Suffolk is a great place to explore on the water and by boat. There are five major rivers to discover as well as the Suffolk Broads. With many places to hire boats or canoes, exploring Suffolk by boat is the perfect day out for the family. A must visit is to the town of Aldeburgh which is famous for it's fish and chips!
If you're visiting Suffolk for the canoeing, you've come to the right place. The Rivers and Broads in Suffolk provide safe waters and paddling as you explore and discover Suffolk's magnificent landscape and wildlife.
Suffolk is a vibrant county with many cultural attractions and events happening throughout the year. The county is home to plenty of history too, with castles such as Framlingham Castle on offer. Snape Maltings is a must visit for art lovers and enthusiasts and houses the annual Aldeburgh Music Festival.
Other must visits to Suffolk include Sutton Hoo, a 255 acre estate that is home to one of the greatest and most fascinating archaeological discoveries of all time. Sutton Hoo is a great day out for all and you can learn and discover about the remarkable ship burial of an Anglo Saxon King and his treasures.
There's also plenty of historic houses in Suffolk. Ickworth is a stunning historic house in Bury St.Edmunds that was commissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol in the 18th-century. Ickworth is a Georgian Italianate palace situated in an idyllic English garden and landscape. Visitors can see portraits of the owners of Ickworth by Gainsborough, Hogarth and Reynolds as well as the magnificent craftmanship of the finest Hugenot silversmiths and the earliest Italianate garden in England.
Suffolk has many family attractions such as Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park near Lowestoft or if you want to see wildlife there's the Otter Trust near Earsham that is home to the largest collection of otters in natural enclosures in the world. Also in Lowestoft is Africa Alive, a walking safari park set in 100 acres of grounds. A great place to visit younger children is Jimmy's Farm in Ipswich where visitors can see the animals and explore the farmland.
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