Posted: 00:55 May 30, 2022
Looking for something fun to do with the family?
From wildlife experiences to hiking through the country's history, there is plenty to see and do in Suffolk for children and adults alike.
Here are seven of the best things to do with children in Suffolk.
1. See animals in Africa live
Where: Whites Ln, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF
Working hours: Monday to Sunday 09:30. until 17:30
Lemurs are among the exotic animals on display at Africa Alive near Lowestoft – Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
Africa Alive is one of the main attractions of Lowestoft, a fantastic game for families fascinated by the extraordinary wildlife that inhabits our planet.
The lions recently returned to their kraal after storm Eunice destroyed their home.
2. Visit one of Suffolk's award winning beaches
Locations: Felixstowe and Southold
Working hours: 24/7
Samson and Seth have fun at Felixstowe Beach – Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
The Suffolk coast is stunning and there are no two ways to do it.
With Felixstowe and Southwold recently receiving the coveted Blue Flag award, now is the perfect time to go and enjoy the sun and waves.
3. Explore the history of Suffolk
Where: Sutton Hoo – Tranmer House, Woodbridge, IP12 3DJ, West Stow – Icklingham Rd, Bury Saint Edmunds, IP28 6HG
Opening hours: Sutton Hoo Mon-Sun 10 am-5pm, West Stow Mon-Sun 10 am-5pm
Visitors enjoy a day in the sun at Dragon Fest in the Anglo-Saxon village of West Stow Photo: SARAH LUCY BROWN – Credit: Archant
Curious children can learn about Suffolk's history at various locations across the country, with Sutton Hoo and the Anglo-Saxon town of West Stowe being the best places to connect with the past.
Sutton Hoo is the subject of the Netflix film The Dig, starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes and Lily James.
Get up close to the animals and games of the Suffolk Farm
Where: Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm – Baylham, Ipswich, IP6 8LG, Jimmy's Farm – Pannington Hall Ln, Whirstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AP
Opening Hours: Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm: Mon-Sun 10 am-5pm, Jimmy's Ranch Mon-Sun 10 am-5pm
Kunekune piglets born at Baylham House Rare Breeds Ranch – Credits: Charlotte Bond
Wildlife in Suffolk is one of the most exciting activities in the country and there are many places where families can get close to our animals.
Baylham House Rare Breeds Farm and Jimmy Ranch are two of the most popular places to sample rare breeds, with a wide variety of farm animals to get in touch with.
5. Participate in various activities in Stonham Barns
Where: Pettaugh Road, Stonham Asphalt, Stowmarket, IP14 6AT
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns, Stonham Asphalt. Matthew Lott with Lincoln, Windy.
Whether it's golf mauve or the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary to grab your child's attention, they will surely have a great time in Stonham Barns.
For car lovers, there is also a museum with a variety of classic cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and tractors.
6. Swing through the trees at Go Ape
Where: Thetford Forest, High Lodge, Brandon, IP27 0AF
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am. up to 5 nm
On the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, this attraction is too good to include.
With courses for toddlers and second courses for kids and adults, Go Ape is an absolute must for families who have a day off on their agenda and want to top it off with something exciting.
7. Have a nice day in Pleasurewood Hills
Where: Leisure Way, Lowestoft, NR32 5DZ
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
Pleasurewood Hills is home to East Anglia's largest amusement park, with children insured.
With small rides and large rides, kids of all ages will find something to love at Suffolk East Park and parents will love it too.