Things to do in Suffolk this Summer

By Steph


18th May 2023

If you are heading to Suffolk this summer for a weekend break or staycation with family and friends then this is the blog for you! We’ve compiled a list of things to do this summer, including activities for all the family.

Get pedalling with Retreat Cycles

Explore the Suffolk countryside on two wheels and hire bicycles during your stay with us. A ride in the countryside is fun for the whole family whether you choose to explore local villages or head to a local cafe or explore the surrounding cycle paths there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Relax with our yoga sessions

Take a moment to relax and recharge with our yoga sessions, the perfect way to unwind and take time away from mobile phones and screens whilst reconnecting with your body. Our yoga sessions also take place outside in the better weather so you can enjoy the great outdoors during your class.

Make a splash at Alton Water

There are so many activities available at Alton Water from fishing to nature walks and for those looking for an adrenaline rush there are a range of watersports on offer including windsurfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

Take a trip to a local farm

As we are located in the Suffolk countryside, there are plenty of local farms you can visit. We highly recommend trying the local produce the farms have to offer as it is delicious! We are also in close proximity to Jimmy’s Farm, a great day out for all the family to enjoy with animal experiences and a tasty sweet shop filled with local goodies. 

Stroll around the Suffolk countryside and take a break with a picnic

There are so many beautiful trails and paths to explore around the grounds of Retreat East and the surrounding areas so grab a picnic and see where the day takes you! You can fill your picnic baskets with delicious local treats and produce to enjoy during a well deserved rest after a long stroll in the summer sun (fingers crossed the weather is on your side).

Explore local villages and towns

Retreat East is in a great location and is a short drive from Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo and the famous seaside towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Head to Woodbridge for a walk along the estuary followed by a peruse around the local shops or take a trip to the seaside and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. 

Enjoy the activities on offer at Retreat East

We have a wide range of activities on offer for you to enjoy this summer including archery, clay pigeon shooting at our country club and nordic walking. We will also be announcing some other great activities over the coming weeks for the summer so keep your eyes peeled!