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Athelington Hall Farm Lodges
Suffolk
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Athelington Hall Farm Lodges are beautifully located in the Suffolk countryside offering a relaxing setting for a family lodge holiday or romantic lodge weekend. The lodges are well appointed around the attractively landscaped site which has a tranquil feel and plenty of open space for children to play. This charming corner of Suffolk has much to offer including market towns, sumptuous restaurants and traditional villages. Families may enjoy a day trip to nearby Africa Alive which has plenty of ...
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Athelington Primrose 1
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Sleeps 2
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Athelington Primrose 1
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Sleeps 2
Hot Tub
Brand new for 2018. Luxury lodge with one double with freestanding bath. Kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Open plan lounge. Sauna. Verandah with sunken outdoor hot tub. No pets.
3 Nights
£625.00
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Athelington Primrose 2
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Sleeps 4
Pets 1
Hot Tub
Athelington Primrose 2
Fri 27th Jul 2018
Sleeps 4
Pets 1
Hot Tub
Brand new for 2018. Luxury lodge with one double with ensuite shower and one twin. Bath. Sauna. Additional sleeping for two in the lounge area. Verandah with sunken outdoor hot tub.
3 Nights
£685.00
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Athelington Hall Farm Lodges

Athelington Hall Farm Lodges are beautifully located in the Suffolk countryside offering a relaxing setting for a family lodge holiday or romantic lodge weekend. The lodges are well appointed around the attractively landscaped site which has a tranquil feel and plenty of open space for children to play.

This charming corner of Suffolk has much to offer including market towns, sumptuous restaurants and traditional villages. Families may enjoy a day trip to nearby Africa Alive which has plenty of attractions to please adults and children alike.

There are several lodge types to choose from and all have central heating and double glazing to ensure that they are cosy all year round. Each lodge also has a verandah with furniture where guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful views.

Athelington Lodges sleep 4-6 and offer excellent value for money. The comfortable lodges have recently been refurnished and afford panoramic countryside views. Athelington Lodges Plus also have the addition of a private hot tub. Elite Lodges are ideal for couples and feature a beautiful master bedroom, sauna and outdoor hot tub. Elite 2 Lodges were new in 2010 and sleep 4 people. These contemporary lodges have one double and one twin bedroom and a private hot tub.

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  • Shared outdoor hot tub
  • Sauna*
  • Fishing in the moat
  • Games room
  • Children's play area
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  • These well situated lodges are double glazed and centrally heated for year round comfort.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD
  • Kitchen including microwave
  • Bath and shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Garden furniture
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs free of charge
  • Pets £20pw each (max 1 in specific Athelington Elite 2 only)
  • (max 2 in Athelington Lodge only)
  • All non smoking accommodation
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Harold
Excellent lodge, high standard. Quiet site in beautiful surroundings, definitely somewhere to go again.
Karen, Sheffield
Date of stay: 6th July 2018
Fantastic value for money. We were on a family moon with our son and daughter-in-law and grandson following their wedding. Plus 2 dogs. Plenty of room for all and the hot tub was a real bonus
Michelle, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 18th June 2018
great for relaxing and exploring the area.
Angela
Date of stay: 18th June 2018
Brilliant all round!
Kelly, Bedfordshire
Date of stay: 4th June 2018
Brilliant, well equipped, comfortable and spacious
Adam, Norfolk
Date of stay: 30th April 2018
Fantastic break, lovely and quiet and relaxed
Sally, Kent
Date of stay: 30th April 2018
Wonderful time
Lisa, Northampton
Date of stay: 16th April 2018
Had a long weekend with a group of friends. Really impressed with the lodges. Well kitted out and the hot tub was amazing. Walks to do close by but need a car to get to other things. Great for a chilled out break
Ann, Norwich
Date of stay: 6th April 2018
Lovely time had by all , would return and recommend!
Tracy, Hornchurch Essex
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
This is the 2nd time we have visited & we will go again looking forward to trying the new lodges this year, very helpful staff, lodges are well maintained, all bed linen is provided, clean & pet friendly the hot tubs are great especially in the snow when it's -10 out but 40 in the hot tub.
Julie, Essex
Date of stay: 29th January 2018
The lodge was fully equiped with all utensils, Hot tub was lovely but the cover kept coming off in the wind not fitted properly making hot tub quite cool.
Cream carpet not a good idea in the pets wellcome lodge.
Michelle, Cambridge
Date of stay: 29th January 2018
We will be back, just maybe the only suggestion wifi. Not at its best.
Audrey, Colchester
Date of stay: 12th January 2018
The only comment I have to mar a great holiday is that I struggled to lock and unlock the front door, brilliant in every other way
Sarah, Leicester
Date of stay: 5th January 2018
Lovely peaceful break. Will be returning.
Gemma, Hull
Date of stay: 3rd January 2018
Lovely place , peaceful and left to enjoy our hol. Hot tub great lodge brilliant ( couldn't figure out the dryer ) shores and pubs and takeaways 10-15 min drive. Games room needs some tlc nothing else really we would go bk again
Pat, Essex
Date of stay: 20th November 2017
Relaxing stay in a well equipped lodge. Fifth time here and will return.
Rebecca, Rugby
Date of stay: 13th November 2017
The sofa and sofa bed need replacing.
Susan, Crawley
Date of stay: 30th October 2017
Fantastic lodge, well equipped with a really comfortable bed. The hot tub and sauna were brilliant, very relaxing.
Deborah, Leeds
Date of stay: 20th October 2017
Everything about our stay was brilliant, especially the hot tub and the peacefulness.

