Parks & Playgrounds in Suffolk

 
Abbey Gardens Bury St. Edmunds
1 review 3-Dec-13 to 3-Dec-15
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Bordered by the River Lark, the award-winning Abbey Gardens were first laid out as a Botanic Garden in 1831. In addition to the formal layout of the central area, here you can...

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Clare Castle Country Park Clare
1 review 3-Dec-13 to 3-Dec-15

Calre Country Park is unique in having the remains of a Victorian railway station located within the grounds of what was once a Norman 'Motte and Bailey' Castle. In addition to...

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East Town Park Countryside Centre Haverhill
3-Dec-13 to 3-Dec-15
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East Town Park Countryside Centreis a country park to the east of Haverhill on the very edge of town. The 38 acre park is the centre for a network of footpaths that extend around...

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Go Ape! Thetford Brandon
2 reviews 11-Dec-13 to 11-Dec-15

Set in the heart of Britain's largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is in 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. Our Tree...

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Knettishall Heath Country Park Thetford
17-Dec-13 to 17-Dec-15

In summer, common lizards bask in open, sunny spots on the heath and skylarks sing above the gently swaying grasses. Foxglove and bramble grow under the shade of the tree canopy. ...

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Wolves Wood RSPB Reserve Hadleigh
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16

This reserve is one of the few remnants of the ancient woodland that used to cover East Anglia. The RSPB manages it using the traditional method of coppicing (a special way of...

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Landgard -Suffolk Wildlife Trust Felixstowe
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16
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Covering approximately 33 hectares (81 acres) this shingle spit on the southern tip of Suffolk's stunning coastline offers a variety of flora and fauna. Unusual and rare plants,...

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RSPB Minsmere Saxmundham
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16
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There's so much to see and hear at Minsmere: splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds breeding and calling in on their migrations, shy wildlife like otters, the...

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Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre Dunwich
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16

Part of the Suffolk Heritage Coastline, Dunwich coastal heath and beach has breathtaking beauty with those enormous Suffolk skies. A rare and precious habitat, the heath is home...

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RSPB Minsmere nature reserve RSPB Minsmere nature reserve Saxmundham
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16
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RSPB Minsmere is a great family day out. The paths are mostly pushchair friendly and take you through woodland, wetland and shingle beach with stunning views of the gorgeous Suffo...

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Havergate Island -RSPB Aldeburgh
16-Jan-14 to 16-Jan-16

This small island in the River Ore is famous for its breeding avocets and terns, which can usually be seen during spring and summer. In autumn and winter, the island provides a...

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Chantry Park Ipswich
22-Jan-14 to 22-Jan-16

Toddlers and younger children have plenty of swings, slides and roundabouts to choose from. There are a few picnic tables and toilets near by. And all this in a really beautiful...

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Orwell Country Park Ipswich
22-Jan-14 to 22-Jan-16
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Orwell Country Park was officially opened to the public in 1995 and has continued to grow in size and facilities ever since. It now consists of approximately 80 hectares (200...

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Pin Mill Ipswich
22-Jan-14 to 22-Jan-16

Pin Mill is a hamlet on the south bank of the tidal River Orwell, located on the Shotley peninsula. It lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

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Stour Woods Ipswich
22-Jan-14 to 22-Jan-16

Set in the heart of Constable country, Stour is a traditional chestnut coppice woodland dating back to at least 1675. It is the only place in Essex where woodland leads naturally...

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Blakenham Woodland Garden Ipswich
1 review 9-Feb-14 to 9-Feb-16
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Blakenham Woodland Garden is a delightful combination of traditional English woodland and many exotic trees, shrubs and flowers planted over a period of 50 years. From early...

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UFO Walk at Rendlesham Forest Acton
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

In December 1980 several sightings of a UFO were reported in Rendlesham Forest. Many people think these mysterious events are the most significant UFO incident to have occured in...

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Orford Ness Nature Reserve Orford
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit, the largest in Europe. Fol...

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Shingle Street Orford
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Shingle Street is a small hamlet in Suffolk at the mouth of Orford Ness, situated between Orford and Bawdsey- watch out for terns and seals. From the Martello tower that marks...

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Sudbury Water Meadows Sudbury
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

The stunning water meadows surround the River Stour and incorporate rough tracks along the meadows themselves, closely following the Stour and the disused Sudbury-Bury railway...

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Feeding the Swans at Brundon Mill Sudbury
1 review 17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Walk along the little lane that turns off Melford Rd (opposite the Chaucer Estate) and enjoy the leafy hedgerows. As you round the corner be prepared to be amazed at the site of a...

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Explore Dunwich Forest Dunwich
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Dunwich Forest is a mixture of coniferous and broadleaved woodland and is accessible from Dunwich village and is a part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natura...

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Thornham Walks Diss
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Thornham Walks is a landscaped parkland criss-crossed by 12 miles of paths allowing you to really explore this magical location. A map is available in the car park for £1.00....

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Santon Downham Forest Trails Brandon
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

St Helen's Picnic Site is the start of a series of adventurous trails that lead through the forests of Santon Downham, an off-the-beaten-track destination that is surprisingly...

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Needham Lake Needham Market
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

Needham Lake is a great destination for families and for just whiling away a peaceful afternoon. The lake is teeming with birdlife – have great fun feeding the ducks or sit and...

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Mildenhall Riverside Walk Mildenhall
17-Mar-14 to 17-Mar-16

This is an easy stroll from Mildenhall along the gently flowing River Lark to a small reserve of wet woodland. The walk is edged by impressive alder and poplar trees on one side...

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Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve Lackford Lakes Bury St. Edmunds
1 review 20-Mar-14 to 20-Mar-16
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We love the idea of a Mothering Sunday walk here! Lackford Lakes lie beside the River Lark. Packed full of bird hides, places to sit and enjoy views, an active visitor centre...

