Activities & places to visit nearby

Bucks Farm is ideally located to enjoy the beautiful Blyth valley and Suffolk Heritage coast. 

We are only 10 miles from the wonderful Suffolk coastline; an area of outstanding natural beauty and not only hosting diverse wildlife and stunning views, but also great places for food and drink, family activities, shopping and culture.

Suffolk towns and villages are extremely varied and offer something for everyone. The local market town of Halesworth is just 2 miles away and offers a great selection of shops, restaurants and delis plus regular local produce markets. It also has an established arts centre, museum and regular transport links to London and beyond. The Blyth Valley itself runs from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield inland, with beautiful countryside and beach walks, wildlife and architecture to explore. Bucks Farm has bikes to borrow for local exploring (including a tandem).   

The river Blyth reaches the sea just 10 miles away, with the lovely towns of Southwold and Walberswick either side of the river mouth. Southwold is a quintessential British seaside town, with a historic pier and lighthouse, excellent shopping, the famous Adnams Brewery and lots of pretty beach huts lining the promenade above the sandy beach.


Walberswick village is quieter than Southwold, but no less interesting. It is a great location for crabbing from the little footbridges over the water inlets, and we have lines and nets to borrow at Bucks Farm if you fancy having your own crabbing competition! There is also a long shallow beach ideal for family swimming, grassy dunes and heathland to explore, or take the foot ferry across the River Blyth and walk to Southwold.

Heading further south into the county, there are many other places to visit including Dunwich, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Snape and Orford.

These are just a few examples of things to do in Suffolk, please click on the images below for more ideas or contact us for further information:

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Snape Maltings

Framlingham Castle

Orford Castle

Thorpeness Meare

Sutton Hoo

Africa Alive


Dunwich Heath

Coastal walks

Local Pottery Lessons

Call: 01986 784359


& Local activities

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