The sofas were a little tired compared to the rest of the lodge but were still comfy.

The beds were very comfy, I don't usually sleep when I am away but had no problem here.

It was great to have a bath in the main bathroom and an ensuite shower in the master bedroom.

I wasn't expecting any facilities at all but there was a nice games room with table tennis, air hockey, darts etc.

We all loved our stay, and it was great that the dog could run close to the lodge.
Anita, Wolverhampton
Date of stay: 15th September 2017
Loved it can't wait to go back next year
Julie, Cambridge
Date of stay: 4th September 2017
Will be back!
Kerry, Ipswich
Date of stay: 4th September 2017
Super relaxing weekend break is quiet surroundings
Panna, Worsley
Date of stay: 11th August 2017
Lovely place, little changes required in the lodge. Such as faulty kettle and very uncomfy sofa but overall nice lodges.
Christine, Hythe, Kent
Date of stay: 23rd June 2017
Lovely break in quiet location.
Gary, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 9th June 2017
Everything was supplied that was needed
Karen, Dartford
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
As much as it's nice to get away from everything stringer wifi would be good. Sometimes you need to be in contact with work/family and with no signal anywhere the wifi was really poor. But it wouldn't stop me coming back.
Sarah, Bexleyheath, Kent
Date of stay: 14th April 2017
Amazing accommodation. Home from home.
Lisa, Wimbledon
Date of stay: 7th April 2017
Perfect relaxing break! Hot tub and sauna helped make it perfect
Tom, Canvey Island, Essez
Date of stay: 24th March 2017
Clean and Tidy, few grubby marks hence the 8. But generally very pleasant and well quipped.
Jo, York
Date of stay: 24th March 2017
Some of the decoration and soft furnishings showed their age.
Trevor, Weston,herts
Date of stay: 17th March 2017
comfortable furnishings, plenty of knives/forks/spoons/plates/cups etc. Will visit again delighted that the front entrance had a gate so it was possible to sit there and not worry about small dog getting out .
Richard, Surrey
Date of stay: 17th March 2017
Almost perfect. One of the sofas was lumpy but since there were two it didn't matter.
A really silly thing was that the plates provided were too large to go into the dishwasher, but that didn't matter at all. Really excellent overall.
Kerry
Date of stay: 27th January 2017
Lodge was really well equipped with everything you need. Central heating worked extremely well. The location is set away for a peaceful break but within driving distance of shops and pubs.
Esther, Llanelli
Date of stay: 13th January 2017
It was better than expected would recommend to family and friends perfect place to relax .
he hottub was great .
Lynette, Aylesbury
Date of stay: 9th January 2017
Everything you need in the lodge.
Hot tub an added bonus.
Very comfortable.
Joanna, Herbe Bay
Date of stay: 30th December 2016
Already booked to come back and cried when we left. Perfect get away from the rat race and wonderful for families to spend quality time together away from gadgets wifi n gizmos. Beautiful lodge beautiful sunrises and sunsets hot tub fab and best Christmas ever. Thank you!
Sarah, Medway
Date of stay: 28th November 2016
Great as expected stayed many times before.
Susan, Clacton On Sea
Date of stay: 31st October 2016
We love it here keep coming back we have been here 7 times we will b back in 2017 !! It's everything we want as a family dog walking relaxing and a hot tub ..
Leanne, Essex
Date of stay: 28th October 2016
The lodge is lovely, the owners are very helpful when we needed them (we had a little issue with the hot tub and they were straight onto it, so it was fixed really quickly). All in all, we had a great time and will definitely return - in fact we have already booked our next stay!
Lisa, Lawford
Date of stay: 26th September 2016
The lodge was perfect.had everything in it we needed and was spotless
Becky, Leicester
Date of stay: 9th September 2016
The lodge was clean, spacious, with some nice little touches such a soaps, towels etc. The hot tub and sauna were wonderful. Very modern accommodation in a lovely surrounding.
Karen, Hertfordshire
Date of stay: 22nd July 2016
Lovely lodge and plenty big enough for 6 adults.
Sam
Date of stay: 7th March 2016
We really enjoyed our stay. it was nice a quite, which was perfect to relax. Even more so with the added bonus of the hot tub. The lodge was a little worn in a few places but perfectly acceptable and lovely and warm for us on arrival. We would defiantly stay here again.
Kim, Ely
Date of stay: 7th March 2016
Would be nicer if the Hot tubs were closer to the lodge
Sharon, Colchester
Date of stay: 12th February 2016
Lodge lovely and comfortable, all the amenities you needed, sauna and juazzi lovely. Lodge could do with a redecoration inside and out.
Wifi not good even though the nearer to reception the best reception you should get. Not the case , we couldn't be closer if we tried !!
Thomas, Waterlooville, Hampshire
Date of stay: 8th February 2016
I stayed in Cedar lodge and can happily say I was pleasantly surprised when I first walked in. This really was the ideal get away.

