Days out for children in Suffolk

The stunning Suffolk coast is a great place to spend a day out with children as there are a lot of exciting and entertaining things to do and see. If you are looking for a thrilling family adventure why not start with some of our favourite activities, only few minutes’ drive away from us here at The Ship Inn.

Africa Alive

At Africa Alive you will be able to discover lions, giraffes, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals from the African continent. This is an opportunity for children to explore the sights and sounds of Africa. The spectacular centrepiece of Africa Alive is the “Plains of Africa”, a place where you can spot 5 species of African savannah animals. You can even enjoy a bird's eye view of the magnificent lions from the viewing point ‘Lookout Lodge'. Africa Alive is also home to many other amazing species. The park is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside so it also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife.
(13.1 miles from The Ship at Dunwich) 


The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail 

The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail is the perfect family day out for those who love exploring. Order your A5 size booklet online and you can complete the trail whenever you want. On this self-guided Treasure Trail you will explore the beautiful Aldeburgh and search the town for clues and then work out the answers in order to locate the ‘fictional treasure’. The clues are based on features around this seaside resort. You will find all the answers on plaques, monument and other signs as you follow the directions leading you along the route.
(12.2 miles from The Ship at Dunwich) 

The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail near The Ship at Dunwich
The Aldeburgh Treasure Trail 

Rendlesham Forest

Rendlesham Forest is a great place for walking and cycling. It has a number of activities available to keep your little ones busy, including play area, picnic site and bike hire. Hidden just a short walk into the woods, among the trees, you will find a tube slide, obstacle course, swings, zip-line and much more. If you like an adventure and feeling brave there is a spooky UFO trail to explore too.
(19.9 miles from The Ship at Dunwich) 


Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park 

Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park, set in Lowestoft, has rides and attractions that are suitable for all ages. If you’re a thrill seeker you’ll love the Wipeout with its top speed of 50 mph it is the most extreme roller coaster in East Anglia, or if you’re looking for something a little less daring, there is the go-karts or the Wave Breaker. There are also live animal entertainment and attractions such as the sea lion and parrot show.
(20.6 miles from The Ship at Dunwich) 

Pleasurewood Hills near The Ship at Dunwich
Go-karts at Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park is a great place if your children are animal lovers and enjoy exploring the outdoor. There are interactive farm fun events happening every day and include pony rides, hug a bunny, barrel bug and train rides. 
(19.5 miles from The Ship at Dunwich) 

Easton Farm Park near The Ship at Dunwich Easton Farm Park