May half-term in Suffolk

The places we care for in Suffolk offer great opportunities to have fun with the family. Here are a few of our favourite spots to have a fun filled 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?

Child building a woodland den


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've got possibly the best bridge in Suffolk for playing pooh sticks, which is one of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾ or perhaps you'd like to give geocaching a go?

Children climbing a tree


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?

Boy dressing up in a Tudor costume at Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham Guildhall 

Discover some of the intriguing stories from the characters connected with Lavenham Guildhall this half-term. There’s dressing up clothes to try on and a host of intriguing medicinal recipes to look out for, that were once used to treat the ailments of those living in the workhouse here.

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.

Thegns of Mercia at Sutton Hoo

Summer fun at the Hoo!

Calling all adventurers! Join us for a marvellous array of activities this summer from re-enactments to real life archaeology, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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

Thanks to you, when you join, donate, visit or volunteer, your support helps us to look after special places for ever, for everyone.