I switched my mobile off and enjoyed 3 nights of peace and tranquillity. Laying in the hot tub looking up the huge sky full of stars was amazing, then out into the cold and walk into the sauna!

Perfect!

Cant wait to go back.
Kelsey, Essex
Date of stay: 8th February 2016
Perfect break away
Alison, Cambridge
Date of stay: 8th February 2016
Lovely quiet site to stay on
Staff friendly.
Lovely clean cabins.
Look forward to going back in July.
Shelly, Luton
Date of stay: 1st February 2016
Lovely place exactly as described will return
Gemma, Essex
Date of stay: 25th January 2016
Amazing place highly recommend
Tina, Mersea Island, Colchester
Date of stay: 22nd January 2016
Was a last minute holiday, staff were friendly and very helpful. We got there early but our lodge was ready. Lodge was lovely, very clean had everything we needed. Hot tub was fantastic even in January. Our doggie loved it too. Will be going back again soon.
Carla, Riseley, Bedford
Date of stay: 30th December 2015
A well maintained and comfortable, cosy lodge.
Nicola, Yorkshire
Date of stay: 27th December 2015
Fantastic lodge. Loved it! Lots of space and comfort with everything there you could need.
Zoe, Stowmarket
Date of stay: 30th November 2015
Very happy with my stay again. Only problem we had is the oven was not very good for cooking and our hot tub was not working properly but overall very nice and clean I will return again :)
Lorraine
Date of stay: 27th November 2015
TLC needed on accommodation. Beautiful place though.
Sarah, Plumstead
Date of stay: 27th November 2015
Great lodge for a couple
Hannah
Date of stay: 20th November 2015
4th time back over 12 months and what can I say it is just fantastic I could not say a bad word about athlington hall farm. You get left alone it's so peaceful and relaxing. See you again soon I should imagine :)
Sherry, Croydon Surrey
Date of stay: 13th November 2015
Well equipped log cabin only needed to take food..
Steven, Suffolk
Date of stay: 6th November 2015
You cannot fault anything.
Valerie, Billericay
Date of stay: 2nd November 2015
The accommodation was great. .clean and comfortable
Stuart
Date of stay: 26th October 2015
Very pleasing experience and time. Thanks
Sufi, London
Date of stay: 14th September 2015
Loved it. Will be going again.
Clive, Horley
Date of stay: 14th September 2015
With this lodge you have both Bathroom and Hotub but there is nowhere in the cabin to hang towels to dry. Neither are there any shelves in both Bathrooms to store toiletries but there is room on walls for shelves.
Tracey, Dunstable
Date of stay: 7th August 2015
Excellent holiday home, very clean and looked like a show home when we first arrived. Very enjoyable and would like to return again in the future.
Louise, Dartford
Date of stay: 31st July 2015
Lodge was lovely, furniture and fittings looked great. Only downside was the number of wasps, it wasn't very sunny when we stayed so we didn't need to keep the french doors open but as soon as we opened a window the wasps came in,I dread to think what it would be like in the warm weather with the doors open, that was the only criticism but fine if you don't mind wasps!
Derek, Sunderland
Date of stay: 17th July 2015
The lodge was comfortable, clean, and tidy and no complaints as I've paid more for less in the past.

