Days Out in Woodbridge

Woodbridge Things To Do

The lovely market town of Woodbridge offers visits plenty of fun places and fun things to do, from beautiful beaches, wildlife parks featuring fascinating animals, entertaining theatres, and fascinating museums to exciting outdoor activities, an indoor soft play barn, amazing playgrounds, and interesting Woodbridge attractions ideal for family days out. So whether you seek a day out with the kids on a lovely sandy beach or if you want to explore all the wonderful locations the region has to offer, you will find fun things to do and see in Woodbridge around every corner.

Days Out in Woodbridge
Stephen Nunney / River Deben at Woodbridge

At some point, everybody needs a little break, and what better place to get away from it all than Woodbridge? Woodbridge is a lovely town on the River Deben – and here we find our first idea for a great Day Out! The River is an impressive sight, and you can stroll down by the River bank admiring the scenery and perhaps take a picnic with the little ones and friends. There’s plenty to see and admire on the River bank – lots of boats, of course, plus Tide Mill Quay (pictured above), which was fully refurbished in 2004 with the help of a lottery grant.

Woodbridge & the River Deben

Days Out in Woodbridge
River Deben, Woodbridge by David Dixon, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tide Mill is open to the public at certain times, including April weekends, every day from 1 May to 30 September and Weekends in October 11.00 – 5.00 pm with free parking available.

For more information on Woodbridge and its fascinating historical buildings, please see our Guide to Woodbridge.

Days Out in Woodbridge
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Sutton Hoo is an ancient burial mound of an Anglo-Saxon warrior King’s ship and is today managed by the National Trust. The ship was discovered in 1938 along with an iconic warrior’s helmet & shield, plus gold and silver treasures. The exhibition and these items on display at the site tell the fascinating story of Anglo-Saxon warriors, kings and treasures, with a full-size burial chamber reconstruction. Events are held at Sutton Hoo throughout the year, such as guided tours, Anglo-Saxon-themed events, wildlife walks, talks, open-air theatre, plus family events and children’s activities. Please click on the link above for more information.

What’s On Woodbridge
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Woodbridge Food

Woodbridge has a fabulous reputation for being a great town for foodies, and there are a number of tempting places to Eat Out in Woodbridge while on your trip. Click on the link to find a listing of places to eat in Woodbridge.

Woodbridge Shopping

Shoppers will be pleased to hear that Woodbridge is a Fairtrade Town that sells ethically-traded goods in many of its shops. There are lovely mixes of small, independent shops alongside the large chain stores that you would expect to find in a town centre. Walk the streets of Woodbridge to discover all the charming shops the community has brought to life and find the perfect gifts for children of all ages. 

Those who are passionate about seeking antique delights will enjoy a visit to the Woodbridge Antiques Centre, just two minutes from the train station. Within, you will find over 20 showcases full of little treasures from carefully selected dealers, such as beautiful antique jewellery, porcelain, pottery, paintings, prints, clocks & watches, plus other items from times gone by. Find a unique souvenir from your day out in Woodbridge, or take home a lovely gift for someone special.

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Woodbridge Activities & Attractions

Suffolk Punch Trust

Days Out in Woodbridge
Martin Pettitt from Bury St Edmunds, UK, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Meet our stallion Besthorpe Achilles on a trip to the Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley, near Woodbridge. The whole family will be entranced by these special Suffolk Punch horses while learning about the history and background of these magnificent working creatures. There’s also a cafe onsite serving delicious homemade food. Find out more at Suffolk Punch Trust.

Ufford Park Hotel

Days Out in Woodbridge

If you are looking for a relaxing Day Out, the golf club, Spa and Restaurant at Ufford Park Hotel Woodbridge might be the way to go. You can drop in or book an appointment at the luxurious spa, which comes complete with a state-of-the-art thermal suite and highly trained beauty therapists. Or take in a round of Golf or a visit to the Health Club, which includes a large gymnasium and deck-level swimming pool. Please click on the link above for more information.

Beacon Rally Karts

For a thrilling Day Out in Woodbridge, check out Beacon Rally Karts, which has a large track just off the A12 near Martlesham between Woodbridge and Ipswich.

This is a great day for all ages, so come along and test your skills! No need to book, but the track will be closed in poor weather, so best to check first – just click on the link above for their contact details.

Woodbridge Accommodation

There’s so much on offer in and around Woodbridge that you might choose to return for a longer stay. There are lots of accommodation options available, including Woodbridge Hotels to suit all budgets, for example – Thatched Farm B&B; and Holiday Cottages, Woodbridge. Find a list of Woodbridge accommodations here.

Weddings in Woodbridge

Woodbridge is a very romantic town, and if you’re thinking about getting married here, take a look at our Woodbridge Weddings and Receptions guide for inspiration!

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Things To Do With Kids in Woodbridge

Woodbridge boasts a wide selection of great attractions for fun family days out. Perfect for toddlers and teens alike, the Deben Swimming Pool is a great place to cool off in the summer months. Kids ages three and younger can swim for free, and there are several leisure centres to explore. For more information, visit their website at and discover everything these pools and leisure centres have to offer.

Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf is Woodbridge makes for an exciting day under the open sky. Make your way through the extensive grounds, where you’ll find some water fun on the many lagoons, a fascinating abandoned temple, and a lovely restaurant on your way toward Ufford Park Hotel.

There are plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained at Easton Farm Park, from arts and crafts to trains and air cannons—not to mention the adorable animals. Check out Easton Farm Park to see for yourself how much fun you can have at a competitive price. Company number: 01728 746475

Captain’s Wood Nature Reserve is a precious ancient wood, teeming with rare plants and a variety of natural environments, supporting owls, deer, and bats, among other wildlife. This is one of the best wildlife parks in the UK, where you’ll get to meet many exotic wildlife species. Captain’s Wood offers a wonderfully enriching experience for toddlers, children, and adults alike. Visit their page at for more information.

Days Out near Woodbridge

There are more great days out to be had in towns near Woodbridge. Please see – –
Days Out in Ipswich

Days Out in Bury St Edmunds

Days Out in Suffolk

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