Reasons to Visit Suffolk out of Season

Our special enclave of East Anglia has something for every season, so why wait until the bustling school holidays and high season to visit?

You will be spoilt for choice in Suffolk out of season, whether you’re thinking of a long weekend, a mid-week break or a full 7-night stay. The best thing? There’s a high chance you will have parts of our captivating countryside all to yourself!

Visiting Sutton Hoo out of season in Suffolk

Sutton Hoo Helmet
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It’s been more than 80 years since a bumpy Suffolk field became the site for one of the most exciting excavations in modern history; with one of the most incredible hordes of gold and jewels ever found, but Sutton Hoo continues to draw visitors from all over the globe. More recently the site has improved considerably thanks to a whopping £4 million regeneration programme with considerable support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Visitors can marvel at an enormous, full-size sculpture of the Anglo-Saxon ship, enjoy dramatic new audiovisual displays, along with reconstructions of the treasures and original pieces on loan from The British Museum. There are also new paths to walk which highlight the mounds of the royal burial grounds and explore their fascinating story.

The centrepiece of the new-look heritage site has to be the 17-metre high viewing tower, which blends in perfectly with its surroundings. This platform allows visitors to see Sutton Hoo as never before.

Starling Murmurations in Suffolk

Starling Murmurations
Starling Murmuration – RSPB Minsmere Photo Credit: Airwolfhound Image Source Image Licence

If you’ve never witnessed one of these enchanting performances, add it to your bucket list now. No one knows why the birds complete this mesmerising dance across the sky at sundown, before coming in to roost, but they are truly one of nature’s most staggering spectacles.

The starlings can be found roosting in small groups all over Suffolk, but the biggest and best murmurations, featuring thousands of starlings, can be found at both Southwold and Minsmere.

Marvellous RSPB Minsmere is also home to otters, kingfisher, snipe, whooper swans, warblers, all manner of tits and marsh harriers to name but a few. Best of all? It’s just minutes away from our charming self-catering apartments.

Out of Season Walks in Suffolk

There are so many beautiful walks around the local area, with terrains, turf and length and difficulty to suit all ages and abilities. When you arrive, have a chat with us and we will let you know some of our personal favourites.

Dunwich Heath Footpath
Dunwich Heath The footpath across Dunwich Heath heads towards Scottshall Coverts.
Photo Credit: Glen Denny / Dunwich Heath / CC BY-SA 2.0
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Walberswick to Dunwich

From the tiny Georgian coastal village of Walberswick take a pleasant walk to Dunwich, the route takes you along some of the most beautiful coast in Suffolk, before weaving through heathland and marshes. Dunwich itself was once the largest medieval town Anglia, now all but lost to the sea. You can learn a little of of Dunwich’s spooky history our Halloween blog post.

Rendlesham

Remember that strange unexplained UFO sighting in December 1980? Well Rendlesham Forest is where it all took place. Learn the history and conspiracy theories surrounding the site, or, better still just enjoy the natural beauty and birdsong of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Food and Drink in Suffolk

Aldeburgh Fish and Chips
Photo Credit: Aldeburgh Fish and Chips

It’s no secret that Suffolk has some of the best food and drink in the country, but if you really want to soak up some atmosphere and truly experience Suffolk hospitality, head to one of our Cosy Suffolk Pubs with Fireplaces.

There’s nothing better during those colder months than a long walk along a windswept beach (or a stomp through the woodland) followed by a warm cuppa (or a cheeky pint) in front of the fire. You can rest assured that for those beautiful bluebird days, there are plenty of beautiful beer gardens to choose from here too!

Nothing tastes better than fish and chips at the seaside, and the Suffolk coast is THE place for fish and chips.

Look no further than Aldeburgh, just a 10 minute drive from Mollett’s Farm. This pretty seaside town is home to an award-winning fish and chip shop, who have been feeding hungry visitors and regulars for over 50 years. Their secret? Chips cooked in beef dripping…try them for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

Visit Suffolk, Visit Mollett’s Farm

Chickens in snow at Mollett's Farm

Here at Mollett’s Farm, we have six stunning luxury self-catering holiday homes to choose from. Each one overlooking our cosy rose-garden courtyard.

Our Granary Cottages are spread over two floors. Our accessible stable studios are at ground-floor level. Whatever you choose you can be sure that they will provide you with you need for a relaxing break.

Don’t forget to check our booking page for last-minute deals. It’s time to recharge your batteries out of season in Suffolk, and we can’t wait to welcome you.