Booked a week in Suffolk - what shall we do?

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ShoeWhore Mon 11-Aug-14 15:51:36

It's near Peasenhall so more or less equidistant from Aldeburgh and Southwold, not far from Dunwich either. Dcs are 7, 8 and 10 and we like beaches, walking, cycling, visiting interesting places - low key kind of stuff.

What are the beaches like? Any recommendations?

Any wet weather ideas?

Oh and any recommendations of places to eat would be good too. We're at the stage where they don't have to be especially family friendly (as long as children are actually allowed grin )

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ShoeWhore Mon 11-Aug-14 19:32:02

Anyone got any ideas for me?

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Lesuffolkandnorfolk Mon 11-Aug-14 21:04:34

Hi Shoe

Have you checked out the local site and our features site too?

There are plenty of ideas and if you look on the local talk boards, you'll also find some similar threads to this with posters adding their suggestions.

Have a look and then if there's nothing that appeals, we can think of more ideas smile

ShoeWhore Mon 11-Aug-14 22:01:53

Oh no for some reason I hadn't thought of that - thanks - will head over for a look.

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sara11272 Mon 11-Aug-14 22:11:10

Ooh, just back from a week near there. Would suggest checking out:

Framlingham Castle

Orford Castle (plus Framlingham and Orford both look really nice villages for a wander. We ate at the Jolly Sailor in Orford which was quite pricey but v nice food - child portions are huge, almost like an adult meal)

Aldeburgh and Southwold themselves, again just for a wander and a play on the beach

Crabbing at Walberswick is fun and virtually free - only cost is a line or two, bait and bucket

There's a good soft play place between Lowestoft and Kessingland - adventure island, I think it's called - in case of rain

Africa Alive at Kessingland is a great zoo/safari park

Will be back if I remember any more!

Quejica Mon 11-Aug-14 22:16:17

Walk on the beach at Covehithe.

outtolunchagain Mon 11-Aug-14 22:18:24

Rowing boat on Thorpeness Mere, crabbing at Walberswick, Sutton Hoo , fish and chips at Aldeburgh ( best ever), Orford Castle,the pier at Southwold is great fun .Easton Farm Park worth a visit and Woodbridge is a nice little town

ShoeWhore Mon 11-Aug-14 23:09:33

Thanks - lots of great ideas here. Fingers crossed for good weather!

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BlueChampagne Tue 12-Aug-14 17:03:44

Bird watching/pond dipping at Minsmere
Picnic at Leiston abbey
Snape Maltings for retail therapy
Southwold for the beach huts and brewery
The Sailor in Orford down near the Quay was nice when we were there last year.
Beaches are mostly shingle - look for 'witch stones' (stones with holes in them)

emsyj Thu 14-Aug-14 09:34:13

We're heading to Southwold for a week on Saturday - was just about to post a similar request (altho our DCS are younger at 4 and 18mo). I like the look of the lido at Beccles, does anyone know how heated it is??

Lesuffolkandnorfolk Thu 14-Aug-14 10:23:53

The lido info is here. It is heated and has always been warm enough for us. We love it- a superb facility.

emsyj Thu 14-Aug-14 17:35:36

How warm would you say it needs to be to have a fun time at the lido Lesuffolk? Say 20 degrees? 25? Where we live there used to be several lidos (very very sadly they've all gone now sad but they were all unheated and filled with sea water - and have been closed since I was a child - so I can't fathom how warm a day it would need to be for the lido to be fun rather than, ahem, 'bracing'!!!

Lesuffolkandnorfolk Thu 14-Aug-14 21:51:37

It is as warm as most indoor pools I have used but obviously the air temp can vary. On a warm to hot day it is wonderful and on a cooler day, you'll be fine in the water (plenty warm enough) but you'll need towel around the shoulders when you get out.

They are pretty good about replying to emails or calls so you could always ring them to get a daily water temp?

emsyj Fri 15-Aug-14 10:55:48

I can't resist a lido, we'll just go - we'll take tons of towels to wrap up if needed. Really can't wait, nothing like swimming outdoors. smile

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