A return leg on the fencing beside the hot tub would give a little privacy from the road.
Karyn, Lancashire
Date of stay: 10th July 2015
Love it will be going back .we stayed at the hazel cabin
R, Suffolk
Date of stay: 15th June 2015
Fantastic relaxing break away!!!
Tamsin
Date of stay: 8th June 2015
We really enjoyed our stay at Athelington Hall Farm. The hot tub was the largest I've been in and there were printed menus for local restaurants which meant we could make a really informed decision about where to go. I also loved the positioning of the hot tub as you can easily be completely private. Some people commented that having no covering on it isn't great in rainy weather, we loved it though as it means you can lie in it and look straight up at the stars which is really magical! A couple of small improvements: windows were a bit dirty and one towel each isn't really enough as you need a separate one for hot tub and shower because of the chlorine. Our quilt cover wasn't in great shape either, all ripped down one side and half of another, looked like it had needed to be replaced for a while. Tip: take some food with you if you don't want to eat out all the time as take away isn't great in the area, everything is very far away apart from a cash-only chinese which is fine. Overall, I would stay again as the lodge was beautifully laid out and we had a wonderful time.
Virginia
Date of stay: 8th June 2015
Great holiday
Barbara, Essex
Date of stay: 5th June 2015
We enjoyed our stay at athelington elite 2 very much it was home from home, with every comfort you could need. The hot tub was amazing and we made good use of it. Very clean accommodation. We did not realize however how remote it was, but we enjoyed the walks with the dog very much.The farm dogs became a bit of a nuisance every day, barking and annoying our dog, however would definitely go back.
Samantha, London/hackney
Date of stay: 1st May 2015
Blinds in kitchen area could do with a good clean.
P
Date of stay: 24th April 2015
A very good get away break Hot tub was fab,plenty of outside chairs and table for outside dining etc., Lodge was very good and clean Ideal location for peace and quiet.
Beth, Ipswich
Date of stay: 20th April 2015
Lovely lodge! Can't wait to come back!
Ian, Doncaster
Date of stay: 17th April 2015
HAD A PROBLEM AT FIRST BUT WAS DEALT WITH INSTANTLY GREAT PLACE PEACE AND QUIET
Penny, Brentwood
Date of stay: 13th April 2015
A really lovely holiday. Peace and quiet. A cosy, well equipped lodge. Days out by the sea and in Bury. We had family suppers, lots of chat, relaxed in the hot tub (often). We didn't switch the TV on at all. A real unwind.
Marissa, Crowborough
Date of stay: 3rd April 2015
Beautifully clean. Spacious and felt luxurious with everything that we could need. Lovely views of countryside. Hot tub was great!
Adrienn
Date of stay: 30th March 2015
Lovely would definitely stay there again
Mary, Romford
Date of stay: 30th March 2015
Cleanliness is very good, just compared to some other sites it isn't polished. Missed having a freezer / dishwasher, although there is a large freezer on the site for use.
This did not spoil our break, it was lovely.
Sarah, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 27th March 2015
Absolutely beautiful
M
Date of stay: 23rd March 2015
I loved the layout of everything, it looked beautiful inside and out. The beds where so comfortable that I didn't want to get out of them. I was so happy with how clean everything was!

