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There are endless options and things to do around East Anglia and many of them are child/teenager focused so there should be ample opportunity to tire them out!

Our list below is far from comprehensive but does hopefully give you a quick idea of the options available if you are not familiar with the region.

We have listed these in order of distance from Framlingham, have provided a link to their websites and have colour coded them:

Brown – general places of interest

Blue – more specifically child related places

Red – transport links

Important places to travel to/from or to stay or to visit Miles Website
Framlingham Castle (EH) 0.0
Darsham r/w station 7.1
Saxmundham r/w station 8.5
Halesworth r/w station 9.3
Snape Maltings 12.7
Walberswick port and beaches 14.4
Woodbridge & Sutton Hoo (NT) 16.0
Aldeburgh beaches 16.5
Southwold beaches 16.6
Bungay 17.9
Orford Castle (EH), port and beaches 18.1
Stowmarket r/w station 20.4
Ipswich r/w station 22.0
Beccles & The Broads Nat. Park 22.3 htttp://
Lowestoft and beaches 26.7
Felixstowe Ferry 30.0
Lavenham Guildhall (NT) and Melford Hall (NT) 33.7
Bury St Edmunds Cathedral & Theatre Royal (NT) & Ickworth (NT) 36.0
Dedham (Constable country) 34.5
Manningtree 36.1
Colchester and Paycockes (NT) and Bourne Mill (NT) 45.7
Coggshall Grange Barn (NT) 49.3
Haverhill 54.0
Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Natural beauty 155sq. miles
Our chosen charity
The Suffolk Punch Trust
Other things to do (for kids of all ages)
Easton Park Farm 4.0
Africa Alive 21.0
Banham Zoo 24.8
Pleasurewood Hills 28.9
Snetterton Race Circuit 29.5 htttp://
Great Yarmouth Racecourse 38.6
Thetford Forest & Go Ape 39.6 http:///
Colchester Zoo 45.7
Newmarket Racecourse 52.7
Fakenham Racecoure 63.0
RSPB Suffolk – 9 sites
RSPB Norfolk – 7 sites‎
Further afield but doable with a 2 day rental
Norwich castle & cathedral etc 35.4
Caister on Sea 40.0
Downham Market & Oxburgh Hall (NT) 48.9
Broads NP and Horsey Windpump  (NT) 49.0
Swafham & Castle Acre (EH) 55.6…/castle-acre-castle-acre-priory
Cromer 62.0
Wells next the Sea 70.0
Sandringham Estate 70.0
Burham Market 70.1

The ‘Curious County’

For some strange reason the powers that be at Suffolk Tourism have decide to name their new website

Even the design of the website is slightly ‘curious’ but it does contain some good stuff.

In the very unlikely event that you’re at a loss for something to do click on the Visit Suffolk link (which is the really informative website) and then go to the Events tab where you will find a very broad selection of daily ‘Events’ listed in chronological order.