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Ten things to do in Suffolk this spring

7th March 2017

Go crabbing at Walberswick
Walberswick harbour is a great spot for crabbing, it was once home to the British Crabbing Championships. This is the perfect activity for all the family. Head to the jetty or footbridge with your bucket and bait and see what you can catch. 

Visit RSPB Minsmere
If you’re a bird and nature lover then RSPB Minsmere is a perfect day out for you. It is a fantastic coastal nature reserve and is home to a variety of wildlife such as adders, bitterns, marsh harriers and otters. During the Easter holidays, they have lots of activities happening such as; Pond dipping, Minsmere’s minibeasts, Easter crafts & family nature walks and Bird ringing demonstration.

Explore the beach
Whether you like to visit the beach to relax, go for a stroll or have an ice-cream, you will find the perfect one for you in Suffolk. A visit to one of Suffolk’s beaches makes an inexpensive yet fun filled day out.

Southwold beach Southwold beach

Attend a festival
Suffolk is home to many festivals throughout spring and summer. There is something for every interest, such as music, art, culture and food. With so many festivals, we simply can’t name them all however we have listed some useful links that will give you a guide to the festivals happening in Suffolk this year.
Visit Suffolk - The best festivals in Suffolk
Suffolk Tourist Guide - Guide to Suffolk's festivals
The Suffolk Coast - Suffolk Coast festival guide

Explore the castles
Exploring Framlington Castle and Orford Castle makes an exciting day out. While visiting Framlington Castle you can discover Framlingham’s stories in their exhibition and walk the ramparts of the castle to see beautiful views. Orford Castle allows visitors to explore from the basement, through the halls and to the roof where you will be able to see fantastic views of Orford Ness. Over the Easter bank holiday and weekend the castles will be holding special Easter themed events

Orford Castle Orford Castle

Visit Southwold museum
Southwold museum has been awarded the title of ‘Suffolk Museum of the Year 2016-2017’. This museum is full of history, you will be able to see things such as fossil remains, the development of the town’s architecture, it’s ever changing coastline along with much more. Southwold museum is open from April 1st. Admission is free however donations are very welcomed.

Go on a bike ride
Suffolk is an ideal place for cyclists. There are plenty of tracks that cars cannot go on, making them the perfect cycling routes. Cycling gives you the chance to explore the beautiful Suffolk countryside and what better time to this than in spring. View this useful cycling guide to choose the best route for you.

Watch a film or show at Aldeburgh cinema
Aldeburgh cinema has been at the heart of the local community since 1919. The cinema presents a mix of mainstream and world films? as well as theatre, opera and live on stage shows. This is the perfect activity for those not so sunny spring days.

Spring on The Suffolk Coast

Suffolk is a beautiful county with picturesque villages, countryside and coastline and what better way to explore this than on foot? View this useful walking guide to choose one of the many walks Suffolk has to offer. Whatever walk you choose to explore you are guaranteed to see the beauty of Spring and spot some of our rare wildlife. The Suffolk Walking Festival is a fantastic opportunity to take part in several guided walks across Suffolk from the 13th May – 4th June 2017. This year is the 10th birthday of The Suffolk Walking Festival so make sure to join in the celebrations!

The Suffolk Walking Festival The Suffolk Walking Festival

Visit The Westleton Crown!
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing or simply feeling peckish after a day of activities then visit The Westleton Crown. You can enjoy a delicious meal from our main menu or just simply enjoy a pint in our cosy parlour or stylish Garden Room. Our terraced garden is perfect to enjoy a drink or some alfresco dining throughout the spring. 

15th century carved angel, found in Southwold Church and currently on loan to the Museum

Latitude festival (photographer: Lauren Maccabee)

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