There are just so many wonderful things to do and see in Suffolk. However, sometimes a little planning is required to do justice to this wonderful county so we’ve got together with some local attractions and activity companies to offer you a selection of discounts and packages to enhance your stay with us. Please quote “Seckford Hall” when booking.
Suffolk Cycle Breaks
Special rates for Seckford Hall guests.
Enjoy the Suffolk countryside on two wheels! Cycle drop off service available to our guests.
Cycle Breaks also offer a single centre break, which is a 3 day, 2 night tour with both nights accommodation at Seckford Hall Hotel.
For further information and prices www.cyclebreaks.com
Shawsgate Vineyard is one of East Anglia’s oldest commercial Vineyards producing a range of red, white and rose wines. The wines are produced in lower volumes giving each wine its very own delicious personality for you to discover and enjoy.
The Vineyard is open all year round where you are welcome to wander, picnic and relax amongst the 13 acres of vines. There is no admission charge and wine tasting can be arranged free of charge. The vineyard shop is open from April to October, and as well as wine tasting and sales, offers a variety of specialty teas and coffee, specialty food and gift ideas.
Or why not treat yourself to an experience day? This is a wonderful way to find out more about English wines and no previous knowledge of wine is required.
Your day will include:
- Tea/coffee on arrival
- Guided tour of the vineyard
- Guided tour of the winery where you will learn about the wine making process
- Wine tasting with notes
- A two-course buffet lunch, featuring locally sourced food including homemade desserts AND a complimentary bottle of wine chosen from the tasting!
For prices and further information www.shawsgate.co.uk
Grand Touring Club
Classic Car Hire – fantastic memories to treasure.
Enjoy driving a beautiful British or European classic car around the Suffolk countryside. Perfect for a special occasion, birthday, anniversary surprise, or to just try that classic car you have always dreamed about!
We can arrange for one of the beautiful cars to be delivered to the hotel to make your break a truly memorable one. For prices and further information www.grandtouringclub.co.uk
Beacon Rally Karts
Special rates for Seckford Hall guests.
This family run centre is a stones throw from the hotel, offering adult and junior karts and great fun for all the family!
For further information www.beaconrallykarts.co.uk
Otley Hall is a stunning 15/16th century moated hall set in 10 acres of beautiful gardens. Enjoy a tour of the house and gardens. Special open days and quiet events run during the year.
For further information www.otleyhall.co.uk
Helmingham Hall and Gardens
Owned by the Tollemache family, Helmingham Hall is an exceptional experience, set in 400 acres of deer parkland and famous gardens with a tea room and visitors centre.
Special events run throughout the year including Suffolk Dog Day, Suffolk Punch Horse Days, Sport and Classic Car Events.
For further information www.helmingham.com
Anglia Sporting Activities
Special rates for Seckford Hall guests
Enjoy activities such as laser clays, clay pigeon shooting, pulse ranger, archery and high ropes
For further information www.angliasport.co.uk
Sutton Hoo – National Trust
Enjoy tales of treasure and kings and an awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site:
- One of Britain’s most important and atmospheric archaeological sites
- Burial ground of the Anglo-Saxon kings of East Anglia
- Priceless royal treasures discovered in a huge ship grave
- Exhibition hall tells the compelling story of early English history
- Suffolk sandlings heathland and woodland walks
Open every day from 21st March – 31 October.
For further informationwww.nationaltrust.org.uk/suttonhoo
Orwell River Cruises
Enjoy a leisurely trip on the historic boat The Orwell Lady. Take in the sights of the River Orwell and the Stour Estuary.
Private and public trips available and themed nights run during the year.
For further information www.orwellrivercruises.co.uk
Food Safari runs events and workshops that give you behind-the-scenes access to some of Suffolk’s best-loved food and drinks producers. They specialise in Field to Fork days, which provide a complete food experience, in many cases combining farm walks and tours with hands-on workshops and cookery demonstrations.
The aim is to connect food and drink lovers with dedicated and inspiring producers like Pinneys of Orford (oysters and smoked fish), the Wild Meat Company (game), and Blythburgh Pork. You will hear the fascinating stories behind these products, see how they are produced, and even get your hands dirty plucking a pheasant, making sausages or baking bread. Special events run during the year.
For further information www.foodsafari.co.uk
Cookery Experience Day
The Cooking Experience is one of the few truly recreational Cookery Schools in the UK. Based in Hadleigh, a delightfully rural Suffolk town, you can spend a Fun and Inspirational day with us in a small group, all cooking together under the supervision of Mark David or one of his Course Chef/Leaders. The cooking sessions are broken up with breaks, where we sit, drink, eat and talk! You leave with new ideas for your cooking repertoire, feeling you have experienced a really enjoyable cooking experience.
All the courses are based on simple-to-prepare meals with decent ingredients (much of them locally sourced) and the most popular course is “Quick, Easy and Impressive Entertaining”.
You can book individually on one of the themed courses or bring a private exclusive group and choose your theme. They run corporate, team-building cooking sessions for local and national companies.
The venue includes two working kitchens, a barbecue patio and a marquee to seat 40+ people for a sit-down meal.
For further information www.cookingexperience.co.uk