Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Log Cabin Weekend Breaks in Suffolk - A County Crammed With Things to Do!

Log cabin weekend breaks are a wonderful idea whether you are going as a family, couple or getting away with friends. They are ideal at any time of the year as they refresh the soul, recharge the batteries and give you something to look forward to.

Windmill Lodges is a great destination for log cabin weekend break in the UK, set in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. It is an unspoilt and tranquil site for relaxation and peace and has a real sense of getting away from it all. However there are also plenty of different activities available for families, groups and parties of friends.

For couples looking for a romantic getaway then our Chaffinch lodge is ideal. This four star, one bedroom log cabin, sleeps two people in a beautiful four-poster bed and is perfect for intimate log cabin weekend breaks.

We have a variety of lodges for families to choose from as the majority of our accommodation sleeps six + people and are therefore perfectly suited for log cabin weekend breaks with the children. Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Wagtail and Woodpecker all sleep six with Greenfinch able to accommodate eight.

The ideal lodge for short breaks for slightly smaller groups of friends is our Kingfisher lodge. This luxury five star accommodation is for adults only. It has under floor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms, two patio areas and a decked area too, a fully equipped kitchen, Sky HD TV with the full movies and sports packages and of, course, a hot tub to relax in.

Whichever one of our lodges suits your specific needs, with so much to see and do in Suffolk, you will have a fantastic time whenever you take your self catering holiday with us.

Log Cabin Weekend Breaks - Family Activities in Suffolk

For families wanting log cabin weekend breaks, Suffolk is the ideal county with so much to see and do from the country to the coast. Log cabin weekend breaks with the children make a perfect escape at any time of the year in Suffolk but if you visit in summer then Southwold is the place to head for.

Southwold is a quintessential English seaside town that still has a working lighthouse as one of its main attractions. Tours of the lighthouse are available and make a great treat for the children who love to climb to the very top and look out to sea. The beach makes an ideal day out with all the family, with the iconic beach huts that line the prom and the award-winning pier to visit too. Food and drink are no problem in Southwold, from traditional seaside fish and chips on the front to smart restaurants and friendly cafes in town.

In cooler weather a great day out for the family is the National Trust site at Sutton Hoo. This 255 acre estate looks out over the river Deben near the market town of Woodbridge and is home to an amazing archaeological find of an ancient Anglo-Saxon royal burial site. Educational as well as entertaining, the whole family can walk around the burial mounds, visit the award winning exhibition, be an archeologist for the day with one of their special kits and dig in a custom made trench, fire bows and arrows, come face to face with warriors and really experience ancient history.

All year round, the coastal village of Orford provides lots for the family to do. The village is dominated by the 12th Century castle, which is now looked after by English Heritage, and attracts many visitors throughout the year. The castle is also home to the Orford Museum with exhibits from the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods.  For families who love the great outdoors Orford Ness Nature Reserve has a fascinating array of flora and fauna. Now protected by the National Trust, this nature reserve is known internationally, not only for its importance in wildlife but also for its World War 2 military connections. The remote area was used during the last century for top secret testing by the MOD and this history is very much part of the area. With the guidebook on offer you can explore the area and on the special children's trail there’s the chance to become a spy for the day!

Log Cabin Weekend Breaks - Romantic Activities in Suffolk

Romantic log cabin weekend breaks are a great way for a couple to relax, unwind, forget about the stresses of work and home and re-connect with each other. Suffolk can be a most romantic county with beautiful country and coastal walks for you to stroll along hand in hand, great local food and drink from fine dining to cosy country pubs and pretty market and seaside towns to explore.

One such town is Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. Unlike traditional seaside towns Aldeburgh is very grown up. It doesn’t have any amusement arcades, pier or rides for children. But sitting on the beach eating the world famous fish and chips is a must. The locally caught fish and chips are much sought after with customers queuing around the block at opening time often with a pint of local beer from the nearby pub in hand and even sometimes a bottle of champagne. Aldeburgh does attract the “smart set” with its boutiques, art galleries and restaurants and is the place on the coast to see and be seen. As Aldeburgh was Benjamin Brittan’s home for many years, in June it hosts the Aldeburgh Music Festival. A selection of classical and contemporary concerts are on offer with many taking place in the nearby village of Snape at their beautiful Maltings which has been skilfully converted into a concert hall.

If you would rather not visit Suffolk in high summer, then there is still plenty to do for a couple wanting to potter, relax and enjoy each other’s company. The pretty market town of Woodbridge, just in from the coast, suits cooler weather with its mix of local and modern high street shops, coffee bars and local cafes. There is a cinema here, The Riverside Theatre just right for catching a romantic film before heading off to eat in one of the towns many pubs or restaurants. Just outside Woodbridge are two luxury hotels, Ufford Park and Seckford Hall, that both offer spa day packages, a perfect way to while away some precious time together if the weather isn’t being kind to you outside.

Log Cabin Weekend Breaks - Activities for Groups of Friends

Getting away from it all with friends can be a great experience. Whether you are a party of four, six or eight, log cabin weekend breaks in a group will be a fun, relaxing, sociable time with lots of laughs and fantastic memories to take home.

Activities for groups of friends are well catered for in Suffolk and there is a lot to do for all tastes.

Adnams brewery in Southwold is an internationally renowned company with its heart still very much set in Suffolk. A great activity for friends is an Adnams brewery tours. The hour long tour of the brewery lets you see how their famous beers are made. The tour is followed by a 30 minute tutored beer tasting session, finishing with a visit to the cellar and kitchen store where there’s also an opportunity to taste some of the wines on offer and select a bottle of beer to take home.  Although Southwold is obviously at its busiest in the spring and summer this would be an ideal activity on rainy days or in the autumn and winter as it’s based inside.

For lovers of the outdoors and adventure Go Ape! Is a treetop experience like no other, set in the heart of Thetford Forest. After your initial safety briefing you get into your harness and are free to fly through the trees on the high wires, rope bridges, zip wires and treetop crossings. The course takes around two to three hours to complete. Perfect for the summer months the course does stay open from February to November and very little, apart from high winds, ice and lightening will stop activities. Wet weather makes the course muddy, which can add to the fun and skill of negotiating the obstacles. Once you have completed the course there are walking and cycling trails all through the forest for you to enjoy as a group. Set in 30 acres of Thetford Forest, this is the company’s original site, and won the Suffolk Tourism Awards - Best Tourism Experience for 2011.

If your tastes lean towards something altogether quieter and less hectic then Minsmere Bird Sanctuary run by the RSPB could be just the thing for you and your group of friends. This is a great activity for spring, when the birds are returning from their winter migration and the lighter evenings mean you can spend longer observing them and their movements. Even if you are not a group of dedicated twitchers this is still a fascinating and calming day out for a group where you can learn so much about the local wildlife and take in the stunning scenery. Group bookings must be made in advance and then you will be met on arrival and given an introduction to the reserve. For those new to bird watching and keen to try it, guided walks can be booked and the reserve staff are always on hand to answer questions and point out rare and interesting birds to beginners.

For UK holiday cabins with hot tub, look no further than Windmill Lodges - offering luxury accommodation in the heart of the Suffolk Countryside

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