Local Attractions

There is so much to see and do on offer close to Croft Farm. No matter what your interests we are sure the Suffolk Coast will have something for you! Outdoor activities, museums, nature reserves, afternoon tea, arts and crafts or even a high adrenaline speed boat ride. We’ve got it all nearby.

Sutton Hoo

This hauntingly beautiful 255 acre estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Once a thriving hub in the time of Anglo-Saxon warrior kings, for some 1,300 years Sutton Hoo faded from memory. Then a curious landowner and a self-taught archaeologist restored it to international fame with a discovery that changed history.





Discover some of the UK’s rarest wildlife and enjoy family-friendly activities at Minsmere. Choose an idyllic walk or head to the coastal lagoons to see an impressive variety of birds, including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. If you’re lucky, you might see an otter around the reedbed pools.



Africa Alive! (Suffolk Wildlife Park)

Explore the sights and sounds of Africa discovering lions, giraffe, meerkats, hunting dogs and many more animals at Africa Alive! The zoo is set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside and also offers the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife as well as a great outdoor adventure play area, restaurants, free car parking, disabled facilities and a gift shop.



Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath is a unique landscape on the Suffolk coast where you can experience a true sense of being at one with nature. Explore a number of footpaths and discover the birds and animals that call Dunwich Heath home. The heath is accessible by foot daily from dawn to dusk. The car park and visitor facilities are open all summer and weekends in the winter months.



Thorpeness meare

A unique attraction and a must visit if staying with us during the Spring or Summer. Thorpeness Meare is an artificially created boating lake with a Peter Pan theme. Tiny islands contain locations found in J M Barrie’s novel including ‘The Pirate’s Lair’ and ‘Wendy’s Island’. The lake is open for row boat hire from Spring through to the end of Summer.

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park is a fun family day out in the Suffolk countryside. The peace of the Deben river valley, together with the stunning Victorian listed buildings and all the fun of the farm animals combine to offer a relaxing family day out.