When you’re staying at our holiday parks in Suffolk, you are gifted with the ideal opportunity to leave the car exactly where you left it and instead opt to explore this stunning location in the Eastern counties through other means of transport. This opens up the chance for you to see our breath-taking region from a totally new perspective, as well as allowing you to slow things down and enjoy every moment.
We have put together just a handful of the alternative methods of transport that you could take as you embark on a journey to remember:
Suffolk has a heritage railway, the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, which was restored in 1990. On certain days throughout the year, steam engines and vintage locomotives which have been returned to their former glory run on the short section of railway at Brockford. You can hop aboard, enjoy a refreshing pint of beer and watch the world go by at a slower pace, as you slip into full nostalgia mode. Utter bliss!
Why not try your hand at horse riding and give your feet a rest? To be even more comfortable, you can choose to hire a horse and cart, for an evocative and romantic journey. Various towns, including Southwold, near our holiday parks, have horses and carts that you can take out for a most enjoyable ride. Take a photo or two as you trot along at the perfect pace and feel the relaxation pour through you!
Similarly to the neighbouring location of Norfolk, Suffolk is home to many broads and water ways just waiting for you to come and discover. Bring your own sailing boat, or hire one, the choice is yours. You can also do the same with rowing boats, canoes or kayaks and even stand up paddleboards (SUP) as your means of transport- when it to exploring the lakes and waterways of the county up close, the choice is yours! Personally, we’d advise the rowing boat or canoe, closely followed by the SUP, as the options we think are arguably the most relaxing, and they give you the chance to see the local wildlife on a personal level.
Just like the water-based modes of transport, you can bring your own bikes along on your holiday, or head for the hire shops who are always well-equipped to take care of you and the rest of the family, depending on your needs. On a bright sunny day, there is no better way to explore Suffolk. You can leave the main roads and cycle along peaceful country paths and see the stunning county at a wonderfully leisurely pace – what’s more, you’ll also be doing a bit of exercise too!
If you have never been fortunate enough to visit Suffolk before, then a guide is an ideal way of being helped out, so as to ensure you see all the best bits. Exploring towns and villages, or the wildlife reserves, with the help of a guide will provide you with that added source of information about this incredible county and means you don't have to run the risk of missing anything you wouldn't want to.