Evenings and weekends
Red Lodge Heath
An area of natural beauty, Red Lodge Heath is an area of acid grassland and lowland and there are a number of nationally rare plants and animals. It includes a population of the five-banded tailed digger wasp which nests in bare sand along a path to the north of the site, and on sparsely vegetated slopes to the west.
Red Lodge Karting
There is family fun for all at the local karting track where there are two circuits (700 metres and 1200 metres) where you can challenge your friends and family. So whether you fancy staging your own Gran Prix or celebrating a birthday, there is something for everyone. Other nearby venues include WildTracks centre in Kennett, which offers activities including archery, motorcross and off-roading.
Thetford Forest Park
Situated in the heart of East Anglia, the Thetford Forest Park includes number of separate areas of woodland. It is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a day out on foot or by bike at any time of year.
Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve
An internationally significant site, Cavenham Heath is a typical Breck heathland with dry, acidic sandy soil supporting acid grass heath, heather heath with patches of bracken and sand sedge. There are 204 hectares to explore at your leisure.
Royal Worlington and Newmarket Golf Courses
Royal Worthington is regularly listed amongst the top 100 courses in Britain and Ireland by Golf Monthly, and has the reputation of being the greatest 9-hole course in England, if not the world.
A short drive from Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds is the historic jewel in Suffolk’s crown that over the millennia has seen tragedy, drama and greatness in equal measures.
Enjoy your time exploring the mediaeval streets of Bury St Edmunds where you will find over 200 Stores all within walking distance. Visit the ultra-modern Arc Shopping Centre with its 36 shops, cafes, restaurants and high street stores.
For all your food essentials, visit Sainsbury’s supermarket; only a 10 minute drive away.
Food and drink
There are a number of places to eat and drink around Red Lodge including traditional country pubs and fine dining restaurants. You really are spoilt for choice with Bury St Edmonds offering a variety of national and independent restaurants, pubs and bars.
Within Red Lodge, you can choose to dine locally at the Steak House and Bar or the Clicks Bar and Grill. Or you can make the short drive to Newmarket to visit a number of local country pubs and restaurants.