Things to do in Suffolk

Experiences and attractions in Suffolk

From museums and art galleries that tell tales of the region's past to nature trails and wildlife parks for the whole family, there are plenty of ways to spend your days in Suffolk and beyond. Stay local or enjoy days out in Cambridge, Colchester and Newmarket.

Onsite activities

There's plenty to see and do at our stately manor, come rain or shine!

Ofsted-registered Four Bears Den

90 minute daily session per night's stay

Swimming pool

And spa treatments from age 6

Family Library

Expect daily story time with milk and cookies

Family Cinema

We have daily screenings complete with popcorn


Open all day and stocked with board games

Firepit marsmallow toasting

During school holidays and at weekends

Outdoor Play Area

With swings and slides

Indoor Games Room

With table tennis and table football

Family Scavenger Hunt

Follow the clues to uncover the treasure

Tennis Courts

Get competitive on the courts

Unmissable experiences

Find out what there is to do near our bolthole in Suffolk.


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National Trust Bike Hire


Hop on a bike and explore the 1,800-acre National Trust estate that surrounds our stately manor.

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Visit Go Ape in Thetford


The first ever Go Ape, bring the whole family along for an adrenaline-fuelled adventure in the treetops.

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Enjoy an evening at the theatre


Enjoy a night at Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds – a restored Regency theatre, one of eight Grade I-listed theatres in the UK.


You'll find some of the country's best-loved attractions waiting for you right on our doorstep.


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Jimmy’s Farm and Wildlife Park


From farmyard favourites to more exotic animals, Jimmy’s Farm is home to 100 species for the little ones to see. Jimmy’s Farm is a 45 minute drive from the hotel.

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Anglo Saxon Village


With a museum full of history, a gorgeous country park to explore and a range of activities on offer, this is a great day out for adults and kids alike.

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St. Mary’s Church


This historic hidden gem offers views looking down to the river and surrounding rural areas.

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Abbeygate Cinema


Watch new releases or a timeless classic at this 1920s cinema. There’s a restaurant and bar area, with some options to be enjoyed during the movie.

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Nowton Park


Wander through 200 acres of landscaped Suffolk countryside. There are also football pitches for a kickabout.