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School Holiday Activities in Suffolk

May 26, 2022
Suffolk Theme Park
Whether you’ve been living in Suffolk your whole life or are travelling from neighbouring Essex or Cambridgeshire, this county offers plenty of child-friendly activities for the school break. Discover a host of fantastic things to do come rain or shine for a fun family outing. 

Sunny day activities

Easton Farm Park

Found near Woodbridge, Easton farm is the child-friendly activity par excellence. There is something to keep everyone entertained here, from cuddling baby animals and hopping on a tractor to the indoor soft play area with a zip wire and an inflatable pillow. 

Visit https://www.eastonfarmpark.co.uk/season-tickets for information about ticket prices and opening times

Africa Alive

Located just off the A12, to the south of Lowestoft, Africa Alive is among the best attractions in the East of England. Set on 100 acres in the scenic Suffolk countryside, this fun family experience will take you straight to the incredible African safari. The park is home to more than 100 animals, including lions, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and you name it.  

Visit https://www.zsea.org/reserve for details about opening times and ticket prices

Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park

Ready for some pure adrenaline? Pleasurewood Hills family theme park is an adventure your children won’t forget. They can hop aboard flying elephants, roller coasters and pirate ships and enjoy a fun-filled experience. The park is split into three main ride zones – Heart Kid Zone, Family Rides and Thrill Rides – meaning there is something to keep everyone happy. 

Visit https://www.pleasurewoodhills.com/ for more information about opening times and ticket prices

Peter Pan-themed boating experience

Imagine boating on Thorpeness Meare on a sunny day with your children. With Peter Pan-themed boating experience, you can do just that. You can hire either a rowing boat or a kayak and rent it by the hour. Take advantage of the beautiful views of the House in the Clouds and get ice cream in one of the local shops. 

Visit https://thorpenessmeare.com/about/prices-opening-times/ regarding prices and opening times

Gloomy day activities


Snape Maltings

Lying on the banks of the River Alde in Aldeburgh, this family-friendly art centre provides exciting activities for adults and children. It is set in an old Victorian warehouse surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here, your little ones can sing along to musicals, attend concerts and laugh their heads off at one of the local comedians’ jokes. 

Visit https://brittenpearsarts.org/visit-us/snape-maltings for more details about opening times and ticket prices

Framlingham Castle

A day trip to Framlingham Castle is worth the extra miles. Sitting on Woodbride’s green rolling hills, the castle is surrounded by spectacular swathes of open countryside for your kids to explore. There are also various family-friendly activities, such as the ‘Under Attack’ family trait and the dressing up box to live like a royal for the day. 

Visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/framlingham-castle/ for the latest prices and opening times 

Pennykitty Pots Ceramics

This café in the centre of Ipswich offers pottery classes to children of all ages. They can choose anything they want to paint, from a mug, a bowl or a plate and pick the colours they prefer. Once the paint is dry, it’ll be glazed and fired, ready for collection. It’s a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon and be creative. 

Visit http://www.pennikkitypots.co.uk/ for the latest information about opening times and tickets

Jumpin Jacks Funhouse

Located in Mildenhall, Jumpin Jacks Funhouse is an indoor entertainment venue not to be missed. With the 3-tier jungle-themed play frame, your children will be able to have a fun afternoon while you can take advantage of the café for a well-deserved treat. 

Visit https://www.jumppinjacks.co.uk/ for details about opening times and tickets