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Africa Alive

"Award winning attraction, Africa Alive! is one of the UK's largest and most exciting wildlife attractions. Discover the fascinating lives of our animals at the daily feeding talks. Look, learn and play in our fun-packed Discovering Centre and meet some of our smaller residents at the animal encounter talks.”

ZSEA – Africa Alive!

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Bridge Farm Barns

Located in Monks Eleigh, one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages, Bridge Farm Barns is a collection of unique, independent retail businesses, a falconry centre, quilting workshop business and a tea room, each offering the visitor an unparalleled selection of distinctive products and good old fashioned friendly service. Bridge Farm Barns began life as ‘Corn Craft’ in 1970 and is a family concern that has grown from a small Corn Dolly making business to the collection of businesses that you see today.

Monks Eleigh, Suffolk IP7 7AY​​​​​​​
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Cavendish Antiques & Tea Rooms

“ Antiques & Tea Rooms - as seen on TV!
Step back in time and enjoy a unique experience at Cavendish Antiques and Tea Rooms. Enjoy a pot of freshly made speciality Tea or (unlimited) filtered “gourmet” Coffee, scrumptious Cakes, Cream Teas, Sandwiches, lite Lunches, “homemade” Soups or a host of other mouth-watering refreshments, whilst listening to Vintage Music, talking Antiques and/or engaging in general chit-chat, amidst a host of fine Antique Furniture, Clocks, Artwork, Lighting, Jewellery and Collectables displayed for sale on two floors and set overlooking possibly the best view of the renowned and historic Village Green of Cavendish, Suffolk. ”

Normal Opening Hours:
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 11.00am - 5.00pm
Daily Mondays - 2.30pm - 5pm.
Any other time - by Appointment Tel: 07710 282329
The Old Forge Shop, The Green, Cavendish, Suffolk CO10 8BB

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Please Note: We are usually open every Sunday from the end of March to September inclusive. From October until march of each year we open Friday, Saturday and Monday as per usual. AND on the First Sunday of each Month (from 11am - 5pm) which includes our "first-Sunday-of-the-Month Free Valuations & Appraisals" day when in addition to enjoying the refreshments and other delights on offer at Cavendish Antiques & Tea Rooms you can also bring your valuables and treasured possessions along for a free valuation
and/or appraisal -​ no appointment necessary!

Discover Newmarket

Discover Newmarket is the central point for Tourist Information in Newmarket and
is the town’s official Tour Guide. We offer visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the
scenes at racing’s headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town.

Our expert guides deliver tours for groups and individuals which can be organised
for as little or as long as you want.

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‘Suffolk's Premier Bowling Centre'

Kingpin is Suffolk’s premier bowling centre with a choice of Cosmic or traditional bowling with facilities the whole family will enjoy. On site we have a licenced bar, snack bar as well as a small selection of arcade machines. Bumpers and ramps are available so even the very youngest in your group can get a Strike!

Kingpin Bowling Centre
Gloster Rd, Martlesham Heath
Ipswich, IP5 3RJ.

Telephone: 01473 611111
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National Horseracing Museum

The story of racing is told through the museum’s permanent collections which feature the horses, people, events and scandals that make it so colourful.

The museum café serves hot and cold food made from locally sourced products.

The equestrian and country themed gift shop stocks everything from cards to clothes.

Telephone: 01638 667333

Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The Adnams July Course, together form the greatest venue in the East of England. They offer the exhilarating excitement of world class Flat racing, pulsating music nights, great value family days,
award-winning restaurants and exceptional conference & events facilities. More information is available on the website

Telephone: 01638 675 500, option 4
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Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

Registered charity with 80+ owls and other birds of prey.
Three flying displays daily.
Hospital facilities for injured wild raptors.
Woodland Walk containing red squirrels, wildlife ponds, bug hotels and ladybirds houses.
Cheeky meerkat family with two informative talks daily.
Sensory garden with “touch and smell” herb garden, tactile seating, water feature and
wheelchair friendly picnic tables.

Braille information boards, inclusive children’s play area
with wheelchair accessible equipment and tumble safe surface.

Indoor, interactive Discovery Centre and unique owlie gift shop.

Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT
Telephone: 0345 680 7897
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WildTracks Activity Park

Loads of activities from age 8. Whether a high octane wiz around the 800m circuit is your thing, or learning the elegant art of archery more you, or military maneuvers, or field sports, or off road driving, or quad treks, we can accommodate everyone's tastes and talents.
Phone: 01638 751 918

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Outdoor Hire Centre

Explore Essex and Suffolk by bike by canoe or by kayak with Outdoor Hire Centre. Part day and full day adventures for all the family (with or without kids!) All hires include relevant safety equipment. Advance booking recommended but not required.

Essex and Suffolk
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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Visitors to the Bentwaters Cold War Museum can experience an historical, family day out with the kids, with discussions and guides about the Cold War history.

Building 134, Bentwaters Parks, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2TW
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Lowestoft Maritime Museum

On your family day out with the kids in Suffolk, why not visit the Lowestoft Maritime Museum for a great day out. The Lowestoft Maritime Museum offers visitors an extensive series of displays, with many hands-on activities, lots for children to do, and a small cinema.

Sparrows Nest Gardens, Whapload Road, Lowestoft Suffolk NR32 1XG
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Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village

Stonham Barns Leisure and Retail Village is a beautiful leisure site set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside for a glorious family day out with the kids. It features boutique shops, a fantastic restaurant, 9 hole golf course with putting green, fishing lakes, and more!

Pettaugh Road, Stongham Aspal, Suffolk IP14 6AT
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Museum of East Anglian Life

Discover the history and natural world of East Anglia on the museum’s beautiful 75 acre site, on a great day out for all the family.Explore nearly 3km of woodland and riverside nature trails. With 15 splendid historic buildings, that include a working watermill.

Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1DL
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Ickworth House, Park and Gardens

A grand place for an entertaining family day out. Discover Ickworth and its extraordinary Italianate palace or wander in miles of tranquil 18th century parkland.

Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5QE
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Helmingham Hall Gardens

Helmingham Hall is ideal for a family day out with the kids, offering something for everyone in the family. Things to see and do range from acres of gardens and green countryside, or local food and tearooms.

Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF
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Bike Art

BikeArt is located at High Lodge Forest Centre in the heart of Thetford Forest, providing access to 40 miles of traffic free forest trails.

High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0AF
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RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve in Suffolk is a great family day out for everyone, including the kids. The stunning coastal, wetland and woodland scenery changes with every season and attracts a superb variety of wildlife.

Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 3BY
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Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo is home to one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries making a fantastic historical family day out with the kids.

Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DJ
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Bridge Farm Barns

Nestled in Monks Eleigh, one of Suffolk’s prettiest villages, Bridge Farm Barns is a family run concern featuring a collection of unique, independent businesses and a tea room situated in old farm barns.

Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 7AY
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Felixstowe Museum
Felixstowe Museum tells the military and social history of Felixstowe through its collections of artefacts, exhibitions and information.

View Point Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk
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Leiston Abbey

Leiston Abbey, formerly St Mary's Abbey, was founded at Minsmere in 1182 by Ranulf de Glanville, Lord Chief Justice to Henry II, as a House of Augustinian Canons Regular who followed the Premonstratensian rule. Their main duties were preaching and pastoral work. In about 1363 the abbey was moved away from what was evidently a rather unhealthy location on swampy ground, and rebuilt on its present site at Leiston. Robert de Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk, devoted his last years to the building.

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Landguard Fort

Built at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was designed to guard the entrance to Harwich. The first fortifications on the site date from 1540 when Henry VIII had earthworks and a blockhouse built. In the 17th Century James I of England ordered the construction of a square fort with bulwarks at each corner.

Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk
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Minicarlo - A Lowestoft Sidewinder

Mincarlo is the last surviving sidewinder fishing trawler of the Lowestoft fishing fleet. She is also the last surviving fishing vessel built in Lowestoft, with an engine made in the town.

The Mincarlo is the last of her kind, a floating tribute to the men who braved the North Sea to provide our fish.

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Lydia Eva, the Last Steam Drifter

The Lydia Eva is the last surviving steam drifter of the herring fishing fleet and is currently based in Yarmouth. The Great Yarmouth herring fleet had made the town the major herring port in the world in the early part of the 20th century.

Lydia Eva joined the Trust's national collection of vessels in London's St. Katherine 's Dock in 1986 but was laid up again in 1990 and eventually returned to East Anglia when the Lydia Eva Charitable Trust Ltd was formed. It leased the ship and shares her between the ports of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

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The Oasis Camel Park

Agreat fun day out for all the family! Open 28th March until 1st November. Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm

Orchard Farm, Linstead, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 0DT
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