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Bradfield Woods Bury St. Edmunds
20-Mar-14 to 20-Mar-16

Bradfield Woods is a working wood that is unique as it has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, fulfilling local needs for firewood and hazel products....

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Hardwick Heath Bury St. Edmunds
11-Apr-14 to 11-Apr-16
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Hardwick Heath consists of around 55 acres of open parkland and is managed for recreation and conservation. Hardwick Heath is at present a favourite spot with dog walkers, as it...

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Haverhill Recreation Ground Haverhill
11-Apr-14 to 11-Apr-16
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The park is open all the year round, planted with lots of spring bulbs and is surrounded by a tree belt. It has a children's play area to cater for different age groups of childre...

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West Town Park Haverhill
11-Apr-14 to 11-Apr-16
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This park is located on Withersfield Road, opposite Sainsbury's Supermarket, in Haverhill. West Town Park, also known locally as Meldham Washlands, the Floodpark, or just 'The...

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West Stow Country Park Bury St. Edmunds
11-Apr-14 to 11-Apr-16
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One of England's great archaeological sites, West Stow has extensive indoor galleries and a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village surrounded by 125 acres of unspoilt count...

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Belle Vue Park - Sudbury Sudbury
1 review 11-Apr-14 to 11-Apr-16
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The award winning Belle Vue Park has everything you need for a perfect family day. The park has excellent leisure and play facilities suitable for children of all ages, a small...

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Arger Fen & Spouses Vale Woodland Newton
13-Apr-14 to 13-Apr-16

Arger Fen and Spouse's Vale is a fascinating mosaic of ancient woodland alongside fen meadow and regenerating woodland -oak, ash, field maple, holly, crab apple, superb large...

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Dunwich Heath & beach Dunwich
13-Apr-14 to 13-Apr-16

Dunwich was subsumed by the North sea many centuries and little remains other than this beautiful beach, edged by dunes and the RSPB reserve, Mimsmere, one of the UKs top nature...

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Thetford Forest Park Thetford
16-Apr-14 to 16-Apr-16

Straddling the border between Suffolk and Norfolk, Thetford Forest was built after World War One to help restore England's depleted reserves of oaks and other slow-growing trees....

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Spring Lane Nature Reserve Bury St. Edmunds
16-Apr-14 to 16-Apr-16
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Popular with dog walkers and locals, this little wooded nature reserve with a pond and streams is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy the sun, have a wander and walk the dog. Mixed...

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Greene King Flood Meadows Bury St. Edmunds
16-Apr-14 to 16-Apr-16

Well maintained tarmac public footpaths crossing water meadows and a wildlife conservation area. Part of the flood meadows of the River Linnet, the area is now being managed and...

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Ickworth Park Horringer
16-Apr-14 to 16-Apr-16
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The eccentric oval Georgian House at Ickwork is surrounded by extensive wooded parkland, landscaped gardens and a vineyard. The parkland and shaded woodland, sections of which...

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Fullers Mill Gardens Bury St. Edmunds
17-Apr-14 to 17-Apr-16

Fullers Mill Garden is an enchanting 7 acre creation on the banks of the River Lark. It combines a beautiful site of light dappled woodland with a plantsman's paradise of rare...

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Cornard Mere- Gt Cornard Country Park Great Cornard
24-Apr-14 to 24-Apr-16

Barely a stone's throw from its urban neighbours this reserve, lying near the banks of the River Stour, is special for its mix of open water, fen and wet scrub. Reed sweet-grass...

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Groton Woods Groton
24-Apr-14 to 24-Apr-16

This ancient woodland is noted for its small-leaved lime coppice, this is an indication that the northern part of the wood has existed since prehistoric times. The other species...

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Bulls Wood Cockfield
24-Apr-14 to 24-Apr-16

This ancient woodland is the last fragment of the many woods of Cockfield, referred to in the Hundred Rolls of 1279. In spring rare oxslips carpet parts of the woodland floor....

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Grove Farm Meadows and Walk Thurston
24-Apr-14 to 24-Apr-16

The meadows on this mixed farm are like a piece of forgotten Suffolk with their skylark and wildflowers. There's always something special to see here at Grove Farm where conservat...

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Nowton Park Bury St. Edmunds
8-May-14 to 8-May-16
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Almost 200 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside landscaped over 100 years ago in typical Victorian style. Routes around the park vary from a thirty minutes stroll to a one hour...

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Sparrows Nest Gardens Lowestoft
9-Jun-14 to 9-Jun-16
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Once a private summer residence, Sparrows Nest Gardens now offers a wonderful mixture of history, leisure activities and wildlife habitat. A popular location for summer events,...

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Brandon Country Park Brandon
10-Jun-14 to 10-Jun-16

Brandon Country Park has a variety of walks & trails that take walkers and cyclists through the park and surrounding Thetford Forest. The Cooper Beech Cafe provides hot and cold...

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Thorpeness Meare Thorpeness
23-Jun-14 to 23-Jun-16

The Meare is a boating lake like no other. The lake with its islands and surrounds covers some sixty acres and has over forty acres of water. However, nowhere is the lake more...

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Trimley Marshes Nature Reserve Felixstowe
23-Jun-14 to 23-Jun-16

Trimley Marshes is an exciting wetland reserve created almost entirely from arable land alongside the river Orwell. Most of the wildlife here today has colonised the site since...

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Aldeburgh Community Centre Play Area Aldeburgh
16-Jul-14 to 16-Jul-16
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This thriving Centre is used for Social and Leisure Activities as well as being the home base for the Aldeburgh Football and Cricket teams, who play on the nearby kings Field. Th...

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