Things to do in Suffolk

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Whether you want to wander the halls of ancient noble houses, picnic in a vineyard, feast on local fare at a food festival, or enjoy the Suffolk scenery from the seat of a bicycle, go-kart, or classic car, our county has it all.

So here we point you in the direction of some of our favourite local events, sights, and activities, to help you plan ahead for an extra-special stay in the area. Just be sure to mention Seckford Hall when you enquire, to find out about special rates for our hotel guests.

With specially designed child friendly walks available and with so many activities and family day trips located nearby, you will be spoilt for choice! Because there are so many family activities and local attractions to visit, so we thought we would include a few of our favourites below. All of these are situated close to Seckford Hall.

Sutton Hoo

SUTTON HOO is part of the National Trust and is a 255 acre Anglo-Saxon royal burial site. There’s so much to see and do here, from walks in nature exploring the burial grounds and woodland walks, to learning about the history behind Sutton Hoo and who the Anglo-Saxons were. There is also a cafe which serves a range of hot and cold food and a gift shop if you’re looking for a reminder of your visit, or a gift.

Bentwaters Cold War Museum

BENTWATERS COLD WAR MUSEUM gives you the opportunity to see inside the types of rooms that were used during the war, some of which have been restored to show their original purpose. This is fantastic day out for children and they will love looking at the amazing aircrafts that are on display, and they will also have the unique chance to see what life was like on a US airbase in the UK.

Framlingham Castle

FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE is a fantastic day out, the castle is surrounded by parkland and a lake and attractions include a wall walk which stands 10.5 metres high and has stood for over 800 years! You can learn more about the history of the castle and its former residents including Mary Tudor who was proclaimed Queen of England at the castle in 1553. There is also a cafe and shop on site if you’d like to take home a reminder of your visit.

Dovercourt Bay Beach

DOVERCOURT BAY BEACH is a tranquil, family friendly beach located near the historic town of Harwich. There are lots of facilities on the beach promenade including a boating lake, skate park and it’s also close to Hemford Water National Nature Reserve which is known for it’s resident seals. With a beach that stretches for miles, you can enjoy a range of activities including cycling, walking and water based activities.

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Whats on

From party nights and wedding fairs to three-course feasts, our sell-out events draw guests and locals alike. Seckford Hall has a range of fantastic events on all year round!

Take a peak

Want to find your sea legs, make a hole in one, or simply sit back and sample Suffolk’s finest cocktails? Whatever you fancy, don’t worry – we know just the place.


Wind along quiet coastal roads and meander through market towns on the best cycle routes in Suffolk.


Enjoy the gentle pace of Suffolk’s rivers and coasts with a sailing experience for all levels.

Murder Mystery

Miss Scarlet or Colonel Mustard? Find out whodunit on a Murder Mystery Weekend.


Hit a bullseye at the friendliest archery clubs this side of The Broads.


Whether you’re a keen golfer or just fancy a put, we’ll find the right course for you.



From Martinis to Mai Tais, we’ve got the lowdown on the hottest serves in Suffolk.


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We believe that Sundays should be special. That’s why we invite you to join us for scrumptious food and impressive live music as you while away the day with family and friends.

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