Enjoying Your Stay at Windmill Lodges Whatever the Weather


You can never rely on the British weather – particularly in the past few months when we have seen record amounts of rainfall across the country, and Suffolk has been no exception. So, what happens if the weather takes a turn for the worse while you’re enjoying one of our hot tub holidays in Suffolk (or it gets too hot to do anything particularly active)?

On Site

Luckily, there’s plenty to keep you entertained without actually leaving the site at Windmill Lodges.

To start off, there’s the swimming pool, which is open during the summer months and is also covered, so you don’t need to worry about any wind or rain.

If you’d like a board game to play, a jigsaw to complete, or a book to read during your stay please feel free to borrow anything we have from the library in The Hut, our communal building which also houses our laundry facilities.

And all our lodges are fully equipped with televisions, including DVD players, CD players, analogue radios and free Wi-Fi (although our signal may not be very strong because of our location) – on top of your own private hot tub. These are just a few of the benefits of 4- and 5-star log cabin holidays at Windmill Lodges.

Further Afield – the Arts

If you’re looking for something to watch, there are multiplex cinemas nearby in both Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, as well as live venues such as the Regent in Ipswich and the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds where you may have the opportunity to enjoy live music, theatre and comedy performances. There are also smaller venues nearby in Woodbridge (the Riverside Theatre) and Stowmarket (the Regal Theatre).

Although it’s quite a bit smaller, Aldeburgh Cinema is much closer to our home in Saxtead and also offers regular screenings (although don’t necessarily expect the latest releases); the same can be said for the Electric Picture Palace in Southwold.

If you are staying with us in the summer months, then the Southwold and Aldeburgh Theatre season is well worth checking out – some famous names in the acting world have trodden the boards at Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall and Southwold Arts Centre.

There are also plenty of smaller art galleries in Southwold along the High Street (including Buckenham Galleries and the Southwold Gallery), as well as in Aldeburgh High Street. And Snape Maltings often has free exhibitions in its four galleries (on top of its world-famous classical music concerts).

Family-Friendly Fun

For those with young children, there are plenty of indoor soft play areas in Suffolk – notably in and around Ipswich (Play2Day, Clip’n’Climb and Partyman World). Next to Play2Day in Martlesham there’s also a Tenpin Bowling centre, which can be great fun for both children and adults alike. There are also two soft play areas in sports centres in Stowmarket (Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre) and in Felixstowe (Funtasia at the Leisure Centre).

Easton Farm Park also has an indoor play area alongside a café and all the animals.

Watkins Artwork in nearby Framlingham has art classes and workshops for adults and children (alongside the items for sale at galleries across North Suffolk and in Essex) – children get to learn about drawing, painting, printing and 3D skills.

Hot Tub Holidays in Suffolk at Windmill Lodges

Hopefully, though, the weather won’t be too unkind while you are here and you have plenty of time to enjoy the natural delights of Suffolk – whether it’s the beaches, or the countryside (we are close to the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

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It’s also worth checking out our blog to see if there are any late availability discounts.