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Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park

Rollercoaster at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park in SuffolkTrain ride at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park in SuffolkKarts at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Parkperforming sealions at Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park

Set in 59 acres, Pleasurewood Hills theme park has bags of rides for everybody including the new 40 metre high drop tower 'Jolly Roger', Pleasurewood Pony Rail a gentle family fun ride for all and Laser Labyrinth an adrenaline fuelled indoor laser game.

If you like to be entertained, then you can enjoy Britains Got Talent star, Sean Alexander in the exclusive Illusionist Magic Show. Animal lovers will be enthralled by the Sea Lion and Parrot shows. If you don't fancy a soaking, you can watch and smile, as victim after victim gets soaked on Timber Falls log flume.

If the kids are still on a high, buzzing with energy, you can relax in the Terrace Caf and 'recharge the batteries' with a good ol' cuppa tea, while the kids run wild in the adventure playground.

Suffolk Ski & Leisure Park - Ipswich

View of the Suffolk ski & leisure park in IpswichHigh ropes course at Suffolk Ski & leisure park, IpswichSki instruction at Suffolk ski & leisure parkCrazy golf at Suffolk ski & leisure park

 Suffolk ski and Leisure centre has a range of activities for all the family including Skiing, Snowboarding, Tobogganing, Ringos, Climbing Wall and High Ropes.

The centre can also offer Golf on the Ipswich Golf Driving Range, Mini Golf Course, and has a small putting green to sharpen your skills. Afterwards you can enjoy a meal and drink in the Lodge Bar and Restaurant.

Africa Alive! - Lowestoft

Giraffe at Africa Alive! in Lowestoftanimals at Africa Alive!Map showing the layout at Africa Alive!

Africa Alive! has tried to recreate the plains of Africa with mixed enclosures where animals such as Giraffes, Rhinos, Zebras and Ostriches can roam freely together. To further enhance your enjoyment it is possible to join a senior keeper on the 'Plains of Africa Safari Experience'. This is a very personal and up-close experience where you mingle with the animals. This particular experience has an additional charge to the entrance fee.

Sutton Hoo

Mask / Helmet found at Sutton Hoo

 Sutton Hoo - is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. On this site, a 6th and early 7th century cemetery were discovered.

One cemetery contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding historical and archaeological significance. The artifacts are now held in the British Museum in London.

The site now has the full-size reconstruction of the burial chamber, stunning replica treasures and original finds from one of the mounds, including a prince's sword. This is your chance to Come face to face with your ancestors and find out a more.

West Stow Country Park &

Anglo-Saxon village

Craft demonstration at West Stow Country ParkAnglo Saxon village at West Stow Country Park

At West Stow, an Anglo-Saxon village was discovered and excavated. The village is thought to have been created c. 420-650AD and has been carefully reconstructed where it was found.

You can now explore this village and experience the conditions and atmosphere that may have existed in those times. You can smell the wood smoke, see the type of wildlife, crops, pigs and hens that were common in early Anglo-Saxon times.

Newmarket Racecourse

Horses racing at Newmarket Racecourse

 Newmarket Racecourse has two courses - the Rowley Mile Course and the July Course. Both are wide, galloping tracks used for Flat racing only. Between them they host 8 of British racing's 32 annual Group 1 races.

The course has a number of races through the year with the Rowley mile having meeting April to May and then again for Sept to Nov. Despite it's name the July course has meeting from June to August.

The course is also famous for the music nights that it stages. Superstars like Bryan Adams, Ronan Keating, Atomic Kitten, The Sugababes, Simply Red and Tom Jones have all played to sell-out audiences after racing on idyllic summer Friday evenings on the July Course.

Green King Brewery Tour

Beer pumps at Green King Brewery

A popular thing to do in Suffolk is to see how real beer is brewed using natural ingredients and traditional brewing methods.

The tour takes you through this historic working Brew House explaining the different stages. Afterwards you can enjoy tasting the different cask beers from their Brewery Tap. Green King IPA is one of my own favourite drinks and I'm envious of all those about to go on the brewery tour.

For anyone who is about to celebrate a birthday, retirement, stag or hen night the evening tour is a great way to start the celebration. However, please note that the tours get booked up in advance and it is important to contact them prior to your visit.

