Things to See & Do


One of England's hidden gems, and with a great range of visitor attractions, Suffolk is the perfect choice for a break. We offer a wonderful way to enjoy fun-packed, high-energy activities or just to relax and explore. Take a short break at Heathside Holidays in Suffolk and enjoy the contrasts of the county's beautiful Heritage coastline.

At Lowestoft you'll find a family friendly seaside resort boasting superb, award winning beaches as well as two piers for traditional seaside amusements, and the exciting rides of the Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park. Further down the coast, Southwold and Aldeburgh offer more tranquil charms, and boat trips to the nature reserves on Bawdsey island depart from the harbour at Old Felixstowe.

As well as the chance to enjoy Broadland's lovely inland waterways, our lodge holidays in Suffolk offer the ideal opportunity to explore the lovely rolling landscape that inspired John Constable, and further inland, you'll find 'perfect' English towns and villages like Long Melford and Lavenham, their pretty streets lined with beautifully preserved, medieval timber-framed house.

Africa Alive

Enjoy Suffolk's best family attractions.

Beaches

Visit our amazing local beaches at Southwold, Walberswick, Dunwich and Covehithe.

Minsmere

Get closer to nature at RSPB Minsmere. There are several miles of countryside walks through Suffolk's gorgeous coastal and wetland scenery, bringing you close to a wide variety of wildlife. Families and youth groups can explore the Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure, discovering more about how some of Minsmere's special wildlife lives whilst having fun.

Each season brings its own delights and sensory experiences. The woods and reedbeds resound with birdsong in spring. Still summer days see darting dragonflies and flitting butterflies take centre stage. Autumn brings a blaze of colour and prehistoric bellows of rutting red deer stags. Winter sees flocks of ducks at their glorious best set off by golden reedbeds and vast Suffolk skies.

Meet our volunteer guides who will help you to discover more, or simply stroll around the beautiful RSPB Countryside Walks. Join us for a guided walk, or our popular family activities, then relax with locally sourced, homemade hot and cold meals in the cafe and choose from a superb range in the RSPB Shop. Fully accessible toilets and car park.

Southwold

Visit Southwold pier, the excellent beaches and the multicoloured famous beach huts along the promenade.

Southwold harbour offers refreshments, meals and freshly caught fish and chips. Visit the RNLI station, take the rowing boat ferry service across to Walberswick or vist the Harbour Inn pub. Take the Voyager speedboat tour.

Enjoy the many fantastic walks around Southwold.

Norfolk Broads

The Norfolk Broads are a series of connected rivers and lakes that form one the UK's most beautiful wetland areas.


Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past which makes a fascinating family day out in Suffolk.

The castle was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553 and visitors can now explore over 800 years of life at Framlingham Castle in the From Powerhouse to Poorhouse exhibition.

Embark on a self-guided journey of discovery with our themed trails and lively audio tour, and explore the Mere and the wall- walk with its spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. Younger audiences will enjoy a variety of themed games and interactives.

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is an arts complex on the banks of the River Alde at Snape. It is best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival.

Crabbing at Walberswick

Walberswick is an immensley popular location for crabbing in Suffolk, with families flocking there every summer.