With so many activities, great days out and things to do, Suffolk is the perfect choice for a family holiday. Ride a steam train at Colne Valley Railway, enjoy the thrills of Pleasurewood Hills, (pictured above) or spend a quieter day on the beaches on the Suffolk Coast - whatever you decide to do these Hotels offer family friendly accommodation for a great Suffolk holiday.
The Riverside House Hotel has recently been refurbished and is set on the banks of the River Lark in the picturesque town of Mildenhall. They have 3 good value family rooms and are within with easy access to the local areas of Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Newmarket, Thetford and Cambridge so check them out here - The Riverside House Hotel, Brandon
It is rare that the phrases 'luxurious accommodation' and 'family-friendly' come together in the same sentence, but at the historic Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Bury St Edmunds you will find just that. This spectacular building is full of character and charm, sure to enchant all those who stay there - of all ages, and there's nothing precious about the fixtures and fittings. The 7 acre grounds are a beautiful sight to behold and perfectly safe for children to explore, and the swimming pool will keep them entertained in the Summer months. The Hall is also conveniently located for some great Days Out in Bury St Edmunds for all the family to enjoy.
On the subject of history, Lavenham is a beautiful village, with timber-framed houses and lots of atmosphere. It is the best preserved Medieval village in Britain so if your children are studying history this is the place to bring it to life. The Swan at Lavenham is a great choice for top family accommodation as they have family rooms and welcome children. Although this is a timber framed 15th Century Hotel it is robust enough to cope with the most energetic of children!
Imagine taking the family on a break away to the beach - the kids can splash about in the sea and indulge in an ice-cream or traditional fish and chips - all while Mum and Dad relax in the sun. The peaceful and unspoilt seaside town of Aldeburgh is home to The Brudenell Hotel, offering you the opportunity to make that family holiday dream a reality.
The 42-roomed Bru is a haven of relaxation, offering wonderful views of the sea and the River Alde, and is the perfect base for the family to explore the coast and country - either by foot or by bicycle. The RSPB Havergate Island nature reserve is close by, and there is sailing on the River Alde. If you are a music-loving family, a trip to Snape Maltings Concert hall is sure to impress, with its varying performances of both classical and new music, including the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts. After a long, active day, families may return to The Bru to enjoy a meal of traditional and seasonal produce in its two AA rosette-awarded restaurant before stumbling just a few feet back into the luxury of their beds - only to wake up refreshed to begin another fun-packed day!
For more information please see our guide to the lovely town of Aldeburgh, and Aldeburgh Music.
Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk
A short walk from the River Ore, near Orford Ness and Orford Castle, is the fabulous The Crown and Castle, a 16th century Inn with modern facilities. With an emphasis on friendly customer service and a restaurant using local Suffolk food, this is a perfect choice for a combination of history and family fun. Run by the legendry Hotel Inspector, Ruth Watson, and her husband, you can expect the highest standards.
Days Inn Haverhill is also conveniently located, this time for Cambridge, Duxford, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, making it a wonderful base for exploring the West of Suffolk area and Cambridge.
Enjoy the outdoors in Woodbridge and Ufford Park Hotel, Golf, and Spa. With full spa facilities, a large gymnasium, a golf course, and plenty of space to play, there's something for everyone in the family at Ufford Park.
The Bildeston Crown offers family rooms and a children's menu, as well as several great offers and tasting menus for grown ups.
Suffolk Family Friendly Hotels
Kesgrave Hall (above) loves children - as long as they're well behaved! With great grounds for kids to play on, and fantastic food for the whole family, you can relax the moment you turn into the driveway.
So whether it's a historic break, a trip to the countryside, or just a simple getaway for the family, there are plenty of Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk.
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