Things To Do in Suffolk October Half Term 2020
We know things are a little different right now, but the ‘new normal’ means there’s new ways to get out and enjoy Suffolk! A number of local attractions are open and events are still taking place in line with social distancing regulations. This year, it’s all about being ‘organised’, with pre-booking or registration now commonplace due to restrictions in numbers.
So if you’re thinking of visiting Suffolk in October Half Term 2020, take a look at our handy guide of things to do. From historic castles, to pottery painting to picking your own pumpkin – Suffolk has something for everyone in October Half Term 2020!
Stylish Places to Stay in Suffolk October Half Term 2020
Not booked your stylish place to stay in Suffolk for October Half Term 2020 yet? We can help. Call the Best of Suffolk team on 01728 638962 who can help with last minute availability and our larger properties offering up to 30% off for groups of six or less.
Spooky Framlingham Castle
Great for a day out any time of year, Framlingham Castle is a must this October Half Term. There are Ghost Walks for those aged 16 or above taking place XX During October Half Term 2020, you can gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Framlingham Castle. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day. Go in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning!
Entry to the event is included in the standard admission ticket price, but advance booking is now essential to visit Framlingham Castle. Book your tickets, and attend this event by clicking the Book Now button below.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
So you’ve arrived at your fabulous and we-equipped holiday home in Suffolk, and now you want to make it your own! How about heading to Wrentham Pumpkins near Southwold to ‘pick your own pumpkin’?
October Half Term 2020 will be the third year for Wrentham Pumpkins. This year, things are a little different. There will be two fields of pumpkins which visitors will be asked to spread out and use whilst applying social distancing. The site will also be open for more days this year, allowing more opportunities to visit.
There’s no need to pre-book and it’s free to attend. You just pay for your pumpkin! Please note it’s cash only. Take a look at the full details on the Wrentham Pumpkins Facebook page below.
Purple Pumpkin Pottery Painting
Looking for an activity indoors? We don’t blame you! Purple Pumpkin Pottery Studio in Halesworth are open during half term and offer a warm and cosy indoor space there you and your children can let out their creative side! Whether you choose to paint a mug, an oil burner, or an actual pumpkin there something to suit all tastes and budgets. Painted items can be kiln-dried and gazed, and posted home after your stay.
Pre-booking is essential. For more information please visit the Purple Pumpkin Pottery Studio Facebook page below.
Get set for some autumn fun at this awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site! With fabulous fresh-air pretty much guaranteed on the estate walks, Sutton Hoo is a new and exciting place to take the children in October Half Term 2020. Download and plan your ‘family trails’ in advance, as well as colouring sheets and activity booklets to help bring history alive. The Sutton Hoo website is a wealth of knowledge and a helpful tool to help plan your visit. The café, High Hall exhibition, Tranmer House and shop at Sutton Hoo have reopened with social distancing measures in place. They have introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment, we would very much recommend booking in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and school holidays. To book, visit the Sutton Hoo website below.
Discover some of the UK’s rarest wildlife and enjoy family-friendly walks at Minsmere. Choose an idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons to see an impressive variety of birds, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. Those lucky and patient enough could see an otter around the reedbed pools! The RSPB site has re-opened some of it’s facilities in time for October Half Term 2020. All the hides are now open except North Hide. Booking isn’t required, but we would recommend taking a look at the information page below to ensure you know what’s open and where face masks are required.
Book Your October Half Term 2020 Break Today!
Tempted to visit Suffolk this October Half Term but not yet booked tour accommodation? No problem. Get in touch with Best of Suffolk today on 01728 638962. Our expert, local team are on hand to advise availability and help book your stylish place to stay in Suffolk. Don’t forget, some of our larger properties are offering up to 30% off groups of six or less.