Canoeing the Bungay Loop

Map showing the Bungay Loop canoe routeCanoeing on the Bungay Loop

The Bungay Loop takes you along a stretch of the River Waveney known for its placid, crystal clear waters and easy navigation. Canadian canoes are the perfect choice for a leisurely paddle on a warm summer day and can be hired locally. The loop takes about three hours unless you stop off for a picnic or break.

Canoeing on the Bungay Loop is a great way to experience river life and you can combine a nature trail with a canoeing safari. Canoes have the advantage of being totally silent, allowing you to get closer to wildlife whilst enjoying the beautiful landscape. The stretch of river from Earsham to Ellingham is ideal for spotting wildlife and butterflies, otters, swans, kingfishers and herons are all regular visitors.

Landguard Fort

An aerial view of Languard Fort

Landguard Fort in Felixstowe has been an important part of the local defences for centuries helping to ward off invaders as far back as Tudor Times. It was originally designed to guard the entrance to Harwich and has been modified many times since then. During the Second World War, it became one of the balloon launch sites of Operation Outward, for attacks on Germany.

However, recently it has started to attract attention due to strange activities. Visitors as well as local people, have experienced unusual sightings in or around the Fort. The most common sighting is the image of a sailor looking out of the top right window (the side visible from the road). Most reporting's were in the 1990s, but occasionally there are still reports of lights at night and being "pushed" whilst visiting the top floors.

Framlingham Castle

A view of Framlingham Castle from outside the castle wallsA view of Framlingham Castle from within the wallsArchery demonstration at Framlingham CastleDemonstration of fighting techniques at Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past that has included periods were it was once the refuge of Mary Tudor before she became Queen in 1553. The castle has also been used as a home, Poorhouse, Drill hall, County Court and Regional defences during World War 2.

Today Framlingham is a grade 1 listed building owned by English Heritage and open as a tourist attraction for all to see. Visitors are able to walk along the walls and see some spectacular views over the surrounding landscape. English Heritage has also provided a self-guided audio tour to help you explore and discover the history of the castle and appreciate the finer points that are easy to overlook otherwise.

Other castle ruins:

Hadleigh Castle

Orford Castle

Bungay Castle

Wildtracks Off-road Activity Park

Landrover at Wildtracks off road activity parkKarting at Wildtracks off-road activity park

Wildtracks Is an activity centre for everyone 8+(1.3m+). Activities include Archery, Clay shooting, Crossbows, Air guns, Hovercraft, Karting, Off-road 4 x 4, Motocross, Quad bikes and battlefield live.

Theatre Tickets

Theatre Royal - Bury St Edmunds

Ipswich Regent Theatre

New Wolsey Theatre - Ipswich

Marina Theatre - Lowestoft

Snape Maltings Concert Hall - Saxmundham

Angel Theatre - Woodbridge

Eye Theatre - Eye

Haverhill Arts Centre - Haverhill

Kings Theatre - Newmarket

Quay Theatre - Sudbury

Regal Theatre - Stowmarket

Riverside Theatre - Woodbridge

Seagull Theatre - Lowestoft

Eastern Angels at The Sir John Mills Theatre - Ipswich Touring Theatre

Latitude Festival - Henham Park

View of the stage and crowd at the Latitude Festival in Suffolk

12th - 15th July 2018

The Latitude Festival has four stages and a wide selection of musicians, bands and artist performing. The festival also has other elements such as comedy, cabaret, poetry, theatre, art, politics, dance and literature. Last years festival had approximately 90 performances.

Things to do Suffolk

Sports and Leisure

Golf Courses and driving ranges

Cycle Routes

Walking Routes

Beccles Outdoor swimming pool

Crown Pools - Ipswich

Deben Swimming Pool - Woodbridge

Kingfisher Leisure Centre - Sudbury

Hadleigh swimming pool

Go Ape Suffolk, tree top assault course

Go Ape is a network of rope bridges, trapezes, tunnels and zip wires that stretches through the tree canopy. You will be trained in the use of harnesses, pulleys, carabineers and various safety methods by qualified instructors. Afterwards you will navigate through a tree top obstacle course to eventually finish on a brilliant zip-wire descent. Fantastic fun.

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