Where to visit with kids in Suffolk

Where to visit with kids in Suffolk

This is a collaborative post.

Are you visiting Suffolk with the family soon? or perhaps you are wondering where to stay with the family. Perhaps you are even looking for dog friendly cottages. Suffolk is a gorgeous part of the country that is great for families. It’s on my list of places to visit in the next few years. With 50 miles of coast to enjoy and plenty of interesting places to explore it’s perfect for families. I’ve asked some fellow bloggers who have visited the area where they recommend visiting in Suffolk with kids and also done a little bit of research myself. Here are my recommendations.

Places to visit with kids in Suffolk

Dunwich Heath and beach

This is a beautiful area of heathland run by the National Trust. You might not initially think this sounds like a great place to take kids but as Emma from Island living 365 explains in her post there is a play area, a smugglers trail, a sea hut to hide in and a tea room. The pebbly beach also sounds like a lovely place to visit with kids and skim some pebbles. As we are National trust members it will definitely be on my list.

Feature image taken by Emma at Island living 365


Framlingham castle

Framlingham is a castle run by the English Heritage, it sounds like there is plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. There are grounds to be explored a museum, cafe and often they have special activities on for the kids too. If you want to read more about the type of activities that they put on then you might like to read this post about a previous event Framlingham castle heroes and villains.


Photo taken by Mandi from Big family little adventures.

Africa Alive!

My kids loved visiting Edinburgh zoo so I’m sure they would love to visit Africa Alive. This is a wildlife park that specifically focuses on animals you’d see in Africa. So expect to see lions, ostriches, giraffe, rhino and lemur. There is also a farm area with goats and rabbits as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. Find out more in this post – Africa Alive! up close with animals.

Suffolk with kids

Photo by Mandi from Big family Little adventures

Southwold pier

A traditional seaside pier is always a fun way to spend a bit of time with kids. Amusements, shops, eating venues, a wall of wacky mirrors and an eccentric collection of interactive machines, sound like a great place to explore with the family.


Thorpeness meare

A boating lake with boats in every colour of the rainbow and Peter Pan islands. The meare is never more than 3 feet deep and there all sorts of boats including kayaks, canoes and dinghies.


Have you been to Suffolk? Is there anywhere else that you think is good for families? I’d love to read your suggestions in the comments.


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  1. July 14, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    I’ve never been to Suffolk before but by going by your post there are plenty of things to do with kids.

  2. July 14, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    We’re having a staycation this year so will near this in mind as we’ve never been.

  3. July 14, 2018 / 10:44 pm

    I had Suffolk on my list to visit last time I was thinking of places, but there just didn’t feel like too many places to visit, and a lack of hotels which we prefer to B&Bs. But there’s a few places here that sounds interesting and you can’t beat a seaside town.

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