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Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk



Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk

With so many activities, great days out, and things to do, Suffolk is a perfect choice for a family holiday. Ride a steam train at Mid-Suffolk Light Railways, enjoy Pleasurewood Hills, spend a day at the beaches of Southwold --these Hotels offer family friendly accommodation for a great Suffolk holiday.

One of the leading Family friendly hotels in Suffolk is The Ickworth Hotel, which is part of the Von Essen Group. The Ickworth is arguably the sparkling gem in the Luxury Family Hotels' crown. Once home to the Hervey family, the East Wing at Ickworth is surrounded by 1800 acres of glorious English Parkland. Ickworth is a successful blend of contemporary style with the traditions of a great country house to benefit all the family. The Hotel offers a renowned warm welcome to families. The supervised Four Bear's Den is open from 10am - 4:45pm followed by tea at 5pm. The Den is a safe haven for babies and young children to play while their parents take a break.



For older children, Ickworth offers their own CLUB/BLU, complete with table football, table tennis and... computer games. Outside there are 101 things to do including: hotel bikes, a huge adventure playground, nature trails and swimming. Also the Hotel is part of the National Trust property, Ickworth House, so you can stroll around the corner to the National Trust and enjoy some of the activities taking place there.

In a quiet, secluded corner of Suffolk, and sitting in four acres of its own garden, the lovely Dower House accommodates 11 exclusive suites. Each one is individually designed creating a unique feeling of space and tranquillity. Whether you're a couple, family or a group of friends, the suites make an ideal base for family breaks in Suffolk.

Wonderful atmosphere, spectacular location, superb hospitality... The Ickworth Hotel and Apartments


On the subject of history, Lavenham is a beautiful medieval town, with timber-framed houses and lots of atmosphere. It is the best preserved medieval village in Britain so if your children are studying history this is the place to bring it to life. The Swan at Lavenham is a great choice for family accommodation as they have family rooms and welcome children. Although this is a timber framed 15th Century Hotel it is robust enough to cope with the most energetic of children!

Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk

A short walk from the River Ore, near Orford Ness and Orford Castle, is the fabulous The Crown and Castle, a 16th century Inn with modern facilities. With an emphasis on friendly customer service and a restaurant using local Suffolk food, this is a perfect choice for a combination of history and family fun. Run by the legendry Hotel Inspector, Ruth Watson, and her husband, you can expect the highest standards.

Inland, towards Constable country is the renowned The Crown Inn in Stoke by Nayland which also has a strong reputation for its food. The Crown Inn has family rooms available, with the beautiful countryside of Dedham Vale nearby making it an excellent base to explore the landscape that inspired one of Suffolk's greatest painters.

Days Inn Haverhill is also conveniently located, this time for Cambridge, Duxford, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, making it a wonderful base for exploring the West of Suffolk area and Cambridge.

Ramada Bury St Edmunds features 67 bedrooms, including singles, doubles, twins, family rooms with interconnecting doors.


Framlingham Crown Hotel with Reubens Bar and Grill is only 5 minutes walk from the English Heritage Framlingham Castle, and only a short way from the coast.

Enjoy the outdoors in Woodbridge and Ufford Park Hotel, Golf, and Spa. With full spa facilities, a large gymnasium, a golf course, and plenty of space to play, there's something for everyone in the family at Ufford Park.



Milsoms Hotel and Restaurant in Dedham offers the best of the Suffolk countryside, as well as family friendly service, including children's menus from their AA rosette award winning menu.

The Bildeston Crown offers family rooms and a children's menu, as well as several great offers and tasting menus for grown ups.



Suffolk Family Friendly Hotels

Southwold is a great place for a family holiday, with scenic villages nearby, stunning coastlines and great beaches. Sutherland House Hotel and Restaurant, Crown Hotel, and The Swan Hotel in Southwold are all great choices if you're looking for rooms for the whole family for a seaside holiday.



Kesgrave Hall (above) loves children--as long as they're well behaved! With great grounds for kids to play on, and fantastic food for the whole family, you can relax the moment you turn into the driveway.



Pleasurewood Hills is a great day out for the kids, and The Carlton Manor Hotel is close by. The Hotel has a children's play area and plenty of outside space, which will keep the kids entertained while you enjoy the superb cuisine during a leisurely lunch or dinner.

So whether it's a historic trek, a trip to the countryside, wild roller coasters at Pleasurewood Hills, or just a simple getaway for the family, there are plenty of Family Friendly Hotels in Suffolk.