We loved every minute of our stay!!!!
Emma, Braintree Essex
Date of stay: 16th March 2015
Great location, great accommodation. Would highly recommend it hear. Myself, hubby, 3 boys and dog love it hear, already booked up for 2016.
Susan
Date of stay: 23rd February 2015
We will be back again
Susan, Lowestoft
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
Loved the hot tub. Great value for money. There was no dishwasher, but if you consider the price I am not complaining. I'd rather keep the price good and do a bit of washing up.
Sharon, Lincolnshire
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
Lovely place to stay. My best friend and I meet up for an annual holiday with our children once a year. The children's age 6, 7 and 10. We all loved the hot tub and wifi to. The girl and her father running the place were very helpful and lovely, family run business. Great place for catching up and getting away. Thank you lodge was AMAZING X
Jaimie, Kent
Date of stay: 20th February 2015
Change the washing machine for a dishwasher!
Philip, Benfleet
Date of stay: 13th February 2015
Loved the sauna and hot tub
Teresa, Westcliff-on-sea
Date of stay: 27th December 2014
Very clean and lots of modern appliances to make your stay as good as possible
Linda, Chelmsford
Date of stay: 27th December 2014
Could do with a couple of extra hooks or towel rails in bathrooms to dry wet towels and swimwear. Needs a shower curtain in bathroom too otherwise all was good.
Alex
Date of stay: 21st November 2014
Ash where we stayed was lovely, extremely clean and tidy, with all the utensils, fixtures and equipment we could need. Had a lovely view over the fields being the last cabin. And the hot tub will be sorely missed each evening.
Samantha, Wythall
Date of stay: 14th November 2014
Shame about the broken dishwasher!
Samantha
Date of stay: 20th October 2014
Amazing accommodation , they thought of everything
Tracey, Luton
Date of stay: 17th October 2014
Lodge was lovely. Had a problem with hot tub on first night but they came and fixed it within 10 minutes
Michael, Northampton
Date of stay: 6th October 2014
The accommodation was better than I expected, looking in the visitors book it appears some people are not used to a gas oven. Couldn't really ask for more.
Lucy, Littleport
Date of stay: 3rd October 2014
Would definately recommend to all my family and friends to stay.
Geoff, Coventry
Date of stay: 3rd October 2014
Location and the interior of the lodge were good, as shown above, but the hot tub wasn't as good as others we have had. The cover didnt fit properly and one half sagged, and it took ages to heat up after arrival. Also one set of patio doors were broken( tied up with a curtain tie). Carpets were badly stained also.
Marie, Motherwell
Date of stay: 18th July 2014
Very nice holiday accommodation.
Confirmed Purchaser, Felixstowe
Date of stay: 13th June 2014
Lodge was very comfortable and clean
Sue, Grays
Date of stay: 13th June 2014
Holiday cottage was very good our only complaint is the beds are defiantly past there sell by date and the oven could have done with a clean. I would nevertheless be more than happy to come again.
Lesley, Sittingbourne
Date of stay: 2nd June 2014
the shelf inside the fridge door had broken off and we had to move the salad boxes so we could put a 2 pint milk carton in the fridge. the hot tub didn't work on one side until my husband fiddled about with the vents and although we were told to go to the farm house if we would like to purchase and pork sausages etc, when we went there we couldn't find anyone around apart from the dogs.
Valerie, Aylesbury
Date of stay: 30th May 2014
The kitchen units need attension.
S, Peterborough
Date of stay: 26th May 2014
Apart from heat damaged cupboards in the kitchen (which caused sharp edges) the lodge was lovely. A gate would have been good at the top of the decking but we compromised with put chairs across it. The lodge was comfortable, warm and clean and the setting was superb.
Rachael, Bury St Edmunds
Date of stay: 26th May 2014
Fantastic accommodation.
Simon, Leicester
Date of stay: 26th May 2014
Very nice, fitted to a high quality finish.
Gemma, Cambridge
Date of stay: 23rd May 2014
Lodge was very comfortable and clean and had everything we needed. One small observation is with new curtains the lodge would be transformed as very old and tired looking, but didn't affect our holiday.
C, Sutton Coldfield.
Date of stay: 25th April 2014
We actually upgraded to Elite 2 so review is for that and can't comment on Elite 1. I assume this would be of an equal standard.
Stephen, Braintree, Essex
Date of stay: 11th April 2014
All the accommodation needed was a nest of table for drinks and such when using Sofa's as when using the sofa bed the coffee table needed to be moved to an area which was unstable.

