Magical Minsmere

Minsmere
It has been great to see how popular Minsmere Nature Reserve has become since being thrown into the spotlight as the place for Springwatch in 2014. It really is quite a magical place! As someone who works in the tourism industry, its been great to see the impact this has had in putting Suffolk on the map. If you have seen Minsmere on the telly but not got around to visit, this blog will give yo...
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Open Farm Sunday at Easton Farm Park

tractor ride at easton farm park
Open Farm Sunday was a perfect opportunity for us to take a trip to Easton Farm Park. Its been many years since I last visited so I was keen to see what it had to offer. As you can imagine there were no shortage of animals to see and it was great that they were all within easy reach once through the entrance. Its a great place for children (and big kids who like animals too!) as there was a goo...
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Lots of Surprises at Old Jet Market

Old Jet Market
My trip this weekend to Old Jet Market held lots of surprises, which is why I love living in Suffolk! Old Jet Market is quite unique. Its not necessarily the market itself (which was great by the way), it was more the location that was the biggest surprise for me. This monthly market is held in and around an old aircraft hanger at Bentwaters, an old airfield in Rendlesham. Why I enjoyed my vis...
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A Stroll around the Gardens at Otley Hall

Otley Hall
Otley Hall has been on my list of places to visit for a while now so when I saw that it was opening its gardens to the public on Wednesdays from May to September, I jumped at the chance and visited on their first day of opening! I seem to be developing a new hobby; eating tea and cake in other peoples garden's - but of course I always make sure I'm invited first!! What to Look out for in Otley...
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An Afternoon at Orfordness Lighthouse

Orfordness Lighthouse
I've always loved unusual days out so last year when I discovered that Orfordness Lighthouse was going to have an open day, I  jumped at the chance of exploring this wonderful lighthouse. Let me explain a bit about Orfordness Lighthouse for you, as I feel it is a little bit special to say the least. A landmark on the Suffolk Coast since it was built in 1792, it was decommissioned in 2013 as it ...
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Exploring Bawdsey

View from Bawdsey Quay
On my travels around Suffolk I have often seen the signpost for Bawdsey and wondered what was there. Recently I found out when 'Explore Bawdsey' moved to the top of my list! 3 Things to do When Exploring Bawdsey 1. Enjoy the Views From the Beach Yes Bawdsey has a beach - well a quay to be precise. I wasn't expecting to find lots of sand when I arrived at the Quay so it was a bit of a surprise...
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Touring the National Stud

National Stud
Touring the National Stud in Newmarket has been on my list for a while. They do say the best things are worth the wait and we certainly enjoyed our tour around this amazing place. What to Expect on a Tour of the National Stud We arrived at the National Stud and headed for the coffee shop to check in with our tour guide. With a good selection of food and drink on offer it was ideal place to w...
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Street Art: A Photo Tour

London street art
I love street art and have seen some amazing things on my travels. Its great spotting things that just stop you in your tracks and give you that wow factor. There are a lot of talented people out there and lots of great things to see so keep your eyes open and don't forget to explore all the side streets when you visit somewhere new, they may have lots of hidden surprises! Here is a little phot...
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Why Felixstowe Pier is a Great Place for Some ‘Time Out’!

Felixstowe Pier
Have you been to the new Felixstowe Pier yet? I only really discovered Felixstowe a couple of years ago and like many people, if off to the seaside I would automatically think of places like Aldeburgh and Southwold. Since finding Felixstowe I've not looked back and this is currently my Suffolk destination of choice if looking for a day out by the sea. Visiting Felxistowe Pier is just one of ...
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Peace and Tranquility at Captain’s Wood

Captain's Wood
If you are looking for some peace and tranquility, Captain's Wood is a perfect location. One of several nature reserves looked after by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Captain's Wood is a wonderful place to explore throughout the year. As the seasons change its different each time you visit but what remains the same is the is the peace and quiet. Its a fantastic opportunity to really get back to nature...
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