EXPLORING THE AREA
The peaceful village of Felsham is a short drive away and provides home to a good local shop, a lovely village pub and a beautiful church dating back to the 15th Century. The surrounding villages boast a wealth of architecture spanning the decades and include Ickworth House, built by the eccentric 4th Earl of Bristol and Melford Hall, a turreted Tudor mansion once visited by Elizabeth I. The small medieval town of Lavenham is well worth a visit, with its stunning Tudor buildings and local history museum, whilst nearby Bury St. Edmunds provides a good range of pubs and restaurants, as well as a choice of museums, parks and the stunning St Edmundsbury Cathedral. There's plenty to do for all ages at any time of year!
Bury St. Edmunds 9 miles; Stowmarket 7 miles.
With rolling countryside, stunning coastline, striking cities and more, East Anglia suits all tastes and preferences. There are superb things to see and do for all people, lovers of the outdoors have walking country aplenty to make the most of, from coastal strolls to hikes through picturesque countryside. Discover a coastline wrapped in natural beauty, peppered with sandy beaches and fascinating attractions, as well as a choice of elegant towns and cities boasting far-reaching and compelling heritage.
If you want to travel a little further a field then there are so many different places to visit go punting along the rivers of Cambridgeshire or visit the popular aviation museum at Duxford, whereas Essex is home to the world's longest pleasure pier. Norfolk is lined with glorious sands separated by quaint fishing villages with much to offer.
Bring your bikes and go for a cycle round the country roads, or visit one of the many cycle trails at High Lodge, Thetford Forest or Rendlesham Forest to name a few.
VISIT A FARM OR ZOO
East Anglia has an abundance of farms, parks and zoos which are a perfect day out for the whole family. Choose from Hollow Trees Farm, Jimmy's Farm, Baylham House Rare Breeds, Banham Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Africa Alive, Pettit's Adventure Park and so many more.... (some do operate seasonal opening times so do check ahead prior to visiting).
A short walk away is the famous Bradfield Woods, looking lovely all year round, it is one of the best locations in Suffolk to find an abundance of gorgeous bluebells in the Spring.
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