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Out & about in Suffolk

This is a bunch of our favourite things to do, or places to visit when on holiday in Suffolk.

We are often asked to recommend pubs, walks, beaches, places for afternoon tea etc, so we’ve pulled a whole load of our favourites together into one place. Effectively this page will give you enough to keep you occupied for your whole stay, whether it’s on one of our Barges, or in our Barns or Cottages.

Some of the things listed are nearer to one or the other. As we have a little 30-minute ‘Bermuda triangle’ of amazing places to visit between the Barns and both Barges, and you’re on holiday in Suffolk, then they are all doable wherever you are.

Eating and drinking | Shopping | Places to Visit | Activities

Eating and drinking

So many amazing places to eat & drink in our fair county. Here’s a whole bunch of our faves, from fish ‘n’ chips, to pubs, veggie & vegan, cafe’s and beyond. Just click on a link to read lots more.

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We’re really lucky to have a wealth of independent retailers in Suffolk, and this section highlights lots of them. From foodie emporiums, to talented artists. From superb local produce, and wonderful gifts, we’ve got you covered. Dive in.

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Places to visit

Culture innit? There are some wonderful destinations, all within easy reach of our Barns and Barges. Whether it’s stepping back in time you’re looking for, an amble on the beach, there’s a variety to choose from here, so put the kettle on, make a cuppa and wade in!

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To some, the very word ‘activities’ will burn calories, but whatever takes your fancy, from a short stroll round a lake, to 19 holes hitting a small defenceless golf ball, there’s something for everyone here.

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Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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all accommodation

Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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all accommodation

Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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at the barns

Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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all accommodation

Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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all accommodation

Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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all accommodation

Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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all accommodation

Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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all accommodation

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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on the barges

Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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