O and a cloths horse for drying cloths / swim ware from using the hot tub.
Jeffrey, Peacehaven East Sussex
Date of stay: 31st January 2014
Very clean comfortable for two. Sauna great along with Hot tub. Slight problem with Wifi the cabin was at the end of the booster range but if we had been closer I am sure it would have been fine. Owners friendly and sausages tasty.
Philippa, Bishops Stortford
Date of stay: 20th December 2013
Amazing accommodation!! Loved it! Perfect mini moon!!
Adam
Fantastic weekend. Accommodation clean and tidy and such a lovely location
Mellissa
Good place. Enjoyed it. Would have been perfect if it didn't rain the whole time.
Sally
We had a wonderful peaceful time in the middle of no where which is what we were after. WiFi in the Lodges would have made the holiday perfect and communicating with love ones at home or downloading a movie to watch was impossible.
Lisa
Had a long weekend with a group of friends. Really impressed with the lodges. Well kitted out and the hot tub was amazing. Walks to do close by but need a car to get to other things. Great for a chilled out break 😊
Ann
Lovely clean lodges and hot tub a bonus ! Area beautiful and remote . Shame games room was a little shabby .. but everything else perfect !
Julie
We had a lovely long weekend at Athelington Hall farm lodges, the hot tub was great, lodges were lovely and clean, we will definitely return.
Matthew
Wonderful place to stay nice and relaxing
Lynn
Loved it. Very quiet. Hot tub and lodge perfect and great value for a mini break. Not much to actual do on site other than lovely walks, relaxing a peace and quiet. Trying to rebook already but all full ( not surprised)
John
We stayed in the Oak original lodge. It was very clean and warm and the hot tub was lovely. We used to stay in the Forest Holiday lodges but they have really put up the prices, so we chose this and glad we did. Knocked off 1 star because the games room could do with a bit of tlc. The sofa bed looked brand new and was comfy. Central heating worked well. Yes, the Forest Holiday lodges are bigger and plusher but they are almost twice the price. These lodges are excellent value and are family friendly. I would definitely return.
Charlotte and Daniel
It was mine and my partners first holiday together and it was just perfect from start to finish. The staff were so helpful, the games room was fun and the hot tub was just amazing! The location was stunning. The lodge itself was lovely and we really cannot wait to come again. We could not rate this holiday more highly!
Shirley
The lodge was super comfy and all we needed was provided
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Fun Days Out near Athelington Hall Farm Lodges

