May half-term in Suffolk

There are lots of opportunities at National Trust places in Suffolk for kids to get messy, muddy and back in touch with nature this May half-term. Here are some of our favourite places to go for a wild family day out.

Pond Dipping at Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath 

Get back in touch with nature and go in search of bugs and pond creatures at Dunwich Heath. Why not join us on 27 May for our 50 Thing-a-thon? We'll be doing as many 50 things activities as we can, from catching water scorpions to finding stag beetles. What will you discover?

Young boy looking at bug

Flatford 

If you're planning to visit Flatford this half-term, call into our Visitor Centre to pick up a family activity pack to help you make the most of exploring the area. We're also organising a special nature day on 29 May with the RSPB and Field Studies Centre, where families can get their hands dirty discovering more about the wild side of Flatford.

Children climbing a tree

Ickworth 

Celebrate spring with craft activities in Ickworth's West Wing Gallery and if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not become a nature detective with the help of our family explorer pack that you can pick up from Porters Lodge on your arrival?

Child in Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall 

Discover some of the intriguing stories from the characters connected with Lavenham Guildhall. There’s dressing up clothes to try on and a children’s trail to enjoy this half-term.

Visitors on the roof of the 'bomb ballistics' building at Orford Ness, Suffolk

Orford Ness 

A top secret military testing site, Orford Ness is certainly a different experience when choosing your next family day out. Become a spy for the day with our children's spy trail, pick up your booklet before heading across to this secret 'island' by boat.

Sutton Hoo Boy and Helmet

Sutton Hoo 

There's plenty of space at Sutton Hoo to create your own fun during the day, whether that's pretending to be an Anglo-Saxon warrior or exploring the work, story and mark left behind by the land army girls.

Every family day out helps us care for special places for half-terms to come

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