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Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

There is so much to do when you’re on a family vacation in Suffolk or just having a fun day with the kids. You will be informed, entertained, and excited by the many activity options available.
This Guide is primarily for kids under 11 – for Days Out with older children please please click here

Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk – Indoor Activities



Children who are into football and team sports or dance will have fun at Inspire Suffolk, which offers a wide range of high-quality training, soccer camps, and day programmes for children and adults throughout the year and the county.

Anglia Indoor Karting, Ipswich - Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

Anglia Indoor Karting, Ipswich, provides thrilling family activities as you compete against each other on their premier indoor karting track, and children between the ages of five and eight can have fun on the Kubz Karting course! If you prefer to experience karting in the great outdoors, visit Beacon Rally Karts just outside Ipswich, where you can rent outdoor off-road karts for people of all ages for a reasonable price.

Find other indoor children Activities in our Guide to Rainy Day things to do with the kids here

Felixstowe Beach, Suffolk - Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk – Outdoor Things to Do


Keeping the entire family active while getting some fresh air is easy in Suffolk. The weather is fantastic during the spring and summer months, the driest in the country, in fact, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep everyone interested.

Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall is one of the UK’s most incredible Tudor houses, with a distinctive element. It houses Suffolk Punch horses, long-horned cattle, Norfolk Horn sheep, British white cattle, and Baudet du Poitou donkeys, of which there are less than 60 in England and 800 globally. The magnificent gardens surrounding the house feature beautiful Yew trees, a pond rich in wildlife, and a contemporary hedge consisting of a Pied Piper Topiary. Visitors can enjoy refreshments and a light lunch at the Stable Yard Tea Rooms. The Hall is home to various events year-round, including Kentwell through the Ages, Tudor re-enactment, Magical Weekends, the world-renowned ‘Scaresville’, and both indoor and outdoor performances.

Suffolk Punch Trust
Suffolk Punch

Kids will be delighted to witness these massive, calm, and rare horses at Punch. Every visit will be stock full of exciting activities and interesting sights, including trips to the stud, wagon rides, stables, museum, and an implement barn. Visitors can also enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and homemade meals at the on-site Coffee Shop. Find out more here – Suffolk Punch Trust

Southwold Pier, Suffolk - Children’s Activities in Suffolk

Who doesn’t love a trip to the wonderful beaches of Lowestoft, Felixstowe, and Aldeburgh that all have delightful seaside towns the whole family would enjoy visiting. The coastal town of Southwold has so much to offer every family member, boasting world-class beaches, lovely shops, inns, restaurants, and the renowned Southwold Pier. The kids will be overwhelmed by the old-time amusement arcade, the Flash Gordon-Esque telescope, the notoriously cheeky water clock, and the fascinating water stations, while adults can relax at some of the many shops and cafes.

Mannings Amusement Park, Felixstowe - Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

Mannings Amusement Park, Felixstowe, is a great place to have some seaside fun with the whole family. You can visit here for children’s rides, video games, penny pushers, casinos, Sunday markets, crazy golf, cafés, bars, and so much more.

RSPB Suffolk - Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

Throughout the year, RSPB Suffolk has a variety of events for children, families, and nature enthusiasts at their massive reserves across Suffolk. Click on the link above to find more information on all of the Suffolk RSPB sites. Throughout the year, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Ipswich offers a variety of events and activities to make for memorable family outings.


Suffolk, Dunwich Archery

A trip to the woods may reveal some exciting archery, and children are welcome to join the fun. The Whitefriars Bowmen, who have been regular shooters in the woods for a long time, may frequent the Dunwich Forest on a crisp Sunday morning (whitefriars.bowmen@gmail.com). It’s best to email ahead first to hire equipment or take lessons, as competitions are frequently held in the Forest.

The National Stud, Newmarket - Family Fun in Suffolk

Kids would be delighted by the variety of animals and the activities surrounding the breeds here. Visitors can meet some of the friendly farm animals and have a thrilling experience at the Adventure Playground situated at Jimmy’s Farm, Ipswich, where they can greet the sweet miniature Shetland ponies, tour the The National Stud, Newmarket, and check out the Stallion unit.

If your children enjoy walking then find some great walks all over Suffolk that will appeal to younger ramblers here – Kiddiwalks in Suffolk

Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham - Children’s Activities and Family Fun in Suffolk

If trains are of particular interest, then take a ride on a period country railway at Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham. Special themed events such as A Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine plus Murder Mystery and Dining are also available on various dates.

With such an abundance of fun day trips and exciting activities for children, Suffolk will always offer a memorable time for the whole family.

Please click here for a full list of Children’s Activities and Family Fun!

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