Browsing local attractions within 8 miles of Thaxted
Orwell Quay, Ipswich Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0BB, Tel: 07734 875887
Enjoy a cruise on the River Orwell, one of the most beautiful rivers in England, aboard “Orwell Lady”, from the stunning Ipswich Waterfront, through areas of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife to the bustling ports of Felixstowe.
Helmingham Events Office, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF, Tel: 01473 890799
A moated and walled garden with many rare roses and possibly the best kitchen garden in Britain. With a new rose garden and herb and knot garden created in the early 1980's.
99 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JH, Tel: 01638 667333
Discover the stories of racing - the people, the horses and the history. From the early royal origins of the Sport of Kings at Newmarket to its modern-day heroes. Ride the racehorse simulator and experience the excitement of a race.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3NF, Tel: 01473 288886
Rendlesham Forest Centre is the main recreation area for the Sandlings Forests. The play equipment and cycle park will give you a fun Forest Experience!
Station Road, Shepreth, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 6PZ, Tel: 01763 262226
Since opening its doors to the public in 1984, Shepreth Wildlife Park, set in natural grounds, has become one of East Anglia’s major attractions and is home to tigers, otters, monkeys, reptiles and even creepy crawlies!
Farmers Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU, Tel: 01603 493625
One of the city’s most famous landmarks, Norwich Castle was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art.
Shore Road, Freiston Shore, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1AY, Tel: 01205 724678
Explore the wilderness of The Wash, the UK’s most important estuary for wildlife.
Welches Dam, Manea, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE15 0NF, Tel: 01354 680212
RSPB nature reserve in the heart of the fens, with 10 bird-watching hides and a visitor centre.
Pier Gardens, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6PP, Tel: 01493 662832
The Gorleston Pavilion is an original Edwardian seaside Theatre situated on the East coast of Norfolk and offers unique seating at cabaret style candle-lit tables.
Access via car park on Lower Street, Salhouse, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6RX, Tel: 01603 722775
Salhouse Broad: A place of natural beauty. Visit us by boat, foot, car, bus, bike or train and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6BH, Tel: 01473 328006
Wolves Wood is one of the few remaining areas of the ancient woodland that used to cover East Anglia.
Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon, Essex, SS16 4UH, Tel: 01268 498620
Come and see us in our new RSPB visitor centre, which includes state-of-the-art CCTV putting the secrets of the natural world right in front of your eyes. Open daily, all year round, 10 am – 5 pm.
North Brink Brewery, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1LW, Tel: 01945 583160
Traditional 18th century family brewery. Four acre garden with many delightful features. Visitor Centre, tearoom and licensed bar.
Pound Corner, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ, Tel: 01728 746475
Award winning farm park set in 35 acres of beautiful Suffolk scenery. We offer a daily activities programme for the children including pony, pony and cart and train rides as well as the opportunity to meet some of our animals.
Station Road, Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 9AD, Tel: 01842 863400
What was once arable farmland is now a thriving wetland, home to elusive bitterns, charming bearded tits, and elegant cranes as well as a host of other wetland wildlife.
Harwich Road, Wrabness, Essex, CO12 5ND, Tel: 01473 328006
Estuarine nature reserve, with adjacent woodland & views over the Stour. Famed for large numbers of waterfowl in winter & a range of breeding woodland birds in summer, including the nightingale. Easy walking distance from Wrabness Station.
Bulls Cross, Enfield, Hertfordshire, EN2 9HG, Tel: 08456 770600
Delve into the beautiful eight acres of Myddelton House Gardens and discover the compelling story of Edward Augustus Bowles, one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, artists and expert botanists.
Stow Estate Trust, Home Farm, Stow Bardolph, Norfolk, PE34 3HT, Tel: 01366 382162
Farm fun for all the family - whatever the weather. Rare breed animals, tea room & gift shop.