Woodbridge Holidays – UK family holidays in historic Suffolk
Woodbridge is an historic town in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ideally situated for a relaxing UK holiday – stay at a country cottage and explore the area fully. It’s easy to reach and equidistant from Norwich and Stansted airports. Woodbridge was the location of an Anglo-Saxon settlement in the early 400s AD; mentioned in the Domesday Book, it has many sites of great historic interest. Butley Priory, built by Augustine monks in 1171 was rebuilt in the 14th century and later disbanded following the dissolution of the Catholic Church. St Mary’s Church was built around the 13th century. Sutton Hoo at Rendlesham is the famous site of the interment of Raedwald, King of the Angles. Sutton Hoo has a full size replica of the burial chamber and replicas of the many treasures.
Holidays in Woodbridge – Activity holidays in the beautiful Suffolk countryside
Woodbridge is famous for its spectacular scenery and popular with walkers; Rendlesham Forest has miles of cycle paths and walks. This part of Suffolk is an ideal spot for birdwatchers, with many species at Minsmere and Havergate Island RSPB reserves. Orford Ness Nature Reserve has stunning scenery and its lighthouse was used as an observation post during WWII. There’s also a Martello tower at Aldeburgh. A favourite holiday destination for anglers, there’s fishing available at stocked lakes, the River Deben and Felixstowe. Woodbridge Tide Mill is one of the earliest UK tide mills; first recorded in 1170 it was rebuilt in 1793 and has now been restored. Museums in the area reflect the local military heritage and include Bentwaters Cold War Museum and Martlesham Heath Museum.
Woodbridge Holidays – Fantastic family holidays in Suffolk
There’s lots here for everyone, and from the comfort of a country cottage, you can explore the many family attractions. East Farm Park is a petting farm where kids can meet many farm animals close up. There are three award-winning zoos - Banham Zoo, Africa Alive!, at Lowestoft, and Colchester Zoo - all less than 30 miles away, boasting many animals including lions, tigers, meerkats, chimpanzees, and orang-utans. For an adrenalin fix, Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park offers thrilling rollercoasters and other rides. Suffolk’s Sunrise Coast is just a short distance away; visit the traditional seaside towns of Felixstowe and Lowestoft, boasting award-winning beaches, amusements, boating lakes and hours of family fun.