Snape Maltings is a unique collection of granaries and malthouses nestling beside the River Alde. Shops, galleries, restaurants and the world class concert hall fill the old buildings. There are a number of events taking place at the Maltings including river trips, farmers markets, exhibitions and guided river walks.
A 45 minute journey leaves the Maltings and travels along the estuary to Iken and then returns to the Maltings. River Trips will be running from Snape Maltings quay from 28th May. Due to the river being tidal sailing times vary and please. Prices £7 for adults, £4 for children aged (3-12 years) and (0-2 years) free of charge.
|"a small seaside town with great charm” Aldeburgh is a small fishing town, unspoilt by modern times. Fishermen still pull their boats up onto the beach and sell their catch from huts on the beach. Aldeburgh has become fashionable, but retains all its old world charm. The Moot Hall which houses the town's museum sits on the seafront, and is a focal point, with its ancient timbers and outside staircase. The Town Steps just off the High Street, offer a view over the town and out to sea. There are many independent shops and in June there is the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts, which was begun by the composer Benjamin Britten in the 1940s. Many of the events and concerts are held in Aldeburgh with the larger concerts and recitals held in nearby Snape Maltings Concert Hall|
|Thorpeness is a quaint, up-market seaside resort at the turn of the century, Thorpeness is now a firm favourite with visitors. Boating is available on 'The Mere', there is a a good beach, restored windmill and 'The House in the Clouds' - a former water tower which is now a dwelling.|
|Southwold is a charming, north Suffolk seaside town on the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Almost an island, being bounded by the North Sea to the East, by the River Blyth and Southwold harbour to the Southwest and by Buss Creek to the North, there is just the one road in and out of Southwold. The town offers much of interest, but it is the sea and Southwold's links with it that make this a wonderful destination at any time of the year. With its working lighthouse, beach huts, award-winning pier, busy harbour, cliff top cannons and of course the beach, Southwold is a quintessentially English resort town. Come and sample the Southwold sea air.|
|Walberswick is a delightful seaside village which seems to have 'stood still in time' for decades. Sand/shingle beach and extensive sand dunes. Some interesting buildings and two pubs serving good food and local ales. Good walks and superb views to to Southwold further up the coast. Home to the annual “World Crabbing Championship”. Completely unspoilt.|
|Minsmere offers families and keen birdwatchers a great day out. Nature trails take you through a variety of habitats to excellent birdwatching hides. In spring, you can watch avocets and marsh harriers, or hear booming bitterns. On the beach, a special area is cordoned off to protect nesting little terns. In autumn and winter, many wading birds and swans, ducks and geese visit the reserve. There is a visitor centre where you can find out more about the wildlife, browse in the shop or enjoy a meal in the tearoom. There are events all year and family explorer backpacks and trail booklets are available.|
|Walberswick and Dunwich Circular Route - The area between Dunwich and Walberswick villages offers some of the finest coastal walking in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This walk starts in the historic village of Walberswick, just over the river from Southwold. It passes through Westwood Marshes, part of the Walberswick National Nature Reserve. A variety of birds can be spotted flying over the marshes, including Marsh Harriers, or heard hidden in the reeds, including bitterns - listen for their low booming call. After reaching Dunwich, once the largest medieval town in East Anglia, but now mostly lost to the sea, the walk returns along the beach giving you a chance to enjoy the real Suffolk coast.|
|The Suffolk Coastal Cycle Route is based on a circular signed route on quiet roads, linking coastal villages between Felixstowe to Dunwich and then looping inland via the market towns of Framlingham and Woodbridge. The full route is 88 miles, ideal for weekend tours, but there are also many opportunities for detours and short cuts to make day rides on sections on the route, including off-road tracks in three forests. Much of the route lies within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty|
|Africa Alive ! - Well fancy coming to Suffolk to experience Africa? - But at Africa Alive you can encounter the 'King of the Jungle' and enjoy a stunning bird's-eye view of the lions domain from Lookout Lodge. Leave the plains of Africa for a moment and head for the farmyard. Children will love to feed and stroke the animals. And if you're feeling brave, visit the scary lizards and bats in the house next door.|
|Coastal Voyager has it all - offering a variety of sea trips and river cruises departing from Southwold Harbour. If it's excitemeny you're after, then the high speed blast trip guarantees a thrilling, unforgettable half hour. Life jackets and waterproofs included! For peace and tranquillity take the three and a half hour river cruises on the beautiful Blyth Estuary. These include an hour long lunch or evening meal stop at Blythburgh.|
|Go Ape Treetop Experience - A unique 3 hour adventure in the trees taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of high-wire crossings, all set in one of the UK’s most beautiful forests. Take a look and book at goape.co.uk|
|Framlingham Castle - Come and explore the magnificent 12th century fortress that is Framlingham Castle. The castle has long been a favourite attraction for Suffolk locals and visitors to the region, and now 800 years of the colourful history of the castle is brought to life in a must-see exhibition. Did you know that Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary Tudor, rallied her supporters at Framlingham Castle, and as named the first ever ruling Queen of England there in 1553|
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