East Anglia is a good place to start as Suffolk is our home county.

Here you will find lots of ideas of places to stay and visit in and around Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and Essex.

Please feel free to let us know if you discover anything worth a mention.



Campsites really are down to personal preference, depending on what style of holiday you are wanting and who you are traveling with, a good place to start is

 The Croft Campsite

situated in Halesworth,with a real community feel, ‘gathering around the campfire’ setting with family.

Local attractions include Framlingham Castle, Snape Maltings and Laxfield.


Ferry meadows Caravan Club.


Located in a beautiful country park, it boasts a play area, steam trains, fishing lake, cycle and walking trails, ( 60 miles of cycle track in fact ) 2 golf courses, water sports centre.

Situated only 3 miles from Peterborough you will be spoilt for choice of things to do for all the family, other popular attractions include Springsfields Gardens and Sacrewell Farm and country centre.


White House Beach Caravan club,Kessingland, Lowestoft


There is a pitch to suit everyone here, adjacent to the beach or amongst the willow trees and shrubs, although Kessingland is a shingle beach, nearby Lowestoft has a soft sandy beach with lifeguard.

Attractions here include Africa Alive, Pleasure Wood Hills and National trust Norsey Windpump.


Kelling Heath in Holt, Norfolk


Michael Wheatley, fellow dub owner says.. “ we love it here, great for exploring and biking, it has a full size steam train that stops at the site to take you to the seaside at Sheringham”


Set in 300 acres of woodland and rare open heathland in an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the north Norfolk coastlines of Weybourne

Walking and cycling trails, guided walks and events, nature and preservation seems to be the focus here, they even have a red squirrel breeding programme.

Plus a health and fitness club, activities and adventure playgrounds.


Pinewoods Campsite at Wells-next-the-Sea. Norfolk.


Recommended by Michael Wheatley, fellow Dub owner who says.. “ it’s facilities are modern and five mins away from an amazing beach,15 min walk the other way takes you to the town which is idyllic”

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with big open views of marshland, Holkham National Nature Reserve and a wide expanse view back towards Wells town.


Snape Maltings

An arts complex on the banks of the River Alde of Snape, centre of music, independent shops, galleries and eateries, set in re-purposed Victorian buildings.



A small town on the Suffolk coast famous for its award winning beaches and pier.

You’ll find a lighthouse, museums and Adams Brewery. Fish and chips is a must.



This definitely needs a special mention as it’s the first place we stayed and we just love it here!

Surrounded by the heathlands of National trust and a shingle beach, known as the lost city of England.

This is a popular location amongst locals and visitors, brought together with the atmospheric pub The Ship Inn, which serves breakfast, lunch and evening meal, dog friendly.


Hedingham Castle. Halstead

Outdoor theatre and cinema, medieval fairs and jousts, vintage car shows, living history and educational opportunities.


Framlingham Castle, Woodbridge

Set in the market town of Framlingham, (Ed Sheran’s old stomping ground)

Breathtaking views, exhibition, cafe and events. 


Helmingham Hall Gardens. Stowmarket.


This is a spectacular grade 1 listed gardens where you can enjoy a vintage afternoon tea, or take your own picnic while listening to one of many music events held here, inc big swing jazz bands, outdoor cinema, plant and artisan market, vintage car shows and antiques road shows.


Kentwell Hall in Long Melford ( just 3 miles from us )


One of England’s finest Tudor houses with over 30 acres of gardens and grounds, running a variety of events for all the family including re-enactments.

While here be sure to take a stroll down the high street and visit the many antique shops, well known for the TV series ‘Lovejoy’ filmed here in the 80’s /90’s

Be sure to visit The Black Lion Pub situated opposite the hall.


Sandringham Estate. Kings Lynn, Norfolk

The much loved country retreat of her majesty the Queen.

Set in 24 hectares of stunning gardens, hosting events such as food and drink festivals, outdoor cinema and live music such as Jools Holland.


Sudbury water meadows ( just 13 miles from us)

Located on the River Stour near the Suffolk /Essex border, a ‘back to nature’ walk amongst the grazing cattle and graceful swans, you may even be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher!


With outside seating for taking in the views and a roaring fire for those colder days The Mill hotel offers a welcome place for refreshments including afternoon teas, and dogs are welcome too!

Just outside Sudbury in Henny is a riverside pub called The Henny Swan, serving gastro pub favourites with imaginative twists. You can take a boat trip or canoe down river then back for a pint!


Wicken Fen nature reserve Cambridgeshire.

Boardwalk, nature reserve, cafe and visitor centre.


National Trust-Hatfield forest. Hatfield Heath, Essex

Best reserved medieval hunting forest over a thousand acres of varied landscape.


Dedham Vale and Flatford Mill.

A designated area of outstanding natural beauty on the Essex / Suffolk border

Known as Constable Country, made famous by paintings of John Contsable and also Thomas Gainsborough.

Enjoy an afternoon tea, hire a boat, you can walk or cycle in the footsteps of both artists along the ‘Painter’s Trail’ a 60km route.

I can definitely recommend visiting The Sun Inn, located in Dedham high street, delicious food, good service, dog friendly and the cosy lounge area has comfy sofas and a roaring fire.

A short walk up the high street and you’ll find the arts and crafts centre, and a 7.5mile drive will take you to The Beth Chatto gardens.



A quintessential English village that tourists go crazy for it!  noted for its Guildhall,Little hall and 15th Century Church built on the success of the wool trade, it has half timbered medieval cottages and circular walks to enjoy as well as quaint ice cream parlours and tea rooms.

In the medieval period it was among the twenty most wealthiest settlements in England.

The restaurant at The Great House is wonderful for a special occasion meal and if I remember correctly the cheese and wine selection is a connoisseur’s dream come true, go treat yourself!



A city on the River Cam, known for its University, choir and towering gothic chapel, rowing club and punting along the river.

Botanical gardens, museums,art galleries, riverside cafes and bars.



A small town and port on the north Norfolk coast

A very picturesque area with Holkham Bay,, national nature reserve, Holkham Hall, seal watching at Blakeney point, bird sanctuary, alpaca trekking to name a few.

The Globe Inn is a modern pub with local food focus and outdoor dining.


Bury St Edmunds

Apart from all the usual shops, cafes, cinema etc you can wander through the Abbey Gardens, visit the Market, enjoy a coffee at No.5 Angel Street or dine at The Northgate.

A family run vineyard located in Hartest offering tours and events.

Stour Valley Brewery offering tasting tours and a taproom.

Cafe and deli offering all things smoked in Falknham, Ipswich.

Health club and spa set in restored 15th century timber framed barns surrounded by rolling hillside.