.6 ★★★★★ (514 reviews)

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Location: Flatford Mill Flatford Road East Bergholt Suffolk

Tel:  1206-298260

Web Address:   http://nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford-bridge-cottage/

10. National Trust – Flatford

4.7 ★★★★★ (780 reviews)

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Location: Flatford Mill East Bergholt Colchester

Tel:  1206-298260

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford

9. Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

4.6 ★★★★★ (3,911 reviews)

Location: Rendlesham Forest Centre Tangham

Tel:  1394-445225

Web Address:   http://suffolkcoastandheaths.org/

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8. Gainsborough’s House

4.3 ★★★★☆ (140 reviews)

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Location: District 46 Gainsborough Street Sudbury

Tel:  1787-372958

Web Address:   http://gainsborough.org/

7. Flatford & Constable Country

4.8 ★★★★★ (157 reviews)

Location: East Bergholt Flatford

Tel:  1206-298260

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford/trails/flatford-and-constable-country-walk

6. Willy Lott’s House

4.6 ★★★★★ (195 reviews)

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Location: East Bergholt Colchester

Tel:  1206-298620

Web Address:   https://nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford/features/willy-lotts-house-at-flatford

5. Alton Water

4.7 ★★★★★ (265 reviews)

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4. National Trust – Melford Hall

4.4 ★★★★☆ (783 reviews)

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Location: Melford Hall Long Melford Sudbury

Tel:  1787-379228

Web Address:   http://nationaltrust.org.uk/melford-hall/

3. National Trust – Lavenham Guildhall

4.5 ★★★★★ (802 reviews)

Location: Market Place Market Ln Lavenham Sudbury

Tel:  1787-247646

Web Address:   http://nationaltrust.org.uk/lavenham-guildhall/

2. Kentwell Hall

4.7 ★★★★★ (1,009 reviews)

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Location: High St Long Melford Sudbury

Tel:  1787-310207

Web Address:   http://kentwell.co.uk/events

1. Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park

4.4 ★★★★☆ (2,860 reviews)

Location: Pannington Hall Ln Wherstead Ipswich

Tel:  1473-604206

Web Address:   https://jimmysfarm.com/

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