about 8 Miles
This amazing owl sanctuary located in the Stowmarket area of Suffolk should be high on your list of places to visit in the area.  The attraction is also a registered charity and carries out important work in the care & rehabilitation of owls from the region.  The sanctuary also raises awareness of owl conservation throughout the UK.  Between April and the end of September there are two superb flying displays each day so you should try and make your visit coincide with one of these displays if you can.
about 13 Miles
This award winning wildlife attraction has much to offer both families and couples looking for a fun and educational day out.  You can discover a whole wild world of animals with over 1000 different animals from around the world. You will probably want to try and spend the whole day here so you don's miss out on anything.  Highlights include the amazing animals presentation, the birds of prey display and the feeding talks, all of which take place at set times of the day.  This attraction is fantastic value for money and highly recommended.  Their latest event is the Snow Leopard Club Naming Auction and there has recently been a baby giraffe born at the zoo.
about 21 Miles
Africa Alive is one of Suffolk's largest attractions and one of the most popular in the whole of the UK.  The Africa themed park is very unique and gives visitors the chance to see some amazing creatures in a habitat which is as close to nature as possible. The park can be explored by car and on foot and Hyenas and Giraffes are just some of the animals you will encounter as you make your way around the park. Watch out for the lightning fast Cheetahs and keep your eyes peeled to spot the more reclusive creatures. During a day at Africa Alive there will be plenty of shows and educational talks taking place and if the weather turns then the indoor Adventure Play Ground comes in very handy. The site also has a well stocked Gift Shop and a Discovery Centre.  
about 22 Miles
We love this attraction in Scoulton, Norfolk with a great collection of animals.  Children and adults alike have the chance to get hands on with the animals in the special handling areas.  On rainy days there is always the indoor play area for the little ones and when it's time for a bite to eat the cafe on the farm is open all day selling drinks and snacks.  Hot food is available over lunch times.
about 25 Miles
Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park is an amazing 50 acres area of stunning coastal parkland and is packed with family friendly rides and attractions. This park is an excellent choice for families with children of varied ages as there are a number of small rides for the little ones as well as some adrenaline boosting white knuckle rides for teenagers. As well as rides the site hosts some fantastic shows including the ever popular Sea Lion and Parrot encounters. At Halloween, Christmas and Easter other themed shows can also be enjoyed.  The site also has a good range of places to eat and drink whether you are looking to spend a leisurely hour relaxing with a meal or just grab a quick snack.
about 25 Miles
The National Trust Ickworth House, Park & Gardens is a Beautiful 1800 acre country estate with many attractions including a fantastic adventure playground for the children and a range of nature trails which the whole family will enjoy. The site also has a family friendly cycle route a gift shop and a small café
about 29 Miles
This fun family day out has been well planned and we think is certainly worth a visit.  New for 2010 is the PrimEvil at Dinosaur Adventure.  Other fun activities include the Dinosaur Trail, Arachnophobia, the Raptor Races and the adventure play area.  The secret animal garden is also popular.  You can play a role in wildlife conservation and sponsor an animal if you wish.  At the moment if you sign up for their newsletter there is a chance to win a family ticket.
about 30 Miles
Bewilderwood is a fun day out for the whole family located in the Wroxham area of Norfolk.  This imaginative adventure park has won awards and we think kids especially will love the characters and the magical tree houses. You can even book your ticket online and beat the queues by visiting their website where you can also view video clips of the park. This place is also the setting for the book 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood', by local children's author Tom Blofeld.  Parents are not left out either as you're encouraged to take part and play alongside your children.
about 34 Miles
Colchester Zoo is a fantastic place to visit with something for all the family.  Wander around and see the array of animals in excellent habitats.  Don't forget to visit the Leopards at Ussuri Falls, this new expansion can be located opposte the White Tiger Valley and the Medellin Momkeys.  Other popular areas of the zoo include Tiger Taiga, Chimp World and Wallaby Walkabout.   Look out for special events throughout the year such as Shriek Week on Halloween.  If you book tickets online you can obtain a discount of 10% and are also fast tracked on entry to the zoo - a great idea in the school holidays.
about 35 Miles
This is a museum with a difference and a must see if you are into horse racing.  You can take guided tours around the museum or choose to wander round yourself admiring the exhibits.  New for 2010 is a Junior Fun Tour which is ideal for children.  Simply ask the gallery staff for a Fun Tour pack when you enter the museum and kids can answer questions and spot clues and tips on the way round.  One of the most popular recent exhibitions is the Thoroughbred: State of the Art exhibition in Gallery 5 on until 31st October.  Check out their websites for the latest exhibitions.
about 39 Miles
if you and your family are interested in nature and wildlife then Pensthorpe Nature Reserve & Gardens is the perfect place for a day out. This beautiful area of national parkland is home to a huge range of common and rare birds from sparrows to Red Crowned Cranes and also has a red squirrel enclosure - part of a conservation programme and now home to a family of adorable squirrels. Other activities to enjoy at Pensthorpe include pond dipping and Landrover discovery tours. Pensthorpe also played host to BBC'S Springwatch in 2010.