RSPB Minsmere is a fabulous popular destination for twitchers and non-twitchers alike
There’s tons to see (and hear) with stunning coastal scenes accompanied by rare birds breeding and calling in on their annual migrations. There are also otters to be seen in the reedbeds if you look carefully and a plethora of wild flowers and plants
It’s a great place all year round and the visitors centre is free, with helpful staff and volunteers. They also have a great little RSPB shop and café, serving teas and light meals using locally sourced ingredients. There’s also their Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families, and they have guided walks throughout the year
One of England’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
We are lucky enough to have two AONB’s in Suffolk! See our other post here on the Dedham Vale AONB
Back to the coastal one! This stretches all the way from Lowestoft down to the River Sour, meeting up with the Dedham Vale, providing us with stunning heathland, reed beds, salt-marsh and mud-flats
It’s landscape also features the estuaries of five Suffolk rivers; four of which we named Barns after here at Woodfarm; Alde, Deben, Orwell and Stour, as well as the river Blyth
The New Wolsey Theatre sits in the heart of Ipswich, Suffolk’s county town. They have a varied and exciting programme year round with something for all tastes; from comedies, drama, family shows, and music, plus so much more!
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The Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds was built in 1819; this beautifully restored Regency theatre is Grade 1 listed, and is the only theatre to be owned by the National Trust.
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The Corn Hall Theatre lies just on the Suffolk and Norfolk border. The building started it’s life as the corn exchange, however it is now an exciting and popular art venue.
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The Suffolk Ski centre is the place to go for outdoor pursuits during your stay in Suffolk. Activities ranging from skiing and snowboarding, to tobogganing, ringo’s, a climbing wall plus a high ropes experience!
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Lavenham Contemporary is a modern gallery at the end of the high street in Lavenham, showcasing the beautiful work of Paul Evans, one of the most successful landscape artists in the UK.
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Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village is situated just around the corner from Woodfarm, and is home to a collection of unique and independent business units. The have a Golf driving range there and an indoor virtual Golf simulator.
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Exactly what you think this is! The Beauty Barn is set within the popular Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village, and literally around the corner from Woodfarm, the salon is friendly and warm with a wide range of services on offer. It’s even in our Take the Dog section as your pooch can sit and watch if they are well behaved!
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An RSPB reserve on what is one of the few remnants of the ancient woodland that used to cover East Anglia
They manage it using traditional coppicing, which means that the wood has a wide variety of birds, plants and mammals
Head over early on a spring morning to hear the chorus of up to 20 species of bird, including the rich, musical song of the nightingale. Bring your wellies as the woods can be muddy
No dogs allowed, except registered assistance dogs
FREE entry but they rely on donations so do dig into your pockets