What To Do in Suffolk

Lavenham – 10 mins drive

Explore medieval timber framed buildings, antique shops, tea shops and pubs of nearby historic Lavenham.  Harry Potter scenes were filmed here and the creator of the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lived in Lavenham


Sudbury – 10 mins drive

Pretty riverside market town with pubs, restaurants, water meadow walks and a great kids’ activity centre. There’s something for everyone in Sudbury


Long Melford – 7 mins drive

Browse the antique shops and art galleries and visit the traditional tea shops and pubs in  historic Long Melford


Bury St Edmunds – 25 mins drive

Picturesque historic market town with large ruined Abbey with links to Magna Carta.  Wednesday and Saturday markets – lots to see and do in Bury St Edmunds


Cambridge – 1 hr drive

World famous university town. Visit the historic colleges and have a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge


Family Days Out


Kentwell Hall – 10 mins drive

At magnificent moated Kentwell Hall visitors can step back 500 years in realistic re-enactments of life in Tudor times. Also Dickens re-enactments and a thriving rare breeds farm at Kentwell


Melford Hall – 10 mins drive

National Trust stately home dating from Tudor times. Country and parkland walks, Beatrix Potter readings for the children, tearoom at Melford Hall


Hedingham Castle – 30 mins drive

Loads of family fun at this fine Norman Castle – one of the best preserved in England. There’s something for all ages at Hedingham Castle


Helmingham Hall Gardens – 45 mins drive

Perfect afternoon out for all the family in the calm serenity of the gardens surrounding a breathtaking moated manor house. Treasure hunts for children, Coach House tea rooms and Stable shops, and wild deer at Helmingham


IWM Duxford – 50 mins drive

Historic Battle of Britain airfield with huge collection of vintage aircraft, flying displays and an exhibition of American aircraft. A great day out for all the family at Duxford



South Suffolk is a haven for cyclists of all ages. The gently undulating terrain and quiet lanes are perfect for a cycling break, with a number of designated cycle routes – the nearest a very short ride away from Clay Hall House



Our picturesque Stour Valley offers walkers dozens of footpaths, bridleways and byways; one of them starting right outside Clay Hall House in our own private lane.

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