Now that restrictions have been eased and Easter is only a matter of weeks away, it is the perfect time for short Suffolk breaks. Here we take a look at some of the events that are taking place in the county over that Easter Bank holiday weekend (April 15th-18th), and why Windmill Lodges is the perfect base from which to see these and explore the area.
Easter Egg Hunting
If you are after family-friendly fun, then lots of places will be having Easter Egg hunts over the holiday period.
Framlingham Castle is the closest to Windmill Lodges, and will offer an Easter Adventure Quest from April 2nd to 24th. The quest will see children explore the castle to find clues and unearth where eggs are hidden. There will also be separate games like egg rolling and egg and spoon races.
The cost of the quest is £1.50 per child (on top of adult admission fees). All the usual attractions will also be open as usual, including the exhibition area and the café. It may be advisable to book in advance as it can get very busy at Bank Holidays. You can check out the English Heritage site for more details.
Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, around 14 miles to the south of Saxtead, also has an Easter adventure trail (with a chocolate egg at the end of it) from April 9th to 24th. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt over the same period at Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds, if you don’t mind travelling a little further.
Easter Fest 22 at Stonham Barns (less than nine miles away from Windmill Lodges) will run from April 15th -17th. As well as listening to the music, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to dance as well. Tickets are available for individual days as well as for the whole weekend. The usual attractions at the Barns will be open as usual.
If classical music is more your cup of tea, then Snape Maltings near Aldeburgh has a full Easter programme, starting off with the Heath String Quartet on Good Friday, who will play excerpts from Bach’s Passions of St Matthew, Mark and John.
Henham Park, near Southwold, will be hosting a Country Show on Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. There will be plenty of traditional craft stalls if you fancy individual gifts, lots of local food producers will be there too. Your canine companion will also be more than welcome, as the event also includes a Festival of Dogs.
Enjoy the Countryside
You don’t have to go to any organised events, you can just enjoy the peaceful serenity of the local countryside. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is right on our doorstep, and there are plenty of walks and trails to enjoy.
Your dog will be able to enjoy all of the county’s beaches (with the exception of Southwold) without the need to be kept on a lead. This is because, in most places, this restriction does not kick in until the beginning of May. We also have two pet-friendly lodges (Woodpecker and Wagtail), which are suitable for your dog as well.
Short Suffolk Breaks at Windmill Lodges
Our authentic log cabins in the heart of East Anglia make for the ideal starting-point, wherever in the region you want to go. All of them offer either four-star or five-star accommodation, and come complete with fully fitted kitchens with a full-size cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher, as well as TVs, DVD players and free rural broadband wifi. And you don’t need to go anywhere if you don’t want to – you can just relax in your own private hot tub.
To check the latest availability at Windmill Lodges over Easter, click here.