Try Something New in 2020

Published: Wednesday 8th Jan 2020

Written by: Cathy Yeoman

So it’s 2020 and top of the list of New Year Resolutions has to be 'More holidays in Suffolk!' And when you get here, why not try something completely different to see, do or discover during your holiday with us. Here we share a little inspiration for your Suffolk 2020 bucket list!

Try something...ACTIVE

Sky-dive your way into 2020 with a visit to Suffolk's parachuting centre at Beccles. UK Parachuting is run by a dedicated team of professional skydiver instructors and offers a range of options including tandom skydives, charity jumps, sunset skydives and much more. It’s a superb way of taking in the Suffolk scenery and such an exhilarating way to spend part of your holiday

Iken Canoe
Photo credit: Iken Canoe

If heights are not your thing, why not spend a day messing about on the river? Iken Canoe is a canoe and kayak hire centre on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh. Explore this stunning stretch of river at your leisure why trying something fun and different.

Try something...CREATIVE

Sour dough
Photo credit: Two Magpies Bakery

Are you a dab hand in the kitchen or aspire to be? If you enjoy cooking or baking, then a course at the Two Magpies Bake School could be a great way to relax and develop a new skill. Learn how to bake sour dough, attend a pizza masterclass or try the Dedicated to Doughnuts course! All of the courses take place at The Two Magpies working bakery and cafe in Darsham, not far from Southwold. 

If you love plants, the Urban Jungle Nursery and Cafe is a truly unique setting in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside filled with beautiful plants and offering delicious food and inspirational workshops and events. Create your own lush landscape or gorgeous garden under glass or try a floral workshop or Macrame workshop - all in a magical, relaxing garden setting.

Try something...CULTURAL

Latitude Festival
Latitude Festival

Find out more about Suffolk’s heritage, history and culture during your 2020 holiday. Discover what it was like to live, work and fight in a real life castle such as Framlingham Castle or Orford Castle, explore the history and mystery of the ancient Royal Burial Ground at Sutton Hoo or if you’re feeling brave, embark on a ghost walk at Languard Fort near Felixstowe. Alternatively, if you love music and the arts, we are spoilt for choice in Suffolk with festivals such as Latitude Festival, First Light, FolkEast and Maui Waui throughout the summer or head to the world-renowned concert hall at Snape Maltings for one of their spectacular events.

Try something...WILD

Try something wild

Protecting our natural environment has become crucial as we enter a new decade. Our charity partner Suffolk Wildlife Trust offers fantastic opportunities to get out into the fresh Suffolk air to learn something new, meet new people and do your bit. Whether it’s spending a few hours helping with some practical conservation work, taking the kids to a wildlife weekend club, taking up bird-watching or simply taking a walk around one of the Trust’s inspiring nature reserves, there’s so much you can do to get close to nature and it has great mental health benefits too. For tips about simple ways to help our wildlife in 2020, read this blog from Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Try something...QUIRKY

For something a little quirky, how about getting together with a group of friends or family and taking on a challenge at The Suffolk Escape Rooms. Situated in the unique location of an original war time Nissen Hut in the Suffolk countryside, your team will need to find hidden clues and solve puzzles to escape the room in just 60 minutes. Have you got what it takes? Find out more here

Where to stay

Suffolk Secrets has over 800 self-catering holiday homes to choose from across our wonderful county. Start your search here and choose the perfect base for your 2020 holiday. Our price guarantee means that you won't find our holiday homes cheaper anywhere else. Happy 2020 and here's to trying something new!

Cathy Yeoman
Cathy Yeoman



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