We’ve got lots of ideas for fresh air activities and indoor challenges to keep a large, mixed-age group entertained without spending a fortune whilst staying in the Tudor barn on our lovely farm.
If you want to stay put and enjoy the big outdoors on our lovely farm, families can enjoy our farm trail quizzes, scavenge hunts, tree-hugging and den-building in the woods (and check out the rest of our farm activity pack) – or bring their own bikes and enjoy the farm tracks. And if it’s horrible weather you can retreat inside the Tudor barn to make rustic lanterns, dive into the dressing up box and put on a play, hone your table tennis and table football skills or settle down to play board games by the cosy woodburner. At night you can check out the hunting barn owl, try barn dancing, cook and feast together.
Beyond our farm, Tolkien enthusiasts can enjoy the Lord of the Rings themed family challenge ‘Ring Quest’ (15-23 Feb) at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village or try a tailor-made archery course. Thrill-seekers can Go Ape with treetop adventures, Segway through forest or go karting. Nature-loving families can go bird- watching at RSPB Minsmere on the coast where large flocks of ducks gather, along with occasional birds of prey such as marsh and hen harriers, peregrines and short-eared owls, or visit one of Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves and centres where they run activities for all the family.
A few minutes down the road your children can book a slot to do glass painting, ceramic painting, bear building, sand art and other crafts. And for those with really mixed age groups, there are local centres where some can roller-skate while the younger children clamber through tunnels and over obstacles in the soft play area.Find out more about Tudor Barn