Places 30 mins or more from Haw Wood
If you are happy to venture a bit further then there are even more activities for all the family.
This not-to-be-missed wildlife park which is just 25 minutes drive from Haw Wood, has won a string of awards and has gained in popularity over the years following massive expansion. The highlights include "The plains of Africa", where Rhinos, Giraffes and Zebras are free to roam in a large area built to their natural environment. There are also Lions, Apes and a Lemur Experience to have! Why not take a picnic prepared by us in the café so you can avoid waiting and enjoy the playground instead. A great day out for all the family. more info..
An awe-inspiring Anglo-Saxon royal burial site. This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the river Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. There is something for all ages at Sutton Hoo, explore the estate with a seasonal trail, take a tour around the burial mounds with one of the family friendly guides, make your own Sutton Hoo helmet or shield with 'Get Crafty' and dress up as an Anglo-Saxon in the award winning exhibition hall. more info..
Aldeburgh is 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. Try sailing your toy boat on the boating lake, or buy some freshly caught fish from the huts to take home for your Barbecue!
Why not start in Thorpeness, a wonderfully unusual little village on the Suffolk coast, characterized by beautiful mock Tudor buildings, a Peter-Pan inspired boating lake and the dreamy House in the Clouds. Take a rowing boat out on the lake (mind the crocodile), have some lunch in one of the pubs or cafés then walk the beach path to Aldeburgh. All just 30 minutes from Haw Wood Farm. more info..
We love Fritton lake for a day out everyone will enjoy. Take a picnic and relax around the beautiful lake, gardens and woods or cycle, open water swim, tree climb, horse ride, jog, kayak, play golf or jump on the giant bouncy pillow ! Check out the website for details of events, times and prices.
Great Yarmouth is just under an hour from Haw Wood Farm and has an array of seaside activities from arcades to thrill rides and circus shows. These are our favourites…
Dive into the underwater world of SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks, all in displays which carefully recreate their natural habitats.
Look out for discount vouchers for The Sealife Centre more info..
For the thrill seekers amongst you try the Pleasure Beach.
Entry to the Pleasure Beach on Great Yarmouth is completely free, visitors can come and go as they please. Rides are paid for by tokens or wristbands purchased at main reception or at machines inside the park.
The Pleasure Beach is currently rated in the top 10 of all leisure parks in the country with in excess of 1.4 million visitors a year. Ample car parking exists adjacent to the park. Height restrictions are in force on some rides. more info..
For an afternoon or evening of sheer entertainment try the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, built in 1903, Britain's last stand alone circus building hosting spectacular productions during Easter, Summer, Halloween & Christmas seasons. Featuring international circus artistes. Check out there website for events and more info..