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Based in Kessingland, Africa Alive is one of the UK’s largest wildlife attractions where visitors can get up close to rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, lions and hundreds of other African animals and birds.
Pay a visit to Jimmy’s Farm, home of The Essex Pig Company and meet working and rare breed pigs as well as cows, sheep, chickens and more!
Boating at Thorpeness Meare
The picturesque Meare at Thorpeness is a fun and safe activity for families with waters never over three feet deep.
If you have tired yourself out from a day of trekking around the great Suffolk coastline, sit back, relax and catch a movie at Aldeburgh’s beautifully quaint, historic cinema.
Located in 59 acres of stunning woodland near Lowestoft, Suffolk, Pleasurewood Hills is a renowned family focussed theme park and amongst the most popular here in the UK.
Canoeing on Alde Estuary
Explore the hidden creeks and flood waters on the upper reaches of the Alde Estuary, in-between Snape and Aldeburgh, by hiring a canoe or kayak from the friendly team at Iken Canoe Hire.
Sutton Hoo is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, and a must-do when visiting the area.
Museum of East Anglian Life
Immerse yourself in the agricultural history of East Anglia at one of the country’s leading open air museums, occupying a site of over 70 acres of land with over 40,000 objects in its collection.
Henstead Exotic Garden
Henstead Exotic Garden was made from scratch 10 years ago, surprising visiors with its voluptuous nature and giant plants.
The main recreational area for the Sandling Forests, Rendlesham offers a fun and exciting experience in the woods.
Crabbing in Walberswick
A short distance and ferry ride from Southwold sits Walberswick, a very popular crabbing destination that sees children swamp the harbour and jetties with their buckets and lines throughout summer.
Pick your own Strawberries
Pick your own strawberries at Friday Street Farm Shop
Tennis at Thorpeness
Grab your tennis racket and head to the Thorpeness Country Club where both grass and hard courts are available for hire.
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