Windmill Lodges offers year round indulgent log cabin holidays which are popular whatever the season. Our log cabins feature four or five star accommodation including cosy coal effect log fires, under floor heating (some log cabins only), luxury beds and inviting hot tubs - the ideal combination for a glorious autumn retreat.
If you are spending your holidays in Suffolk this season, our cabins are set in an idyllic location which offers the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries. You can choose a complete relaxed break and enjoy all the facilities that Windmill Loges have to offer, or combine our luxurious accommodation with a trip out into the countryside. However, for the more adventurous, there are plenty of activities available to take part in on your log cabin holidays.
Here we shall look at some of the things to do in Suffolk during your country break in autumn. We have provided recommended places for nature lovers, adventure activities and up and coming festivals to visit.
Autumn in Suffolk for Nature Lovers
Suffolk is a great destination for nature lovers and what better way to be at one with the countryside, than spending your log cabin holidays with Windmill Lodges? A popular place to visit for bird watchers is the RSPB nature reserve at Minsmere, near Westleton, which is just 15 miles from Windmill Lodges.
Here you can expect to see kingfishers, bearded tits, marsh harriers and bitterns. And watch out for some of the migratory birds - including the odd rare visitor from North America! A popular event in autumn is the spectacular red deer rut. There will be a deer viewpoint staffed at weekends from the end of September to Sunday October 23 where visitors get the chance to see rutting red deer.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns is another great destination to head for during your log cabin holidays. Here you can see these beautiful owls and other birds of prey at first hand. An added attraction is the Meerkat Kastle where feeding sessions take place daily at 11.30 and 3 pm.
Autumn in Suffolk for the more Active
If you are looking for a more active break away, there are plenty of opportunities to get fit during your autumn holiday.
One of the most popular activities is cycle riding. You can hire bikes from the specialist hire centre at Darsham or take along your own bicycle to use during your break. For the really energetic, there is an official 88 mile cycle route which takes between two and four days to complete!
For something different, head to the dry ski slope at Suffolk Ski and Leisure Park, Wherstead, Ipswich, which is open seven days a week. However, if you don’t want to ski, there is a chance to have a go at tobogganing, snowboarding, wall climbing, golf or have a go at high ropes.
Adrenalin junkies may also want to have a go at paint balling at Thetford Forest, which takes about an hour to get to by car. Or closer to home is the Skirmish Paintball Centre, Ipswich. Alternatively, if you have a head for heights, make your way to Thetford, High Lodge, for Go Ape - a spectacular tree top adventure.
Have Fun at the Autumn Festivals in Suffolk
For those of you who want a more relaxed break, there are plenty of festivals taking place across Suffolk this autumn.
For art lovers, the Halesworth Arts Festival is another popular event, taking place from October 8 - 23rd. It gives you the chance to discover more on a host of different art subjects including: painting, film, music and performance theatre. Halesworth is 14 miles from Saxtead and is just under half an hour’s drive from Windmill Lodges.
Other festivals and events include the Framlingham Autumn Arts Festival, held on October 14th - 16th. For avid readers among you, the Southwold literature festival takes place on November 10 - 14th.
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