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Days out in beautiful Suffolk

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Cakes & Ale Holiday Park is in the charming county of Suffolk just a short drive from the coast, which is famed for its natural beauty. The park is as idyllic as the county it is located in, with the grounds featuring holiday homes and a dedicated area for touring caravans all spread over 45 acres of immaculate greenery. With an abundance to see and do in the vicinity we’ve picked out a few highlights to add ideas to your holiday planning.


What would you suggest for a traditional day at the seaside?

Think of the seaside and your imagination will take you to Southwold Pier.  Blow away the cobwebs with a walk to the end to take in the views of this piece of history that started life in 1900 and has been lovingly saved by local family businesses.  You can eat out, play traditional arcade games, have a laugh at the wacky wall of mirrors, visit the craft shops and see the magical inventions that are part of the ‘Under the Pier Show’.


And Southwold has more traditions to savour with its Lighthouse, which stands regally over the harbour helping vessels navigate the coastline as it has done for more than a century.  You can find out more about its story with a guided tour that takes you up the 113 steps to the top of the landmark.


What about a day out at the beach?

As one of the most beautiful parts of the country the influence of nature and the great outdoors is never far away for those staying at Cakes & Ale and if you want a beach experience where you feel like you are getting away from it all then look no further than Dulwich Beach. Paddling, beachcombing, dog walking, sandcastle making… you’ll find this a beach for all and all year round enjoyment.


What would you recommend for a Family Friendly day out near Cakes & Ale?

Southwold Maize Maze is a really fun thing to do.  It’s a place for burning off energy whether that’s on a maize trail or taking to the wheel with go-karting.  There are different activities planned according to the season – with a new theme and design revealed for the maize in July each year.  Visit in the autumn and you’ll be able to check out the pumpkin patch or at Easter and you will be on the hop for bunnies!  There is a great café on site and this is also a lovely area for walks.



Or what about a game of adventure golf? At Congo Rapids Lost World Adventure Golf located in Woodbridge you’ll find yourself in the middle of an adventure in every sense! A self-propelled raft across the first of the lagoons is where your journey starts as you go past the Congo jungle plane crash and onwards to the abandoned temple and the land of the dinosaurs.  It’s a great time for all with an erupting volcano, life sized dinosaurs, an animatronic Raptor, and a friendly dragon some of the encounters you’ll experience.


Where would you head to experience nature?

When you stay at Cakes & Ale the natural world is literally on your doorstep.  The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching along the coastline is one of the country’s finest landscapes and you’ll soon appreciate why.

If you really want to soak up the natural environment then you’ll value a visit to RSPB Minsmere.  Not only is it home to an array of wildlife it is also breathlessly beautiful.  Time spent in nature has restorative powers and you’ll find a visit to RSPB Minsmere lets you unwind and leaves you feeling totally refreshed. There is a café, picnic area, shop and play area.


What would your top picks be for a day of history and heritage?

Orford Castle is a national treasure located not far off the Suffolk coastline and overlooking its namesake town and the surrounding area.  Taking you way back to the 10th century the castle was built by Henry II to ensure his power in the region.  For visitors today the keep is a fascinating visit and great link to the past and the time of knights of the realm.


And the village is a place you’ll want to visit in its own right, it’s a truly traditional Suffolk village that’s renowned for its pretty buildings, traditional pubs and great places to eat.

This is an area very rich in history, that’s not just nationally, but internationally significant.  If you’ve seen the Netflix film, The Dig, you’ll love a visit to Sutton Hoo, which is the National Trust site that tells the story of the Anglo Saxon find made in 1939.  You can walk around the Royal Burial Ground and take in “one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.”


What would be your pick for an animal lover?

You could take more inspiration from the small screen and visit Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park, which has been the focus of a numerous tv series on Channel 4. Here you can meet farmyard animals and exotic breeds, which are all part of the conservation work done by Jimmy and his team. Situated just outside Ipswich, the farm is a thriving visitor attraction with lots of events taking place throughout the year and a fabulous farm house restaurant.

Enjoy your adventures in Suffolk and be sure to share your favourite days out with our team.

To be able to delight in the joys of Suffolk whenever you choose then you might want to chat to our team about owning a holiday home at Cakes & Ale. We have a number of options available and a good place to start is looking is our online guide here and if we have inspired your holiday thoughts then why not give our team a call on 01704228886 and they’ll chat you through the holiday options available at Cakes & Ale.

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