Suffolk Escape News

Hear it from the children…
Aug 31, 2018

Hear it from the children…

We love hearing from our guests – whether it’s getting feedback on places they’ve visited, recommendations for new venues/activities/eateries to share with other guests or simply listening to the wonderful experiences they’ve had while holidaying in Suffolk. It brings a smile to our face and helps us make experiences for future guests even more fulfilling.

We get lots of opportunities to chat to our guests  but were delighted to be able to catch up with the children of a family staying in our Sheepyard Barn to find out what activities families enjoy while staying here in Suffolk during the holidays. These guests certainly packed a lot into their stay!


Below are some of the places that the family visited, hopefully they will give you some ideas and you will find something that looks up your ally.

Beacon Rally Karts

Beacon Rally Karts has been run by the Abbott family since it opened in 2002 – that’s nearly 9 years of individual people turning up ready to race, thousands of parties, corporate days out, stag and hen do’s, birthday parties and work parties. They’ve all met us and come back.



A wonderful mix of family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping – something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere you’ll wish to find on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.


Duxford Imperial War Museum

Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.


Empire Cinema

See the latest movies in this new cinema with 2D, 3D, 4D, reclining chairs, sofas, vibrating chairs and even the latest in film water “experiences”. The auditoriums are small, some only seating 12 people…good popcorn, snacks and even a pints of Adnams beer for the adults! A place where history and heritage is complemented by award-winning fabulous cuisine, events and attractions for all the family. The Wool Towns region includes five of the most picturesque places in the East of England – Clare, Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford and Sudbury as well as shining a light on the beauty of the surrounding towns and villages.


Super Bowl

We are proud to host 12 state of the art lanes. Enjoy the latest scoring system along with bumpers and ramps which are provided to make ten-pin bowling more enjoyable and engaging than ever. We keep prices low at Superbowl UK Ipswich. After all, quality family time shouldn’t break the bank.


Orford Castle

Discover one of England’s most complete and unusual keeps, at this fascinating visitor attraction in Suffolk. The unique polygonal tower keep of Orford Castle stands beside the pretty town and former port, which Henry II also developed here. The castle is remarkably intact allowing visitors to explore from the basement, through the lower and upper halls to the roof where there are magnificent views seaward to Orford Ness. Around the rooms is a maze of passages leading to the chapel, kitchen and other chambers in the turrets.