Moo Play Farm (9 miles)

On a beautiful farm, central to Southwold, Beccles, Bungay and Halesworth is the Ultimate farm adventure for children and adults. Our Play Barn has Softplay for toddlers and the BIG MOO playframe with Super slides for children up to 12 years old. We also offer a Party room, and a room for Discos and Karaoke. With underfloor heating throughout, you are guaranteed to stay warm whatever the weather.

Adventure Island Park (10 miles)

There is something for every kid from 0-12 years old, from the Pirate Pete's Pre-School Party, to the Disco and play party. There are football parties, paint parties and magical parties. Kids will have endless fun with this indoor adventure park.

Pleasurewood Hills (15 miles)

The regions biggest and best theme park, Pleasurewood Hills. 50-acre park set in beautiful coastal parkland we have something for all members of the family and all groups whether young or just young at heart. From adrenalin-fuelled white-knuckle thrill rides and coasters like Enigma, Wizzy Dizzy and Thunder Struck to white-water family favourites that are guaranteed to ‘cool you off’ including Timber Falls and the Wave Breaker. There’s even a great selection of fun rides for the kids.

Fritton Lake (18 miles)

This large park is situated around Fritton Lake, boasting outstanding scenery. There is something for all the family, a large play area, boat trips, golf course, garden and nature trails, fishing, pony rides, forts, assault courses, and animal guides. Makes a great day out!

Pleasure beach (23 miles)

Welcome to the Pleasure Beach Great Yarmouth - East Anglia's most popular tourist attraction, occupying a nine-acre seafront location. The main park itself has over 20 large rides as well as crazy golf courses, water attractions, kiddies rides and awe-inspiring white knuckle classics. In 2008 over 1.4 million people visited The Pleasure Beach, putting us in the top ten free entry amusement parks in the UK.

Eastern Farm Park (27 miles)

This award-winning attraction is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Deben river valley. The historic Victorian buildings offer a stunning backdrop to the fun and adventures to be had. Try to tame our mad pygmy goats, pat-a-pet, ride a pony, let off steam in the indoor soft playarea and outdoor adventure playground.

Beacon Rally Karts (29 miles)

A family run centre offering excitement with safety. All safety clothing and fully trained marshals included. We run strict non-contact circuits, with remote safety control.

Indoor Kart Racing (40 miles)

We have been established as the premier Indoor Karting track in Suffolk & East Anglia for sixteen years. Indoor Karting has to be experienced to be believed - imagine the thrill of competitive racing in an atmosphere of fun and excitement. All this and more is in store for you as soon as you step through the doors of our indoor race complex.

Big Dinosaur Adventure (44 miles)

Offering a fun-packed day of thrills and spills for children of all ages, there's something for every member of the family. As well as confronting our impressive dinosaurs, you can take part in a Scavenger Hunt, Track T-Rex, ride on our Raptor Racers, dig for fossils and follow the Dinosaur Trail and that's just for starters. You can also get a bite to eat at Dippy's Diner and visit our superb Gift Shop.

Things to do and see in the surrounding area

Nearby Places to visit Local things to do

Back to the main 'things to do and see' page, where you will find a list of local attractions in Southwold, including the Pier, Electric Picture Palace, Lighthouse, Voyager and Southwold Summer Theatre.
Nearby Places to visit Nearby places to visit

There are plenty of nearby towns and villages to visit. Nearby Blythburgh and across the river, Walberswick, the busy seaside towns of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth full of attractions, shops and things to do, or other similar places to Southwold such as Aldeburgh and Snape.
Local Walks Local walks

Southwold and the surrounding area is full of outstanding walks. We have put several recommended walks together with information on distance, and sights of interest along the route. These are just a small taster to the many walks.
Zoos and animal parks Zoos and animal parks

Looking for zoos and wildlife parks. The best local wildlife park is at nearby Kessingland "Africa Alive!", but there are plenty of smaller animal parks including Pettits farm animals for kids, Eastern Farm Park, and many more, for those interested in birds, try nearby Minsmere nature reserve.
Family attractions Family attractions

For family attractions, the two biggest are Pleasurewood Hills between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, and Pleasurebeach in Great Yarmouth. Both towns are packed with attractions and things to do such as mini-golf, bowling and sports attractions.

Arts and Craft Arts and Crafts

For all arts and crafts including art exhibitions, pottery and antiques. These include Lowestoft Arts Centre, Henstead Art and Craft Centre, Teapot Pottery in Debenham, and the Henry Watsons Potteries near Diss, There are plenty more in Suffolk and Norfolk.
House and Gardens House and Gardens

There are plenty of halls, and gardens to view in the area. The Walled Garden of Saxmundham, Exotic gardens of Aldeburgh, Wyken Hall, Melford Hall, Helmingham Hall and Gardens, Ickworth House, park and gardens, Otley Hall and Yoxford antique centre gardens
Museums and History Museums and History

Apart from the Museums of Southwold, there are many other places of interest including, Mid-Suffolk light Railway museum, Sutton Hoo, West Stow anglo saxon village, East Anglia transport museum, The National Horseracing Museum, The Long Shop Museum and Halesworth Airfield, memorial museum.
Other River trips

Southwold is not far from the Norfolk Broads, where you will find plenty of boat hire companies, offering single day hire, or short breaks. The Norfolk Broads offers outstanding scenery, spectacular wildlife and plenty of places to moor up and visit.