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Half-term walking holidays in Suffolk

11th May 2010 Print
Family walking holidays

The South and Heart of Suffolk Walking Festival will feature several guided outings for families and children during the late spring half-term from Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June.

Mister Stevenson’s Light Railway on Bank holiday Monday, 31st May follows the route of the ‘Middy’ to discover how to interpret landscape clues. The free 1.5 hour walk starts from 10.30am meeting at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Wetheringsett; entrance into the railway museum and train rides will be charged.

On Tuesday 1st June, there’s a gentle, one mile stroll around Needham Lake with a storyteller narrating weird and wonderful tales on the way, and in the evening at 8pm families can join a walk through the Woodland Trust’s Priestley Wood listening to spooky tales (recommended for children over 10 years).

There’s also a Scavenger Hunt at Thornham Walks on Wednesday afternoon, 2nd June when families can take a gentle afternoon stroll through the woods hunting for a given list of items, while Friday 4th June sees two more outings through magical ancient woodland with the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Pre-booking is recommended for all walks. Some of the family walks are free while for others the price ranges from £1.50 to £3; children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult and dogs on a lead are allowed on some walks. For further information visit

Accommodation is available at the iconic 15th century Swan Hotel at Lavenham at a special rate from £160 per night B&B for two sharing (saving £30 per room),

The South and Heart of Suffolk Walking Festival is organised by Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Councils and sponsored by the Discover Suffolk Project, which aims to encourage local residents and visitors to get out and about in the scenic Suffolk countryside.

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Family walking holidays