Festive Fun in Suffolk

Published: Tuesday 6th Oct 2015

Suffolk sees many visitors arrive for the festivities and we’re sure this year will be no different. With stunning beaches, miles of beautiful countryside, historic towns and picturesque villages, it’s easy to see why Suffolk is a popular place to visit for celebrating Christmas.

With over 400 self-catering properties all ranging in style and size, why not look into booking a Suffolk holiday cottage with Suffolk Secrets for your Christmas? Whether it’s a romantic break away from home, a small family celebrating their first Christmas together, a large family break with Granny and Grandad or a group of friends coming together to celebrate the festivities, we’re sure we can find the perfect cottage for your needs.

Our Suffolk holiday cottages are suitably dressed for the festivities with many also providing a Christmas themed welcome pack on the day of your arrival. For those with an open fire or woodburner you’ll usually receive a starter pack of logs and kindling to light your first fire. So kick off your shoes, sit back and relax with a glass of mulled wine and enjoy your Christmas holiday.

For those needing to nip out and do some last minute Christmas shopping, Suffolk has a fantastic selection of shops for all kinds of gifts. For those staying in the Woodbridge area checking out the Thoroughfare shops is a must. The Happiness Store has a great collection of homewares or if you’re looking for the perfect book Browsers Bookshop is a must-see. In the Aldeburgh area it’s worth visiting Lawson’s Deli for a great selection of local produce - they can even provide holiday cottage welcome hampers to greet you on your arrival. A Southwold shopping trip wouldn’t be the same without visiting the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen Shop. Adnams usually release a range of festive ales and liqueurs in December which make perfect Christmas presents for those who like a winter tipple.

So why escape to Suffolk for Christmas? Suffolk is renowned for its local produce therefore an abundance of restaurants and pubs are always on offer. We have listed below a selection of Suffolk restaurants and hotels serving Christmas Day Lunches –

Southwold and Surrounding Villages

The Swan Hotel, Southwold: £90 per adult, £45 per child.

Aldeburgh and Surrounding Villages

The White Lion Hotel, Aldeburgh: £70 per adult, £30 per child.

Suffolk Coasts and Heaths

The Bell at Sax, Saxmundham: £64.95 per adult, £32.95 per child.

Woodbridge and Surrounding Villages

The Crown, Woodbridge: £95 per person.

The Suffolk Countryside

The Swan Hotel and Spa, Lavenham: £95 per person.

The Shotley Peninsula

The Fludyers Hotel, Felixstowe: £95 per person.

Should you prefer to spend your Christmas Day in your self-catering cottage Suffolk has a fantastic selection of butchers available to do your Christmas food shop such as Mills and Sons in Southwold, Salter and King in Aldeburgh and J R Creasey in Woodbridge which are all popular butcheries, some of which can also deliver within a certain radius.

Selecting your chosen wine for the meal couldn’t be easier when visiting the Adnams Cellar and Kitchen stores as there is always a member of staff on hand to help you with your selection. Adnams also sell Christmas pudding and dessert wine combinations, so no need to think about food pairing! These can also make great Christmas gifts for lovers of all things sweet.

Being a county all about good food there is always a fabulous bakery at your fingertips and there’s no better season than Christmas in which to sample some home baked goods. If you’re thinking mince pies, Christmas cake and panettone, a visit to the Pump Street Bakery in Orford, Two Magpies Bakery in Southwold and Choppings Hill in Aldeburgh can be highly recommended.

We have some ideal self-catering cottages still available to book for Christmas week across the whole of Suffolk. Please note our Christmas changeover day this year is a Tuesday therefore a Christmas stay would begin on Tuesday 22nd December and conclude on Tuesday 29th December 2015. If you would like to browse through our remaining Christmas cottages please click here. You can refine your cottage choice using the left hand side column.

We hope to welcome you to Suffolk for the festivities!