Fitness & Wellbeing Holidays

Suffolk’s full of the feelgood factor – a few days immersed in our beautiful surroundings are the perfect antidote to all those workaday woes.  Here's how to treat your mind, body and soul during your Suffolk retreat. 

If regular exercise is key to your enjoyment, there are miles of countryside and coastal cycling, walking and running routes on your doorstep. Or, for a one-off experience, how about booking a kayaking adventure? One of our Holiday Extras, Nomad Sea Kayaking offers a range of on-the-water trips to cater for all ages and levels of experience along the River Orwell, or you could opt for a seven-mile nautical adventure that visits a seal colony just off the coast at the county border with Essex. Alternatively, let the wind provide your power during a two-hour sailing experience at Aldeburgh Yacht Club. Founded in 1897, the club has some of the best facilities in the county, and you’ll find a fully-qualified RYA Sailing Instructor waiting to teach you all the basics of boat handling. 

Back on dry land, if you can walk, you can Nordic Walk – so why not have a go with another of our hand-picked Holiday Extras sessions? This whole-body exercise claims benefits including improved posture, gait and co-ordination, plus an increase in calories-burnt of up to 40 per cent more. Book your lesson with a qualified instructor now – poles are supplied and your session can take place Southwold, Aldeburgh or in private woodland in the village of Wilby.For a walk on the wild side, do drop into the RSPB Minsmere reserve, home to some of the UK’s rarest wildlife. Guided walks and birdspotting sessions are among the family-friendly activities on offer here… all a great way to get ‘off grid’ for a few hours!

For another way to stretch out and relax into your holiday, how about a private yoga session? Highly qualified instructor Angie Lee-Foster has a slow and peaceful approach to teaching somatic-based movement, yoga postures, mindfulness and breath work and sessions can be booked for between two and 12 guests. Alternatively, why not invigorate your body and soul through thermal extremes with a Fire and Ice spa experience at Ufford Park Thermal Suite.

Of course, our hand-picked holiday cottages are so nice, you might not want to tear yourself away from them… so how about hiring a hot tub for your stay? Take a look at our self-catering properties which can accommodate one or talk to us about arranging for a visiting spa company to tailor a luxurious pamper treatment package just for you… take a look at our Holiday Extras for details. 

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