Renowned for the lovely coastline, Suffolk also has plenty to do with the children if the weather’s not suited to building sandcastles in Southwold, a swim in the sea or crabbing at Walberswick or Orford as Annette discovered over the Bank Holiday with her teenage twins and six year old God daughter.
Easton Farm Park, just a short drive from Aldeburgh and close to Best of Suffolk cottages in Letheringham, runs a programme of activities including pony rides, nature trails and pig racing as well as having a great playground and children can have lots of fun visiting all the animals, riding tractors and exploring the old dairy.
Africa Alive in Kessingland, just north of Southwold, is well worth a visit too; not cheap but there’s enough to keep all the family busy for a day as there’s so much to do with a wide selection of animals in a huge area to explore – the lion and lemur which you can see here but also rhino, meercats, zebra, hunting dogs, cheetah, bat eared foxes, turtles, snakes and other creepie crawlies. There’s a great playground, train ride, mini golf and programme of activities to watch in the arena with Birds of Prey demonstrations and Zulu dancing and drumming to keep you amused. You can take a picnic or eat in the restaurant or cafe.