Explore Suffolk

The glamp site is in the village of Earl Soham, just off the A1120. So while you may hear the odd vehicle, we’re within easy reach of many of Suffolk’s attractions.

There’s something to suit everyone – from the adventure junkies to those who like to take it a little easier.

Here are just a few examples…

Culture and Heritage

  • Framlingham Castle
  • The Lanman Museum, Framlingham
  • Leiston Film Theatre
  • The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge
  • Aldeburgh Cinema
  • Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge
  • Orford Castle, Orford
  • Parham Airfield Museum, Woodbridge
  • Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum, Woodbridge
  • Bentwaters Cold War Museum
  • Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum
  • Dunwich Museum
  • Thorington Theatre (outdoor)

Beach and Coastal resorts

For the beach bathers and shell collectors out there, Suffolk is renowned for its beautiful coastline and beaches. Truly spoilt for choice, with all of these within a 40- minute drive time:

    • Southwold
    • Aldeburgh
    • Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre and Beach
    • Sizewell
    • Thorpeness
    • Orford
    • Walberswick
    • Covehythe (a little further out, but worth a visit!)

Gardens, Woodlands and Trails

There’s so much rambling to be done here from beautiful gardens to wild woodlands and heath to marsh and coastal walks. Locally there are many footpaths around Framlingham, Saxstead, Badingham and Dennington to enjoy. Also, try:

    • Easton Farm Park
    • Helmingham Hall Gardens
    • The Walled Garden, Saxmundham
    • Framlingham Spy Mission Treasure Trail
    • RSPB Minsmere
    • Orford Ness Nature Reserve
    • Woodland Trust’s Pound Farm

Adventure and Sport

  • Suffolk Escape Room, Saxmundham
  • Iken Canoe, Aldeburgh
  • Congo Rapids Lost Adventure Golf, Woodbridge
  • Power Boat Trips, Southwold
  • Debden or Stradbroke Swimming Pool
  • Area 25 Skatepark, Ipswich
  • Suffolk Coast Sailing
  • Aldeburgh Yacht Club
  • Southwold Surf Beach School

Spa and Wellbeing

  • The Retreat at Framlingham
  • Potton Hall Spa 
  • Bathsheba, Woodbridge 

Shop

  • Framlingham – a charming town for a stroll around the shops, markets and historical attractions. A delicious range of restaurants, pubs and cafes.
  • Woodbridge – with a lovely range of independent shops and a farmer’s market 9am-1pm 2nd and 4th Saturday every month
  • Yoxford Antiques Centre
  • Marlesford Mill Antiques Centre

FESTIVAL

  • Gone to Earth Festival
  • Latitude Festival
  • Gardens, Woodlands and Trails
  • Framlingham Country Show
  • Red Rooster
  • Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival
  • The Festival of Classic & Sports Cars
  • Saxon and Viking Festival
  • Our Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival
  • Theatre in the Forest

Animals and Nature

  • Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, Stonham Apsal
  • Suffolk Wildlife Park
  • Saxtead Bottom Riding Stables
  • Oasis Camel Centre
  • The Suffolk punch Trust
  • Jimmy’s Farm
  • Easton Farm Park
  • Seal watching with Southwold Coastal Voyager and Traditional Charter 

Festivals and Events in 2022

Gone to Earth Festival

www.stonhambarns.co.uk/whats-on/gone-to-earth

15 – 17 July, a family friendly weekend of fun, fairies, and flowers. Bringing an alternative to the humdrum chaos of modern living. There will be excellent musicians and artists from near and far delivering traditional folk and medieval music with a modern twist.

Latitude Festival

www.latitudefestival.co.uk

Family-friendly festival 21 – 24 July, featuring music, film, comedy, theatre, cabaret, dance, poetry, literature and art. Over 700 performers, including Kaiser Chiefs, Rudimental and The Chemical Brothers.

folkeast

www.folkeast.co.uk

19 – 21 August, a family festival where first class music, art and curiosities are brought back to a field in Suffolk.

Framlingham Country Show

www.framcountryshow.co.uk

On Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 August, a packed weekend of family fun.

Red Rooster

www.redrooster.org.uk

2 – 4 June, a fun-filled family festival brimming with live music, family activities and amazing food and drink, inspired by the Deep South.

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk 

A celebration, 3 – 26 June of Suffolk’s thriving local food and drink scene.

The Festival of Classic & Sports Cars

www.helmingham.com/events/the-festival-of-classic-sports-cars/

7 August. One of the largest displays of classic & sports cars in East Anglia making a wonderful day out not just for the car enthusiast but the whole family.

Saxon and Viking Festival

https://www.stonhambarns.co.uk/whats-on/saxon-viking-festival-2022/

Held for one day on 15 October, this fantastic one-day event celebrates all things Viking and Saxon.

Our Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival

www.travelbeginsat40.com/event/our-bury-st-edmunds-food-drink-festival

28 – 29 August, the foodie fest will include celebrity cookery demonstrations in addition to around 120 stalls for foodies to sample a wide range of local produce. With an urban beach, farmers’ market, mini farm, Punch and Judy, and fairground rides, this is a Suffolk food and drink festival for all the family.

Theatre in the Forest

www.redrosechain.com/whats-on

A breath-taking production of 27 July – 20 August, Macbeth in one of the most stunning and atmospheric sites in the country, Sutton Hoo, with local food and